• Mourinho bemoans 'poisoned' Man United schedule

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho rued the "poisoned gift" of his side's fixture schedule as he contemplated a potentially seismic run of matches in October. United got their Europa League campaign off the ground with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford on Thursday and host Group A leaders Fenerbahce in their next game on October 20. Prior to that, they face a Monday night match at arch rivals Liverpool, with a trip to Chelsea, in the Premier League, and a crunch game against Manchester City in the League Cup to follow.

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  • KL murder-suicide case: Couple had two other children who died

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — As police uncover more clues surrounding the grisly deaths of two children and their father in Kepong on Monday, investigations found the family had previously lost two...

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  • US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday that America's alliance with the Philippines was "ironclad," despite that country's president vowing a day earlier to end joint military exercises. "As it has been for decades, our alliance with the Philippines is ironclad," Carter said, addressing troops aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, docked in San Diego. On Wednesday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he would soon end joint military exercises with the United States.

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  • 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.

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  • Justin Theroux: 'My wife was bullied into making baby news denial statement'

    The actor applauded the way Jennifer Aniston tackled news she was expecting his child.

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  • Michael B. Jordan: 'Selena Gomez will beat lupus'

    The singer is currently on a hiatus.

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  • Rangers seek to lift deepening sense of gloom

    Scottish giants Rangers' return to the top tier is proving a rude awakening to those fans who thought they would be automatically challenging bitter rivals Celtic for the Premiership title. A 5-1 thrashing by Celtic was bad enough but the suspension by the club of hotheaded English midfielder Joey Barton, the arrest of veteran striker Kenny Miller outside a restaurant for his alleged involvement in a brawl and last weekend's defeat by Aberdeen has deepened the gloom at Ibrox. Without a Premiership win in their last four matches they lie seven points adrift of leaders Celtic -- who restored their Champions League pride this week following the 7-0 hammering by Barcelona with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester City -- and having played a game more.

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  • Nicole Scherzinger blasts Calvin Harris cheating rumours

    The former Pussycat Dolls singer was spotted with the Scottish DJ in London back in July (16).

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  • Philippine officials seek clarity after Duterte suggests end of U.S. exercises

    By Mai Nguyen and Manuel Mogato HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine officials said on Thursday they were awaiting clarification from President Rodrigo Duterte about military exercises with U.S. forces after he promised to honour their defence treaty, but declared joint war games would cease. The maverick former Philippine mayor famous for his unpredictability and terse rhetoric, on Wednesday told Filipinos in Vietnam that joint marine drills with next week would be "the last", a comment he slowly repeated. Visiting Vietnam's leadership on Thursday, Duterte did not speak to media but his foreign secretary, Perfecto Yasay, said longstanding treaties with the United States would be honoured.

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  • China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in S. China Sea

    China on Thursday warned Japan against "playing with fire" in the contested waters of the South China Sea, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the region. China also sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan on Monday as part of a group of more than 40 jets headed to train in the West Pacific. The move followed remarks by Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada this month that Tokyo would increase its engagement in the South China Sea through joint training with the US Navy, exercises with regional navies and capacity-building assistance to coastal nations.

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  • US stocks tumble on worries about Deutsche Bank

    Wall Street stocks tumbled Thursday on renewed worries about banks following a report on withdrawals from Deutsche Bank and a bruising Capitol Hill hearing with the head of Wells Fargo. The Dow Jones Industrial ...

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  • Penangite gets death sentence for lover’s Valentine’s Day murder

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 ― Penang-born Cheong Teik Keon, 33, was sentenced to death by the High Court today for murdering his 24-year-old girlfriend Tan Ching Chin in Alma, Bukit Mertajam on...

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  • Tokyo Olympics plan hits roadblock over fish market's relocation

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo won the 2020 Olympics on its reputation for efficiency, but a string of blunders has now been compounded by the city's new governor halting relocation of the world's largest fish market, jeopardizing a road needed for the Summer Games. Unless the road linking the Olympic village to the yet-to-be-built National Stadium is constructed in time, Tokyo could run the risk of athletes and spectators alike being stuck in traffic around the key venues. Last month, Governor Yuriko Koike ordered a delay in moving Tsukiji market, a popular tourist destination, because of concerns about the cleanup of toxic pollution, including unsafe levels of cancer-causing benzene, at its proposed new home.

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  • Najib’s lawyer says PM has right to sue in personal capacity

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak can still initiate civil suits in his personal capacity despite holding office as prime minister, his lawyer Datuk Hafarizam Harun said today....

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  • Alonso to get 30-place penalty for using new engine

    By Abhishek Takle SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso is set to start Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from the back of the grid as he tries out an upgraded Honda power unit in practise on Friday. Rules permit a driver to use no more than five complete power units and their constituent components over the course of a season. Running the upgraded power unit will result in Alonso taking on new variants of five of the six components that comprise it, which will cost the Spaniard 30 places on the 22-car Sepang grid.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Next PM will be chosen by 4th-generation ministers: Lee Hsien Loong

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said his successor will be chosen via consensus by the younger ministers. “They have to decide, because they have to support him, and help to make the system, make the team work,” said Lee, who was speaking during a dialogue session at the Nikkei International Conference in Tokyo on Thursday (29 September). The topic of leadership succession came to the fore again,following a recent poll commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, which showed Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam as the top choice among Singaporeans to succeed Lee as prime minister.

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  • E-voting system breaks down at SMRT shareholder meeting

    A glitch in the electronic voting system during an SMRT Corp shareholders’ meeting on Thursday (29 September) left many attendees frustrated. According to a Straits Times report, around 4,000 SMRT Corp shareholders had turned up for the 2.30pm meeting at the Star Theatre to vote on the proposed privatisation of the company as part of the extraordinary general meeting.

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  • Dollar's movements split on forex markets

    The dollar fell slightly against the euro on currency markets on Thursday but gained against the yen and the pound. Analysts pointed to rising crude prices but falling stock markets as countervailing pressures ...

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