• Singapore confirms Zika spread; U.S. and other countries issue travel warnings

    By Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant to avoid travel to the city-state. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has caused explosive outbreaks in the Americas and the Caribbean since late last year, poses a particular risk to pregnant women because it can cause microcephaly, a severe birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. On Tuesday, the United States warned pregnant women not to travel to Singapore, joining Australia, Taiwan and South Korea.

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  • Mel C: 'I will never be a part of Spice Girls reunion'

    The 42-year-old confessed it was one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make.

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  • Duterte urged: Move air, sea ports out of MM

    A commuters’ group urged President Duterte yesterday to implement the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) proposal to transfer the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Manila North Harbor operations outside of Metro Manila. The JICA proposal – which involves transferring the airport to Cavite and harbor operations to the Batangas City port – to decongest traffic is also being pushed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, said Elvira Medina, president of the National Center for Commuters Safety and Protection Inc. (NCCSPI).

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  • Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple

    In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law — and its government insists it doesn't ...

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  • The Punjabi in Yap Ah Loy’s temple in KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Like the 152-year-old Sin Sze Si Ya temple she takes care of, Ranjit Kaur is a bit of a “hidden gem.” The temple is set back from the busy Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and most...

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  • Man City's Aguero charged with violent conduct

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is in danger of missing the Manchester derby after he was charged with violent conduct by England's Football Association on Tuesday. The charge relates to an incident during City's 3-1 home win over West Ham United last Sunday when Aguero appeared to swing his left elbow towards visiting defender Winston Reid.

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  • Nazri calls Syed Sadiq just ‘little boy’, not worthy of response

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 ― Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today said he was uninterested in answering Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over his criticism of Umno, saying the...

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  • Ivanovic not ready to join husband Schweinsteiger in retirement

    Former world number one Ana Ivanovic suffered a fourth successive defeat Tuesday but insisted she is not about to follow football star husband Bastian Schweinsteiger into international retirement. The 2008 French Open champion did admit, however, that she would be forced to "reassess" her faltering career after giving up a 5-3 lead and squandering a set point before losing 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 to Denisa Allertova at the US Open. "It's been very frustrating not getting anything in return, because I really feel like I invested my heart." Tuesday's loss was also Ivanovic's second successive first round exit in New York.

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  • 911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

    Friends and relatives of patrons trapped in a gay Florida nightclub where a mass shooting left 49 people dead asked police dispatchers why it was taking so long for their loved ones to be rescued. Audio ...

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  • Fergie credits husband for her comeback

    The former Black Eyed Peas singer took a break from the limelight in 2011 because she was exhausted.

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  • The Latest: Trump says immigrants taking minorities' jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

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  • Arsenal sign Perez as English spending soars

    Arsenal completed a move for Spanish striker Lucas Perez on Tuesday as the clock ticked down towards Wednesday's 2200 GMT deadline in the mid-year transfer window. Premier League clubs have already surpassed their previous record of 870 million pounds ($1.1 billion, one billion euros) of spending in a single window, and that could soar above one billion pounds by the deadline. British media reports said Arsenal had paid Depotivo La Coruna around 17 million pounds to sign 27-year-old Perez.

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  • Philippines says China must recognise South China Sea ruling

    China will be the "loser" if it does not recognise an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday. An arbitration court in The Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea and it had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights. China has ignored the ruling that none of its claims in the disputed Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile (320 km) exclusive economic zone.

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  • Shailene Woodley: 'I stalked Edward Snowden's girlfriend online'

    The actress wishes she could have met with the whistle-blower's devoted partner before filming began on her new movie.

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  • Merdeka won by tact, not force

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — When the clock struck 12 last night, it signalled the 59th year of good chemistry between the races forged by first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In crying out...

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  • Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis

    By Erik Kirschbaum and Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to be published on Wednesday. Merkel, who has faced criticism in Germany for launching her policies of welcoming refugees a year ago, also told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that Germany and the EU will need patience and endurance in dealing with migration of people to Europe. "There are political issues that one can see coming but don't really register with people at that certain moment - and in Germany we ignored both the problem for too long and blocked out the need to find a pan-European solution," she said.

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  • Senior cop accused of raping teenage daughters in Sabah

    KOTA KINABALU, Aug 30 ― Sabah police are investigating a case of alleged incest involving a high-ranking police officer in the west coast district of Tenom. State Police Commissioner Datuk...

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  • The Cafe Menu: Claypot Mac & Cheese from Sengkang Western Food Stall

    Mac ‘n’ cheese is usually served on a simple plate but Mr Peh, who previously ran Legitimeat in Bukit Merah, wanted to shake things up a little to give the dish a Singaporean touch. The Cafe Menu, a western food stall situated in Sengkang West’s Happy Hawker’s coffee shop is a new venture and boy, are they upping the standards […] The post The Cafe Menu: Claypot Mac & Cheese from Sengkang Western Food Stall appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP CHIEFTAIN REPORTEDLY KILLED IN SYRIA If confirmed, the death of chief ...

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  • Nepal bans Indian police couple for faking Everest climb

    Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on an Indian couple who faked photographs purporting to show them at the top of Mount Everest, an official said on Tuesday. Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, both police constables, said they reached the top of the world's highest mountain on May 23. Nepal's tourism department initially certified their claim but later conducted an investigation.

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