• United draw leaves Champions League hopes in balance

    Manchester United endured a frustrating night when they were held to a goalless draw by PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on Wednesday, squandering the opportunity to seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League. United would have qualified with a win, but their hopes are now in the balance with the top three teams in Group B separated by only two points with one match to play. United, who have eight points, have to visit leaders VfL Wolfsburg, who have nine, on Dec. 8 when only a win might be good enough.

    Reuters 28 mins ago
  • Turkish military says did not know downed jet was Russian

    Turkey's military said Wednesday it did not know the warplane it downed on the Syrian border was Russian and that it was ready for "all kinds of cooperation" with the Russian military authorities following the incident. In a statement issued after tension surged between Ankara and Moscow and Turkey's NATO allies appealed for calm, the Turkish armed forces also said they had made significant efforts to find and rescue the pilots after the jet was shot down. The surviving pilot of the Su-24 bomber said earlier that no warning had been given in the incident Tuesday and the aircraft did not violate the Turkish air space, although Turkey insists that it gave 10 warnings in five minutes.

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  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

    Associated Press
  • #EndofKobe: sun setting on NBA's Bryant

    While Stephen Curry looks forward to more record-breaking exploits on the horizon, the sun is setting rapidly on Kobe Bryant. As a study in contrasting fortunes, it doesn't get much starker than the chasm that separated Curry and the Golden State Warriors as they romped past Bryant and the hapless Lakers on Tuesday. Curry, the reigning NBA MVP, was his usual bewitching self in a 111-77 blowout, scoring 24 points as Golden State entered the record books to seal the longest unbeaten start to a season in history at 16-0.

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  • Former boxing champ shot to death during robbery in Atlanta

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former cruiserweight boxing champion O'Neil "Supernova" Bell was shot to death during a robbery as he exited a public transit bus in Atlanta early on Wednesday, police said. An officer found Bell, 40, lying in the street, Atlanta police said. The survivor, who was taken to a local hospital, told police he and Bell were shot after first being robbed when they stepped off the bus, police said.

  • Investing for Beginners: UITF 101

    People dream of “making their money work for them” instead of “them working for money”. This means that you’re enjoying life instead of living life for the sake of money. When your money earns you more money, this is called passive income, which is the opposite of active income. Active income is money derived directly […] The post Investing for Beginners: UITF 101 appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Kylie Minogue's new boyfriend makes her go 'all gooey'

    Kylie Minogue is so smitten with new toyboy Joshua Sasse she goes "all gooey" any time his name is mentioned.

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  • China fines hotel chain for stealing the Disney magic

    Shanghai has fined a hotel chain for using Disney's name at five of its properties, state media said Wednesday, as the Chinese city seeks to defend the US entertainment giant before its theme park opening. There were no Mickey Mouse ears on display in media pictures of the Shenzhen-based Vienna Hotels Group establishments, nor Buzz Lightyear costumes, but an image showed a sign declaring one a "Disney branch". The chain also used Disney branding on electronic signs and websites, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce.

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  • UN haggles over race for Ban's successor

    Britain is pushing the United Nations to kick off the search for the next secretary-general in earnest, giving candidates until spring to enter the race to be the world's top diplomat. A draft letter circulated by Britain to the UN Security Council lays out a timetable and criteria for choosing the successor to Ban Ki-moon, who steps down at the end of 2016 after 10 years on the job. The move, however, is facing opposition from Russia, and to some extent China, which are resisting attempts to change the mostly secretive selection process for the top UN post, diplomats said.

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  • World's biggest animal clone factory raises fears in China

    The world's largest animal cloning factory is under construction in China, with plans to churn out dogs, horses and up to a million beef cattle a year, reports said, prompting online and scientific concerns Tuesday. The 200-million-yuan ($31-million) facility will include cloning laboratories and a gene bank, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It is being set up by Chinese biotechnology firm Boyalife and South Korea's Sooam Biotech -- whose founder was embroiled in controversy a decade ago over claims to have cloned human embryos -- along with two Chinese research institutions.

    AFP News
  • Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The body of an Israeli transgender woman who took her own life will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Four-goal Real survive Shakhtar rally to wrap up Champions League group A top spot

    Spanish giants Real Madrid survived a nervous finish when they conceded three late goals to edge Shakhtar Donetsk 4-3 and wrap up top spot in Champions League Group A. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice while Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal were also on target for Real who had already made sure of their place in the last 16 before Wednesday's match at the Lviv Arena. "Today everything went our way for most of the game," Benitez said.

    AFP News 43 mins ago
  • Under Iraqi town, IS militants built network of tunnels

    Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ...

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  • Sitex 2015 preview: Year-end tech deals galore!

    Nov 19, 1pm: Added Jabra and Aftershock. 8pm: Added Audio-Technica, J2, ViewSonic. Nov 20: Added Beats. Nov 22, 9pm: Added Foscam, MSI, Hiti, QNAP, Synology. Nov 24: Added Creative, D-Link, Seagate. Nov 25: Added Maka, Treoo, Wacom. In search of the best year-end tech deals

  • Kylie Jenner: 'Tyga and I are hanging out and living life'

    Kylie Jenner has finally come forward to deny allegations she and her boyfriend Tyga have split.

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  • Downed Russian pilot picked up by Syrian army - envoy

    One of the two Russian pilots who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday has been picked up by the Syrian army and is being taken to Russia's base there, Russia's ambassador to France said on Wednesday. "One on board was wounded when he parachuted down and killed in a savage way on the ground by the jihadists in the area and the other managed to escape and, according to the latest information, has been picked up by the Syrian army and should be going back to the Russian airforce base," ambassador Alexandre Orlov told Europe 1 radio.

  • Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

    After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill ...

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  • 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and lessons learned

    Startup success stories are mostly talked about. How about failed startups? Here’re 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and why they they didn’t survive.

    Tech in Asia
  • Train service between Yishun and Bishan disrupted due to power fault

    An early morning power fault on the North South Line disrupted train services between Yishun and Bishan on Wednesday.

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  • 5 Halal Cafés in the East

    Forget about Arab Street and Haji Lane, the East is now the cool new place to lepak at.