• US factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't

    President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition. Yet some of the ...

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  • Soccer - Ranieri sacked again, but now has a golden legacy

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Even by the standards of modern soccer management mayhem, the vertiginous rise and equally stunning fall of Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri takes the breath away. The Italian was sacked by the Premier League club on Thursday less than 24 hours after his team battled to a creditable 2-1 defeat in the first leg of a Champions League last 16 knockout game against European specialists Sevilla. Leicester and the Champions League in the same sentence is not something fans of the Midlands club would ever have thought about before last year, let alone a brilliant group stage campaign they swept through as winners with a game to spare.

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  • David Hasselhoff planning quiet Italian wedding

    The actor has been dating Welsh model Hayley Roberts for six years.

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  • Top Philippine drug war critic dodges arrest

    An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the highest-profile opponent of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs, but she dodged police and sought refuge in the Senate. The planned arrest of Senator Leila de Lima outraged her supporters and human rights activists, who said the government had manufactured drug trafficking charges to silence her criticism of Duterte and intimidate others. The 57-year-old lawyer, who has spent nearly a decade trying to link Duterte to death squads that have allegedly killed thousands of people, could be jailed for life if she is found guilty of drug trafficking.

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  • In Malaysia, no complaints against theatre don accused of sexual abuse

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Students from a local varsity who studied under an American theatre don who has been accused of sexual abuse in the US never complained about his conduct, according to...

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  • The Latest: Restaurant owner says Kim's dishes DNA tested

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):

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  • Spurs stunned as Gent spring Europa League shock

    Tottenham slumped to a shock Europa League exit as Gent's 2-2 draw at Wembley gave the unfancied Belgians a stunning 3-2 aggregate success in the last 32 second leg on Thursday. Mauricio Pochettino's side trailed 1-0 from the first leg and they were unable to overturn the deficit despite twice leading on the night. Christian Eriksen put Tottenham ahead before Gent levelled through Harry Kane's own goal on the stroke of half-time.

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  • NBA Mavericks send Bogut to 76ers in Noel deal: reports

    Australian center Andrew Bogut has been traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA deal sending forward Nerlens Noel to Dallas, according to multiple reports Thursday. As the league's transfer window slammed shut ahead of the resumption of games after the NBA All-Star Game break, teams made final moves to tweak rosters for playoff runs or reduce payrolls in hopes of free agency spending next July. ESPN, Fox Sports and Yahoo Sports all reported the swap, which sees the Mavericks also send guard Justin Anderson and a first-round NBA Draft choice.

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  • Four Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million: Oxfam

    The four richest Indonesians are wealthier than the poorest 100 million people in the country, a study has found, highlighting how huge numbers have been left behind as the economy booms. Oxfam said that President Joko Widodo had failed to fulfil pledges to fight inequality and called on the government to urgently increase spending on public services and make corporations and the wealthy pay more tax. Indonesia has enjoyed an economic boom that has reduced the number of people living in extreme poverty but the gap between rich and poor has risen faster than in any other Southeast Asian country in the past 20 years, the Oxfam study said.

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  • Kaia Gerber: 'My supermodel mum Cindy Crawford doesn't age!'

    Kaia Gerber avoids posing in photos with her fashionista mother Cindy Crawford because she looks too "incredible".

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  • Japan first lady's praise for school removed amid scandal

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese first lady's endorsement of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views has been removed from the school's website amid an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.

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  • Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO

    Talk about good karma. A Tesla Model S owner who deliberately wrecked his car to save an unconscious driver on the road is getting his car repaired for free. And ... The post Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • China military says aware of U.S. carrier in South China Sea

    China's defence ministry said on Thursday it was aware of the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea and China respected freedom of navigation for all countries in the waters there. The U.S. navy said the strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, began "routine operations" in the South China Sea on Saturday amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway. Defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said China had a "grasp" of the situation regarding the carrier group in the South China Sea.

    Reuters
  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

    The beauty swears by a "revolutionary" new hair colour spray.

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  • Pamela Anderson planning to campaign for men falsely accused of rape

    Pamela Anderson has spent more time speaking to Julian Assange than to all her ex-husbands combined.

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  • I'm staying at Manchester United says Rooney

    Wayne Rooney said Thursday he was staying with Manchester United following persistent speculation he could make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League. British media reports said Rooney's agent, Paul Stretford, had been in China speaking to interested clubs but the United and England captain insisted he was remaining at Old Trafford. "Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I'm grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United," the 31-year-old Rooney said in a statement released to Britain's Press Association.

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  • Eat 10 fruit and veg a day for a longer life, not five

    The team found that although even the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduced disease risk, the greatest benefit came from eating 10 portions compared to people who ate none at all. The research team also found that apples and pears, citrus fruits, salads and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and chicory, and cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, may help protect against heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and early death.

    The Telegraph
  • Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war

    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.

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  • Exoplanet discovery: What does Nasa's announcement mean - and should we be excited about TRAPPIST-1?

    Can this newly discovered solar system support life? No other star system known contains such a large number of Earth-sized and probably rocky planets. Because the parent star is so dim, the planets are warmed gently despite having orbits much smaller than that of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.

    The Telegraph
  • Bottas blown away by new Mercedes at windy Silverstone

    By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas drove a Mercedes Formula One car for the first time on Thursday and described it as the best looking he had ever seen. How often Bottas, who has yet to win a race after four seasons at Williams, might stand on top of the podium remains an open question. Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton won 10 of the 21 races last year, one more than Bottas's predecessor Nico Rosberg who took the title and then retired, and said on Thursday he felt better prepared than ever.

    Reuters