• Spike Lee is very happy the Knicks fired Phil Jackson

    Phil Jackson is officially out as the New York Knicks’ president of basketball operations, and no one is happier than Knicks mega-fan Spike Lee.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Has Lee Kuan Yew's 38 Oxley Road home sparked a fashion trend?

    While the siblings of the Lee family are debating the fate of Lee Kuan Yew's old home at 38 Oxley Road, the house at the centre of the saga has seemingly become a fashion icon. The house, which has existed since the late 19th century, has now found itself on t-shirts, tote bags, bath mats and, yes, even iPhone cases.

  • Football: Hulk in hot water as Brazilian goes before China FA

    Hulk was hauled before the Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Wednesday as the fallout from an eight-game ban handed to Shanghai SIPG team-mate Oscar rumbles on. SIPG manager Andre Villas-Boas travelled with the Brazilian striker to CFA headquarters in Beijing and another Shanghai player, Wu Lei, was also present, a club spokeswoman told AFP. Hulk, who has hit nine goals in the Chinese Super League (CSL) this season, and Chinese international Wu wore T-shirts in support of the banned Oscar after SIPG beat Henan Jianye 4-1 at the weekend.

  • Japan carrier forces wheelchair-bound man to crawl onto plane

    Hideto Kijima, 44, was returning earlier this month to Osaka from a vacation in Amami, a small island off southern Japan, when an Vanilla Air employee told him that company safety rules banned anyone from carrying him up the stairs. The carrier, the budget arm of All Nippon Airways, did not have a lift at the small airport to move disabled passengers from the tarmac up to the jet's door. Vanilla Air said Wednesday it has apologised to Kijima.

  • 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.