• Ex-NBA champ Odom reportedly 'fighting for life'

    Lamar Odom, a former NBA champion who became a tabloid target before splitting from reality TV star wife Khloe Kardashian, is "fighting for his life" after a brothel binge in Nevada, TMZ reported Tuesday. The celebrity gossip website reported that Odom, who won NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, was hospitalized after he was found unconscious in his room at the Love Ranch, a legal brothel in Pahrump, Nevada. In August of 2013 Odom, the subject of a rash of news stories about alleged drug use and troubles in his marriage to Kardashian, was arrested for drunk driving.

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  • MH17 wreckage reveals horror of plane's last moments

    A partial reconstruction of a Malaysia Airlines jet made of wreckage found strewn across eastern Ukraine told the graphic story Tuesday of its violent last moments after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. Dutch-led air crash investigators concluded some of the 298 people on board may have been known for up to 90 seconds after the Russian-made BUK missile ripped into the left side of the cockpit that they were about to die. "The forward section of the aircraft was penetrated by hundreds of high-energy objects coming from the warhead," said the report released Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board concluding a 15-month investigation.

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  • US and Australia warn China on sea access

    The United States and its Pacific ally Australia warned China on Tuesday that they remain committed to freedom of navigation in the waters of the South China Sea. China has maritime territorial disputes with several of its southeast Asian neighbors and is trying to bolster its claim by building artificial islands. According to senior US officials, speaking on condiction of anonymity, Washington is drawing up a plan to sail by these islands in the coming days or weeks.

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  • Are leaks more important than finding out who stole funds, DAP asks 1MDB

    1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) president Arul Kanda Kandasamy must decide if uncovering a multi-billion ringgit misappropriation of funds in the company is more important than looking for the person responsible for leaking information on the alleged wrongdoing, said DAP. In continuing his war of words with the state investment vehicle,...

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  • Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016

    The Netherlands failed to reach the European Championship finals for the first time since 1984 when they lost 3-2 at home to the Czech Republic to miss out on next year's tournament in France. The Netherlands, who finished third at last year's World Cup in Brazil, were crowned European champions in 1988 and were third in 1992, 2000 and 2004.

  • Dr M, BN men have every right to meet up, Nur Jazlan says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Deputy minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed dismissed today yesterday’s meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and several other top Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders, saying it...

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  • Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee acquires 40% of US burger chain

    The Philippines' leading fast-food giant Jollibee Foods announced on Tuesday it had acquired 40 percent of an upmarket US hamburger chain for $99 million. Jollibee said in a statement it was acquiring part of Denver-based Smashburger, which has 339 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the Middle East and South America. This is the largest-ever acquisition by Jollibee and its biggest investment outside of the Philippines, the company said.

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  • Emilia Clarke is Sexiest Woman Alive

    Emilia Clarke is trying not to be “freaky” and let fame go to her head after being named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.

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  • 3 Alternatives to SSS Pensions to Fund Your Retirement

    In June 2015, the House of Representatives approved on its third and final reading House Bill 5842, which seeks a Php 2,000 increase in monthly Social Security System (SSS) pension. Around two million Filipino pensioners will benefit from the approval of this bill once is it passed into law with the concurrence of the Senate […] The post 3 Alternatives to SSS Pensions to Fund Your Retirement appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Minister livid over ‘all male staff’ in SK Pos Tohoi

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 14 —Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said he would investigate claims there were only male teachers in SK Pos Tohoi, the boarding school in Gua Musang where four Orang...

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  • Malaysia’s ‘most powerful’ person under probe, says MACC

    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in the midst of investigating the most powerful person in the country, says outgoing deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Zakaria Jaffar. He said this person was investigated in relation to Finance Ministry-owned firm SRC International Sdn Bhd, and a sum of money worth RM2.6 billion. "We are...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Families of eight ‘abduction victims’ seek answers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — A group of about 100 family members and friends of kidnapping victims gathered in front of Bukit Aman yesterday to seek an explanation from the police about the disappearance...

