• Donald Trump 'printed out fake £300bn Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel'

    Donald Trump reportedly gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a bill for £300bn when the pair met recently to cover contributions he believes are owed to Nato. One German minister described the reported move by Mr Trump as "outrageous". Nato countries pledged in 2014 to spend two per cent of their GDP on defence, something only a handful of nations – including the UK, Greece, Poland and Estonia – currently do.

    The Independent
  • Thiago is Spain's heir to Xavi but a painful reminder for Barca

    By Rik Sharma MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona and Spain have been searching for a player to hold their teams together like glue, orchestrating the midfield as Xavi Hernandez used to do for club and country. Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara seems the natural heir to Xavi, who left Barcelona in 2015 having retired from Spanish international the previous year.

    Reuters
  • Dr M: I thought Nazri would announce Umno resignation in Padang Rengas meet

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed he was expecting Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz to announce his resignation from Umno when the two met in Padang Renggas last week. The former...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The 10 Best Used Cars Under P100,000

    Today’s cars may be better than ever, but they are also more expensive than ever. With even the most decent small cars rarely going below the P500,000 mark, it’s a ... The post The 10 Best Used Cars Under P100,000 appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. causes outrage after pulling up Sarah Paulson's dress

    Fans have branded the actor disrespectful and "gross" for exposing Sarah Paulson's legs on stage.

    Cover Media
  • Samsung Electronics says to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to fire-prone batteries. The Note 7s were permanently scrapped in October, roughly two months from the launch of the near-$900 devices, as more of the phones self-combusted despite a global recall initiated in September. A subsequent probe found manufacturing problems in batteries supplied by two different companies - Samsung SDI Co Ltd and Amperex Technology Ltd. Analysis from Samsung and independent researchers found no other problems in the Note 7 devices except the batteries, raising speculation that Samsung will recoup some of its losses by selling refurbished Note 7s.

    Reuters
  • Ancient Rock Carvings Depicting Masked People Discovered in Egypt

    The image, discovered recently by archaeologists, provides a tantalizing glimpse of Egypt's Neolithic period, or Stone Age. It likely dates back to the latter half of the fourth millennium B.C., said Ludwig Morenz, an Egyptologist at the University of Bonn in Germany. The depiction of a masked dancer in this era is particularly fascinating, Morenz told Live Science.

    LiveScience.com
  • Man caught ‘holding eight women captive at luxury home and calling them his diamond kitties’

    An alleged human-trafficker in the US is facing more than 200 years in prison after he was accused of holding eight women he referred to as his “diamond kitties” captive. Kenndric Roberts, 33, lured the women online to a rented $1m (£800,000) home in Atlanta, Georgia, with the promise of modelling work. According to NBC News, police reported a claim by one woman that Kendrick had threatened her on numerous occasions including one instance “where he stated he was going to pay someone to cut her chest open, take out the implants and cut her up”.

    The Independent
  • Vietnamese killed himself in Japan immigration centre, community leader says

    By Minami Funakoshi and Thomas Wilson TOKYO (Reuters) - A Vietnamese man held in a solitary cell at an immigration detention centre in Japan committed suicide, a Vietnamese community leader said, raising fresh questions over conditions in the country's detention facilities. Nguyen The Hung killed himself on Saturday at the East Japan Immigration Center in Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of the capital, Tokyo, said Tam Tri Thich, a Buddhist nun who said she received the information from the Vietnamese embassy in Tokyo. The Vietnamese embassy could not immediately be reached for comment.

    Reuters
  • Wong: Not all old HDB flats are eligible for SERS

    Do not assume that all old HDB flats are automatically eligible for en bloc, cautioned National Development Minister Lawrence Wong in a recent blog post...

    Property Guru
  • Indonesian girl howls through circumcision as debate heats up

    Indonesian toddler Salsa Djafar was wearing a glittering golden crown decorated with ribbons and a shiny purple dress to mark a special occasion -- her circumcision day. At the celebrations attended by relatives, shrieks filled the modest, yellow-walled house in remote Gorontalo province as a traditional healer covered the 18-month-old girl with a white sheet and sliced skin off her genitals. "It's hard to see her crying like this, but it is tradition," her father Arjun Djafar, a 23-year-old labourer, told AFP at last month's ceremony.

    AFP News
  • United Airlines bans female passengers from flight because they wore leggings

    A United Airlines agent stopped two girls from flying because they were wearing leggings, Twitter user and activist Shannon Watts said on Sunday, sparking a firestorm of backlash online for policing women’s clothing. Another girl wearing grey leggings had to change before she was allowed to board her flight at Denver International Airport. The witness said the girl appeared to be 10 years old and was attempting to fly from Denver to Minneapolis.

    The Independent
  • Minister: No manipulation of PISA data, but Malaysia can’t repeat ‘technical’ mistake

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — The federal government did not doctor the data used for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), but should learn from the technical problems blamed for...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Death of man who jumped from flat after stabbing his ex ruled a suicide

    Tang Siong Beng, 40, decided to threaten the woman, identified only as N, with a knife and force his way into her flat. Tang’s death was ruled a suicide by State Coroner (SC) Marvin Bay on Monday (27 March) during a coroner’s inquiry. The court heard that Tang entered into a relationship with N in August 2015.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Antonio Banderas underwent surgery after suffering heart attack

    The actor attributed the health scare to stress.

    Cover Media
  • Joe Biden: I regret not running for president – because I could have won

    Joe Biden: ‘Do I regret not being president? Joe Biden believes he could have won the presidency in 2016, had he made it through a tough Democratic primary. Barack Obama’s vice-president also hopes Donald Trump, who has had a tempestuous first two months in office since beating Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, “grows into the job a little bit”.

    The Guardian
  • Hyundai suspends China plant for a week amid diplomatic stand-off

    By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor on Monday said it had suspended production at one of its Chinese factories for a week, fuelling concern that a diplomatic standoff may be hurting sales in the automaker's top market. South Korean companies, from cosmetics firms to retailers, say they are being targeted in China because of Beijing's objections to a planned deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea. China worries the system's powerful radar can penetrate its territory.

    Reuters
  • How 82 seconds of hell started with a WhatsApp message

    At the Preston Park Hotel in Brighton on Wednesday morning, Adrian Ajao was chatting with hotel staff about his plans for the day as he checked out at reception. Across the river, Spanish teacher Aysha Frade was in the middle of lessons at DLD College near Waterloo Station.

    The Telegraph
  • Toshiba wants Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday - source

    By Kentaro Hamada and Taro Fuse TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp wants its U.S nuclear unit to file for Chapter 11 protection from creditors as early as Tuesday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, seeking a quick ringfencing of losses before the Japanese parent's financial year ends. While a Westinghouse bankruptcy filing would help limit future losses for Toshiba, it still falls far short of drawing a line under its problems. Any filing would trigger complex negotiations between Toshiba, the nuclear unit and creditors, and could embroil the U.S and Japanese governments given the scale of the collapse and U.S. state loan guarantees for new reactors.

    Reuters
  • Home ownership now out of reach for most young people, study finds

    Home ownership is increasingly out of reach for young people without “the bank of Mum and Dad”, a study warns today – demanding “radical action” from the Government. Its chairman, former Labour cabinet minister Alan Milburn, urged the Government to see the gloomy picture for young people as a wake-up call or hopes for greater social mobility would be undermined. “Home ownership helps unlock high levels of social mobility but it is in free-fall among young families,” he said.

    The Independent