• May to rule out 'half-in' EU deal in Brexit speech

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday is expected to say she favours a clean break from the European Union, dismissing a "half-in, half-out" Brexit deal with Brussels. In a highly-anticipated speech, May is likely to give further signals that Britain is heading to what analysts call a "hard" Brexit. "Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership of the European Union, or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out," the prime minister is due to say on Tuesday, according to an extract of her speech circulated in advance to the media by Downing Street.

    AFP News 31 mins ago
  • Liverpool better equipped to fight for title - Mignolet

    (Reuters) - Liverpool are better equipped to challenge for the Premier League title this season because they do not rely solely on one player, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said. With Luis Suarez spearheading their challenge, Liverpool finished two points behind champions Manchester City in the 2013-14 season, the closest they have come to adding to their 18 titles since their last triumph in 1989-90. While they have delivered several impressive team performances this campaign, they fell seven points behind leaders Chelsea after Sunday's draw at Manchester United.

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  • K-pop star Rain to ring modest wedding bells

    South Korean pop icon Rain announced his engagement to top actress Kim Tae-Hee in a handwritten letter to fans on Tuesday -- but said their wedding would be low-key given the country's economic and political woes. Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-Hoon, is one of the biggest names in the world of K-pop, which commands a huge following in South Korea, across much of Asia and beyond. "Regarding the time and the wedding ceremony, we plan to keep it as quiet and holy as possible during the current unstable national mood and economically difficult times," he said.

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  • Q&A on the MH370 mystery

    Almost three years after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people aboard, the most expensive underwater search in history has been called off, with the whereabout of the plane still a mystery. A. The Australian-led undersea search, which was suspended Tuesday, operated on the assumption that MH370 went down somewhere in the remote southern Indian Ocean, based on satellite data. The Australian, Chinese and Malaysian governments decided last year that once the designated 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square miles) search zone -- four times the size of Belgium -- was fully scoured, the plug on the operation would be pulled unless promising new leads emerged.

    AFP News 38 mins ago
  • After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers

    After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without ...

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  • China will "take off the gloves" if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns

    By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Friday, Trump said the "One China" policy was up for negotiation. China's foreign ministry, in response, said "One China" was the foundation of China-U.S. ties and was non-negotiable.

    Reuters
  • Manchester City's title hopes hit by Lukaku and Everton teens

    Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were delivered a grievous blow on Sunday as Everton's inspired Romelu Lukaku and teenagers Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman made it another crushing afternoon for Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard suffered his biggest-ever defeat in league football after they had enjoyed the lion's share of possession and chances but paid for sloppy defending that led to the Belgian powerhouse Lukaku converting his 12th league goal of the season after 34 minutes. Kevin Mirallas struck right after the break and excellent 18-year-old academy graduate Davies dinked a brilliant first goal for his boyhood club as City looked increasingly clueless.

    Reuters
  • Reese Witherspoon's daughter mistaken for actress mother by studio head

    Reese Witherspoon credits her Big Little Lies co-star Kathryn Newton for helping her get a grasp on the world of social media.

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  • Sonar maps from MH370 search will reveal more about seafloor

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may not have found the plane but will reveal more about how land beneath the Indian Ocean formed over millions of years and where oil fields could lie.

    Associated Press 56 mins ago
  • Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely

    GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) — The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table.

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  • Months after Jais silence, actress admits reconsidering lawsuit against break-in

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — Despite the traumatic experience of having enforcers from the Selangor Islamic Religious Department break into her house after a false report, actress Faye Kusairi admits...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Weekend guide (20-22 Jan): Metallica, PlayLAH!, beach activities and more

    Singapore Art Week (SAW) has more activities in store this week. If you’re not an art aficionado, fret not as there’s definitely something to entertain you this weekend. Metallica comes to Singapore, along with the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and you’re into fitness, there’s a bootcamp by the beach that’s bound to get your heart pumping.

    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore
  • Guan Eng accuses Putrajaya, media of double standards

    GEORGE TOWN, Jan 17 ― DAP’s Lim Guan Eng has again accused the federal government of practising double standards, citing inaction on a Gerakan leader who allegedly criticised religious schools....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Kim Kardashian's bodyguard breaks silence after armed robbery

    Pascal Duvier also refused to confirm or deny whether he was still working for Kim and husband Kanye West following the incident last October (16).

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  • Senators urge Duterte: Shut up on martial law

    Senators yesterday warned President Duterte against making threats to declare martial law, saying it could not be used against the drug menace, is contrary to the sentiments of Filipinos and could drive away tourists and investors. Over the weekend, Duterte warned that he would place the country under martial rule if the drug menace became “virulent” and no one could stop him, not even the oversight powers of Congress and the Supreme Court. Presidential Communications Office chief Martin Andanar slammed the “misreporting” of the statement and said Duterte did not intend to declare martial law.

    Philippine Star
  • NAIA screener probed for extort try

    A screener at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 is under investigation for an alleged extortion attempt on a balikbayan and her companion last Jan. 4. Ed Monreal, general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority, yesterday identified the screener as Sergio Padilla, an Office of Transportation Security personnel assigned at the terminal’s final security check. Carol Reynon Quebalayan told reporters Padilla stopped her and her Jordanian companion at the final security check after he found jars of ube (purple yam) jam in her hand-carried bag.

    Philippine Star
  • Lost Australian family found safe on Japan ski mountain

    An Australian family who went missing at a Japanese ski resort have been rescued after sending out a social media SOS, and spending a chilly night in a snow cave, police and reports said Tuesday. The search was on for the foursome -- a mother in her fifties, two adult sons, and a younger boy -- after they did not return from skiing on Monday evening at Nozawa Onsen in Nagano prefecture, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Tokyo. "Good News out of Nozawa Onsen! The missing family has just been found up the top of the mountain!" a local tour company said on its Facebook page Tuesday.

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  • AF447 searcher recalls pain of failure as MH370 hunt ends

    SYDNEY (AP) — Searchers' frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world's most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane's flight path that stymied investigators. And now, perhaps most brutal of all, comes the admission of defeat.

    Associated Press 37 mins ago
  • ‘Phl-US relations turn new page’

    The relations between the Philippines and the United States have turned a new page. With it we see that a new page has been turned in the relations between the US and the Philippines,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III told The STAR.

    Philippine Star
  • Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

    The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. ...

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