• Thai junta fines former PM Yingluck, orders assets seized over failed rice scheme

    Thailand's ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the military junta that overthrew her has ordered her assets seized and fined her 35 billion baht ($996.87 million) over a rice subsidy scheme critics say haemorrhaged billions of dollars. The scheme, which paid farmers above market rates for their rice, was a flagship policy of Yingluck's administration and helped sweep her to office in a 2011 general election. After her 2014 overthrow, Yingluck was charged with criminal negligence over the rice subsidy scheme and is now fighting the charges in court.

  • Mata may turn into Mourinho's 'Special Juan' after all

    By Claire Bloomfield LONDON (Reuters) - When Jose Mourinho was appointed Manchester United manager in the close season, Spain playmaker Juan Mata could have been forgiven for being less than enthused. Mourinho, the so-called 'Special One', dropped the double Chelsea Player of the Year during his time at Stamford Bridge before selling him to United in January 2014 for a then club record fee of 37 million pounds ($45.37 million). Mata was adored by Chelsea fans but the Portuguese seemed to feel differently about him.

  • Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter

    NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside.

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  • Employee redundancy – what is the Singapore government doing about it?

    After graduating and securing employment, many individuals find little time to pursue higher education. They get completely caught up in the daily routine of commuting […]

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  • Shailene Woodley: 'My arrest serves a greater cause'

    The Divergent star has called for Americans to stand up and pay attention to the effects of environmental disasters.

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  • Kanye West blasts Jay Z: 'I can't take this anymore'

    The once-close rappers will never record a Watch The Throne 2, according to Kanye.

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  • The Latest: US puzzled by Duterte comments

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's meetings with top officials in China (all times local):

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  • Kids, 3 and 5, found dead, dad in hospital under police guard

    Two children have been found dead inside a house in Perth's north.

    The West Australian
  • Shania Twain: 'Discipline keeps me thin'

    The country star admits carbs make her weak in the knees.

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  • Chinese takeovers are a defeat for Italian football, says Buffon

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has railed against the influx of Far East money into Serie A and said the sales of Inter Milan and AC Milan to Chinese investors are a defeat for Italian football. China's president Xi Jinping is looking to expand the country's global presence in the sport, and Chinese investors have struck a series of eye-catching deals for European clubs this year. Electronics retailer Suning bought nearly 70 percent of Inter Milan in June for 270 million euros ($295.97 million), while a consortium of Chinese investors signed a preliminary agreement in August to buy Inter's city rivals AC Milan.

  • UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has deployed warships to monitor a Russian aircraft carrier group and other vessels Thursday as they sailed through the North Sea and the English Channel reportedly en route to Syria's coast.

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  • Apple: Many 'genuine' Apple products on Amazon are fake

    Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit. The revelation comes in a federal lawsuit filed by Apple ...

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  • Toy companies break down barriers to be more inclusive

    Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones. Many of ...

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  • Thai Muslim remembers bomb attack as king visited troubled south

    By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - Hayim Mohammed Tolema was 12 years old when Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej came to visit his southern province and a bomb planted by Muslim separatists went off nearby, wounding dozens. People all over Thailand are mourning King Bhumibol, who died at the age of 88 on Thursday last week after 70 years on the throne. In the predominantly Muslim south, which has for decades been plagued by violence by Muslim separatists opposed to the Thai state, people are also grieving, and some remembered the day, 39 years ago, that the king visited.

  • Victoria Justice splashes vinegar on her face to keep pores clear

    The star prefers a simple and holistic beauty routine.

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  • Netflix joins ranks of U.S. tech companies admitting they can’t conquer China

    China’s challenging regulatory and legal landscape makes it tricky for companies eager to tap the potential of the world’s most populous country and second-biggest economy.

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  • MACC not probing 1MDB, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) is not investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low said...

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  • Alicia Keys' kids fuel her passion to fight against AIDS

    The star's husband Swizz Beatz is proud of her dedication to the cause.

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  • Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent

    FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars on Wednesday fired for less time than expected before contact with the vehicle was lost, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched down safely or broke apart. The Schiaparelli probe, part of a broader mission to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet, was to test technologies during the descent and on the surface for a rover scientists hope to send to Mars in 2020. "We've had two overflights (by Mars orbiters) and there was no signal," the European Space Agency's (ESA) Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo told journalists on Thursday.

  • Doctor's will comment was turning point in Phil Collins' alcohol battle

    The singer still regrets falling on his face while drunk in front of his sons.

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