• GE2015: Chee Soon Juan slams 'gutter politics' in first speech

    Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) leader Chee Soon Juan has hit out strongly at what he perceives to be “personal attacks” on him by the People’s Action Party (PAP).

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  • Confirmed: Wing Part Is From Missing Malaysian Flight

    French authorities confirmed today (Sept. 3) that a piece of debris that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean in July came from the Malaysia Airlines plane that mysteriously disappeared last year. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 seemingly vanished without a trace on March 8, 2014, and the airplane part that washed ashore is the first piece of physical evidence recovered from the flight. In August, a week after the wing part washed ashore on the French island of Réunion, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that the part belonged to the missing aircraft.

  • Dutch in danger as Iceland on brink of Euro 2016

    Iceland took a big step towards sealing their ticket to Euro 2016 with a 1-0 win in the Netherlands on Thursday which put the Dutch in danger of missing the finals in France. A Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty on 51 minutes ensured that Iceland stay top of Group A with 18 points - eight ahead of World Cup bronze medallists the Netherlands - who are third with three games left. The stuttering Dutch campaign had already cost Guus Hiddink his job and new coach Danny Blind had a baptism of fire in Amsterdam.

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  • 'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

    It was dark and everyone was screaming," Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey's Dogan news agency of the moment the dinghy began to sink. "We tried to cling to the small boat, but it was deflating." Abdullah cut an inconsolable figure sitting outside the morgue in Bodrum on Thursday, staring blankly into his mobile phone as he waited for the coffins of his family to be loaded onto a municipal van, an AFP photographer reported. Abdullah had been trying to cross along with his family and up to three other Syrians from the flashpoint town of Kobane that last year was the subject of a months-long battle between Kurdish militias and jihadists, Turkish media said.

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  • Najib rather bring country down with him than resign, says Kadir Jasin

    Datuk A. Kadir Jasin today accused Datuk Seri Najib Razak of clinging on to power at all costs despite being faced with ongoing political scandals and repeated calls for him to step down. Writing in his blog, the veteran newsman listed a litany of Najib's problems which included his spending in the run up to the 2013 general election and the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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.

  • New refugee proposals as photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world

    The heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank brought home the horror of the refugee crisis -- the worst of its kind since World War II. With tensions growing in Europe over how to handle the situation, France and Germany said they had agreed that the EU should now impose binding quotas on the numbers that member states should take in, having failed to reach such a deal in June. "We agree that... we need binding quotas within the European Union to share the burden. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will next week unveil a plan for the relocation of at least 120,000 more refugees to ease the burden on frontline EU nations Greece, Italy and Hungary, a European source told AFP.

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  • Goal glut as Bhutan, Malaysia suffer

    Qatar recorded their biggest victory in international football when they eased past tiny Bhutan 15-0 while the UAE handed Malaysia a 10-0 rout in the Asian Zone World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. Qatar's win in Doha bettered their earlier record against Afghanistan and Lebanon whom they had beaten 8-0 in the 1980s. Bhutan, a remote Himalayan kingdom, known more for its philosophy of Gross National Happiness than for any notable sporting achievement – its national sport is archery – endured a nightmarish outing in Doha and trailed 8-0 at half-time in the Group C match that saw Ali Asad and Mohammed Muntari notch up hat-tricks for the hosts.

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  • Justin Bieber breaks first-week Spotify record

    Justin Bieber on Thursday broke the record for biggest first week on streaming service Spotify, proving the pop star's enduring popularity despite his slew of controversies. Bieber enjoyed a spike in streams after he performed two songs including "What Do You Mean?" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. Triggering much commentary on social media, Bieber was visibly crying toward the end of his choreographed performance.

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  • China's anti-ship missile and troop cuts highlight shifting power

    China's unveiling of "carrier-killer" missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined its shift towards naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said. More than a dozen anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of travelling at 10 times the speed of sound were shown at a massive military parade in Beijing, with state television calling them a "trump card" in potential conflicts and "one of China's key weapons in asymmetric warfare". For a fraction of the cost of an aircraft carrier the missile threatens to alter the balance of power in the Pacific.

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  • TI president Ugaz was rude, says PCM leader

    Huan said the Peruvian could do well to address the level of corruption in his own country before putting down Malaysia as he did in his speech at the International Anti Corruption Conference in Putrajaya yesterday. "As the president of Transparency International, he should have all the facts at his fingers before behaving so rudely," said Huan. "His own country, Peru, has declined in the corruption perceptions index (CPI), from 80th to 85th between 2011 and 2014, while Malaysia has improved from 60th to 50th.

    New Straits Times
  • Five policemen among nabbed during raid on illegal gambling den

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police nabbed five of their own during a raid on an illegal gambling den in Taman Bandaraya Kuchai, here, on Thursday. The 2.15pm operation, codenamed Op Dadu, was carried out by the federal police Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (ISCD) following information received on policemen frequenting the frequenting the premises. Sources told the New Straits Times that four of the policemen arrested were attached to the Petaling police station, while another was attached to the Brickfields district police headquarters.

    New Straits Times
  • This hybrid smartwatch has a 6-month battery life

    A new startup from Singapore is finding success on Kickstarter with a smartwatch of a very different kind.

    Tech in Asia
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  • Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

    Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. Whatever the truth behind these prominent men's mental health, multiple studies have found a link between creativity and neuroticism — a tendency toward rumination and negative thinking. Now, British researchers have proposed a possible reason for the connection: Creativity and neuroticism could be two sides of the same coin.

  • Dr M disgruntled because no Umno support, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — A senior Umno minister today said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be left to go about his business as he is merely “disgruntled” and an “old man”, amid the former prime...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Wrong to declare Dr Hatta's divorce, says Amanah leader

    SEREMBAN: The Kelantan Syariah Court chief judge Datuk Daud Muhammad was wrong in declaring Kuala Krai member of parliament Dr Hatta Ramli’s divorce with his wife, a senior Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) leader said today. Negri Sembilan Amanah chairman Zulkefly Mohamad Omar said this was because Dr Hatta’s act of breaking his ‘bai’ah’ (oath of allegiance) with Pas had not yet been brought to court. Zulkefly said the judge did not have the right to pass judgment on Dr Hatta’s marital status before the matter was in court.

    New Straits Times
  • Leon Gorman, LL Bean's grandson and company leader, dies

    FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Leon Gorman, a grandson of L.L. Bean who led a modernization and expansion of the outdoors retailer after the founder's death, died Thursday. He was 80.

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  • Kylie Jenner's New Hair

    Kylie Jenner has debuted yet another new look!

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  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

    If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim ...

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  • Bale goal takes Wales closer to first finals since 1958

    By Peter Stevenson NICOSIA (Reuters) - Gareth Bale's late header gave Wales a 1-0 win over Cyprus in their Euro 2016 Group B qualifier on Thursday and kept them on course for their first major finals since the 1958 World Cup. Wales, who have 17 points from seven games, can clinch a place at the finals in France if they beat Israel at home on Sunday. Real Madrid forward Bale gave Cyprus keeper Antonis Giorgallides no chance as he powerfully met Aaron Ramsey's cross from the right after 82 minutes to spark wild celebrations between the players, coaching staff and travelling fans.