• Playboy to stop publishing nude photos

    Playboy, the adult magazine that launched in 1953 with a sultry Marilyn Monroe on its cover will stop publishing the photographs of the fully nude women so closely associated with it. The decision came after a top editor of the magazine met with its founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion last month, according to chief executive Scott Flanders. Starting in March, Playboy's revamped print edition will still include photographs of women in provocative poses.

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  • MACC: Probe on RM2.6b donation needs time as evidence abroad

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it cannot commit to a completion date for its investigation into the RM2.6 billion deposited in the prime minister’s...

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  • Senior politicians unite against beleaguered Malaysia PM

    Influential former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad and some key ruling party members demanded Monday that embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak answer a barrage of corruption allegations. On the same day, a whistle-blower and his lawyer detained for their efforts to expose graft allegations against Najib were charged with attempting to "sabotage" the country's banking sector. Critics want Najib to explain massive sums allegedly missing from state-owned development company 1MDB which he launched, as well as the revelation in July that nearly $700 million in mysterious transfers had been made to his personal bank accounts.

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  • 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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  • ‘Two girls died from physical injuries’

    KOTA BARU: Norieen Yaakob, one of the two Orang Asli girls who survived, claimed last Friday that Ika Ayel and Juvina David had died due to physical injuries. “They could not walk properly after that,” said Norieen at Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital here yesterday. Norieen, 10, and Mirsudiar Aluj, 11, are two of the seven missing pupils from SK Pos Tohoi who were rescued on Friday.

    New Straits Times
  • Pakatan Harapan: Malaysians overpaying 35 sen for petrol

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 13 — Pakatan Harapan urged Putrajaya today to use local costings to set fuel prices instead of the current system of referencing Singapore prices in US dollar amid a ringgit...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Philippines dismisses reports MH370 wreckage found on remote island

    Philippine authorities insisted on Tuesday a Malaysian Airlines jet that went missing last year had not crashed onto a remote Filipino island, after a man's claims that wreckage had been found there made headlines. The precise fate of Flight MH370, which went missing in March last year with 239 people on board, remains a mystery, and the latest reports appeared to be yet another false lead based on no evidence. While a wing part from the jet was found washed up on a beach in the Indian Ocean in July, the rest of the plane has yet to be found.

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  • Bell's last-gasp touchdown lifts Steelers over Chargers

    Le'Veon Bell's one-yard scoring run as time expired lifted the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 24-20 NFL win over the San Diego Chargers. San Diego had grabbed the lead on rookie Josh Lambo's 54-yard field goal with 2:56 to play. The Steelers, with quarterback Michael Vick standing in for injured Ben Roethlisberger, then drove 80 yards in 12 plays for the triumph.

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  • I never sprayed Putin, says Hamilton

    (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has dismissed as wide of the mark reports that he sprayed Russian President Vladimir Putin with the winner's champagne after Sunday's grand prix in Sochi. Hamilton, who flew back home to Britain to join the team's celebrations after they won their second successive constructors' championship in Russia, has got into trouble previously for his champagne-spraying antics on the podium. Putin presented Hamilton with the winner's trophy on Sunday, with the Briton starting the traditional champagne spraying ritual before the president had left the podium.

  • ‘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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Tokyo shares close 1.11% lower

    Tokyo shares closed 1.11 percent lower Tuesday as investors stayed cautious after data showed a slump in Chinese imports, reigniting worries about the pace of growth in Asia's largest economy. The benchmark ...

    AFP 32 mins ago
  • Change fuel pricing from USD to ringgit, Putrajaya told

    Pakatan Harapan today urged Putrajaya to revamp ‎the formula to determine local fuel prices by switching the reference currency from the US dollar to the ringgit. This, they said, would protect Malaysians from high fuel prices because of the continuous drop in the val‎ue of the ringgit in recent months. "The formula to determine the actual...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Man survives on ants for six days in remote Australia

    A man missing for six days in a remote Australian desert in searing heat without water was found on Tuesday after surviving by eating black ants, police said.

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  • Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers

    Iran's parliament approved a historic nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, effectively ending debate among lawmakers over the agreement and paving the way for its formal implementation. An early tally of the vote said 250 of Iran's 290 MPs were present, with the numbers suggesting 17 members who attended did not vote at all. The nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was struck on July 14 after almost two years of diplomacy but lawmakers in the United States and Tehran insisted on voting on it.

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  • 1MDB questions Tony Pua’s ‘selective approach’

    KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has questioned Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua’s ‘selective’ approach when it comes to matters pertaining the investment arm. “We note that Pua has yet again become an instant expert on certain technical matters. For example, did he know that (Sarawak Report founder) Clare Rewcastle-Brown was involved in the sale of stolen goods, based on the following quote attributed to her, which neither Brown nor Tony has denied - “I have told Tony (Pua) that if he doesn’t pay up, then he will be seen to have been dealing with me as you (Justo) are threatening to publish (make public the deal).” 1MDB also suggested that Pua commence an enquiry as to how Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) confidential investigation documents ended up in the possession Sarawak Report or how confidential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) documents such as the Auditor-General interim report ended up with The Wall Street Journal.

    New Straits Times
  • Uber says won’t stop operations despite harassment by city cabbies

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Private hire vehicle firm Uber has condemned the reported ambushes allegedly staged by local cabbies to nab its drivers but said the incidents will not result in it pulling...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Dollar rises against emerging currencies after China data

    The dollar rallied against emerging currencies in Asia Tuesday as Chinese trade data showing an import slump fuelled anxiety about slower growth of the region's largest economy. The risk-off mood, fanned ...

    AFP 22 mins ago
  • 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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  • Khairuddin withdraws Sosma challenge

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Batu Kawan Umno deputy division leader Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan withdrew his legal challenge against his detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.Khairuddin's counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla informed High Court judge Kamardin Hashim of the withdrawal prior to the scheduled hearing of the said legal action this morning. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Calvin Harris: I’ll give you a happy ending!

    Calvin Harris has dismissed all rumours suggesting he received a sexual favour at a Thai massage parlour.

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