• Malaysia in talks over 2017 A-League entry - report

    The Football Association of Malaysia have held discussions about sending a team to play in the Australian A-League next year, former Socceroos striker Dave Mitchell has said. Mitchell said he had proposed the idea to the FAM after being given the authority to do so by an unnamed A-League consortium and was awaiting their verdict. "While they agreed it would be difficult for FAM to send a team to the A-League because of the duration and also to assemble the national team for fulltime, they said there are other ways to go round the problem," Mitchell told the MalayMail.

    Reuters
  • 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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  • Cop pulls off RM620,000 hold-up with inside help

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — A woman has been revealed as the mastermind of the RM620,000 robbery involving a detective and a stolen police car. The 39-year-old despatch officer of a money exchange...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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!

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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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  • Oil prices soar on report that UAE offers talks on output cuts

    Oil prices soared Friday, with US crude rebounding from a 2003 low, on reports that OPEC was willing to organize output cuts that could ease the global oversupply. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate ...

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  • 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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  • How impoverished but nuclear-armed North Korea earns money

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The closure of a factory park in North Korea jointly run by both Koreas has cost the impoverished North a rare source of legitimate hard currency. Seoul says it shut the Kaesong complex in response to the North's recent long-range rocket launch to keep its impoverished neighbor from using the money factories provided to fund its nuclear and missile programs.

    Associated Press
  • Stop hurting depositors, Najib hits out at Tabung Haji critics

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged the opposition to stop “twisting” facts about Tabung Haji, saying that their attempt to spread hate among the people would only hurt Muslim depositors. Writing on his blog today, Najib said the “irresponsible statements” had caused depositors to lose out on dividends as well as the chance to perform...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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
  • Wall Street tries to reset debate on activism

    Wall Street is hoping to reset the debate on US corporate governance following a wave of shareholder activism that has challenged many of the biggest companies. Since August, JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon has been working with leaders in finance and investing to hash out guidelines on best practices for corporate governance, according to people familiar with the talks. The initiative follows a rising wave of investor activism that has roiled numerous large companies, including JPMorgan, which has successfully beaten back shareholder efforts in recent years to split the chief executive and chairman roles.

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  • After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

    By Philip Pullella and Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was the first ever between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. "Their churches are being barbarously ravaged and looted, their sacred objects profaned, their monuments destroyed." They also said large-scale humanitarian aid was required to tend to refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq, lamenting the "massive exodus of Christians." Cuban President Raul Castro stood to the side during the ceremony, enjoying another moment in the international limelight after receiving Francis last year and restoring diplomatic relations with the United States recently, meeting President Barack Obama in Panama in April.

    Reuters
  • Kanye West takes aim at Taylor Swift again with new track

    Kanye West has made some more incendiary comments about Taylor Swift.

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  • Kobe makes All-Star farewell among those he inspired

    Kobe Bryant makes his 18th and final NBA All-Star Game appearance Sunday in Toronto, with the Los Angeles Lakers legend surrounded by a new generation of playmakers he inspired to greatness. "It's time for me to go," Bryant said Friday. "Guys I'm playing with that are tearing up the league were like four for my first All-Star Game." That's how old Bryant's West teammate Anthony Davis was when Kobe made his All-Star debut in 1998.

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  • 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.

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  • Maid flees via rubbish chute, employer disputes claims

    According to The Straits Times, the 27-year-old Indonesian maid, named Rindu, attempted to climb down a rubbish chute in a seventh floor flat last November and fell into a rubbish heap. Rindu’s employers, who had only employed her for two and a half months, dispute her claims and have engaged a lawyer, according to the paper.

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  • U.S. okays sale of 8 Lockheed F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan - Pentagon

    The U.S. government said on Friday it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp , radar and other equipment in a deal valued at $699 million. The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, said it had notified lawmakers about the possible deal. The agency said the F-16s would allow Pakistan's Air Force to operate in all-weather environments and at night, while improving its self-defence capability and bolstering its ability to conduct counter-insurgency and counterterrorism operations.

    Reuters
  • Court hears footballer Johnson 'abused position in society'

    Former England international Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" when he had a sexual encounter in his car with a 15-year-old fan who idolised him, a jury was told on Friday. Prosecutors said Johnson, who was sacked by Premier League club Sunderland this week, had sexual contact with the teenager "in a way that he knew was both morally and legally wrong". Prosecutor Kate Blackwell QC described how the two engaged in sexual activity in the former Manchester City star's black Range Rover at this second meeting on January 30, 2015.

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