• One dead, dozens wounded in Thai car bombing

    A large car bomb exploded Wednesday outside a hotel in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30 in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns. The latest blast struck before midnight on the outskirts of Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces battered by a long-running and shadowy insurgency. "So far there is one killed and more than 30 injured," said Major General Thanongsak Wangsupa, Pattani provincial police commander.

    AFP News 35 mins ago
  • Five major transfers to Germany for 2016-17

    Ahead of the start of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season on Friday, AFP Sports takes a look at the five biggest incoming transfers of the close season in Germany: Alen Halilovic (CRO) Barcelona (ESP) to Hamburg, five million euros ($5.6m) Halilovic was 16 when he made his professional debut for Dinamo Zagreb and having been billed as Croatia's 'next big thing', he was snapped up by Barcelona in May 2014. The attacking midfielder scored four goals in 29 matches for Barcelona B over the course of the 2014-15 campaign, but made just one Copa del Rey appearance for the first team. On loan at Sporting Gijon, his injection of class meant he made 36 appearances in 2015-16, netting three goals and five assists to earn the the nickname 'Guajlilovic', a play on 'El Guaje' (the Kid).

    AFP News 53 mins ago
  • Rody: De Lima at heart of Bilibid drug matrix

    The highest-ranking official involved in illegal drug operations at the national penitentiary in the previous administration is none other than former justice secretary and now Sen. Leila de Lima. President Duterte made this declaration yesterday before the media, declaring his readiness to drop the bombshell this week on De Lima’s alleged connections with convicted drug lords at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Duterte said there is a web of connections with De Lima and her driver Ronnie Palisoc Dayan and the drug convicts at the NBP in Muntinlupa.

    Philippine Star
  • Family in mourning hounded by ‘Ah Longs’

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Still grieving over the sudden death of his son in an accident, a father has been harassed by loan sharks over an alleged loan his son had taken. Lim Yau Teng, 42, a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Universities In Singapore - From The Cheapest To The Most Expensive

    Most people in Singapore agree with the idea that it pays to have a degree in Singapore. But the...

  • Sweet surprise in store for Olympians

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — A surprise is in store for the Malaysian Olympic contingent when they arrive at KL International Airport (KLIA) today. A Youth and Sports Ministry spokesman was...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Bella Thorne is bisexual

    The actress reveals bisexuality after split from boyfriend

    Cover Media
  • French submarine maker hit by secret data leak: report

    French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday. The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarine DCNS designed for the Indian navy, and variants of which are used by Malaysia and Chile. Australia awarded DCNS an Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract last April to design and build its next generation of submarines.

    AFP News 56 mins ago
  • Money matters led to boy’s brutal death, say cops

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Police are narrowing down the motive of the brutal killing of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham to a monetary dispute. Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34

    Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for US$900M He plunged into the world of entrepreneurship in 1996 when he was just 14 years old, with the launch of an Internet startup. He became a millionaire when he was just 18 and entered the US$100... The post He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 appeared first on e27.

  • Allow Pinoy fishermen in disputed seas, Rody asks Beijing

    President Duterte yesterday asked Beijing to allow Filipino fishermen to fish in the disputed waters at the West Philippine Sea in a bid to warm the relations between China and the Philippines.  Duterte made the appeal as he expressed hope that bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing would start soon. Better to continually engage China in a diplomatic dialogue rather than anger officials there and they cut ties completely,” the President said.

    Philippine Star
  • Liverpool cruise, Chelsea squeeze in League Cup

    Daniel Sturridge scored twice as Liverpool strolled into the League Cup third round with a 5-0 win at Burton Albion on Tuesday, while Chelsea edged third-tier Bristol Rovers 3-2.

    AFP News
  • Australian unearths 'beast' of a truffle

    An Australian has uncovered what is thought to be the largest black truffle ever discovered in the country, a 1,511-gram (53.3-ounce) monster that could also be a world-beater. Stuart Dunbar said he had known since February that a truffle had been growing in the spot where it was found, but its ripening aroma in warmer weather meant he started digging last Thursday. Dunbar said he had previously dug up a "beautiful edible truffle" weighing about 720 grams but he was not aware of anyone else ever growing such a large black truffle in Australia, or anywhere else in the world.

    AFP News
  • Car dealers to Rody: Solve traffic first

    Solve the traffic situation, but do not meddle with our business. This was the message of the country’s largest automotive group, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), to the government regarding the campaign to address Metro Manila’s traffic crisis. CAMPI president Rommel Gutierrez said local automotive players support proposals to give President Duterte emergency powers to solve the traffic woes in Metro Manila and nearby urban centers.

    Philippine Star
  • Ex-President S R Nathan enjoyed eating my briyani: mosque chairman

    Alla’udin Mohamed, chairman of Masjid Khalid, used to cook his popular briyani monthly for a very special friend: Singapore’s former President S R Nathan.

    Safhras Khan
  • Czech PM says no to 'large Muslim community'

    Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Tuesday he does not want a "large Muslim community" and that each EU member should be able to choose how many migrants to accept. "We don't have a large Muslim community here," Sobotka said of the estimated 10,000 to 20,000 Muslims who live in the Central European country of 10.5 million people. "And to be honest, we don't want a large Muslim community to form here, given the problems we're seeing," Sobotka told the Pravo daily.

    AFP News
  • Gov’t suspends agency over OFW’s rape

    The government has barred the recruitment agency that deployed a Filipina who died in Saudi Arabia after being raped from recruiting and deploying other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) abroad. “We have commenced an investigation and in the meantime, we have suspended (domestic helper Irma) Edloy’s Philippine recruiter,” Rejoice Recruitment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac said yesterday.

    Philippine Star
  • Clinton's health: Trump's sharpening focus of attack

    On the skids in the polls and under fire for not releasing his tax returns, Donald Trump's campaign is sharpening a new attack on Hillary Clinton: claiming she is not healthy enough to serve as president. The Internet is awash with conspiracy theories claiming that she may have a brain tumor, Parkinson's or dementia, or complaining that she has "seizure-like facial expressions" or allegedly twitches. Last week, he told voters in Iowa that Clinton was "not strong enough to be president." On another occasion, he maintained that she "importantly also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS, and all of the many adversaries we face." Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Trump supporter, stepped up the attack on Monday, telling Fox News that Clinton was "tired" and "looked sick." Over the weekend, he came under fire for telling viewers to google Clinton's health.

    AFP News
  • McDonald's recalls millions of Happy Meals fitness bands

    McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children. The fast-food chain said last week that it would ...

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  • Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

    CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother killed her 4-day-old-son by putting him in the refrigerator for three hours, authorities said.

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