• ‘White people’ should stay out of Malaysia’s affairs, Najib says

    In a fiery speech today to Seremban Umno delegates, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told foreigners to stay out of Malaysia’s administrative affairs, saying they “white people” should not play any role in determining the country’s future. As an example, the Umno president singled out Sarawak Report, the London-based whistleblower site founded and operated by journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown. The site has been running a series of exposés on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy, and has even linked Najib to the scandal.

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  • Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning.

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  • Family feud in evidence at Bobbi Kristina funeral

    The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. A longstanding rift between families of the young woman's famous mother and father broke out into the open at a memorial service being held for Bobbi Kristina at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.

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  • MH370 search: Chinese and Indonesian items washed ashore on Reunion

    A Chinese water bottle and an Indonesian cleaning product have washed up on Reunion Island, where debris that could be from MH370 was found this week. Experts are preparing to analyse the piece of aircraft, which could be part of a wing from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last year. Malaysian officials are confident the piece is from MH370, as a police helicopter searches the remote Indian Ocean island for more debris.

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  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week. Conservationists decided the most natural thing was to leave the bones where they were for hyenas to finish off, said Brent Stapelkamp, a lion researcher and part of a team that had tracked and studied Cecil for nine years. Stapelkamp darted Cecil and put his last GPS collar on in October.

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  • Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand. The fragment may be the first clue to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared last year with 293 people aboard. Massive search efforts have failed to find any sign of the plane, and authorities are analyzing the piece to see if it matches the missing plane.

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  • Rapper Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

    Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer. In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is 10,000 euros ($10,986.00). Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album "Bush" earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

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  • The Love Story Of Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

    The social networking king Mark Zuckerberg etched a name for himself with Facebook, right on the day when he launched it from his dormitory. This was not a typical Mark Zuckerberg meeting, which would affect millions on the Internet. Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, a sophomore from Boston, at a party hosted by Mark’s fraternity in 2003.

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  • Bin Laden's half sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash - Arabiya

    A sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 with four people on board including its Jordanian pilot was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a car auction site, the Dubai-based news channel reported on its website. It identified the three passengers as Sana' Mohamed bin Laden, her husband Zuhair Hashem and Sana's mother, Raja' Hashem.

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  • Basketball: Team World win first NBA match in Africa

    Team Africa included NBA players from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Senegal and South Sudan and they made the running against opposition consisting largely of American-born stars. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who attended the historic match, said "it was only a matter of time before a pre-season game was staged in Africa".

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  • Kylie Jenner Reveals The Secret Behind Her Curves

    The youngest Kardashnner, Kylie Jenner viciously denied having breast enhancing surgery earlier this year. But the reality TV star has now admitted that her curves aren’t entirely all her own work. Copyright [Instagram/kyliejenner]The teenager admitted

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  • Umno destined for ruin if members all ‘yes men’, ousted Shafie says

    Umno will face destruction if its members fear to speak the truth and choose only to be “yes men” to ensure their own political survival, vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said today in an apparent swipe at party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Speaking at an Umno divisional meeting here, days after his own criticism of Najib saw him axed from the federal Cabinet, the former minister suggested that Umno had steered off course in its fight to elevate the economic status of the Malays. The Sabah Umno leader also insisted that his criticism of Najib was only done out of love for a party he has stood by for more than 30 years, which he said is now weighed down by a massive leadership crisis.

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  • Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Correia at UFC 190

    Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance. Rousey decided to fight Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia in a raucous arena at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night.

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  • Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

    Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Construction of the mile-long span linking Minnesota and Wisconsin has given rise to an unexpected tourist market: Guided 90-minute tours to watch crews assemble the bridge a segment at a time, like a Lego set. From the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement in New York to a "floating bridge" outside Seattle, bridge construction tours around the country are regularly filled to capacity, too.

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  • Five bodies with hands bound found in Mexico

    Five bodies with their hands bound and some with apparent signs of torture were found in a home in Mexico City, police said Saturday. Mexico is enduring a nightmare of drug-related violence that has left more than 100,000 people dead and 22,000 missing since 2006, when the government deployed the military to fight the country's powerful drug cartels. When bodies with signs of torture are found, authorities often suspect the deaths stem from the settling of scores between rival gangs, mainly in states in northern of Mexico.

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  • Main contenders for 2016 Philippines presidency

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino named Interior Minister Manuel Roxas on Friday as the candidate he will support in the May 9, 2016 presidential election. The following are the leading contenders for the post: MANUEL "MAR" ROXAS, 58 A scion of the old, landed rich from the central Philippines' sugar-baron country, US-educated Roxas is a grandson of the country's first post World War II president, who also had the same name. Untainted by corruption, unlike many Filipino politicians, he is a close friend of Aquino and is seen by many as a safe pick to carry the torch of the latter's reformist presidency.

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  • New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message

    By Saud Mehsud and Jibran Ahmad DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection. The new head, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, was deputy for several years to the elusive one-eyed former leader Mullah Omar, who served as a unifying figure and a spiritual guide for the insurgency despite his absence. This week the Taliban confirmed Omar had been dead for some time.

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  • Premier League club-by-club preview

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Club-by-club preview ahead of the start of the Premier League season on Aug. 8: ARSENALGoalkeeper Petr Cech may be the only major signing but manager Arsene Wenger is confident

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  • Will it ever really be OK for a woman to go topless?

    In 1996, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the conviction of a woman named Gwen Jacobs who’d gone topless on a hot summer day, and since then, regardless of whether or not they’ve (we’ve?) exercised the right, women can totally take their tops off when out. Sadly, as of right now, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a woman who exercises her right to go topless without being subjected to shade and/or side-eye.

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  • Dwayne Johnson 'Disappointed' Over Hulk Hogan Racism Row

    Dwayne Johnson has spoken of his disappointment over the Hulk Hogan racism row. The Rock, who has known Hogan - real name Terry Bollea - for years on the pro wrestling circuit, made the comments during a panel interview for his new TV comedy series ‘Ballers’.

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