• Mourinho bars Rooney from United escape

    Wayne Rooney will not be allowed to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window despite his frustrations at losing his starting place at Old Trafford and interest from his former club Everton. Ronald Koeman, in charge at the club Rooney left to join United in the summer of 2004, has become the first Premier League manager to express an interest in signing the England captain should Jose Mourinho be prepared to allow him to leave. Mourinho stated categorically not only will Rooney, 31, be told to forget leaving but he also expects the experienced veteran to play a key role in his attempts to return United to the top of the English game.

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  • Malaysia to buy navy vessels from China in blow to U.S.

    By Tom Allard and Joseph Sipalan MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when Prime Minister Najib Razak visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the country's Ministry of Defence. The text of a speech to be delivered by Malaysian defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein was posted on Facebook on Tuesday, but was later removed after Reuters asked a defence ministry spokesman for comment. The purchase of the patrol vessels, if it proceeds, would be Malaysia's first significant defence deal with China and comes amid rising tensions in the South China Sea and as the United States and China compete for influence in the region.

  • Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police

    MAKILALA, Philippines (AP) — Two months ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly read out the names of a town mayor and more than 150 other officials he accused of involvement in drug trafficking. On Friday, the mayor and nine of his men were killed in a clash with police, in the deadliest operation in Duterte's anti-drug crackdown.

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  • Nicole Scherzinger turned down nude movie role

    Nicole Scherzinger wishes nothing but success and happiness for ex Lewis Hamilton.

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  • Even Messi couldn't save S-League, says Pennant

    English footballer Jermaine Pennant fired a parting shot as he left his Singapore club, saying even Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi couldn't lift the moribund S-League. The former Arsenal and Liverpool winger, 33, made the comment as he departs Tampines Rovers after just nine months in the nine-team Singapore league. "No matter who you get, you could bring Messi here, yes, you'd attract fans but without money, and the government and the league helping out like they do with other sports, or what they do in other countries, it's not going to grow," he told the Straits Times newspaper.

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  • Young gunman who killed teenager in sandwich shop apologizes

    The parents of a teenage boy gunned down at a sandwich shop expressed grief and dismay on Friday during the sentencing of their son's killer to life in prison with no chance for parole. The sentencing ...

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  • The Latest: Clinton calls on FBI to release info on emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

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  • Group wants Muhyiddin investigated under OSA

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed classified information from Cabinet meetings when he spoke in Parliament this month, according to Malay NGO Jaringan Melayu Malaysia...

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  • Viral Japanese nonsense tune cops Guinness record

    A Japanese comedian's nonsense tune that became an internet sensation after Justin Bieber recommended it has entered the Guinness World Records as the shortest song to break into the Billboard Hot 100. The video for the 45-second long "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" has been viewed more than 67 million times since hitting YouTube in August, going viral after pop giant Bieber tweeted it as his "favourite video on the internet". "Without Justin's impact, I think only four people would have showed up in this room," he joked.

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  • I warm up my car when it’s cold — and I make no apologies about it

    Reuters It’s easier to scrape the windshield if … Continued The post I warm up my car when it’s cold — and I make no apologies about it appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Wenger fumes over Perez injury

    Arsene Wenger says Lucas Perez will be out of action for up to eight weeks after the Arsenal striker was targeted by a "stupid" challenge from Reading's Danzell Gravenberch. Gunners boss Wenger is furious that Gravenberch clattered Perez in Arsenal's 2-0 League Cup victory at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Perez will now miss a significant portion of Arsenal's campaign with an ankle problem and Wenger is frustrated that Dutch defender Gravenberch avoided punishment for the challenge.

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  • Satanic leader: After-school clubs send positive message

    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Satanic Temple is waging religious battles along a variety of fronts nationwide, and its co-founder says it's just getting started.

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  • Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng to be full ministers from 1 Nov

    Ong Ye Kung (left) and Ng Chee Meng (right). Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng will be promoted to full ministers, slightly more than a year after they were appointed acting ministers. Ong will be Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Ng will be Minister for Education (Schools), the same portfolios that they took on as acting ministers shortly after the September 2015 general elections.

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  • Trump name becomes liability in luxury NY real estate

    Trump Place Apartments are luxury living at one of New York's finest addresses, with marble floors, grand entrance halls, attentive doormen and magnificent views across the Hudson River. A group of residents from the complex on Riverside Drive -- on the Upper West Side, a wealthy, generally liberal enclave -- launched a petition two weeks ago to take down the large letters that spell out Trump on the front of the building. The New York billionaire's name is his core asset, emblazed on a dozen skyscrapers dotted around Manhattan, helping him amass a personal fortune that is partly bankrolling his bid for the Oval Office.

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  • Rafizi claims malice as regulators demand whistleblower group’s records

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — The Companies Commission of Malaysia’s (CCM) demand to view the financial records of the National Oversight and Whistleblowers Centre (NOW) may be politically motivated,...

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  • 2 Singaporeans named in book on 500 most influential Muslims

    Two prominent Singaporeans have made it into a book listing the world’s 500 most influential Muslims. Habib Hassan al-Attas, the imam of Ba’alwie Mosque, and Zainul Abidin Rasheed, former Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, were named in the 2017 edition of The Muslim 500, which features Muslims from around the world, ranging from politicians and social activists to musicians. Other prominent names in this year’s list include Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, Singapore-based Taiwanese scientist Jacki Yi-Ru Ying and Muhammad Ali, the late boxing champion.

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  • ‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfairly Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death

    According to the New York Times, Lee was 28 years old when a prop gun was improperly prepared and discharged at him from 20 feet away, firing a bullet into his stomach. X-rays showed that the bullet was lodged in Lee’s spine. The accident took place during a scene in which Lee walked through a doorway carrying a grocery bag.

    The Wrap
  • Dylan says Nobel left him 'speechless': Swedish academy

    Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win that he said left him "speechless". "The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless," he told the academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf usually hands out prizes and cheques to all the Nobel winners at a banquet on December 10.

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  • Verstappen suffers burning ambition in Mexico

    Max Verstappen’s colourful impact on Formula One continued on Friday when 24 hours after wishing for a quieter life in the cockpit his car was briefly engulfed in flames when his brakes caught fire. The incident happened in the morning practice session at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez where the Dutch teenager was seeking to bounce back from a troubled United States Grand Prix last Sunday which ended in retirement due to a car failure. “I think you can’t push in your in-lap and all in all, with those combinations, the brakes caught a bit of a fire." On Friday, Verstappen said he would be avoiding using team radio because he believed that he is targeted by broadcasters, wishing to air his comments more often than other drivers.

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  • Family sues Amazon over hoverboard that burned $1M house

    A family is suing Amazon for selling a hoverboard blamed for starting a fire that burned their $1 million home in Nashville. The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2eVcuWL ) that the Fox family's lawsuit ...

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