• Liam Neeson finds love with 'super famous' girlfriend

    Liam Neeson is finally in a serious relationship following the death of wife Natasha Richardson in 2009.

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  • S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

    TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it quickly proved wrong.

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  • Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes

    By Clare Baldwin and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during clashes that erupted in the Chinese-ruled city when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst violence since pro-democracy protests in 2014. Demonstrators prised bricks from the sidewalk to hurl at police, while others toppled street signs and set fire to rubbish bins in Mong Kok, a tough, working-class neighbourhood just across the harbour from the heart of the Asian financial centre. "We have noticed a shift in some members of the public," said Hong Kong Police Commissioner Lo Wai-chung.

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  • English Premier League unveils new look

    The English Premier League unveiled its new, sponsor-free "visual identity" on Tuesday, which will take effect from the 2016-17 season onwards. The money-spinning English top flight is ending its 12-year association with Barclays bank in favour of becoming a 'clean brand' and will from now on be known simply as 'the Premier League'. The new logo -- a crowned lion's head gazing to the right, accompanied by either the words 'Premier League' or 'PL' -- will replace the current logo of a lion with its left paw on a football.

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  • Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images At 8:30 p.m., I pulled … Continued The post Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • After ‘Caishen’ costume row, Selangor PAS to draw up guidelines for participation in non-Muslim festivals

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9— Selangor PAS said today it will draw up guidelines to educate its members when participating in non-Muslim festivals, after a state leader dressed up as the Chinese god of...

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  • US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War

    Russia is "paranoid" about being challenged by NATO and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday. "They're greatly concerned about