• Son of Philippine dictator Marcos to run for vice-president

    The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos announced Monday he would run for vice-president in next year's elections, the biggest step in a remarkable political comeback for his once-exiled family. Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, popularly known as "Bongbong", said he would run for vice-president and hinted at an alliance with a potential presidential nominee accused of widespread human rights abuses. "I have decided to run for Vice President in the May 2016 elections," Marcos Jnr, 58, said in a statement.

    AFP News
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  • RM2.6 billion donor will want publicity, says Dr Mahathir

    The alleged Middle-Eastern donor who “contributed” RM2.6 billion into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal accounts would have wanted publicity for the donation, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The former prime minister said that such would have been the “ego” of someone who was giving away such a large sum of money. He said...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Rodgers 'incredibly disappointed' by Liverpool exit

    Brendan Rodgers said on Monday that he was "incredibly disappointed" to have been sacked as manager of Liverpool, but paid warm tributes to the club's players, staff and fans. "I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club," Rodgers said in a statement released by the League Managers' Association (LMA), which represents managers in English football. "It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game's great clubs for the last three years." Rodgers, 42, took Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title in 2014, but they finished sixth last season and are currently 10th in the table with 12 points from eight games.

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  • WSJ publisher replies to PM’s lawyers, again insists 1MDB exposé accurate

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) publisher Dow Jones & Company has confirmed that it responded last week to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer’s letter and said it told the prime...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Syrian insurgent groups vow to attack Russian forces

    BEIRUT (AP) — More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups vowed to attack Russian forces in retaliation for Moscow's air campaign in a show of unity among the usually fragmented rebels against what they called the "occupiers" of Syria.

    Associated Press
  • More losses for Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC

    Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC Monday reported a second straight quarterly loss in the three months to September, just weeks after announcing job cuts as it tries to turn around its business. HTC, once a star of the intensely competitive smartphone sector, has struggled to maintain its edge as Samsung, Apple and strong Chinese brands like Huawei expand their market share. HTC's revenue in the third quarter was Tw$21.4 billion, almost halved from the same period a year earlier.

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  • China win Asia Basketball title, qualify for Olympics

    China's men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.

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  • Supermarket robbers chased down by members of the public

    KUALA LUMPUR: Two suspects were chased down by members of the public and nabbed after robbing a supermarket in Taman Bunga Raya, Wangsa Maju last night. Wangsa Maju district police chief Superintendent Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said in the 12am incident, a suspect had threatened the store assistant with an iron rod and forced him to open the cashier till.

    New Straits Times
  • Workers tear shirts off Air France managers in jobs protest

    PARIS (AP) — Union activists protesting nearly 3,000 proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and fled under police protection.

    Associated Press
  • Carrick accepts Van Gaal criticism after tepid United display

    Michael Carrick has agreed with manager Louis van Gaal's damning assessment of Manchester United's performance in their 3-0 defeat by Arsenal on Sunday, but insists the team will come back stronger after the international break. The Gunners blew United away in the first 20 minutes at the Emirates Stadium, moving up to second in the Premier League table, above United on goal difference, thanks to two goals from Alexis Sanchez on either side of a strike from Mesut Ozil. The win was Arsenal's first over United in the league since May 2011 and the biggest league win over the opponents for 17 years.

  • Mega Tsunami with 50-Foot Waves Swallowed Ancient Island

    A mega tsunami taller than a 50-story skyscraper once engulfed an island off the west coast of Africa, researchers say. This finding suggests the giant landslides and killer waves that such tsunamis can trigger might pose a major hazard to people living on islands and coasts, scientists added. Tsunamis are monster waves that are often caused by earthquakes.

  • Three Alternatives to Balikbayan Boxes for OFWs

    400,000 balikbayan boxes are being sent to the Philippines every month. Just last year, the value of the contents inside these boxes totaled Php 2.28 trillion ($48 billion) with each box being filled to the brim with bags of candy, a selection of make-up and food items, clothes, and many more. Sending these boxes is […] The post Three Alternatives to Balikbayan Boxes for OFWs appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Watsons vs Guardian vs Unity – Which Personal Care Store in Singapore is the Cheapest?

    Hands up all those who think of Watsons, Guardian Pharmacy and Unity Pharmacy are one and the same. Looking around at the sea of hands, it seems that like me, you never bothered comparing prices between ...

  • Hunt for missing El Faro ship enters 4th day, hopes fade for crew

    Search and rescue teams resumed scouring the seas on Monday for the missing cargo ship El Faro and it mostly American crew, after it was caught in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin four days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said. More than 70,000 square nautical miles have been searched so far, the Coast Guard said. There was no confirmation that the debris belonged to the El Faro, though one life ring found earlier was from the missing ship, the Coast Guard and Tote Maritime confirmed.

  • Australia to spend $1 bln on 'world leader' armoured vehicles

    Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Monday as he announced the latest update to modernise the nation's military. Australian forces are part of the coalition fighting Islamic State group jihadists in Iraq and Syria, but Turnbull denied that the procurement of 1,100 blast-resistant Hawkei's from Thales Australia suggested a greater global engagement. "I am not signalling that," Turnbull told reporters at a joint press conference with Defence Minister Marise Payne at a test facility for the Hawkei vehicles north of Melbourne.

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  • UNESCO says IS 'terrified by history' after Palmyra destruction

    UNESCO's director-general on Monday condemned the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by Islamic State jihadists, saying "extremists are terrified by history and culture". Irina Bokova said the UN's scientific and cultural body would make every effort to ensure that the perpetrators of the destruction are brought to justice. The Palmyra site is listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List and before this year, attracted an annual 150,000 tourists.

    AFP News
  • American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection

    American Apparel, the troubled chain that boasts of "Made in the USA" fashions, filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection early on Monday on the back of a growing list of woes. The Los Angeles-based company has been embroiled in a drawn-out legal battle with its ousted founder and former chief executive Dov Charney and has seen declining sales since 2010, leading to a series of steep losses. "This restructuring will enable American Apparel to become a stronger, more vibrant company," said chief executive Paula Schneider in a statement.

    AFP News
  • Tempers rise as API hits 308 in Shah Alam

    SHAH ALAM, Oct 5 — The haze plaguing the country took a turn for the worse yesterday when the Air Pollutant Index (API) breached the hazardous level of 300 here. Frustrated residents lashed out...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Filipino militants threaten to behead Malaysian hostage, says report

    One of the two Malaysian hostages being held by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippine island of Jolo will be beheaded if the ransom is not paid, according to The Star today. Quoting Filipino and Malaysian sources, the report said the terror group is feeling the heat as security forces from the Phillippines were closing in on their bases,...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Sarawak DAP gives BN two days to solve Serian village water shortage

    KUCHING, Oct 5 — Sarawak DAP today threatened to launch an online campaign against a Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman and the ruling party’s entire state chapter if they fail to solve the water...

    The Malay Mail Online