• New 'metallic debris' found on La Reunion island: legal source

    Several pieces of "metallic debris" have been found on La Reunion island, where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week, a source close to the investigation said Sunday. Investigators on the Indian Ocean island took the debris into evidence as part of their probe into the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, although nothing indicated that it came from an airplane, the source said. The discovery of a piece of wreckage confirmed to come from a Boeing 777 last Wednesday sparked fevered speculation that it may be the first tangible evidence that the missing plane crashed into the Indian Ocean.

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  • In snide rebuttal, Muhyiddin mocks ‘arrogant’ Umno man for saying ‘tomorrow is not election day’

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin scoffed today at an Umno man’s response to his warning that the party could lose the federal polls, saying the leader’s assertion that “tomorrow is not election day” clearly indicated the latter had misunderstood his remarks. “There is an arrogant person holding a position in the party (and) the government who said tomorrow is not the election day. Muhyiddin was likely referring to Datuk Ahmad Maslan, the newly-appointed deputy minister of international trade and industry who had pointed out on Wednesday that there was no way of predicting Barisan Nasional’s (BN) performance in the next federal polls as the election was not “tomorrow”.

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  • Malaysia says Indian Ocean airplane debris is part of a Boeing 777

    By Praveen Menon and Marine Pennetier KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year. "We know the flaperon has been officially identified as being part of a Boeing 777 aircraft," Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement. "This has been verified by French authorities together with aircraft manufacturer Boeing, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Malaysian team." The barnacled plane part was flown to Paris on Saturday and was taken to Toulouse to undergo more detailed analysis.

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  • At Kluang Umno meet, members threaten ‘aggressive’ action if Najib stays silent on 1MDB

    An Umno branch proposed a motion today during the party’s Kluang division meeting here, demanding that Datuk Seri Najib Razak answer the many allegations plaguing his leadership, particularly on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, the 2006 murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu’s and the government’s controversial jet purchase, among others. In the motion titled the “Dato’ Amar Inspiration” that was proposed by the Taman Dato’ Amar Diraja branch, the members also threatened to use more “aggressive and united measures” to make sure party interests are valued over the interests of any individual. “The Umno Taman Dato Amar Diraja branch proposes that Najib as the Umno party president is able to put forth valid answers to debunk all the issues involving him,” the motion read.

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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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  • Top general assassinated in Burundi: officials

    A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said. The general killed, Adolphe Nshimirimana, was widely seen as the crisis-hit central African nation's de facto internal security chief and even considered the regime's number two. Police and witnesses said General Nshimirimana's car was hit in an apparent rocket attack in the capital shortly before midday Sunday, and he was later confirmed to have died.

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  • Bobby Brown's sister vows family feud is just beginning

    Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown. A frustrated Leolah Brown walked out of the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta on Saturday and spoke to reporters gathered outside. "I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave," Leolah Brown told reporters outside the church.

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  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts say. The creature weighed a whopping 133 lbs. (60 kilograms), and at 18-feet, 3-inches (5.6 meters), was almost as long as the largest python ever captured in the state of Florida, which was 18-feet, 8-inches long (5.7 meters).

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  • Prince William & Queen Elizabeth Look Regal in Newly Released Portraits

    New portraits that will be featured in an exhibition at London art gallery Eleven have just been released, and the glossy images are pretty magnificent. Queen Elizabeth and Prince William are just two of the Queen's people who posed for the majestic series, which will most likely make you feel jealous that you weren't born into this kind of kingdom.

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  • Here's why teenage friendships end

    Washington DC, Aug 2 (ANI): A new study has found that teenage friendships end because of undesirable characteristics of friends and differences between friends or both, suggesting "birds of a feather flock together." The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science study tracked friendships over the course of six years, measuring the effect of both dissimilarities and undesirable individual attributes in predicting when an adolescent friendship would end. Researcher Brett Laursen said that their study suggested that compatibility is a function of similarity between friends rather than the presence or absence of a particular trait. Participants of the study attended two middle schools in lower-middle and middle-class neighborhoods in a small city in the northeastern United States.

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  • Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    It's not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation. Hurt by comments about her family and moved by the death of a close friend and idol, Rousey got off to a quick start and knocked out home-crowd favorite Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night. It was yet another impressive performance by Rousey, who improved to 12-0 in her incredible MMA career.

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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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  • Cecil the lion lights up New York's Empire State building

    A giant photo of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter was among images projected Saturday onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display. The "Projecting Change on the Empire State Building" initiative was designed to raise awareness about the plight of endangered animals and was billed as a first of its kind. An image of Cecil the lion, whose killing has sparked international outrage, was prime among animals whose pictures covered 33 floors of the southern face of one of the world's most famous landmarks in an eight-minute video loop.

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  • Wolfsburg stun Bayern Munich to win German Super Cup

    German Cup winners Wolfsburg upset Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on penalties to win their first domestic Super Cup at the Volkswagen Arena. Arjen Robben's second-half strike from close range looked to have secured victory for Bayern, who were searching for their first Super Cup triumph since 2012 after successive defeats to Borussia Dortmund. With no extra-time played, the match went straight to penalties with Xabi Alonso the culprit for Pep Guardiola's Bayern who lost the shootout 5-4.

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  • He Took Advantage Of A Drunk Girl & Thought His Life Would Just Move On #ShortFilm

    This article He Took Advantage Of A Drunk Girl & Thought His Life Would Just Move On originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. He thought it was just another job, but he thought wrong. While servicing a client — a drunk girl — this driver tries to take care

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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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  • WTO rules against China in specialty steel dispute

    The World Trade Organization says China broke global trade rules by failing to comply with an earlier WTO ruling and continuing to impose duties on specialty steel imports. The decision announced Friday was a victory for the United States and steelmakers AK Steel in West Chester, Ohio, and Allegheny Ludlum in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. The case dates back to 2010 when China imposed duties on a high-tech specialty steel used in power plants.

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  • The REAL Reason You’re Tired All The Time – And It Doesn’t Cost A Penny To Fix

    Skip the caffeine, quit snoozing the alarm and unplug your headphones because there’s a real reason you’re tired all the time – and it costs nothing to fix. A new survey of 300 GPs in the UK has found that a fifth of all doctor’s appointments are down to tiredness and fatigue, a syndrome which is known as TATT (Tired All The Time). As well as getting a decent night’s kip, have you taken a minute to look at your hydration levels?

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  • Don’t push us to disclose funding, DPM tells Opposition

    Opposition parties have been warned not to push or force the ruling party to reveal funding for its political activities. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday slammed the opposition parties for demanding that BN show how much funding it had received and the sources. Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Ahmad Zahid warned them the ruling party could be forced to retaliate.

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  • Cops raid MACC office, seize documents, prosecutor’s laptop

    The police tonight seized the laptop and documents of a deputy public prosecutor (DPP) involved in a corruption probe on a former subsidiary of state-owned firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a source said. According to a source in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the police first searched DPP Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi’s house at 7pm. They then moved their raid at 8pm to Ahmad Sazilee’s room at the MACC’s Special Operations Division office, the source told Malay Mail Online.

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