• Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

    By Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country. Although the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama played down the remark, Duterte's comments triggered shock and anger among Jewish groups in the United States, which could create pressure on the U.S. government to take a tougher line with the Philippines leader. U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Friday said Duterte's comments, in a rambling speech on his arrival in Davao City after a visit to Vietnam, were "a significant departure" from America's partnership with the Philippines "and we find them troubling." Duterte told reporters that he had been "portrayed to be a cousin of Hitler" by critics.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Nicole Kidman: 'I was so young when I got married'

    Nicole Kidman is proud of her 10th anniversary with Keith Urban because the start of their marriage was "up and down".

    Cover Media
  • Joseph Schooling's gift to a blind masseur

    He's never met Singapore's Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling before, but Ismail Akbar Abdullah is eternally grateful to the 21-year-old.

    Safhras Khan
  • Q&A: Will Deutsche Bank become the next Lehman?

    Germany's biggest bank is looking shaky and some investors fear it could collapse and endanger the wider financial system. Some even wonder whether it might become the next Lehman Brothers, the U.S. bank ...

    Associated Press
  • Totti sets up Roma rout, Ibrahimovic delivers for United

    Francesco Totti at 40 continues to shine for Roma, Manchester United needed Zlatan Ibrahimovic's height to see off stubborn Zorya Luhansk while Mario Balotelli got on the score sheet for Nice again in Europa League action. AFP Sports picks out the best of the games from matchday two on Thursday: Three assists for Totti Two days after his 40th birthday, captain Francesco Totti set up three of Roma's goals as they romped past Romanian outfit Astra 4-0.

    AFP News
  • Tom Hanks 'haunted' by moment when he ignored his son

    Tom Hanks doesn't see himself as "brave" for supporting wife Rita Wilson's battle with breast cancer.

    Cover Media
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Britney Spears ditched date because he 'looked like a lizard'

    Britney Spears prefers men who are nice and are not interested in playing mind games.

    Cover Media
  • Dutch summon Russian ambassador over MH17 comments

    Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has summoned Russia's ambassador over "unacceptable" comments by Moscow criticising a report into the downing of flight MH17, officials said on Friday. "Responding to the presentation of the initial findings... spokespersons for the Kremlin and the Russian foreign ministry and defence ministry questioned the professionalism, integrity and independence of the Dutch public prosecution service," the Dutch foreign ministry said. "The Russian ambassador was informed that unsubstantiated criticism like this is unacceptable," the ministry said in a statement, issued in The Hague.

    AFP News
  • 'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

    A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic. At 404 metres (1,325 feet) deep, the Hranicka Propast, a limestone abyss near the city of Hranice, beats out Italy's Pozzo del Merro cave that is 392 metres deep for the world record, Miroslav Lukas of the Czech Speleological Society told AFP.

    AFP News
  • Rafael Nadal stops tennis match as mother searches for lost child in crowd

    There’s something about this that makes you just tear up. Maybe it’s the parent in you (if you are a parent) or maybe, in a time when the world seems to be at its own throat, you witness a moment when everyone is on the same side.

    Busted Racquet
  • 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
  • Young mother killed when train crashed fought for life

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Fabiola Bittar de Kroon fought for her life as she lay trapped among the wreckage of the Hoboken Terminal.

    Associated Press
  • PM says German translator misinterpreted remarks on early polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today a German translator had misinterpreted his comments regarding when the next general election will be held. Najib...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie agree to temporary custody deal

    The actor will also submit to random drug and alcohol tests.

    Cover Media
  • Family of disabled teen settles power line lawsuit for $60M

    The family of a teenage girl disabled for life after touching a downed power line has reached a $60 million lawsuit settlement with two companies responsible for repairing the line that fell during the ...

    Associated Press
  • Tiger Woods embraces role as vice-captain, invested like a player

    Tiger Woods watches the action at the Ryder Cup. Tiger Woods fist pumps like he’s done so many times in his career, punching the air with his right hand. Dustin Johnson had just made the 8-footer for birdie to win the eighth hole of his Friday morning match at the Ryder Cup.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • 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.

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Leicester's Ranieri calls for consistency after mixed start

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has urged his players to stay focussed in matches and work better as a team in order to recapture the consistency that propelled them to an unexpected Premier League triumph last season. Leicester have endured a mixed start to the season and sit 12th in the Premier League having lost three of their opening six games, but they top their Champions League group after successive wins. In the Premier League we play so-so, and Champions League we've been good so far, but I want consistency.

    Reuters