• Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention

    The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire ...

    Associated Press
  • NUS calls off freshmen orientation activities

    The National University of Singapore (NUS) has called off its annual Orientation Week in the wake of media reports and complaints about inappropriate activities being carried out for freshmen. With immediate effect, “all student-organised team-building activities for freshmen are suspended until further notice”, said an NUS press release issued on Friday (29 July). All formal freshmen activities, such as the Rag and Flag fundraising activities, will go on.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Two men jailed and caned for raping unconscious teenage girl

    The then 18-year-old girl, who could not be identified due to a gag order, was intoxicated and unconscious during the rape that took place in a room at Duxton Hotel in the early hours of 26 January 2014. Two Singaporean men pleaded guilty to one charge of rape each at the High Court on Friday (29 July) and were sentenced to jail and given caning. Muhammad Fadly Abdull Wahab, 20, was sentenced to 13 years’ jail and given eight strokes of the cane while Muhammad Hazly Mohamad Halimi, 23, was jailed 11 years and given six strokes of the cane. Fadly was given a heavier sentence for being the instigator of the rape.

    Safhras Khan
  • Matt Damon will be forever indebted to Tommy Lee Jones

    Matt Damon has thanked Tommy Lee Jones for kick-starting his Hollywood career.

    Cover Media
  • New multi-role ship to patrol West Phl Sea

    One of 10 multi-role response vessels (MRRV) acquired from Japan is expected to arrive on Aug. 18 and undertake its first patrol mission in the West Philippine Sea for the coast guard. The vessel, to be named BRP Tubbataha, may be deployed beyond the 12-nautical mile territorial water limit in the western seaboard if necessary, Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commander Armand Balilo said yesterday. The PCG is beefing up its patrol capability in the West Philippine Sea in the face of Chinese encroachment on areas within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

    Philippine Star
  • Indonesian executions a 'complete mess': lawyer

    Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess". The executions on a remote prison island went ahead despite strong protests from international rights groups, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the European Union who had urged Indonesia not to proceed. Authorities did not give a reason for the reprieve, but the prison island where they were expected to be executed in outdoor clearings was hit by a major storm as the other sentences were carried out.

    AFP News
  • Germany's Schweinsteiger ends international career

    Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international football on Friday, bringing to an end a glittering career that ended in disappointment with a semi-final exit at Euro 2016 in France. "The historic and emotional high was winning the World Cup in 2014," the Manchester United player added. Schweinsteiger was vice-captain of the national team when Germany edged Argentina in extra-time to claim a fourth World Cup title and took over as captain when his then Bayern Munich team mate Philipp Lahm stood down after the 2014 tournament.

    Reuters
  • IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village

    The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS executed 24 civilians "in the last 24 hours" after taking Buyir from the Syrian Democratic Forces. The village is located some 10 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Manbij, a key waypoint between the Turkish border and the IS de facto capital of Raqa city.

    AFP News
  • Mercedes E-Class launches with advanced tech on board

    The new Mercedes E-Class certainly tries to live up to the billing as the brand’s most intelligent executive saloon.

    Justyn's Car Stuff
  • It’s killing time, Rody tells LGUs

    Several prominent drug lords have started leaving the country upon realizing that President Duterte’s six-year term is “killing time,” the Chief Executive said on Wednesday. Now, they are using modern technology to give orders to their lieutenants,” Duterte told officers of the League of Cities and Provinces of the Philippines. Duterte made the statement as he vowed to destroy the illegal drugs “apparatus” until all of them are wiped out.

    Philippine Star
  • 'Highly likely' Tanzania piece from MH370

    A piece of debris found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Friday, as he defended the Indian Ocean search efforts. The large wing part was brought to Canberra for analysis after it was found by locals on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania last month. In a statement, Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said "it is highly likely that the latest piece of debris being analysed by the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370".

    AFP News
  • MACC deputy chief transferred to Immigration Department

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali will be transferred to the Immigration Department and is due to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Tourist numbers to Spain jump 12 pct in first half of 2016

    The number of tourists visiting Spain jumped by 12 percent in the first six months of 2016, as a mix of economic concerns and fears of extremist attacks continued to drive foreigners away from rival Mediterranean ...

    Associated Press
  • Want a new passport? Better get in line before sunrise

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Knowing the difficulty in applying or renewing their passports, many came to the Immigration offices as early as 5.30am yesterday. Some slept in their vehicles while...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Driver in deadly Taiwan tour bus crash was drunk: probe

    The driver of a tour bus which crashed and caught fire in Taiwan killing dozens of Chinese tourists was drunk when the accident happened, investigators said Friday. Tests on the remains of the driver -- who died in the crash, alongside a local tour guide -- found an alcohol concentration of 1.075 milligrams per litre of breath, prosecutors said in a statement. "He was drunk driving -- a very severe case of drunk driving," said chief investigator Wang Yi-wen.

    AFP News
  • Oil prices sink further as glut worries return

    Oil prices fell further towards the $40 mark in Asia Friday, extending losses to a seventh-straight day on renewed worries about a global supply glut and increased production. The commodity has slipped ...

    AFP
  • P3.8-B train supply deal with Chinese firm OK’d

    The Court of Appeals (CA) has given the Department of Transportation (DOT) the green light on its P3.8-billion deal with a Chinese firm for the supply of brand new trains for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line that has been plagued with glitches over the past year. In a 16-page decision released earlier this week, the 12th Division of the appellate court dismissed the petition of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC) and MRT Holdings II seeking to permanently stop the DOT from proceeding with its contract with Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock for the manufacture and supply of 48 light rail vehicles (LRVs). The CA said only the Supreme Court has the power to stop national government infrastructure projects under Republic Act No. 8975 (Alternative Dispute Resolution Act).

    Philippine Star
  • Next Generation Leaders

    As The Philippine STAR looks back on three decades of history and legacy, we also welcome the next generation of leaders who are poised to make their own. My childhood dream was to be a pilot. For me, success means constantly innovating yourself so that you can continually create value for others.

    Philippine Star
  • China says pressing ahead with own anti-missile system

    China's Defence Ministry confirmed on Thursday that it was pressing ahead with anti-missile system tests after pictures appeared on state television, amid anger at South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile system. An announcement by South Korea and the United States this month that they would deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) unit has drawn protests from China, which warned that the system would destabilize regional security.

    Reuters
  • Road rage killer’s car found

    The manhunt for the Army reservist who killed a bicycle rider in a road rage incident in Quiapo, Manila earlier this week led authorities to Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya where the suspect’s car was recovered yesterday morning. However, combined elements of the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group, Regional Highway Patrol Unit, National Bureau of Investigation, La Union police, and Nueva Vizcaya police missed suspect Vhon Tanto who left his red Hyundai Eeon car with conduction sticker MO-3745 at the house of his brother-in-law Jonathan Leano.

    Philippine Star