• France train attack hero stabbed in California

    One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said Thursday. Airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in Sacramento after he got into a fight with a group of men as he was leaving a bar with friends, Ken Bernard, the city's deputy chief of police told reporters.

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  • Dr Ling has Kit Siang’s respect for standing up to Najib

    DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has doffed his hat at former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik for standing his ground in calling for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's resignation and daring to face the latter in court. Lim also urged MCA to stand by their former leader. "Ling has my grudging respect for standing his ground...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Pacquiao says in talks with Mayweather and Khan

    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan for what would probably be the final fight of his illustrious career, he said on Thursday. Speaking in Doha, where he is visiting the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Pacquiao told AFP a final decision on who his last opponent will be, would be taken by "November or December". Pacquiao confirmed he is in negotiations with American Mayweather and Briton Khan but said he had no preference over who to fight.

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  • Selena Gomez reveals secret chemotherapy for lupus

    Teen television star turned singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she has lupus and secretly underwent chemotherapy to treat the disease. The now 23-year-old pop star canceled a tour of Asia and Australia in December 2013, saying she needed to spend time alone and check into a rehabilitation center in the desert state of Arizona. "I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy.

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  • Aussies stunned as Jordan, Qatar cause World Cup shocks

    Jordan shocked Australia 2-0 to go top of Group B while Qatar also scored an upset 1-0 victory over China in Group C to maintain their impressive run in the Asian World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. In Amman, Hamza al-Daradreh was the star for the hosts as he earned a penalty and then struck late in the match to help Jordan beat Australia for the second time in World Cup qualifying, their previous win coming in 2012. The Socceroos dominated the first half but failed to breach the Jordan defence before Hassan Abdel Fattah struck from the penalty spot immediately after the resumption following a foul on al-Daradreh by Matthew Sprianovic.

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  • Russia will soon suffer 'casualties' after Syria intervention: US defence secretary

    US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday Russia will soon begin to suffer casualties after dramatically expanding its military support for long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "This will have consequences for Russia itself which is rightly fearful of attacks ... in coming days, the Russians will begin to suffer from casualties," Carter said at a NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels dominated by the Syrian crisis. The secretary told reporters that Russia was backing the wrong horse in Syria and urged President Vladimir Putin to sign up to the US programme of a future without Assad.

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  • Fenerbahce boss defends treatment of disgruntled Van Persie

    The coach of Turkish football giants Fenerbahce Vitor Pereira on Thursday defended his decision to relegate striker Robin Van Persie to the bench, after indications the Istanbul side's star new signing was far from happy with life at the club. The Netherlands star signed for Fenerbahce in July from Manchester United on a three year deal amid great fanfare and hopes he would help turn the club into a major European force.

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  • Missing Orang Asli children: Another body found

    GUA MUSANG: Police have discovered skeletal remains, believed to be belong to one of the six missing Orang Asli children, in Sungai Perias, Pos Tohoi here this evening. The remains, which resembled that of a child, were found as a search and rescue team were combing the riverbank. The remains were found not far from where the body of another child, eight-year-old Sasa Sobrie, was found yesterday evening.

    New Straits Times
  • US boosts maritime law enforcement aid to four Asian nations

    The United States Thursday announced it had quadrupled support to Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia to boost their law enforcement capabilities at sea, but stressed that the move was not connected to a bitter regional maritime dispute with Beijing. "This initiative at this time constitutes more than $100 million dollars of US assistance for maritime law enforcement to these four nations," US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield said in a telephone press conference from Washington.

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  • Singapore pressures Indonesia as forest fire footage emerges

    New aerial footage released Wednesday showed smoke billowing from Indonesian forest fires as smog-choked Singapore's biggest supermarket chain announced a ban on products from a paper company accused over the haze shrouding Southeast Asia. Fires illegally started to clear land for plantations on Indonesia's Sumatra island and the Indonesian part of Borneo have for weeks belched out thick haze, cloaking Singapore and Malaysia and prompting the cancellation of outdoor events and school closures. The blazes are an annual occurrence during the dry season, but scientists have warned this year's could be the worst on record due to an El Nino weather system that has created tinder-dry conditions in Indonesia.

