Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2016-05-31 22:09
Paris - The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she wanted to create a refugee camp in the French capital to replace makeshift camps that are habitually closed down for health reasons.
City authorities are "assessing different sites" for their suitability to create a camp "as soon as possible", Mayor Anne Hidalgo told a press conference.
Submitted by xiuhuil@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-31 21:26
A 52-year-old man suspected of being involved in the production of counterfeit $50 notes has been arrested.
Last Thursday (May 26), the police received a report at 10am that fake $50 notes had been used to make payments at a convenience store near Hougang Street 91.
After investigations, officers from Hougang Neighbourhood Police Centre identified the suspect.
He was nabbed by police along Hougang Avenue 8 at about 3.15pm later that day. A printer, a bag and several pieces of $50 notes, believed to be fake, were seized.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2016-05-31 20:47
Taipei - Hundreds of Taiwanese pig farmers clashed with police outside parliament Tuesday, protesting against any move to allow the import of US pork containing an additive which they say is dangerous.
The farmers chanted slogans like "No imports of poisoned pork!" and "American pork imports, Xiao-ying sells out Taiwan" in the first major rally against the new government of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Xiao-ying is the nickname of Tsai Ing-wen, who was sworn in as the island's first female president on May 20.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2016-05-31 20:43
London - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif successfully underwent open heart surgery in London on Tuesday, his daughter said.
It was the 66-year-old premier's second major cardiac medical procedure in five years.
"Surgery successful by The Grace Of Almighty," his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif said on Twitter.
"All arteries successfully grafted," she told her nearly two million followers.
She said the prime minister was "off the pump" and would soon be moved to an intensive care unit.
Submitted by xiuhuil@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-31 20:18
File this under "it was only a matter of time." US-based blogging juggernaut Tumblr now joins the ranks of Medium, Twitter, and countless other foreign media platforms to be censored in China.
According to tests, all [name].tumblr.com domains have been blocked in China since early this morning.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2016-05-31 20:17
Barcelona - The trial of Argentina star Lionel Messi on tax fraud charges opened Tuesday in Spain in his absence just days before Argentina's first match in the Copa America against Chile.
Messi, 28, and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, are accused of using a chain of fake companies in Belize and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros ($4.7 million) of Messi's income earned through the sale of his image rights from 2007-09.
They have been charged with three counts of tax fraud.
Submitted by ssandrea@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-31 19:56
A Facebook post by Malaysian user Verna Ling with tips for Malaysians planning to work in Singapore has gone viral.
The post, though written in a listicle format, is surprisingly poetic - especially when she talks about her personal experience when she first came to Singapore alone at 19 to work. Her post has garnered over 1,900 reactions and has been shared over 766 times at time of writing - quite an impressive feat for 3 day old Facebook post.
Submitted by xiuhuil@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-31 19:09
A total of 2,221 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes and 70 bundles containing 70kg of unmanufactured tobacco were seized from a bus at the Tuas Checkpoint on Sunday (May 29).
The potential duty and goods and services tax on the contraband cigarettes and unmanufactured tobacco amounted to about $199,810 and $19,270 respectively.
Officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) had asked the driver of the Malaysia-registered bus to stop for checks at about 5.50am.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2016-05-31 18:39
Berlin - German police have arrested three Pakistani suspects as 18 women have reported becoming victims of sexual assaults at a music festival, authorities said Tuesday.
The mostly young women said they were encircled and groped by groups of men on Saturday night in ways that recalled a spate of mob attacks at chaotic New Year's festivities in Cologne.
Police said they were investigating whether the perpetrators also robbed the women in the latest attacks at a four-day open air music festival in the western city of Darmstadt.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2016-05-31 18:37
Istanbul - A Turkish court Tuesday found a former Miss Turkey beauty queen guilty of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media, handing her a suspended sentence of over one year in jail.
The Istanbul court sentenced model Merve Buyuksarac, 27, to one year and two months in prison for "publicly insulting" Erdogan in a satirical poem she posted on her Instagram account, the Dogan news agency reported.
The punishment has been suspended, it added, without giving further details.