• Under Iraqi town, IS militants built network of tunnels

    Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ...

    Associated Press
  • NBA: Warriors thrash Lakers to clinch record start to NBA season

    Stephen Curry scored 24 points as the Golden State Warriors set a new record for the longest unbeaten start to an NBA season with a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers here Tuesday. Reigning MVP Curry turned on the style as the Warriors extended their perfect start to 16 games, surpassing the previous best of 15-0 they had shared with the 1993-94 Houston Rockets and 1948-49 Washington Capitols. A sell-out crowd at the Oracle Arena had come to see the NBA champions make history and the outcome never looked in doubt from the outset against a Lakers side who slumped to 2-12 with the loss.

    AFP News 38 mins ago
  • Tensions soar as Turkey shoots down Russian plane

    Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border, sending tensions spiralling as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ankara its "stab in the back" would have serious consequences. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance stood by member Turkey after the incident, but echoed appeals for calm from other world leaders as fears grow of clashes between coalition and Russian planes in the skies over Syria. "We stand in solidarity with Turkey and support the territorial integrity of our NATO ally, Turkey," Stoltenberg said after an emergency meeting of all 28 members requested by Ankara.

    AFP News
  • Train service between Yishun and Bishan disrupted due to power fault

    An early morning power fault on the North South Line disrupted train services between Yishun and Bishan on Wednesday.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

    For the last two weeks Thai and Chinese planes have been taking part in the inaugural joint air force drill, an exercise culminating later this week with a performance by Beijing's acrobatic air team. For Group Captain Chanon Mungthanya, a Royal Thai Air Force spokesman involved in the drill at Korat, it is a valuable opportunity to interact with his Chinese counterparts. Historically, Thailand has been one of Washington's staunchest military allies in Southeast Asia and could have expected to see that relationship blossom under US President Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia.

    AFP News
  • 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and lessons learned

    Startup success stories are mostly talked about. How about failed startups? Here’re 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and why they they didn’t survive.

    Tech in Asia
  • Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh police have arrested five men over the suspected murder of a Japanese businesswoman who is believed to have been buried in a graveyard under a false name, an officer said Tuesday. Police suspect Hiroe Miyata, 60, who lived in Bangladesh, was interred last month in the capital Dhaka under a fake identity after officers examined records at the Muslim graveyard. Authorities began investigating after the woman's mother in Japan reported her missing to the Japanese embassy in Dhaka on November 19.

    AFP News
  • Beaming Messi back playing like he was never away

    Barcelona kept winning during Lionel Messi's injury absence but the fans were still clearly delighted to have him back on Tuesday and he rewarded their patience with a signature performance against AS Roma. The Argentina forward, making his first start since he damaged a knee at the end of September, played as if he had never been away in the holders' 6-1 Champions League Group E drubbing of the Italian side at the Nou Camp, netting a double and generally running the show. The familiar chants of "Messi! Messi! Messi!" rang out around the giant stadium and the beaming smile on his face, which shows he is back enjoying what he does best, is an ominous sign for Barca's rivals.

  • The 6 Best Items to Buy From Target Now That They Ship to Singapore

    Ten years ago, Singaporeans had to flock overseas to shop at H&M and Uniqlo. These days, we have almost every retail option we could hope for on our shores except… except… Target. But shopping addicts ...

  • Pamela Anderson on marriage: 'I'll never marry again'

    Pamela Anderson is putting the past behind her.

    Cover Media
  • Mourinho says doused halftime row with Costa with 'kisses and cuddles'

    (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he and striker Diego Costa have made up with "kisses and cuddles" after their halftime row in Tuesday's 4-0 Champions League win over Israeli opponents Maccabi Tel Aviv. Mourinho took issue with Costa's lack of movement in the first-half but the Spain international went on to finish the match after the 52-year-old Portuguese displayed a more tender side in the dressing room. Costa was involved in the major flashpoint of the first-half, after he was chopped down by a terrible challenge from Maccabi's Tal Ben Haim, which led to the former Chelsea defender receiving his marching orders.

    Reuters 55 mins ago
  • Jennifer Lawrence has no problem cutting fake friends out of her inner circle

    Jennifer Lawrence is happy to have a very small circle of friends that she trusts.

    Cover Media
  • Antarctica Is Gaining Ice, So Why Is the Earth Still Warming?

    NASA recently released a study suggesting that the Antarctic Ice Sheet is gaining more ice than it is losing — a finding that, at first blush, seems to contradict the idea of global warming. So, how can Antarctica be gaining ice mass in a warming world where ice sheets are collapsing and the melting is predicted to increase sea levels across the globe?

  • MH370 hunt moves to where British pilot believes it crashed

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • How to fly free forever: Put $170 million on your AmEx

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn't exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.

    Associated Press
  • Attackers storm Indian army camp in Kashmir

    Armed militants stormed an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir Wednesday near the heavily militarised border that divides the disputed territory with Pakistan, police said. "Three to four suicide attackers entered an army unit headquarters," superintendent of police, Aijaz Ahmed told AFP. "In the ongoing exchange of fire one army man has been injured." Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

    AFP News
  • Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

    A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues — possibly ...

    Associated Press
  • Officer charged with murder in teen's death; video released

    A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could ...

    Associated Press
  • Almost 16 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS programme said on Tuesday. Estimates show new HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent since the peak of the three-decade-old pandemic in 2000, and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42 percent since a peak in 2004, UNAIDS said in a report timed for release before World Aids Day on Dec. 1. Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment," Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS' executive director, told reporters at a briefing.

  • Youngest US chess master, 10: I've got to work on my endgame

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — At age 10, Maximillian Lu is the youngest-ever chess master in the U.S. Even so, he sees room for improvement.

    Associated Press