• Japan hits out as UNESCO archives Nanjing massacre documents

    Japan on Saturday lashed out at UNESCO's decision to inscribe documents related to the Nanjing massacre in its Memory of the World register, describing it as "extremely regrettable" and calling for the process to be reformed. On Friday the UN's cultural and scientific body agreed to 47 new inscriptions, including a request by Beijing to mark documents recording the mass murder and rape committed by Japanese troops after the fall of the Chinese city of Nanjing in 1937. The massacre, often referred to as the "Rape of Nanjing", is an exceptionally sensitive issue in the often-tense relations between Japan and China, with Beijing charging that Tokyo has failed to atone for the atrocity.

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  • Only two of us survived, the rest are dead, claims rescued Orang Asli girl

    The rest are all dead.” That was the chilling admission by 10-year-old Noreen Yaacob, who was among two children found alive after enduring 48 harrowing days in the thick jungle of Pos Tohoi, here. Noreen and Mirsudiar Aluj, 11, were found yesterday after going missing with five others from their school, SK Pos Tohoi more than a month ago. The claim that the two girls were the only survivors was relayed by Noreen to her mother, Midah Angah, 38, at the Gua Musang Hospital, where Noreen was being warded.

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  • Bieber’s dad congratulates him after nude pictures

    Justin Bieber’s father Jeremy congratulated his son on the size of his manhood after nude pictures emerged of the singer on holiday.

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  • Malaysia central bank sought criminal probe into PM scandal

    Malaysia's central bank said Friday it had formally recommended that criminal proceedings be launched against a state-owned company linked to Prime Minister Najib Razak and which is at the centre of a massive corruption scandal. The recommendation, which has since been dismissed by a Najib-appointed attorney general, was first made by the central Bank Negara in August but only disclosed for the first time on Friday. Najib also has been rocked by the sensational revelation in July that nearly $700 million in mysterious transfers had been made to his personal bank accounts, and which remain unexplained.

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  • Rulers’ statement on 1MDB not interference, says Dr Mahathir

    The Malay rulers' statement on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was not an interference in Putrajaya's governance, but a response in light of public dissatisfaction with the speed of the probe into the troubled firm, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former prime minister said the rulers had expressed their views because they took note of...

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  • Suspected Kajang kidnapping mastermind under police custody

    SHAH ALAM: Police nabbed four including a man believed to be the mastermind and a taxi driver to assist investigations into the abduction of a five-year-old boy in Sungai Chua, Kajang yesterday. Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said the mastermind aged 45 was picked up at his house in Kajang Raya, about 4km away from the suspect's house in Taman Cahaya Suria, Kajang. "Forty minutes later, the child was returned to his home by a taxi driver," he told reporters during a press conference at the state police headquarters today.

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  • Motorcycling-Lorenzo takes pole in Japan, De Angelis in hospital

    San Marino rider Alex de Angelis was airlifted to hospital after a heavy crash during final practice at the Japanese MotoGP on Saturday before a dramatic qualifying session saw Jorge Lorenzo grab pole from title rival Valentino Rossi. MotoGP organisers said the 31-year-old was conscious and breathing before being taken to hospital to undergo a CT scan. The incident led to a delay in a breathless qualifying session where Lorenzo edged Yamaha team mate Rossi to take pole position by just 0.081 seconds.

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  • Isolated North Korea says ready for war with U.S. as it marks anniversary

    By James Pearson PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Isolated North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on Saturday with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, who said his country was ready to fight any war started by the United States. Thousands of troops stood at attention under a blue autumn sky in Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square, named after Kim Jong Un's grandfather and the founder of the nation, as Kim, appearing relaxed and confident as he leant heavily on the lectern, made his speech. Kim was accompanied by senior Chinese Communist Party official Liu Yunshan, with whom he was seen speaking throughout the event and occasionally shared laughs, and flanked by senior North Korean party and military officials.

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  • Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris ‘on a break’

    Taylor Swift was “incandescent with rage” after pictures emerged of boyfriend Calvin Harris leaving a seedy massage parlour, it has been claimed.

