• 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: minister

    A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday. Yaalon's comments come amid deep concern over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which claims it strayed over the Syrian border into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings to change course. Moscow denies the allegations.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • Pope arrives at mosque in flashpoint neighbourhood of Bangui

    Pope Francis arrived on Monday at a mosque in a flashpoint Muslim neighbourhood in the Central African Republic capital Bangui, on the most dangerous part of his 24-hour visit to the war-torn nation. At the central Koudoukou mosque, he will meet Muslim leaders and local residents of the PK5 district, a maze of red dirt roads and flimsy shacks at the heart of recent sectarian violence. After meeting five local Muslim leaders, Francis will address the crowd in a ceremony intended to promote religious reconciliation.

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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.

  • 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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  • City, Liverpool turn eyes to League Cup prize

    Manchester City and Liverpool head the list of teams coveting a berth in the League Cup semi-finals this week as the competition reaches the quarter-final stage without several major names. With Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and holders Chelsea having fallen by the wayside, City and Liverpool will already have designs on the February 28 final at Wembley. City, who host second-tier Hull City on Tuesday, won 3-1 against Southampton at the weekend and having lost to Liverpool and Juventus in their two previous games, goalkeeper Willy Caballero hopes Saturday's success proves a turning point.

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  • China, Taiwan in first-ever spy swap as ties improve

    Taiwan said Monday it has for the first time exchanged jailed spies with China, in another sign of closer relations between the two sides which recently held a historic summit. The swap took place last month ahead of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's November 7 meeting with China's leader Xi Jinping -- the first encounter since the rivals split in 1949 at the end of a civil war. Beijing freed Chu Kung-hsun and Hsu Chang-kuo, the highest-ranking intelligence agents to be jailed in China after they were imprisoned in 2006, Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau said.

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  • Japan says to resume whaling, fleet sails to Antarctic Tuesday

    Japan will dispatch a whaling fleet to the Antarctic on Tuesday after a one year suspension, the government said, defying international criticism and a UN legal ruling that the "research" expedition is a commercial hunt in disguise. "The research ships will depart for new whale research in the Antarctic on December 1, 2015," the Fisheries Agency said Monday in a statement on its website. Tokyo has for years come under intense global pressure to stop hunts that opponents decry as inhumane but that Japan says are an inherent part of its traditional culture.

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  • Is the end of AIDS in sight? 10 facts about HIV/AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day

    (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite major advances, HIV/AIDS remains one of the world's most significant public health challenges, particularly in low and middle income countries, with new diagnoses every year and young women in sub-Saharan Africa seen as being particularly at risk. World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 is used to unite people in the fight against HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus first identified in 1984, to show their support for people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died. The member countries of the United Nations agreed in September in a new set of global goals to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

  • John Legend serenades wife Chrissy Teigen for birthday

    Chrissy Tiegen celebrated her 30th birthday early with husband John Legend.

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  • Scans of King Tut's tomb point to hidden chamber

    Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy. A wife of Tutankhamun's father Akhenaten, Nefertiti played a major political and religious role in the 14th century BC, and the discovery of her tomb would be a major prize for Egyptologists. Experts are now "approximately 90 percent" sure there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb, Antiquities Minister Mamduh al-Damati told a news conference.

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  • 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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