• 113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 4 missing

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.

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  • Rihanna puts the sexy into sweats in NY runway debut

    Barbadian superstar Rihanna, feted as much for her daring style as her vocal chords, closed out day two of New York Fashion Week by unveiling a debut collection for Puma that put the sexy into sweatpants. Following in the footsteps of music star Kanye West, who on Friday booked out Madison Square Garden to parade his Yeezy Season 3, "RiRi's" first catwalk collaboration with the German brand has been one of the most hotly anticipated celebrity-link up of fashion week.

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  • Malaysian nabbed by Aussie police over 20-year rape allegation

    A Malaysian man was transferred to Perth yesterday to face allegations of rape that occurred 20 years ago, Australia's Perth Now reported. The man, whose name emerged as a result of a cold case review, is wanted over a sex attack in March 1996 when he allegedly broke into a villa and assaulted a woman, then aged 38, in her Scarborough home....

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  • Mat Sabu threw mike at Anwar event because he’s had enough of voters’ fears

    Mohamad Sabu said his microphone-hurling stunt during a solidarity gathering for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday was done out of his frustration that Malaysians were not brave enough to stand up against tyranny. The Parti Amanah Negara president, who is affectionately known as Mat Sabu, said this at a gathering in Kelantan last night. He...

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  • Oil prices fight back

    Oil surged Friday, mirroring a recovery across European stock markets, as traders hunted for bargains after a turbulent week, analysts said. Crude futures in London and New York trading were up 5.0 percent ...

  • Mourinho talks would be a blow, admits United boss Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal says he would be upset if it is true that Manchester United have approached Jose Mourinho behind his back. Embattled United boss van Gaal takes his team to Sunderland on Saturday with speculation mounting that Mourinho is waiting in the wings to take charge at Old Trafford. United have refused to deny reports they have spoken to Mourinho in recent weeks following their team's slump and the former Chelsea boss is said to have made it clear he is ready to replace van Gaal if the Dutchman is sacked or departs at the end of the season.

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  • LaVine shines as US beat World in NBA Rising Stars Challenge

    Minnesota forward Zach LaVine scored 30 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the United States to a 157-154 victory over the world team in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto. LaVine was named Most Valuable Player of the contest featuring many of the NBA's top rookies and second-year players, which launched the festivities of All-Star weekend. Sunday's All-Star Game will cap the action at Air Canada Centre, but before then LaVine will defend the title he won last year in Saturday's Slam Dunk contest.

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  • Dentsply meets 4Q profit forecasts

    The York, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of 41 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs and non-recurring costs, came to 65 cents per share. The results met Wall Street ...

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  • Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free

    REUTERS/Rick Wilking Tim Cook, Apple CEO at the … Continued The post Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • After Tabung Haji controversy, deputy minister warns of ‘perception terrorists’

    BANGI, Feb 13 ― Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki warned Malaysians today to be wary of so-called “terrorists of perception” who allegedly spread half-truths, citing the controversy surrounding pilgrim...

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  • Not so incy wincy: spider kills snake in Outback duel

    A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath. The spindly Daddy Long Legs spider appeared to have come out on top after going head-to-head with a brown snake in rural New South Wales. Farmer Patrick Lees said he was astonished to discover the expired reptile dangling from a web at his outback home in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney, on Saturday.

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  • South Korea warns North over 'illegal' asset freeze

    South Korea warned North Korea on Friday that it had acted "illegally" in freezing the assets of South Korean companies and staff expelled from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone. Seoul's Unification Minister Hong Yong-Pyo said Pyongyang's decision to kick out the South Korean firms was "very regrettable" and added the North would have to take full responsibility for any consequences. North Korea on Thursday said it was closing Kaesong completely and placing it under military control.

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  • PAC chief must say why he won’t summon Jho Low, says Kit Siang

    DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin should resign if he dare not summon businessman Low Taek Jho to appear before the joint parliamentary group. "One of the greatest sins of omission of the PAC investigations into 1MDB is the rescinding of its earlier decision to summon Jho...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Susan Sarandon: 'Are my boobs really more important than the Nobel Peace Prize?'

    Susan Sarandon fears her humanitarian efforts are under-reported.

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  • Fed up of complaining, youth form ONE ‘for better Malaysia’

    When Danni Rais, 28, and Hannah Kam, 24, met up with their friends in 2014, their conversation eventually (and inevitably) turned to how unhappy they were with the state of the country. But complaining about the country for an hour or so over teh tarik was not the solution, the group of young professionals decided on that day. “We realised...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Japan paternity leave trailblazer quits over bikini model affair

    A Japanese politician who made headlines over his quest to take paternity leave quit on Friday after confessing to an affair with a bikini model while his wife was pregnant. Kensuke Miyazaki, 35, shook up Japan's conservative political scene when he sought to take a month's leave to help his then pregnant wife, a first for a male Japanese lawmaker. Miyazaki, however, won the backing of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who supported his trailblazing idea.

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  • With 30% drop in CNY sales, traders brace for ‘grim’ festive year ahead

    Merchants selling Chinese New Year-related products complain they experienced an average 20% to 30% drop in sales this year compared with 2015, says a trade group. The drop in sales during 2016’s first major festival season could also repeat itself during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Deepavali and Christmas later in the year, as prices go up and...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Photography tips: How to take great photos of people at night and low-light

    Taking photos at night is challenging, and taking photos of your friends and family at night is even more challenging! Here are seven step-by-step tips to take better photos of your friends and family at night and low-light, shot with the Canon EOS 760D, and my friend Cordelia Daphne.

  • Stunning New Image Shows Gravitational Waves As Two Black Holes Merge

    A gorgeous new image released by NASA reveals the momentous first detection of gravitational waves rippling through space-time. "We have detected gravitational waves," David Reitze, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, said today in a news briefing. The telltale signs of relativity in action showed up as a teensy blip in the data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory — a set of two separate detectors in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana.

  • US approves F-16 sale to Pakistan

    The United States said Friday it had approved selling up to eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, along with training, radar and other equipment, worth a total of $699 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which coordinates such foreign arms sales, said it had informed Congress of the plans on Thursday. "The proposed sale improves Pakistan's capability to meet current and future security threats." The F-16 aircraft would allow Pakistan's Air Force to operate in all kinds of weather, at night, as well as "enhance Pakistan's ability to conduct counter-insurgency and counterterrorism operations." Pakistan's arch-rival India said it was "disappointed" by the possible sale.

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