• Vardy breaks scoring record, City go top

    Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy made history on Saturday by scoring for the 11th Premier League match running in his side's 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United. The England forward struck in the 24th minute, running onto Christian Fuchs's pass and arrowing a shot past David de Gea to break a record he had previously shared with former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. Van Nistelrooy, whose record had stood since 2003, was quick to congratulate Vardy, writing on Twitter: "Well done @vardy7! You're number one now and you deserved it.

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  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

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  • Antonio Banderas: Melanie Griffith divorce changed everything

    Antonio Banderas is pleased he and his ex-wife Melanie Griffith haven't turned into a "bitter and angry" former couple following their split.

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  • Philippines goes supersonic again with South Korean fighter jets

    The Philippines took delivery of two South Korean-made FA-50 aircraft on Saturday, marking the country's return to supersonic fighter jet status after almost a decade, amid growing tensions with China. Gazmin has said the aircraft could serve as both trainers and fighters, and that among the areas they would be posted will be the western island of Palawan, the country's closest point to the South China Sea where the Philippines has a territorial dispute with China. Other countries have conflicting claims and the Philippines has been the most vocal in opposing China despite its overwhelming military superiority.

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  • Late show hands Sunderland win over Stoke

    Two goals in two minutes late in the game gave Sunderland a 2-0 victory over Stoke City on Saturday that took the Black Cats out of the relegation zone. Dutch forward Patrick Van Aanholt and English youngster Duncan Watmore scored inside the final 10 minutes to punish 10-man Stoke who had Ryan Shawcross sent-off for two bookings. The result moved Sam Allardyce's men above north-east rivals Newcastle United and out of the Premier League's bottom three.

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  • Adam Lambert Petition: Singapore’s First-World Double Standards?

    The social media sphere exploded as petitions surfaced online to get American Idol Season 8 runner-up, Adam Lambert, not to perform at Mediacorp’s New Year countdown concert. Citing reasons such as “inappropriate choice” and how Lambert has the potential to “promote the gay lifestyle”, our little red dot and concerned citizens has drawn media attention to the state of this country and our stand on LGBT rights.

  • Hamilton frustrated by Mercedes balancing act

    World champion Lewis Hamilton tried a radical new set-up approach Saturday in his failed attempt to end Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's run of six straight pole positions. The three-time champion Briton ended up second on the grid behind the 30-year-old German for Sunday's Abu Dhabi race where last year, in a showdown for the title, he made a dazzling start and won after Rosberg retired with mechanical problems. "I'm still trying to win, for sure," said Hamilton ahead of the season finale.

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  • Town demolishes veteran's house while he has surgery

    WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — When a U.S. Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his mind. But now his memory of it is all he can think about.

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  • Four new luxury cars hit Singapore

    Got a $230K to $380K to spend on a new car? Here are four new choices, with a twist…

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  • Selena Gomez: 'I'd love to date older guys'

    Selena Gomez hates the fact she looks like a teenager.

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  • Scans of King Tut's tomb point to hidden chamber

    Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy. A wife of Tutankhamun's father Akhenaten, Nefertiti played a major political and religious role in the 14th century BC, and the discovery of her tomb would be a major prize for Egyptologists. Experts are now "approximately 90 percent" sure there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb, Antiquities Minister Mamduh al-Damati told a news conference.

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  • 'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: media

    Japan scrambled jets after 11 Chinese military planes flew near southern Japanese islands during what Beijing said was a drill to improve its long-range combat abilities, reports said Saturday. The planes -- eight bombers, two intelligence gathering planes and one early-warning aircraft -- flew near Miyako and Okinawa on Friday without violating Japan's airspace, the Japanese defence ministry said in a statement released on Friday. A Chinese air force spokesman said several types of planes, including H-6K bombers, were involved in Friday's drill over the western Pacific, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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  • Anne Hathaway expecting first child - report

    Anne Hathaway is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

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  • Obama denounces gun violence after latest deadly shooting

    US President Barack Obama denounced the country's epidemic of gun violence on Saturday and renewed a call for tougher controls on military-style weapons after yet another deadly shooting, saying "enough is enough." The latest bloodshed came on Friday when a man entered a family planning clinic in the state of Colorado and allegedly opened fire, killing three people, including a police officer, and wounding nine others. The Planned Parenthood clinic located in Colorado Springs performs abortions, and the city's mayor suggested that the deeply divisive issue in America may have been behind the assault. "You can certainly infer what it may have been in terms of where it took place and the manner in which it took place," John Suthers told CNN.

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  • Russia has right to military response after jet downing - Naryshkin

    By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Russia has the right to make a military response after the downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week by NATO member Turkey, lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Friday. Speaking in an interview with Romanian television station Digi24, Naryshkin, who spoke in Russian and was translated by the broadcaster, said: "This is intentional murder of our soldiers and this deed must be punished." The shooting down of the Russian warplane by the Turkish air force on Tuesday was one of the most serious clashes between a NATO member and Russia, and further complicated international efforts to battle Islamic State militants.

  • Syrian army advances against Islamic State east of Aleppo - Syria state TV

    The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometres (miles) of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday. The areas reported captured are east of the Kweires, air base seized from Islamic State control on Nov. 10 in one of several offensives being waged by the Syrian army with support from Russian air strikes, Iranian forces, and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. A headline flashed on state TV said the army had captured the two villages of Kaskis and Akula and wide areas of agricultural land, seizing tunnels and fortifications built by the jihadists, and were demining areas mined by the group.

  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.

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  • Iran seeks $25 bn as new oil contract offer unveiled

    Iran is seeking $25 billion in investments from 50 deals involving international oil and gas companies, foreign executives were told Saturday in Tehran as the government outlined new contractual terms. Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh opened a two-day conference in the capital attended by BP, Shell, Total of France, ENI of Italy, Repsol of Spain, OMV from Austria and other majors. All are weighing a return if, as expected, sanctions related to Iran's nuclear programme are lifted in early 2016 in line with a July 14 deal between Tehran and six world powers led by the United States.

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  • China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang

    The Founding Partner of Linear Venture tells Echelon Thailand attendees what he thinks about Chinese investors, entrepreneurs and the market China is three to five years ahead of Southeast Asia, says Harry Wang, Founding Partner, Linear Venture, in a fireside chat moderated by Kevin McSpadden, Correspondent, e27. The discussion, held at Echelon Thailand in Bangkok,... The post China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang appeared first on e27.

  • Kanye West 'desperate to move out of mother-in-law's'

    Kanye West is said to be going "bonkers", as Kim Kardashian is constantly changing her mind when it comes to home renovations.

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