• IS vows to defeat Russia in Syria as strikes intensify

    The Islamic State group vowed Tuesday to attack Russia and defeat it, as Moscow announced it had intensified its air campaign against jihadists in Syria. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin criticised Washington for refusing to cooperate with Moscow in its Syrian campaign, which is having an increasingly dramatic effect. "Russia will be defeated," IS spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani said in a recording posted online, calling on "Muslims everywhere to launch jihad against the Russians and the Americans." IS seeks not only to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but is also vying with Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front for jihadist supremacy in the country.

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  • Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee acquires 40% of US burger chain

    The Philippines' leading fast-food giant Jollibee Foods announced on Tuesday it had acquired 40 percent of an upmarket US hamburger chain for $99 million. Jollibee said in a statement it was acquiring part of Denver-based Smashburger, which has 339 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the Middle East and South America. This is the largest-ever acquisition by Jollibee and its biggest investment outside of the Philippines, the company said.

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  • Emilia Clarke is Sexiest Woman Alive

    Emilia Clarke is trying not to be “freaky” and let fame go to her head after being named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.

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  • Filipinos jailed for using forged ICs

    KUANTAN: Twenty-two Filipinos were sentenced to four months’ jail each after they pleaded guilty in three Magistrate’s Courts here today to either using forged identity cards or those belonging to somebody else. The Filipinos, consisting of 14 men and eight women, age between 15 and 69, were ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest. Fourteen of the Filipinos pleaded guilty to a charge of using forged identity cards and the remaining with using an identity card belonging to somebody else.

    New Straits Times
  • Thailand win boosts World Cup qualifying hopes

    Thailand took a huge step towards the next round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers after they trounced South-East Asian rivals Vietnam 3-0 in Hanoi on Tuesday. A first-half strike by Kroekrit Thawikan put the visitors ahead at My Dinh Stadium before an own goal by Dien Tien Thanh and an effort by captain Theerathon Bunmathan sealed a comprehensive win for the visitors who moved five points clear of Iraq at the top of their group. North Korea also boosted their hopes of advancing to the next round after a 1-0 home win over Yemen while Singapore and Hong Kong claimed narrow wins against Cambodia and Bhutan respectively.

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  • AG: BNM never hauled up 1MDB prior to call for charges

    PUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 — The Attorney-General today disputed Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) insistence for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be charged for breaching exchange laws, noting that the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Topless women of Times Square say they can't be restricted

    In the heart of Times Square, a grinning 2-year-old boy is flanked by a pair of strikingly posed, topless women, wearing only red, white and blue paint over their breasts, thongs, feathery headdresses ...

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  • Dr M, BN men have every right to meet up, Nur Jazlan says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Deputy minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed dismissed today yesterday’s meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and several other top Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders, saying it...

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  • Main findings in the MH17 air disaster

    Air crash investigators on Tuesday said a BUK missile fired from eastern Ukraine ripped through Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year killing all 298 people on board. Here are some of the main findings: - Cause of the disaster - The crash of flight MH17 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a BUK missile system. At 1320 GMT the missile, launched from a 320-square-kilometre (120 sq miles) area in eastern Ukraine, approached the plane almost head-on as it was flying at some 33,000 feet (10,000 metres) and detonated to the left and above the cockpit.

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  • Najib: No rest until MH17 culprits made to pay for their crimes

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak today pledged that Malaysia will not rest until those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 are made to pay for their crimes. In a statement following the announcement of the full report on the investigation by the Dutch Safety Board today, the prime minister said he had earlier spoken to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Dutch Safety Board, ahead of the unveiling of the report.

    New Straits Times
  • Playboy to stop running pictures of completely naked women

    Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms ...

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  • New prince Albert reigns in Spain after Federer shock

    Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas said his father was so nervous he couldn't work and his mother was running around the house as they watched their son upend the great Roger Federer at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday. In by far the biggest upset of his career, the 70th-ranked left-hander shocked the defending champion and world number three 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3 at the Qi Zhong Stadium, far away from the family home in Spain. Ramos-Vinolas has never won a tournament on the men's tour and has only ever come out on top of three Grand Slam matches -- compared to Federer's record-breaking 17 major titles.

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  • World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces

    The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market and threaten to dominate the U.S. by bringing together Budweiser ...

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  • Painstaking reconstruction tells story of deadly missile strike on MH17

    By Thomas Escritt GILZE-RIJEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The reconstruction of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tells its own vivid story of the impact of the missile that destroyed the aircraft last July, killing all 298 people on board. The crumpled wreckage, stretching from the nose to the business class cabin, clearly showed the puncture holes where shrapnel from a Buk warhead penetrated the cockpit, killing its three occupants instantly. The reconstruction was the most intricate part of one of the most complex air crash investigations in history, involving the recovery of thousands of fragments of wreckage from across 50 square km (19 square miles) of a warzone in eastern Ukraine.

  • Drinking Black Coffee Makes You a Psychopath?

    We all have our own favourite way, when it comes to drinking coffee. But did you ever consider you could be a psychopath because you drink your coffee black? Well, I didn’t either, but psychology researchers at the university of Innsbruck in Austria have figured out so much recently. After testing over 1000 people, a result of the study suggests that there is a strong link between the taste for bitter foods (including black coffee) and ‘malevolent personality traits’. Does it make you a psychopath? Probably not – however the link is interesting. The psychology researchers found out that people who favour bitter tastes, such as coffee, were likely to be vain, sadistic and enjoy manipulating and hurting others. Discover more F&B secrets Similar testes in the past have provided very different results. LA-baded psychologist Ramani Durvasula had concluded not too long ago that if you prefer your coffee black, there was a high chance that you were a purist with character traits, such as patience and efficiency, while your flaws were most likely to be moodiness and inflexibility. What to make of it? Here is a longer list of what you coffee says about you. Black Coffee You tend to be ‘Old School’ ... Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre

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  • Buried child case presented with never-before-seen documents

    KUALA LUMPUR: New documents and never-before-seen photographs of the crime scene saw the case of housewife Tan Boa Jia, who is charged with concealing evidence of her son's murder, be mentioned again on Nov 12. Deputy public prosecutor Sharifah Zulia Balqish Syed Agil applied for the new mention date as the prosecution has just gotten the documents and that the defence need time to go through them.  Sharifah also said the prosecution is also still waiting for the pathology report. Tan's counsel Kitson Foong did not object to the application, which was made before Selayang Court magistrate Norita Mohd Ardani.

    New Straits Times
  • Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

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  • Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

    "We have brains that are three times bigger than those of our closest relatives," said Mark Flinn, an anthropologist at the University of Missouri who has researched the emergence of human intelligence. "You need to have the better mousetrap every time.

  • ‘We held hands and hugged each other’

    KOTA BARU, Oct 13 — When Norieen Yakob, 10, and Mirsudiar Aluj, 11, felt afraid in the jungle at night as strange noises and the darkness closed in on them, they held hands. And when they nodded...

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  • Water-bombing is ineffective: Fire and Rescue Dept

    SEREMBAN: The Indonesian government’s effort of fighting forest fire that caused transboundary haze using “water-bombing” is ineffective, said Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Wira Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim. Wan Mohd Nor said at the moment, Indonesia was keen on getting expert assistance on how to manage peat land fire as well as requesting for asset, such as airplane from Malaysia to support the operation. “When dealing with peat fires, we need to flood the area to douse the fire,” he told reporters at a press conference after Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd’s Emergency Response Command Centre (ERCC) opening ceremony at Bandar Seri Sendayan, here.

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