• Viral Japanese nonsense tune cops Guinness record

    A Japanese comedian's nonsense tune that became an internet sensation after Justin Bieber recommended it has entered the Guinness World Records as the shortest song to break into the Billboard Hot 100. The video for the 45-second long "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" has been viewed more than 67 million times since hitting YouTube in August, going viral after pop giant Bieber tweeted it as his "favourite video on the internet". "Without Justin's impact, I think only four people would have showed up in this room," he joked.

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  • Malaysia to buy navy vessels from China in blow to U.S.

    By Tom Allard and Joseph Sipalan MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when Prime Minister Najib Razak visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the country's Ministry of Defence. The text of a speech to be delivered by Malaysian defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein was posted on Facebook on Tuesday, but was later removed after Reuters asked a defence ministry spokesman for comment. The purchase of the patrol vessels, if it proceeds, would be Malaysia's first significant defence deal with China and comes amid rising tensions in the South China Sea and as the United States and China compete for influence in the region.

  • Even Messi couldn't save S-League, says Pennant

    English footballer Jermaine Pennant fired a parting shot as he left his Singapore club, saying even Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi couldn't lift the moribund S-League. The former Arsenal and Liverpool winger, 33, made the comment as he departs Tampines Rovers after just nine months in the nine-team Singapore league. "No matter who you get, you could bring Messi here, yes, you'd attract fans but without money, and the government and the league helping out like they do with other sports, or what they do in other countries, it's not going to grow," he told the Straits Times newspaper.

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  • Philippine mayor, nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

    A Philippine mayor accused of drug trafficking was killed along with nine bodyguards in a shoot-out with police Friday, authorities said, hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime. Samsudin Dimaukom, the mayor of the southern town of Saudi Ampatuan, was one of more than 150 local government officials, judges and police identified by Duterte earlier this year as being involved in the illegal drug trade. The deadly crime war has claimed more than 3,800 lives and drawn criticism from the United States, the United Nations and international rights groups who have accused police of summarily executing suspects.

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  • Trump gives $33,000 in October, falling short of $100M boast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has repeated it so much it's almost part of his stump speech: He's going to put $100 million of his own money into his campaign before Election Day. But new filings show he's got a long way to go if he's going to hit that mark.

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  • Jury awards more than $70M to woman in baby powder lawsuit

    A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns ...

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  • Mom: Noose leaves emotional scar on her 15-year-old son

    WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said.

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  • ‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfairly Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death

    According to the New York Times, Lee was 28 years old when a prop gun was improperly prepared and discharged at him from 20 feet away, firing a bullet into his stomach. X-rays showed that the bullet was lodged in Lee’s spine. The accident took place during a scene in which Lee walked through a doorway carrying a grocery bag.

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  • Mourinho charged over Liverpool referee comments

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Thursday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month's Liverpool game, the Football Association has announced. United's outspoken Portuguese boss faces a disciplinary hearing after questioning referee Anthony Taylor's suitability to take charge of the October 17 game at Anfield. The Altrincham-based official's appointment for the Premier League derby had led former English top flight referee Keith Hackett to claim the appointment would place undue pressure on Taylor.

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  • Vegging out: Taiwan man detained over huge carrot hoard

    A Taiwanese man has been detained for hoarding 300 tonnes of carrots in what authorities say was a bid to manipulate prices.

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  • Miley Cyrus: 'I wear my engagement ring to please Liam Hemsworth'

    Miley Cyrus is jealous she's not part of The Voice season 12.

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  • Malaysia rescuers scour jungle for missing Aussie hiker

    An Australian hiker missing for more than a week in remote Malaysian jungle is at the centre of a major search, rescuers said Friday. Andrew Gaskell, 26, set off alone into the rugged Mulu National Park on Borneo island on October 20, local fire and rescue chief Zulbada Alior told AFP. "A local friend of Gaskell lodged a missing persons report on October 26.

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  • Trump name becomes liability in luxury NY real estate

    Trump Place Apartments are luxury living at one of New York's finest addresses, with marble floors, grand entrance halls, attentive doormen and magnificent views across the Hudson River. A group of residents from the complex on Riverside Drive -- on the Upper West Side, a wealthy, generally liberal enclave -- launched a petition two weeks ago to take down the large letters that spell out Trump on the front of the building. The New York billionaire's name is his core asset, emblazed on a dozen skyscrapers dotted around Manhattan, helping him amass a personal fortune that is partly bankrolling his bid for the Oval Office.

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  • Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

    Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research ...

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  • China oil giant Sinopec Q3 net profit jumps sixfold

    Chinese oil giant Sinopec, Asia's biggest refiner, net profits leapt sixfold in the third quarter, it said Friday, as low crude prices lowered its costs. Net profit in the July to September period was ...

  • Apple adds touch screen keys to MacBook Pro, price jump startles some

    By Deborah M. Todd CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc unveiled a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing function keys with a small touch screen and raising prices by several hundred dollars. The first redesign in several years is a sign Apple still sees a role for the product that launched the company, even though its iPhone has become the flagship product. Ben Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, described the changes as "important incremental upgrades" which would convince people with old Macs to trade up to the smaller, faster model.

  • Body of man who jumped off second Penang bridge found

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 28 ― The body of the man who was believed to have jumped off the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge here two days ago was found this morning. At about 8.13am today,...

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  • Christmas Wonderland 2016 won’t be free due to crowd management

    Gardens by the Bay will once again be lit up in festive colours in December as Christmas Wonderland will be returning for a third year running. This year’s edition will see the introduction of ticketing as organisers Blue Sky Events want to improve the overall visitor experience, Blue Sky’s director Sarah Martin said at a press conference on Thursday (27 October). “Taking into account the infrastructure within and around the event grounds, this year’s Christmas Wonderland will be ticketed to better manage the daily capacity to ensure the quality of the overall visitor experience is enhanced,” Martin said.

    Nigel Chin
  • Kendall Jenner addresses backlash over ballerina photo shoot

    Kendall Jenner finds it amusing that people are more focused on her Vogue Spain photoshoot than more exciting news happening in the world of showbiz.

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  • Trump campaign downplays Clinton cash advantage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump campaign on Friday downplayed federal filings showing Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch of the campaign.

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