• Kylie Jenner Dons Bikini, Poses Hard

    Kylie Jenner has posted yet another picture of herself looking hot in a bikini. The body confident Kardashian – who is about to turn 18 – posted the anything but subtle snap while getting ready for a ‘pool day’ with her sister Kourtney. On the same day, Kylie moved over to SnapChat to post another photo in which she reckons she’s not wearing any make-up – but still looks amazing, so that’s fine.

  • Dozens of crocodile heads dumped in Australian town

    Up to 70 rotting crocodile heads have been found in an old freezer dumped at a remote Australian town, police said Tuesday, with the culprits facing large fines and jail time if convicted of the killings. Police said at least 50 saltwater crocodile heads, and as many as 70, were stuffed inside. "(We saw) a deep freezer in a sad state of affairs," senior wildlife ranger Tommy Nichols, who specialises in crocodile management, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

    AFP News
  • Watch: Virgin Atlantic Plane Overtaken By ‘UFO’ Over Skies Of New York

    This is the spooky moment a jumbo jet taking off from New York was seemingly overtaken in the air by a UFO. The incredible footage shows the Virgin Atlantic plane flying from JFK airport before a mystery object is seen in the distance flying quickly past it.

  • Ambiga: Who donated RM2.6b to Najib?

    Prominent lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan urged Malaysia’s graftbusters today to reveal the source of the RM2.6 billion that they claimed had been deposited by “donors” into Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts. According to Ambiga, if the donations had come from a foreign source, it would likely be in breach of several laws, including those covering money laundering. In my view, the statement by MACC still causes me concern as it means whoever donated such large sums is likely to expect benefit,” said the former Bar Council president, using the acronym for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • GrabTaxi CTO leaves after just one year

    Wei Zhu, CTO at taxi aggregator startup GrabTaxi, has left the company, according to a post on his Facebook page. According to Zhu, he has been with the company for about a year, but GrabTaxi announced his hiring last April together with the establishment of its new research & development center in Singapore. Its engineers are in Singapore, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City.

    Tech in Asia
  • Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley Share Stunning Wedding Photos, Get Ready To Drool

    After a morning of celeb squabbles and devastating star marriage splits, how’s about some good news. Kick back with a cup of tea and take a look through Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley’s wedding album and lap up the lushness.Copyright [Instagram/guyritchie

  • Economist: Malaysia risks ratings downgrade with continued ringgit propping using falling reserves

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — Ratings agencies may revise downwards Malaysia’s ratings if Bank Negara Malaysia continues to dig into the country’s dwindling foreign reserves to prop up the falling ringgit value, economist Prof Zakariah Abdul Rashid cautioned today. Zakariah noted that the country’s foreign reserves had fallen from US$ 140 billion (RM541.24 billion) in the first quarter of 2013 to US$100.5 billion by July 15 this year, while the ringgit’s external value had dropped from around 3.2 to the US dollar in 2013 to around 3.8. He pointed out that Malaysia’s level of foreign reserves is one of the indicators of the country’s economic health, along with other indicators such as the government’s debt levels.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks

    Southeast Asian diplomats called on China Tuesday to address concerns over its controversial island-building drive during regional security talks in Kuala Lumpur, after Beijing said the flashpoint issue was not up for discussion. The US and some Southeast Asian states have watched with growing alarm as Beijing expands tiny reefs in the South China Sea, topping some with military posts to reinforce its disputed claims over the strategic waters and fanning fears of future conflict. Ahead of the gathering hosted by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that began Tuesday in Malaysia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi signalled no compromise.

    AFP News
  • Soudelor targets Japan, China as most powerful storm of 2015

    Super Typhoon Soudelor developed into the world's most powerful storm of the year Tuesday as it took aim at Japan, Taiwan and China after trashing the Northern Marianas. The storm was roaring across the western Pacific Ocean packing wind gusts up to 220 miles per hour (354 kph) according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center which rated it a maximum category five. It was stronger than Cyclone Pam, the previous strongest storm of 2015, which killed at least 15 people when it slammed into Vanuatu, also in the Pacific, five months ago.

    AFP News
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to her mother

    Family and friends gathered at a cemetery Monday to pay their final respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she was buried next to her mother, singer Whitney Houston. The casket holding the 22-year-old daughter of Houston and singer Bobby Brown arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport shortly before 10 a.m. and made the short trip to Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, the same facility that handled Houston's funeral arrangements three years ago. About 90 minutes later, the hearse drove to the cemetery in Westfield, followed by black SUVs carrying relatives including cousin Dionne Warwick.

