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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Xiaxue and Qiu Qiu















What happened?





















Democrats















Delegates at the Democratic National Convention are poised to make history, formally nominating Hillary Clinton for president.






















Malik Obama


















US President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he "comes across as a straightforward guy".




















Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Robin Hu


















The South China Morning Post's (SCMP) chief executive officer Robin Hu is stepping down to join Temasek Holdings from December 1, the Hong Kong daily reported on July 25.














Knife Attack in Japan















At least 15 people have died in a knife attack at a residential care centre for the disabled in the Japanese city of Sagamihara, local media reported.























Germany Attacks















Germany is reeling from a series of four violent attacks in a week in its south.

The authorities say they were not linked - but do they herald a new era of insecurity for the country?























Monday, July 25, 2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz















The US Democratic Party chair says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity ahead of the presidential nominating convention.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz's move follows a leak of emails appearing to suggest that party insiders tried to thwart the campaign by Hillary Clinton's rival.

























Russia and Rio 2016















Russia will not receive a blanket ban from Rio 2016 following the country's doping scandal.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will leave it up to individual sports' governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors are clean and should be allowed to take part.
























Chris Froome















Chris Froome became Britain's first three-time winner of the Tour de France when he crossed the finish line of the 21-stage race in Paris on Sunday.


























Sunday, July 24, 2016

Boris Johnson













Boris Johnson has had an extraordinary first week in office.
The UK's new foreign secretary had hardly finished a tour of his King Charles Street office before he was forced to deal with the attempted coup in Turkey.




























David Ali Sonboly













The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings. 



























Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine














Virginia Senator Tim Kaine - Democrat Hillary Clinton's newly announced presidential running mate - has made his national debut, saying: "America was not built on fear".


























Saturday, July 23, 2016

Malaysian Official 1
















Have you read about him?




























Pokemon Go in Japan














Pokemon Go finally launched in Japan—the franchise’s home market—two weeks after its U.S. launch.The hit mobile game is already the top grossing app in many countries, including the U.S. and the U.K., according to research firm App Annie. It is expected to reach the top spot in Japan, one of the world’s largest smartphone gaming markets by revenue.

























Hillary Clinton's Running Mate















Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could reveal her running mate as early as Friday, according to US media.
Her announcement would come ahead of the Democratic National Convention, which is due to begin on Monday in Philadelphia.
























Friday, July 22, 2016

Pokemon Go in Japan















Much of the world is already consumed by Pokemon Go fever, but in Japan, the birthplace of Pokemon, desperate fans are still awaiting their turn.
























Roger Ailes













Roger Ailes, the long-time boss of Fox News, has resigned after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment.


























Trump's Children















Now with successful appearances from the likes of Donald Trump Jr, his eldest son, and anticipation ahead of Ivanka Trump's speech on Thursday, many commentators have been asking whether Mr Trump's children could also follow him into politics.

























Thursday, July 21, 2016

No Brexit Talks in 2016

















Theresa May has said the UK will not begin official negotiations on leaving the EU this year as she held talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.
























Meredith McIver
















An employee of the Trump Organisation, Meredith McIver, has admitted her role in writing Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention.

























State of Emergency in Turkey













Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed coup.
























Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Paris Gare du Nord













Rail travel including the Eurostar service to Britain has been temporarily halted from the Gare du Nord station in Paris after a fire.
The SNCF rail operator said vandals were responsible for the blaze at an electrical station.

























Educators in Turkey













More than 15,000 education staff in Turkey have been suspended after last week's failed coup, as a purge of state officials widens still further.





























WhatsApp in Brazil














A judge in Brazil has blocked nationwide access to WhatsApp indefinitely, blocking the messaging app for the third time in two years.
The move comes after Whatsapp failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.
WhatsApp also faces fines of 50,000 reais (£11,700; $15,300) per day until it complies with the judicial order.

























Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trident
















Theresa May has told MPs it would be "an act of gross irresponsibility" for the UK to abandon its nuclear weapons.
The prime minister accused critics of the Trident system of being "the first to defend the country's enemies".

























