• Turkish president says wishes plane downing had not happened

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday voiced regret over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, saying his country was "truly saddened" by the incident and wished it hadn't occurred.

    Associated Press 47 mins ago
  • Philippines goes supersonic again with South Korean fighter jets

    The Philippines took delivery of two South Korean-made FA-50 aircraft on Saturday, marking the country's return to supersonic fighter jet status after almost a decade, amid growing tensions with China. Gazmin has said the aircraft could serve as both trainers and fighters, and that among the areas they would be posted will be the western island of Palawan, the country's closest point to the South China Sea where the Philippines has a territorial dispute with China. Other countries have conflicting claims and the Philippines has been the most vocal in opposing China despite its overwhelming military superiority.

    AFP News
  • Adam Lambert Petition: Singapore’s First-World Double Standards?

    The social media sphere exploded as petitions surfaced online to get American Idol Season 8 runner-up, Adam Lambert, not to perform at Mediacorp’s New Year countdown concert. Citing reasons such as “inappropriate choice” and how Lambert has the potential to “promote the gay lifestyle”, our little red dot and concerned citizens has drawn media attention to the state of this country and our stand on LGBT rights.

  • 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…

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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's 'divorce on hold'

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are apparently in a much better place five months after announcing their separation.

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  • Syrian army advances against Islamic State east of Aleppo - Syria state TV

    The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometres (miles) of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday. The areas reported captured are east of the Kweires, air base seized from Islamic State control on Nov. 10 in one of several offensives being waged by the Syrian army with support from Russian air strikes, Iranian forces, and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. A headline flashed on state TV said the army had captured the two villages of Kaskis and Akula and wide areas of agricultural land, seizing tunnels and fortifications built by the jihadists, and were demining areas mined by the group.

  • Motor racing-Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starting grid

    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Starting grid from the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday 1. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 4. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 5. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull - Renault 6. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 7. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 8. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 9. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) RedBull - Renault 10. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso - Renault 11. ...

    Reuters 38 mins ago
  • Scans of King Tut tomb suggest '90%' chance of hidden chamber

    Scans in King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, the country's antiquities minister said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's resting place. "We can now say that we have to find behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun another chamber, another tomb," Mamduh al-Damati said at a press conference, speaking in English. The tests were spurred by a study by renowned British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves that said Nefertiti's lost tomb may be hidden in an adjoining chamber.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • Van Gaal thinks Leicester could win Premier League title

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that Leicester City's Premier League heroics are no flash in the pan and that the surprise leaders must be taken seriously as potential title contenders. Speaking before the league's current top two meet in Leicester on Saturday, Van Gaal brushed aside the popular theory that the Foxes' magnificent start to the season will start to fade now they face a run of tough fixtures. Asked at a news conference on Friday if he felt Leicester, who lead United by one point at the top of the table, could win the title, Van Gaal responded: "It is possible, I think." The United manager, who has won league titles in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, said the spending power of Premier League clubs meant there was a less of a quality gap between the elite teams and their pursuers.

  • Suspicious boats with decomposed bodies found drifting off Japan

    Japan is investigating nearly a dozen suspicious boats recently found drifting off the country's coastline, some with decaying bodies aboard, officials said Friday, as media speculated they came from North Korea. At least 11 cases involving wooden boats -- some badly damaged -- with 20 bodies on board have been reported during October and November, a coastguard spokesman told AFP. On Tuesday, one of the boats was pulled ashore at Fukui port after three sets of remains were found inside when coastguard personnel spotted it some 100 kilometres (62 miles) offshore in the Sea of Japan, private TV channel Tokyo Broadcasting System reported.

    AFP News
  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • Life returns to Syrian town after IS ousted

    Outside her home in a town of northeast Syria, four-year-old Baydaa scribbles on a leaflet of religious rules left behind by the Islamic State group as they fled earlier this month. The town was once a key waystation for IS between the territory it holds between Iraq and Syria, and its capture was a strategic victory for the new Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition. "My little daughter Baydaa has put kohl on her eyes and make-up on her face, which was forbidden when the 'organisation' was here," said Baydaa's father, Hamdan Ahmed, referring to IS.

    AFP News
  • 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.

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  • Anne Hathaway expecting first child - report

    Anne Hathaway is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

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  • Alonso could take a sabbatical in 2016, says Dennis

    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso could take a sabbatical from Formula One next year if McLaren again fail to produce a competitive car, McLaren boss Ron Dennis indicated on Saturday. "He will definitely finish his career in McLaren," Dennis told reporters in a briefing at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "I have an open mind to anything," he continued in response to the question about whether there was any possibility Alonso would not be at McLaren in 2016 if the team failed to improve their performance.

  • Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels

    BRUSSELS (AP) — After a five-day lockdown prompted by the maximum security alert, Brussels officials are attempting to entice back tourists who may have been scared away by images of soldiers armed with machine guns in the capital's deserted streets. Their secret weapon? Cats.

    Associated Press
  • Forget Penang, head for Sungai Petani

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

  • 5 Practical Ways To Use Money From Your CPF Ordinary Account

    Understand how you can (wisely) use the money in your CPF Ordinary Account. The post 5 Practical Ways To Use Money From Your CPF Ordinary Account appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.