• Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

    There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide. The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, ...

    Associated Press
  • Najib must quit, A-G not credible, says Dr Mahathir

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad again attacked Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali over his "no further action" decision against the prime minister, saying the finding was meaningless as the government lawyer had no credibility. The former prime minister also said Datuk Seri Najib Razak should resign in order for Malaysia to regain its...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Sofia Vergara's red carpet dresses make her bleed

    Sofia Vergara claims her large bosom requires gowns with "structure".

    Cover Media
  • Koeman confirms Wenger bust-up

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed he had a post-match row with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, but insists the bust-up won't damage their relationship. Koeman and Wenger were reported to have exchanged words in the tunnel following Tuesday's goalless draw at Emirates Stadium. Wenger, incensed that decisions went against Arsenal in a match that saw them lose ground on Premier League leaders Leicester, was said to have shouted at referee Lee Mason: "It's always the same with you", with Koeman responding to the Frenchman by saying "No, it's always the same with you." Koeman admitted the incident had taken place as it was reported, but was adamant it was all in the heat of the moment and that it would not affect his friendship with Wenger.

    AFP News
  • The flyers most likely to be a member of the Mile High Club and lie about being single are

    The results of a new travel survey released ahead of Valentine’s Day reveals a few golden nuggets on American behavior, including the fact that 11 percent of travelers have pretended to be single while on the road, and that the highest percentage of members in the Mile High Club can be found in the 65-plus set. The fantasy of getting their rocks off at 35,000 feet is also stronger among men, with 43 percent of male respondents expressing interest, compared to half that percentage of women.

    AFP Relax
  • Mixed responses, petition over Singapore couple dyeing dogs to look like pandas

    A new business advertising photo opportunities with three dogs dyed to look like pandas has gotten bouquets and brickbats online, with a petition urging such commercial businesses “(not) see the light of day”. Stock trader Anton Kreil shared a Facebook post last Friday (Jan 29) of his wife Meng Jiang’s new venture, Panda Chow Chows.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • BMX star Dave Mirra dies after apparent suicide

    BMX star, X Games champion and former MTV host Dave Mirra died Thursday in an apparent suicide, authorities in the US state of North Carolina said. Police in the town of Greenville that Mirra called home said they discovered the former bike star's body in a truck with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon. Issuing a statement calling him an "icon in the pro-BMX world," police said they were investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

    AFP News
  • China governor fired for 'disloyalty' as Xi tightens grip

    BEIJING (AP) — The governor of a major Chinese province has been accused of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping that some have likened to a personality cult.

    Associated Press
  • Jho Low’s private banker withdraws request to unfreeze funds in Singapore

    Senior counsel Roderick Martin, who represents Yak Yew Chee of Swiss bank BSI Singapore, had filed a total of four affidavits on behalf of Yak since 23 Nov 2015. Instead, he told Judicial Commissioner See Kee Oon that Yak would be remitting some $1.7 million from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Martin asked for reassurance that the funds would not be seized by authorities.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Tortured Italian student died 'slow death': Egypt official

    CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a "slow death" on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Trump campaign shows a different side after Iowa loss

    EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Stung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads into election wins. And his team appeared intent to demonstrate on Thursday that they'd learned from any past mistakes.

    Associated Press
  • Singaporean woman plans to stay in Romania ‘one or two more months’

    Chinese daily Shin Min reported that Foo Li Kheng, 61, the mother of Cheryl Yap Lay Leng, 25, spoke to her husband Mr Yap via a phone call on Wednesday evening. During the phone call, it was reported that Foo told Mr Yap that they plan to stay in Romania for another one or two more months. Mother and daughter are currently staying with Yap’s boyfriend, Alexandru Donea, 18, and his parents in a commune called Vulturesti, located about two and half hours’ drive from capital city Bucharest.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Klopp rejects notion Sturridge is unhappy at Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has dismissed media reports that injured striker Daniel Sturridge is unhappy at Anfield and wants to move at the end of the season. The England forward has been plagued by injuries, making 19 appearances last season and six so far this campaign. Sturridge has played only 108 minutes of football since Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers in October and has missed the club's last 15 matches in all competitions since the 2-0 defeat by Newcastle United on Dec. 6.

    Reuters
  • The Latest: Neighbor: 6 people found dead were 'nice, quiet'

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on six people found dead in a house on Chicago's South Side (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdish region kills 19

    A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region killed 19 people and injured dozens more on Friday, officials said. Fourteen of the dead were from the Philippines, while three Iraqis, a Palestinian and another person of unknown nationality also died, said Saman Barzanji, director general of the Arbil health department. Dozens more were injured and taken to hospital in Arbil, said Fakher Harki, the department's spokesman.

    AFP News
  • News about Schumacher 'not good' - Montezemolo

    The latest news about the health of seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is not good, his former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said on Thursday. The German is still receiving intensive treatment far from the public eye at his home in Switzerland following severe head injuries that he suffered in a skiing accident in France in December 2013. "I have news and unfortunately it is not good," Montezemolo told reporters without giving any further details.

    Reuters
  • Was 1MDB bailout claim true? Pua asks LTH after decision to keep TRX land

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) decision to keep its land parcel in Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) confirms speculation that the pilgrimage fund was used to bail out debt-laden state...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Madonna embroiled in Taiwan-China row over flag

    Pop diva Madonna has waded into the war of words over Taiwanese identity after draping herself in the island's flag, sparking ire in China, where any suggestion of independence is scorned. Taiwan's Apple Daily and Liberty Times newspapers ran photos of Madonna with the flag over her shoulders as she sang an encore Thursday on the Taipei leg of her global Rebel Heart Tour. The move was greeted enthusiastically by many on Taiwanese Internet forums, who saw it as a boost to their quest to protect the island's sovereignty in the face of increased influence from Beijing.

    AFP News
  • Investors felt 'betrayed' by Neymar transfer

    Brazilian investment group DIS, who owned 40 percent of Barcelona star Neymar's sporting rights before his move to the Catalan giants from Santos in 2013, claimed on Thursday they felt "betrayed" after being shut out of the transfer negotiations. Neymar, his father, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and former club president Sandro Rosell were all called to testify by Spain's highest court this week over a complaint for fraud and corruption brought by DIS. The deal was originally valued at 57.1 million euros ($62.1 million) by Barca, 40 million of which was paid to the N&N company owned by the player's father, with Santos receiving just 17.1 million.

    AFP News
  • Huge construction crane collapses in Manhattan, kills one

    At the time, workers were lowering the crane to secure it as winds approached 25 miles per hour, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. An investigation was underway and the crane operator was being interviewed, de Blasio said. Manhattan resident David Wichs, 38, was killed in the collapse, police said.

    Reuters