• HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.

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  • Ex-Malaysia envoy guilty of New Zealand indecent assault

    A former Malaysian diplomat pleaded guilty Monday to the indecent assault of a New Zealand woman, with a court hearing he burst into her bedroom naked from the waist down. Mohammed Rizalman bin Ismail was a military attache at Malaysia's Wellington embassy when the incident happened last year, and the case caused outrage when he fled to his homeland citing diplomatic immunity. Rizalman was eventually extradited to face the New Zealand courts and had pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and burglary.

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  • CPF interest rates of up to 3.5 per cent extended

    Central Provident Fund (CPF) members will continue to earn interest rates of up to 3.5 per cent per annum on their Ordinary Account (OA) monies from 1 January to 31 March in 2016.

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  • 5 Insurance Sales Tactics that Singaporeans Keep Falling For

    It is time to educate yourself on common sales tactics to avoid falling for them. The post 5 Insurance Sales Tactics that Singaporeans Keep Falling For appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • LA Lakers star Bryant says this is last season of his epic career

    Kobe Bryant announced that this will be his final season, the veteran Los Angeles Lakers star walking away as one of the greatest legends in NBA history. The five-time NBA champion, who ranks third in all-time scoring with 32,670 points, on Sunday said in a first-person poem on the Players Tribune website that "this season is all I have left to give." The 37-year-old Bryant spent his entire 20-season career with the Lakers, the first NBA player to stay so long with the same club. "My body knows it's time to say goodbye," Bryant said in a poem entitled "Dear Basketball" and meant as a love letter to the sport.

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  • Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: minister

    A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday. Yaalon's comments come amid deep concern over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which claims it strayed over the Syrian border into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings to change course. Moscow denies the allegations.

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  • Dating Someone Immature? 6 Things That Will Go Wrong

    Shortly after the 5-month mark of your relationship, you start to realise that your other half isn’t as perfect as he or she once seemed. If your partner still acts like a child, you can try to stick it out and aid him or her in the path of personal growth.

  • Liverpool's Coutinho set to return against Southampton

    Midfielder Philippe Coutinho is on course to return to Liverpool's squad for their Capital One (League) Cup quarter-final clash against Southampton on Wednesday, manager Juergen Klopp has said. Club captain Jordan Henderson and striker Daniel Sturridge made their first appearances under Klopp in Sunday's 1-0 win over Swansea City. Liverpool have been without Coutinho since the Brazilian picked up a hamstring injury during their 4-1 win over Manchester City late last month.

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  • Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned

    The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides ...

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  • Diana Ross invites daughter Tracee Ellis Ross to perform on stage

    Tracee Ellis Ross was shocked when her mother Diana Ross invited her on stage to sing a song with her.

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  • Japan says to resume whaling, fleet sails to Antarctic Tuesday

    Japan will dispatch a whaling fleet to the Antarctic on Tuesday after a one year suspension, the government said, defying international criticism and a UN legal ruling that the "research" expedition is a commercial hunt in disguise. "The research ships will depart for new whale research in the Antarctic on December 1, 2015," the Fisheries Agency said Monday in a statement on its website. Tokyo has for years come under intense global pressure to stop hunts that opponents decry as inhumane but that Japan says are an inherent part of its traditional culture.

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  • Philippines goes supersonic again with South Korean fighter jets

    The Philippines took delivery of two South Korean-made FA-50 aircraft on Saturday, marking the country's return to supersonic fighter jet status after almost a decade, amid growing tensions with China. Gazmin has said the aircraft could serve as both trainers and fighters, and that among the areas they would be posted will be the western island of Palawan, the country's closest point to the South China Sea where the Philippines has a territorial dispute with China. Other countries have conflicting claims and the Philippines has been the most vocal in opposing China despite its overwhelming military superiority.

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  • John Legend serenades wife Chrissy Teigen for birthday

    Chrissy Tiegen celebrated her 30th birthday early with husband John Legend.

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  • Iraqis find 3 more mass graves in formerly IS-held Sinjar

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish officials said Sunday three more mass graves have been found in the northern town of Sinjar, where Kurdish forces backed by heavy U.S.-led airstrikes drove out Islamic State militants earlier this month.

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  • Shanghai volatile after slump, Asia awaits data releases

    Shanghai's stock markets was hit by another wave of volatility Monday after suffering their heaviest losses since the summer rout, while most other Asian markets started an eventful week on the defensive. Chinese dealers were buoyed by hopes the International Monetary Fund will agree to a proposal from its executive board to include the Chinese yuan in its special drawing right (SDR) basket of elite currencies. Agreement over the yuan's inclusion, which is widely expected, would realise a long-held goal for Beijing of giving its unit international status, alongside the dollar, euro, pound and yen.

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  • Arsenal miss out on joining leaders, Spurs hold Chelsea

    By Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal missed the chance to heighten the congestion at the top of the Premier League and suffered fresh injury blows when a frustrating 1-1 draw at Norwich City failed to take them alongside leaders Manchester City and Leicester City on Sunday. Arsene Wenger's side had looked on course to move into second place on 29 points, behind City but ahead of Leicester on goal difference, when Mesut Ozil's 30th-minute goal underlined their early superiority.

  • Scans of King Tut's tomb point to hidden chamber

    Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy. A wife of Tutankhamun's father Akhenaten, Nefertiti played a major political and religious role in the 14th century BC, and the discovery of her tomb would be a major prize for Egyptologists. Experts are now "approximately 90 percent" sure there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb, Antiquities Minister Mamduh al-Damati told a news conference.

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  • Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

    Italy's farmers on Sunday called for Alaskan salmon, Californian nuts and Peruvian asparagus to be banished from the nation's Christmas tables to support efforts to stop global warming after the Paris climate summit. Instead, festive hosts looking to wow their guests should seek out locally-grown but less common fruit and vegetables such as prickly pears and persimmons or vintage varieties such as limoncello apples or madernassa pears, they advised. Although Italians continue to generally favour produce grown as locally as possible, a "strongly growing snob trend" means the end-of-year festivities generate demand for out-of-season luxuries such as Chilean cherries and melons from Guadeloupe, according to farmers' organisation Coldiretti.

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  • Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop

    President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited Upshur Street Books in Washington's Petworth neighborhood Saturday, where ...

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  • Man killed in Colorado shooting was veteran, served in Iraq

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A look at the three people who were killed in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic:

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