• Chile beat Brazil 2-0 in opening World Cup qualifier

    Chile got their 2018 World Cup campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when two late goals gave them a 2-0 win over five-time champions Brazil. Eduardo Vargas deftly volleyed home a cross from the right after 72 minutes that goalkeeper Jefferson got a hand to but could not stop. Alexis Sanchez then doubled their lead in the 89th minute when he finished off a nice 1-2 with Arturo Vidal.

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  • Malay rulers’ statement reflects people’s concerns, says Rafidah

    The statement by the Malay rulers for speedy closure to controversies involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) reflect the concern and frustration of the people who are not getting answers to their questions, says former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz. Writing on her Facebook page, the Umno veteran said the rulers' statement showed the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • No retraction, no apology, Ling tells Najib

    Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik is standing by his remarks against the prime minister and will not apologise, following a letter of demand from Datuk Seri Najib Razak's lawyers threatening to sue the former MCA president for defamation over remarks on the handling of state investment vehicle 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Dr Ling said he was very...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • France train attack hero stabbed in California

    One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said. Airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in Sacramento after he got into a fight with a group of men as he was leaving a bar with friends, Ken Bernard, the city's deputy chief of police, told reporters.

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  • Madcap Klopp to bring dash of daring to Liverpool

    With his zany demeanour, all-action football philosophy, manic touchline antics and flair for wry soundbites, new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is poised to take English football by storm. The 48-year-old German, who was named as Brendan Rodgers's successor on Thursday, inherits a task similar to the one that faced him at Borussia Dortmund in 2008, that of restoring a sleeping giant to former glories and upsetting the established hierarchy. "What we call in German 'English football' -- a rainy day, heavy pitch, finishing 5-5, everybody is dirty in the face and goes home and cannot play for weeks after." Klopp might not find exactly that on the immaculate playing surfaces of the English top flight, but his blend of charisma and candour seem certain to strike a chord with Liverpool fans, not to mention his sense of humour.

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Selena Gomez reveals secret chemotherapy for lupus

    Teen television star turned singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she has lupus and secretly underwent chemotherapy to treat the disease. The now 23-year-old pop star canceled a tour of Asia and Australia in December 2013, saying she needed to spend time alone and check into a rehabilitation center in the desert state of Arizona. "I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy.

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  • Singapore pressures Indonesia as forest fire footage emerges

    New aerial footage released Wednesday showed smoke billowing from Indonesian forest fires as smog-choked Singapore's biggest supermarket chain announced a ban on products from a paper company accused over the haze shrouding Southeast Asia. Fires illegally started to clear land for plantations on Indonesia's Sumatra island and the Indonesian part of Borneo have for weeks belched out thick haze, cloaking Singapore and Malaysia and prompting the cancellation of outdoor events and school closures. The blazes are an annual occurrence during the dry season, but scientists have warned this year's could be the worst on record due to an El Nino weather system that has created tinder-dry conditions in Indonesia.

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  • Pacquiao says in talks with Mayweather and Khan

    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan for what would probably be the final fight of his illustrious career, he said on Thursday. Speaking in Doha, where he is visiting the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Pacquiao told AFP a final decision on who his last opponent will be, would be taken by "November or December". Pacquiao confirmed he is in negotiations with American Mayweather and Briton Khan but said he had no preference over who to fight.

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  • Police find more skeletal remains by river, suspected to be missing Orang Asli child

    Police said this evening that the scattered bones and skull of a child, suspected to be of one of the missing seven Orang Asli children, were found by a river 1.3km from Post Tohoi, near Gua Musang in Kelantan. State police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim told The Malaysian Insider that search and rescue personnel found the skeletal remains at 5.30pm...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Penang parking fiasco: Company claims millions in losses

    GEORGE TOWN: A parking management company has claimed that the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has failed to fully implement its parking system, introduced two years ago. Perkhidmatan Alam Indah Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Dr M. Saravana said MBPP’s failure to handle the weaknesses in its parking system had adversely affected the company’s operations. “MBPP only collects the lease fee from us, but failed to enforce the laws against car owners which failed to display the parking coupon.

