• Fed up of complaining, youth form ONE ‘for better Malaysia’

    When Danni Rais, 28, and Hannah Kam, 24, met up with their friends in 2014, their conversation eventually (and inevitably) turned to how unhappy they were with the state of the country. But complaining about the country for an hour or so over teh tarik was not the solution, the group of young professionals decided on that day. “We realised...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Cop pulls off RM620,000 hold-up with inside help

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — A woman has been revealed as the mastermind of the RM620,000 robbery involving a detective and a stolen police car. The 39-year-old despatch officer of a money exchange...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free

    REUTERS/Rick Wilking Tim Cook, Apple CEO at the … Continued The post Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • North Korea says South's pulling out of industrial zone "declaration of war"

    By Ju-min Park PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea said it was kicking out all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone on Thursday, calling the South's move to suspend operations, in retaliation for Sunday's rocket launch by the North, a "declaration of war". The North declared the industrial park, run by the rivals as a symbol of cooperation for more than a decade, a military control zone, the agency that handles its ties with Seoul said, according to the official KCNA news agency. Dozens of South Korean trucks were already returning across the border earlier in the day, laden with goods and equipment, after the South said it was pulling out.

    Reuters
  • Japan paternity leave trailblazer quits over bikini model affair

    A Japanese politician who made headlines over his quest to take paternity leave quit on Friday after confessing to an affair with a bikini model while his wife was pregnant. Kensuke Miyazaki, 35, shook up Japan's conservative political scene when he sought to take a month's leave to help his then pregnant wife, a first for a male Japanese lawmaker. Miyazaki, however, won the backing of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who supported his trailblazing idea.

    AFP News
  • Oil prices soar on report that UAE offers talks on output cuts

    Oil prices soared Friday, with US crude rebounding from a 2003 low, on reports that OPEC was willing to organize output cuts that could ease the global oversupply. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate ...

    AFP
  • With 30% drop in CNY sales, traders brace for ‘grim’ festive year ahead

    Merchants selling Chinese New Year-related products complain they experienced an average 20% to 30% drop in sales this year compared with 2015, says a trade group. The drop in sales during 2016’s first major festival season could also repeat itself during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Deepavali and Christmas later in the year, as prices go up and...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Not so incy wincy: spider kills snake in Outback duel

    A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath. The spindly Daddy Long Legs spider appeared to have come out on top after going head-to-head with a brown snake in rural New South Wales. Farmer Patrick Lees said he was astonished to discover the expired reptile dangling from a web at his outback home in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney, on Saturday.

    AFP News
  • Arsenal face new Premier League fan protests

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appealed for fans not to stage protests during Sunday's top-of-the table clash against Leicester City as new supporter anger erupted. Wenger defended clubs and their prices after West Ham United's Slaven Bilic led calls by English Premier League managers to stop stadiums becoming the exclusive preserve of the "caviar" class. A walkout by 10,000 Liverpool fans and subsequent about-turn by the club on price rises, put the spotlight on the super-rich league where a single ticket at Arsenal can cost close to 100 pounds ($145).

    AFP News
  • Susan Sarandon: 'Are my boobs really more important than the Nobel Peace Prize?'

    Susan Sarandon fears her humanitarian efforts are under-reported.

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  • Petition for probe against Najib gains 30,000 signatures

    A petition to reopen the investigations into Datuk Seri Najib Razak's donation has gained 30,000 signatures as of yesterday, according to the Facebook page "1Juta Desak Buka Kembali Siasatan Terhadap Najib Razak" (one million urge investigations against Najib Razak be reopened). PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli, who announced the petition...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Warriors want NBA season win mark, but title is top goal

    Stephen Curry is playing better than he did last season, when he was the NBA's Most Valuable Player, and he has the Golden State Warriors winning at a historic rate. Curry is leading the league with 29.8 points a game, six more points a game than he averaged last season, and his 245 3-pointers are on pace to shatter the one-season NBA record of 286 he set last season. On top of that, the defending champion Warriors are on pace to surpass the best season in NBA history, the 72-10 campaign of the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season when they went on to win the title.

    AFP News
  • 'Bad boy' pharma CEO offers $10 mn for Kanye's album

    The "bad boy" pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli has offered Kanye West $10 million for the rights to the rap star's new album. In a letter posted on Twitter Thursday, with no apparent response from the music celebrity, Shkreli said he hoped West would "sell this recording solely to me." The letter posted within a tweet said West would "find this financial arrangement more attractive than your current course of action," but offered no elaboration. Shkreli, the controversial former pharmaceuticals boss and hedge fund manager indicted on securities fraud charges, said he has been "a tremendous fan" of West for years.

    AFP News
  • Court hears footballer Johnson 'abused position in society'

    Former England international Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" when he had a sexual encounter in his car with a 15-year-old fan who idolised him, a jury was told on Friday. Prosecutors said Johnson, who was sacked by Premier League club Sunderland this week, had sexual contact with the teenager "in a way that he knew was both morally and legally wrong". Prosecutor Kate Blackwell QC described how the two engaged in sexual activity in the former Manchester City star's black Range Rover at this second meeting on January 30, 2015.

    AFP News
  • Maid flees via rubbish chute, employer disputes claims

    According to The Straits Times, the 27-year-old Indonesian maid, named Rindu, attempted to climb down a rubbish chute in a seventh floor flat last November and fell into a rubbish heap. Rindu’s employers, who had only employed her for two and a half months, dispute her claims and have engaged a lawyer, according to the paper.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Stunning New Image Shows Gravitational Waves As Two Black Holes Merge

    A gorgeous new image released by NASA reveals the momentous first detection of gravitational waves rippling through space-time. "We have detected gravitational waves," David Reitze, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, said today in a news briefing. The telltale signs of relativity in action showed up as a teensy blip in the data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory — a set of two separate detectors in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana.

    LiveScience.com
  • Gas leak under control, but steps remain until it's sealed

    A utility company got control of a leaking well that spewed natural gas for nearly four months and uprooted thousands of Los Angeles residents. Here's a look at what needs to be done to seal it permanently ...

    Associated Press
  • PAS will decide my fate today, says Husam

    Former PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa says the party’s central committee meeting will decide today if action should be taken against him over his criticism of the party leadership. “A logging businessman from Rantau Panjang told me I would be sacked tomorrow (today). “I just want to say, there is no need to sack me, then others will say...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Teen who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenile

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated.

    Associated Press
  • Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's romance isn't exclusive

    Justin Bieber is afraid he will harm Hailey Baldwin if they commit to each other.

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