Pharrell's new music video has Miley Cyrus in it

Pharrell Williams released a music video for Come Get It Bae on Wednesday, and our favourite attention-seeking, cray-cray US singer Miley Cyrus was in it, along with a bevy of model dancers.

The video was surprisingly normal, by Miley's standards.

Yes, there was some tongue action, of course.

But shockingly, there wasn't a single twerk throughout.

Miley seemed content throwing out some kooky dance moves.

Still weird, yes. But it's the kind of weird we can live with.



(There's that tongue again.)

As the guest vocals on the song, she was hardly the star of the video, appearing only in the second half. But she made every second count.

You got to give it to Miley. When it comes to grabbing attention, she is the undisputed Queen.


Doctor shoots patient

A psychiatrist pulled out a gun and shot a patient , critically injuring him,  near Philadephia on Thursday. 

The psychiatric patient had opened fire inside his doctor's office, killing his caseworker and injuring the doctor,  the Philadelphia Inquirer quoted police as saying.

The doctor then shot the patient three times -- twice in the torso and once in the arm.

The patient was in critical condition, while the 52-year-old doctor was grazed in the head by a bullet and is expected to recover. 

Witnesses say

Witnesses and police say the patient, identified as Richard Plotts, entered the doctor's office with his 53-year-old female caseworker, and soon shouting could be heard from the room, reported NBC Philadelphia

One worker reported opening the door and seeing Plotts with a gun pointed at the doctor. 

Someone then called 911, but shooting erupted before officers arrived. 

"This is a tragic event for our hospital and for our community, and we are praying for the safety of the victims," the hospital said in a statement, reported US Today

"We are grateful for the efforts of the emergency responders, and we are working with the Delaware County Police Departments to understand fully the details of the event and to do all we can to assist those affected."

Source: USA Today, Philadephia Inquirer, NBC Philadelphia. 


Tags: doctor, patient, shooting and US

Shooter wins Singapore's first CGames gold

Singapore's Teo Shun Xie wins the Republic's first gold medal from the women's 10m air pistol event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Singapore's Teo Shun Xie wins the Republic's first gold medal from the women's 10m air pistol event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Teo Shun Xie fired Singapore's Commonwealth Games contingent to its first gold medal by winning the women's 10m air pistol event.

The 25-year-old edged out India's Malaika Goel for the top prize, scoring 198.6 to her competitor's 197.1 at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Dundee.

Canada's Dorothy Ludwig shot 177.2 points to claim bronze.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, who watched Teo's shoot from the Games village with other Team Singapore officials, said: "We are very proud. In particular, it was the way she won the medal.

"She was initially at seventh place and she fought her way to the very top.

"That shows tremendous resilience and confidence to keep fighting and persevering.

"I hope it will inspire all our other athletes to keep up their fighting spirit and do their very best throughout the Games."


CGames: Malaysian cyclist warned over ‘Save Gaza’ gloves

Malaysia's Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, wearing gloves that read Save Gaza, celebrating his win against England's Philip Hindes during the men's sprint first round in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on July 24.

A Malaysian cyclist was warned on Friday that he risked being thrown out of the Commonwealth Games if he wore the gloves with the message "Save Gaza" again.

Azizulhasni Awang could have been ejected from the 2014 Glasgow Games after wearing the gloves during a competition on Thursday.

Instead, the 26-year-old, nicknamed the Pocket Rocket, was given a reprimand and warned not to wear them again.



The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) seeks to avoid its competitions being used for political means. The multi-sport event, held every four years, is nicknamed the “Friendly Games”.  

Awang insisted his message was humanitarian rather than politically-charged, but he issued an apology.

CGF chief executive Mike Hooper​ said: "The actions were investigated and we spoke with the Malaysian team management and it’s a matter for the management to address." 

"It’s inappropriate for any form of protest in a Games venue. We respect everyone’s right to protest outwith."  

"He has had a strong reprimand from his team management and he has apologised. In apologising profusely, he now knows any repetition will see a removal of his accreditation," Mr Hooper said.

Awang wrot​e about the incident on his Facebook fan page, which has more than 200,000 followers.




Awang is set to take part in the individual sprint quarter-finals on Friday.

