• 'Shocked' S.Korea leader Moon orders probe into U.S. THAAD additions

    By Heekyong Yang and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered a probe after the Defence Ministry failed to inform him that four more launchers for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system had been brought into the country, his spokesman said on Tuesday. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system battery was initially deployed in March in the southeastern region of Seongju with just two of its maximum load of six launchers to counter a growing North Korean missile threat. During his successful campaign for the May 9 presidential election, Moon called for a parliamentary review of the system, whose deployment has also infuriated China, North Korea's lone major ally.

  • Wright concerned over potential Wenger exit

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger would leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" if he decides to quit the Premier League club this week. Wenger met Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday to discuss his future before his contract expires next month. The 67-year-old is also due to attend an Arsenal board meeting on Tuesday when the directors will be told whether he will extend his 21-year reign.

  • Double deaths in Tampines being investigated

    Police are investigating the unnatural deaths of two people whose bodies were discovered in Tampines on Monday night (29 May). Police said they received a call for assistance at Block 520A Tampines Central 8 at 10.58pm. A 49-year-old man was found lying motionless at the foot of the block. Subsequently, the body of a 46-year-old woman was also found in a residential unit in the same block. Both were pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. Earlier this month, a pair of unnatural deaths also occurred in Marsiling. ...

  • ‘Dubai of Malaysia’ developer must face jail over land reclamation, says Guan Eng

    GEORGE TOWN, May 30 - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment must take stern action against those responsible for the illegal reclamation works for the Aman Laut project in Kedah, said...

  • Jaden Smith claims hotel 'spiked' his pancakes: 'I'm surprised I'm still alive'

    Jaden Smith claims he had a near-death experience while in Toronto, Canada. The actor, who is currently filming his latest project in the city, alleged that the Four Seasons Hotel spiked his pancakes with cheese and almost made him sick. "The Four Seasons In Toronto Just Made Me Want to Throw Up On MySelf," The Karate Kid actor wrote on Twitter on 28 May. It has not confirmed if the actor is lactose intolerant or simply doesn't like cheese.

  • Fear, confusion as Philippine Muslim city burns

    Four hungry chickens clawed at rubbish in a deserted street that smelt of corpses as military helicopters skimmed the rooftops firing rockets while the Philippines' most beautiful Muslim city burned. Marawi, a lakeshore city of minarets that is the centre of culture for the mainly Catholic Philippines' Muslim minority, is nearly empty after gunmen wielding black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group went on a rampage last week. Despite a relentless military campaign, an unknown number of gunmen remain held up in pockets of the city and holding hostages, while up to 2,000 residents are trapped.

  • Chinese table tennis gold medallist sued over Singapore gambling debt

    Kong Linghui, one of China's best-known table tennis players and now head coach of the country's national women's team, is facing a HK$2.55 million (254,686 pounds) lawsuit over a gambling debt to a luxury hotel in Singapore, according to a Hong Kong court writ. Singapore has become a playground for Asia's rich and famous, luring cash-rich Chinese gamblers who increasingly turned their attention to the city-state when a crackdown on corruption by Chinese President Xi Jinping took on high-rollers in the nearby gambling hub of Macau. The writ submitted to the court by the Marina Bay Sands hotel said Kong signed a credit agreement two years ago to borrow S$1 million from it.