• ‘I’d like to beat up whoever grabbed Scarborough’

    He won’t pick a fight with China, but he would happily beat up the one who seized Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal if given the chance, President Duterte said yesterday. Addressing soldiers at Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Duterte said that while he would not insist on making China follow the ruling of the UN-backed arbitral court in The Hague favoring the Philippine position on the West Philippine Sea, he made clear it would be bloody if the Chinese make further attempts to trample on Philippine sovereignty. “Yung kumuha ng Scarborough yun ang gusto ko upakan (Whoever seized Scarborough Shoal, that’s the one I want to punch),” Duterte said.

    Philippine Star
  • Jennifer Lopez single again - report

    The singer remains friendly with Casper.

    Cover Media
  • Man found shot dead, fingertips sliced off

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — A man was killed and left to rot in his car some 500m from the house of his suspected killers, who went about their daily chores as if nothing had happened for two days....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysian rapper freed after being held for insulting Islam

    A Malaysian rapper, who was arrested for insulting Islam in a music video that was filmed inside a mosque and used the word "Allah," was freed on Thursday on health grounds. Wee Meng Chee, who goes by the stage name Namewee, was arrested on Sunday over the song, entitled "Oh my God," when he landed at Kuala Lumpar airport after returning from overseas. Penang district police chief, Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, said the magistrates court had refused to extend his arrest because Namewee had health problems.

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  • Defence Ministry dismisses leak, says Malaysia’s submarines have different specs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 ― Malaysia’s Scorpene submarines have different specifications from those used by India, the Defence Ministry said in allaying concerns over a secret data leak reportedly...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Guardiola stands by unpopular Hart decision

    Manchester City's fans must accept hardnosed decisions like the sidelining of goalkeeper Joe Hart if the club are to make progress in the Champions League, manager Pep Guardiola has warned. City's 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday sealed their place in the competition's group phase, but supporters used the game to voice dissent over Guardiola's treatment of Hart. The England goalkeeper, who is due to be replaced by Barcelona's Claudio Bravo, was serenaded throughout, but Guardiola said he had been hired by City to make difficult decisions.

    AFP News
  • Only Putrajaya can decide to repatriate baby panda, minister tells Zoo Negara

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Zoo Negara has no control over the placement of Nuan Nuan, the offspring of panda couple Xing Xing and Liang Liang, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said today....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • BOC official sacked for alleged payoffs

    Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon yesterday said that Capt. Arnel Baylosis, who has been accused of receiving multi-million worth of “tara” or grease money has been relieved. “He has been relieved,” said Faeldon when asked about Baylosis, who heads the Operations Intelligence Office of the Enforcement Group (EG). But in an interview with The STAR, Baylosis denied the allegations made by Faeldon in a press conference in Malacañang last Monday.

    Philippine Star
  • Photographer seeking $1 billion from Getty Images agency

    An accomplished photographer who lets the public use thousands of her images of America for free has sued the Getty Images photo agency for more than $1 billion, saying it's improperly selling her work ...

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  • Kate Upton mocks Kardashians with duck face selfie

    Kate Upton upped the stakes in her feud with the Kardashians on Tuesday (23Aug16) by accusing them of having secret plastic surgery.

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  • Ku Nan: Anina scared of losing suits against Umno

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor accused ex-Umno member Anina Saadudin today of withdrawing her lawsuits against the party leaders out of fear...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Liverpool's Sturridge frustrated with wide role under Klopp

    (Reuters) - Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge has urged manager Juergen Klopp to deploy him in his favoured centre forward position, where he operates on "autopilot". The 26-year-old scored twice after coming on as a substitute in their 5-0 win against Burton Albion in the League Cup, but faces stiff opposition from the likes of Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino to play in the centre attacking role. Sturridge struggled to make an impact from the wing in the 2-0 defeat against Burnley last weekend, and the England international felt that he would be most effective when playing in front of goal.

    Reuters
  • 1st Look at World War II-Era Aircraft Carrier Sunk in the Pacific

    More than 60 years after a World War II-era aircraft carrier sunk to the bottom of the sea, the word "Independence" could still be made out on its surface. By exploring the wreck with robotic subs, scientists are getting their first look at this decades-old ship, which was a target during atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the 1940s. The exploration is already revealing secrets: Scientists operating the underwater robot discovered a fighter plane within the sunken aircraft carrier that, according to records, should not have been there.

    LiveScience.com
  • Thousands pay respects to S R Nathan, recall his charity work

    A president who was a champion of the underprivileged and the needy – that is how some Singaporeans who paid their last respects to the late S R Nathan on Thursday (25 August) recalled the former president. Nathan’s charitable efforts were highlighted by Goh Yee Heng, an assistant area commissioner in the Singapore Scout Association. Nathan, who was the chief scout of the Singapore movement during his time as president, attended all of the group’s camps and jamborees, said Goh.

    Safhras Khan
  • Government appeals Teresa Kok’s RM350,000 win over ISA detention

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — The federal government is challenging a court ruling ordering payment of RM350,000 in compensation to DAP MP Teresa Kok over her arrest and detention under the Internal...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Singaporean Ivy Lim catches the world’s first Pokemon Master job

    Singaporean Ivy Lim has managed to “catch ‘em all” to become the world’s first Pokemon Master, after beating more than 5,000 applicants for the job. Earlier this month, Funzing Singapore advertised for the job on its Facebook page. Gabriel Nimrod, Country Head of Funzing Singapore, told Yahoo Singapore on Tuesday (23 August) that Lim will start work next month and organise one event per week.

    Vernon Lee
  • ‘We are all Malaysians,’ Dr M says of ‘Bangsa Johor’ notion

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 24 ― Promoting affinity to individual states over the country will divide Malaysians, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today regarding the “Bangsa Johor” notion previously raised...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Jimmy Feigen, last of four Lochte 'robbery' swimmers, releases statement

    Jimmy Feigen, the fourth of four swimmers involved in the Ryan Lochte robbery-that-wasn’t-really-a-robbery-but-still-was-a-Brazilian-shakedown that overshadowed the entire second week of the Olympics, has released his own statement on the night in question. Feigen’s account of the evening is generally the same as those presented by fellow swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz.  “We pulled over to a gas station to use the bathroom but the door was locked,” Feigen said in the statement. “On our way back to the cab, Ryan Lochte pulled a poster in a metal frame off a wall,” Feigen said.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

    When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. Horrified by the prospect of Trump in the White House, Obama and his party have changed their tune about Romney. As they denounce Trump as “unhinged” and unfit, they’re getting nostalgic about the 2012 Republican nominee they now describe as principled, competent and honorable.

    Associated Press
  • Miguel ‘Mike’ Varela passes away

    Miguel Varela, a prominent corporate lawyer who served as president and chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) as well as president of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), passed away yesterday. He was 76.

    Philippine Star