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Anwar’s political secretary among those arrested over viral sex video implicating Malaysian minister

12 hours 12 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR: An aide to Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim has been arrested in connection to the dissemination of a viral sex video implicating a Cabinet minister. According to Malaysian media reports, Mr Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak - who is Mr Anwar’s political ...

Tencent-backed live-streaming firm DouYu prices US IPO at low end of range

12 hours 52 min ago
DouYu International Holdings Ltd, China's largest live-streaming platform, on Tuesday said it sold US$775 million in stock at a US$3.73 billion valuation after pricing its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) at the bottom of an indicative range.

Visa invests in Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek

12 hours 58 min ago
Visa said on Wednesday it has invested in Indonesia's Go-Jek as part of the ride-hailing company's ongoing Series F fundraising round.

US, Japan eye possible small trade deal by September: Sources

13 hours 2 min ago
The United States and Japan are working on a trade deal involving agriculture and autos that could be agreed by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet in New York in September, three industry sources familiar with the discussions said on Tuesday.

Man arrested for armed robbery after stealing cash from woman along Newton Road

13 hours 12 min ago
SINGAPORE: A 43-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of armed robbery with hurt, after a female victim reported being robbed along Newton Road, the police said in a news release on Wednesday (Jul 17). The police were notified at about 1.10am on Tuesday by the victim ...

'I screamed and defended myself': Kang Ji-hwan's assault victims recount their experience

13 hours 16 min ago
The Joseon Survival actor has since admitted his actions and has been terminated from his agency.

Amazon in deal with German watchdog to overhaul marketplace terms

13 hours 17 min ago
Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, who had complained of unfair treatment when selling through the world's biggest online retailer.

Taxi driver in accident that killed NUS undergrad Kathy Ong pleads guilty

13 hours 18 min ago
SINGAPORE: A taxi driver in an accident that killed a passenger and injured three others headed to the National University of Singapore (NUS) pleaded guilty on Wednesday (Jul 17). NUS undergraduate Kathy Ong, 19, died in the accident after the cabby made a right turn even though the green right ...

Jeffrey Epstein's treatment is 'worse' because of his wealth, his lawyers say

13 hours 52 min ago
Prosecutors have singled out Jeffrey Epstein for harsher treatment than other defendants because he is rich, lawyers for the American financier claimed on Tuesday in arguing that Epstein should be freed while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Tencent-backed live-streaming firm DouYu prices US IPO at low end of range: sources

14 hours 12 min ago
DouYu International Holdings Ltd , China's largest live-streaming platform, on Tuesday sold US$775 million in stock at a US$3.73 billion valuation after pricing its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) at the bottom of an indicative range, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Republican support for Trump rises after racially charged tweets: Reuters-Ipsos poll

14 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK: Support for US President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters-Ipsos public opinion poll shows. The national survey, conducted on Monday and ...

In rare rebuke, dozens of Republicans hit Trump over 'racist' tweets

14 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON: After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the US Congress, including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House, have openly criticized President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers. Three Republicans from Texas, a solidly ...

Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation'

14 hours 46 min ago
LOS ANGELES: Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and his two crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins, were unsure precisely when they left the ground. He remembers the white-knuckle ...

Democrat attempts to force vote on Trump impeachment

15 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON: Democratic congressman, Al Green, filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Jul 16). This came immediately after the House voted to formally condemned Trump on Tuesday (Jul 16) for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile ...

Singapore exports slump even further, down 17.3% in June

15 hours 22 min ago
SINGAPORE: Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell by 17.3 per cent year-on-year in June, marking the fourth straight month of double-digit decline, data from trade agency Enterprise Singapore showed on Wednesday (Jul 17). This was worse than the 9.9 per cent contraction predicted by 10 ...

Mumford & Sons, Honne to headline this year's Neon Lights music festival

15 hours 35 min ago
The two-day music and arts event is set to take place on Nov 23 and 24 at Fort Canning Park.

Asia shares slip, dollar gains as sterling slides

15 hours 42 min ago
Asian shares drifted lower on Wednesday after a lacklustre performance by Wall Street, while the dollar got a lift from robust U.S. retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.

As Fed nears rate cut, policymakers debate how deep, and even if

15 hours 52 min ago
With the first U.S. interest rate reduction in a decade expected later this month, two Federal Reserve policymakers sketched out arguments on Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a third said she needs more data before being ready to sign on at all.

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker moved to hospital psychiatric ward

16 hours 17 min ago
LONDON: Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been transferred from prison to a hospital psychiatric ward, the campaign group seeking to free her said on Wednesday (Jul 17). Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was moved from Tehran's ...

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian

16 hours 24 min ago
The famous astronaut's suit was displayed for about 30 years at the museum before it was taken down in 2006 because curators were concerned about deterioration.