• Philippines' Duterte draws Hitler parallels in war on drugs

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened his deadly crime war to Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews, as he declared he was "happy to slaughter" millions of drug addicts. "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there are three million drug addicts (in the Philippines).

    AFP News 7 mins ago
  • Yang Yin jailed 6 years for misappropriating $1.1M from widow

    Former tour guide Yang Yin has been sentenced to six years’ jail on Friday (30 September) for criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving the misappropriation of $1.1 million from 89-year-old widow Chung Khin Chun. Yang, a Chinese national, pleaded guilty to two CBT charges in August for misappropriating $500,000 and $600,000 from the widow, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. In his grounds of decision, principal district judge Bala Reddy said Yang’s six-year sentence was “not crushing given the nature of the offences, the amount of monies involved and the specific facts of this case”.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Rafael Nadal stops tennis match as mother searches for lost child in crowd

    There’s something about this that makes you just tear up. Maybe it’s the parent in you (if you are a parent) or maybe, in a time when the world seems to be at its own throat, you witness a moment when everyone is on the same side.

    Busted Racquet
  • Tan Cheng Bock's daughter slams REACH over post on cancelled EP forum

    Prospective presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock’s daughter has slammed government feedback unit REACH after a public forum on the Elected Presidency (EP) was scrapped recently. The dispute arose over whether Tan, 76, had indeed registered for a forum with Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shangmugam that was to be held on Thursday (29 September). In a Facebook post on Thursday evening, Tan lamented the cancellation of the forum as he had registered his attendance last week and had been looking forward to hearing Shanmugam speak.

    Nicholas Yong
  • KL murder-suicide case: Couple had two other children who died

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — As police uncover more clues surrounding the grisly deaths of two children and their father in Kepong on Monday, investigations found the family had previously lost two...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mourinho bemoans United's 'poisoned' October fixtures

    (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described next month's fixture list as a "poisoned gift" following Thursday's Europa League 1-0 win over Zorya Luhansk. "Well, we could play Liverpool on the Saturday, we could play Liverpool on the Sunday.

    Reuters
  • China property tycoon warns on real estate bubble

    China's richest man, real estate magnate Wang Jianlin, has warned the country's property market is the "biggest bubble in history" -- the latest alarm bell to be sounded on the world's second largest economy. Wang, the owner of real estate and entertainment conglomerate Wanda, said property prices continue to rise in the country's big cities but fall in smaller ones saddled with huge inventories of unsold new homes. "I don't see a good solution to this problem," Wang, whose group owns more than 200 malls, shopping complexes and luxury hotels across China, told CNN in comments published on its website.

    AFP News
  • US paper facing threats for endorsing Hillary Clinton

    A conservative Arizona newspaper is facing death threats and losing subscriptions after it broke with tradition by endorsing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump for US president, a senior editor told AFP. The Phoenix-based Arizona Republic, the state's largest newspaper, announced in an editorial on Tuesday that it is backing a Democrat for the first time since it was founded in 1890 on the grounds that Trump is neither conservative nor qualified to be president. The paper's editorial board said that while Clinton did not lack flaws, she was also the "superior choice" by far.

    AFP News
  • Justin Theroux: 'My wife was bullied into making baby news denial statement'

    The actor applauded the way Jennifer Aniston tackled news she was expecting his child.

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  • Japan's Abe seeks breakthrough with Russia on long-disputed islands

    By Linda Sieg and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is betting that close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia's economic woes and regional concerns about China's rise will help him make progress in a decades-old territorial row when the men meet in December. Abe, 62, who wants to leave a diplomatic legacy with a breakthrough in ties with Russia, may even alter a long-standing demand that the sovereignty of all four disputed islands northeast of Hokkaido be resolved before a peace treaty ending World War Two is signed, politicians and experts said. Abe's courtship of Putin risks irking key ally the United States, given that Washington is feuding with Moscow over Syria and the annexation of Crimea, although Japanese diplomats have sought to ease American concerns.

    Reuters
  • Thailand confirms first Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia

    By Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in Southeast Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization urged action against the virus across the region. The confirmation of two case of microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size, came a day after U.S. health officials recommended that pregnant women postpone non-essential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika.

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  • England players get postcards from sacked Allardyce

    (Reuters) - England squad members received postcards from Sam Allardyce saying their "journey has just begun" on Thursday, two days after his short reign as manager was brought to an abrupt end, according to British media reports. Allardyce guided England to a 1-0 win over Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier in his only game in charge this month but lost the job having behaved "inappropriately" when seeking a lucrative sideline role while talking to undercover reporters. Each card was personally signed by Allardyce and sent out to every member of the squad that beat Slovakia, with the aim of promoting a feel of togetherness ahead of next month's World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.

    Reuters
  • Oil prices down on doubts over OPEC deal

    Oil prices tumbled in Asia Friday as doubts emerged over the long-term success of a surprise OPEC agreement to cut output and stabilise the oversupplied market. "There are concerns about the execution of OPEC's new production targets and many actually feel that the headlines are more bullish than the reality of the situation," IG Markets analyst Chris Weston said in a note. Other analysts also doubted whether cooperation between Saudi Arabia and bitter rival Iran, which is crucial to the deal, would hold.

    AFP News
  • Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was on sister Kim

    The reality star made the embarrassing confession on his E! show Rob and Chyna.

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  • Saudi warns of 'disastrous consequences' over US 9/11 law

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned of "disastrous consequences" from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tension between the longstanding allies. The warning came after the US Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) on relations between states. JASTA allows attack survivors and relatives of terrorism victims to pursue cases against foreign governments in US federal court and to demand compensation if such governments are proven to bear some responsibility for attacks on US soil.

    AFP News
  • Guan Eng corruption trial pushed to December

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 30 ― The Penang High Court has set December 6 for the case management of Lim Guan Eng's two corruption charges after improper documents prevented the start today, said his lead...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • French fighter jets on mission against IS in Mosul

    French fighter jets took off from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle on Friday for an operation against the Islamic State group in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, an officer said. Eight jets took off from the carrier in the eastern Mediterranean, an AFP photographer on the flight deck reported. The Charles de Gaulle is on its third mission since February 2015 in support of the US-led coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria.

    AFP News
  • Asian stocks lower on renewed worries about banking sector

    Asian stock markets were lower on Friday as investor sentiment was dented by overnight losses on Wall Street and renewed worries about the health of Deutsche Bank. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 slumped ...

    Associated Press
  • Don’t laugh, but your poo could actually be making you fat - here’s why

    People who have fewer strains of gut microbes seem to be fatter, the King’s College London researchers found. Dr Michelle Beaumont of King’s said: ‘This study has shown a clear link between bacterial diversity in faeces and markers of obesity and cardiovascular risk, particularly for visceral fat. King’s College London researchers looked at stool samples from 1,313British twins as part of their annual sampling to extract DNA information about faecal microbes.

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Hamilton finds groove in Malaysia practice

    By Abhishek Takle SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton outpaced his championship-leading Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday, the Briton topping the timesheets with the fastest lap of the day. The defending Formula One champion finished behind Rosberg in the morning but found his groove around a resurfaced Sepang circuit in the afternoon to set a benchmark time of one minute, 34.944 seconds. Hamilton trails Rosberg by eight points after the German won the last race in Singapore but his prospects of striking back with a 50th career win were lifted by an improved performance in practice following a disappointing Friday a fortnight ago.

    Reuters 56 mins ago