• Defending champions Ivory Coast could be next casualty

    By Mark Gleeson LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - African Nations Cup holders Ivory Coast could be the next major casualty at this year's tournament unless they can get the better of Morocco and their former coach Herve Renard in their last Group C match at Oyem on Tuesday. The Ivorians must beat Morocco to secure progress to the last eight. Ivory Coast were in a similar position two years ago when they also drew their opening two games but then went on a winning run that took them to the title.

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  • White House warns China on trade, South China Sea

    The White House warned China it will "defend" US and international "interests" in the South China Sea and that trade must be a "two-way street." Signaling Donald Trump's tough stance against Beijing on Monday, spokesman Sean Spicer said "the US is going to make sure we protect our interests" in the South China Sea. "If those islands are, in fact, in international waters and not part of China proper, yeah, we'll make sure we defend international interests from being taken over by one country." China lays claim to a vast extent of the South China Sea within a so-called "nine dash line," including waters claimed by several of its neighbors.

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  • Japanese vs. American Cars: Which is Better, Really?

    Everyone has their own perceptions about which country manufactures the best vehicles. One most popular belief is that Japanese cars are better than American cars. But here’s where the irony ... The post Japanese vs. American Cars: Which is Better, Really? appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

  • Flight Etiquette: 5 Things You Should Never Do On A Plane

    Have you ever been frustrated on an airplane en route to your holiday destination because of a...

  • Shyamalan's 'Split' scares away competition at box office

    "Split," a thriller about a man who imprisons three teenage girls in an underground bunker, topped the North American box office over the weekend, earning a surprising $40 million, industry figures showed Monday. The movie -- directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the Indian American director also responsible for the "Sixth Sense" and other films in the horror genre -- stars James McAvoy as a man with 23 different personalities who abducts three girls. A Vin Diesel action flick, "XXX: Return of Xander Cage," opened in second place with $20.1 million, the box office monitor Exhibitor Relations said.

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  • Michelle Williams: 'I was inconsolable after leaving Heath Ledger home'

    The Manchester by the Sea star is used to being a single mother.

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  • Liverpool seek League Cup home comfort in Saints semi-final

    Liverpool's formidable home record was meant to provide the platform for a tilt at three trophies this season -– but Saturday's surprise 3-2 Premier League defeat by Swansea spoiled that idea. If Jurgen Klopp's team are to overcome Southampton at Anfield in the second leg of a League Cup semi-final on Wednesday and reach Wembley, their defending will have to improve significantly. The shock of suffering their first defeat at Anfield in almost 12 months is still being felt by the club's supporters, with a run of just two points won from the last nie available damaging Liverpool's chances of landing a first English league title since 1990.

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  • This ex-Cisco exec’s startup kicked off 2017 by getting a $1 billion valuation that’s putting it in the spotlight

    Zoom Zoom CEO and cofounder Eric S. Yuan … Continued The post This ex-Cisco exec’s startup kicked off 2017 by getting a $1 billion valuation that’s putting it in the spotlight appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • AirAsia denies role in Rolls-Royce corruption scandal

    Malaysia-based AirAsia on Monday denied any connection to the corruption scandal engulfing Rolls-Royce, which reportedly paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts. After its largest ever graft probe, Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) found Rolls-Royce paid massive bribes over three decades to win contracts in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia. The SFO alleges that Rolls-Royce bribed an AirAsia Group executive with credits worth $3.2 million to be used to pay for the maintenance of a private jet.

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  • This Joakim Noah free throw sums up the present state of the Knicks

    Joakim Noah feels the pain of everyone. Hey, Joakim Noah, would you mind doing me a favor? Like, some way of demonstrating how disjointed, weird and painful things feel for a team that has lost 13 of its last 16, including a few real heartbreakers, to punctuate the now-customary head-scratching off-court soap operatics that have become more commonly associated with the Knicks than playoff berths or consistent normalcy?

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  • Why a potential Floyd Mayweather bout would likely be Conor McGregor's last fight

    If Conor McGregor fights Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, it’s a good bet he’ll never fight again after that. Rather, if the fight ever happens, it would almost certainly price McGregor out of any future UFC fight. McGregor is the UFC lightweight champion, a belt he won on Nov. 12 in New York when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to, at that point, become the first man ever to hold two weight-class titles simultaneously in the UFC.

  • Police: 'Good Samaritan' shot robber who had killed man

    HOUSTON (AP) — A "good Samaritan" shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.

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  • Xiaomi executive Barra, who drove smartphone maker's global push, steps down

    By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - Hugo Barra, the most prominent global executive at China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL], has left the smartphone maker citing health concerns and a new job, dealing a fresh setback to a firm that is struggling to recover ground ceded to rivals. In a post on Facebook on Monday, Barra, Xiaomi's vice president in charge of global operations and the face of its international expansion, said he was leaving the company after three-and-a-half years for a new project based in Silicon Valley. Xiaomi was briefly the world's most valuable startup with a valuation two years ago of $45 billion and had hopes to be China's equivalent of Apple Inc .

  • 4 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Literally Anywhere

    You can check this workout off your To Do list in under 20 minutes.

  • Vanessa Hudgens credits self-help book for her better life

    The High School Musical star can't wait to buy a driverless car.

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  • Ecclestone's exit marks end of an era for F1

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Bernie Ecclestone used to joke that retirement would come on the day of his funeral but in the end it was an American businessman in a suit who quietly ushered Formula One's 86-year-old ringmaster towards the exit. Formula One's new U.S.-based owner Liberty Media on Monday completed its takeover of the sport's commercial rights and with it ended one of the longest, most colourful and controversial reigns in global sport. Chase Carey, the man with the twirly moustache who had been appointed chairman in September, took the Briton's place as chief executive overseeing a new management team that includes former team principal Ross Brawn.

  • Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A woman who was trapped in a burning car hailed a Washington state police officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer's body camera.

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  • Siti Kasim: Perkasa offered me independent ticket

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 — Lawyer and activist Siti Kasim has claimed that Malay rights group Perkasa offered a spot to contest as an independent candidate in the next general election....

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  • Spiritual leader of Thailand's southern insurgents dies

    BANGKOK (AP) — More than a decade ago, Sapae-ing Basor was one of Thailand's most wanted, his face plastered on posters around the south offering 10 million baht, more than $250,000, for his capture.

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  • Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit

    It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them ...

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