• Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

    French prosecutors confirmed Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began. "It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370," Paris prosecutors said in a statement, confirming claims made by Malaysia's prime minister last month. The disappearance turned into one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation, sparking a colossal hunt in the Indian Ocean based on satellite data which hinted at MH370's possible path.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    LiveScience.com
  • GE 2015: SingFirst hits out at PAP leadership, labels it ‘cronyism’

    The opposition Singaporeans First’s (SingFirst) opening rally Thursday (3 September) saw its candidates for Jurong and Tanjong Pagar Group Representative Constituencies (GRC) strongly criticising the PAP on multiple fronts. Speaking to a modest (stadium was half-full) turnout at Jurong Stadium, SingFirst secretary-general Tan Jee Say likened the current PAP leadership to cronyism.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Ex-Umno leader demands status of police probe into 1MDB, says world laughing at cops

    Former Umno grassroots leader Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan wrote a scathing post against the police today, questioning why the force had not acted on his report lodged over 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) last year but now wanted to question Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for attending the Bersih 4 rally. Khairuddin, the former Umno Batu Kawan...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

    The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach, an image that shocked the world, said Thursday his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water en route to Greece. It was dark and everyone was screaming," Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey's Dogan news agency of the sinking. Twelve Syrian migrants drowned on Wednesday when two boats sank in Turkish waters as they were heading towards the Greek island of Kos, in the latest tragedy to hit people seeking to cross the Aegean to Greece.

    AFP News
  • China's anti-ship missile and troop cuts highlight shifting power

    China's unveiling of "carrier-killer" missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined its shift towards naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said. More than a dozen anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of travelling at 10 times the speed of sound were shown at a massive military parade in Beijing, with state television calling them a "trump card" in potential conflicts and "one of China's key weapons in asymmetric warfare". For a fraction of the cost of an aircraft carrier the missile threatens to alter the balance of power in the Pacific.

    AFP News
  • TI president Ugaz was rude, says PCM leader

    Huan said the Peruvian could do well to address the level of corruption in his own country before putting down Malaysia as he did in his speech at the International Anti Corruption Conference in Putrajaya yesterday. "As the president of Transparency International, he should have all the facts at his fingers before behaving so rudely," said Huan. "His own country, Peru, has declined in the corruption perceptions index (CPI), from 80th to 85th between 2011 and 2014, while Malaysia has improved from 60th to 50th.

    New Straits Times
  • Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

    Abdullah Kurdi collapsed in tears after emerging from a morgue in the city of Mugla near Bodrum, where the body of his three-year old son Aylan washed up on Wednesday. "The things that happened to us here, in the country where we took refuge to escape war in our homeland, we want the whole world to see this," Abdullah told reporters. In a statement to police obtained by the Hurriyet newspaper, Abdullah said he had twice paid smugglers to take him and his family to Greece but their efforts had failed.

    Reuters
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  • This hybrid smartwatch has a 6-month battery life

    A new startup from Singapore is finding success on Kickstarter with a smartwatch of a very different kind.

    Tech in Asia
  • Khloé shows off super tiny waist

    Khloé Kardashian has dismissed claims that waist trainers cause damage to internal organs by showing off her impossibly small frame while wearing one.

    Cover Media
  • Former Pas MPs to pay compensation for breaking oath

    SHAH ALAM: Former Pas members of Parliament from Shah Alam and Kota Raja are paying kifarah (compensation) for breaking bai'ah (oath of allegiance) by leaving Pas to join Parti Amanah Rakyat (Amanah). Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad said he and Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud would be serving food to the poor at Dewan Merbau in Section 17, here, tomorrow (Sept 4) to redeem their oath of loyalty to Pas.

    New Straits Times
  • Rumours, Shahrizat says after word spreads over sacking of Umno seven

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Umno women’s chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil dismissed as rumours today a text message claiming seven people will be sacked from the Malay ruling party’s powerful...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train

    WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) — The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland — as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold.

    Associated Press
  • Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve talked about Singaporean politicians using social media and technology as part of their strategy this General Elections, and about how we think apps are a great way to reach out to young voters. We’ve also introduced the PAP4SG app, with its informative animations and sticker cam (because why not?). The post Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • United to give De Gea chance to reclaim spot - reports

    Manchester United will welcome David de Gea back into the fold even if, as expected, the goalkeeper refuses to sign a new contract following his failed attempt to move to Real Madrid, British media reported on Thursday. The Premier League club has dismissed rumours emanating from Spain that United manager Louis van Gaal will not countenance selecting the 24-year-old unless he commits his future to the club, with a spokesman telling British media those reports were "rubbish". De Gea has not featured for United this season, with Van Gaal questioning the player's focus in the wake of Madrid's ill-fated pursuit.

    Reuters
  • Kylie Jenner's New Hair

    Kylie Jenner has debuted yet another new look!

    Access Hollywood
  • Flight MH19 landed safely at KLIA

    SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH19, which made an unscheduled landing in India due to broken lavatories landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.37am today. "This is classified as unscheduled landing, not an emergency landing. The plane had to stop at Chennai Airport to get the lavatories fixed before proceeding to KLIA," he said when contacted today.

    New Straits Times
  • McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items ...

    Associated Press
  • Australian sheep is unofficially the world's woolliest

    Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest. The animal, named Chris by his rescuers, was discovered on the northern outskirts of Canberra on Wednesday and was said to be struggling to walk under the weight of his coat. Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive of RSPCA ACT, the Canberra division of the animal charity, estimated Chris had more than five years of wool on him and likely little contact with humans.

    Reuters