• 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

    Associated Press
  • Singapore confirms Zika spread; U.S. and other countries issue travel warnings

    By Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant to avoid travel to the city-state. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has caused explosive outbreaks in the Americas and the Caribbean since late last year, poses a particular risk to pregnant women because it can cause microcephaly, a severe birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. On Tuesday, the United States warned pregnant women not to travel to Singapore, joining Australia, Taiwan and South Korea.

    Reuters
  • 26 more Zika cases confirmed in Singapore, more areas affected

    The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed another 26 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus cases in Singapore, as of 12pm on Tuesday (30 August).

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Sheng Siong case: Accomplice says accused threatened to expose sexual relationship

    The accused in the Sheng Siong kidnapping case was a former lover who later became a “godbrother”, said the accomplice about his relationship with Lee Sze Yong. Heng Chen Boon said on Tuesday (30 August) that Lee, 44, asked him for help to kidnap Ng Lye Poh, the mother of Lim Hock Chee, who is the owner of the Sheng Siong supermarket chain. The 51-year-old accomplice, who was testifying in the High Court on the first day of Lee’s trial, was previously sentenced to three years’ jail for his role in abducting Ng on 8 January 2014.

    Safhras Khan
  • Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple

    In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law — and its government insists it doesn't ...

    Associated Press
  • Mel C: 'I will never be a part of Spice Girls reunion'

    The 42-year-old confessed it was one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make.

    Cover Media
  • The Punjabi in Yap Ah Loy’s temple in KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Like the 152-year-old Sin Sze Si Ya temple she takes care of, Ranjit Kaur is a bit of a “hidden gem.” The temple is set back from the busy Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and most...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Duterte to De Lima: Resign, hang yourself

    If I were De Lima, I’d hang myself. As she faces allegations of immorality and protecting drug lords operating from the national penitentiary, President Duterte has advised Sen. Leila de Lima to resign and hang herself. Duterte yesterday told De Lima to resign, a day after Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Malacañang is leaving it up to the Senate to decide on what to do with the senator.

    Philippine Star
  • Arsenal splash out on Mustafi and Perez

    Arsenal have signed Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. No financial details were disclosed but British media said the fee for Mustafi was 35 million pounds ($45.76 million) and Perez cost 17 million. Mustafi has been at Valencia for the past two seasons while Perez joined Deportivo La Coruna in August 2015.

    Reuters
  • 911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

    Friends and relatives of patrons trapped in a gay Florida nightclub where a mass shooting left 49 people dead asked police dispatchers why it was taking so long for their loved ones to be rescued. Audio ...

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  • Nazri calls Syed Sadiq just ‘little boy’, not worthy of response

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 ― Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today said he was uninterested in answering Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over his criticism of Umno, saying the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Ivanovic not ready to join husband Schweinsteiger in retirement

    Former world number one Ana Ivanovic suffered a fourth successive defeat Tuesday but insisted she is not about to follow football star husband Bastian Schweinsteiger into international retirement. The 2008 French Open champion did admit, however, that she would be forced to "reassess" her faltering career after giving up a 5-3 lead and squandering a set point before losing 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 to Denisa Allertova at the US Open. "It's been very frustrating not getting anything in return, because I really feel like I invested my heart." Tuesday's loss was also Ivanovic's second successive first round exit in New York.

    AFP News
  • Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis

    By Erik Kirschbaum and Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to be published on Wednesday. Merkel, who has faced criticism in Germany for launching her policies of welcoming refugees a year ago, also told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that Germany and the EU will need patience and endurance in dealing with migration of people to Europe. "There are political issues that one can see coming but don't really register with people at that certain moment - and in Germany we ignored both the problem for too long and blocked out the need to find a pan-European solution," she said.

    Reuters
  • Fergie credits husband for her comeback

    The former Black Eyed Peas singer took a break from the limelight in 2011 because she was exhausted.

    Cover Media
  • Philippines says China must recognise South China Sea ruling

    China will be the "loser" if it does not recognise an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday. An arbitration court in The Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea and it had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights. China has ignored the ruling that none of its claims in the disputed Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile (320 km) exclusive economic zone.

    Reuters
  • Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

    The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the ...

    Associated Press
  • Nepal bans Indian police couple for faking Everest climb

    Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on an Indian couple who faked photographs purporting to show them at the top of Mount Everest, an official said on Tuesday. Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, both police constables, said they reached the top of the world's highest mountain on May 23. Nepal's tourism department initially certified their claim but later conducted an investigation.

    AFP News
  • Alleged drug lord, wife gunned down in Aklan

    Three days after turning himself in to authorities to deny his links to illegal drugs, a businessman was mortally wounded by gunmen who also shot dead his wife shortly after the couple disembarked from a vessel at a port in Malay, Aklan before dawn yesterday. Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam had just disembarked from a 2Go roll-on-roll-off vessel at the Caticlan Jetty Port when the attack occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Odicta, also known by the moniker “Dragon,” was earlier identified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA-6) as one of two top drug dealers operating mainly in the province of Iloilo.

    Philippine Star
  • Merdeka won by tact, not force

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — When the clock struck 12 last night, it signalled the 59th year of good chemistry between the races forged by first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In crying out...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although...

    The Malay Mail Online