• We made Amos Famous

    What is wrong with Amos Yee? Did he think we’ll go tee-hee When he mocked Christianity? And those jibes on LKY Did he think that they would fly? Did he think “I’ll just try, try?’’ Some say Amos is just a boy Who thinks YouTube is just a toy Even if

    Bertha Harian
  • This is the Lee Kuan Yew eulogy the nation did not hear

    After the formalities of the Lying in State and the State Funeral Service, in this final hour Papa is with his family, his friends of a lifetime, his immediate staff who served him loyally and well, his security team who kept him safe and sound, and his medical team who took such good care of him. Actually, Papa was the head of two families.  As the eldest son, from a young age he was effectively head of his household, helping his mother – Mak – to bring up his younger brothers and sister.  He remained close to them all his life.  To my uncles and aunts, he was always “Kor”, never “Harry”. Papa made it a point to attend the Chinese New Year reunions of the extended Lee family every year, even till last year, to catch up with his siblings, to meet his nephews and nieces, and later grand-nephews and grand-nieces.  I think there are a few great grand nephews and nieces but I am not sure if they are here.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Iraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit

    Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants Tuesday holed up in downtown Tikrit as the country's prime minister announced security forces had reached the city's center. In a statement Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said security forces already have retaken neighborhoods on the southern and western edges of Saddam Hussein's hometown and are moving to control the entire city. Street-to-street fighting raged into Tuesday afternoon and estimates on how much of this strategic city on the banks of the Tigris River that Iraqi forces held widely differed.

    Associated Press 30 mins ago
  • Microsoft makes cheaper version of Surface Pro 3 tablet

    Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. Graphic artists, engineers and finance professionals needing to run complex software might still want the company's higher-end Pro 3, said Dennis Meinhardt, director of program management for Surface.

    Associated Press
  • Van Gaal doesn't need to spend to make Manchester United great again - Seedorf

    Former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf believes Louis van Gaal does not need to spend to make Manchester United great again. The Red Devils bought the likes of Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera during the summer as they spent £150 million on new faces. Despite that, Van Gaal's side find themselves fourth in the Premier League table and fighting for a place in next season's Champions League.

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  • New Zayn Malik demo prompts One Direction row

    A demo of a new song by former One Direction star Zayn Malik has been posted online, sparking a row between its producer and one of Malik's former bandmates Tuesday. "I Won't Mind" features soulful vocals by Malik over a simple acoustic guitar loop and lyrics such as: "We are who we are when no one's watching/And right from the start, you know I got you." One Direction, who have sold over 50 million records worldwide, announced last week that Malik was leaving the band but that they would continue as a foursome. The new song was posted on Twitter by British producer Naughty Boy, who has previously worked with musicians including Emeli Sande.

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  • Malaysian sentenced to hang for murder of UK med students

    A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said. Zulkipli Abdullah, 24, was found guilty of stabbing to death Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger in the city of Kuching last August after an argument in a bar. The judge accepted the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses," Zulkipli's lawyer Anthony Tai told AFP.

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  • Jamie Oliver regrets heating up Gordon Ramsay food feud

    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said Tuesday he regretted saying rival cook Gordon Ramsay was jealous of his success and brushed off their simmering food feud as "no big deal". Both are successful celebrity television chefs and have traded barbs before -- with Ramsay recently chiding the younger Oliver for not attending the launch of his own Hong Kong eatery, Jamie's Italian. Oliver, in Australia as part of his "revolution" to champion food education in schools, hit back on Sunday.

    AFP News
  • Japan's baby-faced assassins rout Uzbekistan

    Goal-hungry Japan floored Uzbekistan 5-1 with an explosive performance in a friendly on Tuesday, with young guns Takashi Usami and Gaku Shibasaki pointing to a bright future for the Blue Samurai. Shibasaki scored Japan's third on 80 minutes with an outrageous lob from just inside the Uzbekistan half, before fellow substitute Usami capped a superb cameo by slamming in a fourth soon afterwards. Toshihiro Aoyama triggered the rout after just six minutes in Tokyo with a sumptuous long-range volley and Shinji Okazaki doubled the home side's lead nine minutes into the second half with a classic poacher's strike.

    AFP News
  • Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into service

    Taiwan's largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernise its military in response to a perceived threat from China. Armed with 16 missiles, the ship will strengthen Taiwan's defence capabilities. China still considers the island part of its territory waiting to be reunited -- by force if necessary.

