• Duterte gathers 4 ex-presidents at security council meet

    A maritime dispute with China has made four former presidents set aside their differences and sit down to discuss the best tack for resolving the issue. President Duterte yesterday convened the National Security Council with four former chief executives in attendance, along with congressional leaders and members of the Cabinet.

    Philippine Star
  • Army reservist wanted ‘dead or alive’

    The Manila Police District (MPD) has promised to apply the full force of the law against the motorist who shot dead a bicycle rider in a road rage incident in Quiapo, Manila last Monday night. “The MPD wants him dead or alive.

    Philippine Star
  • Kristen Stewart declares she's 'really in love' with girlfriend Alicia Cargile

    Kristen Stewart has admitted she is "really in love" with her girlfriend and former personal assistant Alicia Cargile.

    Cover Media
  • Long queues of disappointment for passports in Klang Valley

    PETALING JAYA, July 28 ― Malay Mail found frustrated, disappointed and desperate people waiting to renew or apply for passports in the Klang Valley yesterday. Here’s what some of those at the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Trump urges Russia to find 'missing' Clinton emails, drawing ire

    By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of "missing" emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the U.S. State Department, vexing intelligence experts and prompting political foes to accuse him of dangerously urging a power abroad to spy on the United States. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, told reporters. Clinton, a Democrat who faces Trump in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, responded with a campaign statement saying he was posing a possible national security threat.

    Reuters
  • Deadly Philippine road rage shooting captured on CCTV

    Philippine police said Wednesday they were hunting a man captured on CCTV shooting dead a cyclist in an apparent road rage incident in the nation's capital.

    AFP News
  • Singapore's MOU for high-speed railway to Malaysia 'troubling': SDP

    The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the high-speed railway (HSR) between Singapore and Malaysia is “troubling” in light of probes into state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said the SDP.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • SC reverse own decision banning bt talong

    The Supreme Court (SC) has reversed itself in the case involving the government’s field trials of bacillus thuringiensis (bt) eggplants, a genetically modified variety that produces its own pesticide. In a ruling promulgated last Tuesday, the high court set aside its ruling in December last year permanently stopping the field testing of the genetically modified product, favoring the petition filed by the environmental group Greenpeace. The SC unanimously ruled to instead dismiss the Greenpeace petition on the ground of mootness.

    Philippine Star
  • Ex-NBA player hits Twitter, begs teams to give him one more chance

    Von Wafer of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Miami Heat on Feb. 13, 2011. It’s been four years since Von Wafer last played in the NBA, and, from the sound of it, that’s quite long enough for him, thanks. The 31-year-old shooting guard, a former McDonald’s All-American and second-round draft pick out of Florida State, last saw an NBA court with the Orlando Magic in May of 2012.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Shilton no longer views Hart as England's No 1

    By Tony Jimenez COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Joe Hart's below-par performances at Euro 2016 mean he should no longer be considered an automatic choice as England's number one goalkeeper, according to former international great Peter Shilton. England were surprisingly knocked out by rank outsiders Iceland in the last 16 in France last month and Manchester City keeper Hart acknowledged he "didn't perform personally to the level that's required to push through to the quarter-finals". "It wasn't a good tournament for Joe, his concentration levels didn't seem to be great," Shilton told Reuters in an interview while playing in this week's Farmfoods British Par-3 Golf Championship at Nailcote Hall near Coventry.

    Reuters
  • Lorde ignored as taxi driver raves about 'celebrity' passenger

    Singer Lorde has shared an amusing story where a taxi driver "busted a nut" over a celebrity passenger he had driven earlier in the day.

    Cover Media
  • Ex-tour guide Yang Yin changes his mind about pleading guilty

    Former tour guide Yang Yin, 42, has changed his mind about pleading guilty to two charges of criminal breach of trust for misappropriating $1.1 million from a wealthy elderly widow. At the previous hearing on 8 July, Choh told the court that Yang, a China-born permanent resident, had decided to plead guilty to the charges.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Suasa Airlines insists broke no laws with ‘demonstration’ flight

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 ― A Suasa Airlines flight under investigation by aviation authorities was non-commercial and did not violate local laws, said the firm seeking to operate a chartered...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Chinese province inks friendship deal with Palawan

    A maritime dispute has not stopped the Philippines and China from exploring other areas of cooperation.  The government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China lauded the signing this week of a landmark “friendship agreement” with Palawan province, the first of its kind after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruled that the disputed West Philippine Sea belonged to Manila not to Beijing. In a signing ceremony at the provincial capitol here on Tuesday night, Ningxia vice governor Wang Heshan said the agreement would continue to improve relations between China and the Philippines.

    Philippine Star
  • Fans divided about whether ‘Kabali’ depicted ethnic Indians in Malaysia accurately

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 ― South Indian blockbuster Kabali continues to be one of the most discussed topics among the Malaysian fans of the movie’s star Rajinikanth. Arguments about whether the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Suarez is House minority leader

    An ally of former vice president Jejomar Binay in the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) was elected minority leader yesterday in the House of Representatives. Twenty-two congressmen elected Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez as the minority leader. Suarez beat Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr. of the Liberal Party, whose supporters including veteran LP legislators Edcel Lagman of Albay and Raul Daza of Northern Samar said they might elevate the House internal wrangling issue to the Supreme Court.

    Philippine Star
  • ‘With friends like these…’ Pua says after PKR openly cold on snap polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — The DAP's Tony Pua took to Facebook today to vent his frustration purportedly over PKR announcing to the press its refusal to support his party's plan to hold snap polls...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • MAS: KLIA vs KLIA2 tax variance is ‘completely nuts’

    PUTRAJAYA, July 27 ― Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) may operate flights out of KLIA2 if passenger tax at KLIA stays above that imposed at the low-cost terminal, said its CEO Peter Bellew. “I...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Missing MH370 wreckage may be further north, study suggests

    Just days after authorities mooted suspending the ocean search for missing flight MH370, researchers suggested on Wednesday that the debris zone may stretch a further 500 kilometres (310 miles) north. A team of Italian scientists used computer modelling, into which they fed data on ocean currents and winds over the past two years, to try and pinpoint the Malaysia Airlines plane's likely underwater grave. "One of the most important findings is that everything that has been discovered so far is indeed compatible with the area where the authorities are searching," lead researcher Eric Jansen of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in Italy told AFP.

    AFP News
  • Football: Premier League giants refuse Trophy invites

    Manchester United are among several leading English Premier League clubs to reject invitations from the Football League to have their academy sides play in the revamped English Football League Trophy. United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur were missing when the draw for the knockout tournament, which traditionally has just been made up from the 48 clubs involved in English football's third and fourth tiers, was made on Wednesday.

    AFP News