• North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

    North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse. In its first comments on the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, KCNA said Malaysia bore responsibility for the death, and accused it of conspiring with South Korea. "Malaysia is obliged to hand his body to the DPRK (North Korea) side as it made an autopsy and forensic examination of it in an illegal and immoral manner", the North's Korean Jurists Committee said, in comments carried by the state-run news agency.

    AFP News 30 mins ago
  • Marina Bay bumboat blaze: Narcotics found in boatman's system, fire deliberately set

    The blaze at Marina Bay was visible from as far away as the Central Business District. The pilot of a river taxi that dramatically caught fire on the Singapore River last July had traces of narcotics in his system, said police investigators at a Coroner’s Inquiry on Thursday (23 February). Investigations also found that the late Ong Hock Long, 33, had debts and that the blaze had been deliberately set.

    Yahoo News Singapore 54 mins ago
  • Rooney's agent in China for transfer talks

    Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford held talks in China on Thursday amid mounting speculation over the Manchester United captain's future, British media said. Rooney, 31, has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho heightening expectations he could leave United for the mega-rich Chinese Super League. Guangzhou Evergrande, Beijing Guoan, Jiangsu Suning and Tianjin Quanjian are said to be among those interested in United's all-time top scorer.

    AFP News 53 mins ago
  • Four Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million: Oxfam

    The four richest Indonesians are wealthier than the poorest 100 million people in the country, a study has found, highlighting how huge numbers have been left behind as the economy booms. Oxfam said that President Joko Widodo had failed to fulfil pledges to fight inequality and called on the government to urgently increase spending on public services and make corporations and the wealthy pay more tax. Indonesia has enjoyed an economic boom that has reduced the number of people living in extreme poverty but the gap between rich and poor has risen faster than in any other Southeast Asian country in the past 20 years, the Oxfam study said.

    AFP News
  • KL Bar election: First female lawyer elected as chairman

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Lawyer Goh Siu Lin today became the first female to win the chairman post in the Kuala Lumpur Bar committee, besting two other contenders for the position. Outgoing KL...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war

    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.

    Associated Press
  • Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO

    Talk about good karma. A Tesla Model S owner who deliberately wrecked his car to save an unconscious driver on the road is getting his car repaired for free. And ... The post Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Jolie has warm words for estranged husband Pitt

    Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview Tuesday. Jolie and Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple known as "Brangelina," are in the midst of a high-profile divorce and last month reached an agreement to keep private the details of their split and battle over custody of their six children. "We are focusing on the health of our family," Jolie said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family." The actress was asked if she still thought of Pitt as a wonderful father, which is how she had described him in the past.

    AFP News
  • British 'suicide bomber': Theresa May urged to restore control orders

    Jamal al-Harith, who was born Ronald Fiddler, was released from Guantánamo in 2004 and was among former detainees awarded compensation in 2010. The former home secretary David Blunkett has called on Theresa May to consider restoring control orders after a British ex-inmate of Guantánamo was believed to have carried out a suicide bombing for Islamic State in Iraq. A minister will face questions in the Commons about the case of Jamal al-Harith after Yvette Cooper, the Labour chair of the home affairs select committee, was granted an urgent question.

    The Guardian
  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

    The beauty swears by a "revolutionary" new hair colour spray.

    Cover Media
  • Manny Pacquiao 'in negotiations' to fight Amir Khan

    Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was "in negotiations" to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout. "My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Spokesmen for Pacquiao could not be contacted for comment.

    AFP News
  • With ‘soft property market’ in 2017, buyers told to focus on second-hand homes

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 ― Property buyers have been advised to consider buying second-hand homes instead, as the real estate market is expected to remain lacklustre in 2017. Several experts at the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Eat 10 fruit and veg a day for a longer life, not five

    The team found that although even the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduced disease risk, the greatest benefit came from eating 10 portions compared to people who ate none at all. The research team also found that apples and pears, citrus fruits, salads and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and chicory, and cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, may help protect against heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and early death.

    The Telegraph
  • Vice chancellors who spent over £46,000 on first class flights among fat cat leaders named and shamed

    University vice chancellors who spent over £46,000 in a year on first class flights are among the fat cat leaders named and shamed in a new report published on Thursday. Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, the former vice chancellor at the University of Warwick, and Professor Stuart Croft, who took over from him mid-way through the year, racked up a total bill of £46, 348 on flights last academic year between them. Vice chancellors at 22 universities traveled solely by first class flights during 2015-16, according to a report by University and Colleges Union (UCU).

    The Telegraph
  • Exclusive: F1 team boss Mallya sees no grounds for extradition

    By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Vijay Mallya, the one-time billionaire who co-owns the Force India Formula One team, said on Wednesday Indian authorities had no grounds to extradite him from Britain and he would not be leaving. India wants Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon was charged with conspiracy and fraud over a loan to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. It said this month that it had asked Britain to extradite him.

    Reuters 46 mins ago
  • Kaia Gerber: 'My supermodel mum Cindy Crawford doesn't age!'

    Kaia Gerber avoids posing in photos with her fashionista mother Cindy Crawford because she looks too "incredible".

    Cover Media
  • BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

    A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island. Rights groups say the case exposes how Thailand's defamation and computer crime laws scupper investigative journalism and make it difficult to expose wrongdoing in an endemically corrupt country. The prosecution was sparked by a 2015 report by Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, looking at how two foreign retirees were scammed out of their properties in Phuket.

    AFP News
  • Nasa discovers new solar system TRAPPIST-1 - where life may have evolved on three planets

    Life may have evolved on at least three planets within a newly discovered solar system that is 39 light years from Earth, it was announced last night. Astronomers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) have detected no less than seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbiting a dwarf star in the system, it was announced today. Three of the new planets are said to be particularly promising because they could sustain oceans.

    The Telegraph
  • Leaders Real stunned by struggling Valencia

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia on Wednesday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season. Simone Zaza, who endured an unhappy loan spell at West Ham United earlier this season, gave Valencia the lead in the fifth minute with a brilliant shot on the turn and Fabian Orellana added the second in the ninth. Cristiano Ronaldo headed Real back into contention just before halftime, but the visitors were unable to build on their momentum after the break.

    Reuters
  • Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang could be stripped of knighthood, after he was jailed for 20 months for misconduct

    A former leader of Hong Kong who was knighted by Prince Charles hours before the city’s handover to China was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office. Donald Tsang, who was one of the city’s most well-known politicians both before and after British colonial rule ended in 1997, is the highest ranking official to be convicted in Hong Kong. Tsang, aged 72, had previously said he had "every confidence" he would be exonerated.

    The Telegraph