    AFP News
  • After death comes life

    A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action. This past week an entire nation has contemplated the passing of the late, great, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I am one of those people who think about death a lot. 

    Our Better World
  • Megan Fox: I’m a free spirit mother

    Megan Fox has opened up about how becoming a mother has changed her life. The 28-year-old actress is mother to two-year-old Noah and 13-month-old Bodhi with husband Brian Austin Green, as well as stepmother to her husband’s 13-year-old son Kassius. Megan keeps herself busy with her various acting projects and her family life.

    Cover Media
  • Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death

    Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. "Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever," Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said via phone from his office in Corpus Christi. Selena began performing as a child, singing in Los Dinos, a band formed by her father that featured her brother A.B. on bass and sister Suzette on drums.

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  • Stricter liquor rules in Geylang, Little India from 1 April

    Additional restrictions for consumption of liquor in public places will be imposed in two Liquor Control Zones (LCZ) in Geylang and Little India on weekends and public holidays, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a press statement on Tuesday. Within the LCZs, public drinking will be banned from 7am Saturday to 7am Monday from 1 April, when the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act comes into effect. On public holidays, there should be no consumption from 7pm of the eve of a public holiday to 7am of the day after the holiday.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • China's jailing of man who grew beard 'absurd'

    A six-year prison sentence reportedly given to a man in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region for growing a beard was "absurd", an overseas group said Monday as accounts of the penalty disappeared online. It exposes China's hostile attitude and crisis of governance." He added: "If a Chinese person grows a beard, it is a personal fashion he is allowed to choose freely. "China's goal is to use judicial means to force Uighurs to accept Chinese people's traditions and give up their own way of life." On Sunday the China Youth Daily reported that a court in Xinjiang's desert oasis city of Kashgar sentenced a 38-year-old Uighur man to six years in jail for growing a beard, while his wife was given two years for veiling herself.

    AFP News
  • Arsenal and Juventus have bid for Dybala, claims Zamparini

    Juventus and Arsenal have approached Palermo about signing forward Paulo Dybala, says the Italian club's president, Maurizio Zamparini. Manchester United have previously tracked the 21-year-old but Zamparini claims that, if the youngster were to move to the Premier League, the Gunners would have the upper hand - but it would take a huge bid. "Juventus and Arsenal have made offers for Dybala," he told Radio Marte.

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  • Philips to sell major stake in LED, car lighting arm for $2.8 bn

    Dutch electronics giant Philips on Tuesday said it was selling a majority stake in its LED and car lighting arm to a consortium led by China and US-based GO Scale Capital investment fund in a deal worth $2.8 bn. The deal is part of Philips' broader streamlining move which will eventually see the 120-year-old company transform into a specialist healthcare-lifestyle manufacturer. "Philips today announced that it has signed an agreement with a consortium led by GO Scale Capital through which they will acquire an 80.1 percent interest in Philips' combined LED components and automotive lighting business," the Amsterdam-based group said. "Philips expects to receive cash proceeds, before tax and transaction related costs, of approximately USD 2.8 billion (2.5 billion euros)," it said in a statement, with up to another $100 million possible in deferred contingent payments.

    AFP News
  • 'Super' Termite Hybrid May Wreak Havoc on Florida

    The two most invasive termite species in the world are shacking up, producing a potentially powerful new termite hybrid in South Florida, a new study finds. Together, the Asian (Coptotermes gestroi) and Formosan (Coptotermes formosanus) subterranean termite species cause an estimated $40 billion worth of damage worldwide, the researchers said. Both types of termite have evolved separately for hundreds of thousands of years, but now human movement and trade have brought the invasive species together in Taiwan, Hawaii and South Florida.

    LiveScience.com
  • Would you buy a Mercedes pick-up?

    IT’S RUGGED, POSH and eligible for a Category C COE. Meet the Mercedes-Benz pick-up, a new model the brand will launch by the end of the decade. It will, says, the company, the first such commercial vehicle from a premium brand.The Merc pick-up will be

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • The Most Perfect Girl In School Isn’t Really Who She Seems #ShortFilm

    This article The Most Perfect Girl In School Isn’t Really Who She Seems originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. 'Give & Take' has screened in the UK and selected for film festivals in Taiwan, Czech Republic, Greece, and was nominated for the Golden Harvest Awards for the category Best Student Short Fiction in Taiwan.

    Viddsee 12 mins ago