• National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan

    An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Gul for fraud following a two-year investigation on her and her husband, who has absconded.

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  • US warned against Chinese takeover of German firm: report

    The German government withdrew its approval for a Chinese firm to purchase Aixtron, which makes semiconductor equipment, after the US secret services raised security concerns, a German media report said ...

  • Woman admits to being driver in Pasir Ris accident involving a dog: Animal Lovers League

    A woman has filed a police report to admit that she was the driver in an alleged hit-and-run accident involving a dog, the Animal Lovers League (ALL) said on Wednesday (26 October).

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Six to be tried in France over topless Kate photos

    Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried in France for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge published in 2012, judicial sources said Tuesday. The snaps of Kate, the wife of Prince William, were taken with a long lens and showed her topless on a balcony of a private residence in the south of France during a holiday with her husband. Closer's chief editor, the head of the Mondadori press group which owns the magazine, two photographers of a Parisian agency and a photographer and a senior figure at regional daily La Provence will now have to answer in court over the publication of the intimate photos, under a July magistrate's order.

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  • Dredge report: firm that built China's islands gets Philippines deal

    A Chinese state-owned company said to have been involved in Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea signed a deal to construct islands for rival claimant the Philippines as its President Rodrigo Duterte visited last week, reports said. CCCC Dredging will create four artificial islands totalling 208 hectares of reclaimed land in Davao, the port city on the southern island of Mindanao where Duterte was mayor, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. The deal with the Philippines' Mega Harbour Port and Development was one of several inked as Duterte paid a state visit to China last week, when Beijing offered $9 billion in soft loans for development projects.

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  • Six medallists fail reanalysed Beijing tests

    Six medallists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics were among nine competitors to fail drug tests as part of an International Olympic Committee campaign of retesting stored samples, it was announced Wednesday. The list of athletes to have their medals stripped includes three weightlifters -- Ukraine's Olha Korobka (second in the women's 75kg category), Belarus's Nastassia Novikava (third in the 53kg women) and Andrei Rybakou (second in the men's 85kg). Wrestlers Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan (second in the 74kg men) and Kazakhstan's Taimuraz Tigiyev (second in the 96kg men) were also snared.

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  • ‘P Ramly’ pork burger a non-issue, says Ku Li

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — A local fast food chain’s decision to name its pork burger “P Ramly”, which has attracted criticism “is not an issue”, Umno’s veteran Gua Musang MP Tengku...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Under siege Mourinho feeling isolated from home comforts

    Jose Mourinho's woes aren't just on the pitch, the Manchester United manager is unhappy about his living arrangements and being separated from his family. The 53-year-old -- who is in need of a good result later Wednesday in the EFL Cup clash with city rivals Manchester City after the 4-0 hammering by Chelsea on Sunday -- has yet to find a flat and is living on his own in a luxury hotel. "You know the history of the paparazzi, for the hotel and the brand that sponsors me, the clothes brand, (it) is amazing because they are there every day," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

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  • StarHub: Infected devices of customers caused broadband outage

    StarHub has identified “compromised” devices of customers as the source of the cyber attacks that caused the recent broadband service outage.

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  • Jihadists 'shave beards' as pressure builds on Mosul

    Jihadists with the Islamic State group were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as a major Iraqi offensive moved ever closer to the city on Wednesday. With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the next target -- IS's other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria. Recent advances on the eastern front have brought elite Iraqi forces to within five kilometres (three miles) of Mosul, and several residents reached by AFP said the jihadists seemed to be preparing for an assault on the city itself.

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  • Emma Watson: 'I wish I could vote in U.S. election'

    The actress is urging women to exercise their right to vote.

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  • Kovan double murder: Appeal court reserves judgement

    Iskandar Rahmat, 37, a former senior staff sergeant with the Singapore Police Force, was found guilty of murdering workshop owner Tan Boon Sin, 67, and his son Tan Chee Heong, 42, in June 2013.

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  • Man Dies of Flesh-Eating Bacteria from Ocean: What Is Vibrio Vulnificus?

    A man in Maryland died just days after he developed a rare infection from a type of flesh-eating bacteria that live in ocean water. The man, Michael Funk, 67, had a cut on his leg that came into contact with the salty water in a bay near his home in Ocean City, according to Nature World News. The cut allowed a type of bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus to enter his bloodstream.

  • Best Selling Cars in the Philippines 2016 – So Far

    The Philippine automotive market has plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, as it is well on its way to exceed its 2016 target of selling 370,000. As of the end of August, automotive sales have already reached 229,919 units. What’s interesting about this year is that each of the monthly sales numbers from 2016 […] The post Best Selling Cars in the Philippines 2016 – So Far appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • Apple designer's chest of drawers sells for over $1m

    A chest of drawers by the star Australian designer Marc Newson has sold at auction in Paris for more than one million euros, more than twice its estimate. The piece called "Pod of drawers" by the creator who has worked for Apple for the past decade, was bought for 1.019 million euros ($1.1 million) by an Asian buyer, the auction house Artcurial said Tuesday. The piece was inspired by French Art Deco designer Andre Groult's famous body-shaped "Chiffonnier Anthropomorphe", Artcurial said.

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  • If I’m a disgrace, you are too, Speaker tells Opposition MPs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia hit back today at the Opposition lawmakers who demanded he resign for allegedly being a “disgrace” to Parliament. The Dewan Rakyat Speaker...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Len Wiseman files for divorce to end Kate Beckinsale marriage

    The former couple is ending its twelve-year marriage.

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  • Strokes guitarist steps out of shadows as reluctant frontman

    In the 15 years since The Strokes became a breakout global sensation, guitarist Nick Valensi has found comfort in the shadows, taking the limelight only when he wants. "I've been doing this for over 15 years already and sometimes it's hard to just remember what was fun about it in the first place," Valensi said.

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  • Malaysia should be on look-out for currency speculation attacks, Muhyiddin warns

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The growing national and household debt in the country means it might be vulnerable in case of a currency speculation attack, former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Property prices to fall with rising unemployment

    DBS Vickers Securities expects private property prices to fall as the unemployment rate in Singapore increases, media reports said. The property market is expected to move in two directions,...

    Property Guru