• Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

    By Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country. Although the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama played down the remark, Duterte's comments triggered shock and anger among Jewish groups in the United States, which could create pressure on the U.S. government to take a tougher line with the Philippines leader. U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Friday said Duterte's comments, in a rambling speech on his arrival in Davao City after a visit to Vietnam, were "a significant departure" from America's partnership with the Philippines "and we find them troubling." Duterte told reporters that he had been "portrayed to be a cousin of Hitler" by critics.

    Reuters
  • Nicole Kidman: 'I was so young when I got married'

    Nicole Kidman is proud of her 10th anniversary with Keith Urban because the start of their marriage was "up and down".

    Cover Media
  • Singapore court sends teen blogger back to jail for criticising religion

    By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in jail on Thursday for "wounding religious feelings", his second prison term in a year, reigniting concerns about social controls and censorship in the conservative city-state. Yee pleaded guilty to six charges of deliberately posting comments on the internet in videos, blog posts and a picture that were critical of Christianity and Islam. Judge Ong Hian Sun told the district court that Yee's actions could "generate social unrest" and should not be condoned.

    Reuters
  • Q&A: Will Deutsche Bank become the next Lehman?

    Germany's biggest bank is looking shaky and some investors fear it could collapse and endanger the wider financial system. Some even wonder whether it might become the next Lehman Brothers, the U.S. bank ...

    Associated Press
  • Totti sets up Roma rout, Ibrahimovic delivers for United

    Francesco Totti at 40 continues to shine for Roma, Manchester United needed Zlatan Ibrahimovic's height to see off stubborn Zorya Luhansk while Mario Balotelli got on the score sheet for Nice again in Europa League action. AFP Sports picks out the best of the games from matchday two on Thursday: Three assists for Totti Two days after his 40th birthday, captain Francesco Totti set up three of Roma's goals as they romped past Romanian outfit Astra 4-0.

    AFP News
  • Joseph Schooling's gift to a blind masseur

    He's never met Singapore's Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling before, but Ismail Akbar Abdullah is eternally grateful to the 21-year-old.

    Safhras Khan
  • Tom Hanks 'haunted' by moment when he ignored his son

    Tom Hanks doesn't see himself as "brave" for supporting wife Rita Wilson's battle with breast cancer.

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  • Dutch summon Russian ambassador over MH17 comments

    Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has summoned Russia's ambassador over "unacceptable" comments by Moscow criticising a report into the downing of flight MH17, officials said on Friday. "Responding to the presentation of the initial findings... spokespersons for the Kremlin and the Russian foreign ministry and defence ministry questioned the professionalism, integrity and independence of the Dutch public prosecution service," the Dutch foreign ministry said. "The Russian ambassador was informed that unsubstantiated criticism like this is unacceptable," the ministry said in a statement, issued in The Hague.

    AFP News
  • Britney Spears ditched date because he 'looked like a lizard'

    Britney Spears prefers men who are nice and are not interested in playing mind games.

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  • 'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

    A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic. At 404 metres (1,325 feet) deep, the Hranicka Propast, a limestone abyss near the city of Hranice, beats out Italy's Pozzo del Merro cave that is 392 metres deep for the world record, Miroslav Lukas of the Czech Speleological Society told AFP.

    AFP News
  • 5 times Singapore faced ecological disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill

    Deepwater Horizon is a dramatisation of life on the eponymous oil rig and the horrendous oil spill that happened when it exploded. It was so bad that it leaked oil for three months straight, resulting in 4.9 million barrels of wasted oil. But this is the sort of disaster that only happens in America, right? Singapore’s so small, what kind of ecological nightmares could we face?... The post 5 times Singapore faced ecological disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill appeared first on The Popping Post.

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  • Rafael Nadal stops tennis match as mother searches for lost child in crowd

    There’s something about this that makes you just tear up. Maybe it’s the parent in you (if you are a parent) or maybe, in a time when the world seems to be at its own throat, you witness a moment when everyone is on the same side.

    Busted Racquet
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie agree to temporary custody deal

    The actor will also submit to random drug and alcohol tests.

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  • PM says German translator misinterpreted remarks on early polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today a German translator had misinterpreted his comments regarding when the next general election will be held. Najib...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Japan's new passenger plane completes US flight

    Japan's problem-plagued new passenger jet on Thursday completed a flight to the United States for testing, its maker said, after aborting two earlier attempts. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) touched down at Grant County international airport in Washington state after flying from Anchorage. The first domestically made passenger jet, which left Nagoya airport on Monday, also stopped in Japan's northernmost Hokkaido, Russia and Alaska for fuelling.

    AFP News
  • IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China

    Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important ...

    Associated Press
  • Young mother killed when train crashed fought for life

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Fabiola Bittar de Kroon fought for her life as she lay trapped among the wreckage of the Hoboken Terminal.

    Associated Press
  • Conte doesn't have magic solution for Chelsea woes

    Antonio Conte admits he doesn't have an instant answer for the problems that have plagued his spluttering Chelsea team in recent weeks. Chelsea have only one clean sheet in 15 matches in all competitions ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Hull, when they will again be without injured captain and key defender John Terry. Until the January transfer window opens, Conte knows he has to make do with the current squad, many of whom are once again underachieving after their dismal 10th-place finish last season.

    AFP News
  • Don’t laugh, but your poo could actually be making you fat - here’s why

    People who have fewer strains of gut microbes seem to be fatter, the King’s College London researchers found. Dr Michelle Beaumont of King’s said: ‘This study has shown a clear link between bacterial diversity in faeces and markers of obesity and cardiovascular risk, particularly for visceral fat. King’s College London researchers looked at stool samples from 1,313British twins as part of their annual sampling to extract DNA information about faecal microbes.

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Tiger Woods embraces role as vice-captain, invested like a player

    Tiger Woods watches the action at the Ryder Cup. Tiger Woods fist pumps like he’s done so many times in his career, punching the air with his right hand. Dustin Johnson had just made the 8-footer for birdie to win the eighth hole of his Friday morning match at the Ryder Cup.

    Devil Ball Golf