• GE2015: The prodigal son returns home

    Yeo Guat Kwang, a long-time PAP veteran, has been announced as a candidate for the WP-held Aljunied GRC. Will the PAP’s brand of tried-and-tested work, or will the electorate affirm their faith in the WP?

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • 'Money' Mayweather jabs back at Ronda Rousey

    Verbal sparring between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Ronda Rousey continued as the unbeaten welterweight champ laughed off the mixed martial arts star's dig at his earning power. "Big bank take little bank," Mayweather said in a statement that was posted on TMZ Sports. "Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes," added Mayweather, a reference to the financial publication's ranking of the world's highest-paid sports figures.

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  • Umno leader sues Najib for share of RM2.6b donation, source confirms

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 ― An Umno leader claiming to represent the party has filed a suit against the party president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a bid to claim a portion of the RM2.6...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Flyer threatening Chinese ‘bloodbath’ at Bersih 4 spotted at DAP HQ

    A flyer threatening members of the Chinese community who plan to go for this weekend’s Bersih rally has been found in front of the DAP headquarters near Pudu and also in Penang, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng confirmed. He said copies of the flyer with the words "Cina Turun Bersih, Sedia Bermandi Darah!" (Chinese going to Bersih, be prepared for...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • China Agricultural Bank reports flat H1 net profit

    The Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country's "Big Four" state-owned banks, said its net profit for the first half of 2015 rose only 0.3 percent year-on-year, citing the slowing domestic economy and growing bad loans. Net profit was 104.32 billion yuan ($16.3 billion) in the first six months, against 104.03 billion yuan for the same period last year, it said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange late Thursday. The bank, which has traditionally served rural areas of China, said downward pressure on the world and domestic economies, as well as increased bad loans, weighed on its performance.

    AFP News 59 mins ago
  • Drop in ringgit, rise of religion in politics not good news, says Singapore

    Singapore has expressed worry over recent economic and political developments in neighbouring Malaysia, saying the ringgit's drop along with increasingly religion-charged politics would affect the republic. "We are the biggest investor in Iskandar Malaysia, so any trouble is a serious issue for us," Law and Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam said...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Oil prices extend gains on strong US data

    Crude extended gains in Asia Friday following a 10 percent price surge in the previous session fuelled by strong US economic data. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for October delivery rose 52 ...

    AFP
  • Take Bersih head on instead of slandering us, chief tells Federal Territories minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 ― Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah told Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today to engage the polls reform group directly instead of casting aspersions against them,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Low ringgit a boon for moneychangers

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 ― Moneychangers are experiencing an increase in business following depreciation of the ringgit. Many people, especially foreign students, are flocking to moneychangers to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Champions League takes on less predictable look

    By Brian Homewood MONACO (Reuters) - The Champions League group stages took on a less predictable look after Thursday's draw, helped by UEFA's decision to tweak the seeding system. Only Group A, where Paris St Germain and Real Madrid should steam through, and Group F, set to be dominated by Bayern Munich and Arsenal, appeared to be foregone conclusions after the hour-long ceremony in Monaco. Other sections looked far more difficult to call, particularly Group D where anything could happen between Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla and Borussia Moenchengladbach.

    Reuters
  • Hungry Ghost Month: What and Why they offer Real Food

    How do you know who likes what and when.

    Makansutra
  • Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9

    Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. The company has introduced a new iPhone ...

    Associated Press
  • 'I stopped counting': Doctor on discovering migrant boat dead

    Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water -- it's a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won't soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya. The 56-year-old doctor was on a mission Wednesday with Doctors Without Borders on the Phoenix, a vessel dedicated to rescuing migrants, when he was asked to help the Swedish coast guard during their rescue of a wooden boat with over 450 people on board. "I went over there, with one of our nurses...We quickly saw that there were three or four people who were improving on the deck, so I went back on to the wooden boat and below deck, and I discovered many dead bodies." Fifty-two dead bodies to be precise.

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  • Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, two others, accused in lawsuit of rape

    (Reuters) - Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose's accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, said she and the three-time All-Star Chicago Bulls guard dated from 2011 to 2013. In August 2013, she said, Rose and two friends invited her to Rose's home in Beverly Hills, California, where they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.

    Reuters
  • Car owner shot in shoulder by carjacker (with video)

    KUALA TERENGGANU: The owner of a four-wheel drive was shot in the shoulder in a botched carjacking attempt at Jalan Hiliran, here last night. During the 9pm incident, the 28-year-old victim was heading to his Toyota Hilux to collect his Astro card when he was shot at by an assailant who was trying to steal his car. Kuala Terengganu police chief ACP Idris Abd Rafar said when the victim was approaching his vehicle that was parked about 50m from his family-owned electrical shop, the assailant who realised the owner was heading to the car, fired two shots at him.

    New Straits Times
  • 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.

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  • Park Bo Young mentions about her friendship with Lee Gwang Soo

    Park Bo Young mentioned about her friendship with Lee Gwang Soo during a recent interview. Actress Park Bo Young had an interview with StarN News in Seoul recently, and she mentioned about her friendship with Lee Gwang Soo. Park Bo Young told that she enjoys watching JTBC 'Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator,' and she told that she hope to be on the show with actor Lee Gwang Soo, who is well known as one of her best friends.

    STAR N News
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

    By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible. North and South Korea on Tuesday agreed to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders. "The joint press release published at the contact provided a crucial landmark occasion of defusing the acute military tension and putting the catastrophic inter-Korean relations on the track of reconciliation and trust," the North's KCNA news agency on Friday quoted Kim as saying in a meeting with military aides.

    Reuters
  • Mars Hoaxes! 6 Stubborn Red Planet Conspiracy Theories

    Every year in August, the same Mars message circulates across the Internet: The Red Planet will appear "as big as the full moon" in the sky, as seen with the naked eye. The so-called Mars Hoax (which started in 2003 after a real-life close approach of Mars to the Earth) is just one of a series of false claims concerning the Red Planet. Readers apparently missed the line saying that it would take a 75-power magnification in a telescope to make Mars appear as big as the full moon.

    LiveScience.com
  • NBA star says he wants to play for Philippine national team

    Rising NBA star Jordan Clarkson said Thursday he is eager to play for the Philippines' national basketball team despite citizenship concerns from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). "I want to assure my Filipino brothers and sisters that, if given the chance and everything can be worked out, I sincerely wish to play for Gilas and contribute to the total team effort for flag and country," Clarkson said in a statement released by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (SBP). Clarkson, whose mother hails from the Philippines, is visiting the basketball-crazy Southeast Asian nation and has joined the national team, Gilas Pilipinas, for practice.

    AFP News