• ‘Is your first duty as DPM to arrest me?’, Muhyiddin says he asked Zahid after reshuffle

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed today that after he was axed from Cabinet earlier this week, he placed a call to his successor Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to ask if he would soon be arrested for his criticisms in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy. The Umno deputy president said, however, that Ahmad Zahid, his junior in the ruling party, gave his assurance that there was no such plan. “So I called Zahid, I asked him is it true that I’m going to get arrested.

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  • 'It was weird', says Rooney after Everton return

    Wayne Rooney admitted it felt "weird" putting on the blue shirt of his boyhood club Everton once again in a testimonial match for Goodison Park cult hero Duncan Ferguson on Sunday. Rooney, who started out with the Toffees before being sold to Manchester United in 2004, came off the bench to a standing ovation for the final 15 minutes of the match against Villarreal which the Spanish side won 2-1 before a crowd of almost 35,000. United manager Louis van Gaal will be relieved that Rooney emerged unscathed from his run out with the Old Trafford club's Premier League opener against Tottenham only six days away.

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  • Bobby Brown’s Wife Rushed To Hospital After Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

    Musician Bobby Brown was faced with more heartache after he lay 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina to rest yesterday, with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. According to TMZ reports, mere hours after saying goodbye to his daughter at her funeral, Bobby’s wife, who had given birth to their daughter Bodhi, earlier this month, had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as paramedics rushed to help her. Thankfully, Alicia was able to make a recovery and Bobby is expected to attend Bobbi Kristina’s burial in New Jersey tomorrow.

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Los Angeles Lakers

    The greatest all-time scorer in NBA history, finishing his career with 38,387 points – two-thirds of which were scored in a Laker uniform. Just his Laker points alone would rank him 24th all-time, behind Allen Iverson and ahead of Charles Barkley. Offered a vision of the modern game even while working in comparative obscurity as a Laker in the 1960s.

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  • 'Mission: Impossible' climbs to No. 1, 'Vacation' is a bust

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office. The fifth installment

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  • No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

    A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part was found last Wednesday, handing over bits of what they believe to be wreckage to police. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman who is in France for the analysis of the wing part, told AFP one item "was actually from a domestic ladder.

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  • Rodgers hails 'incredible' Benteke in Liverpool win

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed new signing Christian Benteke after his wonder goal set the Premier League giants on their way to victory at third-tier Swindon Town in their final pre-season friendly on Sunday. $50.7 million dollars) arrival from top-flight rivals Aston Villa last month -- scored a spectacular 20-yard volley just after half-time as Liverpool triumphed 2-1 at the County Ground. "Christian's goal was incredible, whether it was a pre-season friendly or in a league or cup game.

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  • Guan Eng: Deputy minister inciting racial tension with proposal to shut down Chinese papers

    DAP’s Lim Guan Eng today accused an Umno deputy minister of inciting racial tension when he reportedly said he would order the closure of at least two Chinese newspapers if he were in the Home Ministry. The DAP secretary-general also suggested double standards in the deputy minister’s remarks, pointing out that no one else in the administration have ever suggested to shut down Umno-linked publications that publish racially insensitive articles. If he wants to close down Chinese papers for strong racial reporting, perhaps he should do the same with Umno papers as well,” the Penang chief minister said.

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  • Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

    Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a "Bare With Us" rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose. The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police officer for biking topless a week ago. Musician Alysha Brilla said she and her sisters were not wearing shirts while cycling in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 24 when a male police officer drove up beside them and told them to cover up because it is the law.

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  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies in the Indian Ocean around 370 miles east of Madagascar, gained newfound notoriety last week when a beach cleaner stumbled across a barnacled piece of an airplane wing known as a flaperon. The wreckage was flown on Friday to mainland France where experts hope forensic analysis will uncover if it was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished without trace in March 2014 along with 239 passengers and crew.

