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Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

The Sun Daily - ‎2 hours ago‎
CILACAP, Indonesia: Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.
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Solar panels blaze at water park in Taiwan heatwave

Channel NewsAsia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Fire department officials said they were still investigating the cause of the blaze, which happened on Wednesday, but added it was rare for solar panels to ignite.
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Obama rebukes Trump as 'homegrown demagogue'

Irish Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama raised the stakes in November's presidential election into a defence of American democracy against “home-grown demagogues” and urged Democrats to unite behind Hillary Clinton as the most qualified to protect the country's ...
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Pope Francis falls in Poland, escapes injury

Malay Mail Online - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Faithfuls listen to Pope Francis during a mass on the occasion of the 1050th anniversary of Poland's Baptism at the Jasna Gora shrine in Czestochowa, Poland, July 28, 2016.
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Second Normandy attacker was on security register

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
People stand in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray church where Father Hamel was killed. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images.
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Zahid: Seven prison guards influenced by IS detainees in M'sia

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Seven prison guards are undergoing a "de-radicalisation" programme in Malaysia after they were influenced by suspected Islamic State militants they were guarding, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at a post-Ramadan celebration in Sarawak ...
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To rally or to not rally, Pakatan asks itself

The Sun Daily - ‎1 hour ago‎
Protesters sit in the middle of city streets during the Bersih 4.0 rally at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur on Aug 30, 2015. - Sunpix by Zulfadhli Zaki.
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Bar says defending PM on DOJ suits improper, wants AG to recuse himself

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali must recuse himself from exercising his powers as public prosecutor under Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution, as he has shown himself as not a neutral decision-maker, said Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru.
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Court acquits DAP's Rayer over sedition charge

Free Malaysia Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
Penang assemblyman's 'Celaka Umno, biadap, kurang ajar' remark did not bear seditious tendency, judge rules. rayer. GEORGE TOWN: The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged DAP state assemblyman for Seri Delima, RSN Rayer, ...
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Philippines sets the ball rolling for federal system

Channel NewsAsia - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The Philippines is paving the way to shift to a federal form of government by 2022, after President Rodrigo Duterte agreed with the leaders of Congress to set up a body to amend the constitution, the speaker of the house said on Thursday.
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Fire collapses roof at Bangkok theater, no serious injuries

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Smoke billows from the multi-screen Major Cineplex Pinklao in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, July 28, 2016. A large fire broke out at the popular movie theater complex Thursday morning, resulting two non-fatal injuries and the collapse of the building's ...
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Duterte prefers Con-Ass to Con-Con - Speaker

InterAksyon - ‎1 hour ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - The preference of President Rodrigo Duterte is for Congress to convene as a constituent assembly for the purpose of amending the 1987 Constitution to pave the way to a federal form of government.
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No arrests made so far over shooting of moneylender in KL

AsiaOne - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he had watched the documentary and was taken aback by how the Prime Minister was depicted. Photo: The Star/Asia News Network.
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LOOK: Drug convict sentenced to death writes heartbreaking letter to President Jokowi

Rappler - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Among them is the appeal of the Pakistan embassy to spare their national Zulfiqar Ali, who says he was forced to confess under torture by police and was not given a translator during his trial.
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Meanwhile, top South Korean diplomat keeps mum on status of defector in face of media pack

South China Morning Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Alarm bells went off among the North Korean delegation to a math competition in Hong Kong after it was discovered that one of the students was missing, the Post understands.

RHB Asset-Neuberger Berman fund eyes RM100m in 45 days

New Straits Times Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Asset Management is targeting to achieve RM100 million fund size in 45 days with the introduction of its first-in-Asia Private Equity Opportunity Fund 1. The fund was developed through a strategic partnership with New York-based ...
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MAHB posts 2Q profit of RM9.4m on lower finance cost

The Edge Markets MY - ‎4 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR (July 28): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) reported a net profit of RM9.38 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 (2QFY16) against a net loss of RM19.88 million a year ago, mainly due to a significant drop in finance cost.
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Hong Kong celebrity Maria Cordero not Monspace Sky Airlines' ambassador, rep says

Malay Mail Online - ‎58 minutes ago‎
According to her spokesman, Cordero merely attended the launch of Monspace Sky Airlines as she was a friend of an individual known as 'Datuk Jessy'.
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Higher EPF Account 2 withdrawal limit will boost property mart

