• Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

    Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh." Speaking at a town ...

    Associated Press
  • Barca await Real, Atletico Champions League hangover

    Barcelona hold the slightest of advantages in a thrilling three-way La Liga title race with just three games remaining ahead of their trip to Real Betis on Saturday. The Catalans lead Atletico Madrid solely thanks to their better head-to-head record with Real Madrid just a point behind the leaders in third. Atletico and Real remained on course for a second Madrid derby final in three years in midweek as Atletico will travel to Germany with a 1-0 lead over Bayern Munich, while Real host Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu with the scores level at 0-0.

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  • Ministry: No record to show doctor had mental condition

    IPOH, April 29 — The Health Ministry does not have any record to show that a 29-year-old doctor suspected of desecrating a Hindu temple here last Sunday suffered from any known mental disorder....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Cop held for attempted rape

    PETALING JAYA, April 29 — A policeman was nabbed after allegedly pointing his gun at a 27-year-old woman before attempting to rape her at a house in Klang last Friday, in yet another incident...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Court frees 10 over RM12b gold bar scheme

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — Five individuals and five companies linked to Genneva Malaysia Sdn Bhd were acquitted by the Sessions Court yesterday of illegal deposit-taking and money-laundering charges...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Controversial KL logo costs RM15,000, says City Hall

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — The logo and brand master guide promoting Kuala Lumpur as a travel destination cost  RM15,000, the city’s Tourism Bureau general manager Noraza Yusof said. Due to a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysia's troubled 1MDB fund ordered to repatriate money

    Malaysia's central bank on Thursday ordered troubled state-owned investment firm 1MDB to repatriate money that was sent overseas without approval, putting further strain on the scandal-plagued company just days after it defaulted on a bond issue. The fund, founded in 2009 by Prime Minister Najib Razak, is teetering on the brink of collapse amid multiple investigations around the world into allegations that billions were looted from it. A statement issued by the central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, did not specify how much money 1MDB had been ordered to repatriate.

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  • Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid 'public flatulence'

    A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public "belching or flatulence" in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident. The Hokkaido Tourism Organization, which represents Japan's northern-most island, published a downloadable brochure on its website, with polite instructions on everything from public bathing to using a Japanese toilet. Helpfully, it even dedicated an entire section to protocol for avoiding bodily functions.

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  • Sony swings to $1.4 bn full-year profit as PlayStation sales soar

    Sony posted a $1.4 billion annual profit Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its PlayStation console, but analysts warned that slowing smartphone demand could hit a lucrative business that makes key parts for mobile devices. The company's full-year profit -- only its second since the 2008 global financial crisis preceded years of eye-watering losses -- may be a sign that things have finally turned around for Sony. Sony, along with rivals Panasonic and Sharp, has struggled in the consumer electronics business that built its global brand, including losing billions of dollars in televisions over the past decade as it was hammered by competition from lower-cost rivals.

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  • Alicia Vikander Joins Tomb Raider Reboot

    It looks as though ‘Tomb Raider’ has found its Lara Croft. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 27-year-old Alicia Vikander has been cast in the upcoming ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot as the classic videogame heroine. “Lara Croft has been found,” they revealed.

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  • Philippines' Pacquiao shocked at Islamic militant kidnap claim

    Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao expressed shock Thursday at President Benigno Aquino's claim that Islamic militants planned to kidnap him, and said the alleged plot should not have been made public. Aquino released a statement Wednesday saying Abu Sayyaf, a notorious kidnap-for-ransom gang that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and beheaded a Canadian hostage this week, had planned to abduct Pacquiao or his children. "I was alarmed when he announced... the Abu Sayyaf wanted to kidnap me.

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  • Say hello to the all-new Honda Civic!

    25 years is quite a long journey for a car. In the PH auto industry, only few nameplates can proudly proclaim that they survived and still is present in this era. One of them is Honda’s iconic car, the Civic. Launched in 1991, the Honda Civic is truly a popular choice among Filipino car buyers. […] The post Say hello to the all-new Honda Civic! appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • Goat Born With A Human Face Sends Village Into Meltdown

    This goat born with the face of a human baby has provoked a bidding war as people desperately tried to buy it from the farmer it belonged to. Farmer Ibrahim Basir refused all cash offers after the goat was born on his property in Felda, Malaysia, instead choosing to hand it over to the Veterinary Services Department so it could be studied. Ibrahim told local media he was shocked when he found out that one of his goats had given birth to a kid that had the features of a human baby.

    Andy Wells
  • Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.

    Associated Press
  • Qatar Airways head threatens to cancel Airbus order

    Qatar Airways chief Akbar al-Baker threatened to cancel an order for Airbus A320neo planes if the European manufacturer fails to address engine issues, in an interview broadcast on Thursday. "When ...

  • Putin hails first rocket launch from new cosmodrome after delay

    Russia launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome on Thursday, with President Vladimir Putin hailing the event after dressing down officials over a delay caused by a technical glitch. The launch is a major milestone for Russia's beleaguered space sector, with the new spaceport in the country's far east touted to mark a rebirth of an industry plagued by a string of embarrassments in recent years.

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  • Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei bricks row

    Lego billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has admitted that the Danish toymaker's refusal to sell bricks to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was a "mistake". The company found itself at the centre of a social media storm last year after Ai said Lego had refused his order of the famous children's building blocks as they would be "used for political works". Lego's deputy chairman, the grandson of the company's founder, said the decision to deny the artist a bulk order had been due to "an internal mistake." The order, which Ai planned to use for a show in Australia, had been rejected "very low in the organisation by our consumer service department," Kirk Kristiansen told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Thursday.

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  • No need to be a full-time MP to serve residents: Murali Pillai

    There is no need for Members of Parliament (MP) to serve residents on a full-time basis and give up their day jobs, said Murali Pillai, who is contesting in the Bukit Batok by-election. Murali, the People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate for the 7 May by-election, told reporters at a doorstop interview on Thursday (28 April) that MPs from the ruling party have been doing so for years and have not faced any problems going about their duties. The lawyer was responding to a comment by Chee Soon Juan, the Singapore Democratic Party chief, who said on Wednesday (27 April) that he would be a full-time MP if he were to win the by-election.

    Safhras Khan
  • JAL, ANA flying high on healthy travel demand

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced robust annual profits on Thursday, thanks to healthy demand on China and other international routes as well as falling fuel costs. Japan's top carriers benefitted from a record number of foreigners visiting Japan with mainland Chinese being among the most conspicuous as they flock to Japan for shopping and entertainment. International terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, however, slowed demand on routes to those cities, but overall international operations remained strong, ANA said.

    AFP News
  • Squash: Nicol David crashes out of world championship

    Nicol David, the most dominant squash star in the past decade, crashed out of the world championship in Malaysia on Thursday, ending her shot at a ninth world title this year. The Malaysian ace was dispatched by fifth seed Nour El Sherbini of Egypt 14-12, 4-11, 11-3, 11-7 in the quarterfinals as a bumper crowd of Malaysian supporters were left disappointed. World number one Laura Massaro of England went through to the semi-finals after defeating El Sherbini's compatriot Omneya Abdel Kawy 11-3, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7.

    AFP News