• Mourinho and United focus on Burnley boost

    Jose Mourinho’s mood was a little brighter on Wednesday after an EFL Cup victory over Manchester City, but there is still much work to be done in order to get his season back on track. The Manchester United manager issued a public apology to the club’s supporters after an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Chelsea last Sunday, which left his team seventh in the Premier League. Despite only winning one of their last six league matches, United are just six points behind leaders City as they go into Saturday’s home match against Burnley.

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  • Ivanka Trump faces boycott calls over dad's campaign

    Ivanka Trump has long been one of her father's most poised and popular surrogates, but her support for the Republican nominee is sparking calls for a boycott of her fashion label. A twitter campaign, dubbed Grab Your Wallet, is gaining traction with fashion giant Nordstrom among retail giants under fire for stocking her clothes, shoes and handbags. A woman who tweets under the handle @SheWhoVotes and identifies herself as a lifelong Nordstrom customer wrote an open letter to the Seattle-based retailer calling on the company to dump Ivanka Trump's "toxic brand." "Ms Trump is openly supporting a man accused of groping or raping at least a dozen women," said the letter, dated Tuesday, tweeted Wednesday and since shared on the social media platform more than 1,400 times.

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  • Japan spared blushes as Duterte's Emperor meet cancelled

    Protocol-conscious Japan dodged a potential diplomatic minefield Thursday when a meeting between profanity-prone Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and the country's revered Emperor Akihito was cancelled following a death in the imperial family. Akihito's 100-year-old uncle Prince Mikasa died Thursday and the Emperor will begin seven days of mourning, "cancelling a series of events scheduled during the period including his meeting with President Duterte", a palace spokesman told AFP. Duterte is on his first trip as president to Japan and was due to visit the palace and meet the 82-year-old figurehead as his final appointment before going home.

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  • Report: President Obama's trip to play golf with Tiger Woods cost almost $4 million

    Tiger Woods and Barack Obama have played golf together. Tiger Woods and President Barack Obama played golf together in a February 2013 mini-jaunt, and that trip turned out to cost the U.S. taxpayer a lot of money. Filings from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showed that the four-day trip to Florida, where Woods lives, came at a combined cost of $3.6 million to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

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  • Miley Cyrus: 'I wear my engagement ring to please Liam Hemsworth'

    Miley Cyrus is jealous she's not part of The Voice season 12.

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  • ‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfairly Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death

    According to the New York Times, Lee was 28 years old when a prop gun was improperly prepared and discharged at him from 20 feet away, firing a bullet into his stomach. X-rays showed that the bullet was lodged in Lee’s spine. The accident took place during a scene in which Lee walked through a doorway carrying a grocery bag.

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  • Apple adds touch screen keys to MacBook Pro, price jump startles some

    By Deborah M. Todd CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc unveiled a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing function keys with a small touch screen and raising prices by several hundred dollars. The first redesign in several years is a sign Apple still sees a role for the product that launched the company, even though its iPhone has become the flagship product. Ben Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, described the changes as "important incremental upgrades" which would convince people with old Macs to trade up to the smaller, faster model.

  • Okazaki rings Leicester's bell, says Ranieri

    Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki is the player who gives the team a lift in times of need, manager Claudio Ranieri said on Thursday. The Premier League champions ended a three-game winless run last weekend by beating Crystal Palace 3-1 and Okazaki celebrated his first start since September 10 by scoring the second goal. The hard-working forward, 30, helped set the tempo for Leicester's display and Ranieri used his famous rallying cry from last season's 5,000-1 title triumph to highlight Okazaki's importance.

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  • Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

    Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Woman admits to being driver in Pasir Ris accident involving a dog: Animal Lovers League

    A woman has filed a police report to admit that she was the driver in an alleged hit-and-run accident involving a dog, the Animal Lovers League (ALL) said on Wednesday (26 October).

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  • China's Xi anointed "core" leader, on par with Mao, Deng

    By Michael Martina and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party gave President Xi Jinping the title of "core" leader on Thursday, putting him on par with past strongmen like Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but it signalled his power would not be absolute. A lengthy communique released by the party following a four-day, closed-door meeting of senior officials in Beijing stressed maintaining the importance of collective leadership. The collective leadership system "must always be followed and should not be violated by any organisation or individual under any circumstance or for any reason", it said.

  • Physicians’ groups laud refusal to ban mobiles at critical care wards

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 ― Doctors have backed the Health Ministry’s decision against prohibiting mobile phones from cardiac and intensive care units or operation theatres, saying the devices were...

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  • Russia has given MH17 radar data to Netherlands

    Russia has handed over to the Netherlands raw radar data from the area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014, Moscow confirmed Thursday. "We gave the Dutch side raw radar data which we discovered a month ago," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told AFP.

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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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  • As deadline nears, Maiwp yet to decide on intervener bid in church’s case

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 ― The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (Maiwp) has yet to confirm if it will appeal against a failed bid to be a party in a Sabah church's case over the word...

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  • Up to 900 jihadists killed in Mosul battle, US says

    The United States said Thursday up to 900 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq's Mosul, as camps around the city filled with fleeing civilians. The offensive, launched on October 17, is seeing tens of thousands of Iraqi fighters advancing on Mosul from the south, east and north in a bid to retake the last major Iraqi city under IS control. General Joseph Votel, who heads the US military's Central Command, told AFP the offensive was inflicting a heavy toll on the jihadists.

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  • Real Madrid's misfiring 'BBC' under pressure

    By Richard Martin MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is under pressure to break up his misfiring attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale when he takes the La Liga leaders to Alaves on Saturday. Zidane's first choice forwards have managed a combined nine goals this term, with Ronaldo making his worst ever start to a season in a Real shirt, netting twice in six league games. The trio sat out the thumping 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the King's Cup on Wednesday as Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio each scored twice to become Real's top scorers with six goals in all competitions while Lucas Vazquez also impressed.