• GE2015: 'Auntie' asks WP candidate: 'How long at Oxford U?'

    At a Workers’ Party walkabout for MacPherson Single-Member Constituency on Saturday (5 Sep), the party’s Bernard Chen encountered an “auntie” who was taking her voting right seriously and grilling the young candidate about his educational qualifications.

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  • Damage is done, says minister after anti-graft summit

    Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan today admitted that Putrajaya's reputation had been damaged following the drubbing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak received over his US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) donation at a recent anti-graft conference. At the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), anti-graft activists and experts from around...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Minister gets ribbed after clean-up bill sent to wrong Bersih address

    Umno minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan's gaffe in sending a RM65,000 bill to the wrong address for Bersih 2.0 as cleaning up costs following the rally last weekend has earned him snide remarks from the group's secretariat member. The urban well-being, housing and local government minister had taken to Twitter to tell his officers went to...

    The Malaysian Insider 43 mins ago
  • Malaysian football coach quits after humiliating 10-0 loss

    The coach of Malaysia's national football team announced his resignation on Saturday just days after his squad was thrashed 10-0 by the United Arab Emirates during a World Cup qualifying match. Dollah Salleh's tenure as head coach comes to a premature end after he signed a two-and-a-half year contract in July last year, in a bid to lift the team out of the doldrums. "Historically, it is the worst ever defeat for the national team." The national team has come under increasingly harsh criticism for failing to perform in recent months.

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  • Energy company Emera plans to buy Teco Energy for $6.48B

    Canadian energy and services company Emera said Friday it will buy Teco Energy, an electric and gas utility that does business in Florida and New Mexico, for about $6.48 billion. Emera Inc. said it will ...

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  • Umno leader dismisses sacking rumours, insists Najib step down

    The women's wing head at the Gopeng Umno division is unperturbed by talk of being sacked from the party for calling for the party president to step down, Sinar Harian reports. Datuk Hamidah Osman (pic, right) said she stood by the principle that the party was more important than any individual leader. "I hold on to the principle of being...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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

  • Group leaders Germany confident of unhinging Scotland

    World Cup winners Germany were brimming with confidence ahead of Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow that could see them book their ticket for next year's tournament, after also beating rivals Poland 3-1 on Friday to take control of Group D. A win against Scotland, combined with a defeat for Ireland against Georgia, would see the Germans open up a seven-point gap to the third-placed team with two matches remaining and secure a top two finish and ticket to France next year, a completely different situation from only a few days ago. "The Scots lost (1-0) to Georgia and so at home, if they want to have a chance of qualifying, they must invest a bit more in attack," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "So we don't expect to have such a defensive opponent as with Poland." The Poles lurked on the break but ultimately had to buckle under German pressure with two goals from Mario Goetze and one from Thomas Mueller.

    Reuters 27 mins ago
  • This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died

    Good Technology Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt When … Continued The post This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • 30 military cadets hurt in West Point pillow fight

    Thirty cadets who just completed their first-year summer training at the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point were injured when an annual pillow fight tradition turned bloody, The New York Times reported. The brawl left 24 young cadets with concussions, The Academy told the paper, after reports that some stuffed their pillows with hard objects. A total of 30 cadets were injured, and students reported that the list of wounds included one broken leg as well as dislocated shoulders.

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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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  • Longest Polish river reveals secrets amid drought

    Archaeologists are having a field day in Poland's longest river, the Vistula, which because of a drought has hit a record low water level allowing them to uncover a treasure trove of historic artifacts. "There are pieces of marble and stoneware and fragments of fountains, window sills, columns, concrete slabs, cannonballs," said Hubert Kowalski, a researcher at Warsaw University's archaeological institute. Dressed in orange and green rubber hip waders, the archaeologists slosh around the Vistula, whose level has fallen to just 40 centimetres (16 inches) in downtown Warsaw -- the lowest in over 200 years.

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  • Unreal Raikkonen stuns Ferrari boss

    By Alan Baldwin MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene was left wondering whether he was with the real Kimi Raikkonen after his Finnish Formula One driver devoted half an hour to signing autographs and greeting fans at the Italian Grand Prix. The 2007 world champion is regularly voted the sport's most popular driver, despite the 'Iceman' being renowned for his taciturn attitude and lack of enthusiasm for sponsor engagements. Asked whether it was true that Raikkonen had "set a record" for signing autographs at Monza on Thursday evening, and whether he had pushed him to do it, Arrivabene smiled.

  • Men claiming discovery of Nazi 'gold train' go public

    Two treasure hunters claiming to have discovered a Nazi "gold train" went public Friday for the first time but failed to reveal evidence for the alleged find they insist is "irrefutable". The men, who identified themselves as Piotr Koper, a Pole, and German national Andreas Richter, told Poland's TVP public broadcaster they would only communicate via their lawyers from now on. Authorities in Poland's southwestern province of Lower Silesia where the armoured train is allegedly buried cast doubt on its existence earlier this week, insisting there was no credible evidence for it.

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  • She Pretended To Be Blind In An Adult Toy Shop… A Brilliant Idea! #ShortFilm

    This article She Pretended To Be Blind In An Adult Toy Shop… A Brilliant Idea! originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Little lies don’t matter, as long as nobody gets hurt. Right? Mi Li set up her own adult toy business to spite her ex-boss. She was annoyed by his self-righteous, uptight approach to business. She proved herself a worthy competitor, cleverly fashioning the customer experience … Continued Visit www.viddsee.com to watch the best short films in Asia now. Or download our iPhone or Android app for free.

  • Canada less welcoming to refugees under Harper's leadership

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost 10 years ago.

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  • Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

    The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.

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  • Nadal falls in five, Serena fights on at Open

    Rafael Nadal made his earliest US Open exit in a decade, suffering his first Grand Slam defeat after leading by two sets, while Serena Williams rallied to keep her calendar Slam dream alive. Spanish eighth seed Nadal, whose 14 Slam titles include the 2010 and 2013 US Open crowns, fell victim to 32nd-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nadal had not lost so early on the New York hardcourts since a third-round ouster in 2005 by American James Blake.

    AFP News 48 mins ago
  • 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
  • Massive rock threatening to crash into base of Arizona dam

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A massive piece of rock is at risk of crashing down from a canyon wall to the base of an Arizona dam, prompting the government to send in a crew of rappelers to keep the slab in place.

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