• Turkish military says it didn't know downed jet was Russian

    Turkey's military said Wednesday it did not know the warplane it shot down on the Syrian border was Russian, adding that it was ready for "all kinds of cooperation" after Moscow called the incident a "planned provocation". In a statement issued after tensions surged between Ankara and Moscow and Turkey's NATO allies appealed for calm, the Turkish armed forces said they had made significant efforts to find and rescue the two pilots after shooting down the jet on Tuesday. The sole surviving pilot said he had received no warning and the aircraft did not violate Turkish air space, prompting the Turkish army to release audio recordings it said showed the Russian jet was repeatedly warned to change course.

    AFP News
  • United draw leaves Champions League hopes in balance

    Manchester United endured a frustrating night when they were held to a goalless draw by PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on Wednesday, squandering the opportunity to seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League. United would have qualified with a win, but their hopes are now in the balance with the top three teams in Group B separated by only two points with one match to play. United, who have eight points, have to visit leaders VfL Wolfsburg, who have nine, on Dec. 8 when only a win might be good enough.

  • US Republicans move to dump Trump

    Many say the populist crazy talk is typical of the White House primaries, but Republican frontrunner Donald Trump's increasingly incendiary remarks are leading some conservatives to brand him a "fascist" and party rivals to ramp up attacks against him. Republican experts are warning that Trump could do lasting damage to the GOP, and that his nomination in the party primaries would essentially hand the presidency to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Establishment conservatives even took the unfathomable step of using the F-word against a member of their own party.

    AFP News
  • #EndofKobe: sun setting on NBA's Bryant

    While Stephen Curry looks forward to more record-breaking exploits on the horizon, the sun is setting rapidly on Kobe Bryant. As a study in contrasting fortunes, it doesn't get much starker than the chasm that separated Curry and the Golden State Warriors as they romped past Bryant and the hapless Lakers on Tuesday. Curry, the reigning NBA MVP, was his usual bewitching self in a 111-77 blowout, scoring 24 points as Golden State entered the record books to seal the longest unbeaten start to a season in history at 16-0.

    AFP News
  • Yahoo's CEO is running out of time to turn things around

    Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade. ...

    Associated Press
  • Kylie Minogue's new boyfriend makes her go 'all gooey'

    Kylie Minogue is so smitten with new toyboy Joshua Sasse she goes "all gooey" any time his name is mentioned.

    Cover Media
  • Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market

    The chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained ...

    Associated Press
  • Former boxing champ shot to death during robbery in Atlanta

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former cruiserweight boxing champion O'Neil "Supernova" Bell was shot to death during a robbery as he exited a public transit bus in Atlanta early on Wednesday, police said. An officer found Bell, 40, lying in the street, Atlanta police said. The survivor, who was taken to a local hospital, told police he and Bell were shot after first being robbed when they stepped off the bus, police said.

  • China fines hotel chain for stealing the Disney magic

    Shanghai has fined a hotel chain for using Disney's name at five of its properties, state media said Wednesday, as the Chinese city seeks to defend the US entertainment giant before its theme park opening. There were no Mickey Mouse ears on display in media pictures of the Shenzhen-based Vienna Hotels Group establishments, nor Buzz Lightyear costumes, but an image showed a sign declaring one a "Disney branch". The chain also used Disney branding on electronic signs and websites, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce.

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  • Downed Russian pilot picked up by Syrian army - envoy

    One of the two Russian pilots who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday has been picked up by the Syrian army and is being taken to Russia's base there, Russia's ambassador to France said on Wednesday. "One on board was wounded when he parachuted down and killed in a savage way on the ground by the jihadists in the area and the other managed to escape and, according to the latest information, has been picked up by the Syrian army and should be going back to the Russian airforce base," ambassador Alexandre Orlov told Europe 1 radio.

  • 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. In search of the best year-end tech deals

  • 5 Halal Cafés in the East

    Forget about Arab Street and Haji Lane, the East is now the cool new place to lepak at.

  • US policeman charged with murder had 20 earlier complaints

    A white Chicago policeman caught on tape shooting dead a black teenager had at least 20 complaints filed against him but was never disciplined, a database shows, in the latest such incident to inflame racial sentiment in the US. The graphic video released shortly after officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday has also reignited impassioned debate about the use of force by law enforcement in the United States, with Chicago left dangerously on edge. Protesters there have likened the Laquan McDonald killing to that of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri last year, triggering 15 months of demonstrations in major US cities over perceived police brutality against black men.

    AFP News
  • Kylie Jenner: 'Tyga and I are hanging out and living life'

    Kylie Jenner has finally come forward to deny allegations she and her boyfriend Tyga have split.

    Cover Media
  • 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
  • Tiny water bears are huge DNA thieves: study

    The eight-legged water bear -- a hardy, nearly microscopic animal resembling its mammal namesake -- gets a huge chunk of its DNA from foreign organisms such as bacteria and plants, scientists have revealed. Water bears, which live all over the world, are usually 0.020 inches (0.5 millimetres) long and move very slowly and clumsily on their multitude of legs. By sequencing these creatures' genome, researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill were surprised to find that 17.5 percent -- nearly a sixth -- of the genome came from foreign organisms.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • Investing for Beginners: UITF 101

    People dream of “making their money work for them” instead of “them working for money”. This means that you’re enjoying life instead of living life for the sake of money. When your money earns you more money, this is called passive income, which is the opposite of active income. Active income is money derived directly […] The post Investing for Beginners: UITF 101 appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • 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.

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  • Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace

    MOSCOW (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.

    Associated Press