No-Shows in Cleveland















Donald Trump's allies have hit out at the senior Republicans who are staying away from the party's annual convention now under way in Cleveland.
Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich called the Bush family "childish" while Mr Trump's top aide said Ohio Governor John Kasish was "petulant".
The nomination of Mr Trump has been a source of conflict in the party.

























Axe Attack in Germany















More than 20 people in Germany have been injured after a man with an axe went on the rampage on a train, German media report.
A police operation including a helicopter is under way in Heidingsfeld, a part of the city of Wurzburg in southern Germany.
The train line between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt is closed.



















Monday, July 18, 2016

Defector














Police in Japan are questioning a man who says he jumped from a North Korean ship and swam ashore clinging to a plastic container, media report.


























Lord's Victory















England were denied an unlikely Lord's victory by Pakistan as the tourists completed a 75-run win in a thrilling first Test.
























Marc Marquex














Spaniard Marc Marquez extended his lead at the top of the MotoGP standings with a victory in Germany as Britain's Cal Crutchlow finished second.

























Sunday, July 17, 2016

Attempted Coup in Turkey


















Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested after an attempted coup that is now over, says Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim.






















Reservists in France
















The French interior minister has called on "all patriotic citizens" to become reservists to boost security in the wake of the attack in Nice, in which 84 people were killed.
Bernard Cazeneuve reiterated that France would call up 12,000 reservists.
























Qandeel Baloch











Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say.


























Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nice














The authorities in France have urged social media users to act responsibly following false rumours about the attack in Nice on Thursday night.


























Datta Phuge















Datta Phuge shot into the global limelight in 2013 when he bought a shirt made with more than 3kg of gold and worth $250,000 (£186,943).


























Donald Trump and Convention
















The movement to stop Donald Trump from gaining the Republican presidential nomination prior to the party's convention has been crushed by a vote.


























Friday, July 15, 2016

Pokedrone















Have you heard about it?




















Microsoft















The US government cannot force Microsoft to give authorities access to the firm's servers located in other countries, a court has ruled.
The decision is being seen as a precedent for protecting the privacy of cloud computing services.

























Boris Johnson














France's foreign minister has said his newly-appointed British counterpart, Boris Johnson, is a liar with "his back against the wall".
In comments to Europe 1 radio, Jean-Marc Ayrault said Mr Johnson had lied to the British people during the recent EU referendum campaign and would now be under pressure "to defend his country".




























New UK Cabinet















Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a nearly completely new look cabinet, in a major departure from predecessor David Cameron's top team.
George Osborne, Michael Gove, John Whittingdale, Nicky Morgan and Oliver Letwin have all been sacked by Mrs May.
Liz Truss is justice secretary, Justine Greening takes education and Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom has been promoted to environment secretary.
Boris Johnson became foreign secretary. Philip Hammond was made chancellor.
Eurosceptic David Davis, meanwhile, will take charge of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union, in a newly created post of Brexit secretary.
























Thursday, July 14, 2016

Boris Johnson















New Prime Minister Theresa May has made Boris Johnson, the former London mayor who led the Brexit campaign, foreign secretary in her new government.
He replaces Philip Hammond, who becomes chancellor. Ex-Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is home secretary and Eurosceptic David Davis is the Brexit minister.
























Donald Trump and Mike Pence
















Republican Donald Trump and his family have met Indiana governor Mike Pence as speculation grows that he could be his vice-presidential pick.























One Nation UK















The UK's new prime minister Theresa May has vowed to lead a "one nation" government that works for all not just the "privileged few".

























Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon Go Singapore
















When?
























Bernie Sanders














Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has received an endorsement from her former rival Bernie Sanders.

























David James Roach













Does he blog?


























Pokemon Go


















Pokemon Go is a new augmented reality mobile game – and it is taking the world by storm. The title has been available in the US for less than a week.
























Tuesday, July 12, 2016

McDonald's Marine Cove













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Tel: 62430471


















Eder Lopes
















The winning goal of the Euro 2016 final was scored by a substitute in extra time - the culmination of an extraordinary life story.
Eder Lopes, 28, scored for Portugal against France but was born in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau and grew up in a care home.
Many were surprised at his winning contribution - not least Portugal's coach Fernando Santos.
After the match he gave this back-handed compliment: "The ugly duckling went and scored. Now he's a beautiful swan".


























