• Rosberg ends F1 season on a hat-trick high

    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg wrapped up the Formula One season on a winning high in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with team mate and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton second in a record 12th one-two finish of the year for dominant Mercedes. The German's third win in a row, from a sixth successive pole position, dashed Hamilton's hopes of a 44th career victory in car 44 on the 44th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates. "Austin (in Texas) was a tough weekend and since then I've just come back a lot stronger," said Rosberg from the podium after spraying the sparkling rosewater used instead of the usual champagne.

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  • Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: minister

    A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday. Yaalon's comments come amid deep concern over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which claims it strayed over the Syrian border into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings to change course. Moscow denies the allegations.

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  • Football: Costa stews as Chelsea make point at Spurs

    Jose Mourinho's relationship with Diego Costa came under renewed scrutiny after the Chelsea manager dropped the striker for Sunday's 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. The point left the reigning champions languishing in the bottom half of the table, while Tottenham -- now unbeaten in 13 league games -- were left frustrated after failing to take a chance to put pressure on the top four.

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  • Turkey to hand over body of dead Russian pilot to Moscow

    The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday. "The pilot who lost his life during the air violation was received by us on the (Syrian) border last night," Davutoglu told reporters in Istanbul before leaving for a meeting with EU leaders in Brussels. Davutoglu added that a Russian official would travel "soon" to the southern Hatay region with a Turkish military official to take possession of the body.

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  • Adam Lambert Petition: Singapore’s First-World Double Standards?

    The social media sphere exploded as petitions surfaced online to get American Idol Season 8 runner-up, Adam Lambert, not to perform at Mediacorp’s New Year countdown concert. Citing reasons such as “inappropriate choice” and how Lambert has the potential to “promote the gay lifestyle”, our little red dot and concerned citizens has drawn media attention to the state of this country and our stand on LGBT rights.

  • Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens

    BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.

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  • Curry sits, Golden State Warriors cruise to 18-0

    Stephen Curry scored 19 points then got plenty of help so he could take the fourth quarter off as the Golden State Warriors improved to 18-0 with a 120-101 win over Sacramento. Forward Brandon Rush drained three three-pointers in the third-quarter, and Curry finished with three three-pointers on the night, as the Warriors kept their perfect start to the season intact and equaled the 2007-08 Houston Rockets with a 22nd consecutive regular-season win dating back to last season. The Warriors now embark on a seven-game trip, during which they will be chasing the 27-game winning streak set by the Miami Heat during the 2012-13 season.

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  • Russian oil tanker grounded in north Pacific

    Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks. The tanker Nadezhda hit a reef during a storm on Saturday near the port ...

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  • Antonio Banderas: Melanie Griffith divorce changed everything

    Antonio Banderas is pleased he and his ex-wife Melanie Griffith haven't turned into a "bitter and angry" former couple following their split.

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  • Premier League scoring record 'unbelievable' - Vardy

    Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy described his achievement as "unbelievable" after he set a new Premier League record by scoring for the 11th game running on Saturday. Vardy, 28, struck in the 24th minute of a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at the King Power Stadium to break a record he had previously shared with former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. #11inarow." Vardy struck with his first chance of note, haring onto a pass from Christian Fuchs down the inside-right channel and drilling a shot across United goalkeeper David de Gea.

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  • Alonso a 'time bomb' waiting to explode, says Webber

    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso is a time bomb waiting to explode as McLaren could discover next season if their car remains uncompetitive, according to the Spaniard's friend and former Formula One rival Mark Webber. "It looks like between the pair of them (Alonso and McLaren), there obviously something happening," the Australian told Reuters at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. McLaren boss Ron Dennis mentioned on Saturday the possibility of the double world champion, who has two years remaining on his contract, taking a sabbatical next season rather than endure another year as bad as 2015.

  • Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop

    President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited Upshur Street Books in Washington's Petworth neighborhood Saturday, where ...

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  • Colorado shooting suspect said 'no more baby parts' - reports

    By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said "no more baby parts" while he was being arrested, NBC News and other media reported, citing unidentified law enforcement sources. The utterance from suspect Robert Lewis Dear, 57, apparently referenced the organization's health services, which include abortion, and its role in delivering fetal tissue to researchers. It could hint at a possible motive for the rampage on Friday, though NBC, citing sources, said investigators had not confirmed any motivation.

  • Scans of King Tut's tomb point to hidden chamber

    Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy. A wife of Tutankhamun's father Akhenaten, Nefertiti played a major political and religious role in the 14th century BC, and the discovery of her tomb would be a major prize for Egyptologists. Experts are now "approximately 90 percent" sure there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb, Antiquities Minister Mamduh al-Damati told a news conference.

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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's 'divorce on hold'

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are apparently in a much better place five months after announcing their separation.

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  • Philippines goes supersonic again with South Korean fighter jets

    The Philippines took delivery of two South Korean-made FA-50 aircraft on Saturday, marking the country's return to supersonic fighter jet status after almost a decade, amid growing tensions with China. Gazmin has said the aircraft could serve as both trainers and fighters, and that among the areas they would be posted will be the western island of Palawan, the country's closest point to the South China Sea where the Philippines has a territorial dispute with China. Other countries have conflicting claims and the Philippines has been the most vocal in opposing China despite its overwhelming military superiority.

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  • Hong Kong's dolphins at risk of disappearing

    As Hong Kong seeks to expand its international airport and with a major new bridge project under way, campaigners warn that the dwindling number of much-loved pink dolphins in surrounding waters may disappear altogether. The Chinese white dolphin -- popularly known as the pink dolphin due to its pale pink colouring -- draws scores of tourists daily to the waters north of Hong Kong's Lantau island. It also became Hong Kong's official mascot for the handover ceremony in 1997, when Britain returned the territory to China.

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  • Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses

    The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long ...

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  • Town demolishes veteran's house while he has surgery

    WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — When a U.S. Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his mind. But now his memory of it is all he can think about.

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  • Chefs Are Wondering What Is Singapore Food

    What is Singapore food? Yesterday we met celebrity chef Aaron Craze, the host of  “The Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines season 3″ premiering on the Asian Food Channel on December 22, and the show’s judges, Chef Rob Pengson and Chef Fernando Aracama. We asked them one simple question – What is Singapore food? Their answers varied from Sambal Stingray to Laksa, Chili Crab, Black Pepper Crab, Carrot Cake and Bak Kut Teh and quite a few others. So the chefs behind HopHop Chef seek your opinion: What is Singaporean food for you? Give your vote, participate and we will figure it out together. If you can’t see the form below, please ANSWER HERE.   More exciting news on the Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines season 3 is coming soon, stay tuned! 10 1 Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre

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