Daily Express - ‎5 hours ago‎
Kuala Lumpur: An increase in the withdrawal limit for the Employees Provident Fund Account 2 (to 30 per cent of a subscriber's EPF account) will help increase home ownership substantially and boost the property market, said Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd.
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Honda to compensate owners for Takata driver airbag replacement delay

The Sun Daily - ‎4 hours ago‎
HONDA Malaysia reiterates its sincere regret over the inconvenience caused by the Takata front airbag inflator recalls and the delay in the replacement of the parts for the affected vehicles due to the low stock availability of the replacement parts ...
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As iPhone sales stagnate, services promise growth for Apple

The Star Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Potential goldmine: As iPhone sales level off, Apple can utilise its existing base of users to wring more money out of its higher-margin services business, several analysts said.
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ESL One is kicking off 2017 with a 'Dota 2' tournament in Malaysia

Mashable - ‎19 hours ago‎
ESL One is bringing Dota 2 back to Southeast Asia, pitting eight of the best teams from around the world against each other Jan. 6-8 in Genting, Malaysia.
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Nintendo's Mario eyes a Mickey Mouse merchandising makeover

The Star Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Marketing masterclass: Nintendo wants to emulate Disney's phenomenal success at merchandising Mickey Mouse and other Disney animated characters by marketing popular characters of its own such as Super Mario and Zelda.
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FAM ban two Super League players for two years after failing dope test

Malay Mail Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 - Two M-League players representing Super League teams, namely Police and Perak, have been suspended for two years after failing random dope tests.
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Khairul's blazing success fuels optimism for 2017 SEA Games - ‎3 hours ago‎
Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin is looking forward to the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, after witnessing youth sprinter, Khairul Hafiz Jantan's record-breaking gold medal win in 100m at the 2016 SUKMA. According to Khairy on his ...

First group feedback helps next batch in Olympic village

Free Malaysia Today - ‎9 hours ago‎
Chef-de-mission of Malaysian contingent says hiccups are normal as the buildings in the athlete's village are newly-constructed.
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Andrea determined to halt Sarawak's dominance in squash

The Star Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
FT players (in red) Shaun Kwan and Andrea Lee against Terengganu's Danial Nurhaqiem- Nurina Najib at the Sarawak Squash Centre.
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Concert review: Selena Gomez goes through her paces without much energy

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Selena Gomez at her July 27 concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO. Published. 6 hours ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More.

Famous Japanese cheese tart now in Malaysia - ‎13 hours ago‎
After months of having our sensibilities teased - thanks to the hundreds of Instagram and Facebook posts with the dedicated hashtag #bakedcheesetart - Malaysians can now post our own pictures with these delectable pastries.

Holocaust Survivor Band returns home to Poland

The Sun Daily - ‎7 hours ago‎
THEY survived the Holocaust, and held on to their love of life despite their childhood ordeal - and in their twilight years, now living in the United States, they started a band.

Fashion expert shares tips with contestants before grand finale of design competition

The Star Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
Andrew giving advice on how contestants can adjust and make final changes to their designs to further improve them. A total of 15 aspiring young designers got a chance to tweak their outfits during the final fitting session ahead of Kuala Lumpur ...
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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Third Study Now Shows Plane Lies North Of Official Search Area

The Inquisitr - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 aircraft, which vanished from the skies almost 29 months ago, probably lies in the waters of the Indian Ocean, in an area hundreds of miles north of the search area where the official search team has been scouring the ...
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Divers upset to see dead sharks on boat near Mabul Island

The Borneo Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
SEMPORNA: Just days after photographs of dead sharks emerged from Mabul Island off here, tourists caught on camera sharks slumped on a longboat, the tails of at least four hanging on the side.

Johor must take serious measures to protect water resources

The Star Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
Mohamed Khaled (right) at a slideshow during the Johor Water Forum 2015 held to take serious action to protect water resources. - filepic.
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Australia guards famous white whale Migaloo from eager fans

Deutsche Welle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wildlife officials in Australia have set up an escort for the rare white humpback Migaloo, who is heading up the coast to the Great Barrier Reef to mate.
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'Pokemon Go a good exercise for type 2 diabetics'

Astro Awani - ‎22 hours ago‎
According to Dr Tom Yates, "this game could be an innovative solution for rising obesity levels." - AFP Photo. A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go - the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide - as an excellent ...

Don't push new health insurance before public feedback, Putrajaya told

Malay Mail Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Yesterday, Treasury Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah was reported as saying that the new scheme will be presented to Malaysians in Budget 2017.
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Chicken scent offers hope for malaria prevention

Astro Awani - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.