• MH370 search: Chinese and Indonesian items washed ashore on Reunion

    A Chinese water bottle and an Indonesian cleaning product have washed up on Reunion Island, where debris that could be from MH370 was found this week. Experts are preparing to analyse the piece of aircraft, which could be part of a wing from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last year. Malaysian officials are confident the piece is from MH370, as a police helicopter searches the remote Indian Ocean island for more debris.

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  • Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand. The fragment may be the first clue to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared last year with 293 people aboard. Massive search efforts have failed to find any sign of the plane, and authorities are analyzing the piece to see if it matches the missing plane.

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  • Dr M: Crime to even talk about 1MDB

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today declined to field questions on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), pointedly saying that discussing the controversial firm could land the speaker in jail. Among the casualties were Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was replaced as deputy prime minister in a Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday following an outburst over 1MDB last weekend. Dr Mahathir today also said he has viewed a leaked video of Muhyiddin claiming that Najib admitted to receiving US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) in his personal accounts, but similarly said he could not comment on the matter without inviting the authorities attention.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Baby News! 

    Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child, a girl. "This will be a new chapter in our lives," Mark began. "We've been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way," Mark said in his emotional post.

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  • Kylie Jenner Reveals The Secret Behind Her Curves

    The youngest Kardashnner, Kylie Jenner viciously denied having breast enhancing surgery earlier this year. But the reality TV star has now admitted that her curves aren’t entirely all her own work. Copyright [Instagram/kyliejenner]The teenager admitted

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  • Liverpool face devilish start to new season

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could find himself under pressure sooner than expected with a host of new signings to bed in and a devilish run of fixtures to kick off the new Premier League campaign. There were rumblings of discontent among supporters after the club finished last season in abject fashion with an embarrassing 6-1 defeat at Stoke City to end a dismal streak that dropped them out of Champions League contention. Rodgers came under heavy fire from a disgruntled fanbase, who questioned his credentials following a third trophyless season at the helm, but he lived to fight another day after an end-of-season review by the club's American owners.

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  • Kit Siang: Only Abdul Gani can clear the air on ‘leaked’ charge sheets on Najib

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 ― Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, who was removed as Attorney-General (AG) earlier this week, is the only person who can say for certain if he was in the final stages of drafting a charge against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said today. Lim said recent denials by the new AG, Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, and the AG’s Chambers of claims that his predecessor was preparing to charge Najib were “grossly inadequate”. “Let Gani appear in public to explain whether there is any basis in the Sarawak Report exclusive about the purported charge sheet against the prime minister for corruption as Gani is still in the legal and judicial service,” Lim said at a news conference here.

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  • Will it ever really be OK for a woman to go topless?

    In 1996, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the conviction of a woman named Gwen Jacobs who’d gone topless on a hot summer day, and since then, regardless of whether or not they’ve (we’ve?) exercised the right, women can totally take their tops off when out. Sadly, as of right now, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a woman who exercises her right to go topless without being subjected to shade and/or side-eye.

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  • Dentist posed for photo with body of Cecil the lion, says hunter

    Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst told AFP Friday he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar. Bronkhurst's client, US dentist Walter Palmer, has gone into hiding amid a global outpouring of anger after he used a bow and arrow to shoot Cecil, a popular draw for tourists at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Bronkhorst also revealed that Palmer, who paid $55,000 for the hunt, had posed for a photograph next to Cecil's body as is normal for trophy hunters.

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  • Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

    The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito's "jewel voice" — muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality — was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's surrender. On Saturday, the Imperial Household Agency released the digital version of the original sound ahead of the 70th anniversary of the speech and the war's end.

