• In snide rebuttal, Muhyiddin mocks ‘arrogant’ Umno man for saying ‘tomorrow is not election day’

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin scoffed today at an Umno man’s response to his warning that the party could lose the federal polls, saying the leader’s assertion that “tomorrow is not election day” clearly indicated the latter had misunderstood his remarks. “There is an arrogant person holding a position in the party (and) the government who said tomorrow is not the election day. Muhyiddin was likely referring to Datuk Ahmad Maslan, the newly-appointed deputy minister of international trade and industry who had pointed out on Wednesday that there was no way of predicting Barisan Nasional’s (BN) performance in the next federal polls as the election was not “tomorrow”.

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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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  • 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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  • Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning.

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  • Bobby Brown's sister vows family feud is just beginning

    Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown. A frustrated Leolah Brown walked out of the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta on Saturday and spoke to reporters gathered outside. "I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave," Leolah Brown told reporters outside the church.

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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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  • Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for 'breast assault'

    Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast. The crowd chanted "Breasts are not weapons -- give back our breast freedom" and "Shame on police" as a representative handed in a petition letter to a police officer. Thirty-year-old Ng Lai-ying was sentenced on Thursday for "assaulting a police officer" during a chaotic protest against mainland Chinese cross-border traders in March.

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  • Prince William & Queen Elizabeth Look Regal in Newly Released Portraits

    New portraits that will be featured in an exhibition at London art gallery Eleven have just been released, and the glossy images are pretty magnificent. Queen Elizabeth and Prince William are just two of the Queen's people who posed for the majestic series, which will most likely make you feel jealous that you weren't born into this kind of kingdom.

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  • Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    It's not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation. Hurt by comments about her family and moved by the death of a close friend and idol, Rousey got off to a quick start and knocked out home-crowd favorite Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night. It was yet another impressive performance by Rousey, who improved to 12-0 in her incredible MMA career.

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  • MH370 clues mount as wreckage identified as Boeing 777

    Malaysian authorities confirmed Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP.

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  • Chiang statues become targets as Taiwan confronts history

    Statues of Taiwan's former ruler Chiang Kai-shek have been increasingly targeted as the island confronts its authoritarian past. Despite splitting after a civil war, China considers the island as a part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary. Fears over increased Chinese influence have grown since 2008 under President Ma Ying-jeou's KMT government, which has forged a rapprochement with Beijing.

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  • Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Wenger

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho has played down the significance of Sunday's clash with Arsenal in the Community Shield showpiece at Wembley but a chance to strike an early blow against old adversary Arsene Wenger will prove irresistible. The traditional curtain-raiser for the new English season sees Mourinho's Premier League champions take on FA Cup winners Arsenal and it should offer plenty of clues as to what awaits both clubs over the next nine months. Wenger, who signed Chelsea's stalwart goalkeeper Petr Cech in the summer, believes his squad is now as strong as the 2003-04 Invincibles who went through the season undefeated to claim Arsenal's last Premier League title.

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  • The Love Story Of Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

    The social networking king Mark Zuckerberg etched a name for himself with Facebook, right on the day when he launched it from his dormitory. This was not a typical Mark Zuckerberg meeting, which would affect millions on the Internet. Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, a sophomore from Boston, at a party hosted by Mark’s fraternity in 2003.

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  • He Took Advantage Of A Drunk Girl & Thought His Life Would Just Move On #ShortFilm

    This article He Took Advantage Of A Drunk Girl & Thought His Life Would Just Move On originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. He thought it was just another job, but he thought wrong. While servicing a client — a drunk girl — this driver tries to take care

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  • 'Sensational find' reveals passion of one of history's great affairs

    "Please forgive me for what I've done, I could not resist love" -- these are the final dramatic words of Baroness Mary Vetsera, whose farewell letters were discovered in a bank vault in Vienna 126 years after she famously committed suicide with Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, experts announced Friday. Hailing the find as "sensational", the Austrian National Library (ONB) said bank employees had stumbled across the precious documents during a clear-out of the archives. "An unknown person deposited a leather-bound folder containing numerous personal documents, letters and photographs of the Vetsera family, including the farewell letters of Mary Vetsera from 1889," the ONB said in a statement.

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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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  • Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech

    The master recording of Emperor Hirohito's speech announcing Japan's World War II surrender has been brought back to life in digital form ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. The Imperial Household Agency on Saturday released the original audio from the vinyl master records of Hirohito's radio broadcast on August 15, 1945. The four-and-a-half minute speech, which was digitally remastered by the agency, has been made available to the public on the agency's website: www.kunaicho.go.jp Background noise can still be heard in the new version but an agency official was quoted by the Yomiuri Shimbun as saying: "The voice pitch and intonation reflected the emperor's natural atmosphere and was close to his real voice." In the speech the emperor announced the nation's acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration, which demanded Japan's unconditional surrender, pledging "to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable".

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  • Bin Laden's half sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash - Arabiya

    A sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 with four people on board including its Jordanian pilot was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a car auction site, the Dubai-based news channel reported on its website. It identified the three passengers as Sana' Mohamed bin Laden, her husband Zuhair Hashem and Sana's mother, Raja' Hashem.

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  • Cops raid MACC office, seize documents, prosecutor’s laptop

    The police tonight seized the laptop and documents of a deputy public prosecutor (DPP) involved in a corruption probe on a former subsidiary of state-owned firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a source said. According to a source in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the police first searched DPP Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi’s house at 7pm. They then moved their raid at 8pm to Ahmad Sazilee’s room at the MACC’s Special Operations Division office, the source told Malay Mail Online.

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  • As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young

    On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the "black rain" of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later. In a government-organized program in the western Tokyo suburb of Kunitachi, 20 trainees ranging from their 20s to their 70s are studying wartime history, taking public speech lessons from a TV anchor and hearing stories from Katsura and another Kunitachi resident who survived Hiroshima. Time is limited and we must hurry," said Terumi Tanaka, the 83-year-old head of a national group, the Tokyo-based Japan Confederation of A and H Bomb Sufferers' Organizations.

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