• Ibrahimovic gets Man Utd moving in Europa League

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed in a 69th-minute winner as Manchester United got their Europa League campaign off the ground with a laboured 1-0 home win over Zorya Luhansk on Thursday. Beaten 1-0 at Feyenoord in their Group A opener, Jose Mourinho's side struggled to break down their unadventurous Ukrainian opponents until the introduction from the bench of Wayne Rooney. The England captain's mishit shot was headed in by Ibrahimovic to leave United a point behind group leaders Fenerbahce, who visit Old Trafford on October 20.

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  • US stocks tumble on worries about Deutsche Bank

    Wall Street stocks tumbled Thursday on renewed worries about banks following a report on withdrawals from Deutsche Bank and a bruising Capitol Hill hearing with the head of Wells Fargo. The Dow Jones Industrial ...

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  • Rafael Nadal stops tennis match as mother searches for lost child in crowd

    There’s something about this that makes you just tear up. Maybe it’s the parent in you (if you are a parent) or maybe, in a time when the world seems to be at its own throat, you witness a moment when everyone is on the same side.

    Busted Racquet
  • Nicole Scherzinger blasts Calvin Harris cheating rumours

    The former Pussycat Dolls singer was spotted with the Scottish DJ in London back in July (16).

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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

    U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank ...

    Associated Press
  • Zika-related birth defects likely higher than anticipated - panel

    By Bill Berkrot BOSTON (Reuters) - The risk posed by the Zika virus to developing foetuses is likely far greater than current estimates suggest, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday. Microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which babies develop abnormally small heads, is one of a constellation of Zika-associated problems increasingly being seen in children born to mothers infected during pregnancy with the Zika virus. Other types of birth defects observed include seizures, deafness, blindness and a range of neurological and developmental abnormalities.

    Reuters
  • US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday that America's alliance with the Philippines was "ironclad," despite that country's president vowing a day earlier to end joint military exercises. "As it has been for decades, our alliance with the Philippines is ironclad," Carter said, addressing troops aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, docked in San Diego. On Wednesday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he would soon end joint military exercises with the United States.

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  • Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte

    By Karen Lema and Clare Baldwin MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months. Pacquiao, now a senator and a close ally of the president, also said Duterte was anointed by God to discipline the Filipino people and his authority must be respected. "The president, he doesn't know my experience with drugs," said Pacquiao, 37, adding he was confident it wouldn't damage their close relationship.

    Reuters
  • Rosetta spacecraft headed for comet suicide crash

    Europe's pioneering spacecraft Rosetta headed for a suicide crash Friday with the comet it has stalked for two years, nearing the end of an audacious quest to unravel the Solar System's mysteries. Sent by ground controllers on a leisurely, 14-hour freefall, Rosetta launched into a last-gasp spurt of science-gathering on the 19-kilometre (12-mile) journey to its icy comet tomb. "Next stop #67P!" the European Space Agency (ESA) tweeted, using a shortened version of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's full name.

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  • Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was on sister Kim

    The reality star made the embarrassing confession on his E! show Rob and Chyna.

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  • China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in S. China Sea

    China on Thursday warned Japan against "playing with fire" in the contested waters of the South China Sea, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the region. China also sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan on Monday as part of a group of more than 40 jets headed to train in the West Pacific. The move followed remarks by Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada this month that Tokyo would increase its engagement in the South China Sea through joint training with the US Navy, exercises with regional navies and capacity-building assistance to coastal nations.

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  • Don’t laugh, but your poo could actually be making you fat - here’s why

    People who have fewer strains of gut microbes seem to be fatter, the King’s College London researchers found. Dr Michelle Beaumont of King’s said: ‘This study has shown a clear link between bacterial diversity in faeces and markers of obesity and cardiovascular risk, particularly for visceral fat. King’s College London researchers looked at stool samples from 1,313British twins as part of their annual sampling to extract DNA information about faecal microbes.

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  • Najib’s lawyer says PM has right to sue in personal capacity

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak can still initiate civil suits in his personal capacity despite holding office as prime minister, his lawyer Datuk Hafarizam Harun said today....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Next PM will be chosen by 4th-generation ministers: Lee Hsien Loong

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said his successor will be chosen via consensus by the younger ministers. “They have to decide, because they have to support him, and help to make the system, make the team work,” said Lee, who was speaking during a dialogue session at the Nikkei International Conference in Tokyo on Thursday (29 September). The topic of leadership succession came to the fore again,following a recent poll commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, which showed Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam as the top choice among Singaporeans to succeed Lee as prime minister.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Penangite gets death sentence for lover’s Valentine’s Day murder

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 ― Penang-born Cheong Teik Keon, 33, was sentenced to death by the High Court today for murdering his 24-year-old girlfriend Tan Ching Chin in Alma, Bukit Mertajam on...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'Fed-up' judge in Derrick Rose civil rape case gives lawyers gag order

    Derrick Rose speaks during a June 24, 2016, news conference at Madison Square Garden in New York. At the final pretrial hearing before the scheduled start of the civil case alleging that Derrick Rose and two of his friends drugged a woman, broke into her apartment, and raped her while she was unconscious, the presiding judge on Thursday gave lawyers on both sides of the contentious, controversial and highly public matter a clear and concise directive: stop talking. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said Thursday he was inclined to issue a longer gag order in light of pretrial publicity about the case, which has included interviews with Rose’s accuser and her attorneys allowing a letter confirming a police investigation of her rape allegations to become public.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club can offer online betting in next two months

    Singapore Pools (Pools) and Singapore Turf Club (STC) are allowed to offer online betting services for their current products, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday (29 September).

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Football: Southampton's Black in 'corruption' firing line

    Southampton assistant manager Eric Black became the latest figure in English football to be accused of corruption Thursday in a newspaper sting that had already forced Sam Allardyce to quit as England boss. According to the Daily Telegraph, Black suggested that "a couple of grand" (�2,000, $2,593, 2,311 euros) might persuade a colleague at another club to pass on information about players to a company that wanted to represent footballers. Football Association rules ban such payments and state club officials such as Black should immediately report any potential breach to the FA, English football's governing body.

    AFP News
  • Paris Hilton: 'I've been burned too many times to trust new lovers'

    The hotel heiress will focus on professional affairs as she waits for 'The One' to arrive.

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  • New Jersey train rams into station, kills bystander, injures 108 others

    By Frank McGurty and Amy Tennery HOBOKEN, N.J. (Reuters) - A commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse. Witnesses described terrifying scenes as the front of the train smashed through the track stop at high speed and into the Hoboken terminal, toppling support columns and creating chaos at one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York City area. "We have no indication that this is anything other than a tragic accident but ... we're going to let the law enforcement professionals pursue the facts," New Jersey Governor Christie said at a news conference in Hoboken alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

    Reuters 10 mins ago