• Japan spared blushes as Duterte's Emperor meet cancelled

    Protocol-conscious Japan dodged a potential diplomatic minefield Thursday when a meeting between profanity-prone Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and the country's revered Emperor Akihito was cancelled following a death in the imperial family. Akihito's 100-year-old uncle Prince Mikasa died Thursday and the Emperor will begin seven days of mourning, "cancelling a series of events scheduled during the period including his meeting with President Duterte", a palace spokesman told AFP. Duterte is on his first trip as president to Japan and was due to visit the palace and meet the 82-year-old figurehead as his final appointment before going home.

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  • Indonesian handed 20 years in 'poisoned coffee' murder

    An Indonesian woman was jailed for 20 years Thursday for murdering a friend from an Australian college with poisoned coffee in a "sadistic" fashion, capping a sensational trial that has gripped the country. Jessica Kumala Wongso, 28, who is also an Australian permanent resident, was found guilty of murdering Wayan Mirna Salihin by slipping cyanide into her drink at an upmarket Jakarta cafe, sparking applause from spectators in the packed courtroom. The soap opera-style tale of two members of Indonesia's wealthy elite having a dramatic fallout that culminated in murder has captivated the country, with the trial dubbed the "poisoned coffee" case and broadcast live on national TV for months.

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  • Okazaki rings Leicester's bell, says Ranieri

    Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki is the player who gives the team a lift in times of need, manager Claudio Ranieri said on Thursday. The Premier League champions ended a three-game winless run last weekend by beating Crystal Palace 3-1 and Okazaki celebrated his first start since September 10 by scoring the second goal. The hard-working forward, 30, helped set the tempo for Leicester's display and Ranieri used his famous rallying cry from last season's 5,000-1 title triumph to highlight Okazaki's importance.

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  • ‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfairly Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death

    According to the New York Times, Lee was 28 years old when a prop gun was improperly prepared and discharged at him from 20 feet away, firing a bullet into his stomach. X-rays showed that the bullet was lodged in Lee’s spine. The accident took place during a scene in which Lee walked through a doorway carrying a grocery bag.

    The Wrap
  • Report: President Obama's trip to play golf with Tiger Woods cost almost $4 million

    Tiger Woods and Barack Obama have played golf together. Tiger Woods and President Barack Obama played golf together in a February 2013 mini-jaunt, and that trip turned out to cost the U.S. taxpayer a lot of money. Filings from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showed that the four-day trip to Florida, where Woods lives, came at a combined cost of $3.6 million to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

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  • Apple adds touch screen keys to MacBook Pro, price jump startles some

    By Deborah M. Todd CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc unveiled a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing function keys with a small touch screen and raising prices by several hundred dollars. The first redesign in several years is a sign Apple still sees a role for the product that launched the company, even though its iPhone has become the flagship product. Ben Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, described the changes as "important incremental upgrades" which would convince people with old Macs to trade up to the smaller, faster model.

  • Miley Cyrus: 'I wear my engagement ring to please Liam Hemsworth'

    Miley Cyrus is jealous she's not part of The Voice season 12.

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  • Mourinho, Moyes charged with misconduct by FA

    Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in the wake of his comments about referee Anthony Taylor before Manchester United's goalless draw with Liverpool last week, the Football Association said on Thursday. On a busy day for the FA's disciplinary department, Sunderland boss Davis Moyes was also hit with a misconduct charge after he was sent off at Southampton in the League Cup on Wednesday. United manager Mourinho said it would be "difficult" for Taylor, who is from the Greater Manchester area, to have "a very good performance" after being put in charge of the Premier League game between two fierce rivals.

  • Bangladeshi arrested at Causeway pipeline for leaving Singapore illegally

    Three Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in Singapore on Tuesday night (October 25), after a plan to illegally get one of them out of the country fell through.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • China's Xi anointed "core" leader, on par with Mao, Deng

    By Michael Martina and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party gave President Xi Jinping the title of "core" leader on Thursday, putting him on par with past strongmen like Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but it signalled his power would not be absolute. A lengthy communique released by the party following a four-day, closed-door meeting of senior officials in Beijing stressed maintaining the importance of collective leadership. The collective leadership system "must always be followed and should not be violated by any organisation or individual under any circumstance or for any reason", it said.

  • Verstappen threatens to cut the radio chat

    By Alan Baldwin MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Red Bull's Max Verstappen has threatened a radio blackout after causing a stir with his comments during last weekend's U.S. Grand Prix. The comment drew criticism from Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko, who said Verstappen needed to find the right balance between patience and aggression. "I think I'm going to take my radio button off," Verstappen, his face painted like a skull for the Mexican 'Day of the Dead', told reporters at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit when asked about the incident on Thursday.

  • Ninja Joe’s ‘P Ramly’ burger broke halal food law, Jais says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Fastfood chain company Ninja Joe violated a law on halal food when it named one of its pork burgers “P. Ramly”, the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) has...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Kristen Stewart and St. Vincent go public with romance

    Kristen Stewart and St. Vincent attended the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show and Tea event at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood together on Wednesday (26Oct16).

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  • Lower bus, train fares from December 30

    Bus and train commuters paying by fare cards are set for a reduction of 1 to 27 cents, or 4.2 per cent, said the Public Transport Council (PTC) on Thursday (27 October).

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Russia has given MH17 radar data to Netherlands

    Russia has handed over to the Netherlands raw radar data from the area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014, Moscow confirmed Thursday. "We gave the Dutch side raw radar data which we discovered a month ago," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told AFP.

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  • Real Madrid's misfiring 'BBC' under pressure

    By Richard Martin MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is under pressure to break up his misfiring attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale when he takes the La Liga leaders to Alaves on Saturday. Zidane's first choice forwards have managed a combined nine goals this term, with Ronaldo making his worst ever start to a season in a Real shirt, netting twice in six league games. The trio sat out the thumping 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the King's Cup on Wednesday as Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio each scored twice to become Real's top scorers with six goals in all competitions while Lucas Vazquez also impressed.

  • Family robbed of caring son who died in Johor hospital fire

    TELUK INTAN, Oct 27 — Twenty-year-old K. Logeswaran went to Singapore hoping to earn enough as a cleaner to support his family. Such was his love for his family. But after just 13 days in the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Trump digs deep to defy Clinton momentum

    Donald Trump pledged to pour millions of his own dollars into his presidential bid, in defiance of the seemingly unstoppable momentum building behind Hillary Clinton. With less than two weeks before polling day, and with early voting under way in several states, the Democratic nominee remains comfortably on course to become America's first female president. The latest rolling poll average compiled by tracker RealClearPolitics showed Clinton extending her national lead in a four-way race against Trump and two outsiders to 5.9 percentage points -- pointing to a clear electoral college victory.

    AFP News
  • Lena Headey loses custody battle to keep her son in England

    The actress and her ex-husband have been feuding over where their son should live for months.

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  • Samsung still stumped by charred Note 7s; heir joins board

    Samsung Electronics is still trying to figure out why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were catching fire, the company said Thursday, as shareholders appointed the grandson of the company's founder to its ...

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