• 'He's back': Hitler mockumentary touches nerve in Germany

    Imagine Hitler wakes up in today's Berlin, is mistaken for a hilarious impersonator of the Nazi leader and ends up a TV celebrity, widely cheered for voicing his demented worldview. In the bestselling what-if novel published three years ago, Hitler is baffled to find himself in a multicultural Germany led by a woman, Chancellor Angela Merkel. The film, however, goes a step further and sprinkles the story with documentary-style scenes -- in the style of Sacha Baron Cohen's 2006 comedy "Borat" -- giving the screen version a more disturbing twist.

    AFP News 35 mins ago
  • Malaysia central bank sought criminal probe into PM scandal

    Malaysia's central bank said Friday it had formally recommended that criminal proceedings be launched against a state-owned company linked to Prime Minister Najib Razak and which is at the centre of a massive corruption scandal. The recommendation, which has since been dismissed by a Najib-appointed attorney general, was first made by the central Bank Negara in August but only disclosed for the first time on Friday. Najib also has been rocked by the sensational revelation in July that nearly $700 million in mysterious transfers had been made to his personal bank accounts, and which remain unexplained.

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  • Boy abducted in Kajang found by taxi driver

    KAJANG: A five-year-old boy who was abducted in Jalan Cempaka, Kajang this morning was returned to his family by a taxi driver at about 5.35pm today. Loud honkings were heard as the taxi driver, who only wanted to be known as Nizam entered the road leading towards the victim's house and the victim's uncle was seen running to grab the victim as Nizam opened the door and held the child. The family members of the victim, clearly shaken by the discovery were seen thanking Nizam for his help.

    New Straits Times
  • 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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  • 1MDB acknowledges BNM’s right to revoke earlier permissions

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fully acknowledges and respects Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) right to revoke its earlier permissions and issue any direction it deems fit under the Financial Services Act 2013. This is despite the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) confirming that no offence had been committed by 1MDB officials. “1MDB commits to cooperate and continue engaging with BNM, to address their concerns and seek a viable resolution of this outstanding matter,” it said in a statement here today.

    New Straits Times 58 mins ago
  • 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.

  • Court upholds decision to keep brain-damaged Frenchman alive

    A French court on Friday upheld a hospital's decision to keep a brain-damaged man alive in a case that has divided his family. The judges said Vincent Lambert's doctors were within their rights, based on their "professional and moral independence," to suspend an earlier court decision that would have seen them cut the intravenous food and water keeping the 38-year-old alive. The European Court of Human Rights had in June backed an earlier decision by a French court to allow Lambert to be taken off life support.

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  • India protests to Saudi after maid's hand chopped off

    India said Friday it had lodged a protest with authorities in Riyadh after a maid from Tamil Nadu allegedly had her hand chopped off by her Saudi employer for complaining about her work conditions. India's foreign minister deplored a "brutal" attack on 55-year-old Kasthuri Munirathinam, who is being treated at a hospital in Riyadh, and which comes weeks after a Saudi diplomat based in New Delhi was accused of rape. "Chopping of (the) hand of (an) Indian lady -- we are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which (this) Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia," Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter.

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  • Ex-Alur Limbat assemblyman dies, shot in own home (Video)

    KUALA TERENGGANU: Former Alur Limbat assemblyman Alias Abdullah died after he was shot in the head in his home today. An eyewitness, Abdul Wahab Mohamad, 35, said he saw two men on a black motorcycle stop in front on Alias’ house.

    New Straits Times
  • RM50,000 kidnap victim found dead

    Johor Baru Utara acting police chief Superintendent Beh Eng Lai said the results of a Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test conducted on the body revealed the victim was Cheung Zi Hong of Taman Timur, Skudai. Beh said that Cheung's friend received a call from Cheung's handphone number at 1am on Sept 28, informing the friend that Cheung had been kidnapped by an unknown person who was asking for a ransom of RM50,000.

    New Straits Times
  • 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.

  • Deal with IPIC will shave off RM16 billion debt, says 1MDB

    The deal where International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) will pay the interests due in October and November this year for a US$3.5 billion bond held by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will reduce the state investor's debt by about RM16 billion, it said in a statement today. ...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • How to Double Your Money Every Four Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Where is Singapore getting its opposition leaders (Part 3: Beyond PAP)

    In this three-part series, Yahoo Singapore explores the backgrounds of the country’s past and present political leaders, as well as the possible backgrounds of future leaders. In this article, we focus on the leaders of the opposition.

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  • Ringgit rally helped by strong exports, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 -- Three consecutive months of strong export output contributed to the ringgit’s recent recovery after it fell to record lows, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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.

  • Bukit Bintang monorail station now called ‘AirAsia-Bukit Bintang’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — The Bukit Bintang monorail station was renamed today as “AirAsia-Bukit Bintang” after operator Prasarana gave naming rights to the budget airline. AirAsia said visuals of...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malays moderate group lauds rulers for voicing out on 1MDB

    The group of prominent Malays, G25, today voiced their support for the probe into state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be completed without delay to remove the element of political instability arising from allegations of mismanagement related to the firm. In a statement today, group member Zailah Ismail also supported the call...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Hishammuddin: Stop speculating, Malay Rulers concerned about 1MDB, not Najib

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein warned all parties today against interpreting the recent statement by the Council of Rulers on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Olivia Newton-John’s magic music sessions with daughter

    Olivia Newton-John is thrilled to be back in the Billboard dance chart top 10 with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi.

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