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KL blast witness: I saw people injured, blood on faces

SECOND GRENADE: Police and a crowd outside Sun Complex shopping centre at Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur.
SECOND GRENADE: Police and a crowd outside Sun Complex shopping centre at Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur.
SECOND GRENADE: Police and a crowd outside Sun Complex shopping centre at Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur.
SECOND GRENADE: The second grenade was detonated by the bomb squad.

An "extremely loud" explosion, followed by chaos.

This was how a witness described the scene after a pre-dawn grenade blast killed a man and injured 12 people, including a Singaporean, in front of a pub near Jalan Bukit Bintang, at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, on Thursday.

The witness, who wanted to be known only as Shaun, said: "I saw people injured, (with) blood on their faces and legs. Some were knocked down.

"People were running around. They were helping each other."

In an online report, The Straits Times quoted the Singaporean victim, identified as Mr Wong Kim Teng, 67, as saying: "I was just getting to my car when suddenly there was an explosion.

"It was like thunder. And then suddenly I saw blood all over me."

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 10.

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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon's Ew! single and best Ew! episodes

Remember when Jimmy Fallon played Sara with no H on his talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon? 

Yes, the one where he features other celebs who act as Sara's friends (guests like Zac Efron and Channing Tatum dressed as chicks).

Well, that whole saga has seen the 40-year-old comical TV show host team up with Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am in a single where they mock modern teen talk.

Except that the music producer appears with Fallon in the guise of his own eye-rolling girl self, mir.i.am, New York Daily News reported.

Check out the new single's video here: 


The mini series, which lasts about five minutes each, was incorporated in Fallon's nightly show where he plays his peeved teen girl alter-ego.

Let's check out seven of the most interesting stars Fallon has featured in Ew!

Channing Tatum:


Seth Rogan and Zac Efron:


Will Ferrell and Michelle Obama:


Taylor Swift:


Lindsay Lohan:


Michael Strahan:


Sources: New York Daily News and YouTube

Thai traffic cops offered cash to refuse bribes

The Thai junta wants to combat what it has called an ingrained culture of corruption within the force.
The Thai junta wants to combat what it has called an ingrained culture of corruption within the force.

Thailand’s traffic policemen will get money in return for refusing bribes, police said on Thursday.

It is part of the junta’s efforts to combat what it has called an ingrained culture of corruption within the force.

“This monetary incentive will encourage officers to look out for traffic violators who try to bribe,” said Police Major General Adul Narongsak, deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.

He added that two policemen were recently awarded 10,000 baht (S$392) for refusing a 100 baht bribe.

The junta has set about restructuring the police force and ridding it of a “bribes for jobs” culture, a main demand of the protesters who helped trigger Ms Yingluck Shinawatra’s ouster.

It wants to depoliticise a force that has been closely associated with Ms Yingluck’s brother, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted in a 2006 coup but remains the country’s most influential politician.

Poorly paid

Thai police salaries start at about 6,000 baht ($185) a month, according to last year’s data, well below the national average.

Maj Gen Adul told Reuters: “We want to change perceptions and practices and to reward those who show that they are clean.”

And for those policemen who might still be tempted by a backhander?

He said: “We encourage people to take photographs as evidence.”

Thailand was ranked 102 out of 177 countries in Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Source: Reuters


Uefa likely to oppose overseas EPL games

Uefa are likely to oppose a move by the English Premier League to stage matches overseas.
Uefa are likely to oppose a move by the English Premier League to stage matches overseas.

Any ideas England's Premier League might have of playing matches overseas would be unlikely to get any backing from Uefa, a top official of European football's governing body said on Thursday.

Uefa failed to support the idea when it was first mooted six years ago and Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino told delegates at the Leaders In Sport Summit that he did not think the organisation would change its stance on the issue. 

He said: "Whenever these kind of things are discussed, we have to act in a responsible way within the rules that we've all agreed together.

"Let's see what is the decision of Uefa on this. I don't think it will change (from 2008), it would be discussed, but I don't think it will change."

Dangerous precedent

When asked by Reuters after Infantino's address if he supported the idea of matches being played overseas, Fifa executive committee member Michel D'Hooghe said: "My personal opinion is that this is a very dangerous precedent and I am not in favour.

"I understand the reasons why they would like to do it, they are financial I suppose, but if you start doing that, where does it end?

"If there is one thing I have learned in my 40 years as president of the Belgium Football Association you must be afraid of the word 'precedent.' If you do something special for one why refuse it for someone else.

"If it would be my decision at Fifa, I would not allow it."


Uefa would only have direct jurisdiction over games being played outside of England if they were played elsewhere in Europe, and would not be directly involved if matches were played in a member association of another confederation.

However, they were against the idea in 2008 and it is inconceivable that Fifa would ignore Uefa objections if the matter came before them.

Matches could only be played overseas with the approval of the host nation, the confederation involved, and Fifa.

The Premier League's chief executive Richard Scudamore was widely criticised six years ago for a plan to introduce an extra match for each club - the so-called "39th game" - at venues in Asia, the United States, Australia and elsewhere.

However, it has been widely reported in Britain that clubs have discussed the idea again and that the revised plan would be for one of the existing 38 rounds of 10 fixtures to be played at various venues around the world.

- Reuters

Related story: Overseas EPL games inevitable, says Swansea chairman

This hot male model uses make-up to transform into A-list female celebs

Meet Filipino actor-model Paolo Ballesteros, a super good-looking male model who has amazing make-up skills especially when he transforms himself into a variety A-list female celebs.

Yes, it's no surprise (to ladies, at least) that make-up can work wonders, but what this guy does with it is beyond belief.

Paolo Ballesteros, 31, takes the wonders of cosmetics to a whole new level as he uses it to transform himself into A-list female celebs.

This Filipino male actor and model uses make-up, contact lenses and wigs to look like popular figures like Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Princess Diana.

Know what's interesting though? He's a darn good-looking male model.



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Check out some of his amazing 'work' on his Instagram.

Paolo as Ariana Grande:



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Paolo as Rihanna:



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Paolo as Emilia Clarke (more commonly known as Khaleesi from Game of Thrones):



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Paolo as Megan Fox:



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Paolo as Jennifer Lawrence:



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Paolo as Kim Kardashian:



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Paolo as Katy Perry:



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Paolo as Princess Diana:



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How impressive is that?

Source: Instagram