• Umno leader dismisses sacking rumours, insists Najib step down

    The women's wing head at the Gopeng Umno division is unperturbed by talk of being sacked from the party for calling for the party president to step down, Sinar Harian reports. Datuk Hamidah Osman (pic, right) said she stood by the principle that the party was more important than any individual leader. "I hold on to the principle of being...

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  • Only Najib and his Cabinet will fall in no-confidence vote, say lawyers

    Only the Cabinet, and not the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, will fall in the event that a no-confidence vote against Datuk Seri Najib Razak succeeds, constitutional lawyers say. Cabinet members will have to step down together with the prime minister upon the king accepting his resignation, or if he refuses to dissolve Parliament. This...

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  • This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died

    Good Technology Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt When … Continued The post This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.

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  • GE2015: Humanising Dr Chee Soon Juan

    This election, the bulk of the media reports on local mainstream media seems to be dominated by reports on the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) saga. I don’t know about you, but frankly, I am sick of it. While it is an important issue, it is not the SOLE issue affecting Singapore and Singaporeans, and definitely

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  • Malaysia’s sovereignty remains intact even with RM2.6b Arab donation, Nazri says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — The RM 2.6 billion donation by the Arabs to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private bank accounts has not compromised Malaysia’s sovereignty because we have nothing...

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  • McDonald's Japan hit by another food scandal

    McDonald's in Japan said on Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals. Dozens of pieces of plastic were found inside the beverage, a company spokesman told AFP, adding that a plastic instrument used to make the drink may have been the source. McDonald's Japan unit has been battered by a series of scandals including a human tooth found in some fries.

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  • Unreal Raikkonen stuns Ferrari boss

    By Alan Baldwin MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene was left wondering whether he was with the real Kimi Raikkonen after his Finnish Formula One driver devoted half an hour to signing autographs and greeting fans at the Italian Grand Prix. The 2007 world champion is regularly voted the sport's most popular driver, despite the 'Iceman' being renowned for his taciturn attitude and lack of enthusiasm for sponsor engagements. Asked whether it was true that Raikkonen had "set a record" for signing autographs at Monza on Thursday evening, and whether he had pushed him to do it, Arrivabene smiled.

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  • Men claiming discovery of Nazi 'gold train' go public

    Two treasure hunters claiming to have discovered a Nazi "gold train" went public Friday for the first time but failed to reveal evidence for the alleged find they insist is "irrefutable". The men, who identified themselves as Piotr Koper, a Pole, and German national Andreas Richter, told Poland's TVP public broadcaster they would only communicate via their lawyers from now on. Authorities in Poland's southwestern province of Lower Silesia where the armoured train is allegedly buried cast doubt on its existence earlier this week, insisting there was no credible evidence for it.

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  • Three female monks killed in temple blaze

    KUALA LUMPUR: Three female monks were killed in a blaze that destroyed a Buddhist temple in Setapak, here, early morning today. The 3am incident happened at a squatter’s area near PPR Kampung Baru Air Panas, which also saw several of the houses there affected by the fire. City Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail said the victims' charred remains were found inside the temple's bathroom.

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  • UAE, Bahrain lose 50 troops on deadliest day for Yemen coalition

    The UAE said 45 of its soldiers fighting rebels in Yemen were killed in an arms depot blast, while five border guards from Bahrain died in the deadliest day yet for the Saudi-led coalition. Three days of national mourning were declared for the UAE's highest casualty toll of the six-month-old air war, which Yemen's government blamed on an "accidental explosion" at a military base in the eastern province of Marib. The coalition was launched in March to stop Iran-backed Huthi rebels from taking full control of Yemen and to restore the rule of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, exiled in Riyadh.

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  • We will hold you to your ‘no impunity’ promise, TI tells Ahmad Zahid

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 4 — Global watchdog Transparency International (TI) today said it will hold Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to his promise that the government will...

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  • She Pretended To Be Blind In An Adult Toy Shop… A Brilliant Idea! #ShortFilm

    This article She Pretended To Be Blind In An Adult Toy Shop… A Brilliant Idea! originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Little lies don’t matter, as long as nobody gets hurt. Right? Mi Li set up her own adult toy business to spite her ex-boss. She was annoyed by his self-righteous, uptight approach to business. She proved herself a worthy competitor, cleverly fashioning the customer experience … Continued Visit www.viddsee.com to watch the best short films in Asia now. Or download our iPhone or Android app for free.

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  • Massive rock threatening to crash into base of Arizona dam

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A massive piece of rock is at risk of crashing down from a canyon wall to the base of an Arizona dam, prompting the government to send in a crew of rappelers to keep the slab in place.

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  • My discipline may have cost United says Ferguson

    Alex Ferguson's insistence on discipline above all else might have cost Manchester United trophies during his 26-year reign, he has said. In his new book "Leading", the most successful manager in British football history said that does not mean he would do anything differently. David Beckham, Roy Keane, Jaap Stam and Ruud van Nistelrooy were among the leading players who left the club after falling foul of Ferguson.

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  • University stifling freedom to protest, say student groups

    A coalition of student groups has criticised the deputy vice chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for threatening action against students who had joined a sit-in protest outside Parliament and barring students from wearing Bersih 4 T-shirts on campus. The Students Progressive Front, a coalition of 24 student groups across Malaysia, in...

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  • GE2015: WP will not engage PAP on AHPETC anymore

    It's official: The Worker's Party (WP) has had enough of the long-running Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) saga. And the party's big guns would continue to focus on hot button issues like housing and transport policy, saying that it was the opposition's presence in Parliament that had helped pressure the government into policy U-turns.

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  • 539 Investors Double Their 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 4 years.

  • Polish river reveals 17th century secrets amid drought

    Archeologists are having a field day in Poland's longest river, the Vistula, which because of a drought has hit a record low water level allowing them to uncover a treasure trove of ancient artifacts. "There are pieces of marble and stoneware and fragments of fountains, window sills, columns, concrete slabs, cannonballs," said Hubert Kowalski, a researcher at Warsaw University's archeological institute. Dressed in orange and green rubber hip waders, the archeologists slosh around the Vistula, whose level has fallen to just 40 centimetres (16 inches) in downtown Warsaw -- the lowest in over 200 years.

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  • Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

    The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.

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  • 60,000 Antelopes Died in 4 Days — And No One Knows Why

    When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground. "But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed," Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science. But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died.

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