• New Nokia 3310 is released today: Where can I buy it and how much does it cost?

    Nokia's  relaunch of the classic Nokia 3310 goes on sale today, May 24. The nostalgic phone, first released in 2000, has been revamped with more than ten times the battery life, a camera and a colour screen.

  • Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters - NYT

    U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, the New York Times said, comments likely to raise questions about his handling of sensitive information. Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible because of its nuclear and missile programmes and that all options are on the table but that he wants to resolve the crisis diplomatically. North Korea has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter U.S. aggression.

  • The US is finally telling the public who overstays their visas the most-and it’s not Mexicans

    For years, the best-and virtually only-publicly released statistic tracking illegal immigration in the US has been the number of people caught at the southern border. Now, the US Department of Homeland Security is scrutinizing a lesser known type of undocumented immigrant: the one who comes in legally. In a new report released May 22, the…

  • Ex-aviation security officer fined $4,000 for taking unattended bag

    As an aviation security officer at Changi Airport, Koh Seok Ngoh’s duties included reporting any suspicious unattended bags. Koh, who was employed by Certis Cisco at the time, pleaded guilty to one charge of dishonestly misappropriating the bag and was fined $4,000 by District Judge Adam Nakhoda on Wednesday (24 May). Reading from the statement of facts, Deputy Public Prosecutor Parvathi Menon said that the bag belonged to Ajay Bhaskar, an Indian national who had earlier arrived at Terminal 3 with his family.

  • Plane skids off Hong Kong runway in heavy rain

    A plane veered off the runway at Hong Kong airport Wednesday after heavy rain lashed the area, forcing the temporary closure of the airstrip and delaying scores of flights. The China Eastern Airlines flight from Nanjing, which had 141 people on board, skidded onto a grass area as it was taxiing to the gate, Hong Kong's Airport Authority said. Hong Kong, a major transport hub for Asia, issued this year's first "black rainstorm warning" -- the highest of three heavy rain signals -- before midday Wednesday, which saw several schools closed for the afternoon.

  • Mourinho bets the house on Europa League glory

    Though he denies it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has gambled the club's season on the outcome of Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm. Having missed out on Champions League qualification via the Premier League, United must beat Ajax at the Friends Arena to secure a return to Europe's elite competition. Mourinho has made his priorities clear in recent weeks by resting players for league fixtures, but he claims United's injury problems left him with no choice.

  • Hard times: Japanese yakuza arrested for stealing food

    Life as a Japanese "yakuza" mobster is getting so hard that some are resorting to shoplifting food to stay in business. Two members of an organised crime gang were arrested for allegedly trying to steal grocery items worth 76,120 yen ($683) at a mall in the central Japanese city of Nagoya, police told AFP on Wednesday. "They are members of an affiliated gang group of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi," a police spokesman said, referring to an organisation that split off from the country's biggest yakuza crime syndicate, Yamaguchi-gumi, in 2015.