• ‘White people’ should stay out of Malaysia’s affairs, Najib says

    In a fiery speech today to Seremban Umno delegates, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told foreigners to stay out of Malaysia’s administrative affairs, saying they “white people” should not play any role in determining the country’s future. As an example, the Umno president singled out Sarawak Report, the London-based whistleblower site founded and operated by journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown. The site has been running a series of exposés on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy, and has even linked Najib to the scandal.

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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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  • 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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  • MH370 search: Chinese and Indonesian items washed ashore on Reunion

    A Chinese water bottle and an Indonesian cleaning product have washed up on Reunion Island, where debris that could be from MH370 was found this week. Experts are preparing to analyse the piece of aircraft, which could be part of a wing from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last year. Malaysian officials are confident the piece is from MH370, as a police helicopter searches the remote Indian Ocean island for more debris.

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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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  • UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

    Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. The Hampshire Police force said formal post-mortems were still being conducted, but the victims were believed to be "the mother, sister and brother-in-law of the owner of the aircraft, all of whom are from the bin Laden family." It said all three were Saudi nationals who were visiting Britain on vacation. Arab media and NBC News named the relatives as Osama Bin Laden's stepmother Rajaa Hashim, his sister Sana bin Laden and her husband Zuhair Hashim.

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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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  • Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand. The fragment may be the first clue to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared last year with 293 people aboard. Massive search efforts have failed to find any sign of the plane, and authorities are analyzing the piece to see if it matches the missing plane.

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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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  • Falcao can play as dual striker, says Mourinho

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Colombian Radamel Falcao offering more options for the coming season after joining on loan from Monaco. Falcao struggled to impress during a similar spell at Manchester United last season, but Mourinho has great faith in a player who will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea. Diego Costa shouldered most of the striking burden last season as a lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 system, but laboured after an explosive start.

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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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  • Dr M: Zahid ‘suited’ to be deputy prime minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 ― Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is as good a fit as “anybody else” for the post of deputy prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The former prime minister said Ahmad Zahid ― who replaced Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a shock Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday ― was deserving of the post by virtue of being the Umno vice-president with the highest votes at the party’s last internal polls. “He is not only suited as the deputy prime minister but also as the Home Minister,” he added.

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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.

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  • Will it ever really be OK for a woman to go topless?

    In 1996, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the conviction of a woman named Gwen Jacobs who’d gone topless on a hot summer day, and since then, regardless of whether or not they’ve (we’ve?) exercised the right, women can totally take their tops off when out. Sadly, as of right now, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a woman who exercises her right to go topless without being subjected to shade and/or side-eye.

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  • Here are the 2 topics press aren't allowed to ask Tom Cruise about while he promotes the new 'Mission: Impossible'

    According to The Wrap story, Cruise's camp has banned any personal life questions or mention of "Going Clear" in his interviews. An individual who worked closely with Cruise in 2006 on press and appearances told The Wrap that Cruise has been increasingly mum about Scientology over the last ten years.

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  • Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

    Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes. As the volcano spewed red-hot lava high up in the air in Reunion's southeastern corner, some excitable reporters thought a large-scale emergency evacuation would take place and that the search for airplane wreckage believed to come from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 would be called off. "It is a spectacular sight.

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  • Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

    Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Construction of the mile-long span linking Minnesota and Wisconsin has given rise to an unexpected tourist market: Guided 90-minute tours to watch crews assemble the bridge a segment at a time, like a Lego set. From the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement in New York to a "floating bridge" outside Seattle, bridge construction tours around the country are regularly filled to capacity, too.

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  • Liverpool face devilish start to new season

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could find himself under pressure sooner than expected with a host of new signings to bed in and a devilish run of fixtures to kick off the new Premier League campaign. There were rumblings of discontent among supporters after the club finished last season in abject fashion with an embarrassing 6-1 defeat at Stoke City to end a dismal streak that dropped them out of Champions League contention. Rodgers came under heavy fire from a disgruntled fanbase, who questioned his credentials following a third trophyless season at the helm, but he lived to fight another day after an end-of-season review by the club's American owners.

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  • Seven 7-seater cars that aren’t MPVs

    Volvo launched its all-new XC90 here yesterday, and with prices starting at $330,000 it’s not cheap, but it’s the finest car that the Swedish carmaker has ever made. There’s even a 400 horsepower plug-in hybrid version that’s intended for launch in Singapore. The XC90 is something of a comeback car for Volvo, and it wouldn’t be outlandish to say that this car did the same for Mitsubishi.

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  • New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message

    By Saud Mehsud and Jibran Ahmad DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection. The new head, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, was deputy for several years to the elusive one-eyed former leader Mullah Omar, who served as a unifying figure and a spiritual guide for the insurgency despite his absence. This week the Taliban confirmed Omar had been dead for some time.

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