• China again warns against U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea

    China "means what it says" when it says it will consider countermeasures against the planned U.S. deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea, the defence ministry said on Thursday. China, North Korea's neighbour and lone major ally, has repeatedly expressed anger at the United States and South Korea for their decision to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in the South to counter missile and nuclear threats from North Korea. Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said China's opposition to THAAD was clear.

    Reuters
  • Court dismisses application by Lee Kuan Yew’s estate over ‘sensitive’ oral history transcripts

    The High Court has dismissed an application against the Singapore government made by Lee Kuan Yew’s estate, which claims that it is entitled to use and own copies of the late Lee’s oral history transcripts from the early 1980s. According to a Straits Times report, the court said on Wednesday (28 September) that the right to grant permission for access, copies and use of the transcripts was personal to him and that it was not Lee’s intention “for his estate to have free use or custody of the transcripts”. The court said the transcripts were covered by the Official Secrets Act and that government authorisation would be required in order to access, copy or use them.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Yang Yin jailed 26 months for falsification, cheating and immigration offences

    The former tour guide at the heart of the case involving an elderly widow’s assets was sentenced on Thursday (29 September) to 26 months in jail for falsification, immigration and cheating-related offences.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • 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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  • 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.

    Cover Media
  • Energy shares fuel world stock rally on OPEC deal; oil falls

    Energy companies led a global stock market rally Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut. ...

    Associated Press
  • Duterte declares upcoming Philippines-U.S. war games 'the last one'

    By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plunged one of the United States' most important Asian alliances deeper into uncertainty on Wednesday by declaring upcoming U.S.-Philippines military exercises "the last," and ruling out any joint navy patrols. The firebrand Duterte pledged to honour a longstanding security treaty with the United States, but said China opposed joint marine drills in the Philippines starting next week and there would be no more war games with Washington after that. "I am serving notice now to the Americans, this will be the last military exercise," Duterte said during a visit to Vietnam.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Mourinho ready to leave Rooney out again

    Jose Mourinho may leave Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United’s starting side for the second match in a row when they face Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League on Thursday. Rooney was on the bench for United's weekend game with Premier League champions Leicester City and didn't get on until very late in the game as Mourinho's side showed their best form of the season in a superb 4-1 win That led to huge speculation over whether Rooney has a future under Mourinho at United, where he made his club debut, scoring a hat-trick in a 6-2 Champions League win over Fenerbahce, exactly 12 years ago on Wednesday.

    AFP News
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • Kiefer Sutherland praises Julia Roberts for ending engagement

    The actress ended the relationship days before the couple's wedding.

    Cover Media
  • McDonald's New "Loaded Fries" Are Totally Over-the-Top

    They look pretty damn bellissimo .

    Delish
  • Guardiola's perfect record falls in thrilling Celtic draw

    Pep Guardiola witnessed the end to his perfect record with Manchester City as his Premier League leaders had to come from behind three times to earn a 3-3 draw at Celtic in a dazzling Champions League Group C encounter on Wednesday. Guardiola's men were taken aback by the fevered atmosphere at Celtic Park as they were denied an 11th straight win which would have equalled Tottenham Hotspur's 1960-61 landmark as the best start to a season by any English club. The inspired Scottish champions, unrecognizable from the side humbled 7-0 at Barcelona in their opening game, sniffed a sensation after Moussa Dembele scored at the start of each half and when Raheem Sterling netted a first-half own goal.

    Reuters
  • DPM Tharman on Yahoo survey: I’m not the man for Prime Minister

    Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam ruled himself out as a candidate to become Singapore’s prime minister on Wednesday (28 September), saying that a few of the fourth-generation leaders have the potential to be “first among equals”. Tharman was responding to a question from the media on the results of a survey commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, which showed that 69 per cent of 897 Singaporean respondents would support him as a candidate to be prime minister.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Ikiam: New Muslim-only halal logo won’t confuse, issued for free

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― Consumers will not be confused by the new halal logo only for Muslim-made products, the Malaysia International Institute of Islamic Cooperation (Ikiam) claimed when saying...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Man slashes paralysed mum to death

    TAPAH, Sept 29 — A paralysed elderly woman is believed to have been brutally slashed to death by her son in Kampung Baru Air Kuning here on Tuesday evening. The 55-year-old man is believed to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Vardy is a "genetic freak" like Bolt, says Leicester City scientist

    By Chris Bertram MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - England striker Jamie Vardy is a "genetic freak" like nine-times Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, Leicester City's head of sport science Kevin Paxton said. Vardy enjoys an unorthodox lifestyle in an era of increasing emphasis on marginal gains from advanced sports science, meaning his electric pace and immense stamina are largely natural.  In his autobiography, the Leicester forward revealed his unusual warm-up methods which included drinking a glass of port the night before a game while on match days he consumed several cans of a popular energy drink as well as a cup of double espresso. Such unconventional habits appeared to have helped Vardy to score 24 goals last season as Leicester won the Premier League.

    Reuters
  • Rod Stewart bans wife from making supper

    Spaghetti bolognese is a favourite in the Stewart family kitchen.

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  • BlackBerry is giving up on making its own phones

    Reuters John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry. It’s the … Continued The post BlackBerry is giving up on making its own phones appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Napa winemakers harvesting red grapes expect better flavor

    Driving north through the Napa Valley before sunrise, portable lights like spaceships illuminate workers in the vineyards. The smell of fermentation and grapes fill the air — the annual wine harvest is ...

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