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  • Malaysia prosecutor clears 1MDB officials on bank report

    The Malaysian attorney general's office said on Thursday it had reviewed the report of a central bank investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB and decided that fund officials had not committed any offence. The statement comes in response to rare intervention in public affairs by Malaysia's royal rulers who called for a quick and transparent investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), adding pressure on the scandal-hit government of Prime Minister Najib Razak. In July, media reported that investigators looking into 1MDB had identified a payment of nearly $700 million into a bank account under Najib's name.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'cohabiting with new beau'

    Gwyneth Paltrow and her beau Brad Falchuk are practically living together, according to insiders.

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  • PDRM management sees new top eight

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) witnessed eight new appointments at its top management today.Johor Police Chief Dato’ Rusli Ahmad was promoted as the new Bukit Aman Inspector-General of Police secretariat's Research and Development.Meanwhile, IGP secretariat’s Research and Development Dato’ Shamsiah Mohd Shariff was appointed to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police secretariat’s Strategic Policy.Bukit Aman Special Branch of E5 chief assistant director Dato’ Yong Lei Choo of has been appointed to Penang Special Branch chief. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Toyota willing to help probe over IS truck fleet

    Toyota Thursday said it was willing to help the United States probe how the Islamic State group has managed to get hold of so many of its notoriously tough trucks. The Japanese manufacturer responded after an ABC News report on Wednesday said counter-terrorism officials at the US Treasury have been in contact with the auto giant over the issue. Fleets of Toyota trucks are a common feature of IS propaganda videos out of Syria, Iraq and Libya -- many converted into fast moving heavy gun platforms known as "technicals".

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  • Deutsche Bank warns of pain ahead as it announces massive loss

    Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank braced its employees for bonus cuts after it announced its biggest quarterly loss in about a decade and warned that even dividends could be scrapped. The troubled bank has been undergoing a massive shake-up after its co-chief executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen resigned in June over a tangle of scandals and missed profit targets. In a letter announcing the huge third quarter loss to employees, new co-chief executive John Cryan said the profit warning would "have to be factored in some way into our upcoming decisions on variable compensation for the year".

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  • Female council officers in viral video commended for calm action despite being called ‘dogs’ (with video)

    GEORGE TOWN: Three female Penang Island City Council (MBPP) enforcement officers have been commended for acting calmly in the discharge of their duty, despite being called ‘dogs’ by two men whose car they had just clamped. The three Penang Island City Council (MBPP) female enforcement officers were threatened by two unidentified men at Lebuh Campbell here yesterday. Video footage of the 11am incident, which has since gone viral, showed the officers being insulted by the duo after their Perodua MyVi, which was parked on a double line by the pavement, was clamped.

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  • Malaysian Bar chief says info blackout on TPP worrying

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 – The lack of information regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership is worrying as it made it impossible to assess the possibly impact of the trade deal on Malaysia, Malaysian Bar...

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 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.

  • Klopp to be unveiled as Liverpool manager

    Jurgen Klopp jetted into Liverpool on Thursday after the German agreed to become the struggling Premier League club's new manager. Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp was the first choice of Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group to succeed Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday with the Reds languishing in 10th place in the English top-flight. Although Liverpool did not confirm the widespread media reports of Klopp's appointment, they have called a press conference for "a major club announcement" at 1000 local time (1200GMT) on Friday when the German is expected to be officially unveiled.

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  • Bangladeshi farmer named national rat-killing champion

    Bangladesh has crowned a new national champion rat killer after his team eradicated more than 160,000 rodents in the past 12 months, officials said Thursday. Farmer Abdul Khaleq Mirbohor won 20,000 Bangladeshi taka ($250) at a ceremony in Dhaka Wednesday for eliminating 161,220 rats in a year as part of a nationwide campaign to stop grain being devoured by rodents. "Mr Mirbohor is a passionate rat killer.

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  • Penang parking fiasco: Company claims millions in losses

    GEORGE TOWN: A parking management company has claimed that the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has failed to fully implement its parking system, introduced two years ago. Perkhidmatan Alam Indah Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Dr M. Saravana said MBPP’s failure to handle the weaknesses in its parking system had adversely affected the company’s operations. “MBPP only collects the lease fee from us, but failed to enforce the laws against car owners which failed to display the parking coupon.

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