• Investing for Beginners: UITF 101

    People dream of “making their money work for them” instead of “them working for money”. This means that you’re enjoying life instead of living life for the sake of money. When your money earns you more money, this is called passive income, which is the opposite of active income. Active income is money derived directly […] The post Investing for Beginners: UITF 101 appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

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  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

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  • #EndofKobe: sun setting on NBA's Bryant

    While Stephen Curry looks forward to more record-breaking exploits on the horizon, the sun is setting rapidly on Kobe Bryant. As a study in contrasting fortunes, it doesn't get much starker than the chasm that separated Curry and the Golden State Warriors as they romped past Bryant and the hapless Lakers on Tuesday. Curry, the reigning NBA MVP, was his usual bewitching self in a 111-77 blowout, scoring 24 points as Golden State entered the record books to seal the longest unbeaten start to a season in history at 16-0.

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  • Man United pay tribute on anniversary of Best's death

    Manchester United fans paid tribute to George Best on the 10th anniversary of his death by holding up white torchlights in the seventh minute of their Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday. Best, one of football's all-time greats who played for United between 1963 and 1974, died at the age of 59 from complications arising from alcoholism on Nov. 25, 2005.

  • Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

    For the last two weeks Thai and Chinese planes have been taking part in the inaugural joint air force drill, an exercise culminating later this week with a performance by Beijing's acrobatic air team. For Group Captain Chanon Mungthanya, a Royal Thai Air Force spokesman involved in the drill at Korat, it is a valuable opportunity to interact with his Chinese counterparts. Historically, Thailand has been one of Washington's staunchest military allies in Southeast Asia and could have expected to see that relationship blossom under US President Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia.

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  • Kylie Minogue's new boyfriend makes her go 'all gooey'

    Kylie Minogue is so smitten with new toyboy Joshua Sasse she goes "all gooey" any time his name is mentioned.

    Cover Media
  • Under Iraqi town, IS militants built network of tunnels

    Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ...

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  • Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The body of an Israeli transgender woman who took her own life will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.

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  • Downed Russian pilot picked up by Syrian army - envoy

    One of the two Russian pilots who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday has been picked up by the Syrian army and is being taken to Russia's base there, Russia's ambassador to France said on Wednesday. "One on board was wounded when he parachuted down and killed in a savage way on the ground by the jihadists in the area and the other managed to escape and, according to the latest information, has been picked up by the Syrian army and should be going back to the Russian airforce base," ambassador Alexandre Orlov told Europe 1 radio.

  • China fines hotel chain for stealing the Disney magic

    Shanghai has fined a hotel chain for using Disney's name at five of its properties, state media said Wednesday, as the Chinese city seeks to defend the US entertainment giant before its theme park opening. There were no Mickey Mouse ears on display in media pictures of the Shenzhen-based Vienna Hotels Group establishments, nor Buzz Lightyear costumes, but an image showed a sign declaring one a "Disney branch". The chain also used Disney branding on electronic signs and websites, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce.

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  • Wolfsburg surge to the top after crucial win in Moscow

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - VfL Wolfsburg surged to the top of Group B in the Champions League as substitute Andre Schurrle's heroics saw them beat CSKA Moscow 2-0 at the Arena Khimki and put them in pole position for a place in the knockout stages. CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev made a terrible blunder, somehow parrying Schurrle's shot from an acute angle over his own line in the 67th minute, before the winger finished the job with Wolfsburg's second two minutes from time.

  • 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and lessons learned

    Startup success stories are mostly talked about. How about failed startups? Here’re 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and why they they didn’t survive.

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  • Sitex 2015 preview: Year-end tech deals galore!

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  • 5 Halal Cafés in the East

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  • Malaysia, we need to talk

    Ask any Malaysian and many would agree that the past year has been an especially challenging period for the country and its political scene. 

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  • Train service between Yishun and Bishan disrupted due to power fault

    An early morning power fault on the North South Line disrupted train services between Yishun and Bishan on Wednesday.

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  • Beauty contestant barred over 'Taiwan' sash: government

    A beauty contestant from Taiwan has been suspended from an international pageant after Beijing objected to the sash she was wearing, the woman and the government in Taipei said. Ting Wen-yin was kept out of the Miss Earth contest in Austria because she refused to compete for "Chinese Taipei" -- the name by which Beijing insists the self-ruled island should be known. Ting, 22, said pageant organisers had initially given her a "Taiwan ROC" sash -- short for "Republic of China", the territory's preferred name -- but later said there had been a mistake.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence has no problem cutting fake friends out of her inner circle

    Jennifer Lawrence is happy to have a very small circle of friends that she trusts.

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  • Almost 16 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS programme said on Tuesday. Estimates show new HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent since the peak of the three-decade-old pandemic in 2000, and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42 percent since a peak in 2004, UNAIDS said in a report timed for release before World Aids Day on Dec. 1. Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment," Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS' executive director, told reporters at a briefing.

  • How to fly free forever: Put $170 million on your AmEx

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn't exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.

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