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Anwar gets student council invite to speak at University Malaya

Bloomberg Video: ‘Back to the Future’ hoverboard coming to the real world
Hoverboards were the ultimate fantasy toy for children of the ‘80s after the ‘Back to the Future’ films. Now Arx Pax, a California-based start-up, has created its own version using the latest in magnetic technology. — Bloomberg Read More

October 23, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been invited to speak by the student council of University of Malaya to mark his journey from vocal student to the possibility of a jail term for... Read more

Selangor Mufti: Dressing dogs with jubah, turban an insult to Muslims

October 23, 2014

KUALA NERUS, Oct 23 — The act of dressing up dogs with “jubah” and “serban” must be stopped as it is an insult to the Muslims, especially the ulama or Islamic religious scholars, Mufti of Selangor Datuk Mohamad Tamyes Abdul Wahid said.                 He said pictures of dogs wearing “jubah” and “serban” had been widely circulated over the... Read more

Commuters exiting through turnstiles after using Kuala Lumpur’s public transport system to get to their destinations on October 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Commuters exiting through turnstiles after using Kuala Lumpur’s public transport system to get to their destinations on October 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Shell firms might have to disclose owners as EU tackles money laundering, terrorism

October 23, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 23 —Companies would be forced to disclose their ultimate owners on a public European Union-wide register under plans being pushed by European Parliament lawmakers to tackle money laundering, tax evasion and terrorism. Krisjanis Karins, a Latvian legislator in the assembly’s centre-right group leading work on the file, said... Read more

Warren Buffett on investment strategy
The annual Fortune MPW interview with the world’s most successful investor - Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway.

Everton fans left shaken as French police use tear gas to avert clashes

October 23, 2014

PARIS, Oct 23 — French police fired tear gas at Everton fans today amid rising tensions ahead of the English side’s Europa League game against Lille, officials said. Police also fired tear gas yesterday night to clear the English supporters after masked French fans attacked a group from Everton in a city bar. At least one English fan was injured, the prefecture in Lille said. Everton said in a statement on its website that it had heard... Read more

Boko Haram abducts 60 women

October 23, 2014

MADAGALI, Oct 23 — Suspected Boko Haram militants abducted 60 women from two villages in northeastern Nigeria, a security official said, less than a week after the government announced it had reached a truce with the Islamist group. The women were taken over the weekend from the Madagali district of the northeastern state of Adamawa, the... Read more

Next Media Video: White House fence jumper takes a bite from K9 unit
A man entered the White House’s north lawn after scaling the surrounding iron fence yesterday evening. He was subdued by canine units and arrested by Secret Service officers. — Reuters Read More

Eating frequency report: Brazilians the most times a day, French the least

October 23, 2014

PARIS, Oct 23 — Brazilians eat the most frequently throughout the day, the French are least likely to snack, and the Chinese eat the most meals outside the home. These are among some of the findings in a wide-sweeping report released out of an International Food Fair in Paris happening this week, which looked at the eating patterns of... Read more

Learn how to buy fish with Gordon Ramsay and fish guru Roger Barton
World famous chef introduces fish Guru Roger Barton who will shows us how to pick up the best and freshest fish on the market. He also walks through how to get the best out of your fish.

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip to marry ex-topless model next year

October 23, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Oct 23 — Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip will marry former topless model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist on June 13, the Royal Court said today. The 35-year-old prince, who is third in line to the throne, will marry Hellqvist in the chapel of the Royal Palace in Stockholm after a five-year relationship. It will be the third... Read more

Cover Media Video: Who says stars don’t say the darndest things
We love celebrities for the way they look, the way they act, and also for what they say. We give you one quote and three celebrities who could have come out with it in Who Said That? — Cover Media Read More

Dodge’s beefy Challenger Hellcat review

By Jason H. Harper
October 23, 2014

DALLAS, Oct 23 — I pop the clutch and slam the gas, and my dad’s cowboy hat flies off. His passenger seat leans back under the massive G-force and, briefly, I think he’s going to tumble into the back seat. Sorry, pop. The rear of the Dodge Challenger skews sideways, Pirelli tires battling for grip and losing the good fight. Thick curlicue... Read more

Car guys VS non-car guys: Driving School
What happens when a car guy and a non-car guy go back to driving school? This. This is what happens. Thanks to Ford Driving Skills For Life!

Comets actually smell like rotten eggs and horse pee?

October 23, 2014

PARIS, Oct 23 — Rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and bitter almonds: This is the bouquet of odours you would smell if a comet in deep space could be brought back to Earth, European scientists said today. An instrument aboard the probe Rosetta has detected some intriguing chemical signatures from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko since their... Read more

A cat's guide to taking care of your human
The Company that invented cat litter is now reinventing it. Introducing Tidy Cats LightWeight.

‘Back to the future’ hoverboard is here today (VIDEO)

October 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISO, Oct 23 — Hoverboards were the ultimate fantasy toy for children of the '80s after the "Back to the Future" films. Now Arx Pax, a California-based startup, has created its own version using the latest in magnetic technology. — Bloomberg

Tech Minute - Apps to manage your phone's battery life
A quick-draining battery is a common complaint from mobile users. What you might not know is that some apps you've downloaded are draining battery power even when you're not using them.

Wow Air revolutionises trans-atlantic travel

October 23, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Oct 23 — An Iceland-based airline is taking the term “low-budget” to a whole new low with the launch of transatlantic flights from the UK to the US for as low as £99 (RM523). Wow Air has joined another no-frills airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle, in promoting a massive seat sale that includes fares from London to Boston via... Read more

A man rides a horse at the resort of Lopota, in Kakheti region of Georgia October 23, 2014. — Reuters pic

A man rides a horse at the resort of Lopota, in Kakheti region of Georgia October 23, 2014. — Reuters pic

Richard Branson on leadership, telling stories

October 23, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 23 — Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is best known for starting and operating business ventures under the Virgin Group, but he is also a prolific author. His autobiography, “Losing My Virginity,” is a best seller, and many other books by the long-haired businessman have also been commercial successes. In his latest... Read more

Little Elliot, Big City
A heartwarming book trailer for the book Little Elliot, Big City