• Philippines' Pacquiao 'not sorry' for drug use

    Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday he owed his fans and countrymen no apology after admitting to having used illegal drugs. Pacquiao, a national hero and elected senator, is a high-profile endorser of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on crime that has left more than 3,000 people dead. "I'm not hiding the fact that I sampled those, but I was young, maybe 15 or 16 years old," he told reporters Friday as he trained for a November 5 Las Vegas fight against World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.

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  • Nicole Kidman: 'I was so young when I got married'

    Nicole Kidman is proud of her 10th anniversary with Keith Urban because the start of their marriage was "up and down".

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  • PM says German translator misinterpreted remarks on early polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today a German translator had misinterpreted his comments regarding when the next general election will be held. Najib...

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  • Britney Spears ditched date because he 'looked like a lizard'

    Britney Spears prefers men who are nice and are not interested in playing mind games.

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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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  • 'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

    A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic. At 404 metres (1,325 feet) deep, the Hranicka Propast, a limestone abyss near the city of Hranice, beats out Italy's Pozzo del Merro cave that is 392 metres deep for the world record, Miroslav Lukas of the Czech Speleological Society told AFP.

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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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  • Tom Hanks 'haunted' by moment when he ignored his son

    Tom Hanks doesn't see himself as "brave" for supporting wife Rita Wilson's battle with breast cancer.

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  • China's richest man serves up global badminton deal

    By Matthew Miller BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed an eight-year exclusive partnership with badminton's international governing body, the latest high-level deal by Wanda to expand its global sports footprint. Wanda signed the deal through its subsidiary, Swiss-based sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media, securing the exclusive sponsorship and media rights of major events of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). "Wanda will continue to develop our sports business," said Wang, chairman of the property and entertainment conglomerate, at a signing ceremony on Friday.

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  • The Latest: Trump says he saved Machado's job

    The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT): 8:33 p.m. Donald Trump says he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by shaming her into losing weight. Trump told Fox News host ...

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  • Armed with a gun and hammers, robbers get away with RM500,000 worth of jewellery

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 ― Armed masked robbers pulled off a smash-and-grab gems heist today escaping with about RM500,000 from a popular jewellery outlet in Banting. The robbers, one armed with a...

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  • Deutsche Bank shares bounce back into red after slump

    Deutsche Bank shares turned positive Friday after widening concerns about its financial strength earlier plunged them deep into the red and sent ripples of fear across the sector, weighing on global stock markets. A report that several hedge funds had withdrawn their investments in Germany's biggest bank had sent Deutsche Bank's shares plunging by nearly 10 percent. "People don't want to stay short on Deutsche Bank going into the weekend in case there’s a statement,” Sylvain Loganadin, a market analyst at FXCM, told Bloomberg.

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  • Japan's new passenger plane completes US flight

    Japan's problem-plagued new passenger jet on Thursday completed a flight to the United States for testing, its maker said, after aborting two earlier attempts. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) touched down at Grant County international airport in Washington state after flying from Anchorage. The first domestically made passenger jet, which left Nagoya airport on Monday, also stopped in Japan's northernmost Hokkaido, Russia and Alaska for fuelling.

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  • Spain drop in-form Mata for Italy trip

    Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has left Manchester United's in-form midfielder Juan Mata out of his squad for World Cup qualifiers away to Italy and Albania. Mata has scored two goals in four Premier League starts for United, including an excellent one in the 4-1 home victory over Premier League champions Leicester on Saturday.

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

    The singer is currently on a hiatus.

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  • Oil prices drop as Russia waits on OPEC's output cut

    Oil prices slipped Friday, as Russia said it would wait for details of OPEC's surprise agreement to cut crude output before deciding on any changes to its own production. The Organization of the Petroleum ...

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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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  • Thailand confirms first Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia

    By Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in Southeast Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization urged action against the virus across the region. The confirmation of two case of microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size, came a day after U.S. health officials recommended that pregnant women postpone non-essential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika.

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  • Yang Yin jailed 6 years for misappropriating $1.1M from widow

    Former tour guide Yang Yin has been sentenced to six years’ jail on Friday (30 September) for criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving the misappropriation of $1.1 million from 89-year-old widow Chung Khin Chun. Yang, a Chinese national, pleaded guilty to two CBT charges in August for misappropriating $500,000 and $600,000 from the widow, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. In his grounds of decision, principal district judge Bala Reddy said Yang’s six-year sentence was “not crushing given the nature of the offences, the amount of monies involved and the specific facts of this case”.

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  • England players get postcards from sacked Allardyce

    England squad members received postcards from Sam Allardyce saying their "journey has just begun" on Thursday, two days after his short reign as manager was brought to an abrupt end, according to British media reports. Allardyce guided England to a 1-0 win over Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier in his only game in charge this month but lost the job having behaved "inappropriately" when seeking a lucrative sideline role while talking to undercover reporters. Each card was personally signed by Allardyce and sent out to every member of the squad that beat Slovakia, with the aim of promoting a feel of togetherness ahead of next month's World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.

    Reuters