• Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friend

    North Korea doesn't have many friends. There's China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like ...

    Associated Press
  • Thai palace official fired and stripped of titles

    A senior member of the personal security retinue of Thailand's new king has been fired and stripped of his titles, the palace has announced, the latest royal official to publicly fall from grace. Air Vice Marshal Chitpong Thongkum was accused of improperly using his connections to King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a statement published in the Royal Gazette on Sunday. "His army rank has been withdrawn and his royal decorations have been rescinded," the statement said, adding that he had "behaved in a way that brought about distrust and caused severe damage to the royal family".

    AFP News
  • Two arrested for misusing boarding passes at Changi Airport

    Two people were arrested this month for misusing their boarding passes to enter the transit area of Changi Airport. One went to the transit area to send off his relatives while the other attempted to make a fraudulent GST claim in the area. According to a Facebook post by the Singapore police on 20 Feb, the arrests were made on 16 and 17 Feb. In January alone, 10 people were arrested for misusing boarding passes to enter airport transit areas compared to 28 arrests for the same offence for the whole of 2016, said police.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Leverkusen says Hernandez perfect to crack open Atletico defence

    In-form Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez is the right man to break open a tight Atletico Madrid defence when the two sides meet in Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 first leg, coach Roger Schmidt said on Monday. The Mexican forward has netted four times in their last two league matches, including twice in their 3-1 victory over Augsburg on Friday, with Leverkusen ready to protect their European 10-match unbeaten run at home. Schmidt said 28-year-old Hernandez' current scoring run came at just the right time as they look for a spot in the quarter-finals, with key attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu missing through suspension until the end of the season.

    Reuters
  • Sylvester Stallone’s daughter Sistine makes runway debut for Topshop

    Sistine Stallone walked as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday (19Feb17).

    Cover Media
  • 10 Bestselling Cars of 2016: Toyota Secures the Top 6 Spots, 7 Cars in the Top 10

    As if having the top three bestselling cars in 2015 was not enough, Toyota went and occupied the top six spots in the Philippines’ list of 10 bestselling cars of 2016. ... The post 10 Bestselling Cars of 2016: Toyota Secures the Top 6 Spots, 7 Cars in the Top 10 appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.

    Associated Press
  • Israel-Palestine issue is an ‘emotional’ one, especially for Muslims: PM Lee

    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre) inspecting the guard of honour at the Istana with Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong (left). The Israel-Palestine issue is an emotional one, especially for Muslims, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who reiterated on Monday (20 February) Singapore’s support for a two-state solution in the Middle East. Speaking on the occasion of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s first official visit to the Republic, Lee said, “I explained (to Netanyahu) why while the Middle East is far away from Southeast Asia, it has an impact on us and it’s of considerable concern for us.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • China's huge debt poses big headache for central bank

    Chinese banks lent more money in January alone than the annual GDP of South Africa, as borrowers rushed to take advantage of government policies intended to stimulate the economy with easy credit. But ...

    AFP
  • Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

    Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) south of Bordeaux.

    AFP News
  • Philippine bus crash kills 13 students and driver on camping trip

    Thirteen Philippine college students on a camping holiday and a bus driver were killed and dozens injured on Monday when their bus slammed into an electricity post in a mountainous region, police said. The bus, rented by a Manila private school, was taking over 50 teenage students and an instructor on the trip when the driver lost control on a downhill slope in the town of Tanay, said regional police spokesman Superintendent Chitadel Gaoiran. Ten students were killed on the spot while four other people including the bus driver died in hospital, officials said.

    AFP News
  • Samantha Cameron reveals death of her son Ivan 'overshadowed everything' in her life

    Samantha Cameron has told how the devastation of losing her son Ivan meant that everything else in the world became “meaningless” to her. The former prime minister’s wife spoke about the grief she suffered following the death of the couple's eldest son when he was just six years old, saying it was more life-changing than moving into Downing Street. Ivan, who died in 2009, suffered from Ohtahara syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy characterised by spasms, and cerebral palsy.

    The Telegraph
  • 'Paddle Pop' rainbow spotted in Singapore skies

    A “delicious”-looking weather occurrence was spotted in the Singapore sky on Monday (20 February), drawing much attention from social media users.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • What are the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon GO?

    Unsurprisingly, legendary Pokemon such as Mewtwo, Mew, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos are all among the strongest Pokemon. Others that compare to the strength of these elusive monsters are Dragonite, Snorlax and Arcanine - all among the rarer Pokemon in the game so far. According to the figures found in the data dump, Mewtwo, Dragonite and Mew have the highest CP cap in the game.

    The Telegraph
  • Private nude shots of Emily Ratajkowski hacked

    The beauty urged fans not to buy photographer Jonathan Leder's 2016 book, which featured a series of naked shots of her.

    Cover Media
  • Hadi’s Bill ‘beyond us’, BN-friendly Christian group says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — A Christian group linked to Barisan Nasional refused further comments today on a private member’s Bill calling for harsher Shariah punishments, amid concerns by other...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Neymar, Barca, Santos to stand trial after losing appeals

    Neymar, Barcelona and Santos will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges over the transfer of the Brazilian forward after their appeals were turned down by Spain's High Court on Monday. Neymar's mother Nadine Goncalves and the family company N&N also had appeals rejected.

    Reuters 58 mins ago
  • Uber CEO orders 'urgent investigation' on sexual harassment claims

    Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said on Sunday he instructed his chief human resources officer to investigate the accusations described in a blog post by Susan Fowler, who worked as an engineer at Uber from November 2015 to December 2016.

    Reuters
  • US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling S. China Sea

    A US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the waterway. China asserts ownership of almost all of the resource-rich waters despite rival claims from several Southeast Asian countries. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group was engaging in "routine operations in the South China Sea," the navy said in a statement on its website.

    AFP News
  • Kim Kardashian thrilled to finally tackle her stretch marks

    Kim Kardashian had put off having her stretch marks lasered as she feared it would be too painful.

    Cover Media