RUSSIA FILES LAWSUIT TO BLOCK TELEGRAM

Telegram is facing a lawsuit from Russia’s telecoms watchdog, seeking to limit its access in Russia. This move comes after Telegram refused to give the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) backdoor access to user’s encrypted messages (they must really want to increase their sticker collection). The 9th most popular messaging app in the world provides […]

MALAYSIA WANTS PEDRA BRANCA BACK

Malaysia wants the judgement of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Pedra Branca to be overturned after it discovered new documents in the British Archives. In case you forgot (probably because you were still studying for the PSLE), the ICJ ruled that Pedra Branca belongs to Singapore on the 23rd May 2008, ending a 29-year long […]

NO MORE NORTH KOREANS IN SINGAPORE

Based on Resolution 2397 that was adopted unanimously on 22 Dec 2017 by the UN Security Council, Singapore has revoked all work permits held by North Koreans in the country. The adoption of Resolution 2397 was in response to the launch of our favourite rocket man’s big and shiny ballistic missile on 28 Nov that year. The Resolution sought […]

GUNMAN TERRORIZES SOUTHWEST FRANCE

What happened? On Friday (23rd March), a gunman fatally shot 4 people and injured 16 others when taking hostages at the Super U supermarket in the town of Trebes located in southwest France. The gunman was identified to be 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim who shouted “Allahu Akbar” before the act. He demanded the release of Salah […]

ONE OF EARTH’S BRIGHTEST STARS HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED

Cambridge University physicist, best-selling author and a bad-ass in general, Stephen Hawking has sadly passed away on Wednesday (14th March). He was 76. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since he was 21, he was one of the world’s longest survivors of the disease. Hawking refused to let his physical immobility and inability to speak hinder […]

PLASTICS = BAD

Anti-plastic movements are gaining political momentum all around the globe to address the problems that plastics pose for the planet with. Countries like the US, Taiwan (God bless them for Gong Cha) and even the 40th poorest country in the world, Kenya, have either banned the use of disposable plastics or have concrete plans to […]