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Thursday, Jul 19


Man, who has tattooed nearly entire body, undergoes operation to remove genitals, nipples


He has tattooed nearly his entire body, but 32-year-old Adam Curlykale was still not happy with the way his body looked. So Mr Curlykale, who was originally from Kaliningrad, Russia, recently travelled to Mexico to remove his nipples,…

Wednesday, Jun 20


EU tariffs target US goods from motorbikes to jeans

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BRUSSELS • The European Union (EU) will begin charging import duties of 25 per cent on a range of US products tomorrow, in response to US tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminium early this month, the European Commission said yesterday.…

Wednesday, Jun 6


Mahathir says to review Malaysia-Singapore stock market trading link, confirms central bank chief has quit

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (June 6) said his new government would study a project announced by the previous administration to form a new trading link between the stock markets of Singapore…

Thursday, May 31


US preacher wants followers to buy him S$72m private jet, because 'Jesus wouldn't be riding a donkey'

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - If Jesus were to descend from heaven and physically set foot on 21st century earth, prosperity gospel televangelist Jesse Duplantis told his followers, the Redeemer would probably pass on riding on the back…

Wednesday, May 30


Malaysian PM Mahathir says search for MH370 may be resumed if new evidence found


KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, XINHUA, NYTIMES) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (May 30) that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which ended this week with no trace found may be resumed if new ...

Monday, May 28


Budding Moon-Kim bromance poses risk to Trump pressure campaign

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (left) and South Korea's President Moon Jae hugging during a signing ceremony near the end of their historic summit at Panmunjom, on April 27, 2018. PHOTO: AFP. Published. 34 min ago. More. Share Tweet…

Saturday, May 26


Moon Jae In, Kim Jong Un hold surprise meeting, discuss Trump-Kim summit

The Straits Times

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean President Moon Jae In met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday (May 26) to discuss Kim's possible upcoming summit with US President Donald Trump, the South said, the second inter-Korean summit in as…


A wolf-like creature killed stalking livestock in Montana. US authorities have no idea what it is

The Straits Times

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - In Montana, it's legal to shoot wolves that get perilously close to people or livestock, and that's exactly what a rancher in Denton thought he did, putting a bullet into something with four legs and canine…

Friday, May 25


Samsung told to pay Apple $722m for copying iPhone


SAN FRANCISCO • After nearly five days of deliberations, a US jury has said Samsung Electronics should pay US$539 million (S$722 million) to Apple for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a yearslong…


Misleading to say 1MDB had to be 'bailed out', says former prime minister Najib Razak

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PETALING JAYA (STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It is misleading for Malaysia's Finance Minister to claim that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had to be bailed out, former premier Najib Tun Razak said in a Facebook post late on Friday (May 25…


NBA: Houston Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Golden State Warriors


May 25, 2018 2:33 PM LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Eric Gordon sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets eked out a 98-94 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the National Basketball Association …

Saturday, May 19


Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, alleges former pilot

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MEXICO CITY (AFP) - A Mexican pilot who once flew the leased passenger plane that crashed in Cuba, killing 107 people on board, said Saturday (May 19) he had previously complained about alleged sub-standard practices by the aircraft's…

Friday, May 18


Anti-graft agency wants statement from Najib: Report


KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's anti-graft agency has summoned former prime minister Najib Razak to give a statement about an investigation involving a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), two sources at the agency told…


US woman called 'smelly fatty' by man on United Airlines flight thanks hero who stepped in

An American woman was left in tears after a fellow passenger on her United Airlines flight called her "smelly fatty". But her painful experience was soon sweetened by the kindness of a stranger. Ms Savannah Phillips wrote in a Facebook…

Monday, May 14


New Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng seen as safe pick as budget risks rise


KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's new finance minister is seen as a safe pair of hands as he takes on the immense task of bringing down debt while scrapping a consumption tax that was key to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's unexpected…

Sunday, May 13


Baby falls to her death in India after slipping from mother's arms during selfie-taking on escalator

The Straits Times

A 10-month-old baby was caught on video falling to her death at a shopping mall in India on Thursday (May 10), after she slipped out of her mother's arms while on an escalator. The incident occurred while the parents were preoccupied with…

Saturday, May 12


Who's who in Mahathir's new Cabinet and Council of Elders

Malaysia's new prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday (May 12) unveiled three senior ministers for his Cabinet and an inaugural Council of the Elders. The five eminent Malaysians on the Council of the Elders will provide vital …


Malaysia's jailed political leader Anwar Ibrahim to be released on May 15

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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's famed jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, once the country's opposition leader and deputy prime minister, is slated to be released from prison next Tuesday (May 15). Two top officials from his Parti Keadilan Rakyat …

Tuesday, May 8


Kim Jong Un said to be visiting China's Dalian city: Reports

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SEOUL - Japanese and South Korean media went into overdrive on Tuesday (May 8) amid reports of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting the Chinese city of Dalian to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Japan's Kyodo news agency…


Jokowi should work with PM Lee to ensure Trump-Kim meeting success: Jakarta Post


In its editorial, the paper reminds President Joko Widodo that he has a bigger role to play in regional affairs. JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The result of Wednesday's trilateral summit between the host, Japanese Prime…


'Brain dead' US teen wakes up day after parents sign papers to pull plug and donate his organs

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A 13-year-old American boy miraculously came back to life in March, a day after doctors declared him brain dead and his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs. Trenton McKinley from Alabama was at a friend's house when a utility…

Saturday, May 5


Trump says date and place for summit with Kim has been set

WASHINGTON• • US President Donald Trump says a date and place have been set for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but he is not saying when and where just yet, building suspense for the unprecedented talks. Singapore has…

Wednesday, May 2


Tennis: Zverev survives scare in Munich to reach last eight

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May 03, 2018 3:44 AM MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Defending champion Alexander Zverev had to dig deep to win his second-round match at the ATP tournament in Munich on Wednesday (May 2) after a scare against fellow German Yannick Hanfmann.

Tuesday, May 1


My culture is not your prom dress: US teen's qipao sparks 'cultural appropriation' row on Twitter

The Straits Times

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - An American high school student's prom pictures have unwittingly sparked a "cultural appropriation" debate on social media, British broadcaster BBC reported on Monday (April 30). On April 23, 18-year-old Twitter user…

Saturday, Apr 28


9 kids killed in knife attack at Chinese school


BEIJING • A man wielding a knife killed nine children and injured 10 others outside a middle school in central China, the authorities said, in one of the worst attacks at a Chinese school in recent years. The incident took place shortly…

Russia, Turkey, Iran emphasise unity in brokering Syria peace


MOSCOW • Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers yesterday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow. The three nations have been attempting to resolve the Syrian…


Donald Trump shows Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that Europe's clout is dwindling


WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Europe's preeminent leaders gave it their best shot this week. All signs are it didn't work. France's Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel made their separate ways to Washington with a joint mission: to…

Wednesday, Apr 25


Palestinian lecturer's murder: Malaysian cops find a fresh photo of one of the suspects

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian police have obtained a fresh photo of one of two suspects involved in the killing of a Palestinian lecturer and believe that they are still in the country. Malaysia's top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun gave the update…

Sunday, Apr 22


More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests

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MANAGUA (AFP) - More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators during a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights group said Sunday (April 22). The Nicaraguan Center for Human…

Friday, Apr 20


US reacts warily to North Korea dropping demand for pullout of American troops from South

KEY WEST, FLORIDA (NYTIMES) - The Trump administration has privately dismissed the idea of North Korea dropping its demand that US troops be removed from South Korea as a capitulation, because a US withdrawal was never on the table. Mr…