• No Mara loans, so close to 1,000 might have to drop out of college, study shows

    Close to 1,000 new students in 33 private colleges are now finding it hard to continue their studies as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has stopped giving out education loans, a study by the PKR Youth students' bureau shows. The finding has once again highlighted claims that government-linked aid for tertiary education is shrinking this year....

    The Malaysian Insider 41 mins ago
  • Gloom returns for Man United, Chelsea crush Newcastle

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United missed the chance to steal a march on the Premier League's top four when an own goal by keeper David De Gea cost them a 2-1 defeat at Premier League strugglers Sunderland on Saturday. With the sides above them all playing each other in a mouth-watering Sunday programme, United could have closed to within three points of fourth-placed Manchester City but the gloom that has enveloped them most of the season returned as their hopes of Champions League qualification receded. Anthony Martial's dinked finish shortly before halftime cancelled out Wahbi Khazri's third-minute opener for Sunderland but United fizzled out after the break and Spaniard De Gea could only help Lamine Kone's late header into his own goal.

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  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Lawyers: No need for non-Muslims before Shariah judges, civil courts enough recourse

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Non-Muslims should not go before Shariah judges when it comes to legal disputes with their Muslim convert spouses, lawyers have said following a proposal for a special hybrid...

    The Malay Mail Online 52 mins ago
  • Dr Mahathir, patron of Umno group seeking Najib’s ouster

    Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has officially become the patron of the Coalition of Branch Chiefs Malaysia (GKCM), a group of Umno branch leaders demanding party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak's resignation. Dr Mahathir's new role in GKCM will see him attending their programmes and coming up with strategies to "save" the Malay...

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  • Ronaldo hits double in Madrid win, Neville records first win

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid overcame a stiff test from Athletic Bilbao to move within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win on Saturday. Meanwhile, Gary Neville registered his first La Liga win as Valencia boss at the 10th attempt as they came from behind to beat Espanyol 2-1. Ronaldo's early opener was cancelled out by Javi Eraso before a two-goal burst just before half-time from James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos put Madrid in control.

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  • Elton John: ‘Bieber was hanging by his fingertips’

    Sir Elton John loves Justin Bieber’s latest album Purpose and is thrilled he has got his career back on track.

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  • Russia sends brand new cruise missile ship to Syria: report

    Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria. The Zelyony Dol, a patrol ship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles that only joined the Black Sea fleet in December, departed for the Mediterranean, the Black Sea fleet said in a statement. RIA-Novosti news agency further quoted a security source in Crimea -- where the Black Sea fleet is based -- saying that the ship is bound for Syria and may take part in Russia's campaign to support the Syrian army.

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  • Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. "My feet hurt, my arms hurt, and my head hurts!" winced Kana Shimizu, clutching two dainty bags of Belgian chocolate that cost more than 10,000 yen ($90) at a plush store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

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  • A Shocking SciFi Horror Where Women Are Prized, For Their Milk #ShortFilm

    This article A Shocking SciFi Horror Where Women Are Prized, For Their Milk appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. This is difficult to watch: a graphic fantasy horror about women who are imprisoned and exploited as a resource — for their milk. They have been kidnapped and trafficked, and are held captive in cages. Their bodies are attached to milking machines, forcefully inseminated, their young males are killed at birth. Paula, one of the imprisoned woman, […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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  • Farewell to last of Borneo’s Big Three

    KUCHING, Feb 13 — They came back to their alma mater after 10, 20 or 30 years, quickly filling up the school auditorium, to say their last goodbye to their beloved ex-principal. Some sat, many...

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  • 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.

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  • Deputy minister admits Putrajaya funds Islamic groups, including Isma

    BANGI, Feb 13 — The federal government has been giving financial support to Islamic groups, which also included controversial Islamist group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma), deputy minister Datuk...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    AFP News
  • UAE oil minister expects market supply to 'stabilise'

    Emirati Oil Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said Friday he expects supply levels on world markets to "stabilise", easing pressure on crumbling prices. "The market will oblige all (producers) ...

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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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  • Outsourcing has led to depressed pay for many low-wage workers: NTUC’s Zainal Sapari

    The outsourcing trend has created market failure, contributing to stagnant and depressed wages for many low-wage workers, said National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Assistant Secretary-General Zainal Sapari. Outsourcing may make good business sense, but Zainal said it has also led to a situation whereby a winning service provider in a tender typically tries to keep its operating costs down – with labour constituting a major cost component - to service the contract.

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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....

    The Malaysian Insider