• GE2015: Workers’ Party debunks AHPETC ‘myths’ at first election rally

    Like the title of a popular TV programme, Workers’ Party members were playing the role of “mythbusters” over the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) saga at the party’s first rally before the general election.

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  • 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.

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  • Swiss freeze millions amid investigations of Malaysian fund

    Swiss authorities said on Wednesday they had frozen funds in Swiss banks amid investigations of Malaysia's troubled state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. Both Swiss and Malaysian authorities are conducting inquiries concerning the fund, whose advisory board is chaired by Prime Minister Najib Razak. "The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has frozen assets amounting to several tens of millions of U.S. dollars on Swiss bank accounts," an OAG spokeswoman said by email in response to an enquiry.

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

    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 ...

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  • Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

    By Harro Ten Wolde and Nadine Schimroszik BERLIN (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security. Huawei says it is one of the first smartphones to include a Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press, enabling access to more functions just by pressing harder.

  • Ozil's Olympic dream surprises Germany bosses

    Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has said he dreams of helping Germany win Olympic gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016 next year -- much to the surprise of the national side's senior staff. The 26-year-old told magazine Sport Bild "it would be awesome" to help his country win Olympic gold at the 2016 games, two years after helping Germany to victory in the World Cup final at Rio's Maracana Stadium.

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  • MCA backing Najib, says party leader

    MCA will continue to throw its support behind Datuk Seri Najib Razak, said a party leader today, even as some of his senior colleagues urged the Chinese party's seven MPs to consider if it was tenable to support the prime minister. Party central committee member Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said Najib was needed to steer Malaysia's economy, as the...

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  • US hero of French train attack joins 'Dancing with the Stars'

    He overpowered a gunman on a speeding train. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes last month for thwarting a Moroccan assailant on an Amsterdam-Paris train, has joined the cast of "Dancing with the Stars." Skarlatos was the last contestant unveiled Wednesday ahead of the ABC reality show's September 14 season kick-off that will also feature Australian teenage conservationist Bindi Irwin, daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, and US actor Gary Busey. Also eyeing the Mirror Ball trophy are "Queen of Funk" Chaka Khan and celebrity chef Paula Deen, who has slowly returned to the public eye following a damaging 2013 scandal over racist remarks.

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  • Youths who murdered 14-year-old girl escape gallows

    MUAR: Two youths who were found guilty by the High Court here of murdering a 14-year-old girl in 2010 escaped the gallows, in accordance with provisions under the Child Act 2001. The duo aged 21 and 19, murdered the victim at an oil palm farm at Kampung Parit Ju Darat, Tongkang Pechah, Batu Pahat on Dec 15, 2010.

    New Straits Times
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  • Ex-Special Branch No. 2 finally receives letter from Bukit Aman

    Former Special Branch deputy director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador has finally received a letter from the Bukit Aman police headquarters, seeking an explanation on why he spoke to the media about his abrupt transfer and on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Hamid received the letter, signed by Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar...

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  • Shear factor - giant Australian sheep in need of a haircut

    Australian animal welfare officers Wednesday put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just outside the national capital Canberra, by bushwalkers who alerted local RSPCA officers. "It's definitely one of the biggest sheep we've ever seen," said Tammy Ven Dange, head of the RSPCA in the Australian Capital Territory, adding that the as-yet-unnamed animal was "four to five times its normal size".

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  • 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 ...

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  • Cilic into U.S. Open third round; Fish takes final bow

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defending champion Marin Cilic powered into the third round of the U.S. Open with a routine win over Russia's Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday while the curtain came down on American Mardy Fish's career. After playing his opening match on an outside court, Cilic returned to Arthur Ashe Stadium, scene of last year's triumph, and it once again looked to be a perfect fit as the big-hitting Croatian rolled to 6-2 6-3 7-5 win over the Russian qualifier. During last year's magical run Cilic was invincible on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court as he swept by Tomas Berdych in the quarters, took out Roger Federer in the semis and Kei Nishikori in a one-sided final.

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  • Intel's new processors just made the PC exciting again

    Intel's latest generation processors -- codenamed Skylake -- will deliver incredible performance gains, better battery life, superlative graphics and the scope for PC makers to start getting creative in terms of new shapes and form factors when they start appearing in devices later this year.

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  • GE2015: Then & Now: The faces of GE2011 and this GE

    Then: She was one of the youngest and most controversial personalities at the 2011 elections. The former Ernst & Young associate was accused of getting into politics through connections (her husband Ng How Yue who was the former Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong). Another oft-heard criticism: That Tin was riding on the wave of support for Goh.

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  • Manchester United moves a step closer to new digital strategy

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - English Premier League club Manchester United said on Wednesday it had signed a partnership deal with Indian IT firm HCL Technologies to improve its website and app as it gears up to launch a new digital media strategy. The 20-time league winners have struggled on the field since manager Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 but off it have continued to sign a string of lucrative commercial agreements under the ownership of the American Glazer family. To further capitalise on the lure of its claimed 659 million global followers, analysts expect United to present a new digital media approach next year, which could see the club cater to local markets with premium subscription content, alongside an e-commerce platform and global or regional sponsorship deals.

  • Businessman escapes death when gunmen fire towards his MPV

    City police Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the 57-year-old businessman was travelling in his multipurpose vehicle when the incident unfolded. "The victim, along with his two bodyguards and a driver were travelling from Kajang towards the city centre.

    New Straits Times
  • Uber tells drivers to take showers, and this may cost it a key legal battle

    YouTube When you get in an Uber, you … Continued The post Uber tells drivers to take showers, and this may cost it a key legal battle appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Filipino band UP DHARMA DOWN reacts to Singapore’s LETICIA BONGNINO

    Recently, the Singapore Tourism Board engaged a popular indie Filipino band, Up Dharma Down to travel to Singapore to search for inspiration for their latest single, “All the Good Things”. The result is this spiffy music video featuring Singapore’s cityscape: The song has attracted much hype online, both in the Philippines and in Singapore. Beyond

  • Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

    An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance. Harris Faulkner sued Hasbro this week over its plastic Harris ...

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