• France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

    French prosecutors confirmed Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began. "It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370," Paris prosecutors said in a statement, confirming claims made by Malaysia's prime minister last month. The disappearance turned into one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation, sparking a colossal hunt in the Indian Ocean based on satellite data which hinted at MH370's possible path.

    AFP News
  • Pictures of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bluntly blamed EU states for the death of every single migrant who lost their lives making the perilous journey to Europe. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban also lashed out at Germany over its handling of the crisis as scenes of chaos erupted in his country.

    AFP News
  • 60,000 Antelopes Died in 4 Days — And No One Knows Why

    When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground. "But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed," Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science. But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died.

    LiveScience.com
  • Amid silence on RM2.6 billion donation, Bank Negara says it can only pass on information

    Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) passes on information about money laundering transactions to other agencies to investigate, according to its powers by law, deputy governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said as the central bank comes under fire for silence over its role in probing into billions that went to the prime minister's personal accounts....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Unnecessary to investigate Dr Mahathir for attending Bersih 4 rally, says minister

    There is nothing unusual with police wanting to take Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's statement for his remarks at the Bersih 4 rally last weekend, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today. However, he said he personally felt it was unnecessary to investigate the former prime minister since he was a senior citizen and he did not...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

    The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach, an image that shocked the world, said Thursday his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water en route to Greece. It was dark and everyone was screaming," Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey's Dogan news agency of the sinking. Twelve Syrian migrants drowned on Wednesday when two boats sank in Turkish waters as they were heading towards the Greek island of Kos, in the latest tragedy to hit people seeking to cross the Aegean to Greece.

    AFP News
  • China's anti-ship missile and troop cuts highlight shifting power

    China's unveiling of "carrier-killer" missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined its shift towards naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said. More than a dozen anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of travelling at 10 times the speed of sound were shown at a massive military parade in Beijing, with state television calling them a "trump card" in potential conflicts and "one of China's key weapons in asymmetric warfare". For a fraction of the cost of an aircraft carrier the missile threatens to alter the balance of power in the Pacific.

    AFP News
  • TI president Ugaz was rude, says PCM leader

    Huan said the Peruvian could do well to address the level of corruption in his own country before putting down Malaysia as he did in his speech at the International Anti Corruption Conference in Putrajaya yesterday. "As the president of Transparency International, he should have all the facts at his fingers before behaving so rudely," said Huan. "His own country, Peru, has declined in the corruption perceptions index (CPI), from 80th to 85th between 2011 and 2014, while Malaysia has improved from 60th to 50th.

    New Straits Times
  • This hybrid smartwatch has a 6-month battery life

    A new startup from Singapore is finding success on Kickstarter with a smartwatch of a very different kind.

    Tech in Asia
  • Spy Bravo Goggles with Free Bonus Lens Bravo

    A good ski day can go through all kinds of light conditions, but changing light should never determine your enjoyment for the day--and.. now $199.95

  • Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

    Abdullah Kurdi collapsed in tears after emerging from a morgue in the city of Mugla near Bodrum, where the body of his three-year old son Aylan washed up on Wednesday. "The things that happened to us here, in the country where we took refuge to escape war in our homeland, we want the whole world to see this," Abdullah told reporters. In a statement to police obtained by the Hurriyet newspaper, Abdullah said he had twice paid smugglers to take him and his family to Greece but their efforts had failed.

    Reuters
  • Khloé shows off super tiny waist

    Khloé Kardashian has dismissed claims that waist trainers cause damage to internal organs by showing off her impossibly small frame while wearing one.

    Cover Media
  • Wrong to declare Dr Hatta's divorce, says Amanah leader

    SEREMBAN: The Kelantan Syariah Court chief judge Datuk Daud Muhammad was wrong in declaring Kuala Krai member of parliament Dr Hatta Ramli’s divorce with his wife, a senior Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) leader said today. Negri Sembilan Amanah chairman Zulkefly Mohamad Omar said this was because Dr Hatta’s act of breaking his ‘bai’ah’ (oath of allegiance) with Pas had not yet been brought to court. Zulkefly said the judge did not have the right to pass judgment on Dr Hatta’s marital status before the matter was in court.

    New Straits Times
  • Do not sack Muhyiddin, Shafie from Umno, warns deputy permanent chairman

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal should be retained in their Umno positions as deputy president and vice-president, a veteran leader said today, explaining that their removal would cause divisions in the party. Umno deputy permanent chairman Tan Sri Mohamed Aziz (pic, right) issued this reminder to party supreme council...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve talked about Singaporean politicians using social media and technology as part of their strategy this General Elections, and about how we think apps are a great way to reach out to young voters. We’ve also introduced the PAP4SG app, with its informative animations and sticker cam (because why not?). The post Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • Flight MH19 landed safely at KLIA

    SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH19, which made an unscheduled landing in India due to broken lavatories landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.37am today. "This is classified as unscheduled landing, not an emergency landing. The plane had to stop at Chennai Airport to get the lavatories fixed before proceeding to KLIA," he said when contacted today.

    New Straits Times
  • Japan 'disappointed' by Chinese leader's WWII speech

    Japan said Thursday it was "disappointed" there were no signs of rapprochement in Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech to mark the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's WWII defeat, as Beijing showed off its growing might with a huge military parade. "Tokyo had requested that Beijing make sure that the event was not so anti-Japanese, but instead contain elements of rapprochement between Japan and China," top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

    AFP News
  • United to give De Gea chance to reclaim spot - reports

    Manchester United will welcome David de Gea back into the fold even if, as expected, the goalkeeper refuses to sign a new contract following his failed attempt to move to Real Madrid, British media reported on Thursday. The Premier League club has dismissed rumours emanating from Spain that United manager Louis van Gaal will not countenance selecting the 24-year-old unless he commits his future to the club, with a spokesman telling British media those reports were "rubbish". De Gea has not featured for United this season, with Van Gaal questioning the player's focus in the wake of Madrid's ill-fated pursuit.

    Reuters
  • Australian sheep is unofficially the world's woolliest

    Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest. The animal, named Chris by his rescuers, was discovered on the northern outskirts of Canberra on Wednesday and was said to be struggling to walk under the weight of his coat. Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive of RSPCA ACT, the Canberra division of the animal charity, estimated Chris had more than five years of wool on him and likely little contact with humans.

    Reuters
  • McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items ...

    Associated Press
  • Kylie Jenner's New Hair

    Kylie Jenner has debuted yet another new look!

    Access Hollywood