• Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest

    TOKYO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving.

    Associated Press 16 mins ago
  • Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

    Rodrigo Duterte snubbed his proclamation as the next Philippine president on Monday, reinforcing his image as a maverick outsider intent on challenging the nation's political establishment. A joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Manila endorsed the official count of this month's election, which saw the trash-talking politician who revels in threats to kill criminals win by more than six million votes. Duterte declined to attend the nationally televised event, preferring to remain more than 900 kilometres (560 miles) away in his southern hometown of Davao that he has ruled as mayor for most of the past two decades and he admits is his comfort zone.

    AFP News 58 mins ago
  • Ronaldo rests to show the 'jealous' who's best

    Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Portugal's pre-European Championship friendly against England on Thursday as he rests from his third Champions League triumph but he insists those who doubt his talents are "jealous". The 31-year-old, who looked jaded in Real Madrid's win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday even though he scored the winning penalty in the shoot-out, believes he is still "number one" and has nothing to prove. After a sixth straight season with more than 50 goals, Ronaldo has been given extra time off and will miss Portugal's game at Wembley on Thursday.

    AFP News
  • China angry after Indonesia detains fishing boat

    Beijing insisted Monday a Chinese boat detained close to Indonesian islands had been fishing legally, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the countries in the South China Sea. The Indonesian navy seized the Chinese boat in waters near the Natuna Islands on Friday for allegedly fishing illegally, the military said. The boat was towed to shore and eight Chinese crew members have been detained.

    AFP News
  • Singaporeans willing to work longer hours: survey

    Nearly half of Singaporeans, or 47 per cent, were working more than 44 hours per week, exceeding the limit recommended by the Ministry of Manpower, the survey released Monday (31 May) showed. Jaya Dass, Country Director of Randstad Singapore, said the survey showed that Singaporeans are willing to sacrifice work-life balance for better pay and career progression.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Calm down, Malaysians urged amid hudud storm

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Malaysians should not allow themselves to be provoked by the outrage expressed over PAS’s so-called hudud Bill, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM)...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'I don't know what I sign', Messi tells judge in fraud case: report

    Argentina star Lionel Messi, who is due to go on trial in Barcelona for alleged tax fraud, told a judge that he never looks at the contracts he signs, the El Periodico daily said Monday. The newspaper got access to Messi's September 2013 statement to a judge and published extracts just a day before the five-time World Player of the Year and his father stand trial. Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, are accused of using a chain of fake companies in Belize and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros ($4.7 million) of Messi's income earned through the sale of his image rights from 2007-09.

    AFP News
  • Daniel Sturridge returns to England training

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge made a timely return to England training on Monday, the day before manager Roy Hodgson submits his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016. Sturridge missed England's 2-1 win over Australia in Sunderland on Friday after sustaining a calf strain during Liverpool's Europa League final defeat by Sevilla. Sturridge's place in the squad is thought to be under threat, with 18-year-old Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford having marked his debut with a goal against Australia.

    AFP News
  • Ridhuan Tee exits MCA, claims party ‘enemy of Islam’

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Controversial columnist Ridhuan Tee Abdullah has pulled out as a member of MCA, accusing the ruling Barisan Nasional’s Chinese component of being anti-Islam after it objected...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • "Tourists go home": Spain tourism surge brings backlash

    By Sarah White PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (Reuters) - On the walls of the grand old houses of this Balearic port which attracts millions of foreigners every year, a new kind of graffiti has flourished: "Tourists go home". Although still a minority protest, it points to tensions in Palma de Mallorca and elsewhere in Spain over rising numbers of visitors who are propelling the economy but also disrupting the lives of locals and straining services from transport to water. With tourism accounting for 12 percent of economic output and 16 percent of jobs, Spain can ill afford a backlash.

  • 'Mommy loves you!': Boy rescued after gorilla is shot at zoo

    Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen ...

    Associated Press
  • Can Malays accept a non-Malay PM? Fahmi Reza’s survey shows a polarised Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Curious to find out what Malays think of a prime minister who is neither a Malay nor Muslim, social activist Fahmi Reza recently conducted a one-day poll on his Twitter...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • James Bond: 7 Stars in Line to Replace Daniel Craig as 007 (Photos)

    It seems that after four films, Daniel Craig is bringing his groundbreaking run as James Bond to an end. Now the search for a new 007 begins, and several British actors are reportedly in talks with Eon Productions to become the Seventh Bond. Idris Elba has achieved critical and popular acclaim with a variety of roles ranging from “Beasts of No Nation” to “Zootopia.” Elba has the charisma needed for Bond’s debonair personality and the gravitas for the more dramatic moments that have become commonplace in Bond films since Craig took over.

    The Wrap
  • 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Serves Up A Cryptic Tease For Memorial Day Weekend

    The Transformers film series has been mocked, derided and beloved by fans, making it one of the more interesting modern film franchises out there. The reality here is that Transformers is going nowhere, so we might as well sit back, buckle in and enjoy the ride. Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, a brand new teaser for Transformers: The Last Knight has been released and it is as cryptic as ever.

  • Australian killed fighting IS in Syria: reports

    An Australian man has been killed in Syria fighting Islamic State jihadists, the country's third national thought to have died alongside Kurdish forces, reports said Monday. Former Australian soldier Jamie Bright, in his 40s, was named on social media as having been "martyred" in recent days. The Kurdish People's Protection Unit said on its Facebook page that Bright died alongside three other Kurdish fighters.

    AFP News
  • PC Show 2016 preview: Mid-year tech deals galore!

    Update, May 30: Added ASUS, Plantronics.

  • Japan rescuers expand forest search for missing boy

    The boy, Yamato Tanooka, went missing in mountains on Japan's main northern island of Hokkaido, which is inhabited by wild bears. Yamato, his older sister, mother and father came to a park near the forest on Saturday, but the parents became angry when the boy threw stones at cars and people, Japanese police said.

    AFP News 31 mins ago
  • Neustadter gets Russian passport ahead of Euro

    Twice-capped Germany international Roman Neustadter has received a Russian passport allowing the defender to play for the country at the Euro, a post on the national team's Twitter site announced on Monday. The Twitter site posted a picture of the 28-year-old Schalke player holding up his new Russian passport at Russia's Consulate in Bonn. Neustadter -- who was born in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk during the Soviet era -- has played two international friendlies for the Germany, but that did not compromise his eligibility to play for Russia.

    AFP News
  • NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, boost defense

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — NATO's Parliamentary Assembly urged alliance members Monday to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness and to do a better job sharing the burden of collective defense.

    Associated Press 55 mins ago
  • 10 Local Breakfasts Under $2.50 in Singapore That Will Keep Your Tummy And Wallet Fattened

    A gratifying breakfast brings about a good day — a wallet-friendly first meal of the day that costs under $2.50 makes it an even better day. Don’t you agree? I’ve scouted both long-time veteran hawkers, and passionate new kids on the block in Singapore that are all out to fatten us up, without having to spend too much. […] The post 10 Local Breakfasts Under $2.50 in Singapore That Will Keep Your Tummy And Wallet Fattened appeared first on SETHLUI.com.