• 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.

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  • Yang Yin jailed 26 months for falsification, cheating and immigration offences

    The former tour guide at the heart of the case involving an elderly widow’s assets was sentenced on Thursday (29 September) to 26 months in jail for falsification, immigration and cheating-related offences.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • China property tycoon warns on real estate bubble

    China's richest man, real estate magnate Wang Jianlin, has warned the country's property market is the "biggest bubble in history" -- the latest alarm bell to be sounded on the world's second largest economy. Wang, the owner of real estate and entertainment conglomerate Wanda, said property prices continue to rise in the country's big cities but fall in smaller ones saddled with huge inventories of unsold new homes. "I don't see a good solution to this problem," Wang, whose group owns more than 200 malls, shopping complexes and luxury hotels across China, told CNN in comments published on its website.

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  • Duterte declares upcoming Philippines-U.S. war games 'the last one'

    By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plunged one of the United States' most important Asian alliances deeper into uncertainty on Wednesday by declaring upcoming U.S.-Philippines military exercises "the last," and ruling out any joint navy patrols. The firebrand Duterte pledged to honour a longstanding security treaty with the United States, but said China opposed joint marine drills in the Philippines starting next week and there would be no more war games with Washington after that. "I am serving notice now to the Americans, this will be the last military exercise," Duterte said during a visit to Vietnam.

    Reuters
  • Katy Perry Sheds Her Clothes to Boost Voter Turnout: 'Let Those Babies Loose'

    The "Firework" singer teamed up with FunnyOrDie.com to spread the message.

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  • Atletico hit new heights in latest Bayern humbling - Simeone

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his side's display as one of the best in his hugely successful five-year reign in charge as Yannick Carrasco inflicted another 1-0 defeat for Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon. Simeone's men also beat Bayern at home in April on their way to a second Champions League final in three years. "It was one of the best performances in my time at Atletico Madrid." Carrasco fired home the winner 10 minutes before half-time after Jan Oblak had denied Thomas Muller with a stunning save early on with Bayern's best effort.

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  • 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
  • Paris Hilton: 'I've been burned too many times to trust new lovers'

    The hotel heiress will focus on professional affairs as she waits for 'The One' to arrive.

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  • 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
  • Mourinho ready to leave Rooney out again

    Jose Mourinho may leave Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United’s starting side for the second match in a row when they face Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League on Thursday. Rooney was on the bench for United's weekend game with Premier League champions Leicester City and didn't get on until very late in the game as Mourinho's side showed their best form of the season in a superb 4-1 win That led to huge speculation over whether Rooney has a future under Mourinho at United, where he made his club debut, scoring a hat-trick in a 6-2 Champions League win over Fenerbahce, exactly 12 years ago on Wednesday.

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  • DPM Tharman on Yahoo survey: I’m not the man for Prime Minister

    Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam ruled himself out as a candidate to become Singapore’s prime minister on Wednesday (28 September), saying that a few of the fourth-generation leaders have the potential to be “first among equals”. Tharman was responding to a question from the media on the results of a survey commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, which showed that 69 per cent of 897 Singaporean respondents would support him as a candidate to be prime minister.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • McDonald's New "Loaded Fries" Are Totally Over-the-Top

    They look pretty damn bellissimo .

    Delish
  • Rod Stewart bans wife from making supper

    Spaghetti bolognese is a favourite in the Stewart family kitchen.

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  • Trump has turned over tax returns _ for lawsuits and loans

    While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced ...

    Associated Press
  • OPEC agrees shock oil output cut

    OPEC shocked markets with a deal to cut oil output after kingpin Saudi Arabia allowed bitter rival Iran to be exempted, but analysts warned Thursday the move would not likely have a lasting impact. The ...

    AFP
  • BlackBerry is giving up on making its own phones

    Reuters John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry. It’s the … Continued The post BlackBerry is giving up on making its own phones appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Klinsmann rules out England switch

    Jurgen Klinsmann has ruled out a move for the vacant England manager's job, saying Wednesday he remained firmly focused on the United States' upcoming World Cup qualification campaign. The US coach has been named in several reports as a potential candidate to succeed Sam Allardyce, who was ousted as England boss on Tuesday after just 67 days. "No truth to the rumors regarding England," Klinsmann wrote on Twitter.

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  • Owner of Malaysia's Proton shortlists 5 bids for equity sale

    The owner of Malaysian national carmaker Proton said Wednesday it has shortlisted five potential foreign partners for a tie-up that includes an equity sale aimed at reviving the loss-making company. Syed ...

    Associated Press
  • Kiefer Sutherland praises Julia Roberts for ending engagement

    The actress ended the relationship days before the couple's wedding.

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  • Ikiam: New Muslim-only halal logo won’t confuse, issued for free

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― Consumers will not be confused by the new halal logo only for Muslim-made products, the Malaysia International Institute of Islamic Cooperation (Ikiam) claimed when saying...

    The Malay Mail Online