• Chelsea repeat drubbing of Maccabi to close in on last 16

    By Ori Lewis HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - Chelsea enjoyed their second 4-0 Champions League victory over 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv this season to move into prime position to reach the knockout stages of the competition from Group G on Tuesday. With Dynamo Kiev winning 2-0 at Porto, however, the qualifiers for the last 16 will only be determined in the last round of matches when Chelsea host Porto and Kiev welcome Maccabi. Goals by Gary Cahill, Willian, Oscar and Kurt Zouma secured the victory for Chelsea whose task was made easier when Maccabi captain Tal Ben Haim, a key player in the heart of the defence, was sent off five minutes before halftime.

    Reuters 37 mins ago
  • Tensions soar as Turkey shoots down Russian plane

    Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, causing international powers to plead for calm as tensions soared between the two rival players in the Syria war. Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Ankara as "accomplices of terrorists" while the Russian military announced it would cease all military contact with Turkey. Moscow said one of two pilots who ejected from the Su-24 plane was killed by gunfire from the ground as he descended, although Turkish officials insisted both were still alive.

    AFP News 42 mins ago
  • Sanchez epitomises Arsenal's never-say-die attitude

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Alexis Sanchez scored twice for Arsenal in Tuesday's vital 3-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb but it was something he did a long way from goal in the first half which summed up their never-say-die attitude. The Chilean striker lost possession of the ball by the left touchline with the game still goalless, allowing Dinamo to start a long break towards the Arsenal goal. Sanchez was firing on all cylinders and a few minutes later he ran 50 metres towards the Dinamo area to set up Arsenal's first goal for Mesut Ozil.

    Reuters 52 mins ago
  • One killed as hostage standoff ends in French town

    French police killed one man after his heavily armed group took the family of a bank manager hostage in a northern town on Tuesday, officials said, adding that there was no terrorist link. A group of heavily armed men wielding Kalashnikovs tried to seize the manager of a local bank branch in Roubaix to make him open the safe, local prosecutor Frederic Fevre said. When police arrived, the manager escaped and the assailants instead holed up in his house in an upmarket neighbourhood of the town, taking his wife, their daughter and their 11-month-old baby hostage.

    AFP News 27 mins ago
  • World's biggest animal clone factory raises fears in China

    The world's largest animal cloning factory is under construction in China, with plans to churn out dogs, horses and up to a million beef cattle a year, reports said, prompting online and scientific concerns Tuesday. The 200-million-yuan ($31-million) facility will include cloning laboratories and a gene bank, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It is being set up by Chinese biotechnology firm Boyalife and South Korea's Sooam Biotech -- whose founder was embroiled in controversy a decade ago over claims to have cloned human embryos -- along with two Chinese research institutions.

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  • Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh police have arrested five men over the suspected murder of a Japanese businesswoman who is believed to have been buried in a graveyard under a false name, an officer said Tuesday. Police suspect Hiroe Miyata, 60, who lived in Bangladesh, was interred last month in the capital Dhaka under a fake identity after officers examined records at the Muslim graveyard. Authorities began investigating after the woman's mother in Japan reported her missing to the Japanese embassy in Dhaka on November 19.

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  • US says its forces not involved in shoot-down of Russian jet

    The US military was not involved in the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border Tuesday, a US defense official said. "Our Turkish allies informed us that their military aircraft shot down a Russian military aircraft near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace on Tuesday," the defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "At this time, we can confirm that US forces were not involved in this incident." The United States has a strong presence in Turkey and regularly flies warplanes out of the air base in Incirlik as it conducts bombing runs against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq.

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  • HP's last earnings report shows decline

    Hewlett-Packard went out with a whimper Tuesday, as the venerable computer-maker issued its final quarterly earnings report as a unified tech conglomerate, showing another drop in sales for most of its ...

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  • Rooney and Martial back for United, says Van Gaal

    Manchester United will have their captain Wayne Rooney, French teenager Anthony Martial and Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini available for Wednesday's Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford. Rooney and Martial missed Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win at Watford with illness and injury respectively, while Fellaini returns from a calf problem, but United will be without Phil Jones and Ander Herrera, who were injured at the weekend.

  • The 6 Best Items to Buy From Target Now That They Ship to Singapore

    Ten years ago, Singaporeans had to flock overseas to shop at H&M and Uniqlo. These days, we have almost every retail option we could hope for on our shores except… except… Target. But shopping addicts ...

  • Almost 16 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS programme said on Tuesday. Estimates show new HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent since the peak of the three-decade-old pandemic in 2000, and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42 percent since a peak in 2004, UNAIDS said in a report timed for release before World Aids Day on Dec. 1. Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment," Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS' executive director, told reporters at a briefing.

  • Pamela Anderson on marriage: 'I'll never marry again'

    Pamela Anderson is putting the past behind her.

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  • Changi Airport gives away free coffee to celebrate 500th best airport award

    Free cups of artisan coffee will be served to passengers and airport staff at Changi Airport on the mornings of 24 and 25 November to celebrate the airport receiving its 500th best airport award.

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  • Tiny water bears are huge DNA thieves: study

    The eight-legged water bear -- a hardy, nearly microscopic animal resembling its mammal namesake -- gets a huge chunk of its DNA from foreign organisms such as bacteria and plants, scientists have revealed. Water bears, which live all over the world, are usually 0.020 inches (0.5 millimetres) long and move very slowly and clumsily on their multitude of legs. By sequencing these creatures' genome, researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill were surprised to find that 17.5 percent -- nearly a sixth -- of the genome came from foreign organisms.

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  • Youngest US chess master, 10: I've got to work on my endgame

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — At age 10, Maximillian Lu is the youngest-ever chess master in the U.S. Even so, he sees room for improvement.

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  • MH370 hunt moves to where British pilot believes it crashed

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, officials said Monday.

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  • Man who lent flat to Paris attacks ringleader hit with terror charges

    The man who lent his Paris suburb apartment to the suspected ringleader of the attacks on the city was charged with terror offences on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Jawad Bendaoud was arrested soon after last week's massive police raid on the Saint-Denis flat, where Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud and accomplices were killed. Police targeted the apartment in northern Paris while hunting the attacks' suspected ringleader Abaaoud, who was killed along with his female cousin, Hasna Aitboulahcen, and another as-yet unidentified man.

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  • FKA twigs 'not happy with Katy Perry'

    FKA twigs reportedly felt uncomfortable around Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson.

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  • Ten-man Bayern crush Olympiakos to book knockout place

    Ten-man Bayern Munich eased into the Champions League knockout stages after demolishing Greece's Olympiakos Piraeus 4-0 on Tuesday to secure top spot in Group F with a game to spare. The German champions, who had defender Holger Badstuber, back from injury, sent off early in the second half with a straight red card, were unstoppable in the opening 20 minutes, scoring three times to put the game to bed early. Douglas Costa struck after eight minutes, Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead in the 16th with Mueller adding another four minutes later as dazed Olympiakos found no answer to the continuous attacks.

  • US stocks fall after Russian war plane shot down

    US stocks fell early Tuesday, joining European equity markets in retreating following news that Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border. About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial ...