• US knew flight path of plane downed by Turkey: Putin

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border. "The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes' flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time," Putin said at a joint press conference with French counterpart Francois Hollande in the Kremlin. Ahead of the Hollande talks, Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traded barbs, with the Russian leader saying he was waiting for an apology and Erdogan ruling out any such move.

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  • New Mazda Sports Car

    Mazda Unveils New Concept Model At Tokyo Auto Show.

  • From factory floor to record books for Leicester's Vardy

    In an age when youngsters are recruited by leading clubs before they have even mastered the art of shoelace-tying, Jamie Vardy's rise to prominence with Leicester City is an exceptional story. Five years ago, Vardy was playing amateur football for Stocksbridge Park Steels in England's seventh tier and working part-time at a factory making medical splints. Now he is an England international whose 13 goals have taken him clear of Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa and Wayne Rooney in the Premier League scoring charts and propelled Leicester to the top of the table.

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  • 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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  • Football: Fresh injury blow for Liverpool star Sturridge

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a fresh injury setback after a foot problem ruled him out of a return to action in Thursday's Europa League clash against Bordeaux. Sturridge was hoping to feature in the Anfield game, which Liverpool won 2-1 to reach the last 32, as he looked to get back to action following a knee injury which has kept him out since early October. The 26-year-old had trained normally with the rest of Jurgen Klopp's squad on Wednesday before the problem flared up.

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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.

  • 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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  • Malaysian aid volunteer's adorable video to Ellen DeGeneres goes viral

    Malaysian travel blogger Rayyan Haries landed on the island of Lesbos in Greece in October, his mission simple: Operate a volunteer soup kitchen to feed Syrian refugees.

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  • Is sharing this unfortunate picture becoming a new Thanksgiving 'tradition'?

    In 2012, a Spider-Man float fell on an Uncle Sam float during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, created possibly the worst kind of imagery imaginable.

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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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  • Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000: UNICEF

    The number of adolescents dying from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, most of them having acquired the disease when they were infants, according to figures released Friday by UNICEF. "Most adolescents who die of AIDS-related illnesses acquired HIV when they were infants, 10 to 15 years ago, when fewer pregnant women and mothers living with HIV received antiretroviral medicines to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child." Many of them survived into their teenage years without knowing their HIV status. "It is critical that young people who are HIV-positive have access to treatment, care and support," Craig McClure, head of UNICEF's global HIV/AIDS programmes, told a conference in Johannesburg where the report was launched.

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  • FIFA criticises Singapore's decision to free suspected match-fixer

    FIFA is "very disappointed" at Singapore's decision to free Dan Tan Seet Eng, named by the Interpol as "the leader of the world's most notorious match-fixing syndicate". Tan, 51, was ordered to be released by Singapore's Court of Appeal on Wednesday after judges said the grounds for his detention set out few connections with Singapore. "FIFA is very disappointed with the Singaporean Court of Appeal’s decision to release Mr Tan given the gravity of his past activities relating to match manipulation," said soccer's governing body in a statement sent to Reuters.

  • Johnny Depp recalls Lily-Rose hospital hell

    Johnny Depp is grateful for those who helped his daughter Lily-Rose recover from E.coli.

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  • Remains found near Houston may be teen missing for 25 years

    WHARTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities near Houston have uncovered the possible remains of a 15-year-old girl who was missing for 25 years, after the family of a suspect in her death came forward with a tip, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

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  • 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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  • US Syria sanctions target World Chess chief, IS oil buyer

    The United States slapped sanctions Wednesday on backers of the Syrian regime including a middleman accused of buying oil from the Islamic State group and the Russian head of the World Chess Federation. The Treasury Department singled out four individuals and six entities for their support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Among those hit was a Syrian businessman called George Haswani, identified as "a middleman for oil purchases by the Syrian regime from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant." The new sanctions also apply to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a wealthy Russian businessman and long-standing president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

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  • Earthprints - Beijing's super commutes reflect a city bulging at the seams

    The commute for millions of people living in and around Beijing is a daily grind that is ever more time-consuming, costly and crowded as residents dodge, push and elbow their way onto buses and subways. Indeed, expansion over the next 15 years will put the Chinese capital at the centre of a new mega-city, as it integrates with the port city of Tianjin and neighbouring Hebei province, officials say. Given the existing commuter woes in Beijing, some critics are raising questions about urban sprawl and the potential environmental impact of the megacity.

  • AirAsia swings to Q3 loss, dragged by Indonesia and forex losses

    Malaysia-based AirAsia, the region's biggest budget carrier by fleet size, said Thursday it suffered a loss in the third quarter, bogged down by foreign exchange losses and its Indonesian operations. AirAsia ...

  • 10 Minutes from Ampang LRT: 5 Easy Food Spots

    Get freshly made waffles, plenty of pastries, and even nasi kandar Kedah at this scenic end of the LRT line

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  • Alonso more of a challenge than Hamilton was: Button

    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Jenson Button reckons Fernando Alonso is proving to be a tougher team mate than Lewis Hamilton was in their time together at McLaren. "On some race days, Lewis was untouchable, on other race days it was like 'where is he?'. Lewis is a different driver now, more experienced, but Fernando's always there, he's always competitive.