• No business as usual with Najib, press for Anwar’s release, Obama told

    US President Barack Obama must urge Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Razak to release Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from prison and drop all politically motivated charges, says a global human rights body ahead of the US-Asean Summit. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Najib's invitation to the summit, which will be held in the US in five days, had...

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  • Liam Neeson finds love with 'super famous' girlfriend

    Liam Neeson is finally in a serious relationship following the death of wife Natasha Richardson in 2009.

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  • Guan Eng hits out at ‘open house’ protesters, says disrespectful

    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today expressed outrage at a group of protestors who turned up at his Chinese New Year open house yesterday, calling their action “extreme”. He said he could not recall any such incident ever taking place in Malaysia during an open house event. Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, also said the protest...

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  • Klopp wants Liverpool to find solution to ticket price row

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has urged the Liverpool board to find a satisfactory solution with the supporters after concerns were raised about the club's ticket pricing structure at Anfield next season. Around 10,000 fans headed for the exits at Anfield during Saturday's 2-2 Premier League draw with Sunderland, in protest against the highest priced 77 pounds (about $111) ticket for next season. Klopp denied the fans' walkout on Saturday affected his players on the pitch, as Liverpool let three points slip from their grasp after throwing away their two-goal lead in the final 10 minutes of the game.

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  • Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images At 8:30 p.m., I pulled … Continued The post Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

    Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. ...

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  • Emperor’s clothes sees Selangor rep in hot water with PAS ulama

    Selangor PAS assemblyman Mohd Khairuddin Othman has apologised for wearing a Chinese emperor costume for Chinese New Year, saying he was unaware it resembled one of the eight immortals of the Tao pantheon, Cao Guojio. He said he was prepared to face any action from the PAS central committee and the Shura Council for his mistake, party organ...

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  • Tokyo leads Asian equities rout as traders flee to safety

    Tokyo stocks led a rout across Asian markets Tuesday, while Japanese government bond yields turned negative, the dollar dived against the yen and gold jumped as fears about the global economy sent investors scrambling to safety.

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  • We have enough information to conclude 1MDB probe, says PAC

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has enough information to make an "objective, transparent and fair conclusion" on its probe into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, said its chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin. He said the committee did need not call any more witnesses for its probe as suggested by fellow PAC member Tony Pua. Pua had...

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  • James triple-double leads Cavs over Kings

    Cleveland superstar LeBron James posted his 40th career triple-double -- and his first this season -- to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-100 NBA win over the reeling Sacramento Kings. James had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and teammate Kyrie Irving added 32 points and 12 assists to pile on the misery for the Kings, who have lost four straight and eight of their last nine. Sacramento coach George Karl reportedly could be fired before next weekend's All-Star break.

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  • Oil tumbles after Saudi-Venezuela talks, WTI below $30

    Crude oil prices slid lower Monday, pushing US oil below $30 a barrel, after weekend talks between OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and Venezuela dashed hopes for a reduction in production. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for March delivery sank $1.20 (3.9 percent) to $29.69 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The meeting between Venezuela and Saudi oil ministers appeared to be a washout as Saudi Arabia continued to show unwillingness to support an emergency OPEC meeting on low prices, said Tim Evans of Citi Futures.

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  • Hong Kong police 'fire warning shots' in street clash

    Baton-wielding Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots and pepper spray early Tuesday after a riot erupted in a busy district when officials tried to shift illegal hawkers on Chinese New Year. Television footage showed one officer pointing his gun at crowds of protesters on the streets of Mongkok who hurled bricks, bottles and pieces of wooden pallets at police in the worst clashes since pro-democracy demonstrations in late 2014. Police fired at least two warning shots in the air, multiple news outlets reported, while footage showed protesters removing bricks from pavements, charging police lines with homemade shields and setting rubbish on fire in the middle of the road.

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  • Daniel Bryan Redefined the Makeup of a Top WWE Superstar

    The trails Daniel Bryan blazed during his WWE career are still smoldering. As the former world champion steps away from the ring, he leaves behind a mold-breaking legacy...

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  • Chris Martin: 'Beyonce rejected my music'

    Chris Martin has described his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow as "a weird one".

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  • N. Korea rocket more powerful than old one: Seoul

    The rocket North Korea launched this week appeared to be more powerful than one fired in 2012, with an increased range of 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles) which puts most of the US within reach, a South Korean defence ministry official said Tuesday. There had been speculation the North might use a much larger rocket this time after having completed work on an extended 67-metre (220-foot) gantry tower capable of handling a launch vehicle twice the size of the 30-metre Unha-3. North Korea, however, has not yet mastered key technology needed to turn the rocket into an inter-continental ballistic missile -- a re-entry vehicle to protect the warhead from heat, the official said.

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  • Surrounded by diamonds, villagers go hungry in drought-hit Zimbabwe

    By Andrew Mambondiyani MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shylet Mutsago, a 63-year-old who lives near the diamond fields of Marange, cannot hide her anger over how mining in this gem-rich part of eastern Zimbabwe has failed to improve the lives of local people. Amid frequent drought, people in Marange had hoped the diamond industry would invest in reviving irrigation schemes. National law requires mining companies to help local communities develop.

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  • Want cops to probe Dr M? Lodge a report, IGP says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — The police will investigate former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his recent blog post condemning the attorney-general if there is a report lodged against him,...

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  • At CNY open house, politicians unite

    It was an unusual sight to witness political leaders from the opposite spectrum hanging out together at a public function. An open house function by Negri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall yesterday managed to achieve that by gathering leaders from both Barisan Nasional and the opposition to celebrate Chinese New Year in Seremban. The function...

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  • Fresh blow for Van Gaal as United share price slumps

    Embattled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the Premier League club's share price dipped to its lowest level in over three years. Van Gaal has been engaged in a battle to hold onto his job for much of a troubled season and that struggle was hardly helped by news that United's share position isn't much healthier than their league status. United's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were dented on Sunday when Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored in stoppage-time to rescue a 1-1 draw against Van Gaal's team, who are now six points adrift of the top four with 13 matches remaining.

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  • This is how you can increase your odds of winning Blackjack this CNY

    Probability of winning stands at 42.42% for each hand of Blackjack. The post This is how you can increase your odds of winning Blackjack this CNY appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

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