Football: Valbuena felt ‘in danger’ over sex tape, Benzema trial hears
Football: Valbuena felt ‘in danger’ over sex tape, Benzema trial hears

VERSAILLES, FRANCE (AFP) – Former France international Mathieu Valbuena told a court on Wednesday (Oct 20) he “felt in danger” after being targeted in a blackmail attempt involving a sex tape over which his former teammate, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, has gone on trial. France striker Benzema is accused of complicity in an attempt... » read more

Football: Mbappe not ruling out PSG stay, clears the air with Neymar

PARIS (REUTERS) – Kylian Mbappe on Tuesday (Oct 5) fell short of saying he would leave Paris St Germain when his contract expires at the end of the season but Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said he was optimistic the France striker would join the Spanish giants. The 22-year-old told the Ligue 1 club he... » read more

Boxing: Defeated Pacquiao says open to rematch with Ugas

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao has refused to rule out a rematch with WBA champion Yordenis Ugas following his upset defeat to the Cuban last weekend, which nudged the Filipino boxing star ever closer to retirement. Pacquiao, 42, told The Athletic website that he may consider fighting Ugas again in January following his unanimous... » read more

Man who bought stun device online jailed for four months and fined $3,000

SINGAPORE – Intending to protect himself from his “enemies”, a 30-year-old man bought a stun device that was shaped like an Apple iPhone. But Alexander Aw Boon Hao later brandished it when he quarrelled with his girlfriend. He was sentenced to four months’ jail on Friday (July 9). Aw was also ordered to pay a... » read more

MOM probing firms for not paying workers at Bukit Timah CC vaccination centre
MOM probing firms for not paying workers at Bukit Timah CC vaccination centre

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is probing companies accused of not paying some workers at Bukit Timah Community Club vaccination centre. In response to queries from The Straits Times, a spokesman for the ministry and the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management confirmed on Friday (July 2) that MOM had received nine complaints from... » read more

Nearly 300 people being investigated for alleged involvement in scams

SINGAPORE – Police are investigating nearly 300 people for suspected involvement in a variety of scams. Victims lost close to $7 million in the 534 cases being probed. The suspects – 193 men and 101 women aged between 16 and 74 – are believed to be involved in cheating, money laundering or providing payment services... » read more

Football: Valencia told to play on after walk-off over alleged racist insult

CADIZ, Spain (REUTERS) – Valencia were told by organisers to resume playing Sunday’s (April 4) La Liga match at Cadiz or they would have to forfeit the points after they had left the pitch when Mouctar Diakhaby complained he had been racially abused, fellow defender Jose Gaya said. Valencia’s players walked off the field in... » read more

Male nurse jailed 16 weeks for assaulting nursing home resident
Male nurse jailed 16 weeks for assaulting nursing home resident

SINGAPORE – Angered by a nursing home resident who was throwing a tantrum, a male nurse assaulted the 67-year-old man and caused him to be hospitalised for seven days. After Flores Alvin Jay Vargas, 36, kicked and threw punches at the wheelchair-bound resident, he told another nurse not to reveal what he had done. On... » read more