• Madcap Klopp to bring dash of daring to Liverpool

    With his zany demeanour, all-action football philosophy, manic touchline antics and flair for wry soundbites, new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is poised to take English football by storm. The 48-year-old German, who was named as Brendan Rodgers's successor on Thursday, inherits a task similar to the one that faced him at Borussia Dortmund in 2008, that of restoring a sleeping giant to former glories and upsetting the established hierarchy. "What we call in German 'English football' -- a rainy day, heavy pitch, finishing 5-5, everybody is dirty in the face and goes home and cannot play for weeks after." Klopp might not find exactly that on the immaculate playing surfaces of the English top flight, but his blend of charisma and candour seem certain to strike a chord with Liverpool fans, not to mention his sense of humour.

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  • A good leader’s focused on nation, not self, says Dr Mahathir in latest attack on Najib

    Not everyone can be a leader, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adding that the person for the job must dedicate himself to the cause of the country. The former prime minister, interviewed by The Diplomat magazine, was asked if he would add anything to his 1986 treatise "The Challenge". Saying he had always thought that leadership was about...

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  • France train attack hero stabbed in California

    One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said Thursday. Airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in Sacramento after he got into a fight with a group of men as he was leaving a bar with friends, Ken Bernard, the city's deputy chief of police told reporters.

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  • Amanah finds a home amid accusations of seizing PAS’s property

    Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) moved into its new office on October 1, even as some quarters in PAS accused the new party of trying to take over the Islamist party's premises, including the PAS headquarters on Jalan Raja Laut in Kuala Lumpur. Amanah's new office is located on three floors of a four-storey building named Wisma Amanah on Jalan...

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'cohabiting with new beau'

    Gwyneth Paltrow and her beau Brad Falchuk are practically living together, according to insiders.

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Pacquiao says in talks with Mayweather and Khan

    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan for what would probably be the final fight of his illustrious career, he said on Thursday. Speaking in Doha, where he is visiting the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Pacquiao told AFP a final decision on who his last opponent will be, would be taken by "November or December". Pacquiao confirmed he is in negotiations with American Mayweather and Briton Khan but said he had no preference over who to fight.

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  • Singapore pressures Indonesia as forest fire footage emerges

    New aerial footage released Wednesday showed smoke billowing from Indonesian forest fires as smog-choked Singapore's biggest supermarket chain announced a ban on products from a paper company accused over the haze shrouding Southeast Asia. Fires illegally started to clear land for plantations on Indonesia's Sumatra island and the Indonesian part of Borneo have for weeks belched out thick haze, cloaking Singapore and Malaysia and prompting the cancellation of outdoor events and school closures. The blazes are an annual occurrence during the dry season, but scientists have warned this year's could be the worst on record due to an El Nino weather system that has created tinder-dry conditions in Indonesia.

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  • Rafizi’s sec-gen post under threat as PKR leaders divided over PAS

    A faction in PKR wants Rafizi Ramli removed as secretary-general, following friction in the party over the formation of new opposition pact Pakatan Harapan, a source from the party leadership said. It said the Pandan MP's fate will be determined by the party's leadership council at a special meeting this Sunday, called after a petition was...

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  • Police find more skeletal remains by river, suspected to be missing Orang Asli child

    Police said this evening that the scattered bones and skull of a child, suspected to be of one of the missing seven Orang Asli children, were found by a river 1.3km from Post Tohoi, near Gua Musang in Kelantan. State police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim told The Malaysian Insider that search and rescue personnel found the skeletal remains at 5.30pm...

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  • Fenerbahce boss defends treatment of disgruntled Van Persie

    The coach of Turkish football giants Fenerbahce Vitor Pereira on Thursday defended his decision to relegate striker Robin Van Persie to the bench, after indications the Istanbul side's star new signing was far from happy with life at the club. The Netherlands star signed for Fenerbahce in July from Manchester United on a three year deal amid great fanfare and hopes he would help turn the club into a major European force.

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  • Selena Gomez reveals secret chemotherapy for lupus

    Teen television star turned singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she has lupus and secretly underwent chemotherapy to treat the disease. The now 23-year-old pop star canceled a tour of Asia and Australia in December 2013, saying she needed to spend time alone and check into a rehabilitation center in the desert state of Arizona. "I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy.

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  • Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

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  • Penang parking fiasco: Company claims millions in losses

    GEORGE TOWN: A parking management company has claimed that the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has failed to fully implement its parking system, introduced two years ago. Perkhidmatan Alam Indah Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Dr M. Saravana said MBPP’s failure to handle the weaknesses in its parking system had adversely affected the company’s operations. “MBPP only collects the lease fee from us, but failed to enforce the laws against car owners which failed to display the parking coupon.

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  • PDRM management sees new top eight

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) witnessed eight new appointments at its top management today.Johor Police Chief Dato’ Rusli Ahmad was promoted as the new Bukit Aman Inspector-General of Police secretariat's Research and Development.Meanwhile, IGP secretariat’s Research and Development Dato’ Shamsiah Mohd Shariff was appointed to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police secretariat’s Strategic Policy.Bukit Aman Special Branch of E5 chief assistant director Dato’ Yong Lei Choo of has been appointed to Penang Special Branch chief. ...

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  • Qatar beat China to maintain perfect World Cup record

    Qatar's 2018 World Cup ambitions received a boost on Thursday when they defeated Group C rivals China 1-0 in a tense encounter in Doha. The win, secured by Karim Boudiaf's 22nd-minute header, maintained Qatar's 100 per cent record and secured their position at the top of the group with four games played. It also puts them five points ahead of China with just four games left to play.

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  • Malaysia Airlines to trim pilots by seconding them to other airlines

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is gearing up to trim its number of pilots by embarking on a secondment exercise. Aviation International News (AIN) Online, an aviation industry news portal, reported that the airline was planning to offer 100 to 200 Boeing 737-800 pilots from its narrow-body fleet for secondment next year to interested airlines. If that plan fails to materialise, the airline would then offer its pilots either a two-year leave without pay or a 15-day work month at half salary, said the report.

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  • Deutsche Bank warns of pain ahead as it announces massive loss

    Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank braced its employees for bonus cuts after it announced its biggest quarterly loss in about a decade and warned that even dividends could be scrapped. The troubled bank has been undergoing a massive shake-up after its co-chief executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen resigned in June over a tangle of scandals and missed profit targets. In a letter announcing the huge third quarter loss to employees, new co-chief executive John Cryan said the profit warning would "have to be factored in some way into our upcoming decisions on variable compensation for the year".

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  • US boosts maritime law enforcement aid to four Asian nations

    The United States Thursday announced it had quadrupled support to Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia to boost their law enforcement capabilities at sea, but stressed that the move was not connected to a bitter regional maritime dispute with Beijing. "This initiative at this time constitutes more than $100 million dollars of US assistance for maritime law enforcement to these four nations," US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield said in a telephone press conference from Washington.

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  • Malaysia prosecutor clears 1MDB officials on bank report

    The Malaysian attorney general's office said on Thursday it had reviewed the report of a central bank investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB and decided that fund officials had not committed any offence. The statement comes in response to rare intervention in public affairs by Malaysia's royal rulers who called for a quick and transparent investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), adding pressure on the scandal-hit government of Prime Minister Najib Razak. In July, media reported that investigators looking into 1MDB had identified a payment of nearly $700 million into a bank account under Najib's name.

  • Oklahoma halts executions after using wrong drug on inmate

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January — one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively.

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