• Man arrested for producing and using counterfeit S$50 notes

    A 52-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the production and use of S$50 counterfeit notes. In a statement on Tuesday (31 May), the police said that they received a report last Thursday (26 May) that S$50 counterfeit notes were used for payments at a convenience store at Hougang Street 91. The counterfeit notes, which are believed to be photocopied reproductions, lack security features of genuine notes such as watermark and security thread.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Football: Mourinho promises not to get personal with Guardiola

    Newly-appointed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Tuesday he will not let his rivalry with Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola get in the way of his bid for the English Premier League title. Mourinho and Guardiola will arrive in Manchester for next season with a shared past and pressure to succeed. The pair went head to head in an often bitter rivalry between 2010 and 2012 when the Portuguese was in charge of Real Madrid and Guardiola coached Barcelona.

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  • ‘Alice,’ ‘X-Men’ flop at the holiday-weekend box office

    Two Hollywood franchises turned in disappointing box-office performances on a Memorial Day weekend that left studios with little to celebrate.

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  • Philippines president-elect says won't rely on United States

    By Neil Jerome Morales DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday his country would not rely on long-term security ally the United States, signalling greater independence from Washington in dealing with China and the disputed South China Sea. The Philippines has traditionally been one of Washington's staunchest supporters in its stand-off with Beijing over the South China Sea, a vital trade route where China has built artificial islands, airstrips and other military facilities. Duterte, the tough-talking mayor of Davao City who swept to victory in a May 9 election, has backed multilateral talks to settle rows over the South China Sea that would include the United States, Japan and Australia as well as claimant nations.

  • Ex-tour guide Yang Yin pleads guilty to 120 charges

    The former tour guide at the heart of the case involving a wealthy elderly widow’s assets on Tuesday (31 May) pleaded guilty to 120 charges involving falsification, immigration and cheating-related offences. Another 227 charges will be taken into consideration when Yang Yin, 42, is sentenced on 11 July. Yang also faces a separate trial involving two counts of criminal breach of trust for allegedly misappropriating $1.1 million from Chung Khin Chun, a Singaporean.

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  • From goalkeeper to goal poacher, Kane always stood out

    As the young Harry Kane dominated the penalty area with a dazzling display, the future spearhead of England's attack presented his coach with a welcome thought -- 'fantastic I've got a goalkeeper'. Hot on the heels of another brilliant season with Tottenham Hotspur, Kane heads to Euro 2016 established as one of the Premier League's most feared forwards and a key figure for his country.

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  • Dalai Lama says 'too many' refugees in Europe

    The Dalai Lama said in an interview published Tuesday that Europe has accepted "too many" refugees, and that they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries. "Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country," he added with a laugh, the daily reported. "Germany is Germany.

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  • Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

    A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been hiding for years in the ...

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  • Kate Beckinsale Says Michael Bay Was ‘Baffled’ by Her Looks

    “I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head and I wasn't blonde"

  • Physicist Stephen Hawking baffled by Donald Trump's rise

    LONDON (AP) — Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but he says he can't understand Donald Trump's popularity.

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  • Sabah man kills brother in Maggi Mee row

    KOTA KINABALU, May 31 ― An argument over instant noodles proved fatal for a Sabah man who was killed by his elder brother with a homemade gun. Keningau district police chief deputy superintendent...

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  • Japan rescuers struggle with lack of clues for missing boy

    As the search continued for a fourth day on Japan's main northern island of Hokkaido, two hunters joined more than 100 rescuers, police and local town officials after they found fresh bear droppings in the area, heightening concerns for the safety of the child. The parents originally told police their son had got lost while they were out hiking to gather wild vegetables -- but later admitted they were angry and tried to punish him because he had thrown stones at cars and people. "We just have too little information about how the boy would have acted after being left alone," local fire department rescuer Satoshi Saito told AFP by telephone, expressing frustration at the lack of progress so far.

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  • US zoo defends killing gorilla that grabbed boy

    The director of an Ohio zoo on Monday defended the killing of a critically endangered gorilla as it dragged a young boy who had fallen into its enclosure in a horrifying incident captured on video. Harambe, a 17-year-old male western lowland silverback gorilla, was shot after the four-year-old crawled through a barrier and tumbled 15 feet (4.5 meters) into the Cincinnati Zoo enclosure on Saturday. Zoo officials said they were heartbroken over the loss of Harambe, but had to make a rapid choice on how to rescue the boy.

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  • Kangaroo ruptures Australian woman's breast implants

    A kangaroo jumped onto a woman cycling in South Australia, rupturing her breast implants and using her as a "little airbag", she told local media Tuesday. Sharon Heinrich, 45, was on the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley with her friend when the "cute" kangaroo she nicknamed "Skip" jumped from an embankment and landed on her, she told local newspaper the Northern Argus.

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  • Panasonic says it will stop making TV panels by end-September

    Panasonic Corp on Tuesday said it will close its unprofitable television screen manufacturing business, leaving Sharp Corp as Japan's sole TV panel maker. A Panasonic spokeswoman said the company will stop producing TV screens at its plant in Himeji, western Japan, by the end of September. The decision to close the business comes after Panasonic scrapped a company-wide revenue target of 10 trillion yen ($90.1 billion) for the year through March 2019 to focus on profitability.

  • Diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag sold for record $300,000

    A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world's most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly $300,000 at a Hong Kong sale. The rare Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 went to an unknown phone bidder late Monday for HK$2.32 million ($298,655), beating a pre-sale estimate of $2 million, the auction house Christie's said. "It was the world record price for any handbag sold at auction," Bingle Lee, a Hong Kong-based spokesman for Christie's, told AFP.

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  • Unlucky Reus left out of Germany Euro 2016 squad

    Winger Marco Reus was left out of Germany's final Euro 2016 squad on his 27th birthday on Tuesday over injury concerns, missing out on his second consecutive major tournament. Coach Joachim Loew also cut 20-year-old midfielder Julian Brandt along with his Bayer Leverkusen team mate Karim Bellarabi and defensive midfielder Sebastian Rudy. Borussia Dortmund's Reus, who was ruled out of the 2014 World Cup after sustaining an injury in the final warmup game, would struggle to get through a one-month tournament due to long-standing fitness problems, Loew said.

  • You’re out if you contest Kuala Kangsar seat, Umno warns youth leader

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 ― Umno youth leader Syed Rosli Syed Harman Jamalullail will automatically lose his party membership if he contests the Kuala Kangsar by-election as an independent, a senior...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn kills himself

    Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group says former chief executive Martin Senn, who ran the company for six years until last December, has killed himself. The incident comes three years after the company's ...

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  • Is The Singapore Property Market Really A Buyer’s Market Now?

    We are often confused about when we should or should not purchase a property. There are many contradicting information available regardless of the market condition. Here is why we won’t be buying a property anytime soon. The post Is The Singapore Property Market Really A Buyer’s Market Now? appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.