• GE2015: Workers’ Party slams PAP’s “arrogant power”

    The Workers’ Party (WP) has hit out at the pervasive influence of the People’s Action Party (PAP) due to its dominance at a packed rally for the Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) on Thursday (Sep 3). Leveling the criticisms at the ruling party, chairman Sylvia Lim said “power has made the PAP more and more arrogant”.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • 60,000 Antelopes Died in 4 Days — And No One Knows Why

    When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground. "But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed," Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science. But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died.

  • France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

    French prosecutors confirmed Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began. "It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370," Paris prosecutors said in a statement, confirming claims made by Malaysia's prime minister last month. The disappearance turned into one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation, sparking a colossal hunt in the Indian Ocean based on satellite data which hinted at MH370's possible path.

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  • Goal glut as Bhutan, Malaysia suffer

    Qatar recorded their biggest victory in international football when they eased past tiny Bhutan 15-0 while the UAE handed Malaysia a 10-0 rout in the Asian Zone World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. Qatar's win in Doha bettered their earlier record against Afghanistan and Lebanon whom they had beaten 8-0 in the 1980s. Bhutan, a remote Himalayan kingdom, known more for its philosophy of Gross National Happiness than for any notable sporting achievement – its national sport is archery – endured a nightmarish outing in Doha and trailed 8-0 at half-time in the Group C match that saw Ali Asad and Mohammed Muntari notch up hat-tricks for the hosts.

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  • Cancel world anti-graft meet if can’t guarantee PM’s safety, Guan Eng tells Putrajaya

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 3 — The federal government should have cancelled the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) ongoing in Putrajaya if it was not able to secure the safety of Prime Minister...

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  • 'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

    It was dark and everyone was screaming," Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey's Dogan news agency of the moment the dinghy began to sink. "We tried to cling to the small boat, but it was deflating." Abdullah cut an inconsolable figure sitting outside the morgue in Bodrum on Thursday, staring blankly into his mobile phone as he waited for the coffins of his family to be loaded onto a municipal van, an AFP photographer reported. Abdullah had been trying to cross along with his family and up to three other Syrians from the flashpoint town of Kobane that last year was the subject of a months-long battle between Kurdish militias and jihadists, Turkish media said.

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  • China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade

    BEIJING (AP) — China is leaning on the animal kingdom — including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys — to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.

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  • Kylie Jenner's New Hair

    Kylie Jenner has debuted yet another new look!

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  • Dr M disgruntled because no Umno support, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — A senior Umno minister today said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be left to go about his business as he is merely “disgruntled” and an “old man”, amid the former prime...

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  • TI president Ugaz was rude, says PCM leader

    Huan said the Peruvian could do well to address the level of corruption in his own country before putting down Malaysia as he did in his speech at the International Anti Corruption Conference in Putrajaya yesterday. "As the president of Transparency International, he should have all the facts at his fingers before behaving so rudely," said Huan. "His own country, Peru, has declined in the corruption perceptions index (CPI), from 80th to 85th between 2011 and 2014, while Malaysia has improved from 60th to 50th.

    New Straits Times
  • This hybrid smartwatch has a 6-month battery life

    A new startup from Singapore is finding success on Kickstarter with a smartwatch of a very different kind.

    Tech in Asia
  • Five policemen among nabbed during raid on illegal gambling den

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police nabbed five of their own during a raid on an illegal gambling den in Taman Bandaraya Kuchai, here, on Thursday. The 2.15pm operation, codenamed Op Dadu, was carried out by the federal police Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (ISCD) following information received on policemen frequenting the frequenting the premises. Sources told the New Straits Times that four of the policemen arrested were attached to the Petaling police station, while another was attached to the Brickfields district police headquarters.

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  • 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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  • Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

    Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. Whatever the truth behind these prominent men's mental health, multiple studies have found a link between creativity and neuroticism — a tendency toward rumination and negative thinking. Now, British researchers have proposed a possible reason for the connection: Creativity and neuroticism could be two sides of the same coin.

  • Japan 'disappointed' by Chinese leader's WWII speech

    Japan said Thursday it was "disappointed" there were no signs of rapprochement in Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech to mark the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's WWII defeat, as Beijing showed off its growing might with a huge military parade. "Tokyo had requested that Beijing make sure that the event was not so anti-Japanese, but instead contain elements of rapprochement between Japan and China," top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

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  • Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train

    WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) — The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland — as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold.

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  • Former Pas MPs to pay compensation for breaking oath

    SHAH ALAM: Former Pas members of Parliament from Shah Alam and Kota Raja are paying kifarah (compensation) for breaking bai'ah (oath of allegiance) by leaving Pas to join Parti Amanah Rakyat (Amanah). Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad said he and Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud would be serving food to the poor at Dewan Merbau in Section 17, here, tomorrow (Sept 4) to redeem their oath of loyalty to Pas.

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  • Justin Bieber breaks first-week Spotify record

    Justin Bieber on Thursday broke the record for biggest first week on streaming service Spotify, proving the pop star's enduring popularity despite his slew of controversies. Bieber enjoyed a spike in streams after he performed two songs including "What Do You Mean?" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. Triggering much commentary on social media, Bieber was visibly crying toward the end of his choreographed performance.

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  • French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370

    French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared ...

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