• NUS Responds: Sexual Freshman Orientation Activities “Neither Approved Nor Endorsed”

    Amid reports of freshman orientation activities in the National University of Singapore turning sexual and several NUS students defending these offensive actions, the university’s acting provost has issued an internal email condemning the turn of events. In an email to NUS students issued Tuesday evening, acting provost Prof Bernard Tan said that the university expects orientation activities to be respectful of the dignity of all participants, regardless of gender. Prof Tan elaborated that the NUS’ Office of Student Affairs (OSA) conducts briefing sessions for students leading orientation activities, and warns them of dos and don’ts including examples of inappropriate activities.

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  • 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
  • Priest's throat slit in France church attack: what we know so far

    An elderly priest had his throat slit in a church in northern France on Tuesday after two men stormed the building and took hostages. The attack in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray came as France was still coming to terms with the massacre in the French Riviera city of Nice claimed by the Islamic State group. The victim was father Jacques Hamel, a semi-retired assistant parish priest, according to the archbishop of nearby Rouen Dominique Lebrun.

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  • What harassment are you facing? IGP asks Dr M

    PUTRAJAYA, July 26 ― The Inspector-General of Police today told Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to list out the intimidation he is allegedly facing from the authorities. Responding to questions on a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • What Verizon's acquisition means for Yahoo users

    If you have a Yahoo email account or regularly visit services like Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, you might be wondering what will happen to the once-venerable brand once Verizon takes over. Neither company ...

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  • 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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  • U.S. tells China that anti-missile system not a threat

    South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defence system does not threaten China's security, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday at the end of a visit to China by U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The announcement by South Korea and the United States this month that they would deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) unit has already drawn protests from China that it would destabilise regional security.

    Reuters
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • SONA to ‘awaken the patriot’ in Pinoys

    It’s a 38-minute address written by the President himself, and he expects the speech to stir the patriotism of every Filipino. President Duterte will deliver today his much-anticipated first State of the Nation Address (SONA), which Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said was so stirring it moved him to tears. “The address of the President, personally written by the President, will be a very powerful speech that will awaken the patriot in every Filipino,” Andanar told a press conference yesterday in Davao City.

    Philippine Star
  • Teresa Kok wins RM350,000 in ISA suit on appeal

    PUTRAJAYA, July 26 ― Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was today awarded RM350,000 by the Court of Appeal in her lawsuit against the government over her arrest and detention under the repealed Internal...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Smelly 'Corpse Flower' About to Bloom in NYC: How to Watch It Live

    The stench of rotting flesh will soon permeate the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), possibly today (July 25), when a rare plant known as a corpse flower blooms and releases an odor similar to that of putrefying flesh, botanists say. Despite the stench, horticulturalists and the public are flocking to see it, partly because the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum — a scientific name that translates to "giant misshapen phallus") blooms only for a few days once every seven to 10 years, representatives from the NYBG said. "Perhaps [people come] because it is one of the largest flowers in the world, and its blooming cycle is unpredictable," NYBG representatives said in a statement.

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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.

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  • Italians taking Olympic Village repairs into their own hands

    Unsatisfied with the state of their portion of the Olympic Village, members of the Italian national Olympic committee, CONI, did not wait for repairs on a few apartments on their block. Instead, they hired contractors to complete the job that Rio has not been able to finish with athletes just days away from traveling to the Olympic host city in droves. “Manual workers, electricians, plumbers and bricklayers – hired by CONI officials there as a matter of urgency – have been working over the past few days so that the athletes’ accommodation can be brought up to normal conditions as soon as possible,” said Italian Olympic team leader Carlo Mornati.

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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