• COEs set to rise as MAS eases car loan restrictions?

    Buying a car in Singapore is about to become easier for people who are less flush with cash. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has just announced that it will be relaxing the curbs on car loans that it put into place in 2013. From May 27th onwards, for cars with an OMV below $20,000, buyers will be able to borrow up to 70 percent (previously 60 percent) of the car’s purchase price and pay it back over seven years.

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • Van Gaal got what he deserved at Man United, says Gullit

    (Reuters) - Manchester United were right to sack Louis van Gaal after the club failed to qualify for next season's Champions League, according to his fellow Dutchman Ruud Gullit. Van Gaal, who guided his side to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League this season, lost his job two days after United ended a three-year trophy drought by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. "A lot of things were his own fault," former Chelsea and Newcastle United manager Gullit told British media.

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  • Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce

    Johnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage to the Hollywood star, celebrity news media reported. Court records published by the TMZ website show that Amber Heard submitted the petition to a court in Los Angeles on Monday seeking spousal support from the 52-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" star. The separation comes less than a week after the death of Depp's mother, Betty Sue Palmer, at the age of 81.

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  • Cantona accuses Deschamps of racial discrimination in Euro 2016 squad

    Former France international Eric Cantona on Thursday accused coach Didier Deschamps of racial discrimination in his choice of players for Euro 2016, claiming he snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their "north African origins". "One thing is for sure – Benzema and Ben Arfa are two of the best players in France and will not play the European Championship.

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  • Duterte vows economic growth outside of 'dead' Philippine capital

    Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte pledged Thursday to spread economic activity beyond the overpopulated capital of Manila, calling it a "dead" city overrun by shantytowns. Duterte said he would create new jobs by setting up economic zones outside of Manila to spread the wealth beyond the sprawling metropolis of about 15 million people, and that he would not allow any more factories to be built in the capital. "I have to create more jobs but Manila is already saturated," Duterte told reporters in the southern city of Davao, which he has ruled as mayor for most of the past two decades.

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  • Hugh Jackman's Wolverine 3 will feature these villains

    Wolverine 3 will see Hugh Jackman's Logan take on the Reavers, who in the comics are cyborgs, under the leadership of Donald Pierce, also a half-robot. According to Nerdist, Richard E Grant, who has been picked up for the role of a mad scientist, could play Pierce, while Boyd Holbrook is set to play the role of the main villain, who has been described as a "relentless, calculating and intense" head of security for a global enterprise. It has been suggested that the Reavers were created by Pierce but this has not been confirmed.

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  • More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia

    Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Thursday. All of them were discovered thousands of kilometres (miles) from the current underwater search zone far off Western Australia's coast, where three ships carrying sophisticated equipment are scouring the sea floor for traces of the plane. Transport Minister Darren Chester said two of the new pieces were found in Mauritius, with the other in Mozambique and were "of interest in connection to the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370".

    AFP News
  • Man claims Save Malaysia bought 1.2 million signatures from him

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — A self-professed IT freelancer alleged today the Save Malaysia movement had purchased the 1.2 million signatures it claimed to have collected for its petition calling for...

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  • What happened to 1MDB units, MP asks after 1MDB’s funds in BSI Bank shuttered by Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Putrajaya should announce steps to recover US$940 million (RM3.8 billion) 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) deposited in a merchant bank being closed down in Singapore, DAP MP...

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  • 'I still hate the glow of the sun': Hiroshima survivors' tales

    For survivors of the world's first nuclear attack, the day America unleashed a terrible bomb over the city of Hiroshima remains seared forever in their minds. On the occasion of Barack Obama's offering of a floral tribute on Friday at the cenotaph in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park -- the first ever visit by a sitting US president -- some of them share their stories with AFP. Emiko Okada Emiko Okada, now 79, was about 2.8 kilometres (1.7 miles) from ground zero and suffered severe injuries in the blast.

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  • Chinese state media warns G7 against South China Sea 'meddling'

    Chinese state media warned the Group of Seven nations on Thursday not to "meddle" in South China Sea disputes, as leaders from the bloc gathered for talks in Japan. The commentary came as European Council President Donald Tusk said on the sidelines of a summit in Ise-Shima that the bloc should take a "clear and tough stance" on China's contested maritime claims. Beijing has angered several Southeast Asian neighbours by claiming almost all of the South China Sea and rapidly building reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes.

    AFP News
  • Calling us a Ponzi scheme is an insult to more than 2,200 of our employees, says OYO Rooms

    “We have loyal partners who work with us side by side, strong investors and a business that’s growing with positive take rates – calling all this a ‘Ponzi scheme’ is just preposterous!” Founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal hits back at Sumanth Raghavendra after he called the budge hotel aggregator a Ponzi scheme, through an internal... The post Calling us a Ponzi scheme is an insult to more than 2,200 of our employees, says OYO Rooms appeared first on e27.

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  • Suspended Sharapova named on Russian Olympic team

    Russia have included Maria Sharapova in their Olympic tennis team despite the star player being suspended over a positive test for the banned drug meldonium, the country's tennis federation said on Thursday. "By the end of the first week of Roland Garros, the question of Sharapova's participation at the Olympic Games should be resolved," Shamil Tarpischev, the head of Russia's tennis federation, told R-Sport news agency.

    AFP News
  • Candlelight vigil for hubby lands activist’s wife in soup with cops

    PETALING JAYA, May 26 ― Nadzirah Yaakop is under police investigation for alleged violation of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 over a candlelight vigil for her detained husband outside the Air Molek...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Hongkongers pooh-pooh waste treatment plant, despite free spa

    It is billed as a groundbreaking way to deal with Hong Kong's human waste, and even includes an onsite spa free to residents, but a new eco-friendly sludge treatment plant has not washed with some locals. Each day, the HK$5 billion ($644 million) plant treats 1,200 tonnes of sludge from the city's wastewater treatment plants to avoid it being dumped in Hong Kong's overflowing landfills.

    AFP News
  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

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  • Muslim mob attacked Christian homes in Egyptian province

    CAIRO (AP) — A Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also ransacked and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital.

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  • Manchester set for derby delight if Mourinho comes - Schweinsteiger

    Manchester should brace itself for some fascinating local derbies if Jose Mourinho joins United, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Wednesday. The Germany international declined to comment on reports that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager had agreed terms with United to succeed the sacked Louis van Gaal.

    Reuters
  • Trump fires his national political director - campaign sources

    By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired his national political director after six weeks on the job, campaign sources said on Wednesday. Trump told staffers and supporters gathered backstage before a campaign rally in California on Wednesday that political director Rick Wiley "should be fired" for his handling of a fundraising deal with the Republican National Committee, according to the sources. The RNC fundraising agreement included 11 states but not Nevada, where Republicans in the state are angling for key victories in the November elections.

    Reuters
  • Speaker rejects motion to make A-G report on 1MDB public

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today rejected a motion by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to publicly reveal the Auditor-General’s...

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