Sunday, July 31, 2016

US PGA Championship at Baltusrol

Round three of the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol, New Jersey was suspended at 19:15 BST on Saturday because of the threat of lightning.
Of the 86 players to make the cut, just the top 10 were unable to start their rounds before play was halted.

Bryan Brothers

Olympic men's doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan have pulled out of Rio 2016 to protect their "family's health".
The American duo's announcement comes after fellow tennis stars Milos Raonic, Simona Halep and Tomas Berdych withdrew from the Games over the Zika virus.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

New Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a bicycle kick on his Manchester United debut against Galatasaray in Saturday's pre-season friendly in his home country, Sweden.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hinkley Point

Does Hinkley Point have a national security hitch?
While others may be professing astonishment over the British government decision to delay this deal on the eve of signing, the Chinese stakeholders are too polite - for now.

Paris Bombings Suspects

Two alleged members of the Islamic State cell that carried out attacks on Paris in November have been extradited to France and reportedly charged with terrorism.

The Great Wall

The trailer for the film The Great Wall, which at $150m (£113m) is reportedly the most expensive Chinese production ever, has been released online.
Starring Matt Damon, the film is set 1,000 years ago and follows "an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure", goes the publicity material tease.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Migrant Policy

Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

Speech of Her Life

  1. The Democratic National Convention will close with Hillary Clinton accepting the nomination for president

Ice Cream Jingles

Each year, a new batch of hot summer songshits airwaves and earbuds, dominating top-40 charts and iTunes sales. But there are a handful of popular tunes that never fade away, ever present throughout the world’s streets on sunny summer days: The familiar jingle of ice cream trucks.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ingrid Sim

Does she blog?

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton just became the first woman in US history nominated for president by a major party. So why is her husband on the front page of so many newspapers?

John Hinckley Jr

John Hinckley Jr, the man who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan, is to be released from a psychiatric hospital next month after 35 years.


Air France-KLM has warned there is concern about "France as a destination" as recent terror attacks affected sales in the second quarter of the year.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Xiaxue and Qiu Qiu

What happened?


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

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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


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


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


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


Have you heard about it?


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


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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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

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Yeo Hui Qi

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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'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.