• 'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: media

    Japan scrambled jets after 11 Chinese military planes flew near southern Japanese islands during what Beijing said was a drill to improve its long-range combat abilities, reports said Saturday. The planes -- eight bombers, two intelligence gathering planes and one early-warning aircraft -- flew near Miyako and Okinawa on Friday without violating Japan's airspace, the Japanese defence ministry said in a statement released on Friday. A Chinese air force spokesman said several types of planes, including H-6K bombers, were involved in Friday's drill over the western Pacific, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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  • Four new luxury cars hit Singapore

    Got a $230K to $380K to spend on a new car? Here are four new choices, with a twist…

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • Selena Gomez: 'I'd love to date older guys'

    Selena Gomez hates the fact she looks like a teenager.

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  • Business as usual as mighty Warriors improve to 17-0

    The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors are rolling like a well-oiled machine, extending their record setting start with a 135-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns. In what is becoming the status quo for the mighty Warriors, guard Stephen Curry scored 41 points and made nine three-pointers as they stretched their unbeaten streak to start the season to an NBA-record 17 games. The Warriors had a season-high in points and made a season-high 22 three-pointers and shot 56.8 percent from the field, 57.9 on three-point attempts.

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  • Russia didn't give downed jet's flight plan to U.S. - U.S. officials

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia did not inform the U.S. military of its jet's flight plan before Turkey shot it down on Tuesday, despite assertions to the contrary by Russian President Vladimir Putin, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity. Putin has suggested some degree of U.S. culpability in the aftermath of the incident, even hinting that the United States might have given detailed Russian operational plans to Turkey ahead of time. Addressing reporters in Moscow on Thursday, Putin said "we informed our American partners" about when and where Russian aircraft would be operating.

  • Klopp's Red revolution gathers pace

    Having qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League, Liverpool return to the Premier League on Sunday with an ideal opportunity to continue their revival under Jurgen Klopp when struggling Swansea visit Anfield. Liverpool have lost just once since the former Borussia Dortmund manager took over nine games ago - a defeat to Crystal Palace in their last home league game. Since then, Klopp's side have won 4-1 at Manchester City and on Thursday beat Bordeaux 2-1 at Anfield to secure their progress to the knock-out stages of Europe's second tier competition.

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  • Over 11,000 petition to remove Adam Lambert from MediaCorp countdown show

    Some Singaporeans have started an online petition to remove American singer Adam Lambert from a New Year's Eve countdown programme organised by MediaCorp.

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  • 14 Best Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 in Singapore Your Neighbours are Talking About

    A Chinese soup commonly found on the streets of Singapore and Malaysia, Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 is a dish which all Singaporeans start to crave a few weeks into being overseas. Directly translating to ‘meat bone tea’ in English, Bak Kut Teh is customarily prepared through many hours of simmering meaty pork ribs in a broth […] The post 14 Best Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 in Singapore Your Neighbours are Talking About appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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  • Anne Hathaway expecting first child - report

    Anne Hathaway is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

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  • El Salvador condemns bishop accused of raping girl

    A "well-loved" senior bishop in El Salvador who is also a prominent Church historian was Friday condemned by government officials and a rights organization after being accused of repeatedly raping a girl in the 1980s. Bishop Jesus Delgado, 77, was on Thursday suspended from his functions as number three in the country's archdiocese after the alleged victim, today a 42-year-old woman, came forward with her account. El Salvador's government expressed solidarity with the woman and offered assistance.

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  • Protests as France's Hollande calls on UK to join Syria campaign

    French President Francois Hollande has urged British MPs to back an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria, as thousands prepared to march on London Saturday to oppose the plans. "On November 13, a day we will never forget, France was hit at its very heart," Hollande told a sombre commemoration in the Invalides, the 17th-century complex housing Napoleon's tomb on Friday. "To all of you, I solemnly promise that France will do everything to destroy the army of fanatics that committed these crimes," he said.

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  • Forget Penang, head for Sungai Petani

    It’s a one hour ride back to the old world charms of a little delicious town

  • China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang

    The Founding Partner of Linear Venture tells Echelon Thailand attendees what he thinks about Chinese investors, entrepreneurs and the market China is three to five years ahead of Southeast Asia, says Harry Wang, Founding Partner, Linear Venture, in a fireside chat moderated by Kevin McSpadden, Correspondent, e27. The discussion, held at Echelon Thailand in Bangkok,... The post China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang appeared first on e27.

  • Tom Hanks: 'Wife's cancer diagnosis was a bolt from the blue'

    Tom Hanks has opened up about his wife Rita Wilson's cancer battle, calling the speed with which it happened "powerful".

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  • Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii-based longline fishermen have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the state through the holidays.

    Associated Press
  • City Harvest's Kong Hee to appeal conviction and sentence

    City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee will appeal his sentence and conviction, setting the stage for a five-and-a-half year legal tussle to continue.

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  • How Bosses Should Thank Their Staff During Year End

    Would this reduce your company’s attrition rate? The post How Bosses Should Thank Their Staff During Year End appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • British Airways passengers who fled plane fire file lawsuit

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines.

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  • Brazil to sue dam spill mining companies for $5.2 bn

    Brazil's government said Friday it will sue mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale for $5.2 billion in clean-up costs and damages after the deadly collapse of a waste water dam at an iron-ore mine. Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said a lawsuit would be filed demanding that the companies and mine operator Samarco, which they co-own, create a fund of 20 billion reais. "There was a huge impact from an environmental point of view," Teixeira said at a press conference in the capital Brasilia.

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  • Drowned Aylan's family to be admitted to Canada

    Some surviving relatives of drowned Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose beached corpse became a global symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis, will be admitted to Canada, broadcaster CBC reported Friday. The three-year-old died after his family, sheltering in Turkey from the war in Syria, decided to make a desperate bid to reach Greece in a flimsy inflatable boat. The sight of Aylan's body, face down on the Turkish shore, was captured by news photographers and galvanized public opinion around the world as hundreds of thousands of refugees arrived in Europe.

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