• COMMENT: Singapore doesn't need a Donald Trump

    It was the week that was worth shouting about. To spoil the party, out came the bulldozer without brakes Calvin Cheng. He went on his Facebook page advocating that children of terrorists should be annihilated to stop them from taking revenge.

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  • HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

    Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney ...

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  • Klopp gets behind under-fire Swansea boss Monk

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Swansea should stick with their under-pressure manager Garry Monk.

    AFP News 58 mins ago
  • Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: minister

    A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday. Yaalon's comments come amid deep concern over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which claims it strayed over the Syrian border into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings to change course. Moscow denies the allegations.

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  • Adam Lambert Petition: Singapore’s First-World Double Standards?

    The social media sphere exploded as petitions surfaced online to get American Idol Season 8 runner-up, Adam Lambert, not to perform at Mediacorp’s New Year countdown concert. Citing reasons such as “inappropriate choice” and how Lambert has the potential to “promote the gay lifestyle”, our little red dot and concerned citizens has drawn media attention to the state of this country and our stand on LGBT rights.

  • Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned

    The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides ...

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  • LA Lakers star Bryant says this is his final NBA season

    Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant announced that this will be his final NBA season, saying in a first-person essay on the Players Tribune website that "this season is all I have left to give." The 37-year-old American has won five NBA crowns in a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, a member of two Olympic gold medal squads, has been nagged by injuries in recent seasons and struggled to find form this season, the Lakers are off to a miserable 2-13 start. "My body knows it's time to say goodbye," Bryant said in his poem, an open love letter to his sport entitled "Dear Basketball".

    AFP News 42 mins ago
  • Mary-Kate Olsen weds - report

    Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have reportedly tied the knot.

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  • Football: Wenger 'no regrets' as Sanchez gamble backfires

    Arsene Wenger insisted he had no regrets over risking Alexis Sanchez in the 1-1 draw at Norwich despite the influential Chilean forward being forced off the pitch with a thigh injury. Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny were all added to a lengthy list of long-term casualties on Sunday after a match that left Arsenal in fourth place in the Premier League table. Wenger was already without almost an entire team of stars as Mikel Arteta, Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky are currently sidelined.

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  • Turkey to hand over body of dead Russian pilot to Moscow

    The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday. "The pilot who lost his life during the air violation was received by us on the (Syrian) border last night," Davutoglu told reporters in Istanbul before leaving for a meeting with EU leaders in Brussels. Davutoglu added that a Russian official would travel "soon" to the southern Hatay region with a Turkish military official to take possession of the body.

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  • Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailers

    U.S. shoppers no longer blow the bulk of their holiday budgets on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday. It's a major shift that has made it difficult for stores to track and learn from shoppers' ...

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  • I was left with a mountain to climb, claims Formula One's Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton said his Mercedes engineers’ strategy left him "with a mountain to climb" to beat team-mate Nico Rosberg in Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In the end, however, he had to settle for a distant second place in a race dominated by Rosberg from pole position. Hamilton closed his gap to Rosberg to 1.359 seconds before the German pitted for a second time, but found himself 12.573 seconds adrift after his own second stop 10 laps later.

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  • Antonio Banderas: Melanie Griffith divorce changed everything

    Antonio Banderas is pleased he and his ex-wife Melanie Griffith haven't turned into a "bitter and angry" former couple following their split.

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  • Scans of King Tut's tomb point to hidden chamber

    Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy. A wife of Tutankhamun's father Akhenaten, Nefertiti played a major political and religious role in the 14th century BC, and the discovery of her tomb would be a major prize for Egyptologists. Experts are now "approximately 90 percent" sure there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb, Antiquities Minister Mamduh al-Damati told a news conference.

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  • Sinead O'Connor receiving medical care following overdose - report

    Sinead O'Connor has sparked concern with a series of social media posts.

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  • Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

    Italy's farmers on Sunday called for Alaskan salmon, Californian nuts and Peruvian asparagus to be banished from the nation's Christmas tables to support efforts to stop global warming after the Paris climate summit. Instead, festive hosts looking to wow their guests should seek out locally-grown but less common fruit and vegetables such as prickly pears and persimmons or vintage varieties such as limoncello apples or madernassa pears, they advised. Although Italians continue to generally favour produce grown as locally as possible, a "strongly growing snob trend" means the end-of-year festivities generate demand for out-of-season luxuries such as Chilean cherries and melons from Guadeloupe, according to farmers' organisation Coldiretti.

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  • Last Boeing C-17 leaves Southern California assembly plant

    The last C-17 Globemaster III built at a Southern California Boeing plant soared into history on Sunday with a flyover that marked the end of an era for the region's once-thriving aerospace industry. The ...

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  • Philippines goes supersonic again with South Korean fighter jets

    The Philippines took delivery of two South Korean-made FA-50 aircraft on Saturday, marking the country's return to supersonic fighter jet status after almost a decade, amid growing tensions with China. Gazmin has said the aircraft could serve as both trainers and fighters, and that among the areas they would be posted will be the western island of Palawan, the country's closest point to the South China Sea where the Philippines has a territorial dispute with China. Other countries have conflicting claims and the Philippines has been the most vocal in opposing China despite its overwhelming military superiority.

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  • Jack Ma's South China Morning Post takeover a double-edged sword

    Chinese Internet tycoon Jack Ma's mooted buyout of Hong Kong's struggling South China Morning Post could see the paper prosper from his Midas touch, analysts say, but also further erode its independence and with it the city's press freedoms. The once globally renowned paper was founded in 1903 and has long given international readers an insider's perspective on Hong Kong and the mainland, providing a window on events from the Mao era to China's 1980s economic awakening and the 1997 handover. Readers' trust has also dipped as a more pro-Beijing editorial policy has not gone unnoticed in a city that saw tens of thousands take to the streets last year to protest against mainland interference.

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  • Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop

    President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited Upshur Street Books in Washington's Petworth neighborhood Saturday, where ...

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