• Real Madrid squad "impossible" to improve: Florentino Perez

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists the European champions' squad is "impossible to improve" after an uncharacteristically quiet transfer window. Perez, known for splashing hundreds of millions of euros in previous years on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, has limited his spending to just a 30-million-euro ($33.5 million) buyback of Alvaro Morata from Juventus. "We have won the European Super Cup and the first two games in La Liga," Perez said of Real's 100 percent start to the season.

    AFP News
  • Philippines' Duterte: Obama must listen to me on human rights

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he was ready to discuss any issues with Barack Obama when they meet in Laos next week, but added that the U.S. president must listen to him first before bringing up the question of human rights. Washington has expressed concern about a surge in drug-related killings since Duterte became president two months ago promising to wipe out narcotics in the Southeast Asian nation. Asked if he would be willing to discuss human rights at his meeting with Obama on the sidelines of an East Asia summit on Sept. 6, Duterte told reporters: "Depends to what degree.

    Reuters
  • This is not the time for ‘finger-pointing’: Doctor who flagged Zika in Singapore

    Dr Chi Wei Ming, one of the doctors who first raised the alarm about the Zika virus in the Republic, has urged Singaporeans to unite in the battle against the disease, and to avoid finger-pointing.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Swimming: Team manager quits over hidden camera scandal - report

    The manager of South Korea's national swimming team has resigned as an investigation continues into a scandal involving the alleged installation of hidden cameras to take pictures of female athletes, the national federation has said. "As manager that leads the team, I deeply feel responsible that such (a) shameful incident took place," Ahn Jong-taek, who joined the swimming team in 2008 as coach and has been the team manager since 2012, told Yonhap news agency. "I hope (the) truth would be revealed clearly as soon as possible so that other swimmers and coaches would not suffer." Yonhap said on Sunday that police planned to question a member of the Rio Olympics swimming team about the scandal some time this week.

    Reuters
  • Sg Besar Umno chief nixes Dubai trip for leaders to spare members’ feelings’

    SUNGAI BESAR, Aug 31 ― Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos today cancelled a special trip to Dubai he previously promised to party leaders under him. Citing the need to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mel C: 'I will never be a part of Spice Girls reunion'

    The 42-year-old confessed it was one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make.

    Cover Media
  • The Punjabi in Yap Ah Loy’s temple in KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Like the 152-year-old Sin Sze Si Ya temple she takes care of, Ranjit Kaur is a bit of a “hidden gem.” The temple is set back from the busy Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and most...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple

    In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law — and its government insists it doesn't ...

    Associated Press
  • Benji Madden's birthday message to 'beautiful wife' Cameron Diaz

    Benji Madden feels so thankful that Cameron Diaz is his wife, and pledged his love for the actress with a sweet message on Instagram as she marked her 44th birthday on Tuesday (30Aug16).

    Cover Media
  • Nokia's patent chief departs in wake of Samsung pacts

    HELSINKI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The head of Nokia's small, but highly profitable patent licensing division is leaving after two years in the role, the Finnish company said on Wednesday, weeks after he sealed a pace-setting patent deal with Samsung Electronics. Ramzi Haidamus, 52, is stepping down as president of the Nokia Technologies unit that handles patents and development of new consumer products. Haidamus spent a dozen years running patent licensing for Dolby Laboratories before joining Nokia, and will leave at the end of next month, Nokia said.

    Reuters
  • Football: Sissoko in last-minute move from Newcastle

    French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, a standout at Euro 2016, left a national team training camp on Wednesday to finalise a last-minute transfer from Newcastle United, the French Football Federation said. Just hours from the closure of the transfer window, Sissoko was given permission to quit the French international squad preparing for a friendly match in Italy so he can pursue the transfer talks, the federation said on its website. No indication was given of where Sissoko could move however.

    AFP News
  • Alleged drug lord, wife gunned down in Aklan

    Three days after turning himself in to authorities to deny his links to illegal drugs, a businessman was mortally wounded by gunmen who also shot dead his wife shortly after the couple disembarked from a vessel at a port in Malay, Aklan before dawn yesterday. Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam had just disembarked from a 2Go roll-on-roll-off vessel at the Caticlan Jetty Port when the attack occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Odicta, also known by the moniker “Dragon,” was earlier identified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA-6) as one of two top drug dealers operating mainly in the province of Iloilo.

    Philippine Star
  • You’re ‘wretched’ for shooting at own party, minister tells Umno Veterans Association

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — The Umno Veterans Association is a “wretched” group for openly attacking its own party’s leaders using unsubstantiated religious claims, minister Datuk Seri Shahidan...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Why Filipinos Ignore Insurance

    In 2014, the Insurance Commission pegged the number of Filipinos who have insurance at 28 Million. Insurance, in general, has been thought of by Filipinos to be an extra cost – and thus do not consider the purchase unless absolutely necessary – such as the Compulsory Third-Party Liability car insurance cover. It raises the […] The post Why Filipinos Ignore Insurance appeared first on Finance and Car Insurance Blog.

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  • Selena Gomez taking time off to focus on health

    The pop star reveals she has been suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

    Cover Media
  • China`s leading train maker launches operation in India

    China CRRC Corporation Ltd, the country's largest rail transportation equipment maker, announced onAugust 20 its first joint venture plant in India started operation. It is the first time for the company to open a plant in south Asia where one of the world's most comprehensive rail system spans. CRRC is also the first foreign company to set up assembly line of rail transportation equipment in India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his ambitious "Made in India" campaign in 2014, the company said in a press release.

    Philippine Star
  • Malaysian Olympians unite crowd as symbols of Merdeka spirit in city parade

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — The country’s Olympic medallists from the recent Rio Games were certainly the highlight of the 59th Merdeka celebration parade at Dataran Merdeka today. The Malaysian...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysia detains 3 suspected militants, foils attacks

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Wednesday they had foiled possible attacks on the eve of the country's Independence Day with the detention of three suspected Islamic State members.

    Associated Press
  • Japan eyes record defence budget to develop anti-ship missiles

    Japan's defence ministry requested a record budget on Wednesday, with funds for an anti-ship missile system to defend islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with China. Tokyo is determined to defend the uninhabited islets in the East China Sea -- administered by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus -- as Beijing steps up its claim.

    AFP News
  • China Everbright says not in talks to buy Liverpool stake

    By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Everbright Ltd, part of the state-owned China Everbright Group, is not in talks to buy a stake in British soccer team Liverpool FC, Chief Executive Chen Shuang said on Wednesday. Chen said that, after media reports of Everbright's interest in the English Premier League club, he called several executives at different units of Everbright that might be involved in outbound mergers and acquisitions and found no one was working on any such deal. The Financial Times reported Liverpool's owners had hired an investment bank to advise on a possible sale to a consortium that included Everbright.

    Reuters