• Dad’s new party only to take BN down, not be Opposition, says Mukhriz

    PUTRAJAYA, July 31 — The new political party to be founded by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not be part of the Opposition even though it is focused on defeating the Barisan Nasional (BN)...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • PSG sink Leicester in clash of Anglo-French champions

    French title winners Paris Saint-Germain brought English champions Leicester City down to earth with a comfortable 4-0 win in the exhibition International Champions Cup in Los Angeles. A sell-out 25,667 crowd at the StubHub Center was treated to passages of sumptuous midfield interplay as PSG gave the naive Foxes a taste of what to expect at Europe's top table as they head into their first Champions League campaign. PSG attacked relentlessly, playing neat triangles in midfield and looking to play mercurial Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani in through the channels while Javier Pastore whipped in dangerous crosses from the left.

    AFP News
  • Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

    A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China's economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe. Forest City, a $42 billion futuristic "eco-city" of high-rises and waterfront villas, will sit on four man-made islands on the Malaysian side of the Johor Strait just an hour from Singapore. The venture is being developed by Hong Kong-listed real estate giant Country Garden and a firm partly owned by Johor's powerful Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar with an eye on cashed-up Chinese buyers.

    AFP News
  • Road rage suspect: Arrogant cyclist provoked me

    Vhon Martin Tanto, the suspect in the road rage killing in Quiapo, Manila, yesterday admitted he went overboard in killing cyclist Mark Vincent Garalde last Monday. Tanto was presented to the media by lawmen led by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa after he was caught in Masbate and brought to the Manila Police District (MPD) to face murder charges. Tanto said what provoked him to shoot Garalde was the victim’s aggressive attitude.

    Philippine Star
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Everything we know so far

    It is nearly a year since the Galaxy Note 5 was announced and Samsung is gearing up to launch its successor, the Galaxy Note 7 next week! It has even confirmed the marketing name, launch date and teased some of its features. As the launch date draws nearer, there are more leaks on the Galaxy Note 7. 1.) How many variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can we expect?

    HardwareZone
  • China's nuclear power ambitions sailing into troubled waters

    China's ambitions to become a pioneer in nuclear energy are sailing into troubled waters. Two state-owned companies plan to develop floating nuclear reactors, a technology engineers have been considering ...

    Associated Press
  • Corpses, excrement, litter: welcome to Rio Olympic sailing venue

    When Olympic sailors compete in Rio the cameras will show a made-for-television scene of sparkling tropical waters and mountains. Because garbage collection in greater Rio is no better than the sewage treatment, the bay brims with plastic bags, bottles, discarded furniture and dead animals. Another body part washed up on Copacabana beach, just outside Guanabara, in June.

    AFP News
  • Trump to slain soldier's father: 'I've made a lot of sacrifices'

    Donald Trump hit back at accusations from the father of a slain Muslim soldier that the billionaire has "sacrificed nothing" for his country on Saturday, saying he had employed thousands of people. Khizr Khan -- whose son died in Iraq -- accused the Republican presidential nominee of vilifying American Muslims in a steely rebuke that electrified the Democratic convention on Thursday. "Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America," Khan said to Trump.

    AFP News
  • Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid move in together - report

    The lovebirds have shacked up

    Cover Media
  • PNP gets drug lords’ profiles from China

    Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa has been provided by his Chinese counterpart with the profiles of suspected drug lords Peter Lim and Peter Co. Chinese authorities also provided Dela Rosa with names of Chinese nationals engaged in the illegal drug trade. “They provided me with the correct profiles of Co and Lim during our dialogue as well as that of known (Chinese) drug lords in the country,” Dela Rosa said.

    Philippine Star
  • ‘I will never agree to coalition gov’t’

    President Duterte will not agree to a coalition government with the communists, saying he has included in his administration people from the left and right sides of the political spectrum.  During a military briefing at Camp Nakar in Lucena City in Quezon province last week, Duterte said he wants to give communist insurgents a chance to mend relations with the government. “I would like to assure everybody here that I will never, never agree to a coalition government.

    Philippine Star
  • Ibrahimovic scores spectacular goal on Man United debut

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted a superb goal just four minutes into his Manchester United debut and promised that there would be much more to come after they thrashed Turkish side Galatasaray 5-2 in a friendly in Gothenburg on Saturday. The 34-year-old Swede, who arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer after a trophy-laden four-year spell with Paris St Germain, wasted no time in making his presence felt, flinging himself into the air to meet Antonio Valencia's cross. With Wayne Rooney netting twice and Valencia recording three assists against the rudderless Turkish outfit, a delighted Ibrahimovic said it was shaping up to be an exciting season, especially if United's transfer target Paul Pogba arrives from Juventus.

    Reuters
  • Margot Robbie's housemates wrecked her passport

    The actress cooled on the idea of a London party pad after pals spilled vodka on her travel documents.

    Cover Media
  • Hamilton kicking himself after Hockenheim mistake

    By Abhishek and Takle HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton was kicking himself on Saturday after failing to record a good enough lap to secure pole position on his final qualifying attempt at the German Grand Prix. "It's like when you guys write a bad story," a visibly gutted Hamilton told reporters after ending up second fastest. "When any of you guys are pissed off about something, your own performance, you're not happy." The Briton had trailed pacesetting Nico Rosberg in each of the three practice sessions in the build-up to qualifying.

    Reuters
  • Muhyiddin: Dr Wan Azizah is Opposition Leader

    SUBANG JAYA, July 30 — Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today downplayed speculation of him becoming Opposition Leader, saying PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared ...

    Associated Press
  • No more texting while driving, new law states

    The Anti-Distracted Driving Act has lapsed into law after former president Benigno Aquino III did not sign it before he stepped down from office last June 30. Under the law, distracted driving is defined as the use of mobile phone and/or electronics or equipment while motor vehicle is in motion or temporarily stopped at a red light. But operating a mobile phone through hands-free function – or the use of a device such as but not limited to speaker phone, earphones and microphones which allow a person to make and receive calls without having to hold the mobile phone – is not considered as distracted driving.

    Philippine Star
  • Grab probes driver for threats to passenger

    Transport network company Grab is investigating one of its drivers for allegedly threatening to shoot his passenger. In a Facebook post, Angel Ramos said that Grab driver Regino Silagan Taacon Jr. picked her up at the Twin Oaks Place project site in Mandaluyong City before 2 p.m. Friday.

    Philippine Star
  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

    MarketWatch q
  • ‘Credit card companies must inform clients of finance charges’

    Republic Act 10870 or an Act Regulating the Credit Card Industry in the Philippines has lapsed into law after former president Benigno Aquino III failed to sign or veto it. Under the new law, which became valid on July 17, credit card companies are required to inform their card holders and potential holders of the finance charges for unpaid amounts after the payment due date, percentage of interest to the total amount (in simple monthly or annual rates). Former Senate president Franklin Drilon and former House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. declared that the law aims to foster the development of the credit card industry and make it readily available to all Filipinos under fair and sound consumer credit practices.

    Philippine Star