• Cancel world anti-graft meet if can’t guarantee PM’s safety, Guan Eng tells Putrajaya

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 3 — The federal government should have cancelled the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) ongoing in Putrajaya if it was not able to secure the safety of Prime Minister...

    The Malay Mail Online 47 mins ago
  • IGP: Food poisoning at Bersih 4 rally might caused by too much chili intake

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — The consumption of “too much chili” might be the cause of food poisioning during the Bersih 4 rally last weekend, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar...

    The Malay Mail Online 50 mins ago
  • 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
  • Former Chinese president at war parade amid infighting rumours

    Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin appeared in public on Thursday at a military parade marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in Asia, after rumours of destabilising infighting in the ruling Communist Party. Jiang stepped down as party chief in 2002 and state president in 2003 but remained head of the military for another year after stacking the Politburo, one of the party's elite ruling bodies, with his people. Rumours periodically circulate in leadership and diplomatic circles about Jiang, especially about arguments between him and President Xi Jinping over policy, which, with China's political system being as opaque and secretive as it is, are impossible to verify.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade

    BEIJING (AP) — China's leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.

    Associated Press
  • Shear factor - giant Australian sheep in need of a haircut

    Australian animal welfare officers Wednesday put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just outside the national capital Canberra, by bushwalkers who alerted local RSPCA officers. "It's definitely one of the biggest sheep we've ever seen," said Tammy Ven Dange, head of the RSPCA in the Australian Capital Territory, adding that the as-yet-unnamed animal was "four to five times its normal size".

    AFP News
  • Swiss freeze millions amid investigations of Malaysian fund

    Swiss authorities said on Wednesday they had frozen funds in Swiss banks amid investigations of Malaysia's troubled state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. Both Swiss and Malaysian authorities are conducting inquiries concerning the fund, whose advisory board is chaired by Prime Minister Najib Razak. "The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has frozen assets amounting to several tens of millions of U.S. dollars on Swiss bank accounts," an OAG spokeswoman said by email in response to an enquiry.

    Reuters
  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

    If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim ...

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

    By Harro Ten Wolde and Nadine Schimroszik BERLIN (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security. Huawei says it is one of the first smartphones to include a Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press, enabling access to more functions just by pressing harder.

    Reuters
  • Youths who murdered 14-year-old girl escape gallows

    MUAR: Two youths who were found guilty by the High Court here of murdering a 14-year-old girl in 2010 escaped the gallows, in accordance with provisions under the Child Act 2001. The duo aged 21 and 19, murdered the victim at an oil palm farm at Kampung Parit Ju Darat, Tongkang Pechah, Batu Pahat on Dec 15, 2010.

    New Straits Times
  • GE2015: Then & Now: The faces of GE2011 and this GE

    Then: She was one of the youngest and most controversial personalities at the 2011 elections. The former Ernst & Young associate was accused of getting into politics through connections (her husband Ng How Yue who was the former Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong). Another oft-heard criticism: That Tin was riding on the wave of support for Goh.

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  • Jolie ‘uncomfortable’ with UK Royals’ fave charity

    Angelina Jolie is said to have parted ways with The HALO Trust due to the philanthropic organisation’s shady financial dealings.

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  • Broken lavatories force MAS flight MH19 to land in Chennai

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said one of its jets made an unscheduled landing in India on Thursday due to broken lavatories while flying the same route as flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last year. A spokeswoman said MH19 – the new flight code after “MH17” was retired following the tragedy – landed in Chennai on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. It was to land in Kuala Lumpur later Thursday morning.

    New Straits Times
  • Bangkok security looks more serious in deadly bombing's wake

    BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok's laid-back, anything-goes vibe has toughened a bit in the aftermath of last month's deadly bombing in the heart of the city.

    Associated Press
  • Mayweather ready to hang up gloves as 'the best ever'

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as 'The Best Ever', when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defence against fellow American Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely expected, he would match the 49-0 record of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano but says he would not be tempted to come out of retirement for a 50th fight.

    Reuters
  • Comex 2015 preview: Deals and activities for everyone

    Updated on Aug 28, 3:45pm: Added Acer and Axtro Sports. Updated on Aug 31, 11:15pm: Added QNAP, Synology, Hiti, Foscam, ASUS, Laut, Fiio, Treoo. Updated on Sep 2, 9am: Added CM Storm and Maka. 11am: Added D-Link. Updated on Sep 3: Added Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Garmin, Samsung, Sony, TomTom.

    HardwareZone
  • Lawmakers deny they were making out in car at Minnesota park

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota lawmakers accused of making out in a car at a regional park say a park ranger made up the story.

    Associated Press
  • Work on KL-Singapore high-speed rail to be awarded by 2017

    Malaysia plans to dish out work packages for the multi-billion ringgit Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project by 2017 at the earliest, with completion set for 2022. “It is estimated that work on the project would take about five years to complete, and if we calculate the duration backwards, the work packages should be awarded by...

    The Malaysian Insider