• As Duterte embraces China, Japan's Abe set to roll out warm welcome

    By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans private personal meetings with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Tokyo next week, three sources said, seeking to keep him onside with U.S.-led efforts to contain Beijing's South China Sea ambitions. With Duterte winding up a trip to China where he announced his "separation" from the United States, Abe faces a delicate task to promote the closely aligned security goals of Tokyo and Washington without pushing the Philippine leader deeper into Beijing's embrace.

  • Thai junta fines former PM Yingluck, orders assets seized over failed rice scheme

    Thailand's ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the military junta that overthrew her has ordered her assets seized and fined her 35 billion baht ($996.87 million) over a rice subsidy scheme critics say haemorrhaged billions of dollars. The scheme, which paid farmers above market rates for their rice, was a flagship policy of Yingluck's administration and helped sweep her to office in a 2011 general election. After her 2014 overthrow, Yingluck was charged with criminal negligence over the rice subsidy scheme and is now fighting the charges in court.

  • PM tells poor Malaysians to be Uber drivers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — More Malaysians, especially those in the B40 (Bottom 40) income group, should be Uber drivers, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. He recommended Malaysians...

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  • Mata may turn into Mourinho's 'Special Juan' after all

    By Claire Bloomfield LONDON (Reuters) - When Jose Mourinho was appointed Manchester United manager in the close season, Spain playmaker Juan Mata could have been forgiven for being less than enthused. Mourinho, the so-called 'Special One', dropped the double Chelsea Player of the Year during his time at Stamford Bridge before selling him to United in January 2014 for a then club record fee of 37 million pounds ($45.37 million). Mata was adored by Chelsea fans but the Portuguese seemed to feel differently about him.

  • Employee redundancy – what is the Singapore government doing about it?

    After graduating and securing employment, many individuals find little time to pursue higher education. They get completely caught up in the daily routine of commuting […]

    ZUU online
  • Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died

    Much-loved fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died at the age of 38.

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  • Obama calls for 'big' win to repudiate 'dangerous' Trump

    President Barack Obama eviscerated would-be successor Donald Trump Thursday for threatening not to concede if he loses next month's election, calling for a thumping Democratic victory to repudiate his "dangerous" claims of a rigged vote. Trump cast the United States into uncharted political waters by suggesting he may not recognize the result of the November 8 presidential election and could launch a legal challenge if Hillary Clinton wins. "Of course I will accept a clear election result, but I will also reserve my right to contest and file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result," he said dangling his concession.

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  • Abu Sayyaf attacks S. Korean ship, abducts skipper, crewman

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have abducted a South Korean skipper and a Filipino crewman from a South Korean cargo ship in the latest such attacks that have sparked a security alarm in the busy regional sealanes, military officials said Friday.

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  • Shailene Woodley: 'My arrest serves a greater cause'

    The Divergent star has called for Americans to stand up and pay attention to the effects of environmental disasters.

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  • Kanye West blasts Jay Z: 'I can't take this anymore'

    The once-close rappers will never record a Watch The Throne 2, according to Kanye.

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  • $47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company

    British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming ...

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  • Kids, 3 and 5, found dead, dad in hospital under police guard

    Two children have been found dead inside a house in Perth's north.

    The West Australian
  • Look up! Facial recognition may soon replace MRT fare cards for Singapore commuters

    Commuters will be charged through post-paid methods such as credit cards Singapore commuters might soon be able to ditch their MRT fare cards and/or rely less on EZ-Link cards. The Straits Times today reported that Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics has plans to roll out a facial recognition system that will identify commuters passing through the gates and charge... The post Look up! Facial recognition may soon replace MRT fare cards for Singapore commuters appeared first on e27.

  • Canada walks out as EU trade talks founder

    Canada walked out of talks Friday meant to save a massive trade deal with the European Union, unable to break a deadlock with a small Belgian region that has been defying multinational efforts to have ...

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  • Chinese takeovers are a defeat for Italian football, says Buffon

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has railed against the influx of Far East money into Serie A and said the sales of Inter Milan and AC Milan to Chinese investors are a defeat for Italian football. China's president Xi Jinping is looking to expand the country's global presence in the sport, and Chinese investors have struck a series of eye-catching deals for European clubs this year. Electronics retailer Suning bought nearly 70 percent of Inter Milan in June for 270 million euros ($295.97 million), while a consortium of Chinese investors signed a preliminary agreement in August to buy Inter's city rivals AC Milan.

  • Investors hit sell button on Nintendo's new console

    Investors hit the sell button on Nintendo shares Friday as gamers and analysts were left underwhelmed by a sneak peek at the videogame giant's long-awaited new console. One company watcher called the Nintendo Switch "disappointing", while gamers were left wondering how much it would cost and whether it was compatible with smartphones. In a three-minute video posted on its YouTube channel Thursday, Nintendo unveiled the hybrid machine which can be played at home and on the go, thanks to a removable screen with the controllers attached.

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  • Shania Twain: 'Discipline keeps me thin'

    The country star admits carbs make her weak in the knees.

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  • Netflix joins ranks of U.S. tech companies admitting they can’t conquer China

    China’s challenging regulatory and legal landscape makes it tricky for companies eager to tap the potential of the world’s most populous country and second-biggest economy.

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  • Doctor's will comment was turning point in Phil Collins' alcohol battle

    The singer still regrets falling on his face while drunk in front of his sons.

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  • More dents on motivational speaker Azizan Osman’s college credentials

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Another local institution has rubbished a claim made regarding prominent motivational speaker Azizan Osman's education status, clarifying that he is not a PhD student...

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