• 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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  • Russia beat Moldova, edge closer to Euro 2016

    Russia secured a 2-1 win against Moldova in Chisinau on Friday to leave their Euro 2016 destiny in their own hands. Full back Sergei Ignashevich and forward Arten Dzyuba set up the 2018 World Cup hosts' third win in as many matches since Leonid Slutsky took over in August from sacked Italian Fabio Capello. Eugeniu Cebotaru was on target for Moldova "Today I set my men to play the combinational style football from the start," Slutsky said.

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  • China warns U.S. it will not allow violations of its waters

    By Adam Rose and David Brunnstrom BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Friday it would not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation, as the United States considers sailing warships close to China's artificial islands in the South China Sea. A U.S. defence official told Reuters on Thursday the United States was considering sending ships to waters inside the 12-nautical-mile zones that China claims as territory around islands it has built in the Spratly chain. Western media reports quoted U.S. officials as saying the action could take place within a matter of days, but awaited a decision by U.S. President Barack Obama.

  • Kajang kidnappers arrested

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested two suspects, including an Indonesian, believed to be linked to the abduction of a five-year-old boy in Sungai Chua, Kajang yesterday. Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat confirmed that the duo, aged 28 and 32, were picked up at 10.25pm during around Sg Chua.

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  • Cops to cabbies: Stop ‘arresting’ Uber drivers

    Taxi drivers can't simply go around wantonly arresting Uber and GrabCar drivers. "As a taxi driver, you can't simply make a citizen's arrest. You as a taxi driver, you don't have the power to arrest people," said Low when contacted by the New Straits Times.

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  • Haka face-off ignites All Blacks-Tonga match

    The All Blacks and Tonga treated the 54,000 people packed into St James' park to an enthralling pre-match drama ahead of their World Cup match Friday with a haka showdown. It was the only match in this World Cup to feature a traditional war-dance confrontation but the third between the All Blacks and Tonga in the tournament's history. World Cup rules dictated that Tonga, as the designated 'Team A' for the match would go first with their sipi tau and 'Team B' New Zealand could chose when to respond.

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  • The Latest: Slain Iran general was key figure in Syria war

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).

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  • Mother of dead Hong Kong teen jailed

    The Filipina mother of a teenager who plunged to her death from an upmarket Hong Kong apartment was jailed Friday for a visa violation which surfaced in the wake of the tragedy. Herminia Garcia, 53, was sent to prison for a year for outstaying her permit to live in the city, despite the defence seeking mitigation in the wake of the "awful" loss of her daughter. In emotional scenes at Eastern Magistrates' Court, Garcia was hugged by her tearful surviving young daughter as she was led away.

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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.

  • 1MDB acknowledges BNM’s right to revoke earlier permissions

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fully acknowledges and respects Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) right to revoke its earlier permissions and issue any direction it deems fit under the Financial Services Act 2013. This is despite the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) confirming that no offence had been committed by 1MDB officials. “1MDB commits to cooperate and continue engaging with BNM, to address their concerns and seek a viable resolution of this outstanding matter,” it said in a statement here today.

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  • Myth Busted: Conspiracy Theorists Do Believe Stuff 'Just Happens'

    The sheriff of Douglas County in Oregon where a mass shooting occurred on Oct. 2 is in hot water after the discovery that he posted a "Sandy Hook truther" video to Facebook in 2013. Contrary to popular opinion, the research finds, people who think conspiratorially aren't more likely to assume everything happens for a reason, rejecting the likelihood of random chance, than people who don't hold conspiracy beliefs. "What we show is that the psychology of conspiracy theories is located in a rather high level of cognition, perhaps at the level of beliefs and ideology and not at the level of a deeper personality or perception mode," said study researcher Sebastian Dieguez, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

  • Where is Singapore getting its opposition leaders (Part 3: Beyond PAP)

    In this three-part series, Yahoo Singapore explores the backgrounds of the country’s past and present political leaders, as well as the possible backgrounds of future leaders. In this article, we focus on the leaders of the opposition.

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  • Court upholds decision to keep brain-damaged Frenchman alive

    A French court on Friday upheld a hospital's decision to keep a brain-damaged man alive in a case that has divided his family. The judges said Vincent Lambert's doctors were within their rights, based on their "professional and moral independence," to suspend an earlier court decision that would have seen them cut the intravenous food and water keeping the 38-year-old alive. The European Court of Human Rights had in June backed an earlier decision by a French court to allow Lambert to be taken off life support.

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  • Klopp's first press conference - in quotes

    Liverpool's new manager Jurgen Klopp charmed the British media on Friday in his first press conference since being appointed as the successor to the sacked Brendan Rodgers. AFP Sports selects the highlights from his official unveiling: "The intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all Liverpool fans around the world. It is not a usual club, it is a special club.

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  • Selena Gomez: Everything happens for a reason

    Selena Gomez has used every bad thing that has happened in her life to help her grow.

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  • Australia in talks to send refugees to the Philippines

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is in talks to send refugees who try to reach its shores illegally to the Philippines, the immigration minister said Friday.

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  • Malays moderate group lauds rulers for voicing out on 1MDB

    The group of prominent Malays, G25, today voiced their support for the probe into state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be completed without delay to remove the element of political instability arising from allegations of mismanagement related to the firm. In a statement today, group member Zailah Ismail also supported the call...

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  • Deal with IPIC will shave off RM16 billion debt, says 1MDB

    The deal where International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) will pay the interests due in October and November this year for a US$3.5 billion bond held by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will reduce the state investor's debt by about RM16 billion, it said in a statement today. ...

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  • Gillian Anderson: End unnecessary animal testing!

    Gillian Anderson has penned a letter to an Indian politician calling for a ban on animals undergoing toxic testing for drugs.

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