More rain forecast after deadly storms in China

Rescuers paddle a boat to transport residents on a flooded street after a heavy rainstorm hit Nanchang, Jiangxi province this week. Photo: Reuters

Chinese authorities say rainstorms that battered southern China this week have killed 33 people and left 12 people missing.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 10:23am

Briefs, January 9, 2013

South Korean pop singer Rain entertaining Army conscripts during a cultural festival at a boot camp in the city of Euijeongbu, South Korea. Photo: EPA

A Muslim woman will replace the former speaker of Singapore's parliament, who was forced to step down in a sex scandal. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he would nominate Halimah Yacob, a minister of state, for the post when parliament sits next Monday. She will be the country's first female speaker. Halimah, 58, will replace Michael Palmer, 44, who abruptly resigned last month after confessing he had an extramarital affair with a community worker. 

9 Jan 2013 - 3:52am

Briefs, January 4, 2013

Singer Rain to face discipline for dating during service. Photo: EPA

Sri Lanka's supreme court said yesterday parliament does not have the authority to investigate accusations of misconduct against senior judges and an impeachment proceeding against the chief justice was against the law. 

4 Jan 2013 - 4:20am

South Korean singer Rain faces military discipline over love life

South Korean pop singer Rain entertains army conscripts during a cultural festival at a boot camp in the city of Euijeongbu. Photo: EPA

South Korean pop icon Rain is to be disciplined after it emerged he may have flouted military service rules while dating a top actress, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters that the 30-year-old singer would appear before a military disciplinary committee next week.

“However, he is not expected to land in jail,” Kim said.

3 Jan 2013 - 3:37pm

Conscripted pop star Rain's romance angers fans

South Korean pop singer Rain gives a military salute to his fans before he enters the army to serve compulsory military service. Photo: AFP

South Korean pop icon Rain has come under fire after news media reported that his relationship with a TV actress suggested he might be flouting the terms of his compulsory military service.

3 Jan 2013 - 5:46am

Who said it?

Jackie Chan

Everyone enjoys freedom of speech … people can choose to watch my movie or not

Jackie Chan on calls to boycott his films after he criticised protests in Hong Kong


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Liberal advocate Adam Green on the fiscal cliff deal by US President Barack Obama


3 Jan 2013 - 4:28am

Pop star Rain in trouble over paparazzi photos

South Korean pop star Rain and actress Kim Tae-hee. Photos: AP and AFP

South Korean pop star Rain is facing questions after paparazzi photos showed him out on the town with a top actress.

2 Jan 2013 - 5:05pm

Can you change your ways?

Giving up a habit isn't easy, but it can be a good thing for our mind, body and soul. The Young Post team challenged themselves to give up one thing throughout July.

Whether it's for a health reason, to train our mind, or for fun, we've all got an experience to share.

Mabel Sieh

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Almost famous

K-pop is all the rage these days. Talent agencies are tapping into the K-pop phenomenon and holding Asia-wide contests to find the next big star.

Their message: everyone wants to be a K-pop star. Now you can too - sort of. And you don't even have to be Korean.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beneath Blossom Rain

Beneath Blossom Rain by Kevin Grange Audible (audiobook)

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Hello everyone! Happy woofing 2012! Whoo hooo. Between you and me, I'm kinda glad Christmas is over. With all the turkey and ham and bones, I was starting to get a little pup-bellied. My new diet won't last long, though. Soon it will be Lunar New Year and more banquets.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Let Me Fight to show his prowess

He has just one local victory and has been maligned even by those close to him as lacking a competitive will, but Let Me Fight gets his opportunity to prove his doubters wrong in the Happy Valley Trophy (1,200m) tonight.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Feeling as right as rain

'And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.' G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), British writer

It's raining!

What is ...?

1 acid rain

a. rain that falls in desert regions at certain times of the year

b. rain that contains harmful chemicals caused by pollution

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lucky YP readers greet 2AM in HK

Aside from Rain, no artist or group says K-pop quite like 2AM. Tonight, the four-member band will perform at Kitec. Tomorrow they will be signing albums at APM Mall.

Two lucky Young Post readers won the chance to meet the band and attend the show. Find out what they have to say about the experience in an upcoming issue.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Stealthy 'farewell' for K-pop icon

Last weekend Macau was expecting cloudy periods with a chance of scattered showers. What it got was a rainstorm!

18 May 2011 - 12:00am