• More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

    More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, officials said Monday, in the largest such incident known to date. The 323 reindeer, including 70 young, were found on Friday by a gamekeeper on the Hardangervidda plateau, a national park where Europe's largest herd of some 10,000 wild reindeer roam freely. The animals stay close together in bad weather and these ones were hit by lightning," an official from the Norwegian Environment Agency, Kjartan Knutsen, told AFP.

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  • Mariah Carey's prostitute sister arrested

    Alison Carey is being held behind bars following the incident.

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  • Girl told ‘not beautiful’ crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Tatiana Kumar has been crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016, a feat she dreamt of after being told in school she was not beautiful. “My biggest regret was believing...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique

    A South African hotelier said Monday he had picked up a piece of aircraft wreckage off the Mozambican coast in the latest possible find of debris from the missing MH370 flight. Mozambique's aviation authorities in Maputo said they had been informed of the discovery, but were yet to receive the item. Australia, which is leading the search for the aircraft which vanished in 2014 with 239 people onboard, has determined that five pieces of debris found in Mozambique, South Africa and Mauritius almost certainly came from the plane.

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  • In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Police snare 'China's Jack the Ripper': reports

    Police believe they have captured a serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims, state-run media reported on Monday, nearly three decades after the first murder. Gao Chengyong, 52, was detained at the grocery store he runs with his wife in Baiyin, in the northwest province of Gansu, the China Daily said. The newspaper said he had confessed to 11 murders in Gansu and the neighbouring region of Inner Mongolia between 1988 and 2002, citing the ministry of public security.

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  • Sales of mosquito repellents soar in Singapore amid Zika outbreak

    Pharmacies and retail stores in Singapore are reporting on Monday (29 August) a surge in the sales of mosquito repellents after 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection were confirmed over the weekend. The strong demand for the products came amid concerns that there could be more cases of Zika infection in Singapore as more people were sent to the Communicable Diseases Centre (CDC) for tests on Monday. At the four Watsons personal care stores in Aljunied Crescent and Sims Drive, where the Zika cluster is designated, there has been a spike in the sales of mosquito repellents.

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  • Football: West Brom pay record fee to land Chadli

    West Bromwich Albion signed Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli for a reported club record fee of �13 million ($17 million, 15 million euros) on Monday. Chadli agreed a four-year contract at the Premier League club, but the Belgium international's fee is set to be eclipsed shortly if Albion complete their proposed �15 million deal for Malaga's Ignacio Camacho. Chadli, who spent three years struggling to hold down a first team berth at Tottenham, becomes only Albion manager Tony Pulis's third signing since the end of last season.

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  • iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry

    The discovery of sophisticated spyware to infiltrate and remotely take control of iPhones without leaving a trace has put a spotlight on Israel's secretive surveillance industry, considered among the world's most advanced. Apple rushed out a security update last week after researchers said a prominent Emirati rights activist was targeted by "Pegasus" spyware attributed to Israeli firm NSO Group, based in Herzliya in the country's "Silicon Valley". NSO Group, now owned by US private equity firm Francisco Partners Management, has flown far under the radar, without even a website.

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  • Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Women around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public.

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  • Boredom was hardest part of yearlong dome isolation: NASA crew

    Monotony was the hardest part of a yearlong NASA experiment about the mental and psychological rigors of longterm spaceflight, crew members said after the test in Hawaii came to a close. The six-member crew emerged Sunday from the dome on the barren northern slope of the Mauna Loa volcano, where they were studied as part of the US space agency's mission to send people to Mars by the 2030s. In addition to insufficient stimulation, isolation and a lack of fresh food and air were the toughest challenges during the yearlong experiment, known as the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) -- the third and longest of its kind.

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  • England boss Allardyce defends decision to omit Barkley

    (Reuters) - England manager Sam Allardyce has defended the decision to leave Everton midfielder Ross Barkley out of his first squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia at the weekend. The 22-year-old has enjoyed an impressive start to the Premier League season and many observers felt he had done enough to deserve a place in the 23-man group named on Sunday. "We have had to make a few difficult decisions and none more so than Ross Barkley," Allardyce told reporters on Monday.

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  • Monthly household income up to RM6,000, Khazanah report says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Average monthly household income rose from RM5,000 in 2012 to RM6,141 in 2014, the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) revealed in a report today. The report titled “The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Aussie jockey nabbed at klia2 with two passports

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 29 — A globetrotting Australian jockey was barred from leaving the country when he was found using a passport that was not his to board a flight at klia2 recently. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Charlie Sheen's ex-wives 'agree to slash child support payments'

    Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller have reportedly accepted a reduced child support sum from the former Two and a Half Men star.

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  • Penang developers turn to special schemes and foreign investors as domestic sales plummet

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 29 — The slump in overall property sales in Penang has led developers to introduce special schemes to stimulate the market. Senior general manager of IJM Land Berhad Datuk Toh...

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  • South Korea says no plans to introduce nuclear submarines

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday it has no plans to introduce nuclear-powered submarines, despite calls by lawmakers to do so following a recent test of a submarine-launched missile by rival North Korea.

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  • Winning run ahead of Manchester derby important for United: Rooney

    (Reuters) - Manchester United's unbeaten start to the Premier League has helped the club build momentum before the derby clash against Manchester City, striker Wayne Rooney has said. Marcus Rashford slotted in a winner in stoppage time against Hull City last weekend to ensure that Jose Mourinho's side were tied at the top of the Premier League on nine points after three league games.

    Reuters
  • Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

    Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and ...

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  • Doha airport brings in passenger tax

    Qatar's international airport said Monday it is to charge passengers an exit tax as the energy-reliant emirate adjusts to falling oil prices. The 35-riyal ($10) levy is to be introduced this week, Hamad International Airport (HIA) said in a statement. "The charge is in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation principles to support the development of world leading airports such as HIA," it said.

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