• 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...

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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.

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  • Emperor’s clothes sees Selangor rep in hot water with PAS ulama

    Selangor PAS assemblyman Mohd Khairuddin Othman has apologised for wearing a Chinese emperor costume for Chinese New Year, saying he was unaware it resembled one of the eight immortals of the Tao pantheon, Cao Guojio. He said he was prepared to face any action from the PAS central committee and the Shura Council for his mistake, party organ...

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  • Asian stocks extend global rout as traders flee to safety

    Asian stocks plunged across the board Tuesday, the dollar dived against the yen, gold jumped and yields on Japanese government bonds fell to zero as fears about the global economy sent investors scrambling to safety. While most the the region is closed for the Chinese New Year holiday, trading remained thin but dealers took their lead from New York and Europe where banking shares led a rout. The latest round of blood-letting came on the back of worries about the financial sector as the global economy slows down, without the support of the Federal Reserve's easy monetary policies.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies, leaving dozens injured and arrested.

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  • Fairytale title bid is piece of cake for relaxed Ranieri

    As Claudio Ranieri returned to Leicester's Belvoir Drive training base on Monday to start plotting the latest chapter in his club's fairytale challenge for the Premier League title, it was hard to believe that just seven months ago the Italian's arrival at the plush facility was greeted with widespread ridicule. Only last year Leicester were fighting a desperate battle to avoid relegation under Ranieri's predecessor Nigel Pearson. Really?" tweeted former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker before describing the July appointment as an "uninspiring choice".

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  • 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 ...

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  • Propaganda can’t fix Malaysia’s rep, says former envoy

    Putrajaya and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak are facing an unprecedented onslaught amid the negative reporting globally about Malaysia’s financial scandals, says a former envoy. Dennis Ignatius, who was with the Malaysian foreign service for more than three decades, said there was increasing dismay and disappointment internationally...

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  • Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as 'golden window' closes

    Rescuers deployed heavy machinery Tuesday in a renewed effort to locate more than 100 people trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment complex felled by an earthquake as the 72-hour "golden window" for finding survivors passed. More than 210 have been pulled from the 16-storey Wei-kuan building -- the only high-rise in the southern city of Tainan to crumble completely when the 6.4 magnitude quake struck before dawn Saturday, killing more than 40 people. Tainan mayor William Lai ordered rescuers to start using diggers and extractors to remove giant concrete slabs to better detect signs of life, which they have found in three different areas.

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  • Rules change for Oscars acceptance speeches

    We've all yawned each year as Oscar winners rush through the names of the people they want to thank during their brief acceptance speeches, hoping no one is forgotten. The producers of the annual Academy Awards announced on Monday that this year's winners will be able to hand over a list of the people they wish to thank, and the names will be scrolled at the bottom of the screen. The new rule was announced at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, a star-studded affair taking place this year against a backdrop of controversy over diversity in Hollywood and talk of boycotting the Oscars ceremony on February 28.

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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.

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  • Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 5.1 percent

    Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks.

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  • Honda to recall new Civics because engines can fail

    Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven. The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with 2-liter ...

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  • Ronaldo committed to seeing out Real contract

    Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is staying at Real Madrid for at least another two years, the forward said on Monday. In a light-hearted interview he dampened incessant transfer rumours linking him with a switch to either big-spending Paris Saint-Germain or former club Manchester United. After that, we'll see," said Ronaldo.

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  • Want cops to probe Dr M? Lodge a report, IGP says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — The police will investigate former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his recent blog post condemning the attorney-general if there is a report lodged against him,...

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  • Punishment for whistleblowers uncalled for, says former A-G

    The proposed sentence of life imprisonment and 10 strokes of the cane for those who leak state secrets under the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) is "disproportionate" to the offence, says former attorney-general (A-G) Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman. The proposed amendments also ran counter to the rest of the world's march towards transparency and...

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  • What is the cabotage policy and why is it a big deal in Sabah?

    KOTA KINABALU, Feb 9 ― Last year, a Sabah electrical appliance manufacturer closed shop after more than a decade. Not because it had no customers, but it simply cost too much to fulfil orders....

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  • This is how you can increase your odds of winning Blackjack this CNY

    Probability of winning stands at 42.42% for each hand of Blackjack. The post This is how you can increase your odds of winning Blackjack this CNY appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

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