• Second StarHub outage in two days leaves customers irate

    Hundreds of irate StarHub customers took to social media to register their displeasure, following a second broadband service outage in two days. A breakdown of about 90 minutes on Monday (24 Oct) evening had to be rectified by StarHub, following an outage on Saturday evening. In response to queries from Yahoo Singapore on the second outage, a StarHub spokesman said, “At about 11.20pm on 24 October 2016, we rectified a network equipment issue that had temporarily affected our residential broadband service from about 10pm the same day.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in state politics, left a courtroom in handcuffs on Monday after getting a 10- to 23-month sentence for a retaliation scheme a judge linked to her all-consuming ego.

    Associated Press
  • Lady Gaga: 'Stylist stuck my underwear to my private parts'

    Lady Gaga toned down her outfits for a while but now seems to be back to her colourful, eclectic best.

    Cover Media
  • Philippines' Duterte softens stance towards U.S. before Japan visit

    By Linda Sieg and Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte softened his remarks about a "separation" from long-time ally the United States on the eve of a visit to Japan, a country worried about Manila's apparent pivot away from Washington and towards China. "The alliances are alive," Duterte told Japanese media in Manila on Monday, Kyodo News reported.

  • Mourinho slams Man Utd's 'incredible mistakes'

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused his players of making "incredible mistakes" after they lost 4-0 to Chelsea on his return to his former club on Sunday. Goals from Pedro Rodriguez, after 30 seconds, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante condemned Mourinho to his heaviest defeat since Real Madrid's 5-0 demolition by Barcelona in November 2010. It left United seventh in the Premier League table, five points below Chelsea, who climbed to fourth, and six points behind leaders Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.

    AFP News
  • Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.

    Associated Press
  • Britney Spears suffers wardrobe malfunction onstage

    One of Britney Spears' male dancers lent her his plaid shirt to help her get through the set with her modesty intact.

    Cover Media
  • The 17 most powerful LGBT+ executives in the world

    Reuters / Bobby Yip Gigi Chao, vice chairman … Continued The post The 17 most powerful LGBT+ executives in the world appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Coffee shop, restaurant owners against separate storage space for alcohol

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 25 — Coffee shops and restaurants will have to stock their alcoholic beverages in separate refrigerators or storage places away from other consumables, keeping in line with...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Drogba, Gerrard near end as MLS playoffs kick off

    The Major League Soccer careers of Didier Drogba and Steven Gerrard could end without either man kicking another ball as their teams head into nerve-wracking sudden-death playoff games starting Wednesday. Two of the biggest names of the English Premier League's golden era, Liverpool icon Gerrard joined Los Angeles Galaxy in 2015 just a few months before Chelsea legend Drogba headed to Montreal Impact.

    AFP News
  • BN may win GE14, but what happens if economy worsens? Ex-minister asks

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Former Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Husni Hanadzlah today questioned the state of the country’s economy if current stagnation persists even after a Barisan Nasional win...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Samsung's prestige takes another hit over lawsuit

    A South Korean law firm said Tuesday that it expected thousands more people to join a class action lawsuit seeking compensation from Samsung over its combusting Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Seoul-based Harvest Law filed the initial suit on Monday on behalf of 527 Note 7 buyers -- demanding 500,000 won (US$440) per plaintiff for time and effort lost during a chaotic recall process that turned into a PR nightmare for the world's largest smartphone maker. Although the sums involved -- even when accumulated -- are tiny for a giant like Samsung, the lawsuit illustrates the dent the Note 7 fiasco has made in the prestige of a company used to be being treated as corporate royalty in South Korea.

    AFP News
  • Malaysia mulls scrapping Formula One race amid falling ticket sales, viewership

    Malaysia is considering halting the annual Formula One Grand Prix race after its contract ends in 2018 due to declining ticket sales and TV viewership. The government and race organizers are expected to meet on Thursday to decide whether the country should continue to host the race, state news agency Bernama reported on Monday. In a series of posts on his official Twitter account, the sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the costs of holding the race were too high, while the returns were limited.

  • Dollar rises on US rate bets, Asia markets struggle

    The dollar rose in Asia Tuesday as the chances of an interest rate hike were further boosted, but stock traders were unable to capitalise on a positive lead from Wall Street. "Bullard did not mince words and explicitly gave the green light for a December lift-off, but suggested that the longer term rate cycle is much lower," Stephen Innes, a senior trader at OANDA, said in a note. Most other Asia-Pacific currencies also weakened, with the South Korean won down 0.7 percent and Australian dollar 0.3 percent off.

    AFP News
  • Tilting, sinking San Francisco high-rise raises alarm

    Pamela Buttery noticed something peculiar six years ago while practicing golf putting in her 57th-floor apartment at the luxurious Millennium Tower. The ball kept veering to the same corner of her living ...

    Associated Press
  • MOF: Assets from 1MDB unit now in another international bank

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 ― Some RM940 million worth of unit trusts owned by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary Brazen Sky Limited has been placed in the custody of another international...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Consumers fry over cooking oil shortage

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 25 — Consumers are buying cooking oil in an unprecedented manner, forcing retailers to impose limitations on the number which can be sold daily. This buying frenzy has left...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Victim 'tortured for days' by British murder accused in Hong Kong

    A Hong Kong court Monday heard how British banker Rurik Jutting tortured one of his victims for three days as the trial opened into the killings of two Indonesian women at his upscale apartment. The court heard Jutting filmed both women on his iPhone and jurors were warned by judge Michael Stuart-Moore that the footage was "very shocking indeed". Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, both in their 20s, were found dead in Jutting's flat in the early hours of November 1, 2014, after he called police.

    AFP News
  • Migraines linked to higher levels of nitrate-modifying bacteria in the mouth and gut, study finds

    An American study has found that migraine sufferers have higher levels of oral bacteria that break down nitrates, which could trigger headaches. Researchers from the University of San Diego, USA, have identified a difference in the levels of specific bacteria in the mouth, throat and gut of patients who suffer from migraines. Compared to healthy participants, migraine sufferers were found to have higher levels of the bacteria that convert nitrates into nitric oxide in the blood, which can lead to headaches.

    AFP Relax
  • England's 'most haunted village' gears up for Halloween

    With Halloween in the air, ghouls are set to emerge from the shadows in the quiet streets of Pluckley, reputedly the most haunted village in England. The village generally would rather Halloween did not happen," Chris Housman, chairman of Pluckley Parish Council, told AFP. Nestled by the chalk hills of Kent in southeast England, Pluckley is a tranquil village of some 800 souls that was recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, Britain's earliest public record.

    AFP News