• Mkhitaryan reaps rewards of United's patience

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he was never concerned about his Manchester United career despite making a slow start to life at Old Trafford.

    AFP News 41 mins ago
  • Malaysia releases Kim Jong Nam's body, citizens in North Korea return

    By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities returned the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, in a deal that secured the release of nine Malaysian citizens held in Pyongyang after a drawn out diplomatic spat. U.S. and South Korean intelligence sources say North Korea masterminded the deadly attack on Kim Jong Nam last month using VX nerve agent, a chemical so toxic that it is on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction. The attack outraged Malaysia and sparked a diplomatic row with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), as North Korea is officially known, resulting in travel bans on both sides and a collapse in their long-standing friendly ties.

    Reuters 53 mins ago
  • Republican disarray deepens as Trump attacks rebel conservatives

    By Susan Cornwell and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday at Republican conservatives who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed, escalating a feud within his party that jeopardizes the new administration's legislative agenda. Trump threatened to try to defeat members of the Freedom Caucus - a bloc of conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives - in next year's congressional elections if they continued to defy him. "The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast.

    Reuters
  • UK's smallest castle on sale for £550,000

    The grade II listed building comes with just a single bedroom, but the decor inside as well as the beautiful grounds make it somewhat of a bargain. The little castle was constructed by British architect Edward Blore in the 1830s. The new owner will be able to enjoy its limestone turrets, and the winding staircase up to the top.

    The Telegraph
  • 'Game of Thrones' trailer offers glimpse at new season

    It is still four months away but excitement was building for "Game of Thrones" Thursday as the latest trailer for the seventh season brought together three main characters.

    AFP News
  • Lallana blow gives Klopp derby headache

    Adam Lallana's thigh injury is a significant setback for Jurgen Klopp as he seeks to strengthen Liverpool's Champions League qualification chances with victory over Everton in Saturday's Merseyside derby. The former Southampton midfielder been one of the most reliable performers this season in a Liverpool side who have lacked consistency, and his absence will be felt keenly as Reds boss Klopp attempts to secure a top-four Premier League finish. United do have two games in hand, but that is no guarantee that they will make up the gap, as they have matches at Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham before the end of the season.

    AFP News 47 mins ago
  • Christie office rejects judge's comments on venomous culture

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration defended itself Thursday against comments made by a federal judge who suggested a venomous climate inside state government led two Christie aides to orchestrate traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge to punish a political rival.

    Associated Press 21 mins ago
  • Penang ‘Datuk’ under five-day MACC custody for corruption probe

    GEORGE TOWN, March 30 ― The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) remanded today a prominent corporate figure who sits on the board of several public-listed firm, including the state water...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef

    Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef. The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations. ...

    Associated Press
  • Woodlands Checkpoint to be extended to Town Centre

    An extension of the Woodlands Checkpoint (WCP) will be built at the Old Woodlands Town Centre (OWTC) as part of efforts to upgrade the WCP, said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Thursday (30 March). An ICA spokesman said that the extension will increase overall clearance capacity and also enhance security. Two lots of private land within the OWTC, located immediately east of the current WCP, will be acquired to build the extension. The spokesman noted that the WCP has to be upgraded to meet growing traffic needs and to ensure that immigration clearance remains secure.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Australians sitting on mountains of cash as wealth outpaces debt

    By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian households saw their wealth balloon to a record A$11.7 trillion (7.21 trillion pounds) last quarter as cash holdings topped a trillion dollars for the first time ever, boding well for spending in the face of tepid wages growth. Thursday's figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed households' net worth, after taking into account all their liabilities, rose 3.6 percent to A$9.4 trillion in the three months to December. This accumulation of wealth is a major reason the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) considers household balance sheets to be in good repair overall, even as they fret about debt-fuelled speculation in the property market.

    Reuters
  • Pakatan facing seat overlaps in all peninsular states

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 ― Negotiations are underway in Pakatan Harapan to address clashes among the four parties that currently exist in every state in west Malaysia, according to Parti Amanah...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Maiden flight of China-built amphibious aircraft set for May

    China's domestically developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, will make its maiden flight in late May from the southern city of Zhuhai, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. China has stepped up research on advanced military equipment as it adopts a more muscular approach to territorial disputes in places such as the busy South China Sea waterway, rattling nerves in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States. The aircraft will take its first flight over land and then another on water in the second half of 2017, Xinhua said, citing its manufacturer, state-owned Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC).

    Reuters
  • Matt Damon: 'Ben Affleck is fantastic after rehab'

    The Argo actor is enjoying spending time with family while his ex is working on location.

    Cover Media
  • South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrested

    South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrived at a detention centre near Seoul early Friday after being arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down. The Seoul Central District Court ordered Park's arrest on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion, and leaking government secrets, after a marathon court hearing the previous day. "It is justifiable and necessary to arrest (Park) as key charges were justified and there is risk of evidence being destroyed," the court said in a statement.

    AFP News
  • Schweinsteiger flummoxed by U.S. World Cup howler

    For all the talk of how the United States has embraced soccer, it became clear there is still some way to go to complete the conversion after newly arrived Bastian Schweinsteiger was asked if he thought his club, Chicago Fire, could win the World Cup. Chicago is a huge sports city, boasting fanatical followers of ice hockey, American football, basketball and baseball. Schweinsteiger, who helped Germany win the sport's ultimate trophy in 2014, was facing the media on Wednesday after his move from Manchester United and though he has excellent English, the midfielder was understandably bemused when asked if he felt his arrival might help Fire win the World Cup.

    Reuters
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: Samsung reveals its long-awaited iPhone killer

    Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, the Korean giant's latest attempt to take on the iPhone. The launch of the device is seen as a crucial moment for Samsung coming after the scandal that saw it forced to recall and cease production of the Galaxy Note 7, its previous top-end phone. The new device comes in two sizes, the 5.8-inch S8 and the 6.2-inch S8+.

    The Telegraph
  • Breaking trans barriers one barbell at a time in Vietnam

    It feels strange, but a few times each year Vietnamese bodybuilder Kendy Nguyen must strap a bikini top over his rock-hard pecs and pretend for a day he is once again a woman. "It's weird to wear the uniform during competition, I don't really like it, but because (bodybuilding) is my passion, I accept it," said 28-year-old Kendy, wearing a black sleeveless shirt showing off his bulging biceps. With more than 6,000 Facebook followers, an outspoken nature and Adonis-like physique, Kendy is breaking transgender barriers in communist Vietnam.

    AFP News
  • For Ivanka Trump, rising profile comes with backlash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — She has a West Wing office, facetime with world leaders and unrivaled access to the president. And as Ivanka Trump's White House role grows, so does the backlash.

    Associated Press
  • Indonesian man found dead inside giant python

    An Indonesian farmer has been discovered inside the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was caught near where the man vanished while harvesting his crops, an official said Wednesday. "We were immediately suspicious that the snake had swallowed Akbar because around the site we found palm fruit, his harvesting tool and a boot," said Junaidi, a senior village official, who like many Indonesians goes by only one name. The breed of snake, which regularly tops 20 feet, is commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines.

    AFP News