Yahoo News

  • All you need to know about spices
    All you need to know about spices

    Spices are referred in culinary art as any dried part of a plant that’s used for seasoning and flavouring in a recipe. It is generally not used as a main ingredient. Besides enhancing the taste of …

  • Two blasts hit Colombian capital, 10 hurt
    Two blasts hit Colombian capital, 10 hurt

    None of the 10 were badly injured but Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas branded the blasts "terrorist acts, no doubt." The government is in negotiations with rebel groups in Cuba to end the …

  • Odd shaped watermelons herald Japan's summer
    Odd shaped watermelons herald Japan's summer

    Japanese consumers are used to paying through the nose for fruit, and now the summer's here there's another way for them to empty their wallets: cube and heart-shaped watermelons. Over at the …

  • Death toll from accident to Pakistan army train rises to 17
    Death toll from accident to Pakistan army train rises to 17 Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said Friday the death toll from an accident to a special train that plunged into a canal because of a bridge collapse has risen to 17. Divers were searching for more bodies. … More »

  • Japan frustrated over slow pace of North Korea abduction probe
    Japan frustrated over slow pace of North Korea abduction probe AFP News - 34 minutes ago

    Tokyo voiced its frustration on Friday a year after North Korea said it had started re-investigating the fate of Japanese kidnapped by Pyongyang's spies decades ago, with no new leads in sight. "It is extremely regrettable that no abduction victims … More »

  • VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close
    VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close Associated Press - 42 minutes ago

    HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and … More »

  • China's regulator vows to act on market manipulation
    China's regulator vows to act on market manipulation AFP News - 45 minutes ago

    China's market regulator has pledged to crack down on market manipulation after rumours that foreign short-sellers were behind recent share price plunges. Chinese markets were among the world's best performers earlier this year, with Shanghai … More »

  • Odd shaped watermelons herald Japan's summer
    Odd shaped watermelons herald Japan's summer AFP News - 48 minutes ago

    Japanese consumers are used to paying through the nose for fruit, and now the summer's here there's another way for them to empty their wallets: cube and heart-shaped watermelons. Over at the Shibuya Nishimura luxury fruit shop in downtown Tokyo, a … More »

  • Solar Impulse sets record but faces 'difficult' hours
    Solar Impulse sets record but faces 'difficult' hours AFP News - 48 minutes ago

    A solar-powered plane on the riskiest leg of a round-the-globe bid is closing in on Hawaii after a record-breaking flight which has tested its exhausted pilot to the limit in "difficult" conditions. Veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, who has … More »

  • BP to pay record $18.7 bn over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
    BP to pay record $18.7 bn over Gulf of Mexico oil spill AFP News - 49 minutes ago

    British energy giant BP said Thursday it had agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to compensate the US government and five states for damages stemming from the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The spill was sparked by an explosion on the … More »

  • Google 'campuses' give tech startups room to flourish
    Google 'campuses' give tech startups room to flourish AFP Relax - 51 minutes ago

    In a nod to its humble beginning in the garage of a Silicon Valley house, Google is building "campuses" around the world intended as fertile ground where entrepreneurs can flourish. A campus that opened last month in Madrid was the fourth such … More »

  • Ministry lists 21 items under price control for Hari Raya
    Ministry lists 21 items under price control for Hari Raya The Malay Mail Online - 51 minutes ago

    PUTRAJAYA, July 3 — The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry today fixed ceiling prices for 21 items to prevent unreasonable hikes during the Hari Raya period. Minister Datuk... … More »

  • Italy Holocaust memorial shelters migrants from 'indifference'
    Italy Holocaust memorial shelters migrants from 'indifference' AFP News - 52 minutes ago

    Camp beds, biscuits and bottles of water: each night dozens of asylum seekers find refuge in an unusual yet highly symbolic place, Milan's Holocaust memorial. "Indifference": the word, carved in huge letters in a grey concrete wall, welcomes … More »

  • Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge
    Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge AFP Relax - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it is dabbling in video ads and sharing revenue with content creators, in a move that would compete with Google-owned YouTube. An advertising model being tested by the leading online social network is part of a … More »

  • Philippines halts ferry rescue as hopes for survivors fade
    Philippines halts ferry rescue as hopes for survivors fade AFP News - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Rough seas on Friday forced Philippines rescuers to suspend the search for dozens of people still missing a day after a ferry disaster claimed at least 38 lives. The Kim Nirvana, believed to be carrying 189 passengers and crew, capsized off a … More »

  • Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer
    Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? … More »

  • Asian women's teams show up male rivals
    Asian women's teams show up male rivals Associated Press - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The contrast between the fortunes of Asia's women's soccer teams and their male equivalents could not be more striking. … More »

  • Penang launches RM42m food industry project in Juru
    Penang launches RM42m food industry project in Juru The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    SEBERANG PERAI, July 3 — Penang launched a RM42 million food industry project called the Taman Kekal Pengeluaran Makanan (TKPM), in Juru today to boost the state’s agriculture industry. The... … More »

  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers
    Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers Associated Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, ... … More »

  • This Is How Much It Costs To Stay In A 5-Star Hotel In Asia
    This Is How Much It Costs To Stay In A 5-Star Hotel In Asia Vulcan Post - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  If you’re planning your next trip and are on a budget, don’t fret: you don’t necessarily have to put up with capsule beds and cramped hostels in order to maximise your stay. This is especially true … More »

  • Global pro-liberalism group complains yet to gain access to Anwar
    Global pro-liberalism group complains yet to gain access to Anwar The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    PETALING JAYA, July 3 ― Liberal International (LI), a global network of pro-liberal and pro-democracy parties, lamented today that Malaysian authorities have yet to grant it permission to visit... … More »

  • 6.4 magnitude earthquake in China's Xinjiang: USGS
    6.4 magnitude earthquake in China's Xinjiang: USGS AFP News - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with at least three people killed according to Chinese officials. The epicentre was in Pishan county, 164 kilometres (102 … More »

  • Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 41, divers halt sea …
    Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 41, divers halt sea … Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    The death toll after a ferry capsized in the central Philippines rose to 41 on Friday when rescuers recovered three more bodies, but bad weather was hampering the search for another 12 people still missing, the coast guard and police said. The … More »

 
  • Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July
    Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Just days after a phishing scam was found to be circulating via email, SingPass has announced measures to tighten up security by introducing improved features as part of the enhanced SingPass. This will be launched on 5 July, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said yesterday. SingPass currently serves The post Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July appeared first on Vulcan Post.

  • Stargaze at Arsenal and Everton football stars in person
    Stargaze at Arsenal and Everton football stars in person

    Can the atmosphere at the upcoming Barclays Asia Trophy Tour match the fervour of the 28th SEA games football final?   The Barclays Asia Trophy Tour comes to Singapore on Jul 15 and 18, with fans of English Premier League clubs Arsenal, Stoke and Everton and fans of Singapore set to see their favourite players

  • Tickets To SG50 film “7 Letters” Snapped Up In Two Hours
    Tickets To SG50 film “7 Letters” Snapped Up In Two Hours

    7 Letters is an anthology of Singapore stories by seven acclaimed film directors – Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo, K. Rajagopal, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Roystan Tan and Kelvin Tong – a project made in celebration of the nation’s 50th birthday.