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September 22, 2017 6:18 PM U.S. and Russia Battle Last of ISIS Amid Reports of Fires and Floods in Syria

The U.S. and Russia are backing separate campaigns to wipe out the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in its final stronghold of Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria. As the rival powers and their allies close in on jihadists, however, an international rivalry escalates, and seemingly natural obstacles grow increasingly suspect. With support from Russia and Iran, the Syrian 3

September 21, 2017 3:36 PM Philippines' Duterte Promises to Kill His Own Son If Drug Rumors True

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly vowed to have his own son killed if rumors about his involvement in drugs turned out to be true. Since taking office last year, Duterte has responded to the archipelago nation's drug crisis by waging a violent war against those who deal in or use drugs. The campaign has resulted in at least 7,000 deaths 3

September 18, 2017 8:06 PM Malaysian ex-PM Mahathir slams 'vindictive' Bank Negara forex probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's former leader Mahathir Mohamad said Monday (Sep 18) an inquiry into losses by the central bank in the 1990s was a "vindictive" attempt to target him and deflect attention from a scandal embroiling the current government. Mahathir, who is seeking to oust scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak, was giving evidence at the inquiry 3

September 18, 2017 4:08 PM The Best and Worst Moments of the 2017 Emmys

Sean Spicer was star of one of 2017’s buzziest shows, a short-lived comedy-drama that blurred the lines between fact and fiction. The Emmys couldn’t resist calling the former White House press secretary out to parody his own performance (with Melissa McCarthy in the audience). “However you feel about the president — and you do feel about the president 5

September 18, 2017 6:31 AM The 2017 Emmy Awards: The First Great Anti-Trump Awards Show

The Stephen Colbert-hosted ceremony, with great wins and even greater speeches, was the first awards telecast to nail the right political tone since Trump won the election. Stephen Colbert decidedly answered the question of “how anti-Trump will the Emmy Awards be?” from moment one Sunday night, when he sang an opening number titled “The World’s a Little 3

September 18, 2017 5:48 AM US warns time is running out for peaceful solution with North Korea

NEW YORK (Washington Post) - The Trump administration has escalated its rhetoric against North Korea, warning that time is running out for a peaceful solution between Kim Jong Un’s regime and the United States and its allies. Administration officials said on Sunday (Sept 17) the risk from North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is rising, and underscored 4

September 17, 2017 8:08 PM Aid agency warns of mass deaths as Rohingya crisis deepens

COX’S BAZAR (BANGLADESH) — Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die because of a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned yesterday as Myanmar’s military chief urged the country to unite over the issue. Nearly 410,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled from Myanmar’s 3

September 11, 2017 9:03 PM Law mooted to boost security at iconic or strategic buildings

A new law will require iconic, strategic or large buildings that could be targeted by terrorists to adopt enhanced security measures. The Infrastructure Protection Bill, if approved, will allow the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to designate new buildings as "special developments", and existing buildings as "special infrastructures". Such new buildings 3

September 11, 2017 2:07 PM Humanity will 'go down' if climate change is not addressed, says a Pope also worried about immigrants and Venezuela

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters, AFP) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will "go down" if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science. "If we don't turn back, we will go down," Pope Francis told reporters on Sunday (Sept 10) on a plane returning 3

September 11, 2017 9:54 AM Study Finds Apple Music Is Popular Amongst Gen Z And Millennials

When it comes to music streaming platforms, there are actually quite a lot of choices for users to choose from. However in terms of picking a favorite platform, it seems that one’s age might have a factor to play in that. A recent study conducted by consulting firm Fluent has revealed that Gen Z and Millennials are more likely to choose Apple Music over other 5