• North Korea 'tests ballistic missile' amid reports Pyongyang stating war 'imminent'

    North Korea test-fires ballistic missile Trump says North Korea 'disrespected the wishes of China' Reports Pyongyang saying war 'imminent' North Korea: attempts to get rid of nuclear weapons 'wild dream' North Korea could develop a missile capable of reaching the US warns Homeland Security Secretary

    The Telegraph
  • Appeals panel to probe chess girl’s pullout, tournament organiser says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — The controversial withdrawal of a promising chess player midway through her game in Putrajaya two weeks ago will be investigated by an Appeals Committee, the organisers...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Philippine army: Militant blamed for death of US soldier slain

    The Philippine military said Saturday it had killed a senior commander of an Islamic militant group behind a 2002 bombing that claimed the life of a US Special Forces commando. Abu Sayyaf group leader Alhabsy Misaya was killed in a military operation on Friday on the gunmen's southern island stronghold of Jolo, a military statement said. "Troops from assigned Philippine Marine units killed the Abu Sayyaf extremist commander who is considered to be one of the most notorious kidnappers in (the) southern Philippines," it added.

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  • 12-year-old forced to quit chess tournament over ‘seductive’ dress

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — A 12-year-old girl was forced to pull out from a chess tournament in Putrajaya as the tournament director allegedly found her dress to be “seductive” and a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • No public scholarship for top student

    IPOH, April 29 — One of the country’s SPM top scorer is devastated when she did not get a Public Services Department scholarship despite obtaining 11A+. Eighteen-year-old Teh Xin Yi, formerly...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Chinese snooker world watches idol Ding with high hopes

    At the World Snooker College in Beijing, students train eight hours a day and the green felt tables rarely fall silent. The finals on Saturday night, China time, are a chance for retribution for Ding, who became the first Asian to reach the world final last year before losing 18-14 to Selby. For the students, teachers and fans in China, it's a chance to watch their idol bring home glory and potentially provide a fillip to the game.

    Reuters
  • First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

    Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip, becoming the world's second-longest rail route. The journey is the latest effort in China's drive to strengthen trade links with western Europe along a modern-day "Silk Road" route. "The train arrived at around 9:30am (0130 GMT) to Yiwu on Saturday," the Yiwu Tianmeng Industry Company told AFP.

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  • Southeast Asia faces 'massive' drugs menace: Duterte

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Southeast Asian leaders Saturday they were facing a "massive" illegal drug menace that could destroy their societies, as he called for a united response. Duterte, who has faced international condemnation for his own crackdown on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives, also insisted that outsiders should not interfere in Southeast Asia's affairs. "The illegal drug trade is massive but it is not impregnable," Duterte said in a speech to open an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders summit.

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  • Man Utd boss Mourinho sets sights on Liverpool and Arsenal

    Jose Mourinho identified Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester United's chief rivals for Champions League qualification following his side's 0-0 draw at fellow top-four contenders Manchester City. Thursday's stalemate at the Etihad Stadium left United just a point below local foes City, who occupy the Premier League's fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth.

    AFP News
  • Credit Suisse bosses grilled over bonuses after 2016 losses

    By Joshua Franklin and Oliver Hirt ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse's top managers and board of directors were grilled by shareholders on Friday over the Swiss bank's decision to pay out millions in bonuses despite losing 2.7 billion Swiss francs (2.1 billion pounds) last year. Unrest over pay packets at Switzerland's second-biggest bank had already pressured Credit Suisse's senior management team, led by Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, to take a voluntary 40 percent bonus cut. "Let's put an end to the robber barons!" investor activist Hans-Jacob Heitz urged shareholders at Credit Suisse's annual general meeting in which others also criticised the payouts.

    Reuters
  • Hailee Steinfeld embraces her barefaced beauty

    Hailee Steinfeld relies on music as a form of escapism when working out.

