• 'Crazy' Chinese spending spree just the start - Cahill

    The spending splurge by Chinese clubs to secure top Europe-based talents is "crazy" and will do little to benefit the players or the game in China, according to Australia's Shanghai-based striker Tim Cahill. Since Cahill re-signed for Shenhua last October, CSL clubs have spent over 130 million euros ($145 million) in transfer fees on just four players, with Jiangsu Suning shelling a Chinese record 50 million euros to secure Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira in a move completed last week. Cahill said it was only a matter of time before a Chinese club spent $100 million to secure a player.

    Reuters
  • The Latest: Divers found 2 bodies, wreckage of 1 plane

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):

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  • Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the kingdom's internal affairs in what appeared to be a rebuke to Riyadh's main foe Iran, which it accuses of attempting to stir unrest. Salman did not elaborate, but his remarks seemed aimed at Iran, which Riyadh accuses of destabilising Arab states and spreading sectarianism by backing militias in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen and fomenting unrest in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

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  • With Mukhriz gone, millionaire drops plan to sponsor Kedah football team

    Dherbs Holding (M) owner Datuk Aliff Syukri Kamarzaman said he has withdrawn his plans to sponsor the Kedah football team, citing the change in the state menteri besar position. The millionaire businessman, famous for his tagline "terlajak laris" (overwhelming sales), said he had changed his mind because Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir had been a...

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  • Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse

    By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.

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  • You’re not here to protect those in power, Ambiga reminds A-G

    Former Bar Council president Datuk Seri Ambiga Sreenevasan has reminded Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali that his duty was not to protect those in power, after the attorney-general (A-G) warned of tougher laws against those who leak official secrets. Ambiga said the move would be similar to what oppressive regimes would do to hide information...

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  • Tokyo stocks edge down by break as yen weakens

    Tokyo stocks pared most of their early losses on Monday morning as the yen weakened and after Japan published upbeat economic data. Shortly before the start of trade, Japan said its annual current account ...

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  • To protect Chinese investment, Pakistan military leaves little to chance

    By Syed Raza Hassan GWADAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress, as Pakistan's powerful military seeks to protect billions of dollars of Chinese investment. Securing the planned $46 billion economic corridor of roads, railways and pipelines from northwest China to Pakistan's Arabian Sea coast is a huge challenge in a country where Islamist militants and separatist gunmen are a constant menace. The armed forces and interior ministry have sent hundreds of extra soldiers and police to Gwadar, the southern hub of the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and more are on their way.

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  • Arsenal win at Bournemouth, United held by Chelsea

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal got their title bid back on track with a comfortable 2-0 victory at lowly Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday before Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw after conceding a stoppage time goal at Chelsea. A first win for Arsenal in four games took them level on 48 points with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, their bitter local rivals who have a superior goal difference. Surprise package Leicester City are five points clear at the top after their 3-1 win at Manchester City on Saturday.

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  • Malaysia’s economic growth at risk as household debt soars, say analysts

    Malaysian household debt is soaring, placing the country's economic growth at risk, say analysts. In a report by The Financial Times, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC Hong Kong Frederic Neumann said, "Household debt is a growth problem, not a financial system problem." The report warned that if debt became unsustainable and...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Khloe Kardashian shares inspiring message after hike with Lamar Odom

    Khloe Kardashian thinks relying on faith while pressing through hard times builds strength of character.

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  • Insight: Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

    By Bill Berkrot and Anthony Boadle NEW YORK/BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil. Consultations among doctors in Brazil and the United States have increased in the last two weeks, and some of the leading authorities on the condition are finding patterns of unusual devastation in scans of the newborns' malformed brains. While it's not known how representative the scans are, the early observations of these doctors point to a tough road ahead for the babies, their families and their communities and heighten the concern surrounding Zika, which is suspected of causing microcephaly.

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  • Lunar New Year turbulence as 'fire monkey' swings into action

    Hong Kong's respected feng shui masters expect an incendiary mix as the monkey combines with the fire element, but also say the year ahead will be a boom time for clever innovation and women will be in the ascendant. Tsai won a landslide victory in January, unseating the ruling Kuomintang to become the island's first female president.

    AFP News 23 mins ago
  • Forget the Apple TV, this dirt-cheap Google gadget revolutionised my living room

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  • Two survivors rescued from rubble of Taiwan quake

    Two survivors were Monday rescued from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan felled by an earthquake, after being trapped for more than 50 hours. One man was lifted out by crane, said AFP reporters at the toppled Wei-kuan building in the southern city of Tainan. Local media identified the man as 40-year-old Lee Tsong-tian -- rescuers had earlier told how they had been trying to dig him out of the rubble for more than 20 hours but were unable to as he was trapped by his leg.

    AFP News 38 mins ago
  • Dr M powerless in Umno, analysts say after Kedah crisis

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s unceremonious removal from the Kedah mentri besar post shows that his father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the man who once ruled Malaysia for 22...

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  • Liam Hemsworth remains tight-lipped over Miley Cyrus reunion

    Liam Hemsworth is saying nothing about his rumoured reconciliation with Miley Cyrus.

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  • Somali plane bomb 'was hidden in laptop': intelligence officials

    Somali intelligence officials investigating a bomb blast on a commercial jet released surveillance footage Sunday appearing to show a passenger being given a laptop in which the bomb was concealed. The blast on Tuesday ripped a hole in the Daallo Airlines plane fuselage shortly after it took off from Somalia's main airport, killing one person and forcing an emergency landing. The newly released surveillance footage shows the suspected bomber being handed a laptop by two other men, one of whom is wearing a security jacket, the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said.

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  • Unconvincing wins for Barcelona, Real, more woe for Valencia's Neville

    Barcelona equalled a club record of 28 games unbeaten to move three points clear at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Levante on Sunday. Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid remain four points behind the leaders in third thanks to Luka Modric's stunning strike five minutes from time to snatch a 2-1 win at Granada. Meanwhile, the pressure continues to build on Valencia boss Gary Neville after his winless La Liga streak stretched to nine games with a 1-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Real Betis.

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