• Philippines' Duterte tells Japan his China visit was just economics, blasts U.S.

    By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to rival China last week was about economics, not security, and vowed to stand on Tokyo's side over the disputed South China Sea when the time came. Earlier in the day, Duterte reiterated his harsh words for long-time ally Washington, saying he might end defence treaties. The volatile Philippine leader's visit to Japan comes amid jitters about his foreign policy goals after weeks of verbal attacks on ally the United States and overtures towards China.

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  • Six to be tried in France over topless Kate photos

    Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried in France for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge published in 2012, judicial sources said Tuesday. The snaps of Kate, the wife of Prince William, were taken with a long lens and showed her topless on a balcony of a private residence in the south of France during a holiday with her husband. Closer's chief editor, the head of the Mondadori press group which owns the magazine, two photographers of a Parisian agency and a photographer and a senior figure at regional daily La Provence will now have to answer in court over the publication of the intimate photos, under a July magistrate's order.

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  • Minister denies Bandar Malaysia now under Chinese firms’ control

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 ― Claims that 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) sold the majority of Bandar Malaysia land to Chinese firms are misleading and inaccurate, Minister in the Prime Minister’s...

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  • The Latest: Trump employees offer testimonials to their boss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

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  • Monster snatch thief biker nabbed

    KLANG, Oct 26 — Justice has prevailed as the monster involved in an act of cruelty against a 56-year-old woman was nabbed yesterday. In a minute-long video, which has gone viral since Thursday,...

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  • If I’m a disgrace, you are too, Speaker tells Opposition MPs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia hit back today at the Opposition lawmakers who demanded he resign for allegedly being a “disgrace” to Parliament. The Dewan Rakyat Speaker...

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  • Man Dies of Flesh-Eating Bacteria from Ocean: What Is Vibrio Vulnificus?

    A man in Maryland died just days after he developed a rare infection from a type of flesh-eating bacteria that live in ocean water. The man, Michael Funk, 67, had a cut on his leg that came into contact with the salty water in a bay near his home in Ocean City, according to Nature World News. The cut allowed a type of bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus to enter his bloodstream.

  • Sepang circuit, government urge end to F1 in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Formula One could be on its way out of Malaysia after the country's sports minister said "we should stop hosting" the grand prix and the chief of the Sepang International Circuit implied the dominance of Mercedes had stripped the sport of its excitement.

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  • Chinese state media urge new status for Xi

    Most Chinese people want Communist Party chief Xi Jinping to be a 'core' leader in the mould of Mao Zedong, official media said a survey showed, as he seeks to consolidate his control. The People's Tribune magazine, an affiliate of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily, this week published results of a survey of 15,000 people. It said they agreed "the rise of a great nation calls for strong, core leadership" -- terminology that denotes the supremacy of a single leader.

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  • India's Tata in race against time to save global image

    India's largest conglomerate Tata faces one of the most turbulent periods in its long history after its shock decision to sack its chairman, analysts say, as it battles to save its global reputation. Seventy-eight-year-old patriarch Ratan Tata dramatically returned to the helm of the family business this week after he became upset at the direction Cyrus Mistry was taking the sprawling group. "Tata group is going through an economic crisis and most of its businesses are not performing well," G. Chokkalingam, managing director at Mumbai-based Equinomics Research & Advisory Pvt, told AFP.

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  • Man Utd's Bailly expects two-month lay-off

    Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly expects to return within two months after injuring his knee during his side's 4-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea, he said on Tuesday. "I hope to be able to play again for United and The Elephants before 2 months, God willing. Thanks for always being there!" The message was accompanied by a picture of Bailly sitting in the passenger seat of a car at United's training ground, with his right leg in a brace.

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  • Cheaper phones are fine _ if top-end camera isn't a must

    You can easily save hundreds of dollars on an Android phone — especially if you, like many people, don't need a top-end camera. Cheaper Android phones are, in many respects, adequate substitutes for pricier ...

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  • Emma Watson: 'I wish I could vote in U.S. election'

    The actress is urging women to exercise their right to vote.

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  • Under Armour takes a breather

    Under Armour had one of the worst trading days in its history as investors sensed that the hard-charging athletic company may be hitting the wall. The company reported Tuesday that quarterly revenue growth ...

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  • Property prices to fall with rising unemployment

    DBS Vickers Securities expects private property prices to fall as the unemployment rate in Singapore increases, media reports said. The property market is expected to move in two directions,...

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  • Ramly Burger boss pans pork burger tribute, says seeking legal advice

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Datuk Ramly Mokni is far from impressed by a local fast food chain’s move to name a pork burger after him. The founder and owner of Ramly Group, the company behind the...

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  • Best Selling Cars in the Philippines 2016 – So Far

    The Philippine automotive market has plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, as it is well on its way to exceed its 2016 target of selling 370,000. As of the end of August, automotive sales have already reached 229,919 units. What’s interesting about this year is that each of the monthly sales numbers from 2016 […] The post Best Selling Cars in the Philippines 2016 – So Far appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • Man on trial for killing wife's former lover

    Serene Goh Yen Hoon and Dexmon Chua Yizhi, who were working at carton manufacturer Tetra Pak, ended their affair in 2012 after Goh’s husband, Chia Kee Chen, found out about it. When Chia later discovered a message sent by Chua, he flew into a rage and plotted to kill his wife’s ex-lover, according to the prosecution. In 2013, 56-year-old Chia allegedly succeeded in his plan and now faces one charge of murder.

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  • ‘Odd’ to let those earning RM3,000 rent public housing, says Penang exco

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 26 — The Penang state executive council has rejected Putrajaya’s proposal to increase the eligible income to rent under the public housing programme (PPR) to RM3,000 monthly....

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  • Asian markets mostly down as oil dive hit energy firms

    Asian markets mostly retreated Wednesday, with energy firms hit by sinking oil prices as fresh fears about a planned output cut by major producers was fanned by a report Russia will not take part. Crude has been in the ascendancy since last month when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and later Moscow, agreed to output cuts in a bid to support prices. The report came days after key OPEC member Iraq said it should be exempted from the final deal as it was fighting a war against the Islamic State group.

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