• Man who texted wife to drive safely dies in Jurong accident

    Less than an hour later, Loh Fook Siong, a 42-year-old Malaysian, died in a road accident in Singapore. Loh, who was a worker in Singapore’s marine industry, was riding on his motorcycle when he was run over by a trailer at Jalan Buroh in November last year. In a hearing on Wednesday (26 April), State Coroner Marvin Bay recorded a verdict of traffic misadventure into Loh’s death.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Thai taxi driver arrested for alleged rape of Brazilian

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Wednesday arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived at a Bangkok airport on an international flight, saying the suspect had a criminal record and had already confessed to the crime.

    Associated Press
  • Review citizenship granted to 1.75 million non-Malays from 1957 to 1970, Malay group says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — A newly formed Malay-Muslim movement today said that it would be challenging the citizenship of 1.75 million Malaysians granted between 1957 and 1970. This is...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The Latest: Chinese media warn N. Korea against nuke test

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

    CHICAGO (AP) — The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat.

    Associated Press
  • Mourinho just getting started at Manchester United

    (Reuters) - Manchester United can look forward to "better years" after winning the League Cup and qualifying for the Europa League semi-finals, manager Jose Mourinho has said as he begins to take stock of his first season at the Premier League club. It has been a mixed season so far for United, who won their first trophy under Mourinho but also face a fight to finish in the top four of the Premier League and claim an automatic Champions League spot. United can also secure a place in Europe's elite club competition by winning the Europa League, where they face Spanish side Celta Vigo in the first leg of the semi-final on May 4.

    Reuters
  • Erin Moran passed away watching TV in bed

    The star succumbed to cancer within months.

    Cover Media
  • Jet Airways suspends pilot over racism, assault claims

    Indian carrier Jet Airways said Wednesday it had suspended a foreign pilot from flying duty over allegations that he assaulted a woman and hurled racist abuse at another passenger on a domestic flight. The Mumbai-based airline confirmed the incident took place on April 3 on a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight, adding the pilot in question had been taken off the flying roster soon after and an apology had been extended to the victim. "As regards the said incident, Jet Airways has noted guest feedback with concern and regrets the incident," Jet Airways said in a statement Wednesday.

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  • Man jailed for slashing colleague with penknife in Changi

    Chinese national Wang Fu Guo, 40, used a penknife blade measuring 7cm in length to attack his compatriot Wang Da Yu, 31, during a quarrel, causing part of the blade to be embedded in Da Yu’s neck. On Wednesday (26 April), Fu Guo was sentenced in the State Courts to 16 months’ jail for one charge of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon to Da Yu. Both men were working in Cellini Design Center, a furniture company located at Changi North Crescent, on 21 October last year when the incident occurred.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • 12-year-old MMA fighter to make her debut against a 24-year-old

    A seventh-grade student that goes by "MoMo" will compete in an amateur bout for the Japanese promotion Deep Jewels on May 20.

    Cagewriter
  • Pamela Anderson: 'Julian Assange and I have a special relationship'

    Pamela also offers up her opinion about various foreign policy issues in bizarre new poem.

    Cover Media
  • Portion of Singapore State Courts cordoned off after bullet-shaped object found

    A part of the Singapore State Courts was cordoned off on Wednesday (26 April) afternoon after a bullet-shaped object was discovered outside the building. At about 3.30pm, an area around the size of a HDB flat's master bedroom in front of the State Courts was cordoned off. Yahoo Singapore saw about a dozen plainclothes and uniformed officers in the area.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid S.China Sea tension

    By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea. State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China's second and built in the northeastern port of Dalian, is not expected to enter service until 2020, once it has been kitted out and armed. Foreign military analysts and Chinese media have for months published satellite images, photographs and news stories about the second carrier's development.

    Reuters
  • Loss won’t be mine, Rafizi says after PAS dismisses biggest GE loser forecast

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Labelled a “liar”, Rafizi Ramli shrugged off today a PAS leader’s denigration after a PKR-linked survey predicted the Islamist party will be the biggest loser at...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Lorry driver jailed 3 months in Bukit Batok road rage

    A lorry driver swung a hammer at a motorcyclist who confronted him over a road incident along Bukit Batok Road, causing the motorcyclist to dislocate his left shoulder when he tried to avoid the attack. Chinese national Chen Zhengliang, 39, was on Wednesday (26 April) found guilty and jailed three months for swinging a hammer at Mohamed Akbar Sha, 26, after a four-day trial in the State Courts. Chen was working as a driver for Chuan Transport during the time of the incident.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • High Court gives three National Service defaulters heavier sentences

    National Service (NS) defaulters who do not serve NS at all will now face a maximum of almost three years in jail, following a ruling from Singapore's High Court.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • The 'world's best restaurant' opens sister eatery with $11 menu

    The Michelin-starred chef whose New York restaurant was just named the world's best restaurant this year has opened the doors to a much more affordable version of his eatery Eleven Madison Park. 

    AFP Relax
  • No end in sight for Japan 'crisps crisis'

    Legions of Japanese crisps addicts are suffering and it doesn't look like they'll be getting their full fix anytime soon. The country is in the midst of a dire crisps shortage after violent typhoons wiped out potato crops in top tuber producing Hokkaido. The unprecedented series of storms last year has forced chipmakers Calbee and rival Koikeya to halt production of some of their most popular flavours -- including pizza and French salad.

    AFP News
  • Aretha Franklin slams Dionne Warwick for lying at Whitney Houston's funeral

    The Queen of Soul snubbed Dionne during a celebration for music mogul Clive Davis last week.

    Cover Media
  • Australia's sky-high household debt a ticking time bomb

    Australians are racking up extreme levels of debt to buy homes that are among the world's most expensive, a ticking time bomb that could wreck the economy if it is hit by a sudden shock, experts warn. While the country is one of the best-performing developed global economies, soaring property prices have also made it a world-beater in household debt. The nation has a household debt-to-GDP ratio of 123 percent, largely housing debt -- second only to Switzerland, according to the Bank of International Settlements.

    AFP News