Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the North Korean army to prepare for a "great war" with America and to "tear to pieces the stars and stripes," in response to military drills set to be carried out by the U.S. and South Korea.
"The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to become (elite) Guard Units fully prepared for war politically and ideologically, in military technique and materially," the state Korean Central News Agency quotes Kim as saying.
AFP pointed out that on Friday the U.S. and South Korea conducted a joint naval drill, in preparation for much larger military exercises to come, in which 200,000 Korean and 3,700 U.S. troops will take part. more >>
An American blogger has been hacked to death by a "knife-wielding mob" in Dhaka, Bangladesh, police have said. Avijit Roy, an atheist, is believed to have been attacked for promoting secularism and criticizing religious extremism online, which has angered hardline Islamic groups.
"Avijit Roy has been killed the way other free thinker writers were killed in Bangladesh. No freethinker is safe in Bangladesh," blogger Taslima Nasreen, who left Bangladesh in the mid-1990s after receiving death threats from extremists, said about the killing.
"Islamic terrorists can do whatever they like. They can kill people with no qualms whatsoever." more >>
Filipino eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao has continued to play and coach Philippine professional basketball in the midst of training for his fight with undefeated American fighter Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in the spring.
Manny Pacquiao, who has a seat in Philippine House of Representatives, is also a playing coach for the Kia Motors Philippine Basketball Association team. According to Filipino news site, ABS-CBN Pacquiao is adamant about remaining part of the team, and is currently gearing up for a game against Talk N' Text while in the middle of training for his May 2 fight with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
According to Pacquiao, his basketball games will serve as "cross training" to help him with "footwork and balancing." This was announced despite the PBA and KIA releasing a statement they intend to give Pacquiao a much-needed break to focus on training for the Mayweather bout. more >>
Flight MH370 search news and updates indicate that the missing airline might have been deliberately taken off its course by someone in the cockpit.
The Daily Mail U.K. cited in their report a new documentary claim revealing the satellite data from the downed plane suggesting that it continued to fly for hours after it was reported to have lost contact. Upon careful examination of the new evidences, it was found out that the MH370 "made three turns after the last radio call, first a turn to the left, then two more, taking the plane west, then south towards Antarctica."
Malcolm Brenner, who claims to be an expert in determining causes of aviation disasters, said that those unexplainable turns "strongly suggest" that someone in the cockpit has been "deliberately" taking the Boeing aircraft off its course. more >>
Before last year ended, Motorola took the mobile industry by surprise when it announced a high-end device that could evenly match Samsung's Galaxy Note 4.
The handset, dubbed as the Motorola Droid Turbo, is a solid handset with a premium but rugged look, as well as flagship-level specs.
According to GSM Arena, the Motorola smartphone boasts a 5.2-inch display with a whopping QHD or 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution, a 3GB RAM and a Snapdragon 805 chipset. more >>
Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner Chito Salud issued a stern warning to the present and the future imports never to disrespect the league's referees and players even if they are not as capable as they think.
On Friday, the PBA Commissioner slapped Purefoods Star Hotshots reinforcement and former NBA player Daniel Orton a humongous PHP250 thousand (about $5,600) fine for his post-game statements after their shocking loss to Manny Pacquiao and the Kia Carnival Wednesday night.
"For issuing comments that are disparaging, disrespectful of and offensive to his host league, the game officials and a fellow player and head coach of a member-team, a penalty of 250,000 pesos is hereby imposed on Mr. Orton," Salud said in a statement posted to the league's official Twitter account. more >>