Andrea Leadsom

















Andrea Leadsom said she had concluded that in the interests of strong leadership, with Theresa May having so much support from MPs and the economy needing certainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, it was better to have a rapid transition than a protracted leadership race.


























Theresa May














Theresa May promised to build a "better Britain" and to make the UK's EU exit a "success" after she was announced as the new Tory leader and soon-to-be PM.

























Monday, July 11, 2016

Rare Visit













Egypt's foreign minister has paid a rare visit to Israel, offering his country's help to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.




























Matt LeBlanc












Matt LeBlanc is "the captain Top Gear truly needs going forward", his former co-host Chris Evans has said.

























Awaroa Beach













A pristine beach in New Zealand bought through a crowdfunding campaign has been handed to its new owners - the public.
Nearly 40,000 people donated almost NZ$2.3m (£1.3m, $1.7m) to buy the Awaroa beach in the Abel Tasman National Park, on the South Island.
Campaigners snubbed a businessman who offered them money in exchange for private access to part of the beach.
The seven-hectare site will now be run by a national park.























Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nato and Surveillance Planes















The Nato military alliance has agreed to use surveillance planes in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says.






















Polarised Country













US President Barack Obama says the US is "not as divided as some have suggested" in the wake of fatal shootings involving African-Americans.

























Serena Williams













World number one Serena Williams beat German fourth seed Angelique Kerber to win a seventh Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title.



























Saturday, July 9, 2016

Austria and EU













Austrian far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has said he does not want his country to leave the European Union, apparently softening his position on a future referendum.


























European Security Role












The UK will remain a major contributor to European security, Barack Obama has said, as Nato and EU nations signed a deal focusing on the perceived threat from Russia.























Vice-Presidential Running Mates
















Like much of Washington's political theatre, the speculation about who the two major party candidates will pick as their vice-presidential running mates means everything - and nothing.
In less than two weeks, when the Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland, the identity of Donald Trump's number 2 will be known. By the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia the following week, Hillary Clinton's would-be sidekick will also have been revealed.


























Friday, July 8, 2016

Lionel Messi















Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.


























Donald Trump and Frozen















Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has used the Disney film Frozen to defend a controversial tweet.



























Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom















Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom will battle it out to become the next leader of the Conservative Party after Michael Gove was eliminated from the contest.
























Thursday, July 7, 2016

Shares Slide with Brexit













UK and European stock markets fell and the pound hit a fresh 31-year low as worries over the UK's vote to leave the EU continue to rattle markets.

























Lionel Messi















Barcelona football star Lionel Messi and his father will appeal against a Spanish court decision to sentence them each to 21 months in jail for tax fraud, the player's lawyers say.



























Chilcot Report














Memos sent by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to then US President George W Bush in the run-up to the Iraq War shine a light on the extent of the relationship between the two leaders.


























Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Yeo Min Ping














Does she blog?





























Yeo Hui Qi















Does she blog?
























Theresa May















Home Secretary Theresa May has comfortably won the first round of the contest to become the next Conservative leader and UK prime minister.





















Fresh Low for Pound
















The pound has hit a fresh 31-year low against the dollar as markets remain edgy in the wake of the Brexit vote.

























Hillary Clinton











The FBI has announced it will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while she was secretary of state.


























Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Chris Evans














Chris Evans has announced he is leaving his role as a presenter on BBC Two's Top Gear after one series.



























Nigel Farage












Nigel Farage says he is standing down as leader of the UK Independence Party.
Mr Farage said his "political ambition has been achieved" with the UK having voted to leave the EU.





























Dual Nationality?












It is more than a week since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and there is still little certainty regarding the future status of EU citizens currently living in the UK, or of British people living elsewhere in the EU.
While many British citizens are happy to potentially wave goodbye to freedom of movement within the EU, some Britons would like to hold on to the opportunity to live and work in the other 27 countries that make up the union.





























Monday, July 4, 2016

Brexit and Labour and Tory














It has been a lively day so far, with all the Conservative leadership candidates setting out their stalls and Labour still divided over the future of its own leader.

























Tony Blair and Brexit

















Former prime minister Tony Blair has said "we should keep our options open" on the UK leaving the European Union.





















