• Obama calls for 'big' win to repudiate 'dangerous' Trump

    President Barack Obama eviscerated would-be successor Donald Trump Thursday for threatening not to concede if he loses next month's election, calling for a thumping Democratic victory to repudiate his "dangerous" claims of a rigged vote. Trump cast the United States into uncharted political waters by suggesting he may not recognize the result of the November 8 presidential election and could launch a legal challenge if Hillary Clinton wins. "Of course I will accept a clear election result, but I will also reserve my right to contest and file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result," he said dangling his concession.

    AFP News
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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):

    Associated Press
  • 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.

  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • The stock market is caught deep in ‘no man’s land’

    With no true bottom in site to settle those with a bearish view and insufficient signs from the latest crop of quarterly earnings reports to arouse the animal spirits that might help equities clamber definitively ...

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  • 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.

    Cover Media
  • Azealia Banks: 'I want an apology from Russell Crowe'

    Rapper Azealia Banks claims Russell Crowe choked and spat on her.

    Cover Media
  • 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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • IGP says more time needed to track down 1MDB witnesses

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Police are still tracking several key witnesses to help in its 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigation, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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.

  • After death threats, car of Maria Chin’s son splashed with red paint

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Red paint was thrown on the car of Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah’s son today, just days after death threats were made against her and her family purportedly by...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Victoria Justice splashes vinegar on her face to keep pores clear

    The star prefers a simple and holistic beauty routine.

    Cover Media
  • Liam Payne's girlfriend Cheryl's divorce finalised

    Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's second marriage came to an official end on Thursday (20Oct16) after just 18 months.

    Cover Media
  • Nintendo unveils next-gen gaming console Nintendo Switch

    (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd launched Nintendo Switch, its next-generation gaming console, as the company looks to catch up with rivals Sony Corp and Microsoft Corp. Nintendo Switch, the company's first console since Wii U in 2012, is a hybrid device, doubling up as a traditional console as well as a handheld device. The console's success will be crucial to Nintendo as the firm still places console gaming at the center of its business, even as casual gaming shifts from living rooms to smartphones. Sales of Nintendo's Wii U console have reached 13 million units since its launch.