• Mkhitaryan sparkles as United reach Europa last 32

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United are warming to the task in the Europa League as they booked a spot in the last 32 with a 2-0 win over Zorya Luhansk on a freezing night in Ukraine on Thursday. Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who made a mockery of his two-month exile from the starting lineup with a superb individual effort, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured an easy win that banished memories of their earlier group stage struggles. The victory confirmed United in second place in Group A behind Turkish side Fenerbahce who ended Feyenoord's qualification hopes with a 1-0 away win over the Dutch side.

    Reuters
  • US Marine pilot dead after Japan fighter crash

    A US Marine Corps pilot whose F/A-18 crashed into the Pacific Ocean has been confirmed dead, a US official said Thursday. Japanese rescuers earlier said they had found the missing pilot, whose plane crashed off the coast of Japan on Wednesday, but they would not say if he was alive. Marine Corps spokeswoman Captain Sarah Burns said the pilot had been "pronounced deceased," and she identified him as Captain Jake Frederick.

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  • WWE's China hopes rest on Bin Wang's big shoulders

    By Jessica Toonkel ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Three mornings a week, 22-year-old Bin Wang, a native of China's Anhui province, enters a beige, low-rise building tucked into an office park in Orlando, Florida, to spend hours body-slamming people. In a few weeks, the 230-pound (104-kg) Wang, who arrived in the United States in June, will be joined by seven other Chinese athletes hand-picked by World Wrestling Entertainment Inc, in the hope that one of them will become the first Chinese WWE "superstar." WWE, the $1.5 billion company known for big personalities and outrageous story lines, wants its Chinese wrestlers to be the next television sensation in China, a market where other U.S. media companies have faltered. In June, WWE announced it had signed Wang - whose fighting name is "Tian Bing" - and entered into an exclusive deal with Chinese online video provider PPTV to live stream its popular "Raw" and "SmackDown" shows in the country, dubbed into Mandarin.

    Reuters
  • Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump

    A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs being saved ...

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  • Sexy Maisie Williams photos leak online

    The teenage star took the images during a trip to Japan last week.

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  • Maria: Bersih suing TV3 over RM3.2b Soros funding claim

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 — Electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 will sue broadcast station TV3 for defamation over allegations of RM3.2 billion funding by US billionaire George Soros, the group’s...

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  • Father refuses to post bail despite gang robbery accused’s begging

    IPOH, Dec 7 — A 26-year-old man facing a gang robbery charge caused a stir in the Sessions Court here yesterday when he begged his father not to withdraw the RM3,000 bail for him. M. Herry...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Rolling Stone Mick Jagger father again at 73

    Veteran British rocker Mick Jagger celebrated becoming a father again Thursday aged 73, his publicist said, as his Rolling Stones band look set to top the album charts for the first time in two decades. The singer's 29-year-old ballerina partner Melanie Hamrick gave birth to a son in New York on Thursday, according to a statement released on behalf the singer. "Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger's son was born today in New York and they are both delighted," said publicist Bernard Doherty.

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  • Vietnam apologises for Indonesia team bus attack

    Vietnamese football authorities apologised on Thursday after fans hurled stones at the Indonesian team bus shortly after their Suzuki Cup semi-final tie in Hanoi, breaking a window and injuring two of the visiting team's staff. Indonesia's assistant coach and the team doctor were slightly injured in the incident, the general-secretary of Vietnam's Football Federation Le Hoai Anh told AFP Thursday.

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  • Surgeon General sounding alarm on teens' use of e-cigarettes

    The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research ...

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  • ‘Yellows’ want me out, says Duterte

    President Duterte yesterday accused the camp identified with the previous administration of seeking his ouster and hinted that such efforts are being staged to benefit Vice President Leni Robredo. “The yellows, you stage demonstrations, you want me out because you cannot accept defeat,” Duterte said during an event marking the anniversary of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Yellow is the campaign color of the Liberal Party (LP) and the opposition during the Marcos dictatorship, and is associated with the Aquinos.

    Philippine Star
  • New Zealand drops racially offensive place names

    New Zealand is to erase the racially offensive word "nigger" from its landscape, the government said on Thursday. The names of three areas in the Southern Alps of the South Island have been changed to words taken from the indigenous Maori language. Nigger Stream will now be known as Pukio Stream, Niggerhead becomes Tawhai Hill and Nigger Hill is renamed Kanuka Hills.

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  • Filipina lawyer tops UK school

    LONDON —Lawyer Rhio Fuentes-Nuylan walked up the stage of the esteemed Queen Mary University of London Tuesday afternoon after a year of postgraduate studies under the equally prestigious Chevening Scholarship, which is under the auspices of the British government.  Graduating with distinction, she bested other students in her class and was awarded the Top Performing Student for the Master of Science in Law and Finance, which she chose to support her work at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as a senior bank officer.  The Chevening Scholarship was supported by Megaworld Foundation, its partner in the Philippines in funding the students.

    Philippine Star
  • Noah Cyrus: 'I expect to be compared to my sister Miley'

    Noah Cyrus has taken steps to protect herself from online trolls.

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  • Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

    For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go ...

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  • You’re either with us or with BN, Amanah leader tells PAS

    GEORGE TOWN, Dec 8 — PAS has until end of the year to join the Pakatan Harapan pact or be counted as a nemesis allied with Barisan Nasional (BN), Penang Amanah chief Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Ronaldo publishes details of 225m-euro income

    Cristiano Ronaldo published his financial records on Thursday which showed the Real Madrid star declared income of more than 225 million euros in 2015 as he battled accusations of tax evasion. The procedure, known as a 'Model 720' and which was apparently presented to tax chiefs in March, showed that Ronaldo earned 203.7 million euros outside of Spain and 23.5 million inside the country. "This document confirms that Spain's Tax Agency is knowledgeable of all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s assets and income.

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  • Woods in contention at tragedy-hit Dubai Masters

    Cheyenne Woods, the niece of superstar golfer Tiger, was one shot off the lead held by England's Florentyna Parker after the first round of the tragedy-hit Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday. Play had been suspended early Wednesday in the season-ending championship of the Ladies European Tour following the death of caddie Max Zechmann on the course. The 27-year-old, who is fourth in the money list and enjoying a superb year without winning a tournament, made a bogey on the eighth and then closed with a double bogey on the ninth.

    AFP News
  • Kirk Douglas at 100, still in love with soulmate Anne

    Kirk Douglas, whose illustrious career has taken in some of cinema's landmark roles, turns 100 on Friday -- attributing his remarkable longevity to his "wonderful marriage" of more than six decades. "I was lucky enough to find my soulmate 63 years ago, and I believe our wonderful marriage and our nightly 'golden hour' chats have helped me survive all things," he writes in celebrity magazine Closer Weekly. The three-time Oscar nominee will celebrate with 200 friends and family at a party in California hosted by his son Michael and daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Jones.

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  • Teacher barred for 12 years after dragging student by hair

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fired, criminally charged and with her state teaching license on the line, Linda Winters-Johnson admitted Wednesday that she'd been wrong to drag a special education student by the hair across the gym floor at Greenville High School.

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