• North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park

    North Korea threatened on Wednesday to impose the death penalty on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye over an alleged plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un. Park had "pushed forward" a supposed plan by Seoul's intelligence services to eliminate the North's leadership, Pyongyang's security ministries and prosecutors said in a joint statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency. "We declare at home and abroad that we will impose death penalty on traitor Park Geun Hye," it said.

  • Maid suspected in Bedok double murder arrested in Indonesia: report

    The maid suspected of being involved in the murder of an elderly couple in Bedok has arrested in Indonesia at a hotel in Indonesia on Tuesday night (June 27). Indonesian domestic worker Khasanah, 41, was reportedly caught at a hotel in the Jambi province on Tuesday (27 June) night, according to Indonesian police news site Tribata News.

  • LeBron James and others react to Chris Paul being traded to Rockets

    The Twitterverse was left scrambling in the wake of such a blockbuster trade just days before the beginning of free agency.

  • Hong Kong residents seek British passports amid fears for future

    By Michelle Price and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Many Hong Kong residents, worried about growing encroachment by Beijing as the financial hub marks 20 years since its return to China, are rushing to secure British passports as a safety net in the case of social unrest or the erosion of civil liberties. British government data, diplomatic sources and testimonials from six Hong Kong residents paint a picture of rising anxiety over the future and growing mistrust of Communist Party leaders in Beijing, especially among the younger generation. Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, under a "one country, two systems" formula which guarantees wide-ranging autonomy and judicial independence.

  • Former England midfielder Scott Parker retires

    Former West Ham United and England midfielder Scott Parker announced his retirement on Wednesday. Parker began his career at Charlton Athletic before playing for Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in a career spanning two decades. The 36-year-old won the 2004-05 League Cup while with Chelsea and was capped 18 times by England.

  • Iraqi zoo gives rare glimpse of white lion

    An Iraqi zoo showed off a rare white lion cub to mark the animal's first birthday this week, as officials revealed that they hoped to welcome another of the rare big cats in the coming weeks. Officials said the lion's mother is pregnant again, and are hopeful that the new arrival will also be a white lion. "We expect that another birth of a white lion or cub will occur from this mother and father themselves, as they bear the same genes which is whiteness", Seif Taufiq, a lion and tiger trainer at the zoo said.

  • Singaporean newlyweds share ups and downs of getting hitched young

    For many Singaporeans, their early 20s are a new chapter in their lives, be it resuming their ordinary lives after completing national service or entering the workforce after graduation. However, for some young Singaporeans, this new chapter also involves marriage. Despite the majority of Singaporeans now marrying much later in their lives, Abigail Lee and Luke Yan are among the newlyweds who have bucked the trend.