• Five contenders for the Liverpool job

    After sacking Brendan Rodgers following a disappointing start to the Premier League season, Liverpool are in the hunt for a new manager.

    AFP News
  • 12 Pacific countries seal huge free trade deal: US official

    Twelve Pacific rim countries sealed the deal Monday on creating the world's largest free trade area, delivering President Barack Obama a major policy triumph, a US Official said.

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  • WSJ publisher replies to PM’s lawyers, again insists 1MDB exposé accurate

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) publisher Dow Jones & Company has confirmed that it responded last week to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer’s letter and said it told the prime...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Allow safe passage for Najib, says veteran newsman

    Datuk Seri Najib Razak should be given freedom from prosecution in return for his resignation, said veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin amid public calls for Najib to leave office. “I am saying it again. Let’s give him a safe passage. Let's make it easier for him to leave. “We have to ask ourselves, which is more important – putting him...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate

    Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to run for a post in the influential Philippine Senate despite a lacklustre stint as a congressman. "Yes, I'm going to run for (a) Senate post this coming 2016 election. The boxer popularly known as "Pac-Man", said President Benigno Aquino's ruling Liberal Party had been courting him but added that he is also close to the leaders of rival parties.

    AFP News
  • Supermarket robbers chased down by members of the public

    KUALA LUMPUR: Two suspects were chased down by members of the public and nabbed after robbing a supermarket in Taman Bunga Raya, Wangsa Maju last night. Wangsa Maju district police chief Superintendent Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said in the 12am incident, a suspect had threatened the store assistant with an iron rod and forced him to open the cashier till.

    New Straits Times
  • Inconsiderate parents deemed most annoying type of hotel guest: survey

    Are you guilty of letting your kids run wild in the hotel hallway? If so, know that guests behind closed doors are cursing your parenting skills, as "inattentive parents" topped a newly released hotel etiquette survey that identifies the most annoying types of hotel guests.

    AFP Relax
  • Watsons vs Guardian vs Unity – Which Personal Care Store in Singapore is the Cheapest?

    Hands up all those who think of Watsons, Guardian Pharmacy and Unity Pharmacy are one and the same. Looking around at the sea of hands, it seems that like me, you never bothered comparing prices between ...

  • More losses for Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC

    Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC Monday reported a second straight quarterly loss in the three months to September, just weeks after announcing job cuts as it tries to turn around its business. HTC, once a star of the intensely competitive smartphone sector, has struggled to maintain its edge as Samsung, Apple and strong Chinese brands like Huawei expand their market share. HTC's revenue in the third quarter was Tw$21.4 billion, almost halved from the same period a year earlier.

    AFP News
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  • Turkey 'intercepts' Russian jet violating its air space

    Turkey said on Monday its F-16 jets had at the weekend intercepted a Russian fighter plane which violated Turkish air space near the Syrian border, forcing the aircraft to turn back. Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador in Ankara to the foreign ministry and "strongly protested" the violation, the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement. It demanded that "any such violation not be repeated," otherwise Russia "will be responsible for any undesired incident that may occur." The Russian jet infringed Turkish airspace at 12:08 pm (0908 GMT) on Saturday south of the Yayladagi region in Turkey's southern Hatay province, according to the foreign ministry.

    AFP News
  • White-gloved butlers a new must-have for China's super-rich

    Soup spoon, salad fork ... Zhang Zhejing struggled to remember how to lay out the cutlery on either side of the plate. She also forgot to put the water glass next to the wine glass — a crucial mistake ...

    Associated Press
  • American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection

    American Apparel, the troubled chain that boasts of "Made in the USA" fashions, filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection early on Monday on the back of a growing list of woes. The Los Angeles-based company has been embroiled in a drawn-out legal battle with its ousted founder and former chief executive Dov Charney and has seen declining sales since 2010, leading to a series of steep losses. "This restructuring will enable American Apparel to become a stronger, more vibrant company," said chief executive Paula Schneider in a statement.

    AFP News
  • Mega Tsunami with 50-Foot Waves Swallowed Ancient Island

    A mega tsunami taller than a 50-story skyscraper once engulfed an island off the west coast of Africa, researchers say. This finding suggests the giant landslides and killer waves that such tsunamis can trigger might pose a major hazard to people living on islands and coasts, scientists added. Tsunamis are monster waves that are often caused by earthquakes.

  • Jail time for four ‘Mat Rempit’

    KUALA LUMPUR: Four "Mat Rempit" who showed off their daredevil riding skills by performing wheelie stunts on their motorcycles paid heavily for their action when the magistrate’s court sentenced them to two days’ jail and RM5,000 fine.Magistrate Zilfinaz Abbas ordered them to serve five months' jail if they did not settle the fine and also ordered their licences to be revoked.Haizullizam Mohd Nor, 19; Muhammad Nur Hazwan Hazmi Mohd Noordzalie, 18; Mohamad Nor Mahadi Mohd, 22; and P. Moganasudram, 28, pleaded guilty today to reckless riding at three different locations on Sunday. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Tempers rise as API hits 308 in Shah Alam

    SHAH ALAM, Oct 5 — The haze plaguing the country took a turn for the worse yesterday when the Air Pollutant Index (API) breached the hazardous level of 300 here. Frustrated residents lashed out...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • ‘Don’t compare API with PSI’

    KUALA LUMPUR: It will take two years to upgrade the equipment used to measure air quality as technical assessments need to be done first, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said. Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, said Malaysia’s Air Pollutant Index (API) measuring equipment used the particulate matter (PM) 10 guideline, which is a universal benchmark used and recognised by the World Health Organisation. “We must not compare our API readings with Singapore’s Pollutant Standards Index (PSI).

    New Straits Times
  • Filipino militants threaten to behead Malaysian hostage, says report

    One of the two Malaysian hostages being held by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippine island of Jolo will be beheaded if the ransom is not paid, according to The Star today. Quoting Filipino and Malaysian sources, the report said the terror group is feeling the heat as security forces from the Phillippines were closing in on their bases,...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Australia to spend $1 bln on 'world leader' armoured vehicles

    Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Monday as he announced the latest update to modernise the nation's military. Australian forces are part of the coalition fighting Islamic State group jihadists in Iraq and Syria, but Turnbull denied that the procurement of 1,100 blast-resistant Hawkei's from Thales Australia suggested a greater global engagement. "I am not signalling that," Turnbull told reporters at a joint press conference with Defence Minister Marise Payne at a test facility for the Hawkei vehicles north of Melbourne.

    AFP News
  • Student debt squeezing parents and children simultaneously

    A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission. After a decade of repayments, Aguirre still diverts $512 a month ...

    Associated Press
  • YOUR SAY: Amos Yee's ex-bailor calls for more protection for youths

    Over the last two years, several high profile cases of vandalism and one alleged act of hurting the religious feelings of Singaporeans involving youths below the age of 18, arguably came under national security concerns.

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