• One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts

    One person was killed and at least two injured by twin near-simultaneous blasts in a park in central Japan on Sunday, the local fire department said. The explosions occurred at a park in Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Tokyo, shortly after 11:30 am (0230 GMT), a fire department spokesman said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts.

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  • Victory in sight, Clinton still grapples with negative views

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.

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  • Nasi Lemak Anak Dara sells 1,000 packets after PM’s mention

    SHAH ALAM, Oct 23 — Siti Hajjar Ahmad, 24, never dreamt that her little nasi lemak business would make it into national news, let alone receive the endorsement of Datuk Seri Najib Razak. But...

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  • Rooney takes swipe at 'United fan' Owen

    Manchester United star Wayne Rooney took a swipe at former team-mate Michael Owen for expressing support for his club's bitter rivals Liverpool. Owen has a foot in both camps after making his name during a glittering spell at Liverpool and also playing for United in the twilight of his career.

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  • Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

    SEATTLE (AP) — A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday.

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  • Rina, young Japanese model taking world by storm

    Aged just 17 and still living with her family, Rina Fukushi has seen more of the world than most Japanese schoolgirls. Discovered at 14, hailed by Vogue as "ultra-cool" and "eye-catching" with her enormous eyes, thick eyebrows and bee-sting lips, she is already the veteran of seasons in Paris, Milan and New York -- giving American models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner a run for their money. A girl who loves to rummage around vintage stores whenever she is travelling, she dresses for the interview in black -- mini skirt from Paris, turtleneck from Japan -- and brown handbag from Milan.

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  • China slams 'provocative' US sail-by in South China Sea

    China has slammed the US for sailing a warship near disputed territory in the South China Sea, saying the move was a "serious illegal act" and "deliberately provocative". In a statement on its website late Friday night, the country's defence ministry said two Chinese naval vessels warned off a US ship after it entered "Chinese territorial waters" near the Paracel Islands, known as Xisha in Chinese. China controls all of the islands, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan.

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  • Nasi Vanggey swamped after PM’s mention

    IPOH, Oct 23 — Barely a day after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak praised Nasi Vanggey in his Budget 2017 speech for its affordable prices, the outlet was swamped with people. The...

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  • We’re not the ones with a violent agenda, Bersih 2.0 chief tells Red Shirts leader

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 ― Maria Chin Abdullah who chairs Bersih 2.0 rubbished today a claim that the electoral watchdog had hired people to assault its own supporters for publicity. She emphasised...

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  • The 22 most active celebrity startup investors

    Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Justin Bieber. Venture capitalists … Continued The post The 22 most active celebrity startup investors appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Benitez's Newcastle make it five wins in a row

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United notched a fifth consecutive Championship victory as their bid to return to the top flight at the first attempt gathered pace on Saturday. Ayoze Perez needed just 60 seconds to put Rafa Benitez's team on course for a 3-0 triumph over Ipswich Town, their 10th win in 14 league games in a season that began with two defeats. Perez and Matt Ritchie were on target in the second half as Newcastle moved to 31 points, three ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town.

  • 11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

    Flickr/Microsoft Sweden Microsoft Excel just might be the … Continued The post 11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Taiwan beekeepers battle to cash in on pure honey buzz

    Under a shady starfruit tree Taiwanese beekeeper Jiang Hwan-bin tends his hives, pumping out pure honey for a rapidly growing market of health-conscious consumers. Jiang's family has been keeping bees for 80 years and he now manages 500 hives in the northwest county of Hsinchu. A string of food safety scandals in Taiwan has driven demand for clean, traceable produce, with pure honey seen as particularly beneficial -- whether stirred into water as a summer thirst-quencher or used as a sugar substitute in desserts.

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  • Vietnam to list beer companies in quest for cash

    Sloshed back at rowdy open-air "bia hoi" day and night, beer is Vietnam's tipple of choice and now its cash-strapped government is drawing on the nation's penchant for lager to raise billions of dollars by selling stakes in state-owned brewers. For Vietnam's government, beer is a logical place to start. "Vietnam has one of the fastest growing beer consumption markets in the world, and that's obviously an appeal," said Kevin Snowball, CEO of PXP Vietnam Asset Management in Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • Hamilton unaware of Mercedes' overnight sensations

    Lewis Hamilton admitted he was unaware his Mercedes team had worked through the night to deliver a car which carried him to a blistering pole position for Sunday's United States Grand Prix. The 31-year-old defending champion grabbed the 58th pole of his career, edging out teammate Nico Rosberg who leads the title race by 33 points with four races remaining. Hamilton, using a car with a new fuel injection system which was fitted overnight, said he had no idea about the repairs carried out by mechanics who worked until 4am to keep his title push on track.

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  • 17 Best Yishun & Sembawang Eateries: Foodie Secrets Only North-Dwellers know

    Who says there is nothing to eat in the north? Surely there must be something out there otherwise we north-dwellers would have starved… Many good eateries can be found in the north too, and since the area is so big, my humble list will cover areas in Yishun and Sembawang as for now. Hola! So to […] The post 17 Best Yishun & Sembawang Eateries: Foodie Secrets Only North-Dwellers know appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

  • Samsung SSD 960 Pro review: Raising the bar for SSDs

    Is this Samsung’s greatest SSD yet? For the past few years, Samsung’s annual Global SSD Summit meant one thing: a new flagship consumer SSD. If it isn’t obvious to you, Samsung is the world’s leader in flash memory.

  • Taylor Swift wins right to seal groping lawsuit photo

    Other "ordinary and mundane" documents in the case will be made available for public viewing.

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  • Somali pirates free 26 hostages held for nearly five years

    Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country's piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held hostage by Somali pirates, were taken captive when their Omani-flagged vessel was seized in March 2012 south of the Seychelles. "We are very pleased to announce the release of the Naham 3 crew early this morning," said John Steed, coordinator of the Hostage Support Partners (HSP) who helped negotiate their release.

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