• Dr Mahathir the only Malay warrior to lead charge against Najib, says former minister

    The only way to remove Datuk Seri Najib Razak from power is to mobilise the nation behind Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is the only Malay leader willing to take on the prime minister, former Umno minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said. In the text of his speech delivered to a gathering at the Royal Selangor Club and posted on his blog, Zaid, once a...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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.

    Cover Media
  • Indian man injured by police testifies against officer

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (AP) — An Indian man left partially paralyzed when he was slammed to the ground during a police stop in Alabama testified Wednesday that he'd been in the state only about a week when he was confronted by officers investigating a call about a suspicious person.

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  • Malaysia's RHB says it offers voluntary exit scheme to employees

    RHB Banking Group, Malaysia's fourth-biggest bank by assets, said on Wednesday it is offering a voluntary exit option to all permanent employees in Malaysia, in a bid to improve productivity. Fitch Ratings said there was a risk Malaysia's credit rating could be downgraded should the Southeast Asia nation's currency and economy continue to deteriorate.

    Reuters
  • 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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  • 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".

    AFP News
  • 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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  • Broken lavatories force MAS flight MH19 to land in Chennai

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said one of its jets made an unscheduled landing in India on Thursday due to broken lavatories while flying the same route as flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last year. A spokeswoman said MH19 – the new flight code after “MH17” was retired following the tragedy – landed in Chennai on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. It was to land in Kuala Lumpur later Thursday morning.

    New Straits Times
  • GE2015: Then & Now: The faces of GE2011 and this GE

    Then: She was one of the youngest and most controversial personalities at the 2011 elections. The former Ernst & Young associate was accused of getting into politics through connections (her husband Ng How Yue who was the former Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong). Another oft-heard criticism: That Tin was riding on the wave of support for Goh.

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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.

    Reuters
  • Former Chinese president at war parade amid infighting rumours

    Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin appeared in public on Thursday at a military parade marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in Asia, after rumours of destabilising infighting in the ruling Communist Party. Jiang stepped down as party chief in 2002 and state president in 2003 but remained head of the military for another year after stacking the Politburo, one of the party's elite ruling bodies, with his people. Rumours periodically circulate in leadership and diplomatic circles about Jiang, especially about arguments between him and President Xi Jinping over policy, which, with China's political system being as opaque and secretive as it is, are impossible to verify.

    Reuters
  • Lawmakers deny they were making out in car at Minnesota park

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota lawmakers accused of making out in a car at a regional park say a park ranger made up the story.

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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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  • Mayweather ready to hang up gloves as 'the best ever'

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as 'The Best Ever', when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defence against fellow American Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely expected, he would match the 49-0 record of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano but says he would not be tempted to come out of retirement for a 50th fight.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    New Straits Times
  • Obama's fish tale: salmon spawning on his shoes

    DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) — This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes.

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  • Comex 2015 preview: Deals and activities for everyone

    Updated on Aug 28, 3:45pm: Added Acer and Axtro Sports. Updated on Aug 31, 11:15pm: Added QNAP, Synology, Hiti, Foscam, ASUS, Laut, Fiio, Treoo. Updated on Sep 2, 9am: Added CM Storm and Maka. 11am: Added D-Link. Updated on Sep 3: Added Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Garmin, Samsung, Sony, TomTom.

    HardwareZone
  • Impact of China slowdown larger than expected: IMF

    China's economic slowdown is having a broader impact on the global economy than originally expected, especially on emerging markets, the International Monetary Fund said late on Wednesday. In a report for Group of 20 finance chiefs meeting this week in Ankara, the IMF said the turmoil in China and other factors like capital flow reversals were increasing the risks to economic growth around the world. It warned that advanced and emerging economies need to continue to support demand with reforms and investment to ensure that the turbulence in markets and China's troubles do not stall economic activity in the rest of the world.

    AFP News
  • Work on KL-Singapore high-speed rail to be awarded by 2017

    Malaysia plans to dish out work packages for the multi-billion ringgit Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project by 2017 at the earliest, with completion set for 2022. “It is estimated that work on the project would take about five years to complete, and if we calculate the duration backwards, the work packages should be awarded by...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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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