• Great haul of China not assured at Rio

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World badminton will hope a more open field and a European resurgence can inject more excitement at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and help banish memories of London's scandal-plagued tournament where China swept all titles. The genteel racquet sport suffered its greatest Olympic humiliation at London where four pairs in the women's doubles were disqualified for deliberately trying to lose pool matches to secure more favorable draws in the knockout phase. The scandal, which cast a pall over China and two other top Asian teams, prompted a change to the Games format to ensure there can be no repeat of the chaotic scenes at Wembley Arena where spectators jeered and hurled abuse as players dumped successive shots into the net.

    Reuters
  • Car dealers offering buyers to bypass downpayment rule

    Car owners are required to make a 30 or 40 per cent downpayment when buying a car. Some car dealers may be flouting the law by offering buyers downpayment lower than the levels specified under the newly relaxed vehicle financing rules. A check by Yahoo Singapore on popular website sgcarmart revealed that there are dealers offering potential buyers minimum downpayment of 20 per cent or less.

    Safhras Khan
  • What harassment are you facing? IGP asks Dr M

    PUTRAJAYA, July 26 ― The Inspector-General of Police today told Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to list out the intimidation he is allegedly facing from the authorities. Responding to questions on a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Police source: Taman OUG hitman in Datin’s murder didn’t get pay

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — The hitman who pulled the trigger on Datin Wong Siu Ling in the Taman OUG shooting was not paid the RM10,000 he was promised by his hirer, a police source said. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • SONA fashion show gives way to business attire

    Taking a cue from President Duterte’s simple fashion style, most politicians and their families as well as other guests at his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday toned down their usual grandiose outfits and opted for business attire.

    Philippine Star
  • Sara Duterte skips SONA due to health reasons

    Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte did not attend her father’s first State of the Nation Address yesterday as doctors advised her to take a rest shortly after she arrived in Manila yesterday morning. Davao City information officer Jefry Tupas said Sara wanted to be with the President during this historic event, and regrets not being able to do so. Sara was supposed to represent her mother Elizabeth Zimmerman and brothers Vice Mayor Paolo and Sebastian in the event.

    Philippine Star
  • Teresa Kok wins RM350,000 in ISA suit on appeal

    PUTRAJAYA, July 26 ― Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was today awarded RM350,000 by the Court of Appeal in her lawsuit against the government over her arrest and detention under the repealed Internal...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Najib: Stop baseless accusations against Tabung Haji

    PETALING JAYA, July 26 ― Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) is the victim of false allegations that are harmful both to the fund and the Muslim pilgrims who are its contributors, said Prime Minister Datuk...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Prince Harry regrets not opening up about mother's death

    Prince Harry wishes he had spoken to others about the grief he felt over his mother Diana's death sooner.

    Cover Media
  • Tokyo shares suffer third day of losses on yen rally

    Tokyo shares slumped for a third session Tuesday as a rally in the yen hit exporters ahead of closely watched US and Japanese central bank meetings. Traders followed their US counterparts in selling equities, ...

    AFP
  • F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil - reports

    The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais ($36.5 million) in ransom, according to reports in a leading Brazilian news magazine. Aparecida Schunck, the mother of Ecclestone's wife, Fabiana Flosi, was seized on Friday night, Veja and other news organizations reported. Ecclestone, whom Forbes magazine estimates is worth $3.1 billion - along with his family - and one of the most powerful men in sport, married Flosi in 2012, three years after meeting her at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

    Reuters
  • Cash, guns seized from drug lord’s cell in Bilibid

    The police Special Action Force (SAF), which recently took over security at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City, has seized over P1 million in cash, guns, illegal drugs and electronic devices from the cell of a convicted drug lord, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II reported yesterday. The SAF will continue the raids at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), particularly in Building 14 where high-profile convicts are detained. Aguirre said SAF commandos, backed up by an armored vehicle recovered over P1 million from Co in three consecutive days.

    Philippine Star
  • Vietnam warns South China Sea is a 'test' of ASEAN

    Vietnam has warned that the inability of Southeast Asian nations to forge a unified front against Beijing's militarisation of the South China Sea is a "test" of the regional bloc in the face of its greatest security challenge. The unusually strong comments from a key claimant to the contested waters, comes as diplomats meet in Laos for the first summit since a UN-backed tribunal debunked Beijing's legal claim to vast stretches of the strategically vital sea. After talks stuttered on Sunday, Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a late night statement warning that the South China Sea had become "a test case for the unity and the central role of ASEAN".

    AFP News
  • Suasa Airlines under probe for licence-less flight, public warned against buying tickets

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) announced today an investigation against Suasa Airlines Sdn Bhd which flew to Langkawi last week without the necessary licence...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • ‘Kabali’: IGP says advised censors to cut select scenes shot in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has confirmed that police advised against the inclusion of certain scenes from the Tamil blockbuster Kabali. He said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The Latest: Clinton saddened by GOP's 'lock her up' chants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):

    Associated Press
  • Jeremy Renner's ex-wife demanding payment of child support debts

    The actor insists Sonni receives more than enough to cover their daughter's tuition fees.

    Cover Media
  • 7 Korean street food we want to see in Singapore

    It’s no secret that Korean cuisine is a big hit among most Singaporeans.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City restaurant is rebranding

    When the best player in Oklahoma City Thunder history left for the Golden State Warriors several weeks ago, it brought on lots of heartache and more than a few price-cutting super sales. As one of the NBA’s best two or three players, Durant had stronger connections to OKC than most free agents. Now that the Durant name isn’t so strong in OKC, the eatery has closed to rebrand itself.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • ‘Bato’ to promoted cops: Prove you deserve your rank

    Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa urged over 30,000 newly promoted police officers to prove themselves by improving their service to the people and waging an intensified campaign against illegal drugs. “With your promotion, I now expect a stronger and more efficient police service,” he said during the mass promotion ceremony at Camp Crame during yesterday’s weekly flag-raising. Dela Rosa said 30,893 police officers were promoted nationwide, with 2,726 of them commissioned officers or ranked from Inspector to Superintendent.

    Philippine Star