• ‘White people’ should stay out of Malaysia’s affairs, Najib says

    In a fiery speech today to Seremban Umno delegates, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told foreigners to stay out of Malaysia’s administrative affairs, saying they “white people” should not play any role in determining the country’s future. As an example, the Umno president singled out Sarawak Report, the London-based whistleblower site founded and operated by journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown. The site has been running a series of exposés on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy, and has even linked Najib to the scandal.

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  • Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning.

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  • Ronda Rousey dedicates UFC 190 fight to late wrestling legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

    “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was a huge influence on UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Over his lengthy career in professional wrestling, Piper trained under Rousey’s mentor, “Judo” Gene Lebell, with regularity. Years later, Rousey came along and trained with the martial arts legend as well.

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  • Cops raid MACC office, seize documents, prosecutor’s laptop

    The police tonight seized the laptop and documents of a deputy public prosecutor (DPP) involved in a corruption probe on a former subsidiary of state-owned firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a source said. According to a source in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the police first searched DPP Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi’s house at 7pm. They then moved their raid at 8pm to Ahmad Sazilee’s room at the MACC’s Special Operations Division office, the source told Malay Mail Online.

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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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  • Rapper Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

    Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer. In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is 10,000 euros ($10,986.00). Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album "Bush" earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

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  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week. Conservationists decided the most natural thing was to leave the bones where they were for hyenas to finish off, said Brent Stapelkamp, a lion researcher and part of a team that had tracked and studied Cecil for nine years. Stapelkamp darted Cecil and put his last GPS collar on in October.

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  • Beaten Man City let in four goals in Stuttgart friendly

    Manchester City conceded four goals in 36 hapless minutes on Saturday as they slumped to a 4-2 defeat by VfB Stuttgart in a pre-season friendly. Serbian midfielder Filip Kostic struck after 14 minutes and further goals followed from midfielder Daniel Didavi after 30 and fellow German striker Daniel Ginczek who netted twice in the 35th and 36th. A week before the start of the Premier League season, City manager Manuel Pellegrini selected a strong, if adventurous, lineup in which 20-year-old George Evans was chosen to hold the midfield behind five forwards.

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  • Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

    R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky. Dressed in all black, the grieving Brown was one of the first to exit the tension-filled private memorial service for Bobbi Kristina on Saturday at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, just north of Atlanta. Twenty-two-year-old Bobbi Kristina was the only child between Brown and the late megastar singer Whitney Houston.

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  • Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash

    Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed into a car auction lot in Britain, Saudi Arabia's embassy in London and British police said Saturday. While the embassy did not identify the dead, a source close to the family speaking to AFP and Saudi media indicated that they were bin Laden's stepmother Raja Hashim, his sister Sanaa, the sister's husband Zuhair Hashem, and a Jordanian pilot. The Saudi-registered Phenom 300 jet came down on Friday as it tried to land at Blackbushe Airport, a small airfield in Hampshire, southern England.

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  • 'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official

    Investigators are "moving close to solving the mystery of MH370," Malaysia's deputy transport minister said Friday, adding that a piece of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The ill-fated jet, which vanished 16 months ago with 239 people aboard, was a Boeing 777.

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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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  • 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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  • Main contenders for 2016 Philippines presidency

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino named Interior Minister Manuel Roxas on Friday as the candidate he will support in the May 9, 2016 presidential election. The following are the leading contenders for the post: MANUEL "MAR" ROXAS, 58 A scion of the old, landed rich from the central Philippines' sugar-baron country, US-educated Roxas is a grandson of the country's first post World War II president, who also had the same name. Untainted by corruption, unlike many Filipino politicians, he is a close friend of Aquino and is seen by many as a safe pick to carry the torch of the latter's reformist presidency.

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  • Team World win first NBA match in Africa

    Team Africa included NBA players from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Senegal and South Sudan and they made the running against opposition consisting largely of American-born stars. There were surprise, brief second-quarter appearances for Team Africa by retired NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon of Nigeria and Dikembe Mutombo from DR Congo.

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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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  • Luxury Home Auctions Glance

    Sales of luxury homes through auctions have steadily climbed since the economy started recovering, giving sellers an option outside of the traditional list-and-wait method. Most luxury home auctions require potential buyers to provide proof that they can afford the house and possibly pay a reserve to be able to participate. Unlike most foreclosure auctions, bidders are encouraged to tour luxury homes before putting in a bid.

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  • New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message

    By Saud Mehsud and Jibran Ahmad DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection. The new head, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, was deputy for several years to the elusive one-eyed former leader Mullah Omar, who served as a unifying figure and a spiritual guide for the insurgency despite his absence. This week the Taliban confirmed Omar had been dead for some time.

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  • Impact spoil Lampard's long-awaited MLS debut

    Chelsea legend Frank Lampard's long-awaited Major League Soccer debut didn't go according to plan on Saturday as the Montreal Impact handed his New York City FC a 3-2 defeat. More than a year after it was announced he had signed to play this season with

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  • Hillary Clinton's campaign expresses 'grave concern' with New York Times report

    The New York Times may have removed the word “criminal” from last week’s controversial report on a requested investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server, but for the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign, the correction was too little, too late. In a letter nearing 2,000 words, Clinton’s communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, laid into Times executive editor Dean Baquet, accusing the paper of first relying on “questionable sourcing” and then of an “inexplicable, let alone indefensible, delay in correcting the story” once the source’s information had been thoroughly disputed. Writing in the Atlantic, Norm Ornstein called the Times’ handling of the Clinton report a “huge embarrassment” and “a direct challenge to its fundamental credibility.” And in an opinion piece for Newsweek, former senior Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald charged that the “bungled” Clinton report was not the paper’s first instance of misinformation regarding the former secretary of state’s emails.

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