• Singapore's MOU for high-speed railway to Malaysia 'troubling': SDP

    The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the high-speed railway (HSR) between Singapore and Malaysia is “troubling” in light of probes into state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said the SDP.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • IGP: Revealing details of 1MDB probe might send ‘people into hiding’

    PUTRAJAYA, July 26 ― The police do not want to reveal explicit details on their 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe as it might send alleged suspects into hiding, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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
  • Sakho's Liverpool future in doubt after being sent home

    (Reuters) - Mamadou Sakho faces an uncertain future at Liverpool after the defender was sent back to England from the Premier League club's pre-season tour of America. According to British media reports, manager Jurgen Klopp was unhappy with the 26-year-old's attitude during their stay in California and ordered his return to Liverpool. Sakho angered the German manager by turning up late for Liverpool's flight to the United States while last weekend he interrupted Klopp while he was conducting an interview with the club website, the reports said.

    Reuters
  • French priest's throat slit in IS-claimed attack

    The Islamic State group said Tuesday that two of its "soldiers" had attacked a French church, slitting a priest's throat in a country stunned by a series of jihadist attacks. The hostage drama in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray comes with France already shaken to the core after a massacre in the French Riviera city of Nice less than two weeks ago, which left 84 people dead and was also claimed by IS. President Francois Hollande said the two men who stormed a church before killing the elderly Catholic priest had claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group before being shot dead by police.

    AFP News 49 mins ago
  • 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.

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  • First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life.

    Associated Press
  • Shock as peaceful Japanese town wakes to 'unthinkable' disabled centre horror

    By Elaine Lies and Kwiyeon Ha SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - Shock and bewilderment gripped neighbours of a disabled centre in a town near Tokyo on Tuesday after a man stabbed and killed 19 residents in their sleep and wounded dozens more in Japan's worst mass killing in decades. "This kind of thing doesn't happen in Japan. It's unthinkable it happened so close to me," said Masae Mizoguchi, a 78-year-old retiree who lives up the hill from the Tsukui Yamayuri En (Tsukui Lily Garden) facility.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • China-Philippines should 'turn page' on sea row: Kerry

    The Philippines and China should "turn the page" and hold talks over contested areas of the South China Sea after a tribunal shot down Beijing's claims to the strategic waterway, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Relations between China and the Philippines hit a nadir earlier this month after Beijing refused to recognise a UN-backed ruling invalidating its claims to much of the sea. The Philippines, which says it owns areas claimed by China, took the case to a Hague-based tribunal for arbitration.

    AFP News
  • Mass killings rare in Japan, but have happened before

    TOKYO (AP) — A former employee killed 19 people at a home for the mentally disabled early Tuesday morning in Sagamihara, a city 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Tokyo. Mass killings are relatively rare in Japan, but they have happened before:

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Oil hits three-month low on supply glut

    New York oil prices slid Tuesday to a new three-month low, as the market was dogged by resurgent fears over stubborn oversupply. At about 0800 GMT, prices for benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude quoted in New York dived as low as $42.59 per barrel, while Brent crude approached a similar level at $44.28. "Oil prices (fell) to multi-month lows this morning," said Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch.

    AFP News
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • East Coast Rail project wasn’t discussed in Cabinet, works minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof denied today Sarawak Report’s claim that Putrajaya wants to double the cost of the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project from RM30...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Lindsay Lohan wants fiance to seek anger management therapy

    Lindsay Lohan wants her fiance Egor Tarabasov to get professional help to save their relationship.

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  • Royal commission on 1MDB not necessary, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 ― Finance Minister II Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani dismissed today calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to examine allegations of financial misconduct at 1Malaysia...

    The Malay Mail Online