Some companies are offering paid vacation to new employees... before they even start work.

Some companies are offering new staff a paid vacation... before they start work

Imagine landing an awesome new job. Then the boss tells you: "Okay, take two weeks of paid vacation before you start."

Sounds unbelievable, right?

But it's true. Jason Freedman, co-...

Doc accused of drugging and molesting fellow male doctor

A male doctor has been accused of drugging and molesting a fellow male doctor last year.

Tan Kok Leong, 49, was charged in court today with two counts of administering a stupefying drug...

S'pore woman pleads guilty to attempted culpable homicide of ex-girlfriend at Geylang hotel

Giselle Shi Jia Wei, 25, who had been accused of the attempted murder of her former girlfriend, on Thursday pleaded guilty to the amended charge of attempted culpable homicide not amounting to...

Penang body parts case: Cops say woman's lover could have chopped her up

A woman's chopped-up and burned body parts were discovered in Juru, Penang, earlier this week.

Police believe her boyfriend murdered the woman, in her 30s, on Monday.

They also...

US Secret Service chief quits over security breaches

The US Secret Service director resigned on Wednesday, paying the price for a string of security lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an armed intruder ran...

Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens during a break-in at a commercial poultry farm in central California.

Nearly 1,000 chickens killed by intruders at California farm

Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens, some of them with a golf club, during a break-in at a...

The Hong Kong protests have highlighted just how civic-minded and organised the Hong Kongers are.

11 reasons why the Hong Kong protesters are very polite, charming people

The landmark Hong Kong protests are still growing strong with more supporters turning up on China's National Day, a public holiday.

But despite thousands of protesters congesting streets...

 This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA photo obtained Oct 1, 2014 shows an estimated 35,000 walrus as they gather on shore on Sept 23, 2014 about 8 km north of Point Lay, Alaska.

35,000 walruses mass on Alaska beach ‘due to climate change’

 At least 35,000 walruses have beached themselves on a remote Alaskan coastline in a phenomenon blamed on the melting of arctic ice due to climate change, experts said on Wednesday.


Shalwati Norshal meeting her four children at the airport on her return to Kelantan after serving a jail sentence in Sweden for child abuse.

Tearful reunion for M'sian mother and kids in Swedish child abuse case

It was a tearful yet joyous reunion for Malaysian Shalwati Norshal and her four children in Kelantan after her return home from Sweden on Wednesday, bringing an end to the child abuse saga that...

Wanted: Royal chewing gum remover to keep Queen Elizabeth's palaces spick and span

The Queen is looking for a royal chewing gum remover to keep her palaces clean.

An official advert for a cleaner at The Palace of ​Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh (her official Scottish...