• 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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  • Russia didn't give downed jet's flight plan to U.S. - U.S. officials

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia did not inform the U.S. military of its jet's flight plan before Turkey shot it down on Tuesday, despite assertions to the contrary by Russian President Vladimir Putin, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity. Putin has suggested some degree of U.S. culpability in the aftermath of the incident, even hinting that the United States might have given detailed Russian operational plans to Turkey ahead of time. Addressing reporters in Moscow on Thursday, Putin said "we informed our American partners" about when and where Russian aircraft would be operating.

  • 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
  • '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.

    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
  • Macedonian police enter Greece after migrants throw rocks

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

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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
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • 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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  • 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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  • Some guns used in Paris attacks produced in ex-Yugoslavia's arsenal

    By Aleksandar Vasovic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Some assault rifles used by the Islamic militants in the Nov 13 Paris attacks and later seized in police raids were produced in the former Yugoslavia's state arsenal, the company's director said on Saturday. Milojko Brzakovic, director of the Zastava (Banner) Arms factory in the city of Kragujevac in central Serbia, said that they were part of a batch of M70 assault rifles, a improved Yugoslav copy of the Soviet-designed AK47, produced in 1987 and 1988. "We have checked seven, maybe eight serial numbers received from the police in our database and found that guns from that particular batch were sent to military depots in Slovenia, Bosnia and Macedonia," Brzakovic told Reuters.

  • Anne Hathaway expecting first child - report

    Anne Hathaway is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

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  • Curry scores 41 points, Warriors pour in 3s to go 17-0

    The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0. Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters and the Warriors made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers (in ...

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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.