• 'All on me:' US admiral takes blame in carrier to N.Korea fiasco

    The US admiral who ordered an aircraft carrier and other warships toward the Korean Peninsula in a much-hyped deployment took responsibility Wednesday for any "confusion" after the ships sailed in the opposite direction. Amid soaring tensions ahead of North Korea's apparent ramping up for a sixth nuclear test, the US Navy on April 8 said it was directing a naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson carrier to "sail north" from the waters off Singapore, as a "prudent measure" to deter Pyongyang.

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  • Man who texted wife to drive safely dies in Jurong accident

    Less than an hour later, Loh Fook Siong, a 42-year-old Malaysian, died in a road accident in Singapore. Loh, who was a worker in Singapore’s marine industry, was riding on his motorcycle when he was run over by a trailer at Jalan Buroh in November last year. In a hearing on Wednesday (26 April), State Coroner Marvin Bay recorded a verdict of traffic misadventure into Loh’s death.

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  • Thai taxi driver arrested for alleged rape of Brazilian

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Wednesday arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived at a Bangkok airport on an international flight, saying the suspect had a criminal record and had already confessed to the crime.

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  • Malay groups band together to fight those who are anti-Islam, warn of May 13 reoccurence

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — A group of 22 Malay NGOs today jointly formed a new front dedicated to oppose “rude and dominant” groups who have questioned the tenets of Islam and the rights of...

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  • Manchester derby is 'game of the season', says United's Herrera

    (Reuters) - Manchester United's match against Manchester City in the Premier League on Thursday is "the game of the season" and will play a decisive role in both teams' chances of finishing in the top four, midfielder Ander Herrera has said. United, who are fifth in the table, trail fourth-placed City by a point and Herrera believes whichever team win the derby will be in pole position to book a spot for next season's Champions League. "It's going to be the game of the season," Herrera told the club's website (www.manutd.com).

  • Oscar-winning 'Silence of the Lambs' director dies

    Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" who also led Tom Hanks to his first Oscar in "Philadelphia," died Wednesday in New York, his publicist said. The movie won five Academy Awards, including best picture, best actor for Hopkins and best actress for Foster.

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  • Lorry driver jailed 3 months in Bukit Batok road rage

    A lorry driver swung a hammer at a motorcyclist who confronted him over a road incident along Bukit Batok Road, causing the motorcyclist to dislocate his left shoulder when he tried to avoid the attack. Chinese national Chen Zhengliang, 39, was on Wednesday (26 April) found guilty and jailed three months for swinging a hammer at Mohamed Akbar Sha, 26, after a four-day trial in the State Courts. Chen was working as a driver for Chuan Transport during the time of the incident.

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  • Laughter as Ivanka defends Trump at women's summit

    Ivanka Trump, making her overseas debut as the US "First Daughter" at a women's summit in Berlin, drew groans and laughter on Tuesday as she defended her father's attitude towards women. Sitting on a G20 panel with female leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF chief Christine Lagarde, Donald Trump's daughter caused the audience to bristle when she praised "my father's advocacy" and his role as "a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive". The panel moderator, a finance journalist, interjected, saying: "Some attitudes toward women your father has publicly displayed... might leave one questioning whether he is such an empowerer for women." "I've certainly heard the criticism from the media and that's been perpetuated," replied the 35-year-old Ivanka about her father, who faced public outrage during the campaign over a 2005 video in which he was heard making degrading remarks about women.

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  • 12-year-old MMA fighter to make her debut against a 24-year-old

    A seventh-grade student that goes by "MoMo" will compete in an amateur bout for the Japanese promotion Deep Jewels on May 20.

  • Jet Airways suspends pilot over racism, assault claims

    Indian carrier Jet Airways said Wednesday it had suspended a foreign pilot from flying duty over allegations that he assaulted a woman and hurled racist abuse at another passenger on a domestic flight. The Mumbai-based airline confirmed the incident took place on April 3 on a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight, adding the pilot in question had been taken off the flying roster soon after and an apology had been extended to the victim. "As regards the said incident, Jet Airways has noted guest feedback with concern and regrets the incident," Jet Airways said in a statement Wednesday.

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  • Man jailed for slashing colleague with penknife in Changi

    Chinese national Wang Fu Guo, 40, used a penknife blade measuring 7cm in length to attack his compatriot Wang Da Yu, 31, during a quarrel, causing part of the blade to be embedded in Da Yu’s neck. On Wednesday (26 April), Fu Guo was sentenced in the State Courts to 16 months’ jail for one charge of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon to Da Yu. Both men were working in Cellini Design Center, a furniture company located at Changi North Crescent, on 21 October last year when the incident occurred.

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  • China urges withdrawal of U.S. THAAD missile defence system in South Korea

    China said on Wednesday it had expressed serious concern to Washington and Seoul after the U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea. Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China urged the U.S. and South Korea to withdraw the system.

  • Loss won’t be mine, Rafizi says after PAS dismisses biggest GE loser forecast

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Labelled a “liar”, Rafizi Ramli shrugged off today a PAS leader’s denigration after a PKR-linked survey predicted the Islamist party will be the biggest loser at...

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  • High Court gives three National Service defaulters heavier sentences

    National Service (NS) defaulters who do not serve NS at all will now face a maximum of almost three years in jail, following a ruling from Singapore's High Court.

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  • Erin Moran passed away watching TV in bed

    The star succumbed to cancer within months.

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  • Celebrity's giant rabbit dies on United Airlines flight

    United Airlines was under fire again Wednesday after a huge rabbit named Simon died while hopping over from London to Chicago, where he was due to be picked up by a celebrity buyer. The valuable 90-centimetre (three-foot) long continental giant rabbit had previously been described as "fit as a fiddle", and his death in the cargo section of a Boeing 767 comes as a mystery. "Something very strange has happened and I want to know what," breeder Annette Edwards, from Worcestershire in central England, told British newspaper The Sun.

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  • Australia's sky-high household debt a ticking time bomb

    Australians are racking up extreme levels of debt to buy homes that are among the world's most expensive, a ticking time bomb that could wreck the economy if it is hit by a sudden shock, experts warn. While the country is one of the best-performing developed global economies, soaring property prices have also made it a world-beater in household debt. The nation has a household debt-to-GDP ratio of 123 percent, largely housing debt -- second only to Switzerland, according to the Bank of International Settlements.

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  • Pamela Anderson: 'Julian Assange and I have a special relationship'

    Pamela also offers up her opinion about various foreign policy issues in bizarre new poem.

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  • No end in sight for Japan 'crisps crisis'

    Legions of Japanese crisps addicts are suffering and it doesn't look like they'll be getting their full fix anytime soon. The country is in the midst of a dire crisps shortage after violent typhoons wiped out potato crops in top tuber producing Hokkaido. The unprecedented series of storms last year has forced chipmakers Calbee and rival Koikeya to halt production of some of their most popular flavours -- including pizza and French salad.

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  • These airlines, hotels and websites received the highest customer approval ratings

    JetBlue, Priceline and Hilton are the most loved travel brands according to a new customer satisfaction report. 

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