• Psy says 'no chance' of another Gangnam Style success

    "Gangnam Style" star Psy acknowledged Monday that he could never repeat the phenomenal global success of his 2012 hit, but said he was perfectly happy being "just another" K-pop artist. The quirky South Korean singer was catapulted to unlikely international stardom after the "Gangnam Style" music video, with its invisible horse-riding dance, went viral. The song -- a satire of the luxury lifestyle of residents in Seoul's glitzy Gangnam district -- remains the most-watched video of all time on YouTube, with more than 2.4 billion views.

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  • HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

    CHICAGO (AP) — 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 cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.

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  • Ex-Malaysia envoy guilty of New Zealand indecent assault

    A former Malaysian diplomat pleaded guilty Monday to the indecent assault of a New Zealand woman, with a court hearing he burst into her bedroom naked from the waist down. Mohammed Rizalman bin Ismail was a military attache at Malaysia's Wellington embassy when the incident happened last year, and the case caused outrage when he fled to his homeland citing diplomatic immunity. Rizalman was eventually extradited to face the New Zealand courts and had pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and burglary.

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  • Turkey sends body of shot down pilot back to Russia: reports

    Turkey on Monday sent back to Russia the body of a pilot killed when his plane was shot down by the Turkish air force for allegedly violating its air space on the Syrian border, reports said. A Russian plane carrying the body of Oleg Peshkov left Ankara's Esenboga International Airport airport for Russia, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported, without giving further details.

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  • CPF interest rates of up to 3.5 per cent extended

    Central Provident Fund (CPF) members will continue to earn interest rates of up to 3.5 per cent per annum on their Ordinary Account (OA) monies from 1 January to 31 March in 2016.

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  • Vardy success will spark hunt for next gem, says Smalling

    (Reuters) - Jamie Vardy's rise from non-league anonymity to Premier League record-breaker could herald an era where top-flight managers scour England's lower leagues in the hope of discovering the next "hidden gem", Manchester United's Chris Smalling said. Leicester City's Vardy, who became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League games, built his career at lower league clubs Stocksbridge Park Steels, Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town. "With Jamie's success, I think you will see clubs having a little bit more of a look in non-league for players," Smalling told Manchester United's website.

  • Singapore bank lending declines further in October

    Singapore's total bank lending fell for the second consecutive month in October as loans to general commerce and financial institutions decline, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) revealed Monday (30 November). Bank lending also fell 0.4 percent year on year. Loans to businesses fell 1.9 percent month-on-month to S$360.2 billion in October, while consumer loans increased 0.2 percent to S$241.5 billion.

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  • 5 Insurance Sales Tactics that Singaporeans Keep Falling For

    It is time to educate yourself on common sales tactics to avoid falling for them. The post 5 Insurance Sales Tactics that Singaporeans Keep Falling For appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • Costa 'privileged' to be dropped so late, says Mourinho

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa is "privileged" to be one of the last first-team regulars to be dropped from the starting line-up, Blues manager Jose Mourinho said. The Spain international was benched in Sunday's goalless Premier League draw against Tottenham Hotspur and made his frustrations clear when he threw his training bib in the direction of Mourinho and his assistant, Steve Holland. The Portuguese played down suggestions of a breakdown in relations with Costa after the bib incident which followed a touch-line spat during Tuesday's Champions League win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

  • 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' Bryant says this is last season of epic career

    Kobe Bryant says he still loves competition, but admits that his body can no longer handle the rigors of professional basketball as he announced that this will be his final NBA season. "I had to come to terms with it," said Bryant, speaking on Sunday after the Lakers 107-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Los Angeles. "I had to accept the fact I didn't want to do this anymore." The 37-year-old five-time champion will retire as one of the greatest clutch players in history, and after spending his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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  • IS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate': monitor

    The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its "caliphate" in June last year, a monitor said Sunday. In the last month alone IS executed 53 people -- including 35 civilians -- in areas it controls in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The new figures from the Britain-based Observatory bring to 3,591 the number of people executed by IS in Syria since it declared its Islamic "caliphate" after seizing control of large parts of the country.

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  • 8 Lessons To Learn From Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO & World’s Youngest Billionaire

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  If Silicon Valley had a bad boy icon, it would be Evan Spiegel. The CEO and co-founder of Snapchat shot to the limelight when the app became wildly popular, with 100 million daily … The post 8 Lessons To Learn From Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO & World’s Youngest Billionaire appeared first on Vulcan Post.

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  • Dating Someone Immature? 6 Things That Will Go Wrong

    Shortly after the 5-month mark of your relationship, you start to realise that your other half isn’t as perfect as he or she once seemed. If your partner still acts like a child, you can try to stick it out and aid him or her in the path of personal growth.

  • Global warming: What if we do nothing?

    If mankind fails to curtail global warming, we will have to deal with fallouts, ranging from massive refugee crises and submerged cities to scorching heatwaves and drought, scientists say. Starting Monday, 195 nations are huddled in Paris to negotiate a climate rescue pact to rein in the greenhouse gases that drive climate change.

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  • Diana Ross invites daughter Tracee Ellis Ross to perform on stage

    Tracee Ellis Ross was shocked when her mother Diana Ross invited her on stage to sing a song with her.

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  • Thai junta detains opposition leaders ahead of anti-graft inspection

    By Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army detained two leaders of an opposition group on Monday who were planning to visit a public park dedicated to the monarchy that has been at the centre of a corruption scandal involving the military government. The allegations relating to the financing of the Rachabhakti Park, built on army property in the seaside town of Hua Hin, are threatening to damage an anti-graft drive by the junta, which seized power last year. Nattawut Saikua and Jatuporn Prompan, leaders of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), also known as the "red shirt" group, were taken away by the army before they could set off for the park.

  • Iraqis find 3 more mass graves in formerly IS-held Sinjar

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish officials said Sunday three more mass graves have been found in the northern town of Sinjar, where Kurdish forces backed by heavy U.S.-led airstrikes drove out Islamic State militants earlier this month.

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  • RedMart launches on-demand marketplace service for everything

    Goods – anything from hot meals to electronics – are expected to be delivered within one hour Singapore-based online grocery service RedMart has launched RedMart Relay, an on-demand marketplace that allows customers to order hot meals, apparel, electronics and other goods and get them delivered within an hour, according to a press release. Once an... The post RedMart launches on-demand marketplace service for everything appeared first on e27.

  • Trump scraps endorsement event after black pastors object

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star.

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