• Only two of us survived, the rest are dead, claims rescued Orang Asli girl

    The rest are all dead.” That was the chilling admission by 10-year-old Noreen Yaacob, who was among two children found alive after enduring 48 harrowing days in the thick jungle of Pos Tohoi, here. Noreen and Mirsudiar Aluj, 11, were found yesterday after going missing with five others from their school, SK Pos Tohoi more than a month ago. The claim that the two girls were the only survivors was relayed by Noreen to her mother, Midah Angah, 38, at the Gua Musang Hospital, where Noreen was being warded.

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  • Bieber’s dad congratulates him after nude pictures

    Justin Bieber’s father Jeremy congratulated his son on the size of his manhood after nude pictures emerged of the singer on holiday.

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  • Najib’s only policy is to protect self, not Malaysia, says Dr Mahathir

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is only interested in protecting himself, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adding that Najib was not concerned about development or economic wellbeing. The former prime minister, a former ally of Najib turned staunch critic, reiterated his criticism that the embattled leader was only interested in cash and...

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  • 1MDB confirms Bank Negara directives, says RM7.5 billion used to clear debts

    1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) said tonight it had already used the US$1.83 billion (RM7.53 billion) it invested abroad to reduce its debts, in response to Bank Negara Malaysia's order for it to repatriate the funds Confirming the central bank's statement earlier today on the revocation of three permissions granted, the government-owned...

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  • Malaysia at risk in event of global financial crash, says report

    Malaysia is one of several emerging economies at risk in the event of a global financial crash because of its high debts and unstable economic situation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. In a report by The Guardian, the fund highlighted corporations and financial institutions which relied on massive debt financing to maintain...

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  • Suspected Kajang kidnapping mastermind under police custody

    SHAH ALAM: Police nabbed four including a man believed to be the mastermind and a taxi driver to assist investigations into the abduction of a five-year-old boy in Sungai Chua, Kajang yesterday. Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said the mastermind aged 45 was picked up at his house in Kajang Raya, about 4km away from the suspect's house in Taman Cahaya Suria, Kajang. "Forty minutes later, the child was returned to his home by a taxi driver," he told reporters during a press conference at the state police headquarters today.

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  • Higher charges to replace lost IC beginning Oct 15

    PUTRAJAYA: The procedures to replace lost identification cards (IC) will be tightened effective Oct 15, said Home Ministry. Its Deputy Secretary-General (Security) Datuk Seri Adenan Ab Rahman said the improved procedures would involve an increase in the fees for lost IC in accordance with the amendment of Schedule 6 of National Registration Regulations 1990. “Applicants who applied to replace their IC for the first time will be charged RM100.

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  • Unlucky third win looms for Japan at Rugby World Cup

    Eddie Jones may end the World Cup in anger if Japan make the United States their third scalp of the World Cup on Sunday but do not get a historic quarter-final place. After their dramatic 34-32 victory over two-time world champions South Africa in their opening game, Japan have also beaten Samoa in Pool B. And their Australian coach said a third win would make the underdogs the "team of the tournament". Japan -- the 2019 World Cup hosts -- have won only once at seven previous tournaments.

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  • What if a general election were to be held today?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) may be likely face economic headwinds and political turmoil, but analysts project that it would still withstand a challenge by the...

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  • Helmet attack video investigated

    GEORGE TOWN: Police have started investigations on a viral video involving an alleged road bully. A video of a man trying to strike a car with a crash helmet on Jalan Ayer Itam here has gone viral on social media.The 1.26-minute video from a car's dash-mounted camera showed a motorcyclist riding abreast--trying to get close to the vehicle.In anticipation of a possible crash, the driver then slowed down.The motorcycle then sped ahead and charged towards the car with his helmet in one hand.The driver of the car then accelerated and crashed into him. ...

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  • Support for DAP risks Chinese political power, Ka Siong tells MCA Youth

    The Chinese in the country risk losing political power in the next general election if they continue to back the opposition, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong told party members today, The Star reported. Speaking at the annual general meeting of the party's Youth wing, he also said ruling Malay party Umno would likely retain its...

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  • China completes construction of lighthouses in disputed South China Sea

    China has completed the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency reported, as tensions in the region mount over Beijing's maritime ambitions. A completion ceremony was held for the lighthouses on Cuateron Reef and Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands, Xinhua said late on Friday. The United States and the Philippines have opposed the construction.

  • The Latest: Slain Iran general was key figure in Syria war

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).

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  • 'Normal One' Klopp wins over fans and legends

    Liverpool's new manager Juergen Klopp appeared to win over supporters and former club heroes in just half an hour of his first news conference on Friday. There was laughter from the packed room at Anfield when he resisted comparisons with Chelsea's self-styled "special one" Jose Mourinho by insisting, "I'm the normal one". "He seems very, very impressive and supporters will need to fasten their safety belts," Dalglish told Sky Sports.

  • Mother of dead Hong Kong teen jailed

    The Filipina mother of a teenager who plunged to her death from an upmarket Hong Kong apartment was jailed Friday for a visa violation which surfaced in the wake of the tragedy. Herminia Garcia, 53, was sent to prison for a year for outstaying her permit to live in the city, despite the defence seeking mitigation in the wake of the "awful" loss of her daughter. In emotional scenes at Eastern Magistrates' Court, Garcia was hugged by her tearful surviving young daughter as she was led away.

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  • Judgment for PI’s widow in RM2 million suit defective in law, says senior lawyer

    Senior lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham and his son Sunil have claimed that the Court of Appeal order restoring the suit brought by the widow of a key witness in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial is defective in law. Their counsel, Rishwant Singh, in an October 5 letter to Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif said it was his duty...

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  • Doctor Who Survived Ebola Describes Disease's Aftermath on the Body

    Ebola survivor Dr. Ian Crozier says he continues to experience long-term effects of the disease, including hearing loss and seizures. In a speech Wednesday (Oct. 7), Crozier provided his unique perspective on the devastating illness, from the point of view of a doctor who treated patients in West Africa who also became a patient himself. "It ain't over, even when it's over," Crozier said here at IDWeek 2015, a meeting of several organizations focused on fighting infectious diseases.

  • Selena Gomez: Everything happens for a reason

    Selena Gomez has used every bad thing that has happened in her life to help her grow.

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  • Haka face-off ignites All Blacks-Tonga match

    The All Blacks and Tonga treated the 54,000 people packed into St James' park to an enthralling pre-match drama ahead of their World Cup match Friday with a haka showdown. It was the only match in this World Cup to feature a traditional war-dance confrontation but the third between the All Blacks and Tonga in the tournament's history. World Cup rules dictated that Tonga, as the designated 'Team A' for the match would go first with their sipi tau and 'Team B' New Zealand could chose when to respond.

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  • Myth Busted: Conspiracy Theorists Do Believe Stuff 'Just Happens'

    The sheriff of Douglas County in Oregon where a mass shooting occurred on Oct. 2 is in hot water after the discovery that he posted a "Sandy Hook truther" video to Facebook in 2013. Contrary to popular opinion, the research finds, people who think conspiratorially aren't more likely to assume everything happens for a reason, rejecting the likelihood of random chance, than people who don't hold conspiracy beliefs. "What we show is that the psychology of conspiracy theories is located in a rather high level of cognition, perhaps at the level of beliefs and ideology and not at the level of a deeper personality or perception mode," said study researcher Sebastian Dieguez, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.