• Bayern's Lewandowski honoured for five-goal haul

    Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was officially honoured by the Guinness Book of Records on Monday after his stunning five-goal haul in a single Bundesliga match sent four records tumbling. Lewandowski needed just eight minutes, 59 seconds to score five goals after coming off the bench in the second-half of Bayern's 5-1 drubbing of Wolfsburg in Munich on September 22 for the German league leaders. "It was an historic night for me," said Lewandowski after being presented with four certificates.

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  • Katie Holmes: 'I regret nothing'

    Katie Holmes wouldn't change anything in her life, insisting she has learnt from everything she has been through.

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  • HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.

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  • Australia gets three bidders for huge submarine contract

    Three international bidders are seeking a contract worth up to Aus$50 billion (US$36 billion) to build a next-generation submarine fleet for Australia, it was confirmed Monday. Submissions have been received from DCNS of France, Germany's TKMS and the Japanese government, Australia's Defence Minister Marise Payne announced as the deadline closed. The contract is to replace the nation's current diesel and electric-powered Collins Class submarines.

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  • Everton paid the price for celebrating too much - Howard

    (Reuters) - Everton were guilty of celebrating Ross Barkley's late goal for too long as Bournemouth snatched a dramatic 3-3 draw in the eighth minute of stoppage time on Saturday, goalkeeper Tim Howard said. Everton went into the interval 2-0 up, but Bournemouth drew level only for Barkley to strike in the fifth minute of stoppage time to send players and fans running on to the pitch in wild celebrations. Referee Kevin Friend added on extra minutes after the pitch invasion giving Bournemouth's Junior Stanislas the opportunity to grab an unlikely equaliser.

  • Psy says 'no chance' of another Gangnam Style success

    "Gangnam Style" star Psy acknowledged Monday that he could never repeat the phenomenal global success of his 2012 hit, but said he was perfectly happy being "just another" K-pop artist. The quirky South Korean singer was catapulted to unlikely international stardom after the "Gangnam Style" music video, with its invisible horse-riding dance, went viral. The song -- a satire of the luxury lifestyle of residents in Seoul's glitzy Gangnam district -- remains the most-watched video of all time on YouTube, with more than 2.4 billion views.

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  • At NATO, Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey's prime minister dismissed on Monday any suggestion Ankara should apologise for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after winning strong NATO support for the right to defend itself. Six days after NATO member Turkey shot down the Russian bomber in the first known incident of its kind since the Cold War, calls for calm have gone largely unheeded as Ankara refuses to back down and Russia responds with sanctions. "No country should ask us to apologise," Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters following a meeting with NATO's secretary general at alliance headquarters in Brussels.

  • Ex-Malaysia envoy guilty of New Zealand indecent assault

    A former Malaysian diplomat pleaded guilty Monday to the indecent assault of a New Zealand woman, with a court hearing he burst into her bedroom naked from the waist down. Mohammed Rizalman bin Ismail was a military attache at Malaysia's Wellington embassy when the incident happened last year, and the case caused outrage when he fled to his homeland citing diplomatic immunity. Rizalman was eventually extradited to face the New Zealand courts and had pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and burglary.

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  • For some people, the older the smartphone, the better

    Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry ...

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  • Barca file complaint against former Real players

    Barcelona have filed a formal complaint against two former Real Madrid players turned pundits after they suggested Barca forward Neymar deserved the kick he received from Real midfielder Isco in this month's La Liga 'Clasico'. Isco, who had come on as a substitute 10 minutes into the second half of Barca's 4-0 win at the Bernabeu, lashed out in apparent frustration at Neymar in the 85th minute and was shown a straight red card. According to Barca, former Real players Manolo Sanchis and Poli Rincon "publically and repeatedly justified the aggression" on Spanish radio and the club said on Monday they had filed a complaint with a Spanish government commission that seeks to combat violence in sport.

  • CPF interest rates of up to 3.5 per cent extended

    Central Provident Fund (CPF) members will continue to earn interest rates of up to 3.5 per cent per annum on their Ordinary Account (OA) monies from 1 January to 31 March in 2016.

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  • Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: minister

    A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday. Yaalon's comments come amid deep concern over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which claims it strayed over the Syrian border into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings to change course. Moscow denies the allegations.

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  • Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned

    The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides ...

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  • 'Fast and Furious' French trafficker arrested in Bangkok

    BANGKOK (AP) — A French drug trafficker who was part of a notorious international network that authorities say copied tactics from Hollywood's "Fast and Furious" films was arrested in Bangkok, officials said Monday.

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  • Spielberg wants new 'Indiana Jones' film before Ford 'hits 80'

    Film director Steven Spielberg said Monday that he would love to shoot a fifth "Indiana Jones" film before the hero of the series, Harrison Ford, hits 80. The Hollywood legend told French radio RTL that he was itching to make another episode of the adventures of the fictional archaeologist that began 34 years ago with "Raiders of the Lost Ark". "I am hoping one day to make it to an Indiana Jones V. I would hope to make it before Harrison Ford is 80 and I get much older," said Spielberg, who is himself 68.

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  • Japanese manga artist Mizuki dies at 93

    Award-winning Japanese cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki, known for his comics of ghosts and monsters inspired by folklore and for his accounts of World War II horrors, died Monday at 93, his office said. Mizuki, whose real name was Shigeru Mura, was hospitalised in early November after he collapsed in Tokyo, the office said on its website. The native of Tottori prefecture in western Japan began his career as a cartoonist after surviving World War II during which the conscripted Japanese soldier lost his left arm in a US air strike.

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  • 5 Insurance Sales Tactics that Singaporeans Keep Falling For

    It is time to educate yourself on common sales tactics to avoid falling for them. The post 5 Insurance Sales Tactics that Singaporeans Keep Falling For appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • One of the hottest gift items this Christmas just got a huge endorsement from Wall Street

    Mike Mozart/Flickr Wearables are one of the hottest … Continued The post One of the hottest gift items this Christmas just got a huge endorsement from Wall Street appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • 8 Lessons To Learn From Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO & World’s Youngest Billionaire

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  If Silicon Valley had a bad boy icon, it would be Evan Spiegel. The CEO and co-founder of Snapchat shot to the limelight when the app became wildly popular, with 100 million daily … The post 8 Lessons To Learn From Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO & World’s Youngest Billionaire appeared first on Vulcan Post.

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  • Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.

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