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The story behind Nigeria’s Netflix sex-trafficking drama

by Camille MALPLAT Clad soberly in a chequered knee-length dress, Tobore Ovuorie hardly seems as if she once walked the streets of Lagos in a revealing outfit and high heels. A freelance reporter with a burning desire to uncover the truth about a sordid backstreet trade,...

French-Irish teen’s death ‘misadventure’: Malaysian coroner

by Patrick Lee A French-Irish teenager with learning difficulties died by "misadventure" after disappearing in the Malaysian jungle on a family holiday and there was no sign she was murdered or sexually assaulted, a coroner ruled Monday. The body of Nora Quoirin, 15, was discovered unclothed...

Coolie No 1 movie review: Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan film is limp spoof of original where even Covid-19 is reduced to a poor joke

India, Dec. 25 -- Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh RawalDirector: David Dhawan David Dhawan at his peak is a hard act to follow. The master of madcap cinema, whose favourite playing field remained farce and the ridiculous, Dhawan had the uncanny ability to make...

Happy birthday Govinda: When actor tried to get a job as a steward at a 5-star hotel, failed as ‘he couldn’t speak English’

India, Dec. 21 -- Actor Govinda made his film debut in 1986. Born Govind Ahuja, he looked nothing like a 'star' but for the next 15 years, there was simply no stopping him. He delivered hit after hit and blazed across the Bollywood horizon...

SG-HK travel bubble: Covid-19 tests may cost travellers an extra S$800

Singapore — Leisure travel between Singapore and Hong Kong is expected to begin again soon, with officials from both sides working on a travel bubble that will allow people to fly in and out safely. However, the cost of testing for Covid-19 could add...

Chinese video site “illegally distributing” Blackpink documentary and BTS concert

Seoul — Media outlet Allkpop reported recently that the Netflix documentary Blackpink: Light Up The Sky is being illegally distributed on a Chinese video site. A full 79-minute of the Netflix documentary was uploaded on Wednesday (Oct 14) on the popular Chinese video site BiliBili,...

Jamie Chua introduces part of her jewellery collection, mentions some painful losses

Singapore — Socialite Jamie Chua has spoken about how she “cried for four days” when she misplaced one of a pair of limited edition Cartier earrings at a club event one-and-a-half years ago. Sharing in a popular video (202,000 views) she uploaded on Oct 1...

Drunk Singaporean dances naked in Thailand, upon his arrest police discover he’s overstayed 5 years

Singapore—A Singaporean national identified as Chow Chung Cheng got drunk, stripped naked, and danced the night away on Sunday (Oct 4) in Korat, Thailand. When he was apprehended by the police, an immigration check revealed that his visa expired on March 15, 2014. Mr Chow...

Refugee teens in Malaysia on life during MCO and what the future holds for them

Like many around the world, life threw Nadia* a curveball when Covid-19 broke out across Malaysia. The 17-year-old from Pakistan has been living in Kuala Lumpur since 2014 with her brothers and mother in search of a better life. The well-spoken teen who loves baking, spoke...

TikTok launches US election guide to battle misinformation

TikTok on Tuesday launched a US election guide as part of an effort to battle misinformation on the wildly popular video-sharing app that the White House has targeted for a ban. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other internet platforms have all ramped up efforts to provide...