• New Nokia 3310 is released today: Where can I buy it and how much does it cost?

    Nokia's  relaunch of the classic Nokia 3310 goes on sale today, May 24. The nostalgic phone, first released in 2000, has been revamped with more than ten times the battery life, a camera and a colour screen.

  • Trump praises Duterte for an "unbelievable job" on drug issue - New York Times

    United States President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem" during a phone conversation last month, the New York Times reported, quoting a transcript of the call. The two leaders also talked about North Korea and China's potential influence, the New York Times said, quoting parts of a Philippine transcript of the April 29 call that was circulated on Tuesday, under a "confidential" cover sheet, by the Americas division of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. According to the Times, a senior Trump administration official in Washington, who was not authorised to publicly discuss the call and insisted on anonymity, confirmed the transcript was an accurate representation of the call between the two leaders.

  • Mourinho bets the house on Europa League glory

    Though he denies it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has gambled the club's season on the outcome of Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm. Having missed out on Champions League qualification via the Premier League, United must beat Ajax at the Friends Arena to secure a return to Europe's elite competition. Mourinho has made his priorities clear in recent weeks by resting players for league fixtures, but he claims United's injury problems left him with no choice.

  • Plane skids off Hong Kong runway in heavy rain

    A plane veered off the runway at Hong Kong airport Wednesday after heavy rain lashed the area, forcing the temporary closure of the airstrip and delaying scores of flights. The China Eastern Airlines flight from Nanjing, which had 141 people on board, skidded onto a grass area as it was taxiing to the gate, Hong Kong's Airport Authority said. Hong Kong, a major transport hub for Asia, issued this year's first "black rainstorm warning" -- the highest of three heavy rain signals -- before midday Wednesday, which saw several schools closed for the afternoon.

  • Hard times: Japanese yakuza arrested for stealing food

    Life as a Japanese "yakuza" mobster is getting so hard that some are resorting to shoplifting food to stay in business. Two members of an organised crime gang were arrested for allegedly trying to steal grocery items worth 76,120 yen ($683) at a mall in the central Japanese city of Nagoya, police told AFP on Wednesday. "They are members of an affiliated gang group of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi," a police spokesman said, referring to an organisation that split off from the country's biggest yakuza crime syndicate, Yamaguchi-gumi, in 2015.

  • Thai couple with RM700,000 nabbed at KLIA2

    SEPANG, May 24 - A Thai couple was detained after RM700,000 was discovered in their baggage at the KLIA2 departure hall last Thursday.  Customs deputy director-general Datuk Zulkifli Yahya said...

  • Roger Moore's Bond girl Jane Seymour leads tributes to late actor

    Old friends, fans and co-stars are mourning the acting icon's passing on social media.