• A 900-horsepower electric utility van beat a Ferrari and a Nissan GT-R in a drag race

    The electric-car industry right now is, without a doubt, dominated by Tesla. By now, most people...

    Business Insider
  • US will 'pay the price' for putting anti-missile system in SKorea, Beijing says

    The U.S. and South Korea are "destined for a proper counter-attack" for their THAAD defense system deal, the Communist Party's mouthpiece says.

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  • Philippines' Pacquiao 'not sorry' for drug use

    Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday he owed his fans and countrymen no apology after admitting to having used illegal drugs. Pacquiao, a national hero and elected senator, is a high-profile endorser of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on crime that has left more than 3,000 people dead. "I'm not hiding the fact that I sampled those, but I was young, maybe 15 or 16 years old," he told reporters Friday as he trained for a November 5 Las Vegas fight against World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.

    AFP News
  • China's richest man serves up global badminton deal

    By Matthew Miller BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed an eight-year exclusive partnership with badminton's international governing body, the latest high-level deal by Wanda to expand its global sports footprint. Wanda signed the deal through its subsidiary, Swiss-based sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media, securing the exclusive sponsorship and media rights of major events of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). "Wanda will continue to develop our sports business," said Wang, chairman of the property and entertainment conglomerate, at a signing ceremony on Friday.

    Reuters
  • 'Brangelina' reach stop-gap deal over kids

    Angelina Jolie has reached a temporary agreement with Brad Pitt giving her custody of their six children and granting him visiting rights, reports said. Several celebrity gossip outlets reported on Friday that the divorcing couple were persuaded to agree to the detente by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Both will both get one-on-one counseling while Pitt has to undergo drug and alcohol testing, TMZ said, despite already voluntarily submitting to a test which came back negative.

    AFP News
  • Q&A: Will Deutsche Bank become the next Lehman?

    Germany's biggest bank is looking shaky and some investors fear it could collapse and endanger the wider financial system. Some even wonder whether it might become the next Lehman Brothers, the U.S. bank ...

    Associated Press
  • Hillary Clinton muses over Bernie Sanders' supporters in leaked audio recording

    Hillary Clinton was apparently looking for ways to appeal to supporters of Bernie Sanders during...

    Business Insider
  • Rafael Nadal stops tennis match as mother searches for lost child in crowd

    There’s something about this that makes you just tear up. Maybe it’s the parent in you (if you are a parent) or maybe, in a time when the world seems to be at its own throat, you witness a moment when everyone is on the same side.

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  • Joseph Schooling's gift to a blind masseur

    He's never met Singapore's Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling before, but Ismail Akbar Abdullah is eternally grateful to the 21-year-old.

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  • Tom Hanks 'haunted' by moment when he ignored his son

    Tom Hanks doesn't see himself as "brave" for supporting wife Rita Wilson's battle with breast cancer.

    Cover Media
  • GP resorts to protein shakes to help people who can’t afford to eat

    A GP has described how he has resorted to prescribing protein shakes to patients who are so poor they can’t afford to buy food. Dr Richard Ayres said he has seen a definite increase in the number of people suffering from malnutrition and has started prescribing high-calorie drinks usually given to people after surgery to help them get the nutrients they need. The GP,  who works at the Cumberland Surgery in Devonport, Plymouth - where recent research claimed one in 25 people cannot afford to feed themselves - said his move won’t solve the underlying issues behind food poverty but can go some way to helping some people.

    Ellen Manning
  • KL murder-suicide case: Couple had two other children who died

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — As police uncover more clues surrounding the grisly deaths of two children and their father in Kepong on Monday, investigations found the family had previously lost two...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Ku Nan: Riot imminent if Bersih and ‘red shirt’ protesters clash

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 ― A riot might happen in Malaysia if groups like Bersih 2.0 and the so-called “Red Shirts” keep on locking horns, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor warned today. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Petronas weighs sale to exit $27 billion Canada LNG project: sources

    Petronas, as the company is known, said in a statement on Saturday that it "categorically denied" the Reuters report on Friday that the company is considering the stake sale. "Petronas reiterates that, together with the project partners, it will study the conditions that come with the approval and conduct a total review of the project prior to making a decision on the next steps forward," the company said in a statement on Saturday. Petronas is weighing options for the project as a more than 50 percent slide in crude oil prices since the middle of 2014 has hit the group's profits and prompted cuts to capital expenditure and jobs.

    Reuters
  • Dutch summon Russian ambassador over MH17 comments

    Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has summoned Russia's ambassador over "unacceptable" comments by Moscow criticising a report into the downing of flight MH17, officials said on Friday. "Responding to the presentation of the initial findings... spokespersons for the Kremlin and the Russian foreign ministry and defence ministry questioned the professionalism, integrity and independence of the Dutch public prosecution service," the Dutch foreign ministry said. "The Russian ambassador was informed that unsubstantiated criticism like this is unacceptable," the ministry said in a statement, issued in The Hague.

    AFP News
  • Britney Spears ditched date because he 'looked like a lizard'

    Britney Spears prefers men who are nice and are not interested in playing mind games.

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  • 'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

    A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic. At 404 metres (1,325 feet) deep, the Hranicka Propast, a limestone abyss near the city of Hranice, beats out Italy's Pozzo del Merro cave that is 392 metres deep for the world record, Miroslav Lukas of the Czech Speleological Society told AFP.

    AFP News
  • Tianjin latest Chinese city to restrict property purchases

    The northern city of Tianjin has become the latest Chinese city to restrict property purchases, the city government said late on Friday, as second- and third-tier cities across the country try to cool rising home prices. In a statement posted on its website, the city said it would stop people who do not have the "hukou" residence permit for Tianjin from buying a second property in the downtown area. Tianjin is the newest second-tier city to introduce measures to restrict home purchases in response to surging home prices.

    Reuters
  • Leicester's Ranieri calls for consistency after mixed start

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has urged his players to stay focussed in matches and work better as a team in order to recapture the consistency that propelled them to an unexpected Premier League triumph last season. Leicester have endured a mixed start to the season and sit 12th in the Premier League having lost three of their opening six games, but they top their Champions League group after successive wins. In the Premier League we play so-so, and Champions League we've been good so far, but I want consistency.

    Reuters
  • Young mother killed when train crashed fought for life

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Fabiola Bittar de Kroon fought for her life as she lay trapped among the wreckage of the Hoboken Terminal.

    Associated Press