Source: AFP

Pakistani boy loses arms after row with landowner's son

Mohammad Tabassum was grazing cows on Monday when one of the cows went on Mr Ghulam Ghaus' land. The landowner's son beat up the boy, tied up his hands and then threw him into a well.

A 10-year-old Pakistani boy's arms were amputated after he was assaulted and thrown into a well by a landowner's son.

Pakistani police have arrested him. It is the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal families.

A tiny number of families own huge tracts of land in Pakistan, in particular its bread-basket province of Punjab, and political parties woo the families, hoping to win the votes of the villagers working for them.

Police said the injured boy’s father, Muhammad Iqbal, had a long-running dispute with landowner Ghulam Ghaus who accused Iqbal of letting his cows gaze on his land in central Punjab.

“Iqbal’s son, Mohammad Tabassum, was grazing the cows near Ghaus’s fields on Monday when one of the cows went on his land,” district police officer, Rai Ijaz Ahmed, said on Friday.

Boy thrown into well

The landowner’s son, Ghulam Mustafa, beat up the boy, tied up his hands and then threw him onto a well where his arms were mangled in the well’s pump, Ahmed said.

“The arms were left attached just by a bit of flesh and doctors had to completely amputate them,” he said.

Police arrested Mustafa and a court ordered he be held for 10 days, Ahmed said. Landowner Ghulam Ghaus could not be reached for comment. -- Reuters


They get cheap United shirts because of glitch

Man United players model their club's last home shirt from Nike for the 2014/15 season.
Man United players model their club's last home shirt from Nike for the 2014/15 season.

Manchester United have put a smile on the faces of around 4,000 of their fans after they confirmed that they would honour all orders for the their new jersey made during a website glitch that led to a massive discount.

Eagle-eyed bargain hunters noticed on Thursday (July 24) that the club's official online store was offering the new kit for the 2014/15 season for just £22 ($46.35) - 60 per cent off the regular £55 price tag.

While the fans were left waiting for confirmation after United confirmed the glitch, the club will go through with the orders even though it could cost them more than £200,000.

A club statement released to the Mirror Online read: "United Direct, the Club’s Official Online Megastore, which is run by our e-commerce partner Kitbag, sent out communications which contained details of an erroneous discount code to our fans around the globe - this offer has now ended.

"United Direct will honour all consumer orders placed using this discount code, an approach which is fully endorsed by the Club."

Source: Mirror Online

Family of 17 to share $25 million lottery prize

A screen grab of a news report by CNN showing a few of the Endreson siblings collecting the US$20.1 million (S$25m) jackpot.

For decades, Flossie Endreson played the lottery with the dream of buying bungalows at Jersey Shore, where most of the family lived.

But the 85-year-old woman died in 2004 without ever striking it rich.

Her children decided to start a family lottery fund in her memory with the money leftover from the funeral collection.

Lady Luck was finally with the Endreson​s this month and the 17 siblings, aged between 53 and 76, struck the US$20.1 million (S$25m) jackpot.

They have opted for a lump sum payment of US$14 million, which works out to about US$10 million after taxes, reported CNN.

The family had bought a US$1 quick pick Pick-6 Lotto ticket.

Split the loot

While they didn't revealed how they were splitting the money, the family said the winnings would be divided between the 17 siblings plus three other family members, reported

How are they planning to spend the money?

One sibling, Mrs Marie McHenry, a retiree, said she was going to treat herself to a feast.

"My husband and I are going to pack two suitcases, throw them into the truck of our car and just drive down the coast to all of the best places to eat fresh seafood," she said.

Another sibling, Mr John Endreson, whose house was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, said the money would help him rebuild his life, reported

"It was quite tough. And believe me when I say this, the hardest part was seeing other people that were devastated," he said.

"I was able to redo my house and to help my family, my brothers. I was quite fortunate and I just feel so lucky.

"And this was just the icing on the cake. I depleted my savings, and now things are looking up pretty good thanks to the state of New Jersey and my mom."

Sources: CNN,

Tags: lottery and winner

Final MH17 flight lands in Kuala Lumpur

Ms Nurulhuda Abdul Hadi (left) was one of the passengers on the last MH17 flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur which landed on Friday.
Bill Smidt, 84, and his wife Jenny, 74, were among the passengers on the last MH17 flight.

