• Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

    It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation ...

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  • Five more suspected cases of Zika in Singapore sent for tests

    At least five more people suspected of being infected with the Zika virus have been sent to the Communicable Diseases Centre (CDC) for tests. The quintet went to Sims Drive Medical Clinic on Monday (29 August), where they were advised to go for further tests at the CDC, in accordance with protocols established by the Health Ministry (MOH). “I saw the news and realised that it might be Zika, so we came to see the doctor again,” he said, adding that both he and his other daughter both fell sick this month but had recovered.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Mariah Carey's prostitute sister arrested

    Alison Carey is being held behind bars following the incident.

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  • Hart set for Torino medical: BBC

    England goalkeeper Joe Hart looks set to clinch a much-needed loan move from Manchester City before the transfer deadline as he is to undergo a medical at Serie A side Torino according to the BBC. The 29-year-old -- whose hopes of a move to another English club seemingly evaporated when Everton said they were not interested last week -- has been permitted by the Football Association (FA) to temporarily leave the England camp preparing for Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Slovakia. Hart, who has been England's first choice goalkeeper since 2010, has been the most high profile casualty since the arrival at City of Pep Guardiola as manager.

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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
  • Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

    Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the Sept. 7 launch by sending out invitations ...

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  • 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.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Hamilton podium sours Rosberg’s Belgian win

    By Abhishek Takle SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg was handed a much-needed break in the Formula One title battle which he duly converted by winning Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, but victory could have tasted much sweeter for the German. Rosberg went into the weekend knowing this was his race to lose. Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton was set to start at the back of the field after taking a planned series of engine-related grid penalties.

    Reuters
  • Gene Wilder: 30 years of laughter

    Gene Wilder, who died on Monday following a battle with Alzheimer's, left behind a body of work that began 50 years ago and includes some of the greatest ever comedies. Here are 10 of his landmark roles: - "Death of a Salesman" (1966) Alex Segal's Emmy Award-winning adaptation for television of Arthur Miller's iconic play, starring Lee J Cobb from the original 1949 Broadway cast as Willy Loman. Wilder played Bernard, the son of Loman's neighbor.

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  • Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

    DETROIT (AP) — 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 injuring four others.

    Associated Press
  • Allardyce open to foreign-born England players

    The dwindling English talent pool in the Premier League may leave England's new manager Sam Allardyce with no option but to naturalise overseas-born players, he said on Monday. After naming his squad for England's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia on Sunday, Allardyce revealed he had made an unsuccessful attempt to call up Sevilla's French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi. The move was blocked by FIFA due to N'Zonzi having played for France's under-21 team, but with only around 35 percent of Premier League starters being English, Allardyce wants to keep his options open.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • US alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes

    Turkey warned Monday it would carry out more strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails to retreat, as Washington said President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart over the weekend. Turkish forces pressed on with a two-pronged operation inside Syria against Islamic State (IS) jihadists and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), shelling over a dozen targets. The strikes against the YPG are hugely sensitive as the outfit -- seen as a terror group by Ankara -- is allied with Turkey's NATO partner the United States in the fight against IS in Syria.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

    Pedicab driver Reyjin dives into a neighbour's house for a quick meth fix, fearful of taking a bullet to the head in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs but unable to quit. More than 2,000 people have died violent deaths since Duterte took office two months ago and immediately implemented his scorched-earth plans to eradicate drugs in society, ordering police to shoot dead traffickers and urging ordinary citizens to kill addicts. Armed police constantly circle in Reyjin's Manila slum community, but he continues to snort the fumes of the highly addictive methamphetamine known as "shabu" that Duterte has warned is destroying the lives of millions of poor Filipinos.

    AFP News