2014-07-24 06:49

Malaysia considering vehicle levy of not less than RM50

BATU PAHAT (Johor) - Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi has said that a levy on foreign cars entering Johor from Singapore was likely to be not less than RM50 (S$19.50).
2014-07-24 06:48

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

LONDON (REUTERS) - By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time, the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.
2014-07-24 06:39

US to Internet providers: We are watching your speed promises

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties.
2014-07-24 06:32

Teen pilot, father die during round the world charity flight

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A teenage US pilot attempting to set a round-the-world flight record died on Wednesday in a Pacific Ocean crash that also killed his father, the charity he was trying to raise money for said.
2014-07-24 06:24

Seven arrested internationally in $1.9m StubHub fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police arrested seven people tied to a US$1.6 million (S$1.9 million) international fraud that used stolen credit cards to buy tickets through the StubHub online market to thousands of events, including Yankees baseball games, Broadway shows and Jay-Z concerts.
2014-07-24 06:07

'Weird Al' Yankovic parodies his way to top of Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Weird Al" Yankovic, the parody singer and cult figure, on Wednesday earned his first No. 1 album on the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on the strength of several viral videos released online.
2014-07-24 05:59

Serge Aurier joins PSG on loan from Toulouse

PARIS (AFP) - Ivory Coast international defender Serge Aurier has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan from fellow French top-flight side Toulouse, the Ligue 1 champions announced on Wednesday.
2014-07-24 05:53

World Cup winner Claudio Taffarel joins Dunga revolution

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Former goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel joined the coaching staff of fellow 1994 World Cup winner Dunga at the helm of the new-look Brazil squad on Wednesday.
2014-07-24 05:50

Mexico returns to Formula One after 23 years

PARIS (AFP) - Mexico will return to the Formula One world championship in 2015 after being absent from the calendar since 1992, the sport's ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone confirmed.
2014-07-24 05:25

Hong Kong at risk of losing retail rent crown

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's frenetic Causeway Bay shopping district is at risk of losing its crown as the world's most expensive retail space as a slowdown in mainland tourists hits store sales, paving the way for the first drop in retail rents in a decade.
2014-07-24 05:06

Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress.
2014-07-24 04:50

Facebook quarterly profit more than doubles to $978.8m

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Facebook on Wednesday reported that is quarterly profit more than doubled amid big gains in ad revenues and a jump in users. Net income leapt to US$791 million (S$978.8 million) during the three months ended June 30 in a 138 percent increase from the US333 million made during the same period a year earlier, the world's biggest social network said.
2014-07-24 04:38

Golf: Koreans out to stop US surge, win global Crown

SLATER BALTIMORE (AFP) - Americans have seen a women's golf resurgence this season after years of South Korean domination, but four-time major champion Park In-Bee says the Koreans feel pressure to seize command again.
2014-07-24 03:54

Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution

HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began.
2014-07-24 03:37

First Superman comic book to go up and away at eBay

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - A purportedly pristine copy of the first Superman comic book could fetch millions of dollars when it goes up, up and away in an auction at online marketplace eBay.
2014-07-24 03:23

Google offers big prize for small power box

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.