• Prosecution appeals against City Harvest Church leaders' ‘manifestly inadequate’ sentencing

    A week after six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders convicted for fraud were sentenced to prison, the prosecution filed an appeal on Friday, saying the sentences ranging from 21 months to eight years were “manifestly inadequate”.

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  • Over 11,000 petition to remove Adam Lambert from MediaCorp countdown show

    Some Singaporeans have started an online petition to remove American singer Adam Lambert from a New Year's Eve countdown programme organised by MediaCorp.

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  • The Latest: Putin: Russia to cooperate with US-led coalition

    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.

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  • Mining giant Rio Tinto approves S1.9 bln bauxite project

    Mining giant Rio Tinto on Friday announced approval of a US$1.9-billion bauxite project in Australia to better meet growing demand from China. The Amrun project will involve the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland state's far north. "Amrun is one of the highest quality bauxite projects in the world," Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said.

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  • Sanchez is like a hunting lion, says Arsenal boss Wenger

    (Reuters) - Alexis Sanchez has been compared to a hunting lion by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who says he is amazed by the Chile forward's resilience and powers of recovery. Sanchez, Arsenal's joint top scorer this season alongside Olivier Giroud, has lit up the Premier League with a series of eye-catching performances since signing from Barcelona last season.

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  • 5 Practical Ways To Use Money From Your CPF Ordinary Account

    Understand how you can (wisely) use the money in your CPF Ordinary Account. The post 5 Practical Ways To Use Money From Your CPF Ordinary Account appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • Hopes for Singapore resurgence as Malaysian partnership ends

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fifty years ago Malaysian and Singapore parted ways to form two separate countries, a decision that helped to kick start the economic miracle that subsequently took place in the Lion City.

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  • Tom Holland Is Repeatedly Being Electrocuted As Part Of His Spider-Man Training

    How far would you go to become Spider-Man? It doesn’t really matter what you said because Tom Holland has got you beat, as the 19-year-old actor has revealed that he’s repeatedly being electrocuted during his training for the film. You’d have thought that Marvel Studios would have been more protective of their latest acquisition.

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  • Manchester United striker Wilson joins Brighton on loan

    (Reuters) - Manchester United striker James Wilson has joined Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion on loan for the rest of the season, the second division club said. The 19-year-old has made only two appearances for United this season, coming on as a substitute in the 3-0 defeat by Arsenal on Oct. 4 and starting in the Capital One (League) Cup loss to Middlesbrough on Oct. 28. Wilson joins a Brighton team that are unbeaten in the Championship this season and lie second in the table, behind Hull City on goal difference.

  • Syrian paper recounts rescue of downed Russian pilot

    Syrian special forces launched an operation "behind enemy lines" to rescue the surviving crew member of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey, Syria's Al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday. Al-Atira is an area of Latakia province, around 12 kilometres (eight miles) from the border with Turkey. Syrian forces launched the operation after Turkey downed the Russian jet on Tuesday morning, forcing the two-man crew to eject over rebel-held territory.

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  • Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay

    BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense.

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  • The brand new Huawei Mate 8 has an ultrapowerful processor

    The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has unveiled its new flagship phone, the Mate 8, a phablet with a groundbreaking powerful chipset. The design of this 4G compatible device is a continuation of the Huawei Mate 7. Huawei Mate 8 will run Android Marshmallow (6.0), with Huawei's own EMUI skin on top.

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  • After uproar, German town warms to refugees who took over church

    By Tina Bellon OBERHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - When Daniela Handwerk looked out of her window earlier this month and saw the church across the street being emptied out and turned into a refugee shelter, she panicked - and she was not alone. As news of the plan to house 50 refugees in the church and suspend Sunday services spread through this community on the outskirts of Oberhausen, in the Ruhr valley, angry residents pressed church and city officials to reconsider.

  • Anelka says he 'won't be back' in India

    Much-travelled French striker Nicolas Anelka has admitted he is likely to be on the move once more after his Mumbai City team failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Indian Super League. The former French international, who is a player-coach, accused his charges of a lack of fighting spirit after a 1-1 home draw against bottom-placed Kerala Blasters on Thursday night effectively ended their season. You have to speak to the team management," a dejected Anelka was quoted as saying during a post-match press conference.

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  • No One Follows Her To The Abortion Clinic. Not Even Her Boyfriend. #ShortFilm

    This article No One Follows Her To The Abortion Clinic. Not Even Her Boyfriend. appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. Eunae is burdened with a heavy secret: she’s pregnant. It’s the last thing the straight-laced high schooler needs, since she’s on her way to college. She has made up her mind about the abortion, but she’s scared and emotionally burdened by the prospect. She’s also alone. Everything is planned for the surgery – her mum […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

  • New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Is Thanksgiving Treat

    Anyway, a new trailer was released—on Thanksgiving, of all days. The trailer opens on a wide shot of Kylo Ren, the new bad guy. You can tell he’s bad because it’s pretty dark and everything is tinted red. Also, if you’re a big Star Wars fan (Did I mention that I am?), you’ll recognize he’s standing on the bridge of an Imperial Star Destroyer.

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  • The XC90 gets a bad-boy makeover

    Volvo is launching a sportier, more aggressive-looking R-Design version of its flagship SUV. Inside, the seats are finished in black leather, there's a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel plus column-mounted paddle shifts for the transmission. Nick Connor, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: "The launch of the XC90 R-Design makes our premium seven-seat SUV even more distinctive and dynamic than before.

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  • Sitex 2015 preview: Year-end tech deals galore!

    Nov 19, 1pm: Added Jabra and Aftershock. 8pm: Added Audio-Technica, J2, ViewSonic. Nov 20: Added Beats. Nov 22, 9pm: Added Foscam, MSI, Hiti, QNAP, Synology. Nov 24: Added Creative, D-Link, Seagate. Nov 25: Added Maka, Treoo, Wacom. Nov 26: Added Acer, Garmin, Samsung. Added Canon, Epson, Fuji Xerox. Added Olympus, Toshiba.  In search of the best year-end tech deals

  • Rome banishes centurions, rickshaws over tourist scams

    After two millennia, the last centurions have finally been banished from Rome. As of Thursday men who dress up as soldiers of the ancient empire and offer to pose for tourist snaps in return for cash were banned from the streets around the Colosseum and the rest of the Eternal City. Drivers of bicycle-drawn rickshaws and touts selling bus tours or tickets to historic monuments were also outlawed under a decree issued by city commissioner Francesco Paolo Tronca.

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  • Major Chinese brokerage Guosen under investigation

    The confirmation of the probe into Guosen Securities came a day after the country's largest broker, Citic Securities, said it was being investigated, following inquiries into several of its executives for insider trading. The investigations by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) are part of a growing crackdown on the financial sector after a market rout spooked investors worldwide. Guosen Securities' president Chen Hongqiao hanged himself last month after authorities prevented him from leaving the country.

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