• China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang

    The Founding Partner of Linear Venture tells Echelon Thailand attendees what he thinks about Chinese investors, entrepreneurs and the market China is three to five years ahead of Southeast Asia, says Harry Wang, Founding Partner, Linear Venture, in a fireside chat moderated by Kevin McSpadden, Correspondent, e27. The discussion, held at Echelon Thailand in Bangkok,... The post China is 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia: Harry Wang appeared first on e27.

  • US knew flight path of plane downed by Turkey: Putin

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border. "The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes' flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time," Putin said at a joint press conference with French counterpart Francois Hollande in the Kremlin. Ahead of the Hollande talks, Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traded barbs, with the Russian leader saying he was waiting for an apology and Erdogan ruling out any such move.

    AFP News
  • Forget Penang, head for Sungai Petani

    It’s a one hour ride back to the old world charms of a little delicious town

  • Anelka says he 'won't be back' in India

    Much-travelled French striker Nicolas Anelka has admitted he is likely to be on the move once more after his Mumbai City team failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Indian Super League. The former French international, who is a player-coach, accused his charges of a lack of fighting spirit after a 1-1 home draw against bottom-placed Kerala Blasters on Thursday night effectively ended their season. You have to speak to the team management," a dejected Anelka was quoted as saying during a post-match press conference.

    AFP News
  • Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.

    Associated Press
  • 5 Practical Ways To Use Money From Your CPF Ordinary Account

    Understand how you can (wisely) use the money in your CPF Ordinary Account. The post 5 Practical Ways To Use Money From Your CPF Ordinary Account appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • Migrants arrive in Indonesia after Australian turn-back: police

    Sixteen asylum seekers have come ashore in Indonesia after their boat was turned back from Australia, police said on Friday, prompting fresh concern from Jakarta over Canberra's tough immigration policies. An Australian navy boat had reportedly been spotted last week towing an Indonesian fishing vessel away from the Australian territory of Christmas Island. Australia denies resettlement to political refugees arriving on boats and turns vessels back when it is safe to do so, despite criticism of the hardline policy.

    AFP News
  • Hopes for Singapore resurgence as Malaysian partnership ends

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fifty years ago Malaysian and Singapore parted ways to form two separate countries, a decision that helped to kick start the economic miracle that subsequently took place in the Lion City.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Gregory Wakeman
  • Germany arrrests man who may have sold guns to Paris attackers

    Prosecutors in the southern German city of Stuttgart confirmed on Friday they had arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of arms dealing but declined to comment on a report that he may have supplied the militants in Paris with four guns. "I can confirm that a man is in custody on suspicion of arms trading," a spokesman for the prosecutor in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg told Reuters, adding that the arrest had been made on Tuesday. Earlier on Friday, German newspaper Bild reported that the man was suspected of selling four weapons to the militants who killed 130 people in Paris on Nov. 13.

  • The Latest: Black Friday

    Shoppers had a bit of a buying appetizer on Thanksgiving, but the question remains whether they'll feast on deals on the day after the holiday. Big chains that include Macy's, J.C. Penney, Wal-Mart and ...

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  • No One Follows Her To The Abortion Clinic. Not Even Her Boyfriend. #ShortFilm

    This article No One Follows Her To The Abortion Clinic. Not Even Her Boyfriend. appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. Eunae is burdened with a heavy secret: she’s pregnant. It’s the last thing the straight-laced high schooler needs, since she’s on her way to college. She has made up her mind about the abortion, but she’s scared and emotionally burdened by the prospect. She’s also alone. Everything is planned for the surgery – her mum […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

  • 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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  • New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Is Thanksgiving Treat

    Anyway, a new trailer was released—on Thanksgiving, of all days. The trailer opens on a wide shot of Kylo Ren, the new bad guy. You can tell he’s bad because it’s pretty dark and everything is tinted red. Also, if you’re a big Star Wars fan (Did I mention that I am?), you’ll recognize he’s standing on the bridge of an Imperial Star Destroyer.

    Newsweek UK
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • 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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  • 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
  • Sitex 2015 preview: Year-end tech deals galore!

    Nov 19, 1pm: Added Jabra and Aftershock. 8pm: Added Audio-Technica, J2, ViewSonic. Nov 20: Added Beats. Nov 22, 9pm: Added Foscam, MSI, Hiti, QNAP, Synology. Nov 24: Added Creative, D-Link, Seagate. Nov 25: Added Maka, Treoo, Wacom. Nov 26: Added Acer, Garmin, Samsung. Added Canon, Epson, Fuji Xerox. Added Olympus, Toshiba.  In search of the best year-end tech deals