• Malaysians urged to sign petition to reopen probe against Najib

    One million Malaysians have been invited to sign a petition requesting the Agong and Conference of Rulers to assist in reopening investigations into the funds transferred to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's private accounts. They have also been invited to "like" a Facebook page called "1Juta Desak Buka Kembali Siasatan Terhadap Najib...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Mukhriz pleads with rulers to call up 1MDB investigators

    Former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has pleaded with the Conference of Rulers to order various agencies investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to report to them on the outcome of their probe. "Ahead of the Conference of Rulers' meeting that will be held on February 17 and 18, with all due respect, I plead to your...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Philippine mayor shot in pre-election ambush

    A Philippine town mayor was shot and wounded in an ambush in the conflict-wracked south on Sunday, two days before the official campaign for general elections in May kick off, police said. A gunman riding a motorcycle opened fire on Mayor Jasper Que as he drove with his two bodyguards in the port city of Zamboanga at around 9 am, city police spokeswoman Senior Inspector Helen Galvez told AFP. The mayor is a member of President Benigno Aquino's Liberal Party.

    AFP News
  • China foreign exchange reserves fell almost $100 bn in January: Bloomberg

    China's foreign exchange reserves have fallen to their lowest level since 2012, reports said Sunday, as Beijing sells dollars to prevent the yuan from depreciating further. The world's largest currency hoard shrank by $99.5 billion in January to some $3.2 trillion, Bloomberg News cited the People's Bank of China as saying. Worries about China's economy have pushed the yuan to a five-year low, with foreign exchange reserves seeing their first-ever annual decline last year as Beijing tried to prevent a more drastic devaluation.

    AFP News
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S

    By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbours and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and it was making a polar orbit of Earth every 94 minutes.

    Reuters
  • Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a pilot who was involved in a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles says he believes she did not survive the accident.

    Associated Press
  • Dr M powerless in Umno, analysts say after Kedah crisis

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s unceremonious removal from the Kedah mentri besar post shows that his father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the man who once ruled Malaysia for 22...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Klopp surgery, 10,000-strong mutiny leave Reds rocking

    Liverpool shrugged off the embarrassing spectacle of over 10,000 protesting fans walking out of Anfield on Saturday as Sunderland battled back for a 2-2 draw. On the day that coach Jurgen Klopp was forced to miss the match to have his appendix removed, Liverpool suffered more acute pain as they surrendered a two-goal lead just after around a quarter of the 44,000 fans inside the ground stormed out in a row over ticket prices. "The players were not affected (by the walkout)," insisted Liverpool's development coach Pepijn Lijnders who faced the media in the absence of Klopp.

    AFP News
  • The New 'Deadpool' Movie Will Make You Want To Cuss

    "Deadpool," the new R-rated superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, very much wants to be edgy and different. Does It succeed?

    UPROXX
  • Be like the agile and nimble monkey: PM Lee

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged Singaporeans to continue helping one another along, even as he acknowledged an uncertain economic outlook in his Lunar New Year message.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Doctor gets 30 to life after painkiller overdose deaths

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians across the country.

    Associated Press
  • Seriously? That Ancient Greek Statue Does Not Depict a Laptop

    There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue. The theory, proposed by the anonymous YouTube user StillSpeakingOut, ventures that the ancient Oracle of Delphi may have foreseen the invention of laptops, and told people about it. "Just so we are clear, I'm not saying that this relief was depicting an ancient laptop computer," StillSpeakingOut said in the 100-second-long video.

    LiveScience.com
  • NBA: Warriors rally to beat hard-charging Thunder

    Klay Thompson rattled in a clutch three pointer with 1:40 left as the Golden State Warriors won their ninth straight with a 116-108 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. The Thunder made Golden State work for the victory as the Warriors led by 20 points at one stage then had to come-from-behind to erase a nine-point Oklahoma City lead. Golden State improved to 46-4 and tie the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers for the best 50-game start in league history.

    AFP News
  • A-G keen to protect wrongdoers and punish whistle-blowers, says group

    The attorney-general’s (A-G) proposal that harsher penalties be imposed on those who leaked secrets appears to be an attempt to protect those who committed wrongdoing, said National Oversight and Whistle-blowers (NOW). The centre’s director, Akmal Nasir, said people risked coming forward with official secrets because they wanted those who...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

    There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide. The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, ...

    Associated Press
  • Manchester United hold talks with Mourinho -- reports

    Jose Mourinho's representatives have held talks with Manchester United about replacing Louis van Gaal as manager of the Premier League club, according to reports on Friday. Mourinho has been strongly linked with the Old Trafford post since being sacked by Chelsea in December and the BBC and Manchester Evening News claim discussions have started with a view to the Portuguese coach taking over at the end of this season. Van Gaal has endured stinging criticism from former United players and the club's fans for his conversative tactics, with reports suggesting he was twice talked out of quitting by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward earlier this term.

    AFP News
  • Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end has begun for a downtown bridge that played a supporting role in many Hollywood chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los Angeles River.

    Associated Press
  • Elizabeth Hurley: 'Losing weight is hard'

    Elizabeth Hurley feels naked without the diamonds she wears on TV show The Royals.

    Cover Media
  • Swiss request for help in 1MDB probe sent to Wisma Putra

    The Office of the Attorney-General of Switzerland (OAG) has delivered a request to the Malaysian Foreign Affairs Ministry for mutual legal assistance on its criminal proceedings into state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). OAG spokesperson Nathalie Guth said in an email response to The Malaysian Insider that the request was...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • More pulled out alive after Taiwan quake, about 120 people still trapped

    By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescuers in Taiwan pulled more people alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday, a day after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in the ruins of the building.

    Reuters