• Luiz stunner tops off billion-pound transfer blitz

    David Luiz made a surprise return to Chelsea on Wednesday as English Premier League clubs splashed out on the final day of a record-breaking, billion-pound mid-year transfer window. In late deals, Brazil defender Luiz returned after two years at Paris Saint-Germain, while France midfielder Moussa Sissoko left Newcastle United for Tottenham Hotspur. Enriched by a new £5.14 billion domestic TV rights deal, 13 of the 20 Premier League clubs broke their transfer records during the two-month window, in a spree that put Europe's other top divisions in the shade.

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  • Cops questioning TangkapMO1 rally organisers, speakers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Around nine individuals including TangkapMO1 rally leader Anis Syafiqah Mohd Yusof are being questioned by the police over the protest last Saturday. The group which...

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  • This is not the time for ‘finger-pointing’: Doctor who flagged Zika in Singapore

    Dr Chi Wei Ming, one of the doctors who first raised the alarm about the Zika virus in the Republic, has urged Singaporeans to unite in the battle against the disease, and to avoid finger-pointing.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Mexico contradicts Trump on paying for border wall, clouding visit

    By Christine Murray, Ana Isabel Martinez and Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Donald Trump told Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday he would build a border wall to keep illegal migrants out if he wins the U.S. presidency, but Pena Nieto held fast to his position that Mexico would not pay for it. Contradicting Trump's assertion that the pair did not discuss who would pay for his proposed wall, Pena Nieto said after the departure of the Republican presidential candidate that he told him during their private meeting in Mexico City that his government would not pick up the bill. "At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall," Pena Nieto said in a tweet after not mentioning the issue during their joint news conference.

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  • Sheng Siong case: Accomplice says accused threatened to expose sexual relationship

    The accused in the Sheng Siong kidnapping case was a former lover who later became a “godbrother”, said the accomplice about his relationship with Lee Sze Yong. Heng Chen Boon said on Tuesday (30 August) that Lee, 44, asked him for help to kidnap Ng Lye Poh, the mother of Lim Hock Chee, who is the owner of the Sheng Siong supermarket chain. The 51-year-old accomplice, who was testifying in the High Court on the first day of Lee’s trial, was previously sentenced to three years’ jail for his role in abducting Ng on 8 January 2014.

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  • Asian markets cagey after China data, eye on US jobs

    Asian markets swung Thursday morning after a surprise pick-up in Chinese factory activity that indicated stability in the world's number two economy but fuelled fears authorities will hold off fresh stimulus. Trading was cagey across the region following oil-linked losses in New York and ahead of Friday's closely watched US jobs report that could precipitate another Federal Reserve interest rate hike. The reading was sharply up from July's 49.9 and confounded expectations for a drop to 49.8 in a survey for Bloomberg News.

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  • Justin Trudeau -- Marvel's latest superhero

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is already a bit of an action hero. The 44-year-old prime minister is surrounded by Canadian superheroes Puck, Sasquatch and Aurora -- members of the Alpha Flight squad -- as Iron Man looms in the background. The comic book also introduces a mysterious new character, Ulysses, who has the power to predict the future.

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  • 26 more Zika cases confirmed in Singapore, more areas affected

    The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed another 26 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus cases in Singapore, as of 12pm on Tuesday (30 August).

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Selena Gomez cuts short tour to treat lupus effects

    Teen television star turned singer Selena Gomez has cut short a world tour as she handles the after-effects of lupus. The 24-year-old revealed a year ago that she had secretly undergone chemotherapy to treat lupus, a chronic disease in which the body's immune system fights healthy tissue. "I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges," she said in a statement posted Wednesday on sites of concert venues where she had been due to perform.

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  • Philippines' Duterte to workers returning from Saudi: Don't do drugs

    By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, heavily criticised for a brutal anti-narcotics drive in which hundreds have been killed, on Wednesday welcomed home more than 100 Filipinos abandoned in desert camps in Saudi Arabia with a warning - don't do drugs. Duterte railed against the United Nations this month after it called for an end to the killings. "Avoid drugs at all cost because it could cost your life too," Duterte told the workers after an almost 10-hour flight from Dammam.

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  • North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

    North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday, after reports that he fell asleep. The regime also banished two other senior officials, Seoul said, the latest in a slew of punishments Kim is believed to have ordered in what analysts say is an attempt to tighten his grip on power. "Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed," Seoul's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee said at a regular briefing.

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  • Weight gain embarrassment kept Rob Kardashian from sister's big wedding

    The reality star is now keen to spend as much time as he can with the members of his famous family.

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  • DPM: Jamal Yunos not against non-Malays, cares for all

    SUNGAI BESAR, Aug 31 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today defended Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos over allegations of being against non-Malays, saying the...

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  • As Hart joins Torino, five British players who sought fame in Italy

    Frozen out by new manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, England goalkeeper Joe Hart completed a season-long loan move to Italian side Torino on Wednesday. AFP Sport recalls five British players who went to Italy seeking fame and fortune. John Charles (Juventus, Roma) Nicknamed 'Il Gigante Buono' ('The Gentle Giant'), Wales international Charles joined Juventus from Leeds United in 1957 and would go on to become one of the Turin giants' greatest foreign signings.

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  • Samsung updates smartwatch, Lenovo ditches laptop keyboard

    Samsung's next smartwatch will come with GPS capabilities and the ability to call or text for help by triple-tapping a side button. The new Gear S3 retains the circular design of the current S2 model, ...

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  • Court orders Rafizi to enter defence over OSA leak

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — PKR’s Rafizi Ramli has been ordered to enter his defence for unauthorised possession and exposing confidential 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) documents. Sessions...

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  • Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple

    In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law — and its government insists it doesn't ...

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  • Adorable American Pika Is Disappearing Due to Climate Change

    The American pika, a pint-size rabbit relative, is feeling the heat: Hotter summers induced by climate change are threatening these cute creatures' habitats throughout the western United States. A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found that whole populations of the tiny mammal are disappearing due to climate change. After studying the cute critters from 2012 to 2015, the USGS found that the pikas' range was shrinking in southern Utah, northeastern California and the Great Basin, the latter of which covers most of Nevada as well as parts of Utah, Oregon, Idaho and California.

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  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Swimming: Team manager quits over hidden camera scandal - report

    The manager of South Korea's national swimming team has resigned as an investigation continues into a scandal involving the alleged installation of hidden cameras to take pictures of female athletes, the national federation has said. "As manager that leads the team, I deeply feel responsible that such (a) shameful incident took place," Ahn Jong-taek, who joined the swimming team in 2008 as coach and has been the team manager since 2012, told Yonhap news agency. "I hope (the) truth would be revealed clearly as soon as possible so that other swimmers and coaches would not suffer." Yonhap said on Sunday that police planned to question a member of the Rio Olympics swimming team about the scandal some time this week.

    Reuters