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November 1, 2017 4:20 AM Sony's new Aibo pet robot goes on sale tonight in Japan

It features OLED eyes, wide-angle cameras and will develop a unique personality. After more than a decade away, Sony's Aibo pet robot is making a return. The original dog-like robot launched in 1999, while Sony says its followup is "capable of forming an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing 125

October 31, 2017 9:04 PM Do more for cat welfare in Singapore

Between 2015 and last year, there were an estimated 51,500 pet cats in Singapore, compared to 62,000 pet dogs. In the same period, there were 353 cat adoptions and 190 dog adoptions at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Love Cats programme to allow Chong Pang residents to keep cats in their flats is reaching the end of its pilot 105

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM Malaysian FA fined $40,000 after 'dog chant' by fans at SEA Games

Malaysia's football body was fined US$30,000 (S$40,000) yesterday, after the national team's fans chanted "dogs" at supporters from Singapore and Brunei during August's SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian supporters chanted "Brunei dogs should just be killed" during their side's 2-1 victory over their neighbours on Aug 14, the Asian Football Confederation 98

October 31, 2017 11:39 AM Malaysia fined S$40,900 over ‘dog’ chants at SEA Games

MALAYSIA – Malaysia’s football body was fined USS$30,000 (S$40,900) on Tuesday (Oct 31) after the national team’s fans chanted “dogs” at supporters from Singapore and Brunei during matches at the South-East Asian (SEA) Games. Malaysian supporters chanted “Brunei dogs should just be killed” during their side’s 2-1 victory over the neighbouring country 88

October 28, 2017 12:47 PM Catalan police call for neutrality as Spain exerts control

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s police force told its officers to remain neutral in the struggle over the region’s fight for independence on Saturday, a step toward averting possible conflict as the Madrid government starts to impose direct control. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismissed the Catalan government, took over the administration 25

October 26, 2017 11:21 PM Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency; critics say plan falls short

President Trump on Thursday called the nation’s opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history,” saying his administration is declaring it a public health emergency and putting its full resolve into overcoming the widespread scourge. The announcement, however, fell well short of what many health advocates had urged and was roundly criticized 25

October 26, 2017 5:54 AM Thai funeral steeped in Buddhism, history with modern touch

Sculptures of King Bhumibol's favourite dogs will have place of pride among the 500 depictions of animals, gods and mythical creatures adorning the 50-meter (164-foot) -high crematorium. The 70-centimeter (2.2-foot) -tall painted statues of Tongdaeng and Jo Cho will be on the top tier, near the bier for the royal coffin. Tongdaeng, a stray adopted by the king in 1998, gained 23

October 25, 2017 7:39 AM Donald Trump Courted a Republican Rebellion. Now He’s Got One

Donald Trump campaigned against the Republican Party establishment to win the White House. On Tuesday, two of its more prominent members fought back, calling Trump nothing less than a danger to democracy. The rebellion comes at the worst possible time, as the party is trying to thread the needle on a promised massive tax cut that’s helping bolster record 15

October 25, 2017 1:51 AM The Latest: 2 Republican senators denounce Donald Trump

Two Republican senators are blistering President Donald Trump with criticism. Jeff Flake of Arizona says he will not be “complicit” with Trump and has announced his surprise retirement. Bob Corker of Tennessee has declared the president “debases our nation” with constant untruths and name-calling. Corker, too, is retiring at the end of his term, and the White 15

October 25, 2017 1:03 AM Anti-Trump headwinds roil Congress as Republicans blast president

Donald Trump's attempt to build bridges in his own party blew up spectacularly on Tuesday as one senator announced he is quitting Congress and another attacked the president for debasing the country. Senator Jeff Flake assailed Trump in a bombshell 17-minute floor speech that sounded like a distress call warning of a "reckless presidency," just minutes 27