    Associated Press
  • The airport that never sleeps

    Actress and host Michelle Chia was granted special access to Changi Airport, and experience what makes the airport tick. Changi’s Airport Emergency Service (AES) team provides the highest level of protection, as standardised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

  • Australia to build new naval fleet in $65bn package

    Australia on Tuesday announced a Aus$89 billion (US$65 billion) shipbuilding package to construct new frigates and patrol boats locally, with a decision on an international supplier for replacement submarines made "in coming months". The "continuous shipbuilding" proposal, which involves the replacement of frigates, patrol boats and submarines over two decades, is expected by the government to keep up to 2,500 jobs in the sector in what Prime Minister Tony Abbott said was "a very historic announcement". "Previous Australian governments have announced that individual ships or classes of ships will be built here in Australia," Abbott said at a press conference.

    AFP News
  • Burn your fat with food

    Researchers from the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana have found that spinach helps curb craving and reduce hunger. This is mostly because they have a high thermogenic effect, which enhances thermogenesis, or the energy used by the body after taking in these food items.

  • 'Cyborg' threatens legal action after Ronda Rousey's steroid comments

    A potential fight between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and all-world striker Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino has been talked about for years. First, Justino must make Rousey’s bantamweight divisional limit of 135 pounds – something she has yet to manage. According to Justino, however, the battle could first take place in a courtroom before it ever hits the Octagon.

  • Taylor Swift Grants Australian Theatre Company Permission To ‘Shake It Off’

    Taylor Swift has once again shown herself to be a glamorous knight in shining armour by coming to one Australian theatre company’s rescue, granting them permission to use her song in their play. Here’s the back story: Anne-Louise Sarks, director of Sydney’s Belvoir St theatre company’s new production ‘Seventeen’, has been tweeting TayTay like CrayCray after being denied permission to use ‘Shake It Off’ in their show, which opens on Wednesday. The show features 70-year-old actors playing 17-year-olds on their last day of school, with ‘Shake It Off’ being used in what Anne-Louise describes as a “great moment” in the show.

  • Barnacles on wing part may help in hunt for MH370

    Barnacles on a wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could yield new clues to the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 if it is from the plane, experts said Tuesday The hunt for the Boeing 777, which disappeared on March 8 last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard, has focused on the southern Indian Ocean off Australia. Last week a two-metre long wing component called a flaperon, with barnacles encrusted on its surface, was found on the French island of La Reunion, igniting hopes that one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries could be solved. Technical experts, including from US aerospace giant Boeing, are due to begin from Wednesday examining the debris in France to determine conclusively whether it belonged to the flight.

    AFP News
  • Samsung glamour days over as it fights to save mobile market share

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more somber for the South Korean tech giant, as it is forced to slash prices and accept lower margins at its mobile division in order to see off competition from rivals including China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Xiaomi Inc in the mid-to-low end of the market. Behind Samsung's reality-check is the fact it is stuck with the same Android operating system used by its low-cost competitors, who are producing increasingly-capable phones of their own.

    Reuters 30 mins ago
  • Last surviving Dambusters pilot dies in New Zealand

    The last surviving pilot of the top-secret World War II Dambusters raid on Germany has died aged 96, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association said Tuesday. New Zealander John Leslie Munro, known as Les, piloted one of the Lancaster bombers from the RAF's 617 Squadron during the raid in which specially developed "bouncing bombs" were used to destroy heavily fortified dams. "Our New Zealand Bomber Command Association patron, and well known Dambuster pilot, Les Munro passed away last night following a spell in hospital with heart problems.

    AFP News 47 mins ago
  • Report: Adidas making $200 million bid to lure James Harden away from Nike

    After deciding earlier this year that it would not attempt to extend its contract as the NBA's official apparel provider, opening the door for Nike to swoop in and swoosh up NBA gear after the 2016-17 season for the hefty reported price of $1 billion, Adidas is reportedly gearing up to make a major push to lure one of the game's top superstars — Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden — away from Nike and into its stable of endorsers. The company has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Houston Rockets guard James Harden, sources told ESPN.com. Nike, whose deal with Harden recently expired, has until the end of next week to match the deal or lose him.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • 4 Ways To Eat Quality Durians On A Budget

    This year's durian season is a huge one, with increased supplies from Malaysia and a falling Ringgit making Singapore durian lovers a happy bunch. According to Channel NewsAsia, prices for the most popular durian Mao Shan Wang is at the lowest ever for this year at about $15 per kg. Now having quality durians is definitely not a cheap affair, especially since it's just a fruit.