• Doctor sentenced after victims die from pain drugs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians across the country.

    Associated Press 35 mins ago
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Over 100 trapped in collapsed building after Taiwan quake

    Rescuers were battling to free more than 100 people trapped in a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on Saturday. Search and rescue is under way and no casualties have been reported at this moment," Lin Kuan-cheng, spokesman for the National Fire Agency, told AFP. Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

    AFP News 14 mins ago
  • 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
  • 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 36 mins ago
  • Sofia Vergara's red carpet dresses make her bleed

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Speeches that earned Clinton millions remain a mystery

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there's "hardly anything you don't know about me."

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  • 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
  • Stocks lose more ground as jobs report disappoints

    Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Technology stocks fell especially hard, and ...

    Associated Press
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Send back redundant foreign workers, not raise levy, says employers’ group

    The government should reduce the number of foreign workers in Malaysia by sending home those whose jobs were redundant instead of imposing higher levies to discourage reliance on migrant labour, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says. Its executive director, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, said among those who should be sent back first were...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdish region kills 19

    A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region killed 19 people and injured dozens more on Friday, officials said. Fourteen of the dead were from the Philippines, while three Iraqis, a Palestinian and another person of unknown nationality also died, said Saman Barzanji, director general of the Arbil health department. Dozens more were injured and taken to hospital in Arbil, said Fakher Harki, the department's spokesman.

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  • The Monkees return with new album, tour

    The Monkees, the original reality TV stars whose band was conceived as a show, are returning with a new album and tour for their 50th anniversary. The album announced Friday, entitled "Good Times!", will be the first by The Monkees in 20 years and features tracks written by others for the classic band. The songwriters include legendary singer and contemporary Neil Diamond as well as prominent alternative rockers such as Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and Ben Gibbard, frontman of Death Cab for Cutie.

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