• Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to "play with fire"

    By Daren Butler and Maria Tsvetkova ISTANBUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow not to "play with fire" on Friday, citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow responded with tighter visa regulations. Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at their lowest in recent memory after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border on Tuesday. Russia has threatened economic retaliation, a response Erdogan has dismissed as emotional and indecorous.

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  • Suspicious boats with decomposed bodies found drifting off Japan

    Japan is investigating nearly a dozen suspicious boats recently found drifting off the country's coastline, some with decaying bodies aboard, officials said Friday, as media speculated they came from North Korea. At least 11 cases involving wooden boats -- some badly damaged -- with 20 bodies on board have been reported during October and November, a coastguard spokesman told AFP. On Tuesday, one of the boats was pulled ashore at Fukui port after three sets of remains were found inside when coastguard personnel spotted it some 100 kilometres (62 miles) offshore in the Sea of Japan, private TV channel Tokyo Broadcasting System reported.

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  • Goffin win gives Belgium lead against Britain in Davis Cup final

    David Goffin clawed his way back from a two-set deficit to defeat British newcomer Kyle Edmund 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 and give Belgium a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup final in Ghent on Friday. Edmund came up short in his bid to become the first player to win a live rubber while making his debut in the competition in the final. Kyle had good intentions and was really heavy with every forehand," Goffin said.

    AFP News 59 mins ago
  • 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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  • 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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  • Van Gaal thinks Leicester could win Premier League title

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that Leicester City's Premier League heroics are no flash in the pan and that the surprise leaders must be taken seriously as potential title contenders. Speaking before the league's current top two meet in Leicester on Saturday, Van Gaal brushed aside the popular theory that the Foxes' magnificent start to the season will start to fade now they face a run of tough fixtures. Asked at a news conference on Friday if he felt Leicester, who lead United by one point at the top of the table, could win the title, Van Gaal responded: "It is possible, I think." The United manager, who has won league titles in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, said the spending power of Premier League clubs meant there was a less of a quality gap between the elite teams and their pursuers.

  • 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.

  • Forget Penang, head for Sungai Petani

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

  • AHPETC: Workers' Party 'accepts and respects' Court of Appeal's judgement

    In the latest chapter of the long-running Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council (AHPETC) saga, the Workers' Party said it will comply with the Court of Appeal's instructions to make all outstanding sinking fund transfers within three months from today, as well as to appoint independent accountants.Development Board's approval.

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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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  • Anelka says he 'won't be back' in India

    Much-travelled French striker Nicolas Anelka has admitted he is likely to be on the move once more after his Mumbai City team failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Indian Super League. The former French international, who is a player-coach, accused his charges of a lack of fighting spirit after a 1-1 home draw against bottom-placed Kerala Blasters on Thursday night effectively ended their season. You have to speak to the team management," a dejected Anelka was quoted as saying during a post-match press conference.

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  • The Latest: Black Friday around the country

    Shoppers began feasting on deals on Thanksgiving, but just how hungry they'll remain is yet to be seen.

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  • 5 Practical Ways To Use Money From Your CPF Ordinary Account

    Understand how you can (wisely) use the money in your CPF Ordinary Account. The post 5 Practical Ways To Use Money From Your CPF Ordinary Account appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • The brand new Huawei Mate 8 has an ultrapowerful processor

    The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has unveiled its new flagship phone, the Mate 8, a phablet with a groundbreaking powerful chipset. The design of this 4G compatible device is a continuation of the Huawei Mate 7. Huawei Mate 8 will run Android Marshmallow (6.0), with Huawei's own EMUI skin on top.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence's Joy costumes explained

    Some of Hollywood's top costume designers have dished on their work on movies including Joy, Mad Max: Fury Road and Cinderella.

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  • A pocket computer for $5

    The Raspberry Pi foundation has broken a new record by launching a computer for the price of just $5 or 4 British pounds. Ultracompact, with no pre-installed operating system, Raspberry Pi Zero has just the essentials -- a processor, RAM, basic ports and a micro-SD card slot. On the component front, the Raspberry Pi Zero has a 1Ghz ARM11 processor (40% faster than the one used on the original Raspberry Pi), 512MB of RAM, two micro-USB sockets, a mini-HDMI socket and a micro-SD card slot.

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  • Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.

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  • Spurs a title threat, admits Chelsea boss Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur are potential title challengers ahead of their clash with Chelsea on Sunday and refuses to rule out moves for Harry Kane and James Vardy. The Portuguese also denied that his Chelsea side have an advantage over Spurs, despite an extra two days' rest due to their European commitments. Spurs have been in exceptional form in the league of late and not lost since the opening day of the season, away to Manchester United.

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  • Red Bull secures engine deal for 2016

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Red Bull's continued participation in Formula One is secure for the short term, with team principal Christian Horner confirming on Friday that a new engine supply deal is in place for next season.

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  • Germany arrrests man who may have sold guns to Paris attackers

    Prosecutors in the southern German city of Stuttgart confirmed on Friday they had arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of arms dealing but declined to comment on a report that he may have supplied the militants in Paris with four guns. "I can confirm that a man is in custody on suspicion of arms trading," a spokesman for the prosecutor in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg told Reuters, adding that the arrest had been made on Tuesday. Earlier on Friday, German newspaper Bild reported that the man was suspected of selling four weapons to the militants who killed 130 people in Paris on Nov. 13.