• Philippines' Duterte draws Hitler parallels in war on drugs

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened his deadly crime war to Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews, as he declared he was "happy to slaughter" millions of drug addicts. "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there are three million drug addicts (in the Philippines).

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  • Nicole Kidman: 'I was so young when I got married'

    Nicole Kidman is proud of her 10th anniversary with Keith Urban because the start of their marriage was "up and down".

    Cover Media
  • Joseph Schooling's gift to a blind masseur

    He's never met Singapore's Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling before, but Ismail Akbar Abdullah is eternally grateful to the 21-year-old.

    Safhras Khan
  • Plunging Deutsche Bank shares send shocks across Europe

    Shares in Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank plummeted on the Frankfurt stock market on Friday, dragging other European banks and global markets down with it, after reports some customers were pulling money out. The investors were reacting to a $14-billion fine demand from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and conflicting reports in German media over whether Berlin would come to the troubled bank's aid if necessary, which have sapped the bank's market valuation since Monday. Just after 0800 GMT, shares in the bank had shed 6.35 percent to 10.90 euros ($12.19), while traditional Frankfurt rival Commerzbank -- which itself announced a far-reaching restructuring this week -- was also pulled down, losing 6.37 percent to trade at 5.45 euros.

    AFP News
  • KL murder-suicide case: Couple had two other children who died

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — As police uncover more clues surrounding the grisly deaths of two children and their father in Kepong on Monday, investigations found the family had previously lost two...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Tan Cheng Bock's daughter slams REACH over post on cancelled EP forum

    Prospective presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock’s daughter has slammed government feedback unit REACH after a public forum on the Elected Presidency (EP) was scrapped recently. The dispute arose over whether Tan, 76, had indeed registered for a forum with Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shangmugam that was to be held on Thursday (29 September). In a Facebook post on Thursday evening, Tan lamented the cancellation of the forum as he had registered his attendance last week and had been looking forward to hearing Shanmugam speak.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Arsenal boss Wenger says England job a possibility one day

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted for the first time he would be willing to manage England in the future if he had no club commitments. Wenger has been linked with the England job following the Football Association's decision to part company with Sam Allardyce on Tuesday. Allardyce's self-inflicted exit after his controversial comments to undercover reporters has left the FA searching for a new boss and they have appointed England Under-21 coach Gareth Southgate as interim manager to buy them time.

    AFP News
  • Rafael Nadal stops tennis match as mother searches for lost child in crowd

    There’s something about this that makes you just tear up. Maybe it’s the parent in you (if you are a parent) or maybe, in a time when the world seems to be at its own throat, you witness a moment when everyone is on the same side.

    Busted Racquet
  • Yang Yin jailed 6 years for misappropriating $1.1M from widow

    Former tour guide Yang Yin has been sentenced to six years’ jail on Friday (30 September) for criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving the misappropriation of $1.1 million from 89-year-old widow Chung Khin Chun. Yang, a Chinese national, pleaded guilty to two CBT charges in August for misappropriating $500,000 and $600,000 from the widow, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. In his grounds of decision, principal district judge Bala Reddy said Yang’s six-year sentence was “not crushing given the nature of the offences, the amount of monies involved and the specific facts of this case”.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Samsung slammed by Chinese state TV over Note 7 recall 'discrimination'

    By Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has slammed South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co for what it said was "discrimination" against China consumers in its handling of a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to replace batteries. In a commentary piece posted on its website on Thursday evening, CCTV said Samsung's behavior in China after the Sept. 2 recall of 2.5 million phones was "full of arrogance". CCTV said a video apology Samsung issued to U.S. consumers, along with various replacement options and compensation, was in stark contrast to its treatment of those in China, where the company issued a brief statement saying most phones didn't need to be replaced.

    Reuters
  • Thailand confirms first Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia

    By Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in Southeast Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization urged action against the virus across the region. The confirmation of two case of microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size, came a day after U.S. health officials recommended that pregnant women postpone non-essential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika.

    Reuters
  • US paper facing threats for endorsing Hillary Clinton

    A conservative Arizona newspaper is facing death threats and losing subscriptions after it broke with tradition by endorsing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump for US president, a senior editor told AFP. The Phoenix-based Arizona Republic, the state's largest newspaper, announced in an editorial on Tuesday that it is backing a Democrat for the first time since it was founded in 1890 on the grounds that Trump is neither conservative nor qualified to be president. The paper's editorial board said that while Clinton did not lack flaws, she was also the "superior choice" by far.

    AFP News
  • Football: Mourinho 'feels sorry' for Allardyce

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he "feels sorry" for Sam Allardyce and still respects him, a day after his reign as England boss came to a sudden and premature end. After a mere 67 days in charge of the national side, Allardyce paid the price on Tuesday for indiscreetly talking with undercover Daily Telegraph reporters posing as Far East businessmen. The 61-year-old was secretly filmed giving advice on how to get around transfer rules as he also criticised the Football Association's decision to rebuild Wembley and mocked his England predecessor Roy Hodgson.

    AFP News
  • Japan's new passenger plane completes US flight

    Japan's problem-plagued new passenger jet on Thursday completed a flight to the United States for testing, its maker said, after aborting two earlier attempts. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) touched down at Grant County international airport in Washington state after flying from Anchorage. The first domestically made passenger jet, which left Nagoya airport on Monday, also stopped in Japan's northernmost Hokkaido, Russia and Alaska for fuelling.

    AFP News
  • Young mother killed in crash had 'genuine heart'

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The world seemed to stop when Fabiola Bittar de Kroon's former co-worker learned she'd been killed after a New Jersey commuter train crashed through a barrier and into a suburban station, sending debris falling onto her.

    Associated Press
  • Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was on sister Kim

    The reality star made the embarrassing confession on his E! show Rob and Chyna.

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  • Saudi warns of 'disastrous consequences' over US 9/11 law

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned of "disastrous consequences" from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tension between the longstanding allies. The warning came after the US Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) on relations between states. JASTA allows attack survivors and relatives of terrorism victims to pursue cases against foreign governments in US federal court and to demand compensation if such governments are proven to bear some responsibility for attacks on US soil.

    AFP News
  • Badminton: Wong on song at Korea Open

    Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki secured a semi-final birth at the Badminton World Federation Korea Open on Friday, with a straight game victory over the fourth-seeded Tian Houwei of China.

    AFP News
  • Oil prices down on doubts over OPEC deal

    Oil prices tumbled in Asia Friday as doubts emerged over the long-term success of a surprise OPEC agreement to cut output and stabilise the oversupplied market. "There are concerns about the execution of OPEC's new production targets and many actually feel that the headlines are more bullish than the reality of the situation," IG Markets analyst Chris Weston said in a note. Other analysts also doubted whether cooperation between Saudi Arabia and bitter rival Iran, which is crucial to the deal, would hold.

    AFP News
  • Don’t laugh, but your poo could actually be making you fat - here’s why

    People who have fewer strains of gut microbes seem to be fatter, the King’s College London researchers found. Dr Michelle Beaumont of King’s said: ‘This study has shown a clear link between bacterial diversity in faeces and markers of obesity and cardiovascular risk, particularly for visceral fat. King’s College London researchers looked at stool samples from 1,313British twins as part of their annual sampling to extract DNA information about faecal microbes.

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog