• Hiddink delighted as Chelsea finally turn on the style

    Chelsea finally produced a performance befitting of champions to demolish Newcastle United 5-1 on Saturday and give Guus Hiddink his first home Premier League win since returning as coach. Despite being unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions since Hiddink was named interim manager following Jose Mourinho's sacking, Chelsea have not been convincing, especially at Stamford Bridge where they have drawn five games. Against a compliant Newcastle side defending at times like a pub team, however, Chelsea's misfiring attack enjoyed themselves with masked man Diego Costa, Pedro and Willian scoring inside a blistering opening 20 minutes.

    Reuters 54 mins ago
  • Nasi Kandar, favourites no longer affordable

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — Nasi kandar, a favourite for those wanting a filling meal at reasonable prices, is increasingly out of reach of the average wage-earner. A lunch plate of RM4.60 last year...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Najib more tolerant of dissent than Dr Mahathir, says Umno info chief

    New Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa praised his boss for removing three of the party’s senior leaders from their posts, saying that Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been very tolerant of dissent. In an interview with The Sunday Star, when asked to comment on the removal of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and Datuk...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • First league win for Neville, Ronaldo lifts Real

    Valencia handed coach Gary Neville his first La Liga win when they beat Espanyol 2-1 on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 home victory for Real Madrid over Athletic Bilbao. Hosts Valencia fought their way back from Oscar Duarte's opening goal for fourth from bottom Espanyol with strikes from Alvaro Negredo and Denis Cheryshev in the final 19 minutes.

    Reuters 55 mins ago
  • Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Delta Air Lines announced on Friday … Continued The post Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • My kids will remain Hindus, Deepa vows after losing custody of son

    Hindu mother Deepa Subramaniam may have lost custody of her son to her Muslim convert ex-husband following the Federal Court decision on Wednesday, but for her, the battle is far from over. And she makes two other matters very clear: her children are Hindus and that Izwan Abdullah has no business advising her to embrace Islam. The...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 5.8-magnitude quake hits New Zealand city: USGS

    A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch Sunday, seismologists said, sending goods flying off shelves. Jenny Krex, the manager of a coffee shop in the seaside suburb of Sumner, told the New Zealand Herald that items broke in her shop. It's crazy out here at the moment." The quake struck a week before the fifth anniversary of a deadly 6.3-tremor in Christchurch, which killed 185 in one of New Zealand's deadliest disasters.

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  • Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift favorites at Grammys

    Socially conscious rapper Kendrick Lamar leads nominations going into the Grammy Awards on Monday but he faces tough competition led by pop superstar Taylor Swift. Nominees for Album of the Year, the most prestigious award, include Lamar's experimental rap opus "To Pimp a Butterfly" and Swift's pop blockbuster "1989." Other albums in contention are "Sound and Color" by acclaimed bluesy indie rockers Alabama Shakes, rising Canadian R&B star The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind the Madness" and Chris Stapleton's "Traveller," the first solo album by a long behind-the-scenes country songwriter which he released at age 37. Lamar is nominated in 11 Grammys, the most for any artist in a single night except Michael Jackson in the era of "Thriller," the top-selling album of all time.

    AFP News 32 mins ago
  • Van Gaal turns Manchester United's eyes to Europa League

    Louis van Gaal admitted that Champions League qualification will be "very difficult" after a shock 2-1 defeat at second-bottom Sunderland increased the pressure on the Manchester United manager. A late own goal from goalkeeper David de Gea at the Stadium of Light on Saturday condemned United to a first loss in the league on Wearside for 19 years. It leaves the 20-time English champions six points adrift of the top four with 12 games remaining after a display described by captain Wayne Rooney as "not good enough".

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  • Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. "My feet hurt, my arms hurt, and my head hurts!" winced Kana Shimizu, clutching two dainty bags of Belgian chocolate that cost more than 10,000 yen ($90) at a plush store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

    AFP News
  • No Mara loans, so 1,000 might have to drop out of college, study shows

    Close to 1,000 new students in 33 private colleges are now finding it hard to continue their studies as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has stopped giving out education loans, a study by the PKR Youth students' bureau shows. The finding has once again highlighted claims that government-linked aid for tertiary education is shrinking this year....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Russia sends brand new cruise missile ship to Syria: report

    Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria. The Zelyony Dol, a patrol ship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles that only joined the Black Sea fleet in December, departed for the Mediterranean, the Black Sea fleet said in a statement. RIA-Novosti news agency further quoted a security source in Crimea -- where the Black Sea fleet is based -- saying that the ship is bound for Syria and may take part in Russia's campaign to support the Syrian army.

    AFP News
  • Single in Kuala Lumpur

    This Chinese New Year, as always, I have been cheekily asking my married friends for ang pows. With an estimated population of 1.7 million, it might be an exaggeration to claim that there is little chance for me and other singles to find our life partners in Kuala Lumpur. There are mobile dating applications, with the most popular being Tinder and OkCupid, while speed dating events happen regularly.

    Malaysian Voices
  • Deputy minister admits Putrajaya funds Islamic groups, including Isma

    BANGI, Feb 13 — The federal government has been giving financial support to Islamic groups, which also included controversial Islamist group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma), deputy minister Datuk...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Oil prices recover sharply

    Oil markets surged Friday as traders hunted for bargains after a turbulent week, analysts said. Crude futures in New York trading were up more than 10 percent around 1730 GMT, a day after US prices tanked ...

    AFP
  • 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
  • Farewell to last of Borneo’s Big Three

    KUCHING, Feb 13 — They came back to their alma mater after 10, 20 or 30 years, quickly filling up the school auditorium, to say their last goodbye to their beloved ex-principal. Some sat, many...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Former West Ham midfielder Collison retires, aged 27

    LONDON (Reuters) - Former West Ham United and Wales midfielder Jack Collison has retired, aged 27, because of persistent knee problems. In a message to fans on West Ham's website on Saturday, Collison, who signed for third-tier Peterborough in 2015, said: "It's hard knowing how to start this... "But as of tomorrow when I wake up, I am no longer Jack Collison -- the footballer. As of tomorrow, I am officially retired." Collison was capped 17 times by Wales and made 121 appearances for West Ham. (Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond)

    Reuters
  • 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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