• Najib secure but Malaysia bruised after global anti-graft group rebuke, say analysts

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will survive Transparency International's (TI) scathing call for answers on the RM2.6 billion in his personal bank accounts, although damage will be done on his image and the nation's as well, analysts said. Putrajaya and its institutions still suffered from a trust deficit and this in the long run, will...

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  • US markets rebound a day after big plunge

    U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering a significant portion of their losses from the day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing ...

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  • Khloé shows off super tiny waist

    Khloé Kardashian has dismissed claims that waist trainers cause damage to internal organs by showing off her impossibly small frame while wearing one.

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  • GE2015: Workers’ Party debunks AHPETC ‘myths’ at first election rally

    Like the title of a popular TV programme, Workers’ Party members were playing the role of “mythbusters” over the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) saga at the party’s first rally before the general election.

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  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

    If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim ...

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  • Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

    By Harro Ten Wolde and Nadine Schimroszik BERLIN (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security. Huawei says it is one of the first smartphones to include a Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press, enabling access to more functions just by pressing harder.

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  • Youths who murdered 14-year-old girl escape gallows

    MUAR: Two youths who were found guilty by the High Court here of murdering a 14-year-old girl in 2010 escaped the gallows, in accordance with provisions under the Child Act 2001. The duo aged 21 and 19, murdered the victim at an oil palm farm at Kampung Parit Ju Darat, Tongkang Pechah, Batu Pahat on Dec 15, 2010.

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  • Jolie ‘uncomfortable’ with UK Royals’ fave charity

    Angelina Jolie is said to have parted ways with The HALO Trust due to the philanthropic organisation’s shady financial dealings.

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  • Shear factor - giant Australian sheep in need of a haircut

    Australian animal welfare officers Wednesday put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just outside the national capital Canberra, by bushwalkers who alerted local RSPCA officers. "It's definitely one of the biggest sheep we've ever seen," said Tammy Ven Dange, head of the RSPCA in the Australian Capital Territory, adding that the as-yet-unnamed animal was "four to five times its normal size".

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  • Ex-Special Branch No. 2 finally receives letter from Bukit Aman

    Former Special Branch deputy director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador has finally received a letter from the Bukit Aman police headquarters, seeking an explanation on why he spoke to the media about his abrupt transfer and on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Hamid received the letter, signed by Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar...

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  • Marked man Martial must find place at Manchester United

    If Anthony Martial felt unsure about the scale of the challenge awaiting him at Manchester United, it will have been made plain by a comment from his new team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin. Addressing journalists at France's training camp, which the 19-year-old Martial had just left in order to sign for United, Schneiderlin said that Wayne Rooney had spoken to him about the club's newest recruit. "Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who this Martial was, because the English press were starting to really talk about it," Schneiderlin said.

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  • Intel's new processors just made the PC exciting again

    Intel's latest generation processors -- codenamed Skylake -- will deliver incredible performance gains, better battery life, superlative graphics and the scope for PC makers to start getting creative in terms of new shapes and form factors when they start appearing in devices later this year.

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  • Ozil's Olympic dream surprises Germany bosses

    Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has said he dreams of helping Germany win Olympic gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016 next year -- much to the surprise of the national side's senior staff. The 26-year-old told magazine Sport Bild "it would be awesome" to help his country win Olympic gold at the 2016 games, two years after helping Germany to victory in the World Cup final at Rio's Maracana Stadium.

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  • GE2015: PM Lee says ‘heart has to be right’ in politics, in first rally

    The opening People’s Action Party (PAP) rally Wednesday (2 September) saw Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and fellow party candidates for Tanjong Pagar Group Representative Constituency (GRC) downplaying efforts by opposition parties to enter Parliament. Speaking to a fiery crowd at Delta Hockey Pitch, PM Lee assured voters that PAP has the best candidates with the correct mindset to lead Singapore.

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  • McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items ...

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  • Businessman escapes death when gunmen fire towards his MPV

    City police Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the 57-year-old businessman was travelling in his multipurpose vehicle when the incident unfolded. "The victim, along with his two bodyguards and a driver were travelling from Kajang towards the city centre.

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  • Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

    An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance. Harris Faulkner sued Hasbro this week over its plastic Harris ...

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  • COMMENTARY – Price caps will ruin hawker heritage

    Social enterprise NTUC Foodfare, which runs the upcoming Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and Market, said it would impose price ceilings on basic meals. Social enterprise NTUC Foodfare, the operator of the 35,000 sq ft hawker centre that is slated to open next year, announced on 13 July that it would impose price ceilings on basic meals.

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  • India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four.

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  • Uber tells drivers to take showers, and this may cost it a key legal battle

    YouTube When you get in an Uber, you … Continued The post Uber tells drivers to take showers, and this may cost it a key legal battle appeared first on Business Insider.

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