• US warned against Chinese takeover of German firm: report

    The German government withdrew its approval for a Chinese firm to purchase Aixtron, which makes semiconductor equipment, after the US secret services raised security concerns, a German media report said ...

  • National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan

    An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Gul for fraud following a two-year investigation on her and her husband, who has absconded.

    AFP News
  • Need time to acclimatise to English football, says Guardiola

    (Reuters) - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he is still learning to adapt to the demands of English football as he seeks to end his club's five-game winless run against rivals Manchester United in the League Cup on Wednesday. City made a blistering start to the campaign, winning their first 10 games in all competitions, but momentum has been stalled in recent weeks, and Sunday's 1-1 draw against Southampton marked the fifth consecutive game without a victory. Guardiola's side are also trailing Barcelona by five points in their Champions League group after three games.

  • Woman admits to being driver in Pasir Ris accident involving a dog: Animal Lovers League

    A woman has filed a police report to admit that she was the driver in an alleged hit-and-run accident involving a dog, the Animal Lovers League (ALL) said on Wednesday (26 October).

    Yahoo Singapore
  • ‘P Ramly’ pork burger a non-issue, says Ku Li

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — A local fast food chain’s decision to name its pork burger “P Ramly”, which has attracted criticism “is not an issue”, Umno’s veteran Gua Musang MP Tengku...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The Latest: Trump employees offer testimonials to their boss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

    Associated Press
  • Dredge report: firm that built China's islands gets Philippines deal

    A Chinese state-owned company said to have been involved in Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea signed a deal to construct islands for rival claimant the Philippines as its President Rodrigo Duterte visited last week, reports said. CCCC Dredging will create four artificial islands totalling 208 hectares of reclaimed land in Davao, the port city on the southern island of Mindanao where Duterte was mayor, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. The deal with the Philippines' Mega Harbour Port and Development was one of several inked as Duterte paid a state visit to China last week, when Beijing offered $9 billion in soft loans for development projects.

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  • Six to be tried in France over topless Kate photos

    Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried in France for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge published in 2012, judicial sources said Tuesday. The snaps of Kate, the wife of Prince William, were taken with a long lens and showed her topless on a balcony of a private residence in the south of France during a holiday with her husband. Closer's chief editor, the head of the Mondadori press group which owns the magazine, two photographers of a Parisian agency and a photographer and a senior figure at regional daily La Provence will now have to answer in court over the publication of the intimate photos, under a July magistrate's order.

    AFP News
  • If I’m a disgrace, you are too, Speaker tells Opposition MPs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia hit back today at the Opposition lawmakers who demanded he resign for allegedly being a “disgrace” to Parliament. The Dewan Rakyat Speaker...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • StarHub: Infected devices of customers caused broadband outage

    StarHub has identified “compromised” devices of customers as the source of the cyber attacks that caused the recent broadband service outage.

    Safhras Khan
  • Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul

    By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Saif Hameed QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold. Ten days into what is expected to be the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, army and federal police units aim to dislodge the militants from villages in the region of Shora, 30 km (20 miles) south of Mosul. The frontlines in other areas have moved much closer to the edges of the city, the last major stronghold under control of the militants in Iraq, who have held it since 2014.

  • Apple designer's chest of drawers sells for over $1m

    A chest of drawers by the star Australian designer Marc Newson has sold at auction in Paris for more than one million euros, more than twice its estimate. The piece called "Pod of drawers" by the creator who has worked for Apple for the past decade, was bought for 1.019 million euros ($1.1 million) by an Asian buyer, the auction house Artcurial said Tuesday. The piece was inspired by French Art Deco designer Andre Groult's famous body-shaped "Chiffonnier Anthropomorphe", Artcurial said.

    AFP News
  • Malaysia hospital evacuated again, day after deadly fire

    A fire again forced the evacuation of one of Malaysia's busiest hospitals on Wednesday, just a day after a blaze at the facility killed six patients. Mohamad Rizal Buang, a senior fire official in the southern state of Johor, told AFP via SMS that Wednesday's blaze at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in the town of Johor Bahru was "small" and quickly contained. Reports have said it took around 150 firemen to put out Tuesday's blaze.

    AFP News
  • Henry says can't see Wenger as England boss

    Arsenal legend Thierry Henry said Wednesday there was no way he could see his former boss Arsene Wenger filling the vacant England manager's position. Wenger, who recently celebrated his 20th anniversary as manager of Arsenal, has been strongly linked with the job following the sacking of Sam Allardyce last month. "You can never say never but I personally don't see it happening," Henry told reporters in India's commercial capital Mumbai.

    AFP News
  • Len Wiseman files for divorce to end Kate Beckinsale marriage

    The former couple is ending its twelve-year marriage.

    Cover Media
  • Tesla just made a big move to take on Uber

    Tesla A Tesla operating in Autopilot mode. Tesla … Continued The post Tesla just made a big move to take on Uber appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Property prices to fall with rising unemployment

    DBS Vickers Securities expects private property prices to fall as the unemployment rate in Singapore increases, media reports said. The property market is expected to move in two directions,...

    Property Guru
  • Kovan double murder: Appeal court reserves judgement

    Iskandar Rahmat, 37, a former senior staff sergeant with the Singapore Police Force, was found guilty of murdering workshop owner Tan Boon Sin, 67, and his son Tan Chee Heong, 42, in June 2013.

    Safhras Khan
  • India's 'Dinosaur Princess' keeps watch over rare remains

    One of princess Aalia Sultana Babi's most prized possessions is a fossilised dinosaur egg she found an unsuspecting villager using to grind spices on her ancestral lands, an area billed as "India's Jurassic Park". Babi rescued the egg and it now has pride of place among her collection of prehistoric fossils, part of a lifelong legacy of protecting the dinosaur remains on the land her family once ruled over. "She didn't know it was a dinosaur egg!" said Babi, 42, who has been dubbed the Dinosaur Princess for her work.

    AFP News
  • Muhyiddin’s 1MDB attacks fueled by desire to be PM, Umno info chief says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s incessant attacks on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is fuelled by an “ulterior motive” to become prime...

    The Malay Mail Online