• 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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  • 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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  • Amid storm over 1MDB and Cabinet shakeup, Najib dangles carrots to Malacca supporters

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak moved last night to cosy up to his supporters in Umno’s smaller southern stronghold of Malacca, pledging to roll out development projects worth millions of ringgit to upgrade the state. The embattled leader who caused ripples in the political landscape earlier this week when he removed his detractors from the government, told a planned “Solidarity with PM” gathering of thousands here that Putrajaya has approved an additional RM180 million allocation for the Malacca river beautification and rehabilitation project, a major tourist draw for the state. Najib also said the federal government is mulling a proposal to expand the Malacca International Airport, particularly in conjunction with the recent Cabinet endorsement of the southern state’s “twin state” status with China’s Guangdong city.

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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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  • 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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  • Bobbi Kristina's Aunt Leolah Brown Thrown Out of Funeral After Outburst

    There is family drama inside Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral on Saturday. Leolah Brown, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, was thrown out of the memorial service after she interrupted Pat Houston as she was getting ready to speak, causing a stir inside St. James United Methodist Church, ET has learned. Afterward an angry Leolah spoke to press, including ET, outside the church in Alpharetta, Georgia, saying that the late Whitney Houston was going to “haunt” Pat, who is Whitney’s sister-in-law, from her grave and spoke of the anger she had toward Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon.

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  • Wolfsburg stun Bayern 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 on Saturday. 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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  • 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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  • Aussie obesity pill claims to cut 18pc of your calorie intake

    Melbourne, Aug 1 (ANI): Australian researchers have revealed an obesity pill which could reduce a person's calorie intake by 18 percent. According to the Researchers at the University of Adelaide, concentrated amounts of lauric acid reduces people's appetite to the point where they consume 10-18 percent fewer calories in a day, the News.com.au reported. Lauric acid is a fatty acid found in coconut oil, beef and breast milk and the researchers found certain strengths of the substance containing 12 carbon atoms affect food consumption.

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  • Stars Scammed By Madoff

    Celebrities who lost big in Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme are still reeling from the losses.

  • Beaten Man City let in four goals in Stuttgart friendly

    Manchester City conceded four goals in 36 hapless minutes on Saturday as they slumped to a 4-2 defeat by VfB Stuttgart in a pre-season friendly. Serbian midfielder Filip Kostic struck after 14 minutes and further goals followed from midfielder Daniel Didavi after 30 and fellow German striker Daniel Ginczek who netted twice in the 35th and 36th. A week before the start of the Premier League season, City manager Manuel Pellegrini selected a strong, if adventurous, lineup in which 20-year-old George Evans was chosen to hold the midfield behind five forwards.

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  • Bin Laden's half sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash - Arabiya

    A sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 with four people on board including its Jordanian pilot was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a car auction site, the Dubai-based news channel reported on its website. It identified the three passengers as Sana' Mohamed bin Laden, her husband Zuhair Hashem and Sana's mother, Raja' Hashem.

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  • Kylie Jenner Reveals The Secret Behind Her Curves

    The youngest Kardashnner, Kylie Jenner viciously denied having breast enhancing surgery earlier this year. But the reality TV star has now admitted that her curves aren’t entirely all her own work. Copyright [Instagram/kyliejenner]The teenager admitted

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  • Al Qaeda in Syria says detains U.S.-trained rebels

    By Sylvia Westall and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just returned from U.S. training, in a direct challenge to Washington's plan to train and equip insurgents to combat the hard-line Islamic State group. In a statement that appeared to contradict comments from the Pentagon, Nusra Front said the men it was holding had entered Syria several days earlier and had been trained under the supervision of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Pentagon has denied that any of the initial group of around 60 U.S.-trained rebels known as the "New Syrian Force" had been abducted.

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  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week. Conservationists decided the most natural thing was to leave the bones where they were for hyenas to finish off, said Brent Stapelkamp, a lion researcher and part of a team that had tracked and studied Cecil for nine years. Stapelkamp darted Cecil and put his last GPS collar on in October.

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  • Leaked IAAF data reveals hundreds of abnormal blood tests: report

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Athletics looks set to be plunged into a new doping crisis after IAAF test data leaked to two news organizations showed hundreds of suspect samples from athletes, including Olympic and world championship medalists, the BBC reported on Sunday. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper and German broadcaster ARD/WRD say they had been given access to the results of 12,359 blood tests given by more than 5,000 athletes over 11 years. When analyzed by scientists, the tests showed more than 800 athletes had given blood samples that were "highly suggestive" of doping or "abnormal", reported the BBC, who added they had also seen the documents.

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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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  • Imbruglia: I was jaded

    Natalie Imbruglia put her music career on hold because she felt jaded.The 40-year-old has had a number of hits since launching her singing career in 1997 with Torn. But after four albums the star decided to go on a hiatus for six years.“I was jaded. I

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  • Umno destined for ruin if members all ‘yes men’, ousted Shafie says

    Umno will face destruction if its members fear to speak the truth and choose only to be “yes men” to ensure their own political survival, vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said today in an apparent swipe at party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Speaking at an Umno divisional meeting here, days after his own criticism of Najib saw him axed from the federal Cabinet, the former minister suggested that Umno had steered off course in its fight to elevate the economic status of the Malays. The Sabah Umno leader also insisted that his criticism of Najib was only done out of love for a party he has stood by for more than 30 years, which he said is now weighed down by a massive leadership crisis.

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  • China down again, other Asian stocks mostly up after US data

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China's stock market extended its loss for a second day while other Asian stocks were mostly up Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index

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  • Dwayne Johnson says of Hulk Hogan: 'We've all talked trash'

    Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of Hulk Hogan using racial slurs. Johnson, also a former pro wrestler, told a TV critics' meeting Thursday that the remarks didn't match his personal history with Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea. "I've known Terry for a lot of years, and my dad helped train him in Florida in the '70s when he was breaking into the business.

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