• 'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: media

    Japan scrambled jets after 11 Chinese military planes flew near southern Japanese islands during what Beijing said was a drill to improve its long-range combat abilities, reports said Saturday. The planes -- eight bombers, two intelligence gathering planes and one early-warning aircraft -- flew near Miyako and Okinawa on Friday without violating Japan's airspace, the Japanese defence ministry said in a statement released on Friday. A Chinese air force spokesman said several types of planes, including H-6K bombers, were involved in Friday's drill over the western Pacific, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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  • Four new luxury cars hit Singapore

    Got a $230K to $380K to spend on a new car? Here are four new choices, with a twist…

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • Turkey 'temporarily' suspends Syria air strikes after Russia spat

    NATO member Turkey has "temporarily" suspended air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after the downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border sparked a major row with Moscow, local media reported on Friday. Turkish F-16 jets on Tuesday shot down a Russian warplane which Ankara said had breached its air space. Russia on Thursday vowed to carry out broad retaliatory measures against Turkey's economy.

    AFP News
  • Selena Gomez: 'I'd love to date older guys'

    Selena Gomez hates the fact she looks like a teenager.

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  • Klopp's Red revolution gathers pace

    Having qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League, Liverpool return to the Premier League on Sunday with an ideal opportunity to continue their revival under Jurgen Klopp when struggling Swansea visit Anfield. Liverpool have lost just once since the former Borussia Dortmund manager took over nine games ago - a defeat to Crystal Palace in their last home league game. Since then, Klopp's side have won 4-1 at Manchester City and on Thursday beat Bordeaux 2-1 at Anfield to secure their progress to the knock-out stages of Europe's second tier competition.

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  • 14 Best Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 in Singapore Your Neighbours are Talking About

    A Chinese soup commonly found on the streets of Singapore and Malaysia, Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 is a dish which all Singaporeans start to crave a few weeks into being overseas. Directly translating to ‘meat bone tea’ in English, Bak Kut Teh is customarily prepared through many hours of simmering meaty pork ribs in a broth […] The post 14 Best Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 in Singapore Your Neighbours are Talking About appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

    Seth Lui
  • Over 11,000 petition to remove Adam Lambert from MediaCorp countdown show

    Some Singaporeans have started an online petition to remove American singer Adam Lambert from a New Year's Eve countdown programme organised by MediaCorp.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Philadelphia 76ers freefall continues as they drop to 0-17

    James Harden drained a season-high 50 points as the Houston Rockets held on to beat hapless Philadelphia 116-114, handing the 76ers their record 27th straight loss. It was the third career 50 point game for Harden, who now has the most in franchise history as he surpassed Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes who had two each. The sad sack Sixers hit another low as they equaled their franchise-worst 0-17 start from last season.

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  • El Salvador condemns bishop accused of raping girl

    A "well-loved" senior bishop in El Salvador who is also a prominent Church historian was Friday condemned by government officials and a rights organization after being accused of repeatedly raping a girl in the 1980s. Bishop Jesus Delgado, 77, was on Thursday suspended from his functions as number three in the country's archdiocese after the alleged victim, today a 42-year-old woman, came forward with her account. El Salvador's government expressed solidarity with the woman and offered assistance.

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  • Anne Hathaway expecting first child - report

    Anne Hathaway is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

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  • Forget Penang, head for Sungai Petani

    It’s a one hour ride back to the old world charms of a little delicious town

  • China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang

    The Founding Partner of Linear Venture tells Echelon Thailand attendees what he thinks about Chinese investors, entrepreneurs and the market China is three to five years ahead of Southeast Asia, says Harry Wang, Founding Partner, Linear Venture, in a fireside chat moderated by Kevin McSpadden, Correspondent, e27. The discussion, held at Echelon Thailand in Bangkok,... The post China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang appeared first on e27.

  • City Harvest's Kong Hee to appeal conviction and sentence

    City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee will appeal his sentence and conviction, setting the stage for a five-and-a-half year legal tussle to continue.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Tom Hanks: 'Wife's cancer diagnosis was a bolt from the blue'

    Tom Hanks has opened up about his wife Rita Wilson's cancer battle, calling the speed with which it happened "powerful".

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  • Italy plans to close clandestine mosques: minister

    The Italian government intends to close down clandestine mosques in the country as part of the fight against terrorism, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced Friday. "In Italy, we have four mosques and over 800 places of Muslim worship," said Alfano. The minister was speaking at a meeting in the southern town of Lecce on the subject of terrorist risks and the influence of so-called "garage Islam" -- the non-registered places of worship where many of the estimated one million Muslims living in Italy go to pray.

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  • Brazil to sue dam spill mining companies for $5.2 bn

    Brazil's government said Friday it will sue mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale for $5.2 billion in clean-up costs and damages after the deadly collapse of a waste water dam at an iron-ore mine. Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said a lawsuit would be filed demanding that the companies and mine operator Samarco, which they co-own, create a fund of 20 billion reais. "There was a huge impact from an environmental point of view," Teixeira said at a press conference in the capital Brasilia.

    AFP News
  • British Airways passengers who fled plane fire file lawsuit

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines.

    Associated Press
  • How Bosses Should Thank Their Staff During Year End

    Would this reduce your company’s attrition rate? The post How Bosses Should Thank Their Staff During Year End appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • Drowned Aylan's family to be admitted to Canada

    Some surviving relatives of drowned Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose beached corpse became a global symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis, will be admitted to Canada, broadcaster CBC reported Friday. The three-year-old died after his family, sheltering in Turkey from the war in Syria, decided to make a desperate bid to reach Greece in a flimsy inflatable boat. The sight of Aylan's body, face down on the Turkish shore, was captured by news photographers and galvanized public opinion around the world as hundreds of thousands of refugees arrived in Europe.

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  • Anelka says he 'won't be back' in India

    Much-travelled French striker Nicolas Anelka has admitted he is likely to be on the move once more after his Mumbai City team failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Indian Super League. The former French international, who is a player-coach, accused his charges of a lack of fighting spirit after a 1-1 home draw against bottom-placed Kerala Blasters on Thursday night effectively ended their season. You have to speak to the team management," a dejected Anelka was quoted as saying during a post-match press conference.

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