• Japan's Abe queries Duterte on anti-US stance

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked him to explain his anti-American rhetoric during summit talks. The acid-tongued Duterte has launched repeated tirades against the United States and President Barack Obama for criticising his deadly crime war, which has claimed more than 3,800 lives in nearly four months. Duterte's comments, backed by repeated praise for China, have thrown into doubt the Philippines' 70-year alliance with the United States.

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  • Bangladeshi arrested at Causeway pipeline for leaving Singapore illegally

    Three Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in Singapore on Tuesday night (October 25), after a plan to illegally get one of them out of the country fell through.

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  • Kristen Stewart and St. Vincent go public with romance

    Kristen Stewart and St. Vincent attended the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show and Tea event at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood together on Wednesday (26Oct16).

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  • Penitent Mourinho humbled by Man Utd support

    Jose Mourinho lauded Manchester United's supporters after his team put the disappointment of their 4-0 humiliation at Chelsea behind them to sink Manchester City in England's League Cup. Sunday's defeat at Chelsea, Mourinho's former club, was United's worst in the league for five years, but they bounced back to beat holders City 1-0 on Wednesday courtesy of Juan Mata's 54th-minute goal. Mourinho made a gesture of apology to United's fans at the end -- making a '4-0' symbol with his fingers and lowering his head -- and said he had been moved by their backing.

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  • Coked-up British banker imagined police behind curtains after cutting woman's throat

    By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Moments before he surrendered after killing a second victim in his Hong Kong apartment, British banker Rurik Jutting ingested up to 20 grams of cocaine and imagined police were behind the curtains, a court heard on Thursday. In videoed police interviews shown on the fourth day of his trial for the murder of two Indonesian women, Jutting impassively described the paranoia he felt moments before calling police to come and get him. Jutting has admitted killing Sumarti Ningsih, a 23-year-old single mother, and another Indonesian woman, Seneng Mujiasih, as he acted out violent fantasies.

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  • Ninja Joe’s ‘P Ramly’ burger broke halal food law, Jais says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Fastfood chain company Ninja Joe violated a law on halal food when it named one of its pork burgers “P. Ramly”, the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) has...

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  • Family robbed of caring son who died in Johor hospital fire

    TELUK INTAN, Oct 27 — Twenty-year-old K. Logeswaran went to Singapore hoping to earn enough as a cleaner to support his family. Such was his love for his family. But after just 13 days in the...

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  • Trump digs deep to defy Clinton momentum

    Donald Trump pledged to pour millions of his own dollars into his presidential bid, in defiance of the seemingly unstoppable momentum building behind Hillary Clinton. With less than two weeks before polling day, and with early voting under way in several states, the Democratic nominee remains comfortably on course to become America's first female president. The latest rolling poll average compiled by tracker RealClearPolitics showed Clinton extending her national lead in a four-way race against Trump and two outsiders to 5.9 percentage points -- pointing to a clear electoral college victory.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 troubles, by the numbers

    Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it has confirmed 140 cases of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone overheating or catching fire. Samsung's President Shin Jong-kyun apologized at a meeting with shareholders, ...

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  • Lower bus, train fares from December 30

    Bus and train commuters paying by fare cards are set for a reduction of 1 to 27 cents, or 4.2 per cent, said the Public Transport Council (PTC) on Thursday (27 October).

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  • Gigi Hadid returning to the Victoria’s Secret runway

    Model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid are both set to walk in the upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

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  • Malaysia's Najib aims to take China ties to "new highs" on visit

    By Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak heads to China next week to build closer ties and seek investment, which may further dent U.S. aims in Southeast Asia after a push by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines to bolster China ties. Najib is travelling to China with dozens of government leaders and business people. In statement on Wednesday, he said Malaysia was committed to strengthening friendship with China and pushing ties to "new highs".

  • Indonesian handed 20 years in 'poisoned coffee' murder

    An Indonesian woman was jailed for 20 years Thursday for murdering a friend from an Australian college with poisoned coffee in a "sadistic" fashion, capping a sensational trial that has gripped the country. Jessica Kumala Wongso, 28, who is also an Australian permanent resident, was found guilty of murdering Wayan Mirna Salihin by slipping cyanide into her drink at an upmarket Jakarta cafe, sparking applause from spectators in the packed courtroom. The soap opera-style tale of two members of Indonesia's wealthy elite having a dramatic fallout that culminated in murder has captivated the country, with the trial dubbed the "poisoned coffee" case and broadcast live on national TV for months.

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  • Bersih 5 chooses Dataran Merdeka as venue

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 27 ― Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah announced today that Dataran Merdeka will again be the main venue for the electoral watchdog’s upcoming Bersih 5 rally. “The...

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  • Tata shares fall on ex-chief's $18bn write-down claim

    Shares in Tata companies fell Thursday after the Indian giant's ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry warned it may face $18 billion in asset write-downs and accused directors of wrongfully dismissing him. Tata Motors and Tata Power were down nearly three per cent each, while Tata Steel was nearly two per cent lower in early trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange after details of the email to the holding company's board emerged. In the email, Mistry said India's largest conglomerate may face 1.18 trillion rupees ($18 billion) in write-downs because of unprofitable businesses he inherited when he took over the job in 2012.

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  • Pandikar: Former ministers might have breached oath of secrecy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 ― Former ministers Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Husni Hanadzlah might have breached their ministerial oaths by revealing details about Cabinet meetings in...

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  • Lena Headey loses custody battle to keep her son in England

    The actress and her ex-husband have been feuding over where their son should live for months.

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  • Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul

    By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Saif Hameed QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold. Ten days into what is expected to be the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, army and federal police units aim to dislodge the militants from villages in the region of Shora, 30 km (20 miles) south of Mosul. The frontlines in other areas have moved much closer to the edges of the city, the last major stronghold under control of the militants in Iraq, who have held it since 2014.

  • Johor hospital fire: Last man out grateful to nurse who spotted him

    JOHOR BARU, Oct 27— “Terrifying” would aptly describe the experience of being the last one left behind in a hospital ward at the height of the fire at Sultanah Aminah Hospital on Tuesday....

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  • What happened to Brazil's 1970 football team of glory

    With Pele, Jairzinho and captain Carlos Alberto, who died on Tuesday, the Brazil team that won the 1970 World Cup was one of the greatest ever. Here is what happened to the team of 1970: Felix Much-criticised before the 1970 World Cup finals, goalkeeper Felix was well protected by his defence and emerged as one of the heroes from the 4-1 victory in the final over Italy. Carlos Alberto Just leading Brazil in their greatest triumph and scoring the magical fourth goal in the final has ensured that Carlos Alberto, who died of a heart attack on Tuesday aged 72, will go down in history.

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