• Philippines' Pacquiao 'not sorry' for drug use

    Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday he owed his fans and countrymen no apology after admitting to having used illegal drugs. Pacquiao, a national hero and elected senator, is a high-profile endorser of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on crime that has left more than 3,000 people dead. "I'm not hiding the fact that I sampled those, but I was young, maybe 15 or 16 years old," he told reporters Friday as he trained for a November 5 Las Vegas fight against World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.

    AFP News
  • IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China

    Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important ...

    Associated Press
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie agree to temporary custody deal

    The actor will also submit to random drug and alcohol tests.

    Cover Media
  • Saudi warns of 'disastrous consequences' over US 9/11 law

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned of "disastrous consequences" from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tension between the longstanding allies. The warning came after the US Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) on relations between states. JASTA allows attack survivors and relatives of terrorism victims to pursue cases against foreign governments in US federal court and to demand compensation if such governments are proven to bear some responsibility for attacks on US soil.

    AFP News
  • Joseph Schooling's gift to a blind masseur

    He's never met Singapore's Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling before, but Ismail Akbar Abdullah is eternally grateful to the 21-year-old.

    Safhras Khan
  • Dutch summon Russian ambassador over MH17 comments

    Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has summoned Russia's ambassador over "unacceptable" comments by Moscow criticising a report into the downing of flight MH17, officials said on Friday. "Responding to the presentation of the initial findings... spokespersons for the Kremlin and the Russian foreign ministry and defence ministry questioned the professionalism, integrity and independence of the Dutch public prosecution service," the Dutch foreign ministry said. "The Russian ambassador was informed that unsubstantiated criticism like this is unacceptable," the ministry said in a statement, issued in The Hague.

    AFP News
  • Tom Hanks 'haunted' by moment when he ignored his son

    Tom Hanks doesn't see himself as "brave" for supporting wife Rita Wilson's battle with breast cancer.

    Cover Media
  • Nicole Kidman: 'I was so young when I got married'

    Nicole Kidman is proud of her 10th anniversary with Keith Urban because the start of their marriage was "up and down".

    Cover Media
  • Conte doesn't have magic solution for Chelsea woes

    Antonio Conte admits he doesn't have an instant answer for the problems that have plagued his spluttering Chelsea team in recent weeks. Chelsea have only one clean sheet in 15 matches in all competitions ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Hull, when they will again be without injured captain and key defender John Terry. Until the January transfer window opens, Conte knows he has to make do with the current squad, many of whom are once again underachieving after their dismal 10th-place finish last season.

    AFP News
  • 'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

    A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic. At 404 metres (1,325 feet) deep, the Hranicka Propast, a limestone abyss near the city of Hranice, beats out Italy's Pozzo del Merro cave that is 392 metres deep for the world record, Miroslav Lukas of the Czech Speleological Society told AFP.

    AFP News
  • Britney Spears ditched date because he 'looked like a lizard'

    Britney Spears prefers men who are nice and are not interested in playing mind games.

    Cover Media
  • Rafael Nadal stops tennis match as mother searches for lost child in crowd

    There’s something about this that makes you just tear up. Maybe it’s the parent in you (if you are a parent) or maybe, in a time when the world seems to be at its own throat, you witness a moment when everyone is on the same side.

    Busted Racquet
  • PM says German translator misinterpreted remarks on early polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today a German translator had misinterpreted his comments regarding when the next general election will be held. Najib...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Liverpool seek Swansea success without Sakho

    An in-form Liverpool head to Swansea City this weekend without Mamadou Sakho as he looks to repair his rocky relationship with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp. The France international claimed in a late-night Snapchat post before Liverpool's 5-1 win over Hull City last weekend game that the club were telling "lies" about his fitness. Asked if Sakho had to work hard and keep quiet in order to regain a Liverpool first-team place, Klopp said: "That's not a route for Mamadou Sakho, it’s a route for every player.

    AFP News
  • KL murder-suicide case: Couple had two other children who died

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — As police uncover more clues surrounding the grisly deaths of two children and their father in Kepong on Monday, investigations found the family had previously lost two...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Chinese yuan set to join IMF's elite currency basket

    China's yuan is poised to enter the International Monetary Fund's elite SDR basket of currencies, elevating Beijing's banknotes into a family long exclusive to global reserve assets. A symbolic coup for policymakers in Beijing, the move represents a milestone in raising the economic profile and prestige of China, the world's second-largest economy, and the success of a long-running effort by the People's Bank of China. The move will formally occur Saturday, with the yuan's induction following a decision first announced in November last year, when the IMF found that China's currency met the standard of being "freely usable." The yuan now joins a club also comprising the US dollar, pound, yen and euro.

    AFP News
  • Yang Yin jailed 6 years for misappropriating $1.1M from widow

    Former tour guide Yang Yin has been sentenced to six years’ jail on Friday (30 September) for criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving the misappropriation of $1.1 million from 89-year-old widow Chung Khin Chun. Yang, a Chinese national, pleaded guilty to two CBT charges in August for misappropriating $500,000 and $600,000 from the widow, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. In his grounds of decision, principal district judge Bala Reddy said Yang’s six-year sentence was “not crushing given the nature of the offences, the amount of monies involved and the specific facts of this case”.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Japan's new passenger plane completes US flight

    Japan's problem-plagued new passenger jet on Thursday completed a flight to the United States for testing, its maker said, after aborting two earlier attempts. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) touched down at Grant County international airport in Washington state after flying from Anchorage. The first domestically made passenger jet, which left Nagoya airport on Monday, also stopped in Japan's northernmost Hokkaido, Russia and Alaska for fuelling.

    AFP News
  • US paper facing threats for endorsing Hillary Clinton

    A conservative Arizona newspaper is facing death threats and losing subscriptions after it broke with tradition by endorsing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump for US president, a senior editor told AFP. The Phoenix-based Arizona Republic, the state's largest newspaper, announced in an editorial on Tuesday that it is backing a Democrat for the first time since it was founded in 1890 on the grounds that Trump is neither conservative nor qualified to be president. The paper's editorial board said that while Clinton did not lack flaws, she was also the "superior choice" by far.

    AFP News
  • Pro-opposition businessmen may be persecuted if political donors named, Pakatan leaders claim

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Making political party supporters declare donations above RM3,000 could see pro-opposition business owners being persecuted by the ruling government, Pakatan Harapan...

    The Malay Mail Online