• 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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  • Fan eyes large windfall if Leicester complete fairytale

    (Reuters) - Leicester City fan Leigh Herbert will pocket a cool 25,000 pounds if his team complete their fairytale run and win the Premier League title. Herbert placed a five-pound bet on Claudio Ranieri's men to lift the trophy at the start of the season at odds of 5000/1. The Foxes are five points clear at the top with 13 games left following Saturday's 3-1 win at Manchester City and the 39-year-old carpenter feels he is on the verge of a "life-changing" win.

    Reuters
  • Late Saudi king’s son is RM2.6 billion donor, reveals A-G

    A son of late King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Saud was the person who donated RM2.6 billion to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, said Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali as quoted by Sinchew Daily in an exclusive interview today. Apandi however did not disclose the identity of the donor. The late Saudi king, who died in January last year, had nine...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Ministers clash over A-G’s plan to rein in info leakers

    There appears to be disagreement within the Cabinet over the attorney-general's (A-G) proposal for harsher punishment under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), as two ministers in the Prime Minister's Department gave contradicting views on the plan which drew condemnations from civil society and journalist groups. Minister in the Prime Minister's...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

    TOKYO (AP) — Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

    Associated Press
  • Air strikes force IS to halve fighters' pay - Glaser

    The Islamic State (IS) militant group has been forced to cut its fighters' pay by up to 50 percent because U.S.-led air strikes have had a substantial impact on the money it makes from oil, a senior U.S official said on Monday. Daniel Glaser, assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the U.S. Treasury Department, said the strikes had hit the group's ability to extract, refine and transport oil from territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria. "When you look at difficulties that we know that they are having with respect to the transport, with respect to the extraction, I think it's fair to say they are no longer able to make money the way they used to be able to," Glaser told a London conference.

    Reuters
  • One of Apple’s UK partners is in full-blown crisis mode and shares are tanking

    Getty/Justin Sullivan Imagination supplies graphics chips to Apple … Continued The post One of Apple’s UK partners is in full-blown crisis mode and shares are tanking appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Seven arrested in Spain over suspected jihad links

    Spanish police said they arrested seven people on Sunday with suspected links to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State groups and uncovered an operation to smuggle arms to jihadists under the guise of humanitarian aid. The arrests were made in the context of an investigation launched in 2014 into "foreign structures" providing logistical support for Islamic State -- also called ISIL, ISIS or Daesh -- and the Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, police said. One of those arrested was a man who dispatched "military material, money, electronic and transmission material, firearms and precursors for making explosives" to Syria and Iraq via a company, it said.

    AFP News
  • With Mukhriz gone, millionaire drops plan to sponsor Kedah football team

    Dherbs Holding (M) owner Datuk Aliff Syukri Kamarzaman said he has withdrawn his plans to sponsor the Kedah football team, citing the change in the state menteri besar position. The millionaire businessman, famous for his tagline "terlajak laris" (overwhelming sales), said he had changed his mind because Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir had been a...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

    If you drive less than 50 miles per day, there is a way to pay less for auto insurance that few people realize. Are you overpaying?

  • Oil prices rally on Saudi-Venezuela talks

    Crude prices rebounded in Asia on Monday news that the oil ministers of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela had held talks on stabilising the beleaguered market raised hopes of production cuts. At around 0800 GMT, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in March was 21 cents, or 0.68 percent, higher at $31.10, while Brent crude for April was 20 cents, or 0.59 percent, down at $34.26. Major exporter Saudi Arabia announced discussions between Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan opposite Eulogio Del Pino Sunday to discuss the South American country's talks with other producers to boost prices.

    AFP News
  • 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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  • Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse

    By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.

    Reuters
  • 26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

    More than two dozen Indonesians have died after drinking bootleg alcohol in central Java, police said Monday. Investigators said a majority of the victims died after purchasing home-made liquor from a couple in Sleman, a town north of Yogyakarta city, local police said. "Most of the victims were students," Sleman police chief Yulianto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.

    AFP News
  • Insight: Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

    By Bill Berkrot and Anthony Boadle NEW YORK/BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil. Consultations among doctors in Brazil and the United States have increased in the last two weeks, and some of the leading authorities on the condition are finding patterns of unusual devastation in scans of the newborns' malformed brains. While it's not known how representative the scans are, the early observations of these doctors point to a tough road ahead for the babies, their families and their communities and heighten the concern surrounding Zika, which is suspected of causing microcephaly.

    Reuters
  • Malaysia’s economic growth at risk as household debt soars, say analysts

    Malaysian household debt is soaring, placing the country's economic growth at risk, say analysts. In a report by The Financial Times, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC Hong Kong Frederic Neumann said, "Household debt is a growth problem, not a financial system problem." The report warned that if debt became unsustainable and...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Somalia plane bomber was meant to be on Turkish flight - airline executive

    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday. Mohamed Yassin, Daallo Airlines chief executive, said most of the passengers who were on the bombed flight were scheduled to fly with Turkish Airlines, but were ferried to Djibouti by one of his planes after the Turkish carrier cancelled its flight, citing bad weather. "That particular passenger (who was behind the blast) boarded the aircraft on a Turkish Airlines boarding pass and was on the list for the Turkish Airlines manifest," Yassin told Reuters by telephone from Dubai.

    Reuters
  • Mourinho says he will be back soon

    Jose Mourinho, sacked as manager of Chelsea in December seven months after winning the Premier League title, has said he is not enjoying his time out of work and will soon be back in management. "(London) is an amazing place to live and for the family to be together," said Mourinho. "As a professional, I am ready to move," added the former Real Madrid coach.

    Reuters
  • MCMC not amused by artist Fahmi’s latest parody

    Dissident artist Fahmi Reza has again irked the authorities, this time over a parody poster warning the public that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would act against those spreading humiliating pictures of the country's leaders. MCMC strategic communication division chief Sheikh Raffie Abd Rahman has denied...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • The Latest: Divers found 2 bodies, wreckage of 1 plane

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Japan steps up bid to win Australia submarine contract

    Japan has assured Australia it will share its most secret stealth technology if it wins a contract to design and build Canberra's next generation of submarines, a report said Monday. Three international bidders are competing for the project worth up to Aus$50 billion (US$36 billion) to replace Australia's current diesel and electric-powered Collins Class submarines which are set to be retired from about 2026. Japan's Deputy Defence Minister Kenji Wakamiya said Tokyo ordinarily only shared details of its Soryu class submarine with the United States, but Australia was also considered a deeply trusted ally.

    AFP News