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September 25, 2017 3:18 PM Celebrity muay thai fight: Death raises questions about legal and health issues

Fatal celebrity bout did not come under the auspices of local amateur body, says its chief SINGAPORE - More questions were raised on Monday (Sept 25) over the death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian in a celebrity muay thai bout on Saturday, as it emerged that the local sports association did not sanction the fight. In a statement to The Straits Times 4

September 25, 2017 3:16 PM Indian-Origin Bodybuilder, 32, Dies An Hour After First Kick-Boxing Match

A 32-year-old Indian-origin bodybuilder in Singapore died, an hour after he stepped into the ring for his first-ever Thai kick-boxing match. Pradip Subramanian had taken on YouTube personality Steven Lim, 42, in the "celebrity" Muay Thai match at Marina Bay Sands for the inaugural event of the Asian Fighting Championship last evening. Mr Subramanian 3

September 25, 2017 3:14 PM North Korea accuses US of declaring war, says can take countermeasures

WASHINGTON — North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US strategic bombers even if they are not in the country's air space. "The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country 3

September 25, 2017 2:22 PM Buhari Congratulates German Chancellor, Merkel On Election Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders in congratulating German Chancellor, Angela Merkel on her victory at the elections. President Buhari using his Twitter handle felicitated with the German Chancellor’s party and wished her a successful tenure ahead. He said, “I congratulate Chancellor Merkel on her electoral victory, and wish her a successful 4

September 25, 2017 1:20 PM After the election, Germany’s democracy faces its hardest test since 1949

Germany, my country: It is a somber day for you, for me and for democrats across the West. In Germany’s earthquake national elections, a radical right-wing party entered the federal legislature for the first time in more than half a century. Founded in 2013, Alternative for Germany (AfD) failed to pass the 5 percent threshold in that year’s elections 4

September 25, 2017 1:06 PM Calls for MMA regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers 4

September 25, 2017 1:06 PM Calls for combat sports regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers 4

September 25, 2017 12:47 PM Korean Templestay and Temple Food Cultural Week in New York

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism is planning to hold the 'Korean Templestay and Temple Food Cultural Week' in New York, from September 24-30th. Templestay is a traditional cultural experience program allowing participants to experience the daily life of an ascetic in a temple deep in the mountains which 2

September 25, 2017 8:44 AM Leading AfD figure refuses to join German party's parliamentary group

BERLIN (AFP) - The nationalist Alternative of Germany was hit by party infighting on Monday (Sept 25) just hours after winning its first seats in parliament, with its co-chief Frauke Petry declaring that she will not join its Bundestag group. "I decided after careful reflection that I will not sit with the (AfD) parliamentary group" in the Bundestag 4

September 25, 2017 8:15 AM Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AFP, REUTERS) - Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said on Monday (Sept 25). Mount Agung, about 75km from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years 3