Real Madrid have reportedly reached a world record deal in principle to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for 180 million euros ($210m, £160m), closing one of the hottest transfer sagas of the summer. French newspapers Le Parisien and Nice Matin were quick to announce that Monaco had denied the report. Only the rumour mill surrounding Neymar and the massive sums involved have come close to eclipsing the buzz generated by Mbappe in recent weeks.
Police in southwestern China have launched an investigation into an MMA Club, which is allegedly training hundreds of orphaned children to be UFC fighters.
Two Singaporean men have been jailed for providing forged immigration documents and endorsements to foreigners. Daniel Wong Yew Meng, 40, and Ong Tze Meng, 33, had provided the materials to at least five Chinese nationals, according to a news release from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Ong had also helped one of the foreigners to make false statements in her disembarkation forms.
US fashion brand Michael Kors on Tuesday agreed to buy British shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo for almost £900 million ($1.2 billion, 1.0 billion euros). Jimmy Choo -- whose celebrity fans include Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman and Kate Middleton -- is the "ideal partner" for the US handbag and clothing maker, it said in a statement. "The boards of directors of Michael Kors Holdings Limited and Jimmy Choo plc are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition," it added.
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday questioned a move by Thailand's military government to freeze her assets in relation to a $1-billion fine it imposed over her government's rice buying scheme. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha warned Yingluck's supporters against gathering outside the court for the verdict.
Three people were injured after a double-decker SBS Transit bus suddenly ploughed into motorcycles at a junction along Pasir Panjang Road. A video posted by Facebook page Beh Chia Lor on Tuesday (25 July) showed a service 10 bus suddenly running into about three motorcycles while the traffic lights are still red. SCDF said three people were sent to the National University Hospital.
Carmelo Anthony still appears destined for the Houston Rockets, despite rumored interest from the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.