• Doctor gets 30 years to life for prescription drug deaths

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left a dozen patients dead was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison.

    Associated Press
  • Manchester United hold talks with Mourinho -- reports

    Jose Mourinho's representatives have held talks with Manchester United about replacing Louis van Gaal as manager of the Premier League club, according to reports on Friday. Mourinho has been strongly linked with the Old Trafford post since being sacked by Chelsea in December and the BBC and Manchester Evening News claim discussions have started with a view to the Portuguese coach taking over at the end of this season. Van Gaal has endured stinging criticism from former United players and the club's fans for his conversative tactics, with reports suggesting he was twice talked out of quitting by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward earlier this term.

    AFP News
  • Najib must quit, A-G not credible, says Dr Mahathir

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad again attacked Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali over his "no further action" decision against the prime minister, saying the finding was meaningless as the government lawyer had no credibility. The former prime minister also said Datuk Seri Najib Razak should resign in order for Malaysia to regain its...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Three dead after Taiwan quake topples buildings

    A 10-month old baby was among three dead after a 16-storey tower block was toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan Saturday, with rescuers battling to free residents still trapped inside. Officials said four buildings collapsed in the quake which struck the island in the early hours of the morning, but rescue efforts are centring on the tower block that tumbled onto its side. The baby, a man and a woman were pulled dead from the block, officials said, with 29 residents hospitalised.

    AFP News
  • Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

    There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide. The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, ...

    Associated Press
  • 1,500 auctioneers at risk of losing jobs

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 6  —  About 1,500 auctioneers in the country are waiting with bated breath to know if they will still have a job in the coming days. Their predicament comes after receiving a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Kedah MB all smiles over RM15 million development fund from Putrajaya

    Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah was all smiles on his first day as Kedah menteri besar after the prime minister approved a RM15 million special allocation to improve facilities in the Kuala Muda district, The Star reported. This will enable the construction of a commercial complex for petty traders to house the many roadside shacks selling...

    The Malaysian Insider 59 mins ago
  • Sofia Vergara's red carpet dresses make her bleed

    Sofia Vergara claims her large bosom requires gowns with "structure".

    Cover Media
  • Mixed responses, petition over Singapore couple dyeing dogs to look like pandas

    A new business advertising photo opportunities with three dogs dyed to look like pandas has gotten bouquets and brickbats online, with a petition urging such commercial businesses “(not) see the light of day”. Stock trader Anton Kreil shared a Facebook post last Friday (Jan 29) of his wife Meng Jiang’s new venture, Panda Chow Chows.

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  • Will end to Kedah MB crisis kill off dissent in Umno?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s removal as mentri besar may have ended the crisis within Kedah Umno, but it remains to be seen if the move will silence further dissent within...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The flyers most likely to be a member of the Mile High Club and lie about being single are

    The results of a new travel survey released ahead of Valentine’s Day reveals a few golden nuggets on American behavior, including the fact that 11 percent of travelers have pretended to be single while on the road, and that the highest percentage of members in the Mile High Club can be found in the 65-plus set. The fantasy of getting their rocks off at 35,000 feet is also stronger among men, with 43 percent of male respondents expressing interest, compared to half that percentage of women.

    AFP Relax
  • Koeman confirms Wenger bust-up

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed he had a post-match row with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, but insists the bust-up won't damage their relationship. Koeman and Wenger were reported to have exchanged words in the tunnel following Tuesday's goalless draw at Emirates Stadium. Wenger, incensed that decisions went against Arsenal in a match that saw them lose ground on Premier League leaders Leicester, was said to have shouted at referee Lee Mason: "It's always the same with you", with Koeman responding to the Frenchman by saying "No, it's always the same with you." Koeman admitted the incident had taken place as it was reported, but was adamant it was all in the heat of the moment and that it would not affect his friendship with Wenger.

    AFP News
  • Tapah murder suspects released after 101 days

    IPOH, Feb 8 — A 57-year-old mechanic and his 20-year-old son, suspected of involvement in the disappearance and deaths of four people in Tapah, have been released conditionally after being in...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • US stocks sink on rate hike worries; Nasdaq plunges 3.3%

    US investors dumped major technology stocks Friday in a heavy selloff spurred by fresh jobs market data that could support another interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve. Amazon, Netflix, Adobe, Priceline, ...

    AFP
  • BMX star Dave Mirra dies after apparent suicide

    BMX star, X Games champion and former MTV host Dave Mirra died Thursday in an apparent suicide, authorities in the US state of North Carolina said. Police in the town of Greenville that Mirra called home said they discovered the former bike star's body in a truck with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon. Issuing a statement calling him an "icon in the pro-BMX world," police said they were investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

    AFP News
  • China governor fired for 'disloyalty' as Xi tightens grip

    BEIJING (AP) — The governor of a major Chinese province has been accused of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping that some have likened to a personality cult.

    Associated Press
  • US team joins last stage of MH370 search, says report

    Attempts to find Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are entering the final stage as an American scientific team prepares to join Chinese, Dutch and Australian investigators before search efforts are called off in June. The International Business Times said today the US team would bring specialist side-sonar gear, reportedly the most advanced...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Trump campaign shows a different side after Iowa loss

    EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Stung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads into election wins. And his team appeared intent to demonstrate on Thursday that they'd learned from any past mistakes.

    Associated Press
  • Quake fells Taiwan apartment building, at least two dead

    By Yimou Lee and Pichi Chuang TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake toppled a 17-story apartment building in southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least two people, including a 10-day-old girl, and triggering frantic efforts to rescue dozens of people feared trapped inside. Rescuers mounted hydraulic ladders and a crane to scour the wreckage, plucking more than 120 survivors to safety, with dozens taken to hospital, a fire brigade official said. Elsewhere in the city of 2 million people, several buildings tilted at alarming angles but a fire department official said rescue efforts were now focused entirely on the apartment block.

    Reuters 26 mins ago
  • Jho Low’s private banker withdraws request to unfreeze funds in Singapore

    Senior counsel Roderick Martin, who represents Yak Yew Chee of Swiss bank BSI Singapore, had filed a total of four affidavits on behalf of Yak since 23 Nov 2015. Instead, he told Judicial Commissioner See Kee Oon that Yak would be remitting some $1.7 million from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Martin asked for reassurance that the funds would not be seized by authorities.

    Nicholas Yong