• Philippines at UN tells world not to interfere

    The Philippines' foreign secretary on Saturday pushed back against criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, telling the United Nations not to interfere. "We urge everyone to allow us to deal with out domestic challenges in order to achieve our national goals, without undue interference," Perfecto Yasay told the UN General Assembly. There has been growing international alarm over the rising death toll from Duterte's crackdown on crime, with human rights groups saying that security forces are engaging in extrajudicial killings.

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  • Perfect Manchester City eclipse United again

    Leaders Manchester City beat Swansea 3-1 to make it a perfect 10 victories under Pep Guardiola, including six in the Premier League, as they recorded their best start to a top-flight campaign. City's victory was the perfect riposte to the Spaniard's old rival Jose Mourinho, who earlier saw his remodelled Manchester United sparkle without the dropped Wayne Rooney, thumping Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1. On a day of 29 goals in eight games, both Manchester sides were outscored by Liverpool, who crushed Hull City 5-1 to take their tally to 24 in the past eight games.

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  • Marion Cotillard's partner breaks silence about Pitt/Jolie split drama

    Guillaume Canet heaps praise on his girlfriend as she is forced to deny "stupid" rumours she romanced Brad Pitt and broke up his marriage.

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  • Unhappy Ronaldo subbed as Madrid held by Las Palmas

    A substituted Cristiano Ronaldo cut a disconsolate figure as Real Madrid conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at Las Palmas on Saturday. Earlier, Barcelona shrugged off the absence of the injured Lionel Messi to move to within a point of Madrid at the top of the table as Luis Suarez and Neymar were on target in a 5-0 thrashing of Sporting Gijon. Ronaldo was replaced moments after helping Madrid go 2-1 in front when Karim Benzema slotted home the rebound after the Portuguese's initial effort was saved.

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  • North Korea air show thumbs nose at sanctions

    Just weeks after carrying out its fifth nuclear test, North Korea put on an unprecedented civilian and military air force display Saturday at the country's first ever public aviation show. The two-day Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival was held at the newly refurbished Kalma Airport -- previously a military airfield -- completed last year to boost tourism in the area around the eastern port city of Wonsan. The festival was already scheduled before North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on September 9, triggering international outrage and threats of still further sanctions against the deeply isolated nuclear-armed country.

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  • Jim Carrey fires back at STD allegations made by late lover's husband

    The funnyman accuses tragic Cathriona White's estranged husband of "shameful greed".

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  • Middle-income trap spells graver racial conflict for Malaysia, Singapore don warns

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Malaysia needs to liberalise its economy to escape the middle income trap soon or risk seeing its growth levels cut, which will affect the spread of wealth and lead to...

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  • The New 'MacGyver' May Be Too Slick For Its Own Good

    When it debuted in 1985, MacGyver had the virtue of being a (somewhat) unique thing in the adventure TV game. Smack in the middle of the guns and quips big action ’80s, here was a hero who used his wits and eschewed guns for thrown-together tools of his own design. He was the American version of Doctor Who‘s The Doctor, really, only minus the sci-fi elements. The 2016 version of MacGyver, though, doesn’t have the same virtue. ...

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  • This is what public housing looks like

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 23 — Rizal Ramli lives in a cramped 700 sq ft flat in Kota Damansara here with his seven children and pregnant wife. The paint on the front door of the 36-year-old man’s...

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  • Britain's Prince William and Kate due in Canada for eight-day trip

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate were due to arrive in British Columbia Saturday for an eight-day trip during which they will view spectacular nature sites and meet with refugees and indigenous Americans. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie were to receive the royals around 4:00 pm (2300 GMT) at a ceremony with military honors and a 21-gun salute. "Canadians have tremendous affection for the royal family," said Trudeau, who was received by the British and Canadian head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace early this year.

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  • Strong 6.3 quake rattles southern Philippines: USGS

    A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippines early Saturday but there was no threat of a tsunami or any casualties reported, seismologists and disaster officials said. "There was no report of damage yet but since the quake was offshore... we expect no significant damage," Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology chief Renato Solidum told AFP. "(There is) no tsunami threat related to the quake," he added.

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  • MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The fedora, the bomber jacket and the consuming quest invite comparisons to Indiana Jones. Blaine Gibson, though, hasn't matched the film hero's triumph in finding the legendary chest containing the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.

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  • Kylie Jenner to be quizzed over Tyga gifts

    Tyga's alleged unpaid debts mean that girlfriend Kylie Jenner faces questioning from a jewellery store's lawyers.

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  • Pharrell Williams to be a dad again - report

    The couple has yet to comment on the happy news.

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  • Al Capone letter written in prison shows mobster's soft side

    Did notorious gangster Al Capone have a soft spot? An intimate letter he penned from prison suggests the ruthless racketeer could handle tenderness almost as skillfully as his Tommy Gun. The three-page ...

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  • Room for improvement: Paris's matchbox apartments

    In a city where it is notoriously difficult to find a flat -- especially on a low budget and without the right paperwork -- many rooms that once served as domestic helpers' sleeping quarters have been turned into apartments for rent. It is borderline illegal to rent out these micro-apartments, typically wedged under a rooftop, as they measure less than nine square metres (100 square feet) and often lack proper ventilation. "I don't have a guarantor, no relatives in Paris, and I have a foreign accent," says Lopez, a 35-year-old of Mexican origin who rents a room measuring just 6.8 square metres for 370 euros ($415) a month.

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  • Benteke strikes late as Palace comeback sinks Sunderland

    REUTERS - SUNDERLAND 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 3 Striker Christian Benteke scored a stoppage-time winner as Crystal Palace came back from a two-goal deficit to beat Sunderland 3-2 in the Premier League after Jermain Defoe had given the hosts a two-goal lead on Saturday. A scrappy first half littered with fouls gave way to an absorbing second as Defoe struck two typically clinical goals at the Stadium of Light. But having fallen 2-0 behind on the hour, Palace pulled one back less than a minute later when Joe Ledley's shot from 20 metres took a heavy deflection off Patrick van Aanholt. ...

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  • 10 world’s most affordable Michelin-star restaurants and eateries

    The Michelin guide may be oft associated with fine dining and gourmet meals. At the price of just S$2 for a plate of soya sauce chicken rice, this hawker stall offers undoubtedly the cheapest meal you can find in any Michelin guide. It was given one Michelin star as part of the first ever Michelin Singapore guide in July, in recognition of its Cantonese-style soya sauce chicken and barbeque pork.

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  • Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel chain

    Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company. Marriott International closed Friday morning on its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, bringing ...

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  • Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.

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