• Dr M: Crime to even talk about 1MDB

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today declined to field questions on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), pointedly saying that discussing the controversial firm could land the speaker in jail. Among the casualties were Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was replaced as deputy prime minister in a Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday following an outburst over 1MDB last weekend. Dr Mahathir today also said he has viewed a leaked video of Muhyiddin claiming that Najib admitted to receiving US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) in his personal accounts, but similarly said he could not comment on the matter without inviting the authorities attention.

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  • MH370 search: Chinese and Indonesian items washed ashore on Reunion

    A Chinese water bottle and an Indonesian cleaning product have washed up on Reunion Island, where debris that could be from MH370 was found this week. Experts are preparing to analyse the piece of aircraft, which could be part of a wing from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last year. Malaysian officials are confident the piece is from MH370, as a police helicopter searches the remote Indian Ocean island for more debris.

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  • 'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official

    Investigators are "moving close to solving the mystery of MH370," Malaysia's deputy transport minister said Friday, adding that a piece of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The ill-fated jet, which vanished 16 months ago with 239 people aboard, was a Boeing 777.

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  • Don’t let foreign spin decide Malaysia’s leaders, Najib says as rumours flood Internet

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged Malaysians today not to put their faith in Internet rumours that may have been manipulated by “foreigners” in an attempt to influence the direction of the country’s leadership. Najib did not make any specific reference but Malaysia’s social media scape has been awash this week with rumours of a conspiracy by some senior government officials plotting to topple the current Barisan Nasional (BN) administration through the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy. Not foreigners who manipulate to determine who makes up the government or who they choose to topple,” he said in his speech at a mosque here to Muslim pilgrims who were offered the chance to perform their obligatory haj pilgrimage that will be sponsored by Yayasan 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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  • Kylie Jenner Reveals The Secret Behind Her Curves

    The youngest Kardashnner, Kylie Jenner viciously denied having breast enhancing surgery earlier this year. But the reality TV star has now admitted that her curves aren’t entirely all her own work. Copyright [Instagram/kyliejenner]The teenager admitted

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  • Luggage piece found on French island near possible MH370 debris

    Part of a bag was found Thursday on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion not far from plane debris which has fuelled speculation it may be from missing flight MH370. "The piece of luggage was here since yesterday but nobody really paid attention," said Johnny Begue, a member of a local clean-up association who found the long piece of wreckage believed to be a part of a plane wing. Local air transport police who have been studying the plane debris also picked up the piece of luggage on Thursday.

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  • Who Is The Most Successful Avengers Actor?

    Together as Avengers, Earth’s mightiest heroes form an unstoppable box-office juggernaut: the combined Marvel Cinematic Universe has banked over £5.62 billion around the world since its inception in 2008.

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  • IGP: No need to ask Gani Patail about purported charge sheets against PM

    Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail’s response to purported charge sheets prepared against the prime minister was unnecessary as Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali has denied their authenticity, the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today. Khalid added that the rebuttal by Gani’s successor was sufficient to disprove the legitimacy of the documents published by whistleblower website Sarawak Report two days ago. This morning, PKR legal affairs chief Latheefa Koya insisted that Abdul Gani was the only authority who could vouch for the authenticity or otherwise of the documents.

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  • Main contenders for 2016 Philippines presidency

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino named Interior Minister Manuel Roxas on Friday as the candidate he will support in the May 9, 2016 presidential election. The following are the leading contenders for the post: MANUEL "MAR" ROXAS, 58 A scion of the old, landed rich from the central Philippines' sugar-baron country, US-educated Roxas is a grandson of the country's first post World War II president, who also had the same name. Untainted by corruption, unlike many Filipino politicians, he is a close friend of Aquino and is seen by many as a safe pick to carry the torch of the latter's reformist presidency.

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  • Dwayne Johnson 'Disappointed' Over Hulk Hogan Racism Row

    Dwayne Johnson has spoken of his disappointment over the Hulk Hogan racism row. The Rock, who has known Hogan - real name Terry Bollea - for years on the pro wrestling circuit, made the comments during a panel interview for his new TV comedy series ‘Ballers’. “I’ve known Terry for a lot of years, and my dad helped train him in Florida in the 70s, with my uncles,” Johnson went on.

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  • Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots

    As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms. "Remembering that still makes me tremble," said Chino Kuwashiro, now a tiny 86-year-old with a stooped back. Only about a dozen Nadeshiko women are alive today.

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  • Doyle doing well in Denver, hopes for Ireland call

    Kevin Doyle plans to get one over on compatriot Robbie Keane when the Irish strikers line up against each other in Major League Soccer on Saturday and hopes his move to the United States will boost his chances of an Ireland call-up. Doyle, who arrived at the Rapids from English side Wolves in May, says his new team are getting the best out of him after finally playing him in his favoured central striker role. Colorado are still dead last in the Western Conference but after three straight wins, with Doyle netting the winner in two of them, they have a realistic chance of clawing their way up the table and into a playoff spot.

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  • Focus on 1MDB, not on me, Ambiga says after police questioning

    Government leaders should focus on addressing the many woes facing the country instead of persecuting those who speak up for the people, prominent human rights activist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said today. The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) chief had been called in for police questioning this afternoon under Section 124 of the Penal Code, which covers actions deemed detrimental to parliamentary democracy, for allegedly threatening to overthrow the Najib administration. “The focus should not be on me… they were quick to question me, I want to know whom have the police called in for questioning about 1MDB?” Ambiga told reporters outside the Dang Wangi district police headquarters here, where she had her statement recorded earlier today.

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  • Here are the 2 topics press aren't allowed to ask Tom Cruise about while he promotes the new 'Mission: Impossible'

    According to The Wrap story, Cruise's camp has banned any personal life questions or mention of "Going Clear" in his interviews. An individual who worked closely with Cruise in 2006 on press and appearances told The Wrap that Cruise has been increasingly mum about Scientology over the last ten years.

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  • Fans React As One Direction Drop New Single ‘Drag Me Down’ With No Warning

    We’re 99.9999999% sure you already know by now, but just in case all the excitement, stress and almost physical pain of One Direction dropping new single ‘Drag Me Down’ with ZERO WARNING has clouded your mind, we’ll remind you of the events of the past

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  • Marketing lessons from the durian trade

    Here in Singapore, durians are the rage. Mostly imported from neighbouring Malaysia, it has become a cultural activity to eat and buy a durian anywhere from US$5 to as expensive as US$30. This year, there was a bumper harvest and coupled with the Ramadan season in Malaysia, many durians came travelling to Singapore, in hope of getting eaten by food connoisseurs.

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  • Not All African Pygmy Groups Grow the Same Way

    Not all African people of short stature — often referred to as Pygmies — grow alike, a new study finds. However, other African Pygmy tribes grow differently: In East Africa, the Sua and Efe peoples give birth to smaller-than-average babies.

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  • US pending home sales slip in June

    The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index declined 1.8 percent to 110.3 last month. "We could see a bit of a slowing in the recent upward trend in existing home sales in the coming months," said Derek Lindsey, an analyst at the bank BNP Paribas.

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  • Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

    Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock. The four-planet system had been hiding out in the M-shaped, northern hemisphere constellation Cassiopeia, "just" 21 light years from Earth, a team reported in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Super-Earths have a mass higher than Earth's but are lighter than gas giants like Neptune, Saturn or Jupiter.

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  • Microsoft debuts Windows 10: Why it's being given away free

    Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sway in a world where the PC is no longer king. Microsoft is counting on tens or even hundreds of millions more to download its latest release for free in coming months. While some new models equipped with Windows 10 are available in stores this week, more will hit the market this fall.

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