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  • IS urges jihad on Russia, US as Syria strikes intensify

    The Islamic State group called on Muslims to wage jihad on Russia and the United States, as Moscow announced it had intensified its air campaign against Islamic militants in Syria. The call came as Russian President Vladimir Putin criticised Washington for refusing to cooperate with Moscow in its Syrian campaign, which is having an increasingly dramatic effect. "Russia will be defeated," IS spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani said in a recording posted online, calling on "Muslims everywhere to launch jihad against the Russians and the Americans", who it said were waging "a crusader war against Muslims".

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  • Water-bombing is ineffective: Fire and Rescue Dept

    SEREMBAN: The Indonesian government’s effort of fighting forest fire that caused transboundary haze using “water-bombing” is ineffective, said Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Wira Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim. Wan Mohd Nor said at the moment, Indonesia was keen on getting expert assistance on how to manage peat land fire as well as requesting for asset, such as airplane from Malaysia to support the operation. “When dealing with peat fires, we need to flood the area to douse the fire,” he told reporters at a press conference after Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd’s Emergency Response Command Centre (ERCC) opening ceremony at Bandar Seri Sendayan, here.

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  • Selangor PAS rejects Perkasa pact

    Selangor PAS has rejected any form of working relationship with Perkasa, less than a day after its president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, met with the Malay right-wing group. Selangor PAS commissioner  Datuk Iskandar A. Samad said it was opposed to any cooperation with any party which brought up racial sentiments, despite its readiness to...

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  • BN’s 2013 polls pledge only for intercity highways, not intracity, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — Putrajaya’s decision this week to hike 18 intracity highway toll rates is not in violation of Barisan Nasional’s (BN) 2013 election manifesto, which had only promised to...

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  • Drinking Black Coffee Makes You a Psychopath?

    We all have our own favourite way, when it comes to drinking coffee. But did you ever consider you could be a psychopath because you drink your coffee black? Well, I didn’t either, but psychology researchers at the university of Innsbruck in Austria have figured out so much recently. After testing over 1000 people, a result of the study suggests that there is a strong link between the taste for bitter foods (including black coffee) and ‘malevolent personality traits’. Does it make you a psychopath? Probably not – however the link is interesting. The psychology researchers found out that people who favour bitter tastes, such as coffee, were likely to be vain, sadistic and enjoy manipulating and hurting others. Discover more F&B secrets Similar testes in the past have provided very different results. LA-baded psychologist Ramani Durvasula had concluded not too long ago that if you prefer your coffee black, there was a high chance that you were a purist with character traits, such as patience and efficiency, while your flaws were most likely to be moodiness and inflexibility. What to make of it? Here is a longer list of what you coffee says about you. Black Coffee You tend to be ‘Old School’ ... Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre

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  • Thailand win boosts World Cup qualifying hopes

    Thailand took a huge step towards the next round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers after they trounced South-East Asian rivals Vietnam 3-0 in Hanoi on Tuesday. A first-half strike by Kroekrit Thawikan put the visitors ahead at My Dinh Stadium before an own goal by Dien Tien Thanh and an effort by captain Theerathon Bunmathan sealed a comprehensive win for the visitors who moved five points clear of Iraq at the top of their group. North Korea also boosted their hopes of advancing to the next round after a 1-0 home win over Yemen while Singapore and Hong Kong claimed narrow wins against Cambodia and Bhutan respectively.

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  • Micron, Western Digital in buyout talks with SanDisk: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc and hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp are in talks with memory chip maker SanDisk Corp about a possible acquisition, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. SanDisk, valued at about $12.6 billion as of the stock's close on Tuesday, has hired a bank to help with the process, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. No decision has been made and the talks may not result in a transaction, Bloomberg reported.

  • ‘Two girls died from physical injuries’

    KOTA BARU: Norieen Yaakob, one of the two Orang Asli girls who survived, claimed last Friday that Ika Ayel and Juvina David had died due to physical injuries. “They could not walk properly after that,” said Norieen at Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital here yesterday. Norieen, 10, and Mirsudiar Aluj, 11, are two of the seven missing pupils from SK Pos Tohoi who were rescued on Friday.

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