• US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August

    The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China. The deficit increased ...

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  • What about PM’s RM2.6 billion donation, asks Umno man after Bersih declared accounts

    Former Umno deputy minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today questioned if details of the RM2.6 billion in the personal accounts of party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak would now be revealed after Bersih 2.0 declared the millions it had received in public donations. Saifuddin, a frequent critic of the prime minister, posed this query on his...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Malay Rulers want 1MDB issue settled

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Rulers want the government to complete the investigation related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad as soon as possible and take “the appropriate stern action” against all found to be implicated. In a statement, their royal highnesses stressed that all concerned should extend “real and sincere” cooperation for the investigation to achieve its objectives. The statement was released by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, after the pre-council meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara today.

    New Straits Times
  • Man convicted for sending threat messages to Singapore PM

    Singapore, Oct 6 (IANS) A man was on Tuesday convicted of sending threatening messages to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong via Facebook. Tan Yeong Hong, 33, said he was frustrated after attending a "Meet the People's Session (MPS)" on June 24 this year, only to find that the premier was not present at the event, Channel News Asia reported. A police report was lodged by a senior official of the Online Communications Unit of the Prime Minister's Office, which manages the premier's social media accounts.

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  • Sandra Bullock: It’s a miracle I wasn’t jailed

    Sandra Bullock has hinted that her college years were wild.

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  • Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

    A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF. WWF has compiled a survey of wildlife discovered by scientists across Bhutan, northeast India, Nepal, northern Myanmar and southern Tibet, in an attempt to raise awareness of the threats facing the sensitive region. The species include what the WWF described as a blue-coloured "walking snakehead fish" which can breathe air, survive on land for four days and slither up to 400 metres (a quarter of a mile) on wet ground.

    AFP News
  • Post-GE2015: Business as usual for WP's He Ting Ru

    Singapore's 2015 General Election is done and dusted, and the ruling People's Action Party has returned to power on the back of a resounding victory. In this series of post-election interviews, Yahoo Singapore checks up on some of the candidates who took part in the polls. Featured here: He Ting Ru of the Workers' Party, who was interviewed Monday, 5 October.

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  • Before City Harvest, other religious figures who got in trouble over use of funds

    The trial involving six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders, including founder Kong Hee, came to a close in September after 140 days.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Keyhole gardens: a drought-friendly twist on raised beds

    Americans whose gardens have been toasted by prolonged drought might consider a landscaping concept from Africa. It's called keyhole gardening, and some believe it's the ultimate in raised-bed design — a sustainable combination of composting and planting.

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  • Nobel Prize for missing piece in neutrino mass puzzle

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.

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  • Oil sags as supply glut weighs

    Global oil prices weakened on Tuesday, weighed down by abundant supplies that have plagued the market for months. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in November dipped seven cents to stand at $49.18 a ...

  • Philippine dictator's son reignites old fury with election bid

    Victims of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos's regime vowed Tuesday to ensure his crimes would not be forgotten, after his son announced a bid for the vice presidency. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jnr said Monday he would run as an independent in next year's elections, widely seen as a stepping stone to an eventual presidential bid, but rights groups pledged ferocious campaigns against him. "Bongbong Marcos’s vice-presidential candidacy is a clarion call not only for the countless victims of martial law, but for all freedom-loving Filipinos to wage the strongest struggle against the resurrection of the Marcos type of rapacious and fascist rule," said Bonifacio Ilagan, vice-chairman of Selda (Cell), an organisation of former martial law prisoners.

    AFP News
  • Cate Blanchett: My underwear is embarrassing

    Actress Cate Blanchett gets “overwhelmed” with lingerie, so she’d rather just wear old ratty underwear instead.

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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!

  • Umno MP questioned in graft probe into government linked firm

    An Umno MP was taken in for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), a source familiar with the matter said. The source said the MP, who is a director in a government linked corporation (GLC), had allegedly abused his position for personal gain. The source who confirmed the matter said the federal lawmaker was picked...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Giggs would be managing United now if he retired at 35: Ferguson

    (Reuters) - Ryan Giggs would have succeeded Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager if the winger had stopped playing at the age of 35 instead of continuing until he was 40, the Scotsman has said. Ferguson, who makes the comments in the documentary 'Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success', to be screened on BBC One on Oct. 31, also defends David Moyes' ill-fated appointment as his successor. "If Ryan Giggs had retired six, seven years ago ... at, say, 35, quite likely I would have made him my assistant and quite likely he could have moved straight into the job with the experience of being an assistant manager to me as he is doing with Louis van Gaal at the moment," Ferguson says.

  • Emma Watson: Ethan Hawke is a joy!

    British star Emma Watson liked bonding with her Regression co-star Ethan Hawke over being child stars.

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  • Klopp tight-lipped over Liverpool speculation

    Jurgen Klopp is staying tight-lipped about rumours linking him to the vacancy at Liverpool with the ex-Borussia Dortmund coach widely tipped as the hot favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers. Klopp was in Leverkusen on Monday to attend a coaching conference and refused to comment to a reporter from German daily Bild with the British media making the 48-year-old the overwhelming favourite to replace Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday. Meanwhile, ex-Germany captain Oliver Kahn says Klopp's good level of English makes him an ideal candidate to awaken the sleeping giants, who are 10th in the Premier League table, but the language barrier could still be a problem, especially given the strong Merseyside accent.

    AFP News
  • Putrajaya will sign TPPA because leaders don’t care, says former minister

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be signed by Malaysia as leaders only care about being "friends" with the United States and not about the interests of their own people, former minister Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said today. The Umno veteran said that current leaders were "drowning" and holding on to "anything and everything" to...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • The Annual Cost of Owning a Car in the Philippines, 2015

    That new car smell really gets the blood going for a lot of people. As amazing as that feeling can be, there are times when you forget to calculate the total costs. There’s not just the cost of a car to consider, you also need to take into account the costs of car insurance, driving […] The post The Annual Cost of Owning a Car in the Philippines, 2015 appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Bumiputera traders given 1 week to decide on consortium

    PUTRAJAYA: Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry gives bumiputera traders in the meat industry one week to decide whether they want to come together under a consortium. Its deputy minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said by doing so, he said the bumiputera traders could source directly from the suppliers abroad rather than depending on middlemen. "Thus, the idea to form a consortium is a new approach for the bumiputera traders to be competitive and enjoy a portion of the growing cake of the meat and livestock industry," he told reporters after meeting some 25 bumiputera traders today.

    New Straits Times