• France train attack hero stabbed in California

    One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said Thursday. Airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in Sacramento after he got into a fight with a group of men as he was leaving a bar with friends, Ken Bernard, the city's deputy chief of police told reporters.

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  • Qatar beat China to maintain perfect World Cup record

    Qatar's 2018 World Cup ambitions received a boost on Thursday when they defeated Group C rivals China 1-0 in a tense encounter in Doha. The win, secured by Karim Boudiaf's 22nd-minute header, maintained Qatar's 100 per cent record and secured their position at the top of the group with four games played. It also puts them five points ahead of China with just four games left to play.

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  • Liverpool appoint charismatic Klopp as manager

    Liverpool named former Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp as manager on Thursday with the club posting photos of him signing his contract on their official Twitter account. It was widely reported earlier that he had agreed terms with the club's American owners Fenway Sports Group on a contract to take over at Anfield. After several days of speculation, the charismatic 48-year-old has finally been confirmed as the replacement for Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday after 3-1/2 years in charge.

  • Sue them all for 1MDB defamation, Tee Keat tells Najib after court threat against Liong Sik

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should sue everyone, including  international media, who has accused him of taking money from state-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad...

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  • Olivia Newton-John’s magic music sessions with daughter

    Olivia Newton-John is thrilled to be back in the Billboard dance chart top 10 with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi.

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  • Pacquiao says in talks with Mayweather and Khan

    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan for what would probably be the final fight of his illustrious career, he said on Thursday. Speaking in Doha, where he is visiting the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Pacquiao told AFP a final decision on who his last opponent will be, would be taken by "November or December". Pacquiao confirmed he is in negotiations with American Mayweather and Briton Khan but said he had no preference over who to fight.

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  • Putrajaya accepts rulers’ statement on 1MDB, says Rahman Dahlan

    Putrajaya has taken note and welcomed the statement issued by the Conference of Malay Rulers asking for a complete investigation into the 1MDB controversy, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said today. The local government, housing and urban wellbeing minister echoed Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's remark earlier that Putrajaya...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Benzema double helps France ease past Armenia

    Euro 2016 hosts France coasted to a third successive victory on Thursday as Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored twice in a 4-0 friendly win over Armenia. Benzema was on target in the 77th and 79th minutes after Antoine Griezmann (35) and Yohan Cabaye (55) had put the French firmly in the driving seat. The win also set up Didier Deschamps's side for stronger future challenges with friendlies against Denmark, world champions Germany and England to follow before the end of the year.

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  • Selena Gomez: I went through chemotherapy

    Selena Gomez has disclosed information about the health procedures she underwent while battling lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease.

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  • Singapore pressures Indonesia as forest fire footage emerges

    New aerial footage released Wednesday showed smoke billowing from Indonesian forest fires as smog-choked Singapore's biggest supermarket chain announced a ban on products from a paper company accused over the haze shrouding Southeast Asia. Fires illegally started to clear land for plantations on Indonesia's Sumatra island and the Indonesian part of Borneo have for weeks belched out thick haze, cloaking Singapore and Malaysia and prompting the cancellation of outdoor events and school closures. The blazes are an annual occurrence during the dry season, but scientists have warned this year's could be the worst on record due to an El Nino weather system that has created tinder-dry conditions in Indonesia.

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  • US boosts maritime law enforcement aid to four Asian nations

    The United States Thursday announced it had quadrupled support to Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia to boost their law enforcement capabilities at sea, but stressed that the move was not connected to a bitter regional maritime dispute with Beijing. "This initiative at this time constitutes more than $100 million dollars of US assistance for maritime law enforcement to these four nations," US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield said in a telephone press conference from Washington.

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  • Malaysia Airlines to trim pilots by seconding them to other airlines

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is gearing up to trim its number of pilots by embarking on a secondment exercise. Aviation International News (AIN) Online, an aviation industry news portal, reported that the airline was planning to offer 100 to 200 Boeing 737-800 pilots from its narrow-body fleet for secondment next year to interested airlines. If that plan fails to materialise, the airline would then offer its pilots either a two-year leave without pay or a 15-day work month at half salary, said the report.

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  • Missing Orang Asli children: Another body found

    GUA MUSANG: Police have discovered skeletal remains, believed to be belong to one of the six missing Orang Asli children, in Sungai Perias, Pos Tohoi here this evening. The remains, which resembled that of a child, were found as a search and rescue team were combing the riverbank. The remains were found not far from where the body of another child, eight-year-old Sasa Sobrie, was found yesterday evening.

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  • Malaysian Bar chief says info blackout on TPP worrying

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 – The lack of information regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership is worrying as it made it impossible to assess the possibly impact of the trade deal on Malaysia, Malaysian Bar...

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'cohabiting with new beau'

    Gwyneth Paltrow and her beau Brad Falchuk are practically living together, according to insiders.

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  • Deutsche Bank warns of pain ahead as it announces massive loss

    Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank braced its employees for bonus cuts after it announced its biggest quarterly loss in about a decade and warned that even dividends could be scrapped. The troubled bank has been undergoing a massive shake-up after its co-chief executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen resigned in June over a tangle of scandals and missed profit targets. In a letter announcing the huge third quarter loss to employees, new co-chief executive John Cryan said the profit warning would "have to be factored in some way into our upcoming decisions on variable compensation for the year".

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  • PDRM management sees new top eight

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) witnessed eight new appointments at its top management today.Johor Police Chief Dato’ Rusli Ahmad was promoted as the new Bukit Aman Inspector-General of Police secretariat's Research and Development.Meanwhile, IGP secretariat’s Research and Development Dato’ Shamsiah Mohd Shariff was appointed to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police secretariat’s Strategic Policy.Bukit Aman Special Branch of E5 chief assistant director Dato’ Yong Lei Choo of has been appointed to Penang Special Branch chief. ...

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  • Penang parking fiasco: Company claims millions in losses

    GEORGE TOWN: A parking management company has claimed that the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has failed to fully implement its parking system, introduced two years ago. Perkhidmatan Alam Indah Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Dr M. Saravana said MBPP’s failure to handle the weaknesses in its parking system had adversely affected the company’s operations. “MBPP only collects the lease fee from us, but failed to enforce the laws against car owners which failed to display the parking coupon.

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  • Malaysia prosecutor clears 1MDB officials on bank report

    The Malaysian attorney general's office said on Thursday it had reviewed the report of a central bank investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB and decided that fund officials had not committed any offence. The statement comes in response to rare intervention in public affairs by Malaysia's royal rulers who called for a quick and transparent investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), adding pressure on the scandal-hit government of Prime Minister Najib Razak. In July, media reported that investigators looking into 1MDB had identified a payment of nearly $700 million into a bank account under Najib's name.

  • Erdogan irate as Putin tears up Turkey's Syria blueprint

    The Russian air campaign in Syria has thrown an immense obstacle in the way of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's vision for the future of the country, enraging the Turkish leader and leaving Ankara increasingly sidelined. Russia's air strikes are aimed at propping up the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, the very ruler who Turkey has for years insisted must be ousted if there is to be any solution to the Syrian crisis. Further increasing the tensions, Russian warplanes have twice violated the air space of NATO member Turkey over the Syrian border in the last days.

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