• Philippines' Duterte hits out at U.S., then heads to Japan

    By Martin Petty and Linda Sieg MANILA/TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out anew at the United States on Tuesday and said it could forget a bilateral defence deal if he stayed in power long enough, in the latest jarring statement from Manila about the future of the alliance. Duterte delivered his new broadside as he was about to board a plane for an official visit to fellow U.S. ally Japan, a big investor in the Philippines that is becoming nervous about its apparent pivot towards rival power China. The volatile, crime-busting Duterte had on the eve of the visit softened his remarks last week about a "separation" from Washington, telling Japanese media he was not planning to change alliances and was only seeking to build trade and commerce with China.

  • Sturridge brace helps Liverpool down Spurs, Arsenal through

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool into the League Cup quarter-finals and gave his manager a reminder of his talents with two clinical goals in a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday. The England striker has struggled to convince Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp this season, but he was a livewire all night at Anfield where his double put the hosts in charge before Vincent Janssen pulled a goal back with a penalty for the visitors. Klopp's side are joined in the last eight by Arsenal, who eased past second-tier Reading 2-0 with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scoring twice, while Newcastle United romped to a 6-0 win over 10-man Preston North End and Hull City won 2-1 at Bristol City.

  • Six to be tried in France over topless Kate photos

    Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried in France for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge published in 2012, judicial sources said Tuesday. The snaps of Kate, the wife of Prince William, were taken with a long lens and showed her topless on a balcony of a private residence in the south of France during a holiday with her husband. Closer's chief editor, the head of the Mondadori press group which owns the magazine, two photographers of a Parisian agency and a photographer and a senior figure at regional daily La Provence will now have to answer in court over the publication of the intimate photos, under a July magistrate's order.

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  • Man on trial for killing wife's former lover

    Serene Goh Yen Hoon and Dexmon Chua Yizhi, who were working at carton manufacturer Tetra Pak, ended their affair in 2012 after Goh’s husband, Chia Kee Chen, found out about it. When Chia later discovered a message sent by Chua, he flew into a rage and plotted to kill his wife’s ex-lover, according to the prosecution. In 2013, 56-year-old Chia allegedly succeeded in his plan and now faces one charge of murder.

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  • Ramly Burger boss pans pork burger tribute, says seeking legal advice

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Datuk Ramly Mokni is far from impressed by a local fast food chain’s move to name a pork burger after him. The founder and owner of Ramly Group, the company behind the...

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  • Apple spins services with iPhone sales slumping

    Apple's quarterly profit slumped on a widely expected drop in iPhone sales, but gains in services offered some optimism on the company's efforts to curb dependence on its smartphone. The results were largely in line with market forecasts and showed sales of the iPhone -- Apple's biggest revenue and profit driver -- down five percent from a year ago to 45.5 million units. The quarterly update only provided limited information on the reception of the newest iPhone models, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which were released in early September, and was likely to benefit from the woes of rival Samsung, suffering from a massive recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phone.

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  • Man Dies of Flesh-Eating Bacteria from Ocean: What Is Vibrio Vulnificus?

    A man in Maryland died just days after he developed a rare infection from a type of flesh-eating bacteria that live in ocean water. The man, Michael Funk, 67, had a cut on his leg that came into contact with the salty water in a bay near his home in Ocean City, according to Nature World News. The cut allowed a type of bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus to enter his bloodstream.

  • Four dead after Australia theme park disaster

    Two women and two men were killed at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a water ride. Queensland police said the four victims died on the Thunder River Rapids ride at the Dreamworld park, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered prayers to their families over what he called a "very, very, sad, tragic event". "Four adult persons have lost their lives as a result of the incident," Queensland Police spokesman Todd Reid told reporters on the Gold Coast.

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  • Pacquiao not looking beyond next fight

    Filipino star Manny Pacquiao says he remains undecided about his future in boxing beyond this year, insisting he is not looking past his upcoming world title bout with Jessie Vargas. Pacquiao returns to the ring to face World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Vargas on November 5, three months after ending his four-month "retirement". Then I go back and do my job, then I could think about 2017," Pacquiao told reporters on a conference call.

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  • Lady Gaga: 'Stylist stuck my underwear to my private parts'

    Lady Gaga toned down her outfits for a while but now seems to be back to her colourful, eclectic best.

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  • Exclusive - Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

    By Steve Holland DORAL, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia. In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State is a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal of U.S. policy.

  • Malaysia won’t copy Philippines’ deadly drug war, says DPM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Malaysia will not adopt the Philippines’ strategy of encouraging vigilante action to combat the drug menace, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said...

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  • Is Ampang tower project yours or Sabah’s? Musa Aman asked

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 25 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman must explain his involvement in a commercial high rise development in Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur which lists him as the...

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  • Property prices to fall with rising unemployment

    DBS Vickers Securities expects private property prices to fall as the unemployment rate in Singapore increases, media reports said. The property market is expected to move in two directions,...

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  • Devil vs. Superbug: Bacteria Succumb to Tasmanian Devil Milk

    Milk from Tasmanian devils could be used in the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, new research from Australia finds. The devils are marsupials, meaning that their teensy young hop into their parents' pouches after birth to finish developing, and in a new study, researchers found that the marsupial's milk contains several powerful peptides called cathelicidins, which can act as natural antibiotics. Humans have one cathelicidin, but Tasmanian devils have six, and their fellow marsupial opossums have 12, according to the researchers.

  • Best Selling Cars in the Philippines 2016 – So Far

    The Philippine automotive market has plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, as it is well on its way to exceed its 2016 target of selling 370,000. As of the end of August, automotive sales have already reached 229,919 units. What’s interesting about this year is that each of the monthly sales numbers from 2016 […] The post Best Selling Cars in the Philippines 2016 – So Far appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • Take action against Red Shirts if they broke the law, Umno MP says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25— Action should be taken against the Red Shirts movement if they broke the law, Umno’s Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Mokhtar Radin said today. Speaking while debating...

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  • India's Ratan Tata vows 'stability' after shock sacking

    Family patriarch Ratan Tata sought to reassure rattled investors of stability at India's biggest conglomerate Tuesday after the sudden sacking of chairman Cyrus Mistry sent Tata company shares falling. Seventy-eight-year old Tata has taken interim charge of the sprawling $100 billion tea-to-steel Tata Group, after Mistry was abruptly dumped on Monday evening, four years after being appointed chairman. The sacking stunned the Indian business world and sparked a fall in shares at Tata Sons firms on Tuesday as Indian media carried reports that Mistry could take legal action.

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  • Under Armour takes a breather

    Under Armour had one of the worst trading days in its history as investors sensed that the hard-charging athletic company may be hitting the wall. The company reported Tuesday that quarterly revenue growth ...

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  • Utd legend Ferguson says Scots can win at Wembley

    Alex Ferguson believes Scotland must beat England at Wembley if they are to revive their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup -- and the former Manchester United manager believes they can do exactly that. Scotland's two most recent qualifiers saw them manage just one point in games against Lithuania and Slovakia, after a 5-1 win over Malta in their opening group match. The Scots lost 3-2 on their last visit to Wembley in a 2013 friendly and won 1-0 there in their last competitive match, only to lose 2-1 on aggregate in a Euro 2000 play-off.

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