Pregnant mom on pole even before 2 hours of contraction

A mum ignored her family’s advice to stop pole dancing while pregnant and was even on the pole hours before her contractions began. Christina Spirig, a pole dancing instructor from Switzerland, continued her sport up until her last trimester. Continue Reading

Uber to go driver-less with Toyota backing

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc have announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. Continue Reading

Malaysian court postpones caning of lesbian couple

A Malaysian Islamic court postponed the caning today of two women convicted of lesbian sex as activists hoped it would give them time to stop the punishment being carried out. Continue Reading

Japan holds N Korea as serious and imminent threat

North Korea still poses a “serious and imminent threat,” Japan said today in its first annual defence review since tensions eased on the Korean peninsula. Continue Reading

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief over rights abuses

Facebook banned Myanmar’s army chief and removed other pages tied to the country’s military today after a UN probe called for him to be prosecuted for genocide over a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Continue Reading

Mahathir bans foreigners from buying in planned Malaysian city

Foreigners will be barred from buying properties in a planned USD 100-billion Malaysian city, the country’s leader said today, after the huge development aimed at mainland Chinese buyers sparked widespread criticism. Continue Reading

McCain and Trump: no love lost

The two men never pretended to like each other. It was not just their clashing personalities or vastly dissimilar backgrounds. Their differences were fundamental, their values dramatically at odds, and their disagreements public and pointed. Continue Reading