• Spurs chairman Levy strikes back over Berahino debacle

    (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has taken a dig at Jeremy Peace over the Saido Berahino transfer debacle, suggesting that his West Bromwich Albion counterpart's decision to go public with the striker's transfer request was "disrespectful". Berahino's failure to move to Tottenham during the transfer window despite handing in a transfer request has descended into a no-holds-barred spat between the clubs, with both sides releasing statements revealing several rejected bids for the 22-year-old, including two on deadline day. Peace has complained about how the attempts to sign Berahino unsettled the player, who was dropped for the Baggies' last three games by manager Tony Pulis, and the chairman also criticised Spurs' valuation of the forward and the way the North London club had structured their bids.

    Reuters 27 mins ago
  • Najib’s ex-advisor says disappointed over RM2.6b donation issue but still willing to give PM another chance

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 3 — An anti-corruption expert who had previously advised Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed disappointment over the Prime Minister’s handling of the RM2.6 billion controversy, but...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Do not sack Muhyiddin, Shafie from Umno, warns deputy permanent chairman

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal should be retained in their Umno positions as deputy president and vice-president, a veteran leader said today, explaining that their removal would cause divisions in the party. Umno deputy permanent chairman Tan Sri Mohamed Aziz (pic, right) issued this reminder to party supreme council...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Malaysian flight makes unscheduled landing in India

    Kuala Lumpur, Sep 3 (IANS) A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur made an unscheduled landing on Thursday in Chennai due to broken lavatories. In an email replied to Xinhua's inquiry, the airline said the flight later departed Chennai at 4.08 a.m. on Thursday and arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 10.47 a.m. Malaysia's state news agency Bernama quoted a passenger as saying that they were told that all six lavatories were working when the flight took off but then three of them became inoperable.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News 45 mins ago
  • World Cup soccer qualifier exposes China-Hong Kong tensions

    By James Pomfret SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Chinese riot police will be deployed for a crunch World Cup soccer qualifying match on Thursday between China and Hong Kong that could reignite tensions that have lingered under the surface since Hong Kong's massive anti-China protests last year. Chinese police have conducted days of anti-riot drills outside a 40,000-seat stadium in the southern city of Shenzhen, bordering the Chinese "special administrative zone" of Hong Kong. Media said more than 1,000 police would be deployed with the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau warning unruly fans could be fined or detained.

    Reuters 26 mins ago
  • Young royal blood must wait as Queen celebrates landmark

    Queen Elizabeth II's longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an ageing institution. The 89-year-old queen, who next week surpasses Queen Victoria to become the country's longest-reigning monarch, shows no sign of abdicating, even if she has stepped back a little from public duties in favour of her 66-year-old son and heir Charles. Charles's son Prince William is second in line to the throne and his eldest son George third, followed by George's little sister Charlotte -- a strong dynasty that could continue for another century.

    AFP News
  • Tun M to be called under section 500 of Penal code

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be summoned by the police for questioning over his alleged defamatory statements during the Bersih 4 rally last weekend, said the Inspector-General of Police. Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar however, did not mention when the former premier's statement will be recorded. The top cop added that Dr Mahathir might be given better treatment as he was a statesman.

    New Straits Times
  • Khloé shows off super tiny waist

    Khloé Kardashian has dismissed claims that waist trainers cause damage to internal organs by showing off her impossibly small frame while wearing one.

    Cover Media
  • Take action against Taib if serious about reform, activist tells Sarawak CM

    An anti-graft activist has told Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem that his predecessor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud’s impunity from prosecution has to end if the people are to take seriously his pledge to end corruption in the local timber industry. Global Witness director Patrick Alley said this to Adenan at a discussion on corruption in...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Australian sheep is unofficially the world's woolliest

    Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest. The animal, named Chris by his rescuers, was discovered on the northern outskirts of Canberra on Wednesday and was said to be struggling to walk under the weight of his coat. Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive of RSPCA ACT, the Canberra division of the animal charity, estimated Chris had more than five years of wool on him and likely little contact with humans.

  • Japan eyes tourist boost with Google-style street view... for cats

    Tourism bosses in a Japanese prefecture have come up with what they hope will draw more feline-loving visitors: a Google-style street view for cats. "We decided to focus on cats because they know everything about the city, including the back streets," a tourism spokesman for western Hiroshima prefecture told AFP. Viewers can trace what Lala -- appointed the head of the prefecture's "back street tourism" division -- sees from her low-level perspective.

    AFP News
  • Former Chinese president at war parade amid infighting rumours

    Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin appeared in public on Thursday at a military parade marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in Asia, after rumours of destabilising infighting in the ruling Communist Party. Jiang stepped down as party chief in 2002 and state president in 2003 but remained head of the military for another year after stacking the Politburo, one of the party's elite ruling bodies, with his people. Rumours periodically circulate in leadership and diplomatic circles about Jiang, especially about arguments between him and President Xi Jinping over policy, which, with China's political system being as opaque and secretive as it is, are impossible to verify.

  • Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve talked about Singaporean politicians using social media and technology as part of their strategy this General Elections, and about how we think apps are a great way to reach out to young voters. We’ve also introduced the PAP4SG app, with its informative animations and sticker cam (because why not?). The post Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps appeared first on Vulcan Post.

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  • Vice ring busted in Malacca

    MALACCA: Immigration authorities successfully outsmarted a suspected vice syndicate here following the arrest of 40 women, all illegal immigrants, at an entertainment outlet here. The bust, the biggest in the state this year, was made possible following joint operations involving state and federal enforcement officers who used "unmarked" cars during the surprise raid on the outlet in Taman Melaka Raya on Wednesday night. State Immigration Department deputy director Abu Bakar Sidek Hassan the tactic of using unmarked cars and federal officers came after previous raids turned up empty handed.

    New Straits Times 37 mins ago
  • Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish

    An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean has ended a meeting in Japan without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna. The Western and Central ...

    Associated Press
  • Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display

    It was the best of shows, it was the worst of shows: as 12,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles rolled through Tiananmen Square in front of invited guests and foreign leaders, Beijing residents were barred from watching. Barricades were set up hundreds of metres from the parade marking 70 years since Japan's World War II defeat, and squads of police and blue-shirted volunteers blocked access to the deserted streets.

    AFP News
  • McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items ...

    Associated Press
  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.

    Associated Press
  • Lawmakers deny they were making out in car at Minnesota park

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota lawmakers accused of making out in a car at a regional park say a park ranger made up the story.

    Associated Press
  • Work on KL-Singapore high-speed rail to be awarded by 2017

    Malaysia plans to dish out work packages for the multi-billion ringgit Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project by 2017 at the earliest, with completion set for 2022. “It is estimated that work on the project would take about five years to complete, and if we calculate the duration backwards, the work packages should be awarded by...

    The Malaysian Insider