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  • Bride in China surprises groom by dressing up as Ultra-man on wedding day

    True love transcends boundaries as a bride surprises her groom by dressing as his favourite superhero, Ultraman, on their wedding day in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. The unexpected gesture delights the groom and created a memorable moment for the couple. On May 20th, a popular day for couples to make lifelong commitments, a couple in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, celebrated…

  • Homeless man in China teaches English to students on pavement, exchanges knowledge for money

    A homeless man in China’s Hebei province has captured netizens’ attention for teaching English lessons to groups of students on a pavement rather than begging for money. With a fascinating background, his lessons cost between 24-122 baht per hour or an equal value in fruits and vegetables. Website CTWANT reported on this homeless man in Hebei province who has garnered…

  • Video: Asiana Airlines emergency door opens mid-flight, passengers safe

    The authorities arrested a 30 year old passenger on an Asiana Airlines flight for opening an emergency exit while the plane was in flight. The incident compelled the plane to make a safe landing, and all 194 passengers and crew members managed to escape unharmed. However, six passengers, who experienced difficulty breathing, were promptly taken to the hospital. The emergency…

  • Malaysian man kills his pregnant girlfriend, cuts out 4 month old fetus, mutilated body

    In a horrifying incident, a 20 year old Malaysian man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his pregnant girlfriend, burning her body twice, and forcibly removing her unborn baby in an oil palm plantation in Sungai Besar, Selangor on Monday. Reports indicate that observers spotted thick black smoke billowing out of a palm garden, triggering an investigation that revealed the…

  • Twitter engineering chief exits after DeSantis campaign launch glitches

    Twitter’s engineering chief, Foad Dabiri, has announced his departure from the company just a day after technical issues plagued the launch of Ron DeSantis’ US presidential campaign on the platform. Dabiri, who served as the engineering lead for Twitter’s Growth organization, tweeted about his decision to leave after almost four years with the company. During the event, a Twitter livestream…

  • Biden assures no US default as debt ceiling deadline looms

    US President Joe Biden has reassured the nation that there will be no default on the country’s debt, even as lawmakers went on a 10-day break without reaching an agreement on raising the borrowing limit. The government estimates it could run out of money to service its debts by June 1, and failure to repay loans could potentially lead to…

  • Queen Elizabeth II faced assassination threat during 1983 US visit, FBI files reveal

    Newly disclosed FBI documents have revealed that Queen Elizabeth II faced a potential assassination threat during her visit to the United States in 1983. The files, which were released following the monarch’s passing last year, detail the FBI’s concerns about possible IRA threats during her travels. The specific threat was made to a police officer in San Francisco, who informed…

  • Google removes controversial Slavery Simulator game amid Brazil outrage

    A controversial game named Slavery Simulator has been removed from Google’s app store following a significant backlash in Brazil. The app, developed by Magnus Games, was launched on April 20 and allowed players to “buy and sell” black characters. The game was downloaded over 1,000 times before being taken down. Brazil is a nation grappling with the legacy of slavery,…

  • 4 killed in Japan gun and knife attack, suspect detained

    Japanese police have detained a suspect who had been hiding in a building after allegedly killing four people, including two police officers, in a gun and knife attack near the city of Nakano in Nagano region. The man was taken into custody outside the farm property, with a fourth fatality confirmed overnight—an elderly woman who was found injured at the…

  • Singapore at high risk of technical recession amid external challenges

    Singapore is facing a heightened risk of entering a technical recession in the second quarter as external challenges continue to impact the economy. The city-state saw a 0.4% decline in the economy during the first quarter compared to the previous three months, marking a reversal from the 0.1% growth in the fourth quarter of 2022. Singapore last experienced a technical…

  • Typhoon Mawar wreaks havoc on Guam, leaving thousands without power

    Typhoon Mawar has left a trail of destruction in its wake after slamming into Guam, causing power outages and flooding buildings with a powerful storm surge. Residents of the US Pacific Ocean territory are now left to assess the damage caused by the typhoon. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero is expected to evaluate the extent of the damage on the island,…

  • Singapore maintains 2023 growth forecast amid global economic risks

    Singapore‘s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has announced that it is maintaining its growth forecast for 2023 at 0.5% to 2.5%, with growth expected to be around the mid-point of this range. This comes as the economy experienced a 0.4% year-on-year growth between January and March, primarily due to the manufacturing, wholesale trade, and finance and insurance sectors. The…

  • Chinese hackers target US critical infrastructure in massive cyber-espionage campaign

    Chinese hackers have been spying on a wide range of critical infrastructure organisations in the US, including telecommunications and transportation hubs, according to intelligence agencies and Microsoft. The espionage also targeted the US island territory of Guam, which houses strategically important American military bases. Analysts consider this one of the largest known Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns against American critical infrastructure. Microsoft’s…

  • UN urges Myanmar to allow life-saving aid after deadly Cyclone Mocha

    The United Nations has urged Myanmar to allow life-saving aid to reach areas affected by the devastating Cyclone Mocha. UN rights chief Volker Turk called on the country’s military rulers to permit needs assessments and ensure access to essential aid and services. The cyclone brought torrential rain and 195km per hour winds to Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh on May 14,…

  • Russia warns Kyiv of harsh response to future incursions after Belgorod attack

    Russia has issued a stern warning to Kyiv, stating that it will retaliate “extremely” harshly to any future incursions, following a significant attack on Russian soil. This comes after Moscow deployed jets and artillery to repel an armed group that crossed over from Ukraine. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu addressed military officials, stating that Russia would continue to respond promptly…

  • Florida school limits access to Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem

    A Miami-based school has limited access to the poem “The Hill We Climb,” which was recited by Amanda Gorman at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, following a parent’s complaint. Gorman, who was 22 years old at the time, gained widespread recognition after reading her poem to an audience of almost 34 million people on January 21, 2021. Gorman expressed her disappointment…

  • Wedding revenge: groom exposes bride’s affair with best man with s*x pics (Video).

