• Russia in heaviest Syria strikes yet as rockets hit embassy

    Moscow said Tuesday it had carried out its most intense day of air raids yet in Syria, as jihadists called for revenge attacks and rockets hit the Russian embassy in Damascus. With Russia's involvement having an increasingly dramatic effect on Syria's conflict, President Vladimir Putin slammed Washington for refusing to cooperate with Moscow. The defence ministry in Moscow said Russia's air force had hit 86 "terrorist" targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, in the highest one-day tally since it launched its bombing campaign on September 30.

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  • Emilia Clarke is Sexiest Woman Alive

    Emilia Clarke is trying not to be “freaky” and let fame go to her head after being named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.

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  • 1MDB officials can be charged if BNM letter genuine, says DAP

    DAP has urged 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to confirm if it breached Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) overseas funds transfer regulations, following the company's confirmation that minutes of a board meeting revealed by whistleblower site Sarawak Report were authentic. DAP national publicity chief Tony Pua said that Sarawak Report has since...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee acquires 40% of US burger chain

    The Philippines' leading fast-food giant Jollibee Foods announced on Tuesday it had acquired 40 percent of an upmarket US hamburger chain for $99 million. Jollibee said in a statement it was acquiring part of Denver-based Smashburger, which has 339 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the Middle East and South America. This is the largest-ever acquisition by Jollibee and its biggest investment outside of the Philippines, the company said.

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  • IGP refuses to discuss Dr M, says won’t be dragged into politics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today declined to comment on the latest remarks by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against the Najib administration, saying he does not want the police force...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Thailand win boosts World Cup qualifying hopes

    Thailand took a huge step towards the next round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers after they trounced South-East Asian rivals Vietnam 3-0 in Hanoi on Tuesday. A first-half strike by Kroekrit Thawikan put the visitors ahead at My Dinh Stadium before an own goal by Dien Tien Thanh and an effort by captain Theerathon Bunmathan sealed a comprehensive win for the visitors who moved five points clear of Iraq at the top of their group. North Korea also boosted their hopes of advancing to the next round after a 1-0 home win over Yemen while Singapore and Hong Kong claimed narrow wins against Cambodia and Bhutan respectively.

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  • Dr Chee: PM Lee did not answer crucial question on Hep C outbreak

    The government has to explain why it waited up to five months to release the news of the recent Hepatitis C outbreak at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan said.

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  • Filipinos jailed for using forged ICs

    KUANTAN: Twenty-two Filipinos were sentenced to four months’ jail each after they pleaded guilty in three Magistrate’s Courts here today to either using forged identity cards or those belonging to somebody else. The Filipinos, consisting of 14 men and eight women, age between 15 and 69, were ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest. Fourteen of the Filipinos pleaded guilty to a charge of using forged identity cards and the remaining with using an identity card belonging to somebody else.

    New Straits Times
  • Topless women of Times Square say they can't be restricted

    In the heart of Times Square, a grinning 2-year-old boy is flanked by a pair of strikingly posed, topless women, wearing only red, white and blue paint over their breasts, thongs, feathery headdresses ...

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Painstaking reconstruction tells story of deadly missile strike on MH17

    By Thomas Escritt GILZE-RIJEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The reconstruction of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tells its own vivid story of the impact of the missile that destroyed the aircraft last July, killing all 298 people on board. The crumpled wreckage, stretching from the nose to the business class cabin, clearly showed the puncture holes where shrapnel from a Buk warhead penetrated the cockpit, killing its three occupants instantly. The reconstruction was the most intricate part of one of the most complex air crash investigations in history, involving the recovery of thousands of fragments of wreckage from across 50 square km (19 square miles) of a warzone in eastern Ukraine.

  • Pacquiao looking to return to ring early next year

    Manny Pacquiao will be ready to return to the ring by next March, the Filipino boxer said on Monday while in New York to accept an award. Pacquiao is recovering from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in May. Winner of world titles in eight different weight classes, the 36-year-old Pacquiao said earlier this month that he is eyeing one final fight next year before retiring. "My shoulder is 80 to 90 percent healed and I believe I can start training in November or December so I can fight early next year," Pacquiao told the New York Daily News while preparing to be honored by the Asia Society on Tuesday.

  • Playboy to stop running pictures of completely naked women

    Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into living rooms — or ...

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  • Inmate pleads guilty to trying to sexually assault guard

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona inmate already serving life without parole will get an additional 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to rape a guard, according to a plea agreement obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

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  • Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

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  • Water-bombing is ineffective: Fire and Rescue Dept

    SEREMBAN: The Indonesian government’s effort of fighting forest fire that caused transboundary haze using “water-bombing” is ineffective, said Fire and Rescue Department director general Datuk Wira Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim. Wan Mohd Nor said at the moment, Indonesia was keen on getting expert assistance on how to manage peat land fire as well as requesting for asset, such as airplane from Malaysia to support the operation. “When deal with peat fire, we need to flood the area to douse the fire,” he told reporters at a press conference after the Kualiti Alam Sdb Bhd’s Emergency Response Command Centre (ERCC) opening ceremony at Bandar Seri Sendayan, here.

    New Straits Times
  • Malaysia vows to punish 'trigger-happy criminals' who downed MH17

    Malaysia vowed on Tuesday to seek the prosecution of the "trigger-happy criminals" who downed flight MH17, after a Dutch-led investigation said it was shot down by a missile fired from war-torn eastern Ukraine. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement that as a party to the investigation "Malaysia remains single-minded in our pursuit of decisive action that will lead to prosecution of the trigger-happy criminals." Prime Minister Najib Razak also released a statement vowing that his government would continue to press for justice "until those behind this heinous act are made to pay for their crimes." In a highly anticipated announcement, the chairman of the Dutch Safety Board, Tjibbe Joustra, told a press conference in the Netherlands that the Malaysia Airlines plane was likely downed by a missile fired from a Russian BUK surface-to-air missile system.

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  • MACC chief dodges question about ‘most powerful person’ claim by retired deputy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed today declined to comment on the identity of “'the most powerful person in the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

    "We have brains that are three times bigger than those of our closest relatives," said Mark Flinn, an anthropologist at the University of Missouri who has researched the emergence of human intelligence. "You need to have the better mousetrap every time.

  • PAS: No alliance with Perkasa

    KUALA LUMPUR: Pas has denied news portals reports claiming it had formed an alliance with Malay rights group Perkasa.Political secretary to the Pas president, Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said Pas had only received a courtesy visit from Perkasa at the Islamic party’s headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut yesterday evening.“From the meeting, Pas and Perkasa agreed on three issues (that needed to be addressed), concerning 1Malaysia Development Bhd,Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. ...

    New Straits Times
  • VW diesel cars recalled in China, sales halted in Singapore

    BEIJING (AP) — Volkswagen said Monday it is recalling 1,950 diesel vehicles in China to change engine software it has admitted cheats on emissions tests and Singapore suspended sales of the company's diesel cars.

    Associated Press