• Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

    By Daren Butler and Maria Tsvetkova ISTANBUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to "play with fire", citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey. Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at their lowest in recent memory after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border on Tuesday. Russia has threatened economic retaliation, a response Erdogan has dismissed as emotional and indecorous.

  • Suspicious boats with decomposed bodies found drifting off Japan

    Japan is investigating nearly a dozen suspicious boats recently found drifting off the country's coastline, some with decaying bodies aboard, officials said Friday, as media speculated they came from North Korea. At least 11 cases involving wooden boats -- some badly damaged -- with 20 bodies on board have been reported during October and November, a coastguard spokesman told AFP. On Tuesday, one of the boats was pulled ashore at Fukui port after three sets of remains were found inside when coastguard personnel spotted it some 100 kilometres (62 miles) offshore in the Sea of Japan, private TV channel Tokyo Broadcasting System reported.

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  • Oil prices retreat

    Oil prices retreated Friday, pushed down by excess supplies, but managed a rise over the week thanks to support from geopolitical tensions in the crude-rich Middle East. At about 1300 GMT, US benchmark ...

  • City Harvest's Kong Hee to appeal conviction and sentence

    City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee will appeal his sentence and conviction, setting the stage for a five-and-a-half year legal tussle to continue.

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  • Tom Hanks: 'Wife's cancer diagnosis was a bolt from the blue'

    Tom Hanks has opened up about his wife Rita Wilson's cancer battle, calling the speed with which it happened "powerful".

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  • Vardy relishing record bid says Ranieri

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says England striker Jamie Vardy is relishing every moment of his high-profile bid to break a long-standing Premier League scoring record. Vardy will set a new Premier League record if he scores in an 11th consecutive match when second-placed Manchester United face top-of-the-table Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. The 28-year-old equalled former Manchester United star Ruud van Nistelrooy's 10-game scoring record, set 12 years ago, in last week's 3-0 win over Newcastle United.

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  • Anne Hathaway expecting first child - report

    Anne Hathaway is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

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  • China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang

    The Founding Partner of Linear Venture tells Echelon Thailand attendees what he thinks about Chinese investors, entrepreneurs and the market China is three to five years ahead of Southeast Asia, says Harry Wang, Founding Partner, Linear Venture, in a fireside chat moderated by Kevin McSpadden, Correspondent, e27. The discussion, held at Echelon Thailand in Bangkok,... The post China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang appeared first on e27.

  • 14 Best Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 in Singapore Your Neighbours are Talking About

    A Chinese soup commonly found on the streets of Singapore and Malaysia, Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 is a dish which all Singaporeans start to crave a few weeks into being overseas. Directly translating to ‘meat bone tea’ in English, Bak Kut Teh is customarily prepared through many hours of simmering meaty pork ribs in a broth […] The post 14 Best Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 in Singapore Your Neighbours are Talking About appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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  • Forget Penang, head for Sungai Petani

    It’s a one hour ride back to the old world charms of a little delicious town

  • 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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  • 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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  • Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.

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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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  • How Black Friday played out around the country

    Black Friday, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, isn't always what people expect. In Colorado, for instance, marijuana stores got into the act. In Arizona, families skipped the spending ...

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  • Curry, Warriors eye NBA Lakers' magical 33 win-streak

    Stephen Curry said Wednesday the Golden State Warriors are targeting the Los Angeles Lakers' all-time winning streak record of 33 games -- but stressed the NBA champions would stick to a strategy of taking one game at a time. The Warriors set a new record on Tuesday for the longest unbeaten start to a season in history, routing the Lakers 111-77 at the Oracle Arena to notch their 16th consecutive victory. The form of Curry and his teammates has prompted many analysts to wonder if one of the oldest records in the NBA -- the Lakers' remarkable 33-game unbeaten streak set in 1971-72 -- could now be in jeopardy.

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  • AHPETC: Workers' Party 'accepts and respects' Court of Appeal's judgement

    In the latest chapter of the long-running Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council (AHPETC) saga, the Workers' Party said it will comply with the Court of Appeal's instructions to make all outstanding sinking fund transfers within three months from today, as well as to appoint independent accountants.Development Board's approval.

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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.

  • Massive Philippine blaze leaves thousands homeless

    A huge fire that swept through a crowded Manila shanty town has razed more than 800 homes, leaving thousands homeless after they were forced to flee for their lives from the towering flames, officials said Thursday. Residents joined forces with firefighters to battle Wednesday's blaze which spread quickly among the narrow alleys, helping smash down the walls of makeshift houses to allow crews access to the flames. Despite the devastation, no one was killed in the disaster and only four people were injured as they clambered over their homes to escape, authorities said.

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  • Migrants arrive in Indonesia after Australian turn-back: police

    Sixteen asylum seekers have come ashore in Indonesia after their boat was turned back from Australia, police said on Friday, prompting fresh concern from Jakarta over Canberra's tough immigration policies. An Australian navy boat had reportedly been spotted last week towing an Indonesian fishing vessel away from the Australian territory of Christmas Island. Australia denies resettlement to political refugees arriving on boats and turns vessels back when it is safe to do so, despite criticism of the hardline policy.

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