• Even Messi couldn't save S-League, says Pennant

    English footballer Jermaine Pennant fired a parting shot as he left his Singapore club, saying even Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi couldn't lift the moribund S-League. The former Arsenal and Liverpool winger, 33, made the comment as he departs Tampines Rovers after just nine months in the nine-team Singapore league. "No matter who you get, you could bring Messi here, yes, you'd attract fans but without money, and the government and the league helping out like they do with other sports, or what they do in other countries, it's not going to grow," he told the Straits Times newspaper.

    AFP News
  • Philippine mayor, nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

    A Philippine mayor accused of drug trafficking was killed along with nine bodyguards in a shoot-out with police Friday, authorities said, hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime. Samsudin Dimaukom, the mayor of the southern town of Saudi Ampatuan, was one of more than 150 local government officials, judges and police identified by Duterte earlier this year as being involved in the illegal drug trade. The deadly crime war has claimed more than 3,800 lives and drawn criticism from the United States, the United Nations and international rights groups who have accused police of summarily executing suspects.

    AFP News
  • 'Transformers' producers lose China legal battle: Xinhua

    The Hollywood studio that made the latest "Transformers" blockbuster must pay a Chinese scenic area more than two million yuan ($300,000) because it failed to include the park's logo, state media reported. A court in Chongqing ordered Paramount Pictures and its Beijing partner to pay the money to a park in the southwestern municipality, the official Xinhua news agency said late Thursday. The films are wildly popular in China, with Chinese companies from milk producers to banks flocking to link their products to them, and when "Transformers: Age of Extinction" came out it became the country's highest ever grossing movie.

    AFP News
  • Jury awards more than $70M to woman in baby powder lawsuit

    A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns ...

    Associated Press
  • Trump gives $33,000 in October, falling short of $100M boast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has repeated it so much it's almost part of his stump speech: He's going to put $100 million of his own money into his campaign before Election Day. But new filings show he's got a long way to go if he's going to hit that mark.

    Associated Press
  • Malaysia cargo train derailment strands thousands

    A spectacular cargo train derailment in Malaysia on Friday left cars piled up like toys, blocking two busy tracks and stranding thousands of travellers on the country's busy rail network. The train's two engines and 25 empty cement cars were thrown from the tracks along a heavily travelled north-south rail corridor in the northern state of Perak, according to a statement by rail operator KTM Berhad. KTM Berhad said two rail lines were blocked by the resulting pile-up of train cars.

    AFP News
  • Miley Cyrus: 'I wear my engagement ring to please Liam Hemsworth'

    Miley Cyrus is jealous she's not part of The Voice season 12.

    Cover Media
  • Body of man who jumped off second Penang bridge found

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 28 ― The body of the man who was believed to have jumped off the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge here two days ago was found this morning. At about 8.13am today,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • ‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfairly Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death

    According to the New York Times, Lee was 28 years old when a prop gun was improperly prepared and discharged at him from 20 feet away, firing a bullet into his stomach. X-rays showed that the bullet was lodged in Lee’s spine. The accident took place during a scene in which Lee walked through a doorway carrying a grocery bag.

    The Wrap
  • Malaysia rescuers scour jungle for missing Aussie hiker

    An Australian hiker missing for more than a week in remote Malaysian jungle is at the centre of a major search, rescuers said Friday. Andrew Gaskell, 26, set off alone into the rugged Mulu National Park on Borneo island on October 20, local fire and rescue chief Zulbada Alior told AFP. "A local friend of Gaskell lodged a missing persons report on October 26.

    AFP News
  • Trump name becomes liability in luxury NY real estate

    Trump Place Apartments are luxury living at one of New York's finest addresses, with marble floors, grand entrance halls, attentive doormen and magnificent views across the Hudson River. A group of residents from the complex on Riverside Drive -- on the Upper West Side, a wealthy, generally liberal enclave -- launched a petition two weeks ago to take down the large letters that spell out Trump on the front of the building. The New York billionaire's name is his core asset, emblazed on a dozen skyscrapers dotted around Manhattan, helping him amass a personal fortune that is partly bankrolling his bid for the Oval Office.

    AFP News
  • Vegging out: Taiwan man detained over huge carrot hoard

    A Taiwanese man has been detained for hoarding 300 tonnes of carrots in what authorities say was a bid to manipulate prices.

    AFP News
  • Kendall Jenner addresses backlash over ballerina photo shoot

    Kendall Jenner finds it amusing that people are more focused on her Vogue Spain photoshoot than more exciting news happening in the world of showbiz.

    Cover Media
  • Liverpool aim to storm Palace in title bid

    Liverpool will look to underline the strength of their squad when they continue their Premier League title challenge away to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Having survived a nervous finish as his team beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in the Premier League last Saturday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fielded a completely different starting 11 against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, and secured another 2-1 victory. Such squad rotation should ensure Klopp has plenty of players fresh enough for the visit to Crystal Palace, when his team will seek to extend an unbeaten run in all competitions of 10 matches.

    AFP News
  • Kristen Stewart and St. Vincent go public with romance

    Kristen Stewart and St. Vincent attended the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show and Tea event at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood together on Wednesday (26Oct16).

    Cover Media
  • Bangladeshi arrested at Causeway pipeline for leaving Singapore illegally

    Three Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in Singapore on Tuesday night (October 25), after a plan to illegally get one of them out of the country fell through.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Apple adds touch screen keys to MacBook Pro, price jump startles some

    By Deborah M. Todd CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc unveiled a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing function keys with a small touch screen and raising prices by several hundred dollars. The first redesign in several years is a sign Apple still sees a role for the product that launched the company, even though its iPhone has become the flagship product. Ben Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, described the changes as "important incremental upgrades" which would convince people with old Macs to trade up to the smaller, faster model.

  • Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

    Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research ...

    Associated Press
  • Samsung Electronics vows mobile rebound, dangles buyback after Note 7 shock

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it aims to recover quickly from the disastrous withdrawal of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 that dragged third-quarter mobile earnings to their lowest level in nearly eight years. It also held out the prospect of greater returns by disclosing consideration of a share buyback, talked up its semiconductor business and promised to consider proposals for a corporate makeover from U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management. Investors expect sweeping management changes in response to the Note 7 failure, especially after voting on Thursday to make parent conglomerate Samsung Group's [SAGR.UL] de facto chief, Jay Y. Lee, a Samsung Electronics director.

  • Christmas Wonderland 2016 won’t be free due to crowd management

    Gardens by the Bay will once again be lit up in festive colours in December as Christmas Wonderland will be returning for a third year running. This year’s edition will see the introduction of ticketing as organisers Blue Sky Events want to improve the overall visitor experience, Blue Sky’s director Sarah Martin said at a press conference on Thursday (27 October). “Taking into account the infrastructure within and around the event grounds, this year’s Christmas Wonderland will be ticketed to better manage the daily capacity to ensure the quality of the overall visitor experience is enhanced,” Martin said.

    Nigel Chin