• S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

    TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it quickly proved wrong.

    Associated Press
  • Rayani Air checks for possible sabotage after cockpit window shattered

    Rayani Air said it was in touch with relevant authorities to check if there had been elements of sabotage in the cancellation of its flight today, after it discovered that the windshield of its Boeing 737 was shattered. "On behalf of Rayani Air, we apologise for the flight cancellation from Langkawi today. This is not due to some technical...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • After ‘Caishen’ costume row, Selangor PAS to draw up guidelines for participation in non-Muslim festivals

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9— Selangor PAS said today it will draw up guidelines to educate its members when participating in non-Muslim festivals, after a state leader dressed up as the Chinese god of...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The Latest: Selling across European markets gathers pace

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

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  • Liam Neeson finds love with 'super famous' girlfriend

    Liam Neeson is finally in a serious relationship following the death of wife Natasha Richardson in 2009.

    Cover Media
  • Leicester are title favourites now, says Wenger

    Arsene Wenger admits Leicester are now favourites to win the Premier League title but insists his Arsenal side's challenge is back on course. The Gunners' 2-0 win at Bournemouth was their first in five league games and moved Wenger's side up to third place, five points adrift of Leicester before next weekend's meeting between the two teams. The Arsenal manager believes it was crucial his side ended their dismal recent run but is convinced they will now meet Claudio Ranieri's side with renewed belief.

    AFP News
  • No business as usual with Najib, press for Anwar’s release, Obama told

    US President Barack Obama must urge Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Razak to release Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from prison and drop all politically motivated charges, says a global human rights body ahead of the US-Asean Summit. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Najib's invitation to the summit, which will be held in the US in five days, had...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • The Latest: UN fears mass exodus from Syrian city of Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Taiwan developer arrested after deadly quake fells building

    Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts increasingly turned to recovery. The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday (2000 GMT Friday) at the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday, with almost all the dead found in Tainan's toppled Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building. Hsiao Po-jen, director of the legal affairs department of the Tainan city government, told Reuters that Lin Ming-hui, the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building's developer, had been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide on Monday evening.

    Reuters
  • Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images At 8:30 p.m., I pulled … Continued The post Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Bananas may help detect, cure skin cancer: study

    The black spots on old banana peels may unlock a faster, easier diagnosis of human skin cancer, boosting survival chances, scientists said Monday. When bananas ripen, their skin is covered in small, round black spots caused by an enzyme known as tyrosinase. The same enzyme is present in human skin, and in greater quantities in people suffering from melanoma -- a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.

    AFP News
  • Guan Eng hits out at ‘open house’ protesters, says disrespectful

    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today expressed outrage at a group of protestors who turned up at his Chinese New Year open house yesterday, calling their action “extreme”. He said he could not recall any such incident ever taking place in Malaysia during an open house event. Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, also said the protest...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.

    Associated Press
  • We have enough information to conclude 1MDB probe, says PAC

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has enough information to make an "objective, transparent and fair conclusion" on its probe into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, said its chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin. He said the committee did need not call any more witnesses for its probe as suggested by fellow PAC member Tony Pua. Pua had...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Memphis not to blame for Chelsea draw, says Rooney

    (Reuters) - Manchester United forward Memphis Depay should not be blamed for the misplaced pass that allowed Chelsea's Diego Costa to score a late equaliser in the Premier League on Sunday, skipper Wayne Rooney has said. United were leading 1-0 in stoppage-time when Memphis misplaced a pass to Morgan Schneiderlin, allowing Chelsea a phase of possession from which Costa scored.

    Reuters
  • Proton ready for comeback in UK, says Dr Mahathir

    National carmaker Proton aims to export its cars to the United Kingdom and Europe once more, now that it has developed a new engine which allows it to meet their emission standards, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Dr Mahathir said the new engine was cause for celebration as the previous engine was more than 10 years old and not suited for...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Oil tumbles after Saudi-Venezuela talks, WTI below $30

    Crude oil prices slid lower Monday, pushing US oil below $30 a barrel, after weekend talks between OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and Venezuela dashed hopes for a reduction in production. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for March delivery sank $1.20 (3.9 percent) to $29.69 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The meeting between Venezuela and Saudi oil ministers appeared to be a washout as Saudi Arabia continued to show unwillingness to support an emergency OPEC meeting on low prices, said Tim Evans of Citi Futures.

    AFP News
  • Chris Martin: 'Beyonce rejected my music'

    Chris Martin has described his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow as "a weird one".

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  • Surrounded by diamonds, villagers go hungry in drought-hit Zimbabwe

    By Andrew Mambondiyani MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shylet Mutsago, a 63-year-old who lives near the diamond fields of Marange, cannot hide her anger over how mining in this gem-rich part of eastern Zimbabwe has failed to improve the lives of local people. Amid frequent drought, people in Marange had hoped the diamond industry would invest in reviving irrigation schemes. National law requires mining companies to help local communities develop.

    Reuters
  • Extra KTMB train deployed for CNY catches fire after engine malfunctions

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — An extra train deployed by the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) to ease the congestion for the Chinese New Year holidays was on fire after its engine this afternoon...

    The Malay Mail Online