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  • Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US

    Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declared his "separation" from longstanding ally the United States in Beijing on Thursday, as he rebalances his country's diplomacy towards China. Duterte is in China for a four-day trip seen as confirming his tilt away from Washington and towards Beijing's sphere of influence -- and its deep pockets. "How can you be the most powerful industrial country when you owe China and you are not paying it?" His comments came after he met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, with the two men pledging to enhance trust and friendship, while playing down a maritime dispute.

    AFP News
  • Ellen DeGeneres: 'Wife Portia de Rossi is not going anywhere'

    The couple makes its marriage a priority over work.

    Cover Media
  • Donald Trump sparks storm by vowing Election Day 'suspense'

    Donald Trump sailed into another political tempest Thursday after threatening not to recognize the outcome of the US presidential election in a final debate with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner. With the November 8 elections just 19 days away, the face-off in Las Vegas was seen as the Republican nominee's last best chance to turn around a sinking White House bid. Quoting her former rival Bernie Sanders, she called Trump the "most dangerous person to run for president in the modern history of America." Trump's shattering of political convention dominated US newspaper headlines and television coverage.

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

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

    Cover Media
  • Messi played like a 'child in playground', says Luis Enrique

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi was like a "child playing in the playground" as he scored a hat-trick to inspire Barcelona's 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, his coach Luis Enrique said. Making his first start in a month after recovering from a groin injury, Messi set the tone for another virtuoso performance with a storming run through the middle of City’s half before calmly dribbling past Claudio Bravo to score. The floodgates opened once former Barca goalkeeper Bravo was sent off for handling outside the area and Messi toyed with City’s defence to smash the ball past compatriot Willy Caballero.

  • Dollar hits 7-month high after ECB's Draghi, pressures oil, stocks

    The euro fell to a four-month low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday and the greenback rose to its highest in seven months against a basket of major currencies after the European Central Bank President left the door open to more monetary stimulus. The ECB left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged but president Mario Draghi kept a wide range of options open for further stimulus in December, shooting down any talk of tapering its 1.7 trillion euro asset-buying program. Crude oil prices fell around 2.5 percent, also weighed by profit taking.

  • 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
  • Jailed 96 days on bogus charge: It is no one's fault?

    Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail. She was charged with a felony based ...

    Associated Press
  • Victoria Justice splashes vinegar on her face to keep pores clear

    The star prefers a simple and holistic beauty routine.

    Cover Media
  • IS leaders 'abandon' Mosul as Iraq forces close in

    Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday as Iraqi forces closed in on the northern city. Mosul was where IS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" two years ago but is now the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. In the biggest Iraqi military operation in years, forces have retaken dozens of villages, mostly south and east of Mosul, and are planning multiple assaults for Thursday.

    AFP News
  • Phuket in no mood for merrymaking after King Bhumibol's death

    A family of three from China was settling down to have dinner at a popular restaurant in the Thai resort town of Phuket on Monday (17 October) and wanted to order beer to go with a hotpot of tom yum soup. A waiter at the Cairo Restaurant at Patong Beach Phuket informed the family that alcohol was not available. A portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the wall of the restaurant - a common sight across Thailand - was a reminder to diners of the most momentous event in the country’s recent history.

    Safhras Khan
  • Jakim denies ‘dog’ term cost pretzel chain halal cert, blames media for furore

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) did not reject a pretzel chain’s application for halal status due to the presence of the word “dog” in its menu, said an...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • NASA: Jupiter spacecraft detects problem, turns off camera

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has hit another snag.

    Associated Press
  • Argentines protest teen girl's rape, killing

    Dressed in black, thousands of Argentines took to the streets Wednesday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest case of violence against women to shock the country. The protesters -- mostly women, but also some men -- marched in memory of Lucia Perez, a high school student who died on October 8 after drug dealers allegedly raped her and impaled her on a spike. It was the latest in more than a year of mass marches to protest violence against women in Argentina, where according to government figures domestic violence kills one woman every 36 hours.

    AFP News
  • US fast food chain in Malaysia told to change hot dog name

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hot dogs, or at least the name, will soon be off the menu for a U.S. fast food chain selling the popular snack in Malaysia.

    Associated Press
  • Only untouchable at United is team spirit says Mourinho

    Wayne Rooney knows it already and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba have been warned by manager Jose Mourinho that no player is "untouchable" at Manchester United. During Mourinho's trophy-laden first spell at Chelsea from 2004-07 the likes of Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba and Claude Makelele became almost undroppable.

  • Sri Ananda Bahwan: From family-run Indian restaurant in Butterworth to business empire

    SEBERANG PERAI, Oct 20 — It’s hard to believe that today’s laid-back town of Butterworth used to be a busy trading hub. Littered with a mix of pre-war shophouses, commercial complexes,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Argentine learns he was stolen as baby under dictators

    Maximiliano Ruiz was not expecting a call from Argentina's National Commission for the Right to Identity. He already knew his identity -- or so he thought.

    AFP News
  • A lot of new cars have an innovative transmission — but consumers don’t like it

    Honda The 2017 Honda HR-V is a small … Continued The post A lot of new cars have an innovative transmission — but consumers don’t like it appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Cops seize VIP’s Rolls Royce, Lamborghini

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — Kuala Lumpur police today said it confiscated two luxury cars valued at RM3.4 million belonging to a businessman with the title “Datuk Seri.” Kuala Lumpur police...

    The Malay Mail Online