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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
  • Turkey escalates campaign against Syrian Kurds

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish jets and artillery struck U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Thursday, and Turkey's state-run news agency said as many as 200 militiamen were killed in a major escalation of Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.

    Associated Press
  • Guardiola defends Bravo and tactics after Barca thrashing

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola stood by his tactics -- and his humiliated goalkeeper Claudio Bravo -- after seeing his side thrashed 4-0 by former club Barcelona on a nightmarish return to the Nou Camp on Wednesday. Barca talisman and Guardiola's former talisman Lionel Messi gave Barca an early lead but City were still in the game until Bravo was sent off early in the second half after losing the ball to Luis Suarez and then handling his shot outside the box.

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

    The star prefers a simple and holistic beauty routine.

    Cover Media
  • Azealia Banks: 'I want an apology from Russell Crowe'

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

    Cover Media
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • NASA: Jupiter spacecraft detects problem, turns off camera

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

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Wenger tells in-form Arsenal to stay grounded

    Arsene Wenger warned his Arsenal stars not to get carried away after they gave another demonstration of their sky-high confidence with a 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets in the Champions League. Alexis Sanchez scored a sublime opener and Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were also on the scoresheet at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday before Mesut Ozil hit a second half hat-trick. With Arsenal top of their Champions League group after three matches and sitting pretty in the Premier League, where they are behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference, Wenger and company are finally feeling good about themselves after a troubled time last term.

    AFP News
  • Chinese billionaire in UN bribery case asks to explore NYC

    A Chinese billionaire confined to a luxury Manhattan apartment while awaiting trial in a United Nations bribery case is asking a judge to let him explore New York City a little. Ng Lap Seng, 68, would ...

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • MH370 hunters to probe underwater objects: Australia

    Investigators will deploy an underwater vehicle to take a closer look at objects found during a sonar survey of the southern Indian Ocean in the hunt for MH370, Australia said Wednesday, as it extended the search into next year. Malaysia Airlines MH370, a Boeing 777, disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 carrying 239 passengers and crew. Despite an extensive underwater search far off Western Australia's coast where investigators believe the plane crashed, no trace has been found there, although objects not linked to it such as shipping containers have been discovered.

    AFP News
  • A Complete Timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Photos)

    Ever since Nick Fury appeared in Tony Stark’s mansion eight years ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has exploded into a web of events that spans 13 movies and five TV series, with several more tales in the works. When the universe was created with the Big Bang, six powerful Infinity Stones were created: Space, Mind, Reality, Power, Soul, and Time. This cult of Hive followers becomes known as HYDRA.

    The Wrap
  • 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.