• Late Saudi king’s son is RM2.6 billion donor, reveals A-G

    A son of late King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Saud was the person who donated RM2.6 billion to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, said Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali as quoted by Sinchew Daily in an exclusive interview today. Apandi however did not disclose the identity of the donor. The late Saudi king, who died in January last year, had nine...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Liverpool collapse nothing to do with protest, says coach

    A mass protest by fans over ticket prices was not responsible for Liverpool's collapse as they allowed Sunderland to fight back to snatch a 2-2 Premier League draw on Saturday, said assistant coach Pep Lijnders. Development coach Lijnders, among those taking charge of first-team duties while manager Juergen Klopp was undergoing an appendix operation, watched ninth-placed Liverpool concede twice in the last eight minutes after the walkout. Goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana had put Liverpool in control before Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe replied for relegation-haunted Sunderland.

    Reuters
  • Leicester champions? 'Why not?' says Ranieri

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri could no longer deny his side's Premier League title aspirations after they stunned Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Ranieri has consistently played down Leicester's title chances, but after seeing his team outclass their nearest rivals to move six points clear at the league summit, he admitted that they are very much in contention. Why not?" the experienced Italian, whose side visit Arsenal next weekend, told BT Sport.

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  • Seriously? That Ancient Greek Statue Does Not Depict a Laptop

    There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue. The theory, proposed by the anonymous YouTube user StillSpeakingOut, ventures that the ancient Oracle of Delphi may have foreseen the invention of laptops, and told people about it. "Just so we are clear, I'm not saying that this relief was depicting an ancient laptop computer," StillSpeakingOut said in the 100-second-long video.

    LiveScience.com
  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.

    Associated Press
  • Swiss request for help in 1MDB probe sent to Wisma Putra

    The Office of the Attorney-General of Switzerland (OAG) has delivered a request to the Malaysian Foreign Affairs Ministry for mutual legal assistance on its criminal proceedings into state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). OAG spokesperson Nathalie Guth said in an email response to The Malaysian Insider that the request was...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat.

    Associated Press
  • Survivors tell of quake horror in Taiwan

    More than 250 people have been rescued from the Wei-kuan apartment complex in the southern city of Tainan since the quake hit at 4:00 am Saturday, killing 14 people and toppling four blocks of around 100 homes in total. "(When the quake hit) I slid down from my bed and was trapped between the bed and a closet," resident Su Yi-ming, 48, told AFP. "My mind went blank when the quake struck, it shook violently and the house just came down.

    AFP News
  • Get real, Vision 2020 not possible, minister tells Dr Mahathir

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must face reality and realise that Vision 2020 is no longer achievable, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak. He said this in response to Dr Mahathir's remark on his blog yesterday, where the former prime minister said Malaysia was no longer admired as it was before and that no one...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Torres reaches century, Atletico keep pressure on Barca

    Fernando Torres scored his 100th Atletico Madrid goal as Los Rojiblancos came from behind to move level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga thanks to a 3-1 win over Eibar on Saturday. Central defensive pairing Jose Maria Gimenez and Saul Niguez headed home corners after Keko had fired Eibar into a shock lead just after half-time before Torres ended a five-month goal drought in stoppage time. Atletico's first win in five games opens up a four-point lead over third-placed Real Madrid, who are also in action on Sunday away at Granada.

    AFP News
  • The New 'Deadpool' Movie Will Make You Want To Cuss

    "Deadpool," the new R-rated superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, very much wants to be edgy and different. Does It succeed?

    UPROXX
  • The flyers most likely to be a member of the Mile High Club and lie about being single are

    The results of a new travel survey released ahead of Valentine’s Day reveals a few golden nuggets on American behavior, including the fact that 11 percent of travelers have pretended to be single while on the road, and that the highest percentage of members in the Mile High Club can be found in the 65-plus set. The fantasy of getting their rocks off at 35,000 feet is also stronger among men, with 43 percent of male respondents expressing interest, compared to half that percentage of women.

    AFP Relax
  • Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

    There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide. The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, ...

    Associated Press
  • Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end has begun for a downtown bridge that played a supporting role in many Hollywood chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los Angeles River.

    Associated Press
  • Doctor gets 30 to life after painkiller overdose deaths

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians across the country.

    Associated Press
  • Chinese New Year: Restaurants and eateries open during the public holidays

    It can be such a buzzkill to find your favourite eatery closed during the Lunar New Year. But don’t fret; here’s a handy list of some of the dining options that will be open during the public holidays.

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  • Stephen Chow apologises for cancelling event

    The director releases a statement explaining the reason for cancelling a fan meeting in Xi'an

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  • North Korea rocket launch window opens

    A one-week window opened Sunday for North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket -- widely-condemned by the international community as a disguised ballistic missile test linked to its nuclear weapons programme. Signs that a launch was imminent were confirmed when Pyongyang on Saturday shortened and brought forward the launch window it had declared to UN agencies. The rocket, carrying an earth observation satellite, will now blast off between February 7-14 -- instead of the previous schedule of February 8-25.

    AFP News
  • Bhutan's royal couple announce birth of baby prince

    Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered. The newest royal, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, was safely delivered at Lingkana Palace in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu on February 5, the royal media office said. "Their majesties and members of the royal family are filled with profound joy on the birth of His Royal Highness," it said in a statement.

    AFP News
  • Chelsea's Hazard reveals Mourinho apology

    Eden Hazard sent a text message to Jose Mourinho after his sacking to apologise for his poor form, the Chelsea winger revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Saturday. "I sent him the message to say I was sorry he had gone and ... well ... just that I was sorry," Hazard told The Guardian. "We'd enjoyed all that success together last season, but this time round we hadn't." Hazard, 25, swept the board in last season's player of the year awards after Chelsea won a Premier League and League Cup double.

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