• 2 Singaporeans named in book on 500 most influential Muslims

    Two prominent Singaporeans have made it into a book listing the world’s 500 most influential Muslims. Habib Hassan al-Attas, the imam of Ba’alwie Mosque, and Zainul Abidin Rasheed, former Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, were named in the 2017 edition of The Muslim 500, which features Muslims from around the world, ranging from politicians and social activists to musicians. Other prominent names in this year’s list include Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, Singapore-based Taiwanese scientist Jacki Yi-Ru Ying and Muhammad Ali, the late boxing champion.

    Safhras Khan
  • Verdict due in Indonesian 'poisoned coffee' murder case

    Hundreds of people packed out an Indonesian court Thursday for the verdict in the sensational trial of a young woman accused of murdering her college friend with poisoned coffee at an upmarket cafe. Police were deployed around the Jakarta court as Jessica Kumala Wongso, who is an Indonesian citizen and also an Australian permanent resident, arrived in a van and was ushered inside through a media scrum. Wongso, 28, is accused of murdering Salihin, 27, in January by slipping cyanide into her Vietnamese iced coffee in a cafe at one of Jakarta's fanciest malls.

    AFP News
  • Japan on faux pas alert during Duterte visit

    Protocol-conscious Japanese were on faux pas alert Thursday with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte due to meet Emperor Akihito, the nation's most revered figure. Duterte, who has made a habit of hurling sharp, even profane, insults at world figures, is on his first visit as president to Japan, a nation perhaps known more than any other for politeness and strict codes of conduct. Concerns about Duterte's behaviour during his trip spiked after a video of him in China last week meeting with President Xi Jinping showed him apparently chewing gum -- considered rude in Japan for such an occasion.

    AFP News
  • Penitent Mourinho humbled by Man Utd support

    Jose Mourinho lauded Manchester United's supporters after his team put the disappointment of their 4-0 humiliation at Chelsea behind them to sink Manchester City in England's League Cup. Sunday's defeat at Chelsea, Mourinho's former club, was United's worst in the league for five years, but they bounced back to beat holders City 1-0 on Wednesday courtesy of Juan Mata's 54th-minute goal. Mourinho made a gesture of apology to United's fans at the end -- making a '4-0' symbol with his fingers and lowering his head -- and said he had been moved by their backing.

    AFP News
  • Family robbed of caring son who died in Johor hospital fire

    TELUK INTAN, Oct 27 — Twenty-year-old K. Logeswaran went to Singapore hoping to earn enough as a cleaner to support his family. Such was his love for his family. But after just 13 days in the...

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 troubles, by the numbers

    Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it has confirmed 140 cases of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone overheating or catching fire. Samsung's President Shin Jong-kyun apologized at a meeting with shareholders, ...

    Associated Press
  • Trump digs deep to defy Clinton momentum

    Donald Trump pledged to pour millions of his own dollars into his presidential bid, in defiance of the seemingly unstoppable momentum building behind Hillary Clinton. With less than two weeks before polling day, and with early voting under way in several states, the Democratic nominee remains comfortably on course to become America's first female president. The latest rolling poll average compiled by tracker RealClearPolitics showed Clinton extending her national lead in a four-way race against Trump and two outsiders to 5.9 percentage points -- pointing to a clear electoral college victory.

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  • Gigi Hadid returning to the Victoria’s Secret runway

    Model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid are both set to walk in the upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

    Cover Media
  • Bersih 5 chooses Dataran Merdeka as venue

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 27 ― Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah announced today that Dataran Merdeka will again be the main venue for the electoral watchdog’s upcoming Bersih 5 rally. “The...

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  • Pandikar: Former ministers might have breached oath of secrecy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 ― Former ministers Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Husni Hanadzlah might have breached their ministerial oaths by revealing details about Cabinet meetings in...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Jihadists 'shave beards' as pressure builds on Mosul

    Jihadists with the Islamic State group were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as a major Iraqi offensive moved ever closer to the city. With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the next target -- IS's other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria. Recent advances on the eastern front have brought elite Iraqi forces to within five kilometres (three miles) of Mosul, and residents reached by AFP said the jihadists seemed to be preparing for an assault on the city itself.

    AFP News
  • JJ Abrams’ ‘God Particle’ Is Next Film in Cloverfield Series (Exclusive)

    The mysterious upcoming J.J. Abrams-produced film”God Particle” will be the latest movie connected to the producer’s cult hit “Cloverfield,” an insider familiar with the project told TheWrap. Not only will “Particle” be the third in a series of connected “Cloverfield” films, but Abrams and studio partner Paramount Pictures are quietly developing more movies for the shared universe, the individual said. Both parties hope to release a new film in the shared “Cloverfield” each year, the insider added. Fans of “Cloverfield” and its cinematic cousin “10 Cloverfield Lane,” which starred John Goodman and was released in March, speculated the “God Particle” was indeed connected to the same universe when the project was announced in February.

    The Wrap
  • Johor hospital fire: Last man out grateful to nurse who spotted him

    JOHOR BARU, Oct 27— “Terrifying” would aptly describe the experience of being the last one left behind in a hospital ward at the height of the fire at Sultanah Aminah Hospital on Tuesday....

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  • Sabah bids farewell to late police chief in touching service

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 27 ― Hundreds of people filled the Fook Lu Siew funeral parlour outside the city centre here to say goodbye to the late Tan Sri Datuk Henry Chin. The sombre air of mourning...

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  • Tata shares fall on ex-chief's $18bn write-down claim

    Shares in Tata companies fell Thursday after the Indian giant's ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry warned it may face $18 billion in asset write-downs and accused directors of wrongfully dismissing him. Tata Motors and Tata Power were down nearly three per cent each, while Tata Steel was nearly two per cent lower in early trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange after details of the email to the holding company's board emerged. In the email, Mistry said India's largest conglomerate may face 1.18 trillion rupees ($18 billion) in write-downs because of unprofitable businesses he inherited when he took over the job in 2012.

    AFP News
  • National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan

    An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Gul for fraud following a two-year investigation on her and her husband, who has absconded.

    AFP News
  • Best Selling Cars in the Philippines 2016 – So Far

    The Philippine automotive market has plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, as it is well on its way to exceed its 2016 target of selling 370,000. As of the end of August, automotive sales have already reached 229,919 units. What’s interesting about this year is that each of the monthly sales numbers from 2016 […] The post Best Selling Cars in the Philippines 2016 – So Far appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • ‘P Ramly’ pork burger a non-issue, says Ku Li

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — A local fast food chain’s decision to name its pork burger “P Ramly”, which has attracted criticism “is not an issue”, Umno’s veteran Gua Musang MP Tengku...

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  • PM unveils elite task force to combat terror threats in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27— Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launched a special task force to combat terror threats in Malaysia, called the National Special Operations Force (NSOF)....

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  • Contamination of water from NS into Selangor remains ‘critical’, exco says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — The contamination of river water from Sungai Buah, Negri Sembilan to Selangor remains at a “critical” level, Selangor’s state executive councillor for tourism,...

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