• Pacquiao willing to fight McGregor

    WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao is willing to square up with mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor if his potential superfight with Floyd Mayweather fails to materialise, a spokesman said Sunday. "If McGregor will fight me in boxing, why not? MMA is much different than boxing," a spokesman quoted Pacquiao as saying a few days ago.

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  • The Latest: Former CIA chief says Trump should 'be ashamed'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

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  • Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

    When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal -- digital have-nots left behind by the relentless march of technology. From technophobic pensioners to cash-strapped migrant workers, some 140,000 people in highly-wired Singapore still use the city-state's second generation (2G) network and cheap, robust handsets. First rolled out in 1994 -- when playing Snake was the pinnacle of mobile entertainment -- 2G has long been superseded technologically, with new gold standard 5G offering lightning fast connectivity for a generation used to streaming movies and TV directly to phones.

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  • Analysis: Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America is getting what it ordered on Election Day.

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  • Premier League - Liverpool, Tottenham drop points, Rooney record

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool's defensive gremlins returned again as their Premier League title ambitions suffered a painful body blow in a shock 3-2 home defeat by relegation battlers Swansea City on Saturday. In what turned out to be a great day for leaders Chelsea without kicking a ball, second-placed Tottenham Hotspur battled back to draw 2-2 at fifth-placed Manchester City and Manchester United were held 1-1 at Stoke City. Wayne Rooney salvaged a point for United with a sublime free kick that made him the club's record scorer with 250 goals, one ahead of Old Trafford great Bobby Charlton.

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  • Madonna delivers expletive-laden speech at Washington, D.C. women's march

    The pop superstar prompted news channels covering the event live to cut footage.

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  • Oliver Hudson pokes fun at sister Kate and Brad Pitt dating rumours

    The actor joked his mother Goldie Hawn was wearing skimpy night gowns to entice Brad.

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  • Playing politics? Chinese tourism under scrutiny as Lunar New Year nears

    By Brenda Goh and Muyu Xu SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - With 6 million Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad over the Lunar New Year break, China's January 27 to February 2 holiday is crucial for Taiwan tour agency operator Li Chi-yueh, who relies on mainland visitors for a third of his revenue. "China uses its sightseeing tourists as a diplomatic weapon," said Li, owner of Taipei-based Chung Shin Travel Service, who has been representing Taiwan's tour operators to lobby Tsai to improve ties with Beijing.

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  • Police use shipping containers to separate Brazil prison gangs

    Brazilian police used shipping containers on Saturday to try to separate rival gangs in a prison where clashes a week ago left at least 26 people dead. Elite officers entered the Alcacuz prison near Natal in northern Brazil to build a makeshift wall with the containers to impede access between wings of the facility. Police said 18 containers will create a temporary barrier in the Alcacuz prison.

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  • World number one Murray downed by Zverev in Melbourne

    By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray's hopes of finally getting his hands on the Australian Open title were ended for another year when the top seed and world number one was tied up in knots and flung out of the fourth round by Mischa Zverev on Sunday. With reigning champion Novak Djokovic having been knocked out in the second round, a grand slam will head into the second week without its top two men's seeds for the first time since the 2004 French Open. German Zverev, in the fourth round at a grand slam for the first time after a career ravaged by injury, flummoxed his contemporary with his unorthodox serve-volley game and broke the Wimbledon and Olympic champion eight times over the contest.

    Reuters 44 mins ago
  • Indian women 'occupy the night streets' to protest reported mass molestation

    By Nita Bhalla and Anuradha Nagaraj NEW DELHI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of women gathered in over 30 towns and cities across India late on Saturday, saying they were "occupying the night streets" to demand safety in public spaces after reports of the mass molestation of women in Bengaluru city on New Year's Eve. From the capital New Delhi to Kolkata in the east, Chennai in the south and Mumbai in the west, activists, students, and professionals gathered at marches and street plays or sang songs and recited poetry on equality for women. End the violence" and "Nobody asks what my molester was wearing." "Since the age of 12, I have never felt comfortable or safe on the streets - day or night, but first time I have ever attended a march like this ," said Anuradha Sinha, 37, a program manager at a e-commerce company.

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  • Chen stuns Wagner to win first US skate crown

    Teenager Karen Chen claimed her first national title in shocking fashion by upsetting the favourites in the free skate at the US National Figure Skating Championships. The 17-year-old dynamo became the first skater since 2011 to win the title other than Ashley Wagner or defending champion Gracie Gold. After a record performance in Thursday's short programme, Chen posted the top free skate score Saturday for a combined total of 214.22.

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  • Best Jackie Chan stunts of all time!

    Will his latest movie, "Kung Fu Yoga" also feature great stunts by the actor?

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  • RM500,000 worth of gambling equipment seized in City Hall raids

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Enforcement officers raided eight recreation and sports clubs promoting illegal electronic gambling in Taman Shamelin Perkasa and Taman Alam Damai in Cheras on Wednesday....

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  • Ramos saves Real Madrid as fans target Ronaldo

    Sergio Ramos struck twice to get Real Madrid back to winning ways as the home fans targeted Cristiano Ronaldo in a 2-1 victory over Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. The European champions' 40-game unbeaten run had come to a crashing halt with back-to-back defeats to Sevilla and Celta Vigo in the past week, but after a nervy start skipper Ramos ensured they opened up a four-point gap at the top of the table. The Spanish international opened the scoring with a towering header from a Toni Kroos corner on 35 minutes.

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  • Obama denies pardon request for former Alabama governor

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Barack Obama has denied a clemency petition from former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice.

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  • Banyan Tree Bintan: Luxury Villa Weekend Retreat Couples Will Love

    Just 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore, Bintan is home to a plethora of luxury villas including Banyan Tree Resorts. On this particular media trip, I’ve been invited to explore Banyan Tree Bintan firsthand, where tropical seclusion and pampering collide for a truly romantic couple getaway. Yes, I brought my significant other to truly immerse in what […] The post Banyan Tree Bintan: Luxury Villa Weekend Retreat Couples Will Love appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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  • Ed Sheeran's dad refused to believe Princess Beatrice cut his son with royal blade

    The singer can't understand how the real story behind his face scar leaked.

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  • The world’s best poker bot is learning, now crushing humanity again

    Paramount Pictures Robots: good at poker. For a … Continued The post The world’s best poker bot is learning, now crushing humanity again appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Meet the guys behind Jackal X, Malaysia’s first action figure line

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Are you one of those people who thinks only kids collect action figures? Then you have to talk to Penangites Ethan Tang and Aaron Leow who would know a thing or two about...

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