• Dr Mahathir not a true believer in reform, says columnist

    Less than a week after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s surprise appearances at the Bersih 4 rally in Kuala Lumpur, a columnist warns that the former prime minister is not a “true believer in reform”. In her article carried by The Diplomat magazine, Joyce Lee said that Dr Mahathir’s presence at the 34-hour rally had been prompted only by his desire...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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.

    Cover Media
  • 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.

    Reuters
  • Broken lavatories force MAS flight MH19 to land in Chennai

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said one of its jets made an unscheduled landing in India on Thursday due to broken lavatories while flying the same route as flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last year. A spokeswoman said MH19 – the new flight code after “MH17” was retired following the tragedy – landed in Chennai on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. It was to land in Kuala Lumpur later Thursday morning.

    New Straits Times 57 mins ago
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • 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".

    AFP News
  • 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.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • GE2015: Paul Tambyah of the Singapore Democratic Party

    He is part of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) team contesting in the four-man Holland-Bukit Timah GRC against Vivian Balakrishnan, Sim Ann, Christopher De Souza and Liang Eng Hwa of the People’s Action Party.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Lawmakers deny they were making out in car at Minnesota park

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota lawmakers accused of making out in a car at a regional park say a park ranger made up the story.

    Associated Press
  • Vigil held for Illinois police officer nearing retirement

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it.

    Associated Press 9 mins ago
  • Marked man Martial must find place at Manchester United

    If Anthony Martial felt unsure about the scale of the challenge awaiting him at Manchester United, it will have been made plain by a comment from his new team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin. Addressing journalists at France's training camp, which the 19-year-old Martial had just left in order to sign for United, Schneiderlin said that Wayne Rooney had spoken to him about the club's newest recruit. "Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who this Martial was, because the English press were starting to really talk about it," Schneiderlin said.

    AFP News
  • Obama's fish tale: salmon spawning on his shoes

    DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) — This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes.

    Associated Press 51 mins ago
  • Harry Potter's Son Sorted

    Like Harry Potter, like son!

    Access Hollywood
  • 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.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Impact of China slowdown larger than expected: IMF

    China's economic slowdown is having a broader impact on the global economy than originally expected, especially on emerging markets, the International Monetary Fund said late on Wednesday. In a report for Group of 20 finance chiefs meeting this week in Ankara, the IMF said the turmoil in China and other factors like capital flow reversals were increasing the risks to economic growth around the world. It warned that advanced and emerging economies need to continue to support demand with reforms and investment to ensure that the turbulence in markets and China's troubles do not stall economic activity in the rest of the world.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    AFP Relax
  • Mayweather ready to hang up gloves as 'the best ever'

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as 'The Best Ever', when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defence against fellow American Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely expected, he would match the 49-0 record of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano but says he would not be tempted to come out of retirement for a 50th fight.

    Reuters
  • 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...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press