• France church attackers 'smiled' and spoke of Koran

    The two nuns who were in the church when Father Jacques Hamel was killed, his throat slit on the altar, said the men appeared aggressive and nervous during the attack at the Eglise Saint-Etienne in Normandy on July 26. Then, one of the attackers seemed pleased. Not a smile of triumph, but a soft smile, that of someone who is happy," nun Sister Huguette Peron told Catholic newspaper La Vie on Friday.

    AFP News
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared ...

    Associated Press
  • Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution?

    Associated Press
  • Road rage killer nabbed in Masbate

    A “villain’s welcome” consisting of “words and looks that could kill,” courtesy of the nation’s top cop himself, awaits the Army reservist who gunned down a bicycle rider in Quiapo, Manila last Monday night. The manhunt for Vhon Martin Tanto ended with his arrest by Army intelligence agents in Milagros, Masbate before noon yesterday. Tanto still had a blackened left eye, reportedly resulting from his scuffle with his victim Mark Vincent Garalde, and was wearing a wristband of President Duterte when a joint team of Army intelligence agents and local police found him in a house in Barangay Poblacion East, Milagros at around 11:40 a.m.

    Philippine Star
  • Najib: 1MDB not directly involved in US DOJ suit

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is not directly involved in the civil suit filed by the US Department of Justice...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Ibrahimovic delighted to make United debut in front of fellow Swedes

    Veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he is delighted his compatriots will get to see the moment 'everyone has been waiting for', namely his debut for new club Manchester United in his homeland on Saturday. Ibrahimovic will lead United's frontline in the pre-season friendly with Turkish side Galatasaray in Gothenburg, Sweden, after missing the club's trip to China. Ibrahimovic, who has had to wait till the end of his career to play in the Premier League having won titles in Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands, said it pleased him his compatriots would be the ones to see him don the United shirt for the first time since arriving on a free transfer from French champions Paris Saint Germain.

    AFP News
  • Matt Damon will be forever indebted to Tommy Lee Jones

    Matt Damon has thanked Tommy Lee Jones for kick-starting his Hollywood career.

    Cover Media
  • 2 ‘narco generals’ face trial – Napolcom

    There is prima facie evidence to justify the filing of criminal charges against two of three active police generals publicly tagged by President Duterte as protectors of drug syndicates, Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno announced yesterday. “There’s prima facie evidence for a trial, to start a trial,” Sueno said, citing findings by the National Police Commission (Napolcom), which is under his department. While Sueno declined to name the two generals, his statement hinted they could be former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Joel Pagdilao and former Quezon City Police District director Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio.

    Philippine Star
  • British MP ‘deeply concerned’ over China propaganda video

    A British MP has complained about appearing in a video promoting Beijing’s claims in the disputed South China Sea, saying she was “deeply concerned” that her words had been misrepresented. Catherine West, a foreign affairs spokeswoman from the main opposition Labour Party specializing in the Asia-Pacific region, is briefly quoted in the video. The video shows white-sand beaches and crystal-blue waters, but conveniently omits images of the artificial islands Beijing has built in the  strategically vital waters also claimed by the Philippines and Vietnam, among others.

    Philippine Star
  • Malaysian singer Shila Amzah is face of Monspace Sky Airlines, spokesman confirms

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Malaysian celebrity Shila Amzah is the ambassador for Monspace Sky Airlines that was launched last Friday, a spokesman for the singer said today. The spokesman...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • High speed chase in Penang

    GEORGE TOWN, July 30 — Police are on a manhunt for several assailants who had opened fire at them during a high-speed chase on the Seberang Perai highway on Thursday night. Police had earlier...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • New parking rates effective Monday

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Motorists can heave a sigh of relief as authorities announced new parking rates for the city’s public parking bays, which come into force on Monday. In most areas,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Indian star Chopra won't compromise: she wants lots of babies

    Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra is not making any compromises in swapping Bollywood for Hollywood. The former Miss World, who has won an army of fans in the US since taking the lead in the American spy thriller television series "Quantico" last year, refuses to be stereotyped by her beauty or her origins.

    AFP News
  • Mercedes E-Class launches with advanced tech on board

    The new Mercedes E-Class certainly tries to live up to the billing as the brand’s most intelligent executive saloon.

    Justyn's Car Stuff
  • Adam Silver doesn't love the 1+1 deals signed by LeBron and Durant

    One of the weirdest things about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors is that he’s not committed to his new club past the 2016-17 season. Durant signed a two-year deal with Golden State that includes a player option on the second season, and no one believes he’ll actually accept it. LeBron James has signed similar deals with the Cleveland Cavaliers in each of the past two offseasons, and he figures to do the same thing in upcoming weeks in advance of getting his own record-shattering contract next summer.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village

    The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS executed 24 civilians "in the last 24 hours" after taking Buyir from the Syrian Democratic Forces. The village is located some 10 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Manbij, a key waypoint between the Turkish border and the IS de facto capital of Raqa city.

    AFP News
  • Spice Girls trio to earn $14 million each for one-off gig

    The pop stars are looking to cash in big time at their huge anniversary concert next summer (17).

    Cover Media
  • 'Highly likely' Tanzania piece from MH370

    A piece of debris found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Friday, as he defended the Indian Ocean search efforts. The large wing part was brought to Canberra for analysis after it was found by locals on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania last month. In a statement, Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said "it is highly likely that the latest piece of debris being analysed by the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370".

    AFP News
  • NUS calls off freshmen orientation activities

    The National University of Singapore (NUS) has called off its annual Orientation Week in the wake of media reports and complaints about inappropriate activities being carried out for freshmen. With immediate effect, “all student-organised team-building activities for freshmen are suspended until further notice”, said an NUS press release issued on Friday (29 July). All formal freshmen activities, such as the Rag and Flag fundraising activities, will go on.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Derrick Rose loses motion, will face trial in civil gang-rape suit

    Derrick Rose is displayed on the screen of a video camera as he speaks during a news conference at Madison Square Garden, Friday, June 24, 2016, in New York. A federal judge on Wednesday denied Derrick Rose’s motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit alleging he and two other men drugged a woman, broke into her apartment and raped her, meaning the case against the New York Knicks point guard will proceed to trial.

    Ball Don't Lie