The final Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight bearing the call number MH17 touched down safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 6.31am on Friday (July 25)..

MAS announced earlier in the week that the call number for the daily route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur would be retired effective July 25, following the untimely death of all 298 people on board the MH17 flight that was shot down in Ukraine on July 17.

The new call number for the route is MH19, which will operate at the same frequency as before, reported The Star Online.

Malaysian passenger Nurulhuda Abdul Hadi said she was a little worried when she boarded her flight in Amsterdam on Thursday.

It (the flight) was very calm. Before I boarded the plane, I said a bit of prayer and it was good,” said the 26 year-old, who added that the flight was packed. 

“I was quite surprised actually. I thought people would be cancelling the flight,” she said

An official statement from MAS said the change in call number was to honour the crew and passengers of the ill-fated flight.

Malaysian probe team leaves crash site

 Malaysia's three-man MH17 investigation team has left the crash site after three days of visits here.

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) spokesman Michael Bociurkiw said that the team, which arrived on Tuesday, left Thursday evening.

"I believe the Malaysians have finished for now and they'll be heading back to Kiev," he told reporters in Donetsk, Ukraine.

The Malaysian team, he said, took an interest in fuselage they found on Wednesday that seemed to have holes caused by possible shrapnel that were not seen in other wreckage.

Thursday's visit also saw the monitors spotting a set of human remains, with Bociurkiw adding that another set had been seen on Wednesday.

They also found a large piece of the plane in a wooded area with its windows still intact, along with "plenty" of personal belongings spotted nearby.

Source: Star Online

NYFC new boy Lampard apologises for 911 drunken rant

New York City FC have signed former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.
New York City FC's new signing Frank Lampard has apologised for his drunken rant at stranded US tourists just after the 911 terror attacks.

So the charm offensive begins.

Frank Lampard has apologised for his drunken antics towards American tourists in 2001 after the Sept 11 terror attacks.

The former Chelsea midfielder was facing a hostile reception from the new MLS clubs' supporters after his bad behaviour from 13 years ago was brought up by a New York newspaper.

Lampard and three other Chelsea teammates were fined two weeks' wages after a drinking binge at a hotel near Heathrow airport ended with them allegedly swearing at American tourists who were stranded by the attacks.

The 36-year-old has now moved to heal any rift with fans by offering an apology and vowing to visit the September 11 Memorial in New York.

"I categorically did not set out to insult anyone or behave badly in front of the Americans and this is an excellent chance to say that. I'm very sensitive to the issue and the tragedy," said Lampard.

"I was naive and a young boy at the time. I was out on a day I shouldn't have been. I certainly wouldn’t do it today.

"I've tried in the last 13 years at Chelsea to be not just a good footballer, but a good man off the pitch.

"(The September 11 Memorial is) a huge memorial and I will certainly go there to pay my respects."

Sources: Mail Online, Mirror Online

No survivors from Air Algerie plane crash: French president

A photo taken on June 7 of the Air Algerie plane that went missing on Thursday with 116 people on board. The wreckage of the plane has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border.

No one survived the crash of an Air Algerie flight over Mali, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, adding that the plane’s black box flight recorder had been found.

“Sadly, there were no survivors” of flight AH5017 that had 116 people on board, including 51 French nationals, when it went down over northern Mali, Hollande said in televised comments.

The French military has recovered the flight recorder and was taking it to the city of Gao, he added.​

French President Francois Hollande speaking to the press at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday​.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, meanwhile, said the most likely cause of Thursday’s crash was bad weather conditions, although authorities were not excluding other hypotheses.

“We think that this plane crashed for reasons pertaining to meteorological conditions,” he said on RTL radio.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve arriving at meeting at the Elysee Palace.

The jet’s Spanish crew had signalled they were altering course due to difficult weather conditions, and company sources and officials said there had been reports of heavy storms at the time.

French junior minister for Transport and Maritime Economy Frederic Cuvillier  said the possibility of a strike from the ground had been ruled out “from the start", rejecting speculation that rebels in Mali’s restive north could have shot the plane down.

Source: AFP