• Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.

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  • World markets extend losses as China falters again

    Global stock markets plunged further on Tuesday as more gloomy evidence emerged of China's economic slowdown, leading to heavy sell-offs in Asia and Europe. Downbeat data showed factory activity in China hit a three-year low, fuelling concern over the health of the world's number two economy. Tokyo stocks tumbled almost four percent as China woes spread, sending major European bourses sliding by around two percent in late morning deals.

    AFP News
  • United hit the panic button with Martial signing

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal promised that there would be no panic signings before the transfer deadline but the recruitment of French forward Anthony Martial appears to be exactly that. Van Gaal has been linked with some of Europe's leading forwards, including Thomas Mueller, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, but he has turned to 19-year-old Martial to boost his threadbare attacking resources though the deal was yet to be officially confirmed by United or Monaco. Captain Wayne Rooney did not have the faintest idea who Martial was and had to turn to team mate Morgan Schneiderlin to get the low-down when news of United's reported bid for the 19-year-old Frenchman broke.

    Reuters
  • Will Umno get another huge donation to win in next polls, asks Dr Mahathir

    Tun Dr Mahathir today asked Umno leaders where they would get another huge donation to win the next general election if they believed Datuk Seri Najib Razak that the RM2.6 billion from a Middle Eastern donor was to help the ruling coalition stay in power at the last polls. In his latest blog posting today, Malaysia's longest serving prime...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Chelsea bid for China's 'Zhangmos' on hold

    Chelsea's potential move for Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng has been put on hold after the two sides failed to reach key agreements ahead of the transfer deadline, an official at the Chinese club said. Liu also stressed Guangzhou's "seriousness" about a deal for the 26-year-old right-back, dubbed "Zhangmos" by fans who compare him to Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos. In a letter to Chelsea's CEO which he posted on his Twitter-style weibo account, he revealed a number of sticking points including over Zhang's work permit.

    AFP News
  • Zahid’s daughter defends remark calling Bersih ‘stupid action’

    The deputy prime minister's daughter, Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid, today defended her earlier criticism against those who attended the Bersih 4 rally, saying that as a Malaysian citizen, she, too, has the right to speak out. In a series of posts on her Instagram account, Nurulhidayah hit out at her detractors, who had slammed her for calling...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • GE2015: Touching moments from Nomination Day

    Amidst the busy-ness of the hour where candidates had to get their papers in order, we spotted these moments that showed friendship and sportsmanlike behaviour:

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Who’s flexing muscles at Malays, asks Guan Eng

    DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today asked former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim how the Chinese could have flexed their muscles at Malays during the Bersih 4 rally last weekend when the community was represented. Lim said there were about 20% Malays out of hundreds of thousands at the rally on Saturday and the number doubled...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Filipino band UP DHARMA DOWN reacts to Singapore’s LETICIA BONGNINO

    Recently, the Singapore Tourism Board engaged a popular indie Filipino band, Up Dharma Down to travel to Singapore to search for inspiration for their latest single, “All the Good Things”. The result is this spiffy music video featuring Singapore’s cityscape: The song has attracted much hype online, both in the Philippines and in Singapore. Beyond

    Alvinology.com
  • SMRT Ltd (Feedback) And The Great Teh Tarik Expose

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve all grown familiar — and familial — with Ahmad, Lup Cheong, Muthu and Pereira, as well as their regular lepak place — the SMRT Ltd (Feedback) page. It was all laughs when various commuters mistook them for an actual complaint platform and got shot back with a The post SMRT Ltd (Feedback) And The Great Teh Tarik Expose appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • Outrage after three journalists killed in Philippines

    Three journalists in the Philippines have been shot dead just days apart, press groups said Tuesday, as they warned of further media bloodshed without serious government action. The nation of 100 million people has long been one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists, with powerful figures able to kill critics in the knowledge they will rarely face punishment. "We call on President Benigno Aquino to give top priority to swiftly resolving these egregious cases," said Shawn Crispin, senior Southeast Asia representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    AFP News
  • PKR wants Putrajaya to come clean on planned RM3b warship purchase

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 ― The federal government needs to explain to the public why Malaysia needs to have two new naval warships with amphibious capabilities, when it could potentially cost...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she's pregnant with identical twins. Mayer says on a posting on her blog that she and her husband are expecting the twin girls in December. "I have some exciting news ...

    Associated Press
  • 16-year-old teenager claims she was molested by her father

    KUCHING: For the past three years, a 16-year-old teenager has been suppressing her fear and agony of being repeatedly molested by her father at their house in Bandar Baru Semariang near here.The school drop-out was forced to keep her misery to herself after she was threatened by her father from exposing his wrongdoings to her mother.The only person in the house who knows about her bereavement was her younger sister, 14, who is sleeping in the same bedroom with her, where the incident would usually take place. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast

    Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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  • The 10 most important things in the world right now

    REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera Participants play on colored powder while … Continued The post The 10 most important things in the world right now appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • 45,000 have registered for VEP smart tags

    JOHOR BARU: About 45,000 foreign-owned vehicles have registered for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) smart tag in the last two weeks. Johor Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said this figure was well below the 500,000 foreign vehicles which were expected to have registered by now in order for them to enter Johor using the radio frequency identification device (RFID) smart tag. "We were informed that the online registration system for the RFID could not accommodate the number of registrations and that it needs to be improved.

    New Straits Times
  • Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch

    Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch on Tuesday as the South Korean tech giant seeks to challenge Apple's global domination in the fast-growing wearable device market. Samsung is hoping the new watch will compete with similar Apple products, after the US company became the top provider of wearable devices worldwide only months after the Apple Watch was unveiled in April. The new smartwatch -- the latest model by Samsung since last November -- will be officially released later this month during the IFA trade fair in Berlin.

    AFP News
  • GE2015: Flower, galloping horse among symbols to be seen on ballot paper

    When Radin Mas and Bukit Batok residents head to the voting booth, they will see a flower symbol and a horse symbol respectively.

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  • 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