• EU drops sanctions threat against Russia over Syria

    EU leaders backed down on Friday from an explicit threat of sanctions against Russia over the bombing of Aleppo but warned that they would consider "all available options" if atrocities in Syria continue. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi demanded that any mention of possible punitive measures against Moscow over the Syrian carnage should be removed from a statement issued after a summit in Brussels. The climbdown underscored the deep divisions between the 28 European Union leaders as they tried to thrash out a long-term strategy on their increasingly bellicose eastern neighbour.

    AFP News
  • Mata may turn into Mourinho's 'Special Juan' after all

    By Claire Bloomfield LONDON (Reuters) - When Jose Mourinho was appointed Manchester United manager in the close season, Spain playmaker Juan Mata could have been forgiven for being less than enthused. Mourinho, the so-called 'Special One', dropped the double Chelsea Player of the Year during his time at Stamford Bridge before selling him to United in January 2014 for a then club record fee of 37 million pounds ($45.37 million). Mata was adored by Chelsea fans but the Portuguese seemed to feel differently about him.

  • Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter

    NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside.

    Associated Press
  • Kids, 3 and 5, found dead, dad in hospital under police guard

    Two children have been found dead inside a house in Perth's north.

    The West Australian
  • Kanye West blasts Jay Z: 'I can't take this anymore'

    The once-close rappers will never record a Watch The Throne 2, according to Kanye.

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  • Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says U.S. has lost

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with longtime ally Washington deteriorate. "In this venue, your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte told Chinese and Philippine business people, to applause, at a forum in the Great Hall of the People attended by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.

  • Subramaniam refutes IGP’s account of events leading to doctor’s assault

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Health Ministry and police are giving conflicting accounts of the recent raid against suspected robbers at Serdang Hospital that left one doctor injured. Health...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Apple: Many 'genuine' Apple products on Amazon are fake

    Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit. The revelation comes in a federal lawsuit filed by Apple ...

    Associated Press
  • Chinese takeovers are a defeat for Italian football, says Buffon

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has railed against the influx of Far East money into Serie A and said the sales of Inter Milan and AC Milan to Chinese investors are a defeat for Italian football. China's president Xi Jinping is looking to expand the country's global presence in the sport, and Chinese investors have struck a series of eye-catching deals for European clubs this year. Electronics retailer Suning bought nearly 70 percent of Inter Milan in June for 270 million euros ($295.97 million), while a consortium of Chinese investors signed a preliminary agreement in August to buy Inter's city rivals AC Milan.

  • Thai Muslim remembers bomb attack as king visited troubled south

    By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - Hayim Mohammed Tolema was 12 years old when Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej came to visit his southern province and a bomb planted by Muslim separatists went off nearby, wounding dozens. People all over Thailand are mourning King Bhumibol, who died at the age of 88 on Thursday last week after 70 years on the throne. In the predominantly Muslim south, which has for decades been plagued by violence by Muslim separatists opposed to the Thai state, people are also grieving, and some remembered the day, 39 years ago, that the king visited.

  • Election year or not, handouts will still roll out for the people in Budget 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — With the next general elections due in the next two years, Opposition politicians have expressed concern that Putrajaya will continue to provide financial assistance that...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Netflix joins ranks of U.S. tech companies admitting they can’t conquer China

    China’s challenging regulatory and legal landscape makes it tricky for companies eager to tap the potential of the world’s most populous country and second-biggest economy.

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  • The stock market is caught deep in ‘no man’s land’

    With no true bottom in site to settle those with a bearish view and insufficient signs from the latest crop of quarterly earnings reports to arouse the animal spirits that might help equities clamber definitively ...

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  • Azealia Banks: 'I want an apology from Russell Crowe'

    Rapper Azealia Banks claims Russell Crowe choked and spat on her.

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  • MACC not probing 1MDB, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) is not investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Iraqi special forces join battle for Mosul, US soldier dies

    BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — In a significant escalation of the battle for Mosul, elite Iraqi special forces joined the fight Thursday, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city, and the U.S. military announced the first American combat death since the operation began.

    Associated Press
  • Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent

    FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars on Wednesday fired for less time than expected before contact with the vehicle was lost, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched down safely or broke apart. The Schiaparelli probe, part of a broader mission to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet, was to test technologies during the descent and on the surface for a rover scientists hope to send to Mars in 2020. "We've had two overflights (by Mars orbiters) and there was no signal," the European Space Agency's (ESA) Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo told journalists on Thursday.

  • After death threats, car of Maria Chin’s son splashed with red paint

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Red paint was thrown on the car of Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah’s son today, just days after death threats were made against her and her family purportedly by...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Liam Payne's girlfriend Cheryl's divorce finalised

    Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's second marriage came to an official end on Thursday (20Oct16) after just 18 months.

    Cover Media
  • Victoria Justice splashes vinegar on her face to keep pores clear

    The star prefers a simple and holistic beauty routine.

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