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  • Police identify kidnappers of Italian in Philippines

    Police said on Saturday they have identified a local criminal gang as behind the abduction of an an Italian restaurant owner and retired priest in the strife-torn southern Philippines. Senior Superintendent Cleve Taboso said the gang snatched Rolando del Torchio, 56, in the sleepy city of Dipolog on Wednesday, in a swift raid that shocked the dinnertime crowd at his pizzeria. Taboso, who is spokesman for the team trying to recover del Torchio, said they had identified the gang's boss, known as "Commander Red Eye", and four of his relatives based on closed-circuit TV footage of the abduction.

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  • Helmet attack video investigated

    GEORGE TOWN: Police have started investigations on a viral video involving an alleged road bully. A video of a man trying to strike a car with a crash helmet on Jalan Ayer Itam here has gone viral on social media.The 1.26-minute video from a car's dash-mounted camera showed a motorcyclist riding abreast--trying to get close to the vehicle.In anticipation of a possible crash, the driver then slowed down.The motorcycle then sped ahead and charged towards the car with his helmet in one hand.The driver of the car then accelerated and crashed into him. ...

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  • International help arrives to tackle Indonesia fires

    International help to assist Indonesia in combating forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze has begun to arrive on Sumatra island, an official said on Saturday. Planes from Malaysia and Singapore have arrived and will soon begin water-bombing hard-hit South Sumatra province, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency.

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  • Five England players left out for Lithuania game

    England will rest five players from the squad to face Lithuania next week following Friday's 2-0 win over Estonia that saw their perfect record reach nine games in Euro 2016 qualifying Group D. Goalkeeper Jack Butland will make his first competitive international start in Monday's match in Vilnius among several changes with regular keeper Joe Hart going back to his club. Captain Wayne Rooney, defender Gary Cahill and midfielders Michael Carrick and James Milner have also been left out with Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones and Jonjo Shelvey starting.

  • Higher charges to replace lost IC beginning Oct 15

    PUTRAJAYA: The procedures to replace lost identification cards (IC) will be tightened effective Oct 15, said Home Ministry. Its Deputy Secretary-General (Security) Datuk Seri Adenan Ab Rahman said the improved procedures would involve an increase in the fees for lost IC in accordance with the amendment of Schedule 6 of National Registration Regulations 1990. “Applicants who applied to replace their IC for the first time will be charged RM100.

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  • After 75 winners, Nobel Economics Prize still contentious

    For economists, who often disagree with one another and get their forecasts wrong, the idea of a Nobel Prize for economics remains controversial after 75 years. This year's winner of the "Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel" will be announced on Monday at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) at a ceremony in Stockholm that wraps up the 2015 Nobel season. Each year, critics note that Alfred Nobel, the Swedish philanthropist and scientist who founded the other awards, never had the idea to reward economists.

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  • Russia will soon suffer 'casualties' after Syria intervention: US defence secretary

    US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday Russia will soon begin to suffer casualties after dramatically expanding its military support for long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "This will have consequences for Russia itself which is rightly fearful of attacks ... in coming days, the Russians will begin to suffer from casualties," Carter said at a NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels dominated by the Syrian crisis. The secretary told reporters that Russia was backing the wrong horse in Syria and urged President Vladimir Putin to sign up to the US programme of a future without Assad.

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  • China completes construction of lighthouses in disputed South China Sea

    China has completed the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency reported, as tensions in the region mount over Beijing's maritime ambitions. A completion ceremony was held for the lighthouses on Cuateron Reef and Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands, Xinhua said late on Friday. The United States and the Philippines have opposed the construction.

  • Judgment for PI’s widow in RM2 million suit defective in law, says senior lawyer

    Senior lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham and his son Sunil have claimed that the Court of Appeal order restoring the suit brought by the widow of a key witness in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial is defective in law. Their counsel, Rishwant Singh, in an October 5 letter to Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif said it was his duty...

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  • Doctor Who Survived Ebola Describes Disease's Aftermath on the Body

    Ebola survivor Dr. Ian Crozier says he continues to experience long-term effects of the disease, including hearing loss and seizures. In a speech Wednesday (Oct. 7), Crozier provided his unique perspective on the devastating illness, from the point of view of a doctor who treated patients in West Africa who also became a patient himself. "It ain't over, even when it's over," Crozier said here at IDWeek 2015, a meeting of several organizations focused on fighting infectious diseases.

  • What if a general election were to be held today?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) may be likely face economic headwinds and political turmoil, but analysts project that it would still withstand a challenge by the...

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