• Dr M: I was sacked from Umno, but became PM

    PASIR GUDANG, Aug 29 — Amid swirling rumours that his son and Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir may be booted out from Umno soon, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he too had been expelled from...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Asian stocks fall after Fed suggests Sept rate hike possible

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and Japanese factory activity weakened.

    Associated Press
  • Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

    She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post-war era to the digital age. A constant in an ever-changing world, she is at the height of her prestige and "embodies the history of the 20th century", according to historian Kate Williams. The queen has met most of the major figures in recent history, from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Japanese emperor Hirohito and French general turned statesman Charles de Gaulle.

    AFP News
  • GHB says not to blame for lack of Malays in Bersih 4, more on second day

    Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB), or New Hope Moement,  should not be blamed for failing to attract more Malays to join the Bersih 4 rally over the weekend because the movement's struggle is not just for the Malays, but for all races, its vice-chairman Salahudin Ayub said. He admitted that it was true that Umno and PAS – both parties that...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • The Latest: Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

    BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Robben warns Bayern's Costa over his 'circus tricks'

    Arjen Robben has warned his Bayern Munich team-mate Douglas Costa to tone down his 'circus tricks' after the Brazilian's audacious heel flick in their Bundesliga win over Bayer Leverkusen. Costa lobbed the ball over Leverkusen's Germany under-20 midfielder Julian Brandt with a deft flick of his back heel in the 81st minute of Bayern's 3-0 win at the Allianz Arena, which caused a stir after the match. Robben, the new captain of the Netherlands, said the Brazil winger should restrain his skills in future matches.

    AFP News
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

    Associated Press
  • Shanghai leads Asia stocks down, further volatility tipped

    Chinese stocks tumbled again on Monday, leading Asian bourses lower as uncertainty over US interest rates revived fears of a broader global economic slowdown that has rocked financial markets. The rebound came after Beijing cut the cost of borrowing -- its fifth interest rate reduction since November -- in a bid to pump up the country's economy, which is a key driver of global growth. The extreme swings in China -- which has seen Shanghai lose about 40 percent since hitting a June 12 high -- have fuelled concerns that Beijing is struggling to get a grip on its economic slowdown.

    AFP News
  • Young, groundbreaking 'Les Miserables' actor dies

    Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first black man and youngest to play Jean Valjean in Broadway's "Les Miserables," died in New York, the production and local reports said. The 21-year-old made his Broadway debut at the end of July after being an understudy as the protagonist of the long-running show. "The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic -- and history -- in his Broadway debut," the show said in a statement.

    AFP Relax
  • Airport fashion of Apink's Cho Rong becoming a hot issue

    Airport fashion of Apink's Cho Rong is becoming a hot issue.On August 28th, ...

    STAR N News
  • Why Bersih 4 matters more in East Malaysia than in KL

    In East Malaysia, where electoral fraud and abuse are “normal”, the numbers in a Bersih rally matter, even if crowds in Sarawak and Sabah are a tiny fraction of the hordes that choked Kuala Lumpur over the weekend, said rally organisers and analysts. They matter, said the organisers and analysts, simply because the people who have suffered the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Growing up as Tunku’s son

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 30 — From his days as a child, Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman was often advised by his famous father to be a responsible man and to stand up for his principles.  “I was also advised...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'Unbelievable' Swansea becoming Premier League force, says Monk

    By Tom Hayward LONDON (Reuters) - Swansea City are becoming a force in the Premier League after maintaining their unbeaten start with am impressive come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Manchester United, manager Garry Monk said. Sunday's win was Swansea's third in a row against United and extended an excellent start to the season which began with an opening-day draw at champions Chelsea. "We're a good team," Monk told Sky Sports.

  • Bersih 4: German tourists caught by surprise

    KUALA LUMPUR: The rally today took at least two people by surprise - a German couple who called it a hassle. The couple, who only wanted to be known as Alexandra and Humel, were unaware that Bersih 4 was going on today. Alexandra said she had read about the rally but did not know it was happening today.

    New Straits Times
  • Pictures of Merdeka celebrations

    It is a big day for Malaysians today, celebrating the country’s 58th Independence Day.Thousands has thronged to Dataran Merdeka this morning to celebrate the joyful and memorable occasion for the nation.Yang diPertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajjah Haminah Hamidun accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the Merdeka Parade 2015 at Dataran Merdeka. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Adele ‘offered millions per week for shows’

    Throat surgery and caring for a child has Adele rethinking options regarding performances ahead of her rumoured album release in November.

    Cover Media
  • Hong Kong diamond thief swapped stone for fake: police

    A thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewellery store in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, as the city wrestles with an uptick in shop theft. The diamond, valued at around HK$1.7 million ($219,000), was taken by a man in his 30s on Friday from a store in Hong Kong's Central financial district, police said. "From CCTV footage, it was found that a man posing as a customer arrived at the shop and picked out one of the items and then was suspected to have swapped the diamond with a fake," a police statement said.

    AFP News
  • Momentous night for Johoreans

    JOHOR BARU: It was a momentous Merdeka Eve 2015 celebration at Dataran Bandaraya here with 5,000 Johoreans thronging the square to celebrate the state-level Merdeka Day countdown last night.As the clock struck midnight at the square clock tower, shouts of "Merdeka!" filled the entire square.Flag march before the start of Merdeka Eve 2015 celebration at Dataran Bandaraya Johor Baru. Pix by Mohd Azren JamaludinJohor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin arrived at the Dataran Bandaraya at 10. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Oil prices dip in Asia after huge rally

    Oil prices fell in Asia Monday, coming under pressure as dealers took profits from huge gains in the previous session and tried to gauge the outlook for the US economy and its taste for crude. US benchmark ...

  • Journalist 'confesses' to causing China market chaos: state media

    A financial journalist has "confessed" to causing "panic and disorder" on China's stock market and inflicting "huge losses on the country", state media reported on Sunday. Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with Caijing magazine, was detained by Chinese authorities following China's recent stock market crash. Wang was held for fabricating and spreading fake information on securities and futures market, according to Xinhua, a state-run news agency.

    AFP News