• Terengganu men are lazy: Was Abdullah Munshi right?

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 23 — Is it true that Terengganu men are lazy as portrayed by Abdullah Munshi who wrote Kisah Pelayaran Abdullah (The Story of Abdullah’s Voyage) when he visited the east...

    The Malay Mail Online 25 mins ago
  • Richard Jefferson nods to Kyrie Irving with 'Flat World Champions' shirt

    Richard Jefferson watches Kyrie Irving soar high above a flat surface. The biggest story of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend was he believes Earth is flat (in addition to a bunch of other conspiracy theories), setting off consternation and bewildered laughter all over. It was later revealed that Kyrie was maybe-sorta making a different point and does not actually believe all globe-related science is a sham, but he didn’t exactly walk things back entirely.

    Ball Don't Lie 29 mins ago
  • North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

    North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse. In its first comments on the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, KCNA said Malaysia bore responsiblity for the death, and accused it of conspiring with South Korea. "Malaysia is obliged to hand his body to the DPRK (North Korea) side as it made an autopsy and forensic examination of it in an illegal and immoral manner", the North's Korean Jurists Committee said, in comments carried by the state-run news agency.

    AFP News
  • Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war

    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.

    Associated Press
  • Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO

    Talk about good karma. A Tesla Model S owner who deliberately wrecked his car to save an unconscious driver on the road is getting his car repaired for free. And ... The post Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage on Philippine miners

    After two decades as a yoga missionary, Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez is unleashing her inner rage on the mining industry while aiming for Bhutan-style gross national happiness. Lopez has in recent months moved global commodity markets with a campaign to close roughly two-thirds of the existing mines in the Philippines, which is the world's biggest supplier of nickel ore and a major source of copper. For the 63-year-old, her sudden elevation by firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte to government last year after a lifetime of spiritual and environmental pursuits has presented an unexpected chance to bring about radical change in society.

    AFP News
  • United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United strolled into the Europa League last 16 despite having Eric Bailly sent off after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first-half goal secured a resounding 4-0 aggregate victory over St Etienne on Wednesday. The only negatives in a comfortable win for United were injuries to Mkhitaryan and midfielder Michael Carrick, who could both miss Sunday's English League Cup final.

    Reuters
  • Kaia Gerber: 'My supermodel mum Cindy Crawford doesn't age!'

    Kaia Gerber avoids posing in photos with her fashionista mother Cindy Crawford because she looks too "incredible".

    Cover Media
  • Vice chancellors who spent over £46,000 on first class flights among fat cat leaders named and shamed

    University vice chancellors who spent over £46,000 in a year on first class flights are among the fat cat leaders named and shamed in a new report published on Thursday. Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, the former vice chancellor at the University of Warwick, and Professor Stuart Croft, who took over from him mid-way through the year, racked up a total bill of £46, 348 on flights last academic year between them. Vice chancellors at 22 universities traveled solely by first class flights during 2015-16, according to a report by University and Colleges Union (UCU).

    The Telegraph
  • New citizens breathe sigh of relief in Trump's America

    Overjoyed new US citizens breathed a huge sigh of relief and celebrated Wednesday, largely -- if not uniformly -- critical of the Trump administration's orders for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants. US Citizenship and Immigration Services said it welcomed more than 25,000 new citizens in recognition of this year's President's Day in the week beginning February 14 at more than 162 ceremonies around the country. Of seven new citizens who spoke to AFP at a ceremony in Jersey City, one of the most diverse towns in the United States, five expressed reservations about a blanket policy that now threatens millions with deportation.

    AFP News
  • Jolie has warm words for estranged husband Pitt

    Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview Tuesday. Jolie and Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple known as "Brangelina," are in the midst of a high-profile divorce and last month reached an agreement to keep private the details of their split and battle over custody of their six children. "We are focusing on the health of our family," Jolie said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family." The actress was asked if she still thought of Pitt as a wonderful father, which is how she had described him in the past.

    AFP News
  • Parents show support for centre cleared by ECDA of abuse allegations

    The ECDA said Sam’s Early Learning Centre complies with its regulations for safety, health and hygiene. Parents of children who go to a childcare centre accused of neglect say pictures circulated of the centre were “maliciously taken out of context” by someone seeking to harm the centre’s reputation. Yahoo Singapore has seen a letter jointly signed by 35 parents who send their children to Sam’s Early Learning Centre in River Valley.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Lawyer withdraws from KL Bar election team, cites clash with principles

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Lawyer Muhamad Izwan Ishak has pulled out from being part of a team campaigning for the KL Bar committee election tomorrow, saying that issues of race and religion should...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Trump set to reverse Obama rules on transgender bathrooms

    Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defence of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The draft reverses former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity.

    Reuters
  • Leaders Real stunned by struggling Valencia

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia on Wednesday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season. Simone Zaza, who endured an unhappy loan spell at West Ham United earlier this season, gave Valencia the lead in the fifth minute with a brilliant shot on the turn and Fabian Orellana added the second in the ninth. Cristiano Ronaldo headed Real back into contention just before halftime, but the visitors were unable to build on their momentum after the break.

    Reuters
  • Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang could be stripped of knighthood, after he was jailed for 20 months for misconduct

    A former leader of Hong Kong who was knighted by Prince Charles hours before the city’s handover to China was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office. Donald Tsang, who was one of the city’s most well-known politicians both before and after British colonial rule ended in 1997, is the highest ranking official to be convicted in Hong Kong. Tsang, aged 72, had previously said he had "every confidence" he would be exonerated.

    The Telegraph
  • Nasa astronomers discover new solar system called Trappist-1 where life may have evolved on three out of seven of its planets

    Life may have evolved on at least three planets within a newly discovered solar system that is 39 light years from Earth, it was announced last night. Astronomers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) have detected no less than seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbiting a dwarf star in the system, it was announced today. Three of the new planets are said to be particularly promising because they could sustain oceans.

    The Telegraph
  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

    The beauty swears by a "revolutionary" new hair colour spray.

    Cover Media
  • Cigarette peddlers on e-bikes play 'hide and seek' in Geylang

    A middle-aged looking man rode and stopped his electrical bicycle by the roadside of Lorong 6 Geylang on a humid afternoon. Keeping his eye on the road, the man took out a few packets of cigarettes, which were believed to be smuggled in from Indonesia. A few motorists slowed down their vehicles, and they handed cash to the man for several packets of cigarettes before driving off.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Time for Leicester to forget about title miracle - Vardy

    By Richard Martin SEVILLE (Reuters) - Leicester City need to wipe last year's incredible title win from their memories and focus on turning their poor season around, starting with their Champions League last-16 first leg at Sevilla, striker Jamie Vardy said on Tuesday. Leicester have lost six of their last eight games in all competitions, culminating in an embarrassing FA Cup elimination to third-tier Millwall on Saturday.

    Reuters