• Man City flex muscles as English clubs break spending record

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - There was the usual frenzy of last-minute deals as the Premier League brought the curtain down on another bumper European transfer window in which Manchester City again flexed their financial muscle as the continent's top spenders. With Europe's other major countries closing for transfer business on Monday, the English top flight hogged the limelight for an extra day, with City's rivals Manchester United completing the biggest and most eyebrow-raising late deal. The capture of Anthony Martial from Monaco for 36 million pounds ($55.12 million), labelled a panic-buy by sections of the British media, ensured Premier League clubs racked up a record spend of more than 860 million pounds.

    Reuters
  • Filipino band UP DHARMA DOWN reacts to Singapore’s LETICIA BONGNINO

    Recently, the Singapore Tourism Board engaged a popular indie Filipino band, Up Dharma Down to travel to Singapore to search for inspiration for their latest single, “All the Good Things”. The result is this spiffy music video featuring Singapore’s cityscape: The song has attracted much hype online, both in the Philippines and in Singapore. Beyond

    Alvinology.com
  • China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders

    BEIJING (AP) — Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.

    Associated Press
  • Malaysia will be laughing stock if Bilqis prosecuted, says Guan Eng

    DAP has told police not to take action against dancer Bilqis Hijjas for dropping Bersih 4 balloons at an event in a shopping complex attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday. Its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today that any action against her would be ridiculous, and would give Malaysia a black eye and turn the country...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • We did our best, but it’s really your job to clean up city streets, Bersih 2.0 chief tells DBKL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Warned that she will be billed RM65,000 for the mess in the aftermath of the mammoth Bersih 4 rally last weekend, organiser Maria Chin Abdullah said today that cleaning the...

    The Malay Mail Online
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  • Federer cruises as US Open quit list hits record nine

    Five-time champion Roger Federer breezed through sweltering conditions at the US Open on Tuesday but the crushing heat and humidity took the number of first-round retirements to a record nine. Second-seeded Federer had little trouble in seeing off Argentina's world number 34 Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 77 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 17-time Grand Slam champion goes on to face either Marcos Baghdatis or Steve Darcis.

    AFP News
  • Outrage after three journalists killed in Philippines

    Three journalists in the Philippines have been shot dead just days apart, press groups said Tuesday, as they warned of further media bloodshed without serious government action. The nation of 100 million people has long been one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists, with powerful figures able to kill critics in the knowledge they will rarely face punishment. "We call on President Benigno Aquino to give top priority to swiftly resolving these egregious cases," said Shawn Crispin, senior Southeast Asia representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    AFP News
  • MB denies Johor Sultan discredited govt

    NUSAJAYA: Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin today denied that the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, had issued a statement disparaging the UMNO-led government as reported in the social media. Sultan Ibrahim had never written or spoken thus as reported in the social media, he said, adding that spreading such news was malicious. “I was instructed by Tuanku Sultan to strongly dismiss the statement being circulated.

    New Straits Times
  • SMRT Ltd (Feedback) And The Great Teh Tarik Expose

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve all grown familiar — and familial — with Ahmad, Lup Cheong, Muthu and Pereira, as well as their regular lepak place — the SMRT Ltd (Feedback) page. It was all laughs when various commuters mistook them for an actual complaint platform and got shot back with a The post SMRT Ltd (Feedback) And The Great Teh Tarik Expose appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • Crab in da Bag: Singapore Seafood Restaurant Review

     Not just a seafood dinner – An experience “Ahoy! Welcome Aboard!” is the standard greeting shouted at each patron who innocently walks through the door at Crab in da Bag. While it can be a little alarming, the staff is setting the tone for the night – a nautical-themed, seafood feast. Get ready to get your fingers dirty and work The post Crab in da Bag: Singapore Seafood Restaurant Review appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

    Seth Lui
  • Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.

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  • 'The King is dead!': Versailles livetweets Sun King's death

    To mark the 300th anniversary of the Sun King's death on Tuesday, the Palace of Versailles turned to modern-day town crier Twitter to relay his slow and agonising demise from gangrene. Louis XIV passed away," the palace said from its account @CVersailles at 0615 GMT (8:15am) on Tuesday, after livetweeting the king's illness as if it were taking place today. With 72 years on the throne, king Louis XIV was the longest-reigning monarch in European history, overseeing a period of glory in France in which he built the glittering palace west of Paris.

    AFP News
  • FIFA slams brakes on Singapore FA polls

    FIFA has told Singapore's football association to put internal elections on hold over possible political interference. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said it has been in talks with the world governing body, which opposes government interference in national football associations. The FAS constitution available online states that all council members, including the president and deputy president, shall be appointed by a government minister and confirmed by voting at an annual general meeting.

    AFP News
  • Bersih mulls suing MCMC, Zahid over moves to block rally

    Electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 might go on the offensive by filing suits against the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and home minister for acting beyond their authority to suppress the Bersih 4 rally. Its steering committee, in a statement today, said they were in consultation with lawyers on potential legal action...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

    Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. ...

    Associated Press
  • GE2015: Touching moments from Nomination Day

    Amidst the busy-ness of the hour where candidates had to get their papers in order, we spotted these moments that showed friendship and sportsmanlike behaviour:

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expecting twin girls in December

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said she was pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December, but promised she would take limited time away as she works toward turning around the company's struggling online ad business. Yahoo is also preparing to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and is considering the future of its holding in Yahoo Japan Corp . Yahoo shares fell 1.5 percent at $31.77 in morning trading amid a selloff in the broader market.

    Reuters
  • 16-year-old teenager claims she was molested by her father

    KUCHING: For the past three years, a 16-year-old teenager has been suppressing her fear and agony of being repeatedly molested by her father at their house in Bandar Baru Semariang near here.The school drop-out was forced to keep her misery to herself after she was threatened by her father from exposing his wrongdoings to her mother.The only person in the house who knows about her bereavement was her younger sister, 14, who is sleeping in the same bedroom with her, where the incident would usually take place. ...

    New Straits Times
  • A startup that didn’t get any funding in its first 7 years just raised $108 million — and is now worth over $1 billion

    Apttus Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe When business software … Continued The post A startup that didn’t get any funding in its first 7 years just raised $108 million — and is now worth over $1 billion appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast

    Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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