    New Straits Times
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'cohabiting with new beau'

    Gwyneth Paltrow and her beau Brad Falchuk are practically living together, according to insiders.

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  • Malaysia Airlines to trim pilots by seconding them to other airlines

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is gearing up to trim its number of pilots by embarking on a secondment exercise. Aviation International News (AIN) Online, an aviation industry news portal, reported that the airline was planning to offer 100 to 200 Boeing 737-800 pilots from its narrow-body fleet for secondment next year to interested airlines. If that plan fails to materialise, the airline would then offer its pilots either a two-year leave without pay or a 15-day work month at half salary, said the report.

    New Straits Times
  • China tourists killed, scores injured in lorry-bus collision in Johor

    YONG PENG: Three Chinese tourists were killed and 11 others were seriously injured in an accident involving two buses and a lorry at Km 94.1 of the North-South expressway in Yong Peng at 5.15pm today. Batu Pahat district police chief Assistant Commissioner Din Ahmad said the dead were three women in their 20s, who were killed instantly in the crash. "The lorry crashed into the right side of the first bus, and later it crashed into the front part of the second bus," said Din.

    New Straits Times
  • Toyota willing to help probe over IS truck fleet

    Toyota Thursday said it was willing to help the United States probe how the Islamic State group has managed to get hold of so many of its notoriously tough trucks. The Japanese manufacturer responded after an ABC News report on Wednesday said counter-terrorism officials at the US Treasury have been in contact with the auto giant over the issue. Fleets of Toyota trucks are a common feature of IS propaganda videos out of Syria, Iraq and Libya -- many converted into fast moving heavy gun platforms known as "technicals".

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  • PDRM management sees new top eight

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) witnessed eight new appointments at its top management today.Johor Police Chief Dato’ Rusli Ahmad was promoted as the new Bukit Aman Inspector-General of Police secretariat's Research and Development.Meanwhile, IGP secretariat’s Research and Development Dato’ Shamsiah Mohd Shariff was appointed to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police secretariat’s Strategic Policy.Bukit Aman Special Branch of E5 chief assistant director Dato’ Yong Lei Choo of has been appointed to Penang Special Branch chief. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Oklahoma halts executions after using wrong drug on inmate

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January — one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively.

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  • Malaysia prosecutor clears 1MDB officials on bank report

    The Malaysian attorney general's office said on Thursday it had reviewed the report of a central bank investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB and decided that fund officials had not committed any offence. The statement comes in response to rare intervention in public affairs by Malaysia's royal rulers who called for a quick and transparent investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), adding pressure on the scandal-hit government of Prime Minister Najib Razak. In July, media reported that investigators looking into 1MDB had identified a payment of nearly $700 million into a bank account under Najib's name.

  • Amanah finds a home amid accusations of seizing PAS’s property

    Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) moved into its new office on October 1, even as some quarters in PAS accused the new party of trying to take over the Islamist party's premises, including the PAS headquarters on Jalan Raja Laut in Kuala Lumpur. Amanah's new office is located on three floors of a four-storey building named Wisma Amanah on Jalan...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Fenerbahce boss defends treatment of disgruntled Van Persie

    The coach of Turkish football giants Fenerbahce Vitor Pereira on Thursday defended his decision to relegate striker Robin Van Persie to the bench, after indications the Istanbul side's star new signing was far from happy with life at the club. The Netherlands star signed for Fenerbahce in July from Manchester United on a three year deal amid great fanfare and hopes he would help turn the club into a major European force.

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  • US boosts maritime law enforcement aid to four Asian nations

    The United States Thursday announced it had quadrupled support to Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia to boost their law enforcement capabilities at sea, but stressed that the move was not connected to a bitter regional maritime dispute with Beijing. "This initiative at this time constitutes more than $100 million dollars of US assistance for maritime law enforcement to these four nations," US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield said in a telephone press conference from Washington.

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