• Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

    Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead. Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, offered his condolences to the wealthy bin Laden family, which owns a major construction company in Saudi Arabia. Police say four people — a pilot and three passengers — died when an executive jet crashed into a parking lot and burst into flames while trying to land at an airport in southern England Friday afternoon.

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  • Malaysia's PM Najib says Qatar, China interested in 1MDB assets

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Qatar and China have expressed an interest in the assets of debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday. 1MDB, the centre of several investigations over graft and its management of funds, is seeking to offload assets parked under its power unit Edra Global Energy Bhd, and sell developmental rights in its high-profile property projects. Najib said Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani had indicated that the Qatar Investment Authority was keen to view 1MDB assets and purchase land in its Bandar Malaysia project.

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  • The Love Story Of Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

    The social networking king Mark Zuckerberg etched a name for himself with Facebook, right on the day when he launched it from his dormitory. This was not a typical Mark Zuckerberg meeting, which would affect millions on the Internet. Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, a sophomore from Boston, at a party hosted by Mark’s fraternity in 2003.

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  • MH370 search: Chinese and Indonesian items washed ashore on Reunion

    A Chinese water bottle and an Indonesian cleaning product have washed up on Reunion Island, where debris that could be from MH370 was found this week. Experts are preparing to analyse the piece of aircraft, which could be part of a wing from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last year. Malaysian officials are confident the piece is from MH370, as a police helicopter searches the remote Indian Ocean island for more debris.

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  • Umno destined for ruins if members all ‘yes men’, ousted Shafie says

    Umno will face destruction if its members fear to speak the truth and choose only to be “yes men” to ensure their own political survival, vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said today in an apparent swipe at party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Speaking at an Umno divisional meeting here, days after his own criticism of Najib saw him axed from the federal Cabinet, the former minister suggested that Umno had steered off course in its fight to elevate the economic status of the Malays. The Sabah Umno leader also insisted that his criticism of Najib was only done out of love for a party he has stood by for more than 30 years, which he said is now weighed down by a massive leadership crisis.

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  • Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand. The fragment may be the first clue to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared last year with 293 people aboard. Massive search efforts have failed to find any sign of the plane, and authorities are analyzing the piece to see if it matches the missing plane.

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  • Being a 'perfectionist' may sabotage success at workplace

    A new study suggests that trying to be a perfectionist could have strong negative impact leading to burnout in the workplace, education and sports. Lead researcher Andrew Hill of the York St. John University said that 'perfectionistic concerns' could be more detrimental when people constantly worry about making mistakes, letting others down, or not measuring up to their own impossibly high standards. According to a study, a student can be rewarded for hard work with a high grade, or a tennis player can win the big match, but a stellar performance in the workplace may not be recognised or rewarded, which may contribute to cynicism and burnout.

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  • Kylie Jenner Reveals The Secret Behind Her Curves

    The youngest Kardashnner, Kylie Jenner viciously denied having breast enhancing surgery earlier this year. But the reality TV star has now admitted that her curves aren’t entirely all her own work. Copyright [Instagram/kyliejenner]The teenager admitted

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  • Premier League club-by-club preview

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Club-by-club preview ahead of the start of the Premier League season on Aug. 8: ARSENALGoalkeeper Petr Cech may be the only major signing but manager Arsene Wenger is confident

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  • Dr M: Zahid ‘suited’ to be deputy prime minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 ― Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is as good a fit as “anybody else” for the post of deputy prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The former prime minister said Ahmad Zahid ― who replaced Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a shock Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday ― was deserving of the post by virtue of being the Umno vice-president with the highest votes at the party’s last internal polls. “He is not only suited as the deputy prime minister but also as the Home Minister,” he added.

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  • Katy Perry: My skin is so speckled

    Katy Perry thinks her skin will eventually end up looking like a "speckled monster".The 30-year-old star is envied for her porcelain complexion and pretty features, which she dolls up to perfection while in the spotlight.She does have her skincare fears

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  • Will it ever really be OK for a woman to go topless?

    In 1996, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the conviction of a woman named Gwen Jacobs who’d gone topless on a hot summer day, and since then, regardless of whether or not they’ve (we’ve?) exercised the right, women can totally take their tops off when out. Sadly, as of right now, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a woman who exercises her right to go topless without being subjected to shade and/or side-eye.

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  • Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

    Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation. During her meeting with the factory workers on the outskirts of an industrial zone in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, Jolie and Suu Kyi witnessed first-hand the conditions the women live in, mostly low-cost hostels.

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  • Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested

    The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said. Mark Karpeles, 30, is suspected of accessing the exchange's computer system in February 2013 and inflating his account, Japanese police said. If found guilty, the France-born Karpeles could face up to five years in prison, or a fine of up to 500,000 yen ($4,000).

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  • Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

    The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine. The FDA says it's not aware of any patients who took the wrong drug, but the agency says it has received 50 reports of medication errors, including cases where doctors prescribed the wrong drug or pharmacies dispensed the wrong one. The two medications are Brintellix, an antidepressant, and Brilinta, a blood-thinning medication used to prevent death after a heart attack or severe chest pain or to prevent a second heart attack.

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  • Tabung Haji depositors will lose out if TRX land sold, PM says

    Muslims who invested in Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) will stand to be the biggest losers if the pilgrims fund goes ahead with plans to sell its land in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Najib insisted that LTH made a worthy investment when it bought the plot from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, pointing out that TRX is in a strategic area surrounded by amenities like the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT). “The Tabung Haji investment in TRX, it has the biggest MRT station.

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  • Man United bank on Schweinsteiger for midfield mongrel

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - The signing of Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich was a massive statement of intent by Manchester United. Not since Roy Keane swaggered round the Old Trafford pitch from 1993-2005 have United had a midfield enforcer with the skill, power and strength of character to run the team. The 31-year-old Schweinsteiger, a World Cup winner and serial trophy accumulator with Bayern, has all the attributes to emulate the charismatic Irishman.

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  • The Stars of 'The Walking Dead' Grabbed Each Other's Butts and It Was Glorious

    Apparently, stars Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and Melissa McBride (Daryl, Rick, and Carol) were posing outside of the prison from Seasons 3 and 4 when — after a few minutes of uncontrollable giggling — it was discovered that Reedus was trying to hold Lincoln’s hand behind McBride’s back. Lincoln, who always maintains his American accent even on photo shoots, could not keep his composure, and was attempting to swat Reedus’s hand away.

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  • X-Men: Apocalypse Teases Archangel’s Metal Wings

    It looks as though ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ director Bryan Singer has given us a brief glimpse of Archangel’s wings… and they look a lot like the comic books.Appearing on Instagram, Singer posted an image of himself clutching a metallic, feather-like object

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  • Oil prices tank as OPEC heightens oversupply worries

    Oil prices plummeted Friday as traders digested the latest OPEC signal that crude production would not be cut despite global oversupply and falling prices. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for September delivery dived almost 3.0 percent, shedding $1.40 to close at $47.52 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent North Sea crude for September dropped $1.10 (2.1 percent) to settle at $52.21 a barrel in London trade.

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