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  • 508-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster Had 50 Legs and Giant Claws

    A 508-million-year-old critter — one that looks like a weird lobster with 50 legs, two claws and a tent-like shell — is the oldest known arthropod with mandibles on record, a new study finds. Arthropods are a group of invertebrates that includes spiders, insects and crustaceans. Many arthropods, including flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes, have mandibles — appendages that can grasp, crush and cut food.

    LiveScience.com
  • 'Horrifying' execution of US inmate: lawyer

    The last of four US prisoners rushed to death by the state of Arkansas after intense legal battles, jerked and convulsed in a "horrifying" end to his life, his lawyer said Friday, as the UN and EU renewed their opposition to the death penalty. Kenneth Williams, a 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer, was the last of four inmates put to death over the space of a week -- the first such executions by the conservative southern state since 2005. "Press reports state that within three minutes into the execution, our client began coughing, convulsing, jerking and lurching with sound that was audible even with the microphone turned off," lawyer Shawn Nolan said in a statement.

    AFP News
  • Salary adjustment for Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore to take effect on Labor Day

    SINGAPORE — Effective May 1, 2017, the monthly salary of Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore will be adjusted from the previous 550 Singapore dollars to 570 Singapore dollars, as announced by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Singapore. The labor office says the salary adjustment is due to the increase in exchange rates of the […] The post Salary adjustment for Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore to take effect on Labor Day appeared first on UNTV News.

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  • Vettel keeps Ferrari on top in final Russian practice

    By Alan Baldwin SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One frontrunner Sebastian Vettel kept Ferrari ahead of champions Mercedes in final Russian Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The German, who is seven points clear of Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton after winning two of the first three races, lapped the Sochi street circuit with a fastest time of one minute 34.001 seconds on the ultrasoft tires. Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen was second on the timesheets, 0.337 slower than the four-times world champion, with compatriot Valtteri Bottas third for Mercedes.

    Reuters
  • Strong quake off Philippines damages buildings: officials

    A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines early Saturday, officials said, damaging several buildings and injuring two people as panicked residents fled the coast following a tsunami warning. US authorities warned of potential hazardous waves in the southern region of Mindanao and Indonesia after the quake hit at 4:23 am (2023 GMT Friday), but the tsunami alert was lifted less than two hours later. Residents were jolted from their beds and ran onto the streets as the earthquake shook the area, leaving cracks in a hospital, two government buildings and a port, as well as triggering the collapse of at least one house and causing a brief power outage.

    AFP News
  • Freida Pinto so 'proud' of ex-boyfriend Dev Patel

    The star has little advice on how to keep a break-up amicable.

    Cover Media
  • German airlines to scrap 'two-person' cockpit rule

    German airlines will no longer require two people to be in the cockpit at all times, an industry group said Friday, abandoning a rule introduced after a deadly crash in 2015. "An evaluation has shown that the two-person rule does not increase security, rather other risks to air security arise," the statement from the German Aviation Association (BDL) said. The requirement to have two people in the cockpit at all times was introduced after Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew a passenger plane into a French mountainside, killing 144 passengers and six crew in March 2015.

    AFP News
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ review: The future is here

    The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the most important phones Samsung has ever made. In case you've been living under a rock this period, Samsung's last phone, the Galaxy Note7, was a complete disaster, thanks to a crucial design flaw that caused its battery to spontaneously catch fire and explode. In an unprecedented move, Samsung had to recall the phone twice, and was eventually forced to cancel the device entirely, handing out refunds to millions of customers, and costing the company billions of dollars in the process.

    HardwareZone
  • Trademark Style: Why No One's Naming Their Baby Ivanka

    Ivanka Trump just had to trademark her name in China to avoid copyright copycats, but she doesn't have to worry that new parents will infringe on her turf: The name Ivanka is wildly unpopular in the United States. In 2015, only about 20 in 1 million babies were named Ivanka, according to U.S. Social Security Administration data. In 2016, pregnancy and parenting site BabyCenter saw a spike in interest in the name Ivanka, possibly driven by the soon-to-be first daughter, but the name fell nearly 1,800 spots in popularity so far this year, and now sits at No. 3,818 in that site's popularity ranking.

    LiveScience.com