• My discipline may have cost United says Ferguson

    Alex Ferguson's insistence on discipline above all else might have cost Manchester United trophies during his 26-year reign, he has said. In his new book "Leading", the most successful manager in British football history said that does not mean he would do anything differently. David Beckham, Roy Keane, Jaap Stam and Ruud van Nistelrooy were among the leading players who left the club after falling foul of Ferguson.

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  • GE2015: Humanising Dr Chee Soon Juan

    This election, the bulk of the media reports on local mainstream media seems to be dominated by reports on the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) saga. I don’t know about you, but frankly, I am sick of it. While it is an important issue, it is not the SOLE issue affecting Singapore and Singaporeans, and definitely

  • Najib better than Dr Mahathir, MACC advisory board head tells anti-graft conference

    Malaysia has made great strides under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's leadership after suffering for years under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's "repressive" regime, Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim told an international anti-corruption conference in Putrajaya today. Coming to the defence of the prime minister who has been widely criticised...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • We will hold you to your ‘no impunity’ promise, TI tells Ahmad Zahid

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 4 — Global watchdog Transparency International (TI) today said it will hold Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to his promise that the government will...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Drowned Syrian boy Aylan buried as Europe wrangles over refugees

    The father of a Syrian toddler whose drowning shocked the world buried his family on Thursday in the war-torn town they originally fled, as divided European ministers scrambled to agree a response to the refugee crisis. Hungarian authorities were locked in a stand-off with migrants who left Budapest's main train station on foot for Austria, while Britain said it would take thousands more Syrian refugees as the crisis mounted. Pressure on EU leaders has intensified with the heartbreaking pictures of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi's body on a Turkish beach, after he drowned with his brother Ghaleb and mother Rihana while they tried to cross to Greece.

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  • GE2015: Scenes at PAP’s East Coast GRC rally

    Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say (photo above), who is anchoring the PAP team for the GRC, said he and his fellow candidates champion “taking care of residents” as well as “giving ample opportunities to residents for a bright future.” Areas under East Coast GRC include Bedok, Simei, Changi, Siglap and Chai Chee. Lee Yi Shyan assured voters that the PAP will help residents enrol in subsidised courses to improve their skill sets.

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  • McDonald's Japan hit by another food scandal

    McDonald's in Japan said on Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals. Dozens of pieces of plastic were found inside the beverage, a company spokesman told AFP, adding that a plastic instrument used to make the drink may have been the source. McDonald's Japan unit has been battered by a series of scandals including a human tooth found in some fries.

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  • Malaysia's FX reserves surprisingly rise in late August

    Malaysia's international reserves, which have slid this year as the central bank has supported the country's embattled currency, increased in the last two weeks of August, surprising economists. Currency reserves increased to $94.7 billion as of Aug. 28, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said on Friday, from $94.5 billion on Aug. 14 - the lowest level since 2009. BNM said in a statement that reserves are sufficient to finance 7.4 months of retained imports, and are 1.0 times the short-term external debt.

  • At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves

    BERLIN (AP) — Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?" pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. "Will you break away from Islam?"

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  • Wall Street stocks tumble after mixed US jobs report

    Wall Street stocks tumbled in early trade Friday after a mixed US August jobs report clouded the prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in less than two weeks.

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  • Bob Arum expects Pacquiao to retire in 2016

    Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says the Filipino boxer is ready to hang up his gloves after one more fight in 2016 and then make the switch to being a full-time politician. Arum told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday night that the 36-year-old Pacquiao wants to get on with his political career and run for the Senate in the Philippines. "I believe he'll take one more fight, then run for the Senate in the Philippines," Arum told the newspaper in a telephone interview from China.

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  • GE2015: The PAP is just 'recycling' its questions on AHPETC: Low

    Workers’ Party chief Low Thia Khiang says the People's Action is "going in circles" on the AHPETC issue, and that the WP will now be focusing on its campaign theme.

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  • Three low-powered cars that are surprisingly fun to drive

    According to the figures from the Land Transport Authority, more than four out of five cars here are powered by engines smaller than 2.0 litres in size. As these three new or upcoming cars show, what makes a car fun to drive is a mix of engine performance and agility, working in complimentary fashion. For now, the 318i is the only version of BMW’s facelifted 3 Series on sale here.

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber

    BANGKOK (AP) — A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday.

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  • Depardieu may sell all his goods in France

    Having left France, actor Gerard Depardieu said he is now considering selling everything he owns in the country, which "I no longer want to be part of." Acclaimed as one of the greatest French actors of his generation, the 66-year-old fell out of love with France in 2012 when he moved abroad to escape a new 75-percent tax rate on top earners. "I think that I'm going to sell everything in France. Apart from journalists who are in the government's pay." Depardieu owns vineyards in France, and has also invested in several restaurants in Paris.

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  • Polish soldiers begin inspecting site where Nazi "gold train" may be buried

    By Marcin Goettig and Kacper Pempel WARSAW/WALBRZYCH, Poland, Sep 4 (Reuters) - Polish military personnel on Friday began inspecting and photographing the site where authorities suspect a Nazi-era train, possibly carrying guns and looted jewels, may be buried. Soldiers in uniforms identifying them as members of a de-mining unit walked around the area, talked to local officials and took pictures, a Reuters photographer said. Authorities of Poland's Lower Silesia region said at a conference on Friday that the effects of Friday's reconnaissance will be presented to the general command of the armed forces, which will within two weeks take a decision regarding further potential action.

  • Johor prince leads call for coach’s dismissal after 10-0 thrashing by UAE

    Reeling from Harimau Malaya's shocking 10-0 defeat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the World Cup qualifying rounds, angry fans have taken to social media to demand that coach Dollah Salleh be sacked immediately. Leading the charge is Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, a vocal critic of the Football Association of Malaysia...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 60,000 Antelopes Died in 4 Days — And No One Knows Why

    When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground. "But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed," Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science. But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died.

  • Explain RM14.2b set aside for approved agencies, DAP man tells Sarawak CM

    KUCHING, Sept 4 — Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem must come clean on what has happened to some RM14.2 billion in public funds set aside since 2006 for its Approved Agencies Trust...

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  • Dutch chase third spot in group after Blind's horror debut

    By Mark Gleeson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands, just over a year after finishing third at the World Cup, have resigned themselves to battling for the third place in their Euro 2016 qualifying group and the prospect of playoffs after a horror debut for new coach Danny Blind. Thursday's 1-0 home loss to Iceland left the Dutch third in their group standings and facing a key match against Turkey, who are only one point behind them, on Sunday. The team showed a lot of confidence but I knew it could be a difficult game," said Blind, whose predecessor Guus Hiddink resigned under the weight of criticism for the Dutch's poor result in the campaign.