• Headless body of a woman found

    KLUANG: A headless body of a woman was found in the bushes in Kampung Parit Haji Hashim, Simpang Renggam, here at 10.25am yesterday. Kluang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said a member of the public telephoned the police about finding the body, that was only clad in a bra and a piece of cloth.

    New Straits Times
  • China win Asia Basketball title, qualify for Olympics

    China's men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.

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  • Ling’s call for Najib to go will not weaken PM, says Umno minister

    Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik's call for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down will not weaken the prime minister, said an Umno minister today. In a series of tweets using his Twitter handle ‏@mpkotabelud, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the former MCA president had "underestimated" wishes of the...

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  • You're not special any more, Mourinho is told

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - If, as former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, a week is a long time in politics, four and a half months in football clearly represents an eternity. It was only in mid-May that Jose Mourinho's status as the self-styled 'Special One' was rubber-stamped when his Chelsea side finished eight points ahead of their nearest rivals as they romped to the Premier League title. It is early October and already the Londoners have lost six matches in all competitions this season and Mourinho acknowledges his players are going through a crisis of confidence.

  • Malaysia shuts schools as choking smog worsens

    Malaysian authorities on Sunday ordered most of the country's schools shut for two days because of possible health risks posed by the thick haze from Indonesian forest fires. "The haze that is happening is beyond our control," said Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid. Close to half of Malaysia's 52 pollutant monitoring stations around the country registered "unhealthy" air quality on Sunday.

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  • DPM: Three years too long a wait for Indonesia to solve haze problem

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — Indonesia’s plan to resolve the annual haze crisis in three years’ time through measures such as cracking down on open fires in its forests may prove to be too slow, Datuk...

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  • Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who opened fire in an Oregon college shot one classmate after saying he could save her life by begging, and others were killed after being told to crawl across the floor, according to relatives of students in the classroom.

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  • Don’t get upset if China funds parties to oust Umno, says veteran leader

    Umno should not get upset if China donated to Chinese-based parties in Malaysia in order to oppose its rule, veteran party leader Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said today, since the ruling Malay party accepted political donations from foreigners. Sanusi said Umno, which heads the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, had as part of its practice, received...

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  • Haze: 6 areas with very unhealthy API (with video)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Two biggest cities in Malaysia continue to be choked with "very unhealthy" air quality, breaching the 200 Air Pollutant Index (API) as of noon today.Air quality in Selangor was badly affected with Shah Alam (282), Banting (233), Port Klang (237), Petaling Jaya (231).Shah Alam had earlier reached the hazardous level of 308 at 9am.While in Batu Muda, Kuala Lumpur, the API reading was at 245 and 236 for Putrajaya. Air quality in another 24 areas is at unhealthy level of above 100 API readings. ...

    New Straits Times
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  • 'Lust, Caution' star Tang looks for chemistry on the set

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Chinese actress Tang Wei is not obsessed about finding the right role for her future film project.

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  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares and class C shares will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • South Korea: Flying the bullet train from Seoul

    SEOUL: PASSENGERS begin boarding a South Korean high-speed train (called the KTX) minutes before it departs the Seoul station, bound south of the country to Daejeon, enroute to Busan. It took just one hour three minutes to reach Daejeon, South Korea’s fifth largest metropolis with a population of about two million. Located in the centre of the country, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation and is at the crossroads of major routes.

    New Straits Times
  • Schools close for 2 days, except in Kelantan, East Malaysia

    All schools in Malaysia except for Kelantan, Sarawak and Sabah will be closed tomorrow and Tuesday, Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said, due to the worsening smoke conditions. In a brief statement on his Facebook page (pic), Mahdzir said the evening school session for Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor today will commenced as...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Utusan calls for Umno to decide on sacking Saifuddin

    Umno should make up its mind to sack Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, said party mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia, following the former deputy minister's actions in attending an opposition event recently. Although columnist Awang Selamat, a pseudonym for its collective editorial team, did not clearly state his call to sack Saifuddin, nevertheless he felt...

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  • The 'water mafias' that suck Karachi dry

    The moment they saw the city water tanker stop in their neighbourhood, Mohammed and Nayla rushed towards it. In Sadiqabad and other Karachi slums, water barely flows through the pipe meant to supply the shacks packed along the rutted earth lanes. Over recent decades Karachi has expanded in an uncontrolled, unplanned way, booming from 500,000 to 20 million inhabitants in the space of 60 years and sprawling over an area 33 times the size of central Paris.

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  • Russia hits IS in Syria heartland in defiance of West

    Russia bombed the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Saturday and vowed to press its aerial campaign despite criticism from Washington and its allies that the military action is strengthening the jihadists. A long-time staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia began sorties over its ally Wednesday in what it said would be a prolonged bombing campaign against IS and other extremist groups. Senior Moscow military officials said warplanes pounded Syria Saturday after a strike that blew up a command post in Raqa, IS's de facto capital in Syria, taking to 60 the number of sorties carried out so far.

    AFP News
  • Sultan Johor: Progress cannot be achieved if fighting continues

    BATU PAHAT: No country in the world can achieve progress and development if its people are fighting with each other, said Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.He said tolerance, a culture of respecting and helping each other as well as avoiding being vengeful are values that need to be practiced by all parties in the country."Even though we live in a society that are multi-racial and with different religions and customs, we can still live in unity and with a high spirit of tolerance that is practiced by all level of society. ...

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  • Haze: Shah Alam’s API reaches hazardous level

    KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality in Selangor and the capital city continues to worsen as at 9am today, with Shah Alam recording hazardous Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of 308. At 9am today, the Air Pollutant Index reached 308, hitting the hazardous level.Air quality in another 25 areas is at unhealthy level of above 200 API readings.  In Selangor; Banting (249), Port Klang (243), Petaling Jaya (256)  Putrajaya (235) recorded highest API readings. ...

    New Straits Times
  • England coach faces exit after World Cup exit

    England coach Stuart Lancaster apologised and admitted his future is uncertain after Australia inflicted his side's second devastating World Cup defeat in a week. The 33-13 loss at Twickenham on Saturday saw England become the first host nation to exit a World Cup before the knockout stage. Asked if he was considering his position after the loss, Lancaster said: "Yeah, obviously I think I've got to.

    AFP News
  • Missing Orang Asli children cannot survive in jungle, says community leader

    With each passing day, the parents of seven Orang Asli children who disappeared in the jungles of Kelantan more than a month ago are growing in despair over their children's chances of survival in the dense forest. In the second and final part of the series, The Malaysian Insider looks at how changing lifestyles and demands have landed...

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