• Assad says Russian failure in Syria would 'destroy' Mideast

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in comments broadcast on Sunday that the success of Russia's military intervention in his country's civil war was vital for the whole Middle East. "The alliance between Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran must succeed or else the whole region will be destroyed," he said in an interview broadcast by Iranian state television. Russia on Wednesday launched air strikes in Syria in a move Moscow insists is aimed at fighting the Islamic State group.

    AFP News
  • Mega Tsunami with 50-Foot Waves Swallowed Ancient Island

    A mega tsunami taller than a 50-story skyscraper once engulfed an island off the west coast of Africa, researchers say. This finding suggests the giant landslides and killer waves that such tsunamis can trigger might pose a major hazard to people living on islands and coasts, scientists added. Tsunamis are monster waves that are often caused by earthquakes.

  • Ling’s call for Najib to go will not weaken PM, says Umno minister

    Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik's call for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down will not weaken the prime minister, said an Umno minister today. In a series of tweets using his Twitter handle ‏@mpkotabelud, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the former MCA president had "underestimated" wishes of the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Headless body of a woman found

    KLUANG: A headless body of a woman was found in the bushes in Kampung Parit Haji Hashim, Simpang Renggam, here at 10.25am yesterday. Kluang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said a member of the public telephoned the police about finding the body, that was only clad in a bra and a piece of cloth.

    New Straits Times
  • Onus on BN to correct perception that Malays are anti-Chinese, Perkasa says

    RAWANG, Oct 4 — Barisan Nasional (BN) must take the initiative to correct the perception that Malays are anti-Chinese by meeting non-Malays personally and clarifying matters, Perkasa president...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysia can follow Singapore method to measure air quality, says Zahid

    It is not wrong to adopt Singapore's method in reading the air quality, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today, adding that egos must be set aside as the situation caused by forest fires worsens. "We could get the new equipment. But until we implement the reading with the new equipment, we can at least follow their...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • China win Asia Basketball title, qualify for Olympics

    China's men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.

    AFP News
  • Search fails to locate missing Indonesian plane for 2nd day

    MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) — For a second day, searchers failed to locate a plane with 10 people on board that went missing in eastern Indonesia, officials said Sunday.

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  • You're not special any more, Mourinho is told

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - If, as former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, a week is a long time in politics, four and a half months in football clearly represents an eternity. It was only in mid-May that Jose Mourinho's status as the self-styled 'Special One' was rubber-stamped when his Chelsea side finished eight points ahead of their nearest rivals as they romped to the Premier League title. It is early October and already the Londoners have lost six matches in all competitions this season and Mourinho acknowledges his players are going through a crisis of confidence.

  • Come out of hiding, Kit Siang urges Gani

    Former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should come out of hiding to clarify the issues surrounding troubled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today. He threw his support behind former Special Branch deputy director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador who had in an open letter to Putrajaya urged Gani to clarify the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • The least glamorous first jobs of 18 highly successful people

    AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. It … Continued The post The least glamorous first jobs of 18 highly successful people appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • England braces for financial fallout after World Cup collapse

    A nation was left reeling Sunday after England crashed out of its own Rugby World Cup, with experts predicting the country would take an economic hit to add to the huge sporting blow. England suffered the humiliation of becoming the first World Cup host nation to bow out in the first round after a 33-13 defeat to Australia at Twickenham ended their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. Rugby World Cup organisers insisted the competition as a whole would not be affected, with stadiums all but sold out right up to the final.

    AFP News
  • Review: 'Hero' captures the strengths and flaws of the TV series

    Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter. “Hero” is a Japanese law comedy based on the television series of the same name. It stars Takuya Kimura (Kohei Kuryu), Keiko Kitagawa (Chika Asagi), and Takako Matsu (Maiko Amamiya).

    Marcus Goh
  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 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.

  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares and class C shares will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • Mexican 'wolf man' battles isolation of rare condition

    Jesus Aceves may never get used to people's stares, but after decades of alcoholism and a painful career as a circus freak, he has made a resolution: to stop burying his hair-covered face in his hands. Aceves, a 41-year-old Mexican man, has an extremely rare condition called hypertrichosis, also known as "werewolf syndrome" -- an abnormal amount of hair growth on the face and body. Just 50 cases of hypertrichosis have ever been documented.

    AFP News
  • Sultan Johor: Progress cannot be achieved if fighting continues

    BATU PAHAT: No country in the world can achieve progress and development if its people are fighting with each other, said Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.He said tolerance, a culture of respecting and helping each other as well as avoiding being vengeful are values that need to be practiced by all parties in the country."Even though we live in a society that are multi-racial and with different religions and customs, we can still live in unity and with a high spirit of tolerance that is practiced by all level of society. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Pre-school teacher killed in accident

    KUALA TERENGGANU:A 41-year-old Kemas pre-school teacher was killed on the spot when the car she was in skidded and hit a Toyota Hilux near Kampung Sungai Ikan, here, today.According a source, the victim, Zaliha Awi, 41, and her son Wan Muhammad Irwan, 6, were in the car driven by her husband Wan Mohd Radhi Wan Derahman, 41, when the accident happened at KM29 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kelantan at 8am."Mohd Radhi was heading towards Setiu to send Zaliha to attend a seminar," he said. ...

    New Straits Times
  • The 'water mafias' that suck Karachi dry

    The moment they saw the city water tanker stop in their neighbourhood, Mohammed and Nayla rushed towards it. In Sadiqabad and other Karachi slums, water barely flows through the pipe meant to supply the shacks packed along the rutted earth lanes. Over recent decades Karachi has expanded in an uncontrolled, unplanned way, booming from 500,000 to 20 million inhabitants in the space of 60 years and sprawling over an area 33 times the size of central Paris.

    AFP News
  • Don’t get upset if China funds parties to oust Umno, says veteran leader

    Umno should not get upset if China donated to Chinese-based parties in Malaysia in order to oppose its rule, veteran party leader Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said today, since the ruling Malay party accepted political donations from foreigners. Sanusi said Umno, which heads the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, had as part of its practice, received...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage.

    Associated Press