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  • At Kluang Umno meet, members threaten ‘aggressive’ action if Najib stays silent on 1MDB

    An Umno branch proposed a motion today during the party’s Kluang division meeting here, demanding that Datuk Seri Najib Razak answer the many allegations plaguing his leadership, particularly on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, the 2006 murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu’s and the government’s controversial jet purchase, among others. In the motion titled the “Dato’ Amar Inspiration” that was proposed by the Taman Dato’ Amar Diraja branch, the members also threatened to use more “aggressive and united measures” to make sure party interests are valued over the interests of any individual. “The Umno Taman Dato Amar Diraja branch proposes that Najib as the Umno party president is able to put forth valid answers to debunk all the issues involving him,” the motion read.

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  • Michael Jordan (and kid) bests Jimmy Butler (and kid) at a shooting competition (Video)

    Unless you have a real soft spot for Ben Gordon’s work off the bench on the 2004-05 Bulls (and, hey, we kind of do), Butler is the best shooting guard the Bulls have had since Jordan retired following the 1997-98 season.

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  • Kate Beckinsale: I'm not VB's twin!

    Kate Beckinsale can see the resemblance to Victoria Beckham but says her butt is much bigger. While many are convinced they could be twins, Kate doesn't think they're all that similar. Fans had no complaints about Kate's figure when she starred in the Underworld franchise as the sexy Selene.

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  • Saudi king leaves France, Riviera beach to reopen

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia unexpectedly left the French Riviera on Sunday, local officials said, adding that a beach that had been controversially closed for the royal's holiday would now reopen to the public. Eight days after arriving in southern France for what was billed as a three-week luxury vacation, the monarch boarded a flight from Nice airport to the Moroccan city of Tangiers, Alpes-Maritimes region official Philippe Castanet told AFP. "We can assume that the king has ended his stay at Golfe-Juan," Castanet said, referring to the Cote d'Azur town of Vallauris Golfe-Juan where the monarch's luxury holiday villa is located.

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  • Plane skids off Indonesian runway, three injured and airport closed

    A Citilink plane skidded off a runway in western Indonesia on Sunday, injuring three people and forcing the airport to shut down, according to a transportation ministry official and local media. The Airbus A320 plane was carrying 174 passengers en route from Jakarta to Padang when it bounced off the runway upon landing, transportation ministry spokesman Julius Barata told Reuters. "The plane is blocking the runway, so the airport is still closed," Barata added.

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  • Official: New debris found in Reunion not a plane part

    A senior Malaysian official says that an object found in Reunion has been confirmed as "a domestic ladder" and is not a plane part, amid media reports that a new piece of plane debris was found on the island. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press that a piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis on Sunday morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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  • Iran wants to buy 90 planes a year to renovate fleet

    Iran plans on buying 80 to 90 Airbus and Boeing passenger planes per year until 300 are in place to replace its ageing fleet, media reported Sunday quoting a civil aviation official. Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO) deputy chief Mohammad Khodakarami said the July 14 nuclear deal struck with Western powers lifts a ban preventing Iran from purchasing new planes and spare parts.

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  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts say. The creature weighed a whopping 133 lbs. (60 kilograms), and at 18-feet, 3-inches (5.6 meters), was almost as long as the largest python ever captured in the state of Florida, which was 18-feet, 8-inches long (5.7 meters).

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  • Wenger hails rugged Arsenal, Mourinho impressed

    By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his team’s uncharacteristically rugged display after they beat champions Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday. Wenger denied, however, that he was giving up on his usual attacked-minded approach to football after frustrating many Arsenal fans for years by prioritising stylish play even though it did not produce much silverware. A rare win over Chelsea, in the English season's traditional curtain-raiser, was sealed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's fine goal after 24 minutes.

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  • ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

    ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday. The proposed hotline was discussed during a meeting of senior diplomats from China and ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in Tianjin last week, said foreign department spokesman Charles Jose. The Philippines and fellow ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam have competing claims over the South China Sea along with China and Taiwan.

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