UAE and National Dress
















United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals are being urged not to wear national dress outside the region, days after an Emirati man was detained in the US.

























Sunday, July 3, 2016

Brexit Protest













Thousands of people have marched through London to protest against the referendum decision to leave the EU.























Hillary Clinton












US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been questioned by the FBI over her use of emails while she was secretary of state, her campaign says.



























Jeremy Corbyn














Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should resign for the good of the "party and the country", Angela Eagle has said.



























Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hoo Swee Tiang















Does he blog?





















Battle of the Somme













Thousands of people, including members of the Royal Family, have attended a ceremony in France to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.



























Brexit Negotiations














UK and EU politicians have given very different accounts of how the UK's Brexit negotiations should proceed.

























Adele













Adele's 25 has shot back to the top of the album chart after experiencing a 231% sales surge following her headline appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.



























Friday, July 1, 2016

Concert Camera Blocker














Apple has been granted a patent for technology that could stop smartphone cameras being used at concerts.
The patent describes a smartphone camera receiving coded infrared signals beamed from emitters in public places.
The handset could then offer on-screen information or disable the camera functionality to stop pictures being taken.






















Boris Johnson














Journalists were waiting for Boris Johnson as he left his home in London this evening, hours after he surprised Westminster by quitting the Conservative leadership race.
























Michael Gove












Michael Gove has said he chose to run for the Conservative Party leadership after deciding "reluctantly but firmly" that Boris Johnson was not capable of uniting the party or the country.



























Thursday, June 30, 2016

Adrian Goh Guan Kiong

















Does he blog?




















Brexpat













There’s a sharp divide among expats in Asia between those who see Hong Kong flourishing after the UK vote to leave the European Union – a so-called Brexit – and others who suspect it could spell trouble for the territory.




























Freedom 251














The world's cheapest smartphone costing just £3 is finally set to begin shipping later this week in an attempt to connect poorer regions of India.

Aiming to make internet access affordable to millions of people across the country, the Freedom 251 device goes on sale on June 30 and will only be available to pre-registered users in India.




























Kaitangata













The tiny town of Kaitangata on the South Island of New Zealand has a relatively unique problem - too many affordable houses and job opportunities and not enough people to fill them.
Now residents are on a recruitment drive to get people living in the country's more expensive cities to relocate.
About 800 people live in Kaitangata, which is part of the Clutha district.
Amenities include a local primary school, a bar and a pizza parlour.



























Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Canada and Brexit












The CBI say some Leave campaigners have said Canada's free trade deal with the EU would be a good basis for a post-Brexit UK deal with the EU.
























European Parliament and Brexit














The European Parliament's first debate on the UK's vote to leave has been marked by bitter exchanges.

























Helium in Tanzania













Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania.























Tuesday, June 28, 2016

England, Iceland and Euro 2016














England suffered their worst humiliation since they were knocked out of the 1950 World Cup by USA in Brazil as Iceland shocked them in the last 16 of Euro 2016.


























Article 50 and Informal Talks













The European Union will not hold informal talks with the UK until it triggers Article 50 to leave, Germany, France and Italy have insisted.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted talks with French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Berlin.
The leaders called for a "new impulse" to strengthen the EU.


























Sterling Falls

















UK financial markets remain volatile in the wake of the Brexit vote, with sterling plunging to a 31-year low against the dollar, and some share trading temporarily halted.
Yields on 10-year government bonds sank below 1% for the first time as investors bet on an interest rate cut.
Shares in airlines, housebuilders and banks were worst hit, with sharp falls causing a momentary halt in trading.

























Monday, June 27, 2016

George Osborne













Chancellor George Osborne's absence from the Sunday political programmes, and the post-referendum debate more generally, has been the subject of a lot of talk.
The Guardian reports that he will make a statement early on Monday morning in an attempt to reassure financial markets and avoid a repeat of Friday's volatility.




























Musicians and Brexit














Musicians at Glastonbury grapple with the implications of leaving Europe for their upcoming tours, anticipating "big changes" ahead.


























Scotland and Brexit














Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the BBC that Scotland could try to block the UK's exit from the EU.