• Son of Philippine dictator Marcos to run for vice-president

    The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos announced Monday he would run for vice-president in next year's elections, the biggest step in a remarkable political comeback for his once-exiled family. Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, popularly known as "Bongbong", said he would run for vice-president and hinted at an alliance with a potential presidential nominee accused of widespread human rights abuses. "I have decided to run for Vice President in the May 2016 elections," Marcos Jnr, 58, said in a statement.

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  • RM2.6 billion donor will want publicity, says Dr Mahathir

    The alleged Middle-Eastern donor who “contributed” RM2.6 billion into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal accounts would have wanted publicity for the donation, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The former prime minister said that such would have been the “ego” of someone who was giving away such a large sum of money. He said...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Woman sits dead for hours in Hong Kong McDonald's

    A homeless woman lay dead at a Hong Kong McDonald's restaurant for hours surrounded by diners who failed to notice her, sparking concern over the city's "McRefugees". "We welcome everyone to visit our restaurants any time.

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  • Five contenders for the Liverpool job

    After sacking Brendan Rodgers following a disappointing start to the Premier League season, Liverpool are in the hunt for a new manager.

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  • Syrian insurgent groups vow to attack Russian forces

    BEIRUT (AP) — More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups vowed to attack Russian forces in retaliation for Moscow's air campaign in a show of unity among the usually fragmented rebels against what they called the "occupiers" of Syria.

    Associated Press
  • More losses for Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC

    Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC Monday reported a second straight quarterly loss in the three months to September, just weeks after announcing job cuts as it tries to turn around its business. HTC, once a star of the intensely competitive smartphone sector, has struggled to maintain its edge as Samsung, Apple and strong Chinese brands like Huawei expand their market share. HTC's revenue in the third quarter was Tw$21.4 billion, almost halved from the same period a year earlier.

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  • WSJ publisher replies to PM’s lawyers, again insists 1MDB exposé accurate

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) publisher Dow Jones & Company has confirmed that it responded last week to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer’s letter and said it told the prime...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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.

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  • Supermarket robbers chased down by members of the public

    KUALA LUMPUR: Two suspects were chased down by members of the public and nabbed after robbing a supermarket in Taman Bunga Raya, Wangsa Maju last night. Wangsa Maju district police chief Superintendent Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said in the 12am incident, a suspect had threatened the store assistant with an iron rod and forced him to open the cashier till.

    New Straits Times
  • Workers tear shirts off Air France managers in jobs protest

    PARIS (AP) — Union activists protesting nearly 3,000 proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and fled under police protection.

    Associated Press
  • Three Alternatives to Balikbayan Boxes for OFWs

    400,000 balikbayan boxes are being sent to the Philippines every month. Just last year, the value of the contents inside these boxes totaled Php 2.28 trillion ($48 billion) with each box being filled to the brim with bags of candy, a selection of make-up and food items, clothes, and many more. Sending these boxes is […] The post Three Alternatives to Balikbayan Boxes for OFWs appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Watsons vs Guardian vs Unity – Which Personal Care Store in Singapore is the Cheapest?

    Hands up all those who think of Watsons, Guardian Pharmacy and Unity Pharmacy are one and the same. Looking around at the sea of hands, it seems that like me, you never bothered comparing prices between ...

  • Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate

    Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to run for a post in the influential Philippine Senate despite a lacklustre stint as a congressman. "Yes, I'm going to run for (a) Senate post this coming 2016 election. The boxer popularly known as "Pac-Man", said President Benigno Aquino's ruling Liberal Party had been courting him but added that he is also close to the leaders of rival parties.

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  • American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection

    American Apparel, the troubled chain that boasts of "Made in the USA" fashions, filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection early on Monday on the back of a growing list of woes. The Los Angeles-based company has been embroiled in a drawn-out legal battle with its ousted founder and former chief executive Dov Charney and has seen declining sales since 2010, leading to a series of steep losses. "This restructuring will enable American Apparel to become a stronger, more vibrant company," said chief executive Paula Schneider in a statement.

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  • UNESCO says IS 'terrified by history' after Palmyra destruction

    UNESCO's director-general on Monday condemned the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by Islamic State jihadists, saying "extremists are terrified by history and culture". Irina Bokova said the UN's scientific and cultural body would make every effort to ensure that the perpetrators of the destruction are brought to justice. The Palmyra site is listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List and before this year, attracted an annual 150,000 tourists.

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  • 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.

  • Hunt for missing El Faro ship enters 4th day, hopes fade for crew

    Search and rescue teams resumed scouring the seas on Monday for the missing cargo ship El Faro and it mostly American crew, after it was caught in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin four days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said. More than 70,000 square nautical miles have been searched so far, the Coast Guard said. There was no confirmation that the debris belonged to the El Faro, though one life ring found earlier was from the missing ship, the Coast Guard and Tote Maritime confirmed.

  • Tempers rise as API hits 308 in Shah Alam

    SHAH ALAM, Oct 5 — The haze plaguing the country took a turn for the worse yesterday when the Air Pollutant Index (API) breached the hazardous level of 300 here. Frustrated residents lashed out...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Australia to spend $1 bln on 'world leader' armoured vehicles

    Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Monday as he announced the latest update to modernise the nation's military. Australian forces are part of the coalition fighting Islamic State group jihadists in Iraq and Syria, but Turnbull denied that the procurement of 1,100 blast-resistant Hawkei's from Thales Australia suggested a greater global engagement. "I am not signalling that," Turnbull told reporters at a joint press conference with Defence Minister Marise Payne at a test facility for the Hawkei vehicles north of Melbourne.

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  • Balotelli snubbed again despite Berardi injury

    Controversial forward Mario Balotelli was snubbed again on Monday as striker Domenico Berardi pulled out of the Italy squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers this week. Italy coach Antonio Conte has decided not to replace the Sassuolo striker, who was picked for the first time but has had to withdraw after injuring himself in the warm-up ahead of his team's match at Empoli in Serie A on Sunday. The Azzurri are top of Group H and travel to Azerbaijan on Saturday before hosting Norway in Rome three days later.

    AFP News