• Five things we learnt from the Community Shield

    Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday, securing the first trophy of the new English season and setting the stage for the start of the Premier League next weekend. Cech pays early dividends After enduring years of costly calamities from his goalkeepers, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes his £10 million pre-season swoop for Petr Cech will finally bring some much-needed stability between the posts and the early signs look promising. With Chelsea bombarding the penalty area with crosses in the closing stages, Cech never flinched and even when he couldn't claim cleanly his defenders had been organised well enough by the Czech to ensure no damage was done.

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  • In snide rebuttal, Muhyiddin mocks ‘arrogant’ Umno man for saying ‘tomorrow is not election day’

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin scoffed today at an Umno man’s response to his warning that the party could lose the federal polls, saying the leader’s assertion that “tomorrow is not election day” clearly indicated the latter had misunderstood his remarks. “There is an arrogant person holding a position in the party (and) the government who said tomorrow is not the election day. Muhyiddin was likely referring to Datuk Ahmad Maslan, the newly-appointed deputy minister of international trade and industry who had pointed out on Wednesday that there was no way of predicting Barisan Nasional’s (BN) performance in the next federal polls as the election was not “tomorrow”.

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  • No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

    A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part was found last Wednesday, handing over bits of what they believe to be wreckage to police. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman who is in France for the analysis of the wing part, told AFP one item "was actually from a domestic ladder.

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  • Bobby Brown’s Wife Rushed To Hospital After Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

    Musician Bobby Brown was faced with more heartache after he lay 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina to rest yesterday, with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. According to TMZ reports, mere hours after saying goodbye to his daughter at her funeral, Bobby’s wife, who had given birth to their daughter Bodhi, earlier this month, had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as paramedics rushed to help her. Thankfully, Alicia was able to make a recovery and Bobby is expected to attend Bobbi Kristina’s burial in New Jersey tomorrow.

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  • Guan Eng: Deputy minister inciting racial tension with proposal to shut down Chinese papers

    DAP’s Lim Guan Eng today accused an Umno deputy minister of inciting racial tension when he reportedly said he would order the closure of at least two Chinese newspapers if he were in the Home Ministry. The DAP secretary-general also suggested double standards in the deputy minister’s remarks, pointing out that no one else in the administration have ever suggested to shut down Umno-linked publications that publish racially insensitive articles. If he wants to close down Chinese papers for strong racial reporting, perhaps he should do the same with Umno papers as well,” the Penang chief minister said.

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  • Kate Beckinsale: I'm not VB's twin!

    Kate Beckinsale can see the resemblance to Victoria Beckham but says her butt is much bigger. While many are convinced they could be twins, Kate doesn't think they're all that similar. Fans had no complaints about Kate's figure when she starred in the Underworld franchise as the sexy Selene.

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  • Rooney runs out for Everton in Big Dunc testimonial

    Everton honoured cult hero Duncan Ferguson with a testimonial against Villarreal on Sunday that saw Wayne Rooney make a cameo appearance for his former club. Rooney, who started out with the Toffees before being sold to Manchester United in 2004, put on the blue shirt as he came off the bench to a standing ovation for the final 15 minutes of a match the Spanish side won 2-1 before a crowd of almost 35,000. United manager Louis van Gaal will be relieved that Rooney emerged unscathed from his run out with the Old Trafford club's Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur only six days away.

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  • At Kluang Umno meet, members threaten ‘aggressive’ action if Najib stays silent on 1MDB

    An Umno branch proposed a motion today during the party’s Kluang division meeting here, demanding that Datuk Seri Najib Razak answer the many allegations plaguing his leadership, particularly on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, the 2006 murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu’s and the government’s controversial jet purchase, among others. In the motion titled the “Dato’ Amar Inspiration” that was proposed by the Taman Dato’ Amar Diraja branch, the members also threatened to use more “aggressive and united measures” to make sure party interests are valued over the interests of any individual. “The Umno Taman Dato Amar Diraja branch proposes that Najib as the Umno party president is able to put forth valid answers to debunk all the issues involving him,” the motion read.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Baby News! 

    Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child, a girl. "This will be a new chapter in our lives," Mark began. "We've been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way," Mark said in his emotional post.

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  • Official: New debris found in Reunion not a plane part

    A senior Malaysian official says that an object found in Reunion has been confirmed as "a domestic ladder" and is not a plane part, amid media reports that a new piece of plane debris was found on the island. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press that a piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis on Sunday morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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  • Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning.

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  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies in the Indian Ocean around 370 miles east of Madagascar, gained newfound notoriety last week when a beach cleaner stumbled across a barnacled piece of an airplane wing known as a flaperon. The wreckage was flown on Friday to mainland France where experts hope forensic analysis will uncover if it was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished without trace in March 2014 along with 239 passengers and crew.

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  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts say. The creature weighed a whopping 133 lbs. (60 kilograms), and at 18-feet, 3-inches (5.6 meters), was almost as long as the largest python ever captured in the state of Florida, which was 18-feet, 8-inches long (5.7 meters).

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  • ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

    ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday. The proposed hotline was discussed during a meeting of senior diplomats from China and ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in Tianjin last week, said foreign department spokesman Charles Jose. The Philippines and fellow ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam have competing claims over the South China Sea along with China and Taiwan.

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  • 'Mission: Impossible' climbs to No. 1, 'Vacation' is a bust

    The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office. It's the second-highest opening for a "Mission" film since "Mission Impossible II" took in $57.8 million over Memorial Day weekend in 2000. Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said Cruise is to credit for making these films one of the longest-running viable franchises on the market.

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  • He Took Advantage Of A Drunk Girl & Thought His Life Would Just Move On #ShortFilm

    This article He Took Advantage Of A Drunk Girl & Thought His Life Would Just Move On originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. He thought it was just another job, but he thought wrong. While servicing a client — a drunk girl — this driver tries to take care

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  • Stunner: US men miss out on relay final at swim worlds

    So much for the U.S. swim team's plan to kick off the world championships with a strong performance in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay. The U.S. squad of Jimmy Feigen, Anthony Ervin, Matt Grevers and Conor Dwyer tied Germany to win the final heat but placed only 11th overall — missing out on the eight-team final later Sunday. "Honestly don't know," Ervin said.

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  • Bra business: Hong Kong protests after arrest for 'breast assault'

    Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months’ jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast. The crowd chanted “Breasts are not weapons – give back our breast freedom” and “Shame on police” as a representative handed in a petition letter to a police officer.

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  • Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive

    Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. Trump has said he donated $102 million worth of cash and land to philanthropic and conservation organizations over the past five years. It is possible that Trump has been donating money anonymously through avenues other than his foundation, whose tax records the AP reviewed.

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  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. "You can't take it out on the flag — the flag had nothing to do with it," said Ralph Chronister, who felt inspired to dig out his old Confederate flag, which is decorated with a bald eagle, and hang it from his weather-beaten front porch on a heavily traveled street in Hanover, Pennsylvania. An uncomfortable tolerance of the Confederate flag in mainstream society was upended in June when photos circulated on the Internet revealing that a young white racist charged with killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, had posed with the Confederate symbol.

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