• Nicole Scherzinger blasts Calvin Harris cheating rumours

    The former Pussycat Dolls singer was spotted with the Scottish DJ in London back in July (16).

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  • China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in S. China Sea

    China on Thursday warned Japan against "playing with fire" in the contested waters of the South China Sea, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the region. China also sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan on Monday as part of a group of more than 40 jets headed to train in the West Pacific. The move followed remarks by Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada this month that Tokyo would increase its engagement in the South China Sea through joint training with the US Navy, exercises with regional navies and capacity-building assistance to coastal nations.

    AFP News
  • Philippine officials seek clarity after Duterte suggests end of U.S. exercises

    By Mai Nguyen and Manuel Mogato HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine officials said on Thursday they were awaiting clarification from President Rodrigo Duterte about military exercises with U.S. forces after he promised to honour their defence treaty, but declared joint war games would cease. The maverick former Philippine mayor famous for his unpredictability and terse rhetoric, on Wednesday told Filipinos in Vietnam that joint marine drills with next week would be "the last", a comment he slowly repeated. Visiting Vietnam's leadership on Thursday, Duterte did not speak to media but his foreign secretary, Perfecto Yasay, said longstanding treaties with the United States would be honoured.

    Reuters
  • Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was on sister Kim

    The reality star made the embarrassing confession on his E! show Rob and Chyna.

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  • Don’t laugh, but your poo could actually be making you fat - here’s why

    People who have fewer strains of gut microbes seem to be fatter, the King’s College London researchers found. Dr Michelle Beaumont of King’s said: ‘This study has shown a clear link between bacterial diversity in faeces and markers of obesity and cardiovascular risk, particularly for visceral fat. King’s College London researchers looked at stool samples from 1,313British twins as part of their annual sampling to extract DNA information about faecal microbes.

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  • Paris finally bows to the importance of Oscar Wilde

    It has taken more than a century, but France is finally paying fulsome tribute to Oscar Wilde, the writer who died penniless in a fleapit Paris hotel saying, "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of us has got to go." The first major exhibition in the French capital on the Irish wit and playwright opens on Wednesday. Wilde fled to Paris in 1897 after being hounded out of England having served two years in jail with hard labour for his doomed love for Lord Alfred Douglas.

    AFP News
  • Next PM will be chosen by 4th-generation ministers: Lee Hsien Loong

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said his successor will be chosen via consensus by the younger ministers. “They have to decide, because they have to support him, and help to make the system, make the team work,” said Lee, who was speaking during a dialogue session at the Nikkei International Conference in Tokyo on Thursday (29 September). The topic of leadership succession came to the fore again,following a recent poll commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, which showed Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam as the top choice among Singaporeans to succeed Lee as prime minister.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Katy Perry Sheds Her Clothes to Boost Voter Turnout: 'Let Those Babies Loose'

    The "Firework" singer teamed up with FunnyOrDie.com to spread the message.

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  • Preview: Higuain move may be blessing in disguise for Napoli

    Napoli's free-scoring, unbeaten start to the season has suggested that the departure of prolific forward Gonzalo Higuain, viewed as a crushing blow at the time, could have been a blessing in disguise. Maurizio Sarri's team have blasted 20 goals in their first eight games this season and turned on the style again on Wednesday as they thumped Portuguese champions Benfica, also previously unbeaten, 4-2 in the Champions League. Higuain scored a Serie A record of 36 goals as he led Napoli to second place last season but the club reluctantly let him go when Juventus triggered a 90 million euro ($100.96 million) buyout clause in his contract.

    Reuters
  • Najib’s lawyer says PM has right to sue in personal capacity

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak can still initiate civil suits in his personal capacity despite holding office as prime minister, his lawyer Datuk Hafarizam Harun said today....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Penangite gets death sentence for lover’s Valentine’s Day murder

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 ― Penang-born Cheong Teik Keon, 33, was sentenced to death by the High Court today for murdering his 24-year-old girlfriend Tan Ching Chin in Alma, Bukit Mertajam on...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • E-voting system breaks down at SMRT shareholder meeting

    A glitch in the electronic voting system during an SMRT Corp shareholders’ meeting on Thursday (29 September) left many attendees frustrated. According to a Straits Times report, around 4,000 SMRT Corp shareholders had turned up for the 2.30pm meeting at the Star Theatre to vote on the proposed privatisation of the company as part of the extraordinary general meeting.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • OPEC deal shows cartel's resolve _ and desperation

    OPEC's unexpected agreement to trim production shows the cartel still has the resolve — and even desperation — to try to guide oil prices higher. But don't expect triple-digit crude anytime soon. Ministers ...

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  • Vardy is a 'genetic freak' like Bolt, says Leicester City scientist

    By Chris Bertram MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - England striker Jamie Vardy is a "genetic freak" like nine-times Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, Leicester City's head of sport science Kevin Paxton said. Vardy enjoys an unorthodox lifestyle in an era of increasing emphasis on marginal gains from advanced sports science, meaning his electric pace and immense stamina are largely natural.  In his autobiography, the Leicester forward revealed his unusual warm-up methods which included drinking a glass of port the night before a game while on match days he consumed several cans of a popular energy drink as well as a cup of double espresso. Such unconventional habits appeared to have helped Vardy to score 24 goals last season as Leicester won the Premier League.

    Reuters
  • Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club can offer online betting in next two months

    Singapore Pools (Pools) and Singapore Turf Club (STC) are allowed to offer online betting services for their current products, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday (29 September).

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Paris Hilton: 'I've been burned too many times to trust new lovers'

    The hotel heiress will focus on professional affairs as she waits for 'The One' to arrive.

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  • BlackBerry is giving up on making its own phones

    Reuters John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry. It’s the … Continued The post BlackBerry is giving up on making its own phones appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Yang Yin jailed 26 months for falsification, cheating and immigration offences

    The former tour guide at the heart of the case involving an elderly widow’s assets was sentenced on Thursday (29 September) to 26 months in jail for falsification, immigration and cheating-related offences.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

    Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour. Amid anger in India over a recent deadly assault on one of its army bases in Kashmir, officials said troops had conducted "surgical strikes" several kilometres inside the Pakistan-controlled side of the disputed territory to prevent attacks being planned on major Indian cities. Pakistan said two of its soldiers had been killed and nine more wounded in what it described as small arms fire and dismissed the talk of surgical strikes as an "illusion" designed to whip up "media hype".

    AFP News
  • Unbeaten records at stake as top two clash in Premier League

    By Neville Dalton LONDON (Reuters) - The Premier League's only remaining unbeaten records are on the line on Sunday when Tottenham Hotspur will hope to follow Celtic and inflict another dent in Manchester City's superb start to the campaign. The City juggernaut had crushed all before them, winning every competitive game they had played this season, until they were held to a surprise 3-3 draw with Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola's impressive start at the Etihad Stadium has made City many people's favourites for the title, and Spurs will need all the grit they showed in their victory over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday to avoid losing further ground to their opponents.

    Reuters