• Italy struck by killer quake

    A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens more injured or unaccounted for. Deaths were reported in the villages of Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto as residents and emergency services battled frantically to rescue people trapped beneath the ruins after the quake hit as people slept. It was Italy's most powerful earthquake since 2009, when about 300 people died in and around the city of Aquila, just to the south of the area hit on Wednesday.

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  • ‘We are all Malaysians,’ Dr M says of ‘Bangsa Johor’ notion

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 24 ― Promoting affinity to individual states over the country will divide Malaysians, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today regarding the “Bangsa Johor” notion previously raised...

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  • Singapore opens presidency to minorities, but is Malaysia ready for non-Malay PM?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― It will be quite a while before Malaysians may see a non-Malay ascend to the office of prime minister, political pundits said after neighbouring Singapore moved to enhance...

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  • Britney Spears escaped death in Hawaii

    The pop star doesn't believe Justin Bieber is such a bad boy.

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  • Rody sacks Noy’s appointees in PCSO

    Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chairman Erineo Maliksi stopped reporting to his office two weeks ago as President Duterte started dismissing the appointees of his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III. For his part, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, an anti-Marcos activist and human rights advocate, warned Duterte’s call on all appointive officials to tender their courtesy resignations was “reminiscent” of an order released during martial law – Letter of Instruction  (LOI) 11 – where due process was not observed.

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  • Money matters led to boy’s brutal death, say cops

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Police are narrowing down the motive of the brutal killing of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham to a monetary dispute. Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said...

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  • Family in mourning hounded by ‘Ah Longs’

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Still grieving over the sudden death of his son in an accident, a father has been harassed by loan sharks over an alleged loan his son had taken. Lim Yau Teng, 42, a...

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  • Indian marathoner who ran without water in Rio heat thought she would die

    An Indian woman thought she was going to die after not being provided enough fluids while running the marathon in “the scorching heat” at the Rio Olympics last week, according to reports. Questioning the Athletics Federation of India’s efforts to provide fluids, O.P. Jaisha told the Press Trust of India, via BBC, she only received water from Rio organizers every eight kilometers, while others got water and energy drinks from officials in their countries’ athletic federations every two kilometers. Jaisha finished the race in 89th place with a time of 2:47.19. On the day the women’s marathon was held in Rio, temperatures reached 86 degrees.

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  • British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

    A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday. Police are investigating the murder, which occurred late Tuesday in Home Hill, a rural town south of Townsville in far north Queensland state, but could not say whether the alleged attacker had been radicalised. The motivations behind the stabbings, which left a 30-year-old British man in a critical condition and a local man with non-life threatening injuries, were still unknown, Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said.

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  • Bella Thorne is bisexual

    The actress reveals bisexuality after split from boyfriend

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  • Secret data leak hits French submarine maker: report

    French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported on Wednesday. The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class DCNS submarine designed for the Indian navy, variants of which are used by Malaysia and Chile. Australia in April awarded DCNS an Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract to design and build its next generation of submarines.

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  • Lawyer says appointed to act for Najib in Zaid Ibrahim’s 1MDB lawsuit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun today confirmed that he has been appointed to represent Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a lawsuit by ex-minister Datuk Zaid...

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  • Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive?

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  • Strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 tests supply chain

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, the South Korean tech giant said on Wednesday, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone. While robust demand could help deliver another solid quarter of earnings, Samsung also risks missing out on potential sales if it cannot boost supply quickly. Rivals such as Apple Inc are poised to launch new phones which could pull customers away from Samsung if a shortage persists.

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  • He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34

    Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for US$900M He plunged into the world of entrepreneurship in 1996 when he was just 14 years old, with the launch of an Internet startup. He became a millionaire when he was just 18 and entered the US$100... The post He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 appeared first on e27.

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  • Sweet surprise in store for Olympians

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — A surprise is in store for the Malaysian Olympic contingent when they arrive at KL International Airport (KLIA) today. A Youth and Sports Ministry spokesman was...

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  • Lozada, ZTE whistle-blower, gets 10 years for graft

    The Sandiganbayan yesterday sentenced whistle-blower Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada Jr. to 10 years for graft for granting separate leasehold rights over public lands to his brother and a private company when he headed a government forestry agency. Lozada said he would appeal the verdict by filing a motion for reconsideration. The anti-graft court’s Fourth Division also found his brother Jose Orlando Lozada guilty and sentenced them to 10 years in prison.

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  • State funeral for Singapore’s ex-President S R Nathan on Friday

    A State Funeral Service will be held on Friday (26 August) for former Singapore President S R Nathan who passed away at the age of 92 on Monday night (22 August). A statement by the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday said, “The Government has accepted the wishes of the late Mr S R Nathan and his family in making the following funeral arrangements. As a mark of respect to Nathan, the State flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast from Tuesday (23 August) to Friday, the statement said.

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  • Drug sting leads to cybersex den

    An anti-drug operation launched yesterday against alleged Taiwanese drug pushers led to the discovery of a suspected cybersex den on Boracay Island. A Taiwanese man was arrested for selling a sachet of shabu to undercover agents, but 25 others, including six women, were collared after a raid on their rented home in a villa in Sitio Bulabog in Barangay Balabag reportedly yielded telephones and laptop computers used in cybersex operations. Senior Inspector Jess Baylon, Boracay Tourist Assistance Center chief, said they had monitored the villa for several months.

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  • Nate Diaz could face suspension for vaping cannabis after Conor McGregor fight

    Nate Diaz was seen casually vaping on the dais when speaking to the media following his Saturday night loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202. Little did he know that it may get him into some hot water with USADA. “It’s CBD,” Diaz said.

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