• 911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

    Friends and relatives of patrons trapped in a gay Florida nightclub where a mass shooting left 49 people dead asked police dispatchers why it was taking so long for their loved ones to be rescued. Audio ...

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  • Singapore confirms Zika spread; U.S. and other countries issue travel warnings

    By Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant to avoid travel to the city-state. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has caused explosive outbreaks in the Americas and the Caribbean since late last year, poses a particular risk to pregnant women because it can cause microcephaly, a severe birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. On Tuesday, the United States warned pregnant women not to travel to Singapore, joining Australia, Taiwan and South Korea.

  • Arsenal defender Chambers joins Middlesbrough on loan

    LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal defender Calum Chambers signed for Premier League rivals Middlesbrough on a season-long loan on Tuesday. The 21-year-old joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2014 but has failed to establish a regular first-team place. He has won three England caps. "Calum was the player we were waiting for and he's going to help us a lot," Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka said in a statement. Chambers was named last week in the England Under-21 squad to face Norway in next month's Euro 2017 qualifier. (Reporting by Mark Greaves; Editing by Tony Jimenez)

  • Philippine military ramps up Abu Sayyaf offensive

    The Philippine military deployed thousands of extra troops on Tuesday to destroy an Islamic extremist group notorious for kidnapping foreigners, after 15 soldiers were killed, authorities said. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his security forces to wipe out the Abu Sayyaf, which has declared allegiance to the Islamic State group and recently beheaded two Canadian hostages. Fifteen troops were killed and another 10 were injured in a single encounter with the Abu Sayyaf on Monday, regional military spokesman Major Filemon Tan said.

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  • Mel C: 'I will never be a part of Spice Girls reunion'

    The 42-year-old confessed it was one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make.

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  • The Punjabi in Yap Ah Loy’s temple in KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Like the 152-year-old Sin Sze Si Ya temple she takes care of, Ranjit Kaur is a bit of a “hidden gem.” The temple is set back from the busy Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and most...

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  • Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis

    By Erik Kirschbaum and Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to be published on Wednesday. Merkel, who has faced criticism in Germany for launching her policies of welcoming refugees a year ago, also told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that Germany and the EU will need patience and endurance in dealing with migration of people to Europe. "There are political issues that one can see coming but don't really register with people at that certain moment - and in Germany we ignored both the problem for too long and blocked out the need to find a pan-European solution," she said.

  • Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill

    The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest ...

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  • Hull in double swoop for Mason and Keane

    Hull City made a double swoop for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason and Manchester United striker Will Keane on Tuesday. No financial details were disclosed but the Premier League club said they had broken their previous record fee of 10 million pounds ($13.08 million) for England international Mason. Injuries restricted him to eight league appearances for Spurs last season and he has not featured under Mauricio Pochettino in the new campaign.

  • Selena Gomez taking time off to focus on health

    The pop star reveals she has been suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

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  • Alleged drug lord, wife gunned down in Aklan

    Three days after turning himself in to authorities to deny his links to illegal drugs, a businessman was mortally wounded by gunmen who also shot dead his wife shortly after the couple disembarked from a vessel at a port in Malay, Aklan before dawn yesterday. Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam had just disembarked from a 2Go roll-on-roll-off vessel at the Caticlan Jetty Port when the attack occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Odicta, also known by the moniker “Dragon,” was earlier identified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA-6) as one of two top drug dealers operating mainly in the province of Iloilo.

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  • 6 government ministries that would panic if Godzilla came to Singapore

    One of the ironic parts about “Shin: Godzilla” (aka “Godzilla: Resurgence”) is how the Japanese government reacts to Godzilla’s arrival. Which ministries would be panicking at Godzilla’s resurgence? Godzilla is radioactive.

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  • Nazri calls Syed Sadiq just ‘little boy’, not worthy of response

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 ― Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today said he was uninterested in answering Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over his criticism of Umno, saying the...

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  • China`s leading train maker launches operation in India

    China CRRC Corporation Ltd, the country's largest rail transportation equipment maker, announced onAugust 20 its first joint venture plant in India started operation. It is the first time for the company to open a plant in south Asia where one of the world's most comprehensive rail system spans. CRRC is also the first foreign company to set up assembly line of rail transportation equipment in India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his ambitious "Made in India" campaign in 2014, the company said in a press release.

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  • Merdeka won by tact, not force

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — When the clock struck 12 last night, it signalled the 59th year of good chemistry between the races forged by first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In crying out...

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  • Fergie credits husband for her comeback

    The former Black Eyed Peas singer took a break from the limelight in 2011 because she was exhausted.

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  • Nepal bans Indian police couple for faking Everest climb

    Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on an Indian couple who faked photographs purporting to show them at the top of Mount Everest, an official said on Tuesday. Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, both police constables, said they reached the top of the world's highest mountain on May 23. Nepal's tourism department initially certified their claim but later conducted an investigation.

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  • 500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm in unusual case

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — How do you steal 500 cows?

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  • Traffic personnel can seize `8` car plates – Speaker

    His pronouncement was in line with his recent memorandum directing the “immediate recall of all protocol plates issued during the 16th Congress (from July 2013 to June 2016) and earlier” following persistent reports of abuse by some owners. In an interview over dzMM, Alvarez stressed that these car plates were expired, and those using it could be held accountable. He also disclosed that he is personally against the use of special plates, relating that he never did so even when he was a neophyte congressman and secretary of the then Department of Transportation and Communications, though he was entitled to use license plate number “6” for Cabinet members.

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  • In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although...

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