    Jaws dropped at a wedding reception in the UK after a groom exposed his bride’s cheating by distributing photos of her having sex with the best man. The incident was recounted by wedding planners Georgie and Beth during an episode of the Unfiltered Bride podcast. Host Georgie shared the story with her co-host Beth on their latest podcast clip on…

  • Heroic bridegroom halts wedding to save life of a man at another wedding reception

    A bridegroom has been hailed a hero after he put his wedding on hold to save the life of a guest at another wedding reception. The Chinese groom, who works as a nurse, was just about to make a speech at his wedding when he heard a call if there was a doctor or nurse in the room. A man…

  • Paralysed man walks using thoughts with breakthrough brain-spinal cord implants

    A paralysed man has successfully regained the ability to walk using only his thoughts, thanks to two innovative implants that have re-established communication between his brain and spinal cord. The breakthrough has given the 40-year-old Dutch patient, Gert-Jan, newfound freedom after being paralysed in his legs for over a decade due to a spinal cord injury from a cycling accident.…

  • Biden and McCarthy hold productive talks on US debt ceiling deal

    Negotiations between Democratic President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy have progressed as both parties aim to reach a deal to raise the United States’ US$31.4 trillion debt ceiling and prevent a catastrophic default. Following a four-hour meeting at the White House, McCarthy stated that negotiations had improved and would continue. Although several issues remain unresolved, he predicted…

  • Imran Khan faces anti-graft agency questioning over corruption charges

    Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan faced questioning by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on corruption charges yesterday, according to his lawyer Faisal Chaudhry. This comes less than a week after Khan refused a summons to appear and dismissed the allegations against him. The ex-cricket star, who has been in a confrontational relationship with the country’s powerful military, was arrested…

  • Indonesia adopts cool roofs to combat heatwaves and reduce energy costs

    A low-cost, sustainable solution to the increasing heatwaves in Southeast Asia is being implemented in Indonesia through the use of “cool” roofs. These roofs have a special coating applied to them that reflects sunlight and reduces the amount of heat absorbed by a building, resulting in lower indoor temperatures. In Indonesia, the Cool Roofs project, led by architecture lecturer Beta…

  • China downplays Micron ban as individual case, not broader US firm targeting

    China is attempting to mitigate the fallout from its recent decision to partially ban sales of US chipmaker Micron‘s products in the country on national security grounds. The ban has been challenged by Washington, which views it as a deliberate targeting of US businesses in response to export controls imposed on China. However, Chinese authorities, including the foreign ministry and…

  • 12 year old boy killed by crocodile in Sabah, second attack in a month

    A 12 year old boy was fatally attacked by a crocodile in Sabah’s Sandakan district, located in eastern Malaysia’s Sabah state. The tragedy occurred on Sumangat Payau Island, and the victim’s body was found around 2 kilometres away from the last sighted location. The incident took place on Tuesday, 23 May, at around 8am local time. Hamza Isnurdini, assistant operations…

  • Tigray conflict displaces thousands, demand withdrawal of invading forces

    Thousands of displaced individuals from Ethiopia’s Tigray region took to the streets to demand a return to their homes and the withdrawal of “invading forces,” according to witnesses and local television. The conflict in Africa’s second most populous country lasted two years, resulting in countless civilian deaths and displacing around two million people before a surprise truce was declared in…

  • France bans short-haul flights with train alternatives to cut emissions

    In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, France has implemented a ban on domestic short-haul flights where train alternatives are available. The legislation comes into effect two years after it was initially approved by lawmakers, targeting routes where train journeys can be completed in under two-and-a-half hours. This restriction essentially eliminates air travel between Paris and cities such as Nantes,…

  • DeSantis announces presidential bid with Musk in live Twitter event

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is set to announce his challenge for the Republican party’s 2024 presidential nomination, presenting his ultra-conservative record as a potential blueprint for the nation. The announcement will be made during a live Twitter event with the platform’s owner, Elon Musk. “I will be interviewing Ron DeSantis and he has quite an announcement to make,” Musk confirmed,…

  • Trump barred from posting sensitive case evidence on social media

    In a recent court appearance via video link, former US President Donald Trump was informed by Judge Juan Merchan that he is prohibited from posting sensitive evidence related to his criminal case on social media platforms. Trump is facing 34 counts of falsifying business records in connection with alleged hush money paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in 2016.…

  • White House reports progress in talks to avert US debt default

    The White House has reported some progress in the ongoing discussions with Republican negotiators to prevent a catastrophic US debt default before the June 1 deadline. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that both sides must understand that they won’t get everything they want. The talks between US President Joe Biden and Republicans in Congress are set to continue,…

  • AI weapon scanner fails in school knife attack, raising security concerns

    A security company that provides schools with artificial intelligence (AI) powered weapon scanners is under scrutiny after a student was attacked with a knife that the US$3.7 million system failed to detect. Last Halloween, 18 year old Ehni Ler Htoo was stabbed multiple times by a fellow student at Proctor High School in Utica, New York, despite the school having…

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