• Liverpool sack Rodgers after poor start

    Liverpool sacked manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday following a year of disappointing results that culminated in a poor start to the current season. Rodgers, 42, took Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title in 2014, but they finished sixth last season and are currently 10th in the table with 12 points from eight games. "We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment," Liverpool's American owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) said in a statement.

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  • Mega Tsunami with 50-Foot Waves Swallowed Ancient Island

    A mega tsunami taller than a 50-story skyscraper once engulfed an island off the west coast of Africa, researchers say. This finding suggests the giant landslides and killer waves that such tsunamis can trigger might pose a major hazard to people living on islands and coasts, scientists added. Tsunamis are monster waves that are often caused by earthquakes.

  • Israeli paper praises Najib’s call for new dawn in Muslim-Jewish ties

    Israeli online newspaper The Times of Israel has praised Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for calling for a new dawn in Muslim-Jewish relations during his speech at the United Nations general assembly in New York on Thursday. In a report, the paper said although Najib was critical of Israel’s actions during a recent violence at the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Assad says Russian failure in Syria would 'destroy' Mideast

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in comments broadcast on Sunday that the success of Russia's military intervention in his country's civil war was vital for the whole Middle East. "The alliance between Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran must succeed or else the whole region will be destroyed," he said in an interview broadcast by Iranian state television. Russia on Wednesday launched air strikes in Syria in a move Moscow insists is aimed at fighting the Islamic State group.

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  • China win Asia Basketball title, qualify for Olympics

    China's men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.

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  • Headless body of a woman found

    KLUANG: A headless body of a woman was found in the bushes in Kampung Parit Haji Hashim, Simpang Renggam, here at 10.25am yesterday. Kluang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said a member of the public telephoned the police about finding the body, that was only clad in a bra and a piece of cloth.

    New Straits Times
  • Go ahead and slap the Chinese if you have the guts, Dr M tells Umno deputy minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today scoffed at an Umno leader who is getting flak after saying the ethnic Chinese should be “slapped”, and challenged Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysia should follow Singapore in use of technology to measure haze pollution, Zahid says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — Malaysia can look to Singapore and see how the neighbouring country measures its air pollution and use the same technology to measure the haze levels here, Deputy Prime...

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  • You're not special any more, Mourinho is told

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - If, as former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, a week is a long time in politics, four and a half months in football clearly represents an eternity. It was only in mid-May that Jose Mourinho's status as the self-styled 'Special One' was rubber-stamped when his Chelsea side finished eight points ahead of their nearest rivals as they romped to the Premier League title. It is early October and already the Londoners have lost six matches in all competitions this season and Mourinho acknowledges his players are going through a crisis of confidence.

  • Clean up your act or we will support PAS instead, Perkasa warns Umno

    RAWANG, Oct 4 — Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali today warned Umno to clean up its act or he would issue a directive for its members to support PAS in the next general election. Ibrahim...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares and class C shares will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • Come out of hiding, Kit Siang urges Gani

    Former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should come out of hiding to clarify the issues surrounding troubled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today. He threw his support behind former Special Branch deputy director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador who had in an open letter to Putrajaya urged Gani to clarify the...

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  • England braces for financial fallout after World Cup collapse

    A nation was left reeling Sunday after England crashed out of its own Rugby World Cup, with experts predicting the country would take an economic hit to add to the huge sporting blow. England suffered the humiliation of becoming the first World Cup host nation to bow out in the first round after a 33-13 defeat to Australia at Twickenham ended their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. Rugby World Cup organisers insisted the competition as a whole would not be affected, with stadiums all but sold out right up to the final.

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Mexican 'wolf man' battles isolation of rare condition

    Jesus Aceves may never get used to people's stares, but after decades of alcoholism and a painful career as a circus freak, he has made a resolution: to stop burying his hair-covered face in his hands. Aceves, a 41-year-old Mexican man, has an extremely rare condition called hypertrichosis, also known as "werewolf syndrome" -- an abnormal amount of hair growth on the face and body. Just 50 cases of hypertrichosis have ever been documented.

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  • Death row inmate at 16, later freed, she can't escape past

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — She slipped out of the house before dawn, leaving behind four handwritten letters.

    Associated Press
  • The least glamorous first jobs of 18 highly successful people

    AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. It … Continued The post The least glamorous first jobs of 18 highly successful people appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • 'Lust, Caution' star Tang looks for chemistry on the set

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Chinese actress Tang Wei is not obsessed about finding the right role for her future film project.

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  • Bayern's Dortmund thrashing warns rivals: Mueller

    Thomas Mueller said Bayern Munich's 5-1 trashing of second-placed Borussia Dortmund sent a signal to their German rivals that they will not release their iron grip on the Bundesliga. It seems foolish to suggest the German league title race is over with October barely begun, but Bayern's seven-point lead already has an ominous look having won the title by 10, 19 and 25 points respectively in each of the last three seasons. Pep Guardiola's side are on course to win an unprecedented fourth consecutive Bundesliga title and Dortmund were powerless to prevent their 15-game unbeaten run being ended in emphatic fashion at Munich's Allianz Arena on Sunday.

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  • South Korea: Flying the bullet train from Seoul

    SEOUL: PASSENGERS begin boarding a South Korean high-speed train (called the KTX) minutes before it departs the Seoul station, bound south of the country to Daejeon, enroute to Busan. It took just one hour three minutes to reach Daejeon, South Korea’s fifth largest metropolis with a population of about two million. Located in the centre of the country, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation and is at the crossroads of major routes.

    New Straits Times
  • In an Oregon gun shop, President Obama's message does not sit well

    By Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - The first thing customers entering the Roseburg Gun Shop see is a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama with a Middle Eastern scarf around his head and a badge pinned to his chest that reads: "Gun salesman of the year." The customers and sales staff in this store, located 10 miles (16 km) from Umpqua Community College, where a gunman killed nine people and injured nine others on Thursday, said they were horrified by the shootings. On Friday, as customers browsed in the store, many of them preparing for the start of deer hunting season on Saturday, talk was focused on Obama's call the previous evening for stricter gun laws. Don Sheldon, 52, a police officer in the town of Winston, which borders Roseburg to the south, said that when he pulls people over and learns they have a concealed carry permit, he thanks them.