• Malaysia to buy navy vessels from China in blow to U.S.

    By Tom Allard and Joseph Sipalan MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when Prime Minister Najib Razak visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the country's Ministry of Defence. The text of a speech to be delivered by Malaysian defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein was posted on Facebook on Tuesday, but was later removed after Reuters asked a defence ministry spokesman for comment. The purchase of the patrol vessels, if it proceeds, would be Malaysia's first significant defence deal with China and comes amid rising tensions in the South China Sea and as the United States and China compete for influence in the region.

  • Even Messi couldn't save S-League, says Pennant

    English footballer Jermaine Pennant fired a parting shot as he left his Singapore club, saying even Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi couldn't lift the moribund S-League. The former Arsenal and Liverpool winger, 33, made the comment as he departs Tampines Rovers after just nine months in the nine-team Singapore league. "No matter who you get, you could bring Messi here, yes, you'd attract fans but without money, and the government and the league helping out like they do with other sports, or what they do in other countries, it's not going to grow," he told the Straits Times newspaper.

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  • Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police

    MAKILALA, Philippines (AP) — Two months ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly read out the names of a town mayor and more than 150 other officials he accused of involvement in drug trafficking. On Friday, the mayor and nine of his men were killed in a clash with police, in the deadliest operation in Duterte's anti-drug crackdown.

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  • Trump's still short on promise to invest $100M into campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has repeatedly said he will spend $100 million or more of his own money on his presidential bid. Yet even with a fresh donation, he'd be $34 million short of that promise.

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  • Koeman offers Everton escape route for Rooney

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he would love to bring Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park if the England star can't revive his flagging Manchester United fortunes. United captain Rooney has been relegated to the bench by boss Jose Mourinho in recent weeks after a dip in form that prompted speculation he could be on the verge of leaving Old Trafford. Koeman was asked on Friday if he would be interested in offering Merseyside-born Rooney a return home to Everton, who he left in 2004 to join United after starting his career with the Toffees.

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  • Nicole Scherzinger turned down nude movie role

    Nicole Scherzinger wishes nothing but success and happiness for ex Lewis Hamilton.

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  • Group wants Muhyiddin investigated under OSA

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed classified information from Cabinet meetings when he spoke in Parliament this month, according to Malay NGO Jaringan Melayu Malaysia...

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  • Viral Japanese nonsense tune cops Guinness record

    A Japanese comedian's nonsense tune that became an internet sensation after Justin Bieber recommended it has entered the Guinness World Records as the shortest song to break into the Billboard Hot 100. The video for the 45-second long "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" has been viewed more than 67 million times since hitting YouTube in August, going viral after pop giant Bieber tweeted it as his "favourite video on the internet". "Without Justin's impact, I think only four people would have showed up in this room," he joked.

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  • I warm up my car when it’s cold — and I make no apologies about it

    Reuters It’s easier to scrape the windshield if … Continued The post I warm up my car when it’s cold — and I make no apologies about it appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Somali pirate hostages return to Philippines, recount abuse

    Five Filipino fishermen released after being held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years broke down as they were reunited with their families Friday, recounting beatings and abuse. This is what I had been praying for every night: to be with my family this Christmas," Arnel Balbero, 33, told AFP surrounded by his four siblings at the airport. The Naham 3's crew, which also included seafarers from China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Taiwan, endured the second longest hostage-taking ever by Somali pirates.

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  • Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng to be full ministers from 1 Nov

    Ong Ye Kung (left) and Ng Chee Meng (right). Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng will be promoted to full ministers, slightly more than a year after they were appointed acting ministers. Ong will be Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Ng will be Minister for Education (Schools), the same portfolios that they took on as acting ministers shortly after the September 2015 general elections.

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  • ‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfairly Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death

    According to the New York Times, Lee was 28 years old when a prop gun was improperly prepared and discharged at him from 20 feet away, firing a bullet into his stomach. X-rays showed that the bullet was lodged in Lee’s spine. The accident took place during a scene in which Lee walked through a doorway carrying a grocery bag.

    The Wrap
  • Wenger fumes over Perez injury

    Arsene Wenger says Lucas Perez will be out of action for up to eight weeks after the Arsenal striker was targeted by a "stupid" challenge from Reading's Danzell Gravenberch. Gunners boss Wenger is furious that Gravenberch clattered Perez in Arsenal's 2-0 League Cup victory at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Perez will now miss a significant portion of Arsenal's campaign with an ankle problem and Wenger is frustrated that Dutch defender Gravenberch avoided punishment for the challenge.

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  • Trump name becomes liability in luxury NY real estate

    Trump Place Apartments are luxury living at one of New York's finest addresses, with marble floors, grand entrance halls, attentive doormen and magnificent views across the Hudson River. A group of residents from the complex on Riverside Drive -- on the Upper West Side, a wealthy, generally liberal enclave -- launched a petition two weeks ago to take down the large letters that spell out Trump on the front of the building. The New York billionaire's name is his core asset, emblazed on a dozen skyscrapers dotted around Manhattan, helping him amass a personal fortune that is partly bankrolling his bid for the Oval Office.

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  • Mom: Noose leaves emotional scar on her 15-year-old son

    WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said.

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  • Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

    Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research ...

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  • Apple adds touch screen keys to MacBook Pro, price jump startles some

    By Deborah M. Todd CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc unveiled a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing function keys with a small touch screen and raising prices by several hundred dollars. The first redesign in several years is a sign Apple still sees a role for the product that launched the company, even though its iPhone has become the flagship product. Ben Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, described the changes as "important incremental upgrades" which would convince people with old Macs to trade up to the smaller, faster model.

  • Born to uneducated parents, only 5pc Indians have higher education, says study

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Only one out of 20 ethnic Indians born to parents who were formally educated would proceed to get tertiary education, Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) found in a new...

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  • Iggy Azalea's ex becomes a dad again

    The rapper dumped basketball star Nick Young in June (16).

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  • National schools must improve to win over parents, says MP

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 28 — Vernacular education will remain the first choice of many parents until national schools improve in quality, said PKR’s Wong Chen tonight. National schools will not be...

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