• 'All on me:' US admiral takes blame in carrier to N.Korea fiasco

    The US admiral who ordered an aircraft carrier and other warships toward the Korean Peninsula in a much-hyped deployment took responsibility Wednesday for any "confusion" after the ships sailed in the opposite direction. Amid soaring tensions ahead of North Korea's apparent ramping up for a sixth nuclear test, the US Navy on April 8 said it was directing a naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson carrier to "sail north" from the waters off Singapore, as a "prudent measure" to deter Pyongyang.

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  • Man who texted wife to drive safely dies in Jurong accident

    Less than an hour later, Loh Fook Siong, a 42-year-old Malaysian, died in a road accident in Singapore. Loh, who was a worker in Singapore’s marine industry, was riding on his motorcycle when he was run over by a trailer at Jalan Buroh in November last year. In a hearing on Wednesday (26 April), State Coroner Marvin Bay recorded a verdict of traffic misadventure into Loh’s death.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Thai taxi driver arrested for alleged rape of Brazilian

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Wednesday arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived at a Bangkok airport on an international flight, saying the suspect had a criminal record and had already confessed to the crime.

    Associated Press
  • Mourinho shuns Ibrahimovic talk, says Pogba out

    Jose Mourinho refused to discuss Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United future on Wednesday in the wake of the Swedish striker's season-ending knee ligament injury. Ibrahimovic, 35, suffered a serious knee injury in last week's Europa League victory over Anderlecht and was due to undergo surgery in the United States this week. United and Ibrahimovic had been in talks over extending his one-year contract, which expires at the end of the season, but Mourinho would not entertain questions on the player's future.

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  • Review citizenship granted to 1.75 million non-Malays from 1957 to 1970, Malay group says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — A newly formed Malay-Muslim movement today said that it would be challenging the citizenship of 1.75 million Malaysians granted between 1957 and 1970. This is...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Johnny Depp denies out of control spending led to financial woes

    Johnny Depp believes it's no one else's business how he spends his fortune.

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  • S.Korea tourist numbers plummet in China boycott

    South Korea's tourist industry has been hammered by China's boycott over the deployment of US missile defence system, with visitor numbers from the Asian giant plummeting 40 percent in March, statistics showed. Beijing banned Chinese tour groups from visiting the South from March 15 in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Normally more than half of tourists to the South are from China, but little more than 360,000 visited last month, compared to just over 600,000 a year earlier.

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  • Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

    CHICAGO (AP) — The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat.

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  • Lorry driver jailed 3 months in Bukit Batok road rage

    A lorry driver swung a hammer at a motorcyclist who confronted him over a road incident along Bukit Batok Road, causing the motorcyclist to dislocate his left shoulder when he tried to avoid the attack. Chinese national Chen Zhengliang, 39, was on Wednesday (26 April) found guilty and jailed three months for swinging a hammer at Mohamed Akbar Sha, 26, after a four-day trial in the State Courts. Chen was working as a driver for Chuan Transport during the time of the incident.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • 12-year-old MMA fighter to make her debut against a 24-year-old

    A seventh-grade student that goes by "MoMo" will compete in an amateur bout for the Japanese promotion Deep Jewels on May 20.

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  • Leave if you are unhappy, Dr M tells PPBM members

    PETALING JAYA, April, 26 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) members who are uncomfortable with its leadership are free to leave the opposition party. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Jet Airways suspends pilot over racism, assault claims

    Indian carrier Jet Airways said Wednesday it had suspended a foreign pilot from flying duty over allegations that he assaulted a woman and hurled racist abuse at another passenger on a domestic flight. The Mumbai-based airline confirmed the incident took place on April 3 on a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight, adding the pilot in question had been taken off the flying roster soon after and an apology had been extended to the victim. "As regards the said incident, Jet Airways has noted guest feedback with concern and regrets the incident," Jet Airways said in a statement Wednesday.

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  • Pamela Anderson: 'Julian Assange and I have a special relationship'

    Pamela also offers up her opinion about various foreign policy issues in bizarre new poem.

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  • Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son

    A recent Saudi government and security shake-up aims to strengthen King Salman's increasingly powerful son against a royal rival and to bolster ties with Washington, analysts and diplomats say. Royal decrees at the weekend saw a number of allies of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved into key positions and another son of the king named as ambassador to Washington. The goal, a foreign diplomat told AFP, is "to strengthen MBS (Mohammed bin Salman) and the Salman branch" of the al-Saud family which has ruled Saudi Arabia since the country's founding.

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  • Man jailed for slashing colleague with penknife in Changi

    Chinese national Wang Fu Guo, 40, used a penknife blade measuring 7cm in length to attack his compatriot Wang Da Yu, 31, during a quarrel, causing part of the blade to be embedded in Da Yu’s neck. On Wednesday (26 April), Fu Guo was sentenced in the State Courts to 16 months’ jail for one charge of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon to Da Yu. Both men were working in Cellini Design Center, a furniture company located at Changi North Crescent, on 21 October last year when the incident occurred.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • NBA: Rondo ruled out of Celtics clash

    Chicago Bulls star Rajon Rondo was ruled out of his team's crucial playoff clash with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday after failing to recover from a broken right thumb. Rondo told reporters he was not fit to face the Celtics later Wednesday in Game 5 of the two sides' Eastern Conference battle, which is finely balanced at 2-2.

    AFP News
  • Erin Moran passed away watching TV in bed

    The star succumbed to cancer within months.

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  • Illegal and exotic meats on Sabah’s menus?

    KOTA KINABALU, April 26 ― Ah Tan is a freelance guide catering to Chinese tourists and makes a living by knowing their holiday desires. For the most part, these revolve around Sabah’s natural...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Loss won’t be mine, Rafizi says after PAS dismisses biggest GE loser forecast

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Labelled a “liar”, Rafizi Ramli shrugged off today a PAS leader’s denigration after a PKR-linked survey predicted the Islamist party will be the biggest loser at...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • High Court gives three National Service defaulters heavier sentences

    National Service (NS) defaulters who do not serve NS at all will now face a maximum of almost three years in jail, following a ruling from Singapore's High Court.

    Yahoo News Singapore