• Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.

    Associated Press
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  • Long queues of early birds form for Anime Festival Asia

    The halls for Anime Festival Asia may have only opened at 9am on Friday (27 November), but that did not stop hundreds of Japanese pop culture fans from turning up at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre hours ahead.

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  • Tom Holland Is Repeatedly Being Electrocuted As Part Of His Spider-Man Training

    How far would you go to become Spider-Man? It doesn’t really matter what you said because Tom Holland has got you beat, as the 19-year-old actor has revealed that he’s repeatedly being electrocuted during his training for the film. You’d have thought that Marvel Studios would have been more protective of their latest acquisition.

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  • From factory floor to record books for Leicester's Vardy

    In an age when youngsters are recruited by leading clubs before they have even mastered the art of shoelace-tying, Jamie Vardy's rise to prominence with Leicester City is an exceptional story. Five years ago, Vardy was playing amateur football for Stocksbridge Park Steels in England's seventh tier and working part-time at a factory making medical splints. Now he is an England international whose 13 goals have taken him clear of Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa and Wayne Rooney in the Premier League scoring charts and propelled Leicester to the top of the table.

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  • China profits, probes hit Shanghai as Asia mostly retreats

    A bigger-than-expected plunge in profits at China's industrial giants and a probe into brokerages sent shares in Shanghai tumbling Thursday, while more weak Japanese data dealt another blow to Tokyo's economic growth plan. The selling on China's trading floors was exacerbated by next week's expected restart of initial public offerings, which dealers fear will divert cash from established listings and soak up market liquidity. The figures are the latest to come out of China showing a broad slowdown in growth and are in spite of a series of measures to shore up the economy.

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  • Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay

    BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense.

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  • The brand new Huawei Mate 8 has an ultrapowerful processor

    The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has unveiled its new flagship phone, the Mate 8, a phablet with a groundbreaking powerful chipset. The design of this 4G compatible device is a continuation of the Huawei Mate 7. Huawei Mate 8 will run Android Marshmallow (6.0), with Huawei's own EMUI skin on top.

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  • After uproar, German town warms to refugees who took over church

    By Tina Bellon OBERHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - When Daniela Handwerk looked out of her window earlier this month and saw the church across the street being emptied out and turned into a refugee shelter, she panicked - and she was not alone. As news of the plan to house 50 refugees in the church and suspend Sunday services spread through this community on the outskirts of Oberhausen, in the Ruhr valley, angry residents pressed church and city officials to reconsider.

  • Syrian paper recounts rescue of downed Russian pilot

    Syrian special forces launched an operation "behind enemy lines" to rescue the surviving crew member of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey, Syria's Al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday. Al-Atira is an area of Latakia province, around 12 kilometres (eight miles) from the border with Turkey. Syrian forces launched the operation after Turkey downed the Russian jet on Tuesday morning, forcing the two-man crew to eject over rebel-held territory.

    AFP News
  • Liverpool, Spurs into last-32 as Celtic crash

    Liverpool and Tottenham reached the Europa League last 32 on Thursday while Scottish interest in continental competition came to another sobering end when Celtic were knocked out. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool defeated Bordeaux 2-1 at Anfield having endured the worst possible start when injury-plagued England striker Daniel Sturridge's comeback from a knee injury stalled when he hurt his foot in training. The English side then fell a goal down in the Group B clash in bizarre fashion after 33 minutes when goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was penalised for holding onto the ball for 20 seconds rather than the permitted six.

    AFP News
  • Chefs are wondering what is Singapore food

    What is Singapore food? Yesterday we met celebrity chef Aaron Craze, the host of  “The Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines season 3″ premiering on the Asian Food Channel on December 22, and the show’s judges, Chef Rob Pengson and Chef Fernando Aracama. We asked them one simple question – What is Singapore food? Their answers varied from Sambal Stingray to Laksa, Chili Crab, Black Pepper Crab, Carrot Cake and Bak Kut Teh and quite a few others. So the chefs behind HopHop Chef seek your opinion: What is Singaporean food for you? Give your vote, participate and we will figure it out together. If you can’t see the form below, please ANSWER HERE.   More exciting news on the Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines season 3 is coming soon, stay tuned! 2 0 Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre

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  • Remains found near Houston may be teen missing for 25 years

    WHARTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities near Houston have uncovered the possible remains of a 15-year-old girl who was missing for 25 years, after the family of a suspect in her death came forward with a tip, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • The XC90 gets a bad-boy makeover

    Volvo is launching a sportier, more aggressive-looking R-Design version of its flagship SUV. Inside, the seats are finished in black leather, there's a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel plus column-mounted paddle shifts for the transmission. Nick Connor, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: "The launch of the XC90 R-Design makes our premium seven-seat SUV even more distinctive and dynamic than before.

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  • Earthprints - Beijing's super commutes reflect a city bulging at the seams

    The commute for millions of people living in and around Beijing is a daily grind that is ever more time-consuming, costly and crowded as residents dodge, push and elbow their way onto buses and subways. Indeed, expansion over the next 15 years will put the Chinese capital at the centre of a new mega-city, as it integrates with the port city of Tianjin and neighbouring Hebei province, officials say. Given the existing commuter woes in Beijing, some critics are raising questions about urban sprawl and the potential environmental impact of the megacity.

  • Is sharing this unfortunate picture becoming a new Thanksgiving 'tradition'?

    In 2012, a Spider-Man float fell on an Uncle Sam float during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, created possibly the worst kind of imagery imaginable.

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  • Rome banishes centurions, rickshaws over tourist scams

    After two millennia, the last centurions have finally been banished from Rome. As of Thursday men who dress up as soldiers of the ancient empire and offer to pose for tourist snaps in return for cash were banned from the streets around the Colosseum and the rest of the Eternal City. Drivers of bicycle-drawn rickshaws and touts selling bus tours or tickets to historic monuments were also outlawed under a decree issued by city commissioner Francesco Paolo Tronca.

    AFP News
  • Saudi says military option in Syria still viable

    Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that a military option in Syria was still viable and support for the opposition fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad would continue. Speaking at a news conference with visiting Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, Jubeir also said Riyadh was in contact with various Syrian opposition groups about a potential meeting in the kingdom to unify their position ahead of upcoming peace talks in Vienna. "The military option is still viable and the support to the Syrian opposition is still continuing," Jubeir told the news conference.

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  • Storm in a herbal cup: Indonesian elixirs get a modern twist

    Indonesians have for generations taken herbal medicine, known locally as "jamu", as a remedy for common ailments, and many children's early memories include being forced to gulp down concoctions of ingredients such as ginger and turmeric. "Why should I pay five times more for something that's essentially the same?

    AFP News