• Pacquiao heading to Doha for World Championships

    Manny Pacquiao is to attend the World Boxing Championships in Doha later this week, following a personal invitation from the head of the tournament's governing body, it was announced Tuesday. "Manny Pacquiao is a personal friend and I have invited him to come," Wu told reporters ahead of the tournament's first bouts. "He's never been to the World Championships and I said 'come and have a look'." "This is the benchmark for future World Championships and I am pleased that Manny Pacquiao accepted my invitation to come and share his thoughts and ideas first hand." The 36-year-old Pacquiao is expected to watch the afternoon session of fights on Thursday.

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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...

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  • Liverpool twist again in bid to end title drought

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool's greatest manager Bill Shankly said winning the league title was the club's "bread and butter" so it is a sad reflection that their only recent crumb of comfort is finishing runners-up 17 months ago. On April 27 2014 Brendan Rodgers' men were in touching distance of Liverpool's first domestic league crown for 24 years, but they -- and captain Steven Gerrard -- slipped at the last and came second, two points behind Manchester City. On Sunday, 42-year-old Northern Irishman Rodgers was sacked via a telephone call from Mike Gordon, the president of Fenway Sports Group, the club's American owners.

  • 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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  • 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...

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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.

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  • Spain court sets date for trial of Princess Cristina

    The much-anticipated trial of Princess Cristina -- the sister of King Felipe VI -- for fraud will begin on January 11, in a case that has badly damaged the monarchy's image. The court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Majorca said the 50-year-old princess will stand trial along with 17 others in the case, including her husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin. The case, which was opened at the end of 2011, is centred on allegations of embezzlement and influence peddling against Urdangarin, 47, and his former business partner Diego Torres.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Samsung Electronics struggles to find fix for smartphone woes

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience. Samsung has tried various fixes for its phone business. While those measures have lifted Samsung from its earnings trough, they have not been enough to regain market share from Apple Inc at the high end and Chinese markers at the lower end, or convince investors that the company is back on track for sustained growth.  "Samsung is at a standstill," said Kim Hyun-su, fund manager for IBK Asset Management.

  • Why the COE System in Singapore Benefits Only the Rich

    The COE system has definitely meant that there are a lot less cars on the roads in Singapore. Sorry ah, I’ve been hiding under a rock – how does COE work again? It’s not easy to understand the COE system. In fact, we wrote a whole article on it and it barely scratched the surface.

  • 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.

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  • Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot immediately quit her "nasty, dirty" job and will build houses for her family.

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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.

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  • Arrest will not scare us, says Seremban DAP lawmaker after Temiang fracas

    Seremban MP Anthony Loke Siew Fook, who was detained for protesting against the Kampung Ulu Temiang village demolition said, the arrest will not stop him from standing up for the villagers. Loke, Temiang assemblyman Ng Chin Tsai and 13 other individuals were arrested at 8.30am today for trying to delay the demolition process at the village....

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  • Mourinho sets a bad example, says Cruyff

    The behaviour of outspoken Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sets a bad example for young people, Dutch football great Johan Cruyff said on Tuesday. Mourinho has hogged the headlines over the opening weeks of the Premier League season, hitting out at rival managers and attracting criticism for sidelining female team doctor Eva Carneiro, who has left the club. Mourinho was also charged with misconduct by the Football Association for criticising the referee after a 3-1 loss at home to Southampton last Saturday that left his side two points above the relegation zone.

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  • Russian entry into Syria's air wars raises worries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's entry into the crowded and sometimes uncoordinated air wars in Syria is making the U.S. increasingly nervous, reflecting concern at the Pentagon and in Europe about the risk of accidents or unintended conflict.

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