Chen claims men's badminton title

Aug 21, 2016

Chen claims men's badminton title

China’s Chen Long won gold Saturday in men’s badminton, 21-18, 21-18, handing Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei his third straight Olympic silver medal and signaling Chen’s place as the game’s new power. Chen fell face down on the court then rose weeping after his 2-0 ...

Aug 13, 2016

Philippines, Muslim rebels relaunch peace talks

The Philippines on Saturday restarted peace talks with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the first under President Rodrigo Duterte aimed at ending decades of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Negotiators for the two sides said the weekend talks in ...

MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed: report

Aug 9, 2016

MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed: report

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plunged into the ocean at high speed — up to 20,000 feet a minute — reinforcing analysis that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in the current search zone, a report said Tuesday. The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8, ...

Malaysian Islamic leaders say no to 'Pokemon Go'

Aug 6, 2016

Malaysian Islamic leaders say no to 'Pokemon Go'

Islamic leaders in Kuala Lumpur have said that Muslims should avoid playing “Pokemon Go” because the popular mobile game was harmful and could “lead to gambling.” Senior religious official Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri said Friday that the city’s Islamic Legal Consultative Committee had taken into ...

Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

Jul 31, 2016

Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

A planned multibillion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China’s economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe. Forest City, a $42 billion futuristic “eco-city” of high-rises and ...