• Dollar rises on US rate bets, Asia markets struggle

    The dollar rose in Asia Tuesday as the chances of an interest rate hike were further boosted, but stock traders were unable to capitalise on a positive lead from Wall Street. "Bullard did not mince words and explicitly gave the green light for a December lift-off, but suggested that the longer term rate cycle is much lower," Stephen Innes, a senior trader at OANDA, said in a note. Most other Asia-Pacific currencies also weakened, with the South Korean won down 0.7 percent and Australian dollar 0.3 percent off.

    AFP News
  • Drogba, Gerrard near end as MLS playoffs kick off

    The Major League Soccer careers of Didier Drogba and Steven Gerrard could end without either man kicking another ball as their teams head into nerve-wracking sudden-death playoff games starting Wednesday. Two of the biggest names of the English Premier League's golden era, Liverpool icon Gerrard joined Los Angeles Galaxy in 2015 just a few months before Chelsea legend Drogba headed to Montreal Impact.

    AFP News
  • Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in state politics, left a courtroom in handcuffs on Monday after getting a 10- to 23-month sentence for a retaliation scheme a judge linked to her all-consuming ego.

    Associated Press
  • Philippines' Duterte softens stance towards U.S. before Japan visit

    By Linda Sieg and Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte softened his remarks about a "separation" from long-time ally the United States on the eve of a visit to Japan, a country worried about Manila's apparent pivot away from Washington and towards China. "The alliances are alive," Duterte told Japanese media in Manila on Monday, Kyodo News reported.

  • Lady Gaga: 'Stylist stuck my underwear to my private parts'

    Lady Gaga toned down her outfits for a while but now seems to be back to her colourful, eclectic best.

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  • Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.

    Associated Press
  • Coffee shop, restaurant owners against separate storage space for alcohol

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 25 — Coffee shops and restaurants will have to stock their alcoholic beverages in separate refrigerators or storage places away from other consumables, keeping in line with...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The 17 most powerful LGBT+ executives in the world

    Reuters / Bobby Yip Gigi Chao, vice chairman … Continued The post The 17 most powerful LGBT+ executives in the world appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Mourinho slams Man Utd's 'incredible mistakes'

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused his players of making "incredible mistakes" after they lost 4-0 to Chelsea on his return to his former club on Sunday. Goals from Pedro Rodriguez, after 30 seconds, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante condemned Mourinho to his heaviest defeat since Real Madrid's 5-0 demolition by Barcelona in November 2010. It left United seventh in the Premier League table, five points below Chelsea, who climbed to fourth, and six points behind leaders Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.

    AFP News
  • Britney Spears suffers wardrobe malfunction onstage

    One of Britney Spears' male dancers lent her his plaid shirt to help her get through the set with her modesty intact.

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  • BN may win GE14, but what happens if economy worsens? Ex-minister asks

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Former Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Husni Hanadzlah today questioned the state of the country’s economy if current stagnation persists even after a Barisan Nasional win...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysia mulls scrapping Formula One race amid falling ticket sales, viewership

    Malaysia is considering halting the annual Formula One Grand Prix race after its contract ends in 2018 due to declining ticket sales and TV viewership. The government and race organizers are expected to meet on Thursday to decide whether the country should continue to host the race, state news agency Bernama reported on Monday. In a series of posts on his official Twitter account, the sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the costs of holding the race were too high, while the returns were limited.

  • MOF: Assets from 1MDB unit now in another international bank

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 ― Some RM940 million worth of unit trusts owned by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary Brazen Sky Limited has been placed in the custody of another international...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Consumers fry over cooking oil shortage

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 25 — Consumers are buying cooking oil in an unprecedented manner, forcing retailers to impose limitations on the number which can be sold daily. This buying frenzy has left...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 362,000 in Klang Valley will have to wait longer for water supply, say authorities

    DENGKIL, Oct 25 — The Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant, which was forced to shut down on Saturday following the detection of contaminants, resumed operations at dawn yesterday....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Tilting, sinking San Francisco high-rise raises alarm

    Pamela Buttery noticed something peculiar six years ago while practicing golf putting in her 57th-floor apartment at the luxurious Millennium Tower. The ball kept veering to the same corner of her living ...

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  • Snooker: I'm not good enough to beat world's best, says O'Sullivan

    (Reuters) - Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan said he was not good enough to compete with the world's best players after reaching the International Championship second round in Daqing, China. England's 40-year-old world number nine, who won his sixth Masters title in January and the Welsh Open in February, added on Monday that he was nowhere near his 2014 level. O'Sullivan was beaten in the first round of the World Grand Prix, the second round of the world championships in April, the last 16 of the Shanghai Masters and the last 32 of English Open.

  • Migraines linked to higher levels of nitrate-modifying bacteria in the mouth and gut, study finds

    An American study has found that migraine sufferers have higher levels of oral bacteria that break down nitrates, which could trigger headaches. Researchers from the University of San Diego, USA, have identified a difference in the levels of specific bacteria in the mouth, throat and gut of patients who suffer from migraines. Compared to healthy participants, migraine sufferers were found to have higher levels of the bacteria that convert nitrates into nitric oxide in the blood, which can lead to headaches.

    AFP Relax
  • Chris Hemsworth mocks troubled marriage reports

    Elsa Pataky also took to Instagram to assure fans her marriage to Chris Hemsworth isn't in trouble.

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  • Commercial building in Joo Chiat up for sale

    A freehold four-storey commercial building with attic has been put up for sale by expression of interest (EOI). The property located along Joo Chiat Road has a site area of 4,686 sq ft and gross floor area of 18,571 sq ft. It has a lift and a fully automated mechanical car park for nine cars.

    The Edge Property