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  • X-Men: Apocalypse Teases Archangel’s Metal Wings

    It looks as though ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ director Bryan Singer has given us a brief glimpse of Archangel’s wings… and they look a lot like the comic books.Appearing on Instagram, Singer posted an image of himself clutching a metallic, feather-like object

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  • Man United bank on Schweinsteiger for midfield mongrel

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - The signing of Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich was a massive statement of intent by Manchester United. Not since Roy Keane swaggered round the Old Trafford pitch from 1993-2005 have United had a midfield enforcer with the skill, power and strength of character to run the team. The 31-year-old Schweinsteiger, a World Cup winner and serial trophy accumulator with Bayern, has all the attributes to emulate the charismatic Irishman.

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  • Air India plane forced to turn back after 'rat sighting'

    An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan on Thursday after a "suspected rat sighting" in the cabin. "(The Dreamliner flight) AI 123... returned to Delhi due to (a) suspected rat sighting," an airline official told AFP on condition of anonymity on Friday. An Air India domestic flight was reportedly grounded in May in the northern town of Leh after crew spotted rats scurrying around the plane.

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  • Seven 7-seater cars that aren’t MPVs

    Volvo launched its all-new XC90 here yesterday, and with prices starting at $330,000 it’s not cheap, but it’s the finest car that the Swedish carmaker has ever made. There’s even a 400 horsepower plug-in hybrid version that’s intended for launch in Singapore. The XC90 is something of a comeback car for Volvo, and it wouldn’t be outlandish to say that this car did the same for Mitsubishi.

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  • The Stars of 'The Walking Dead' Grabbed Each Other's Butts and It Was Glorious

    Apparently, stars Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and Melissa McBride (Daryl, Rick, and Carol) were posing outside of the prison from Seasons 3 and 4 when — after a few minutes of uncontrollable giggling — it was discovered that Reedus was trying to hold Lincoln’s hand behind McBride’s back. Lincoln, who always maintains his American accent even on photo shoots, could not keep his composure, and was attempting to swat Reedus’s hand away.

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  • China, Southeast Asia to set up hotline for South China Sea issues

    China and Southeast Asian nations have agreed to set up a foreign ministers' hotline to tackle emergencies in the disputed South China Sea, a senior official of the ASEAN grouping told Reuters on Friday. China claims most of the potentially energy-rich sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, and rejects the rival claims of Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan. With the region having become Asia's biggest potential military flashpoint, the United States has urged claimants to settle differences through talks, saying its Pacific Fleet aims to protect sea lanes critical to U.S. trade.

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  • Former CEO of collapsed Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan: reports

    Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency, Japanese media reports said. The French-born Karpeles, 30, is suspected of falsifying data on the outstanding balance of the exchange, at one point the world's largest hub for trading the digital currency, they added. When it filed for bankruptcy in February 2014, Mt. Gox said 750,000 customer bitcoins and another 100,000 belonging to the exchange were stolen due to a software security flaw.

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  • Here are the 2 topics press aren't allowed to ask Tom Cruise about while he promotes the new 'Mission: Impossible'

    According to The Wrap story, Cruise's camp has banned any personal life questions or mention of "Going Clear" in his interviews. An individual who worked closely with Cruise in 2006 on press and appearances told The Wrap that Cruise has been increasingly mum about Scientology over the last ten years.

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  • Eric Cowell Arrives At X Factor Boot Camp Dressed Just Like His Dad Simon

    Looks like Simon Cowell is passing his dress sense down to his son. One day this will be a very bad thing, but 17-month-old Eric dressing as a middle-aged mini-me is, right now, all kinds of adorable. Simon’s X Factor co-star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini shared the sweet snap of father and son in a golf cart wearing identical outfits on her Instagram.

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  • Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers

    One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said. Alton Harvey, 42, of Hillside, was arrested Wednesday after police traced a white van that was captured on surveillance video pulling up to the bag of cash that the ATM employees forgot outside a business in Mahwah, in northern New Jersey, on Monday. Harvey said he was driving the van and told detectives that a Chevrolet Tahoe was purchased with cash from the bag soon after it was grabbed, Police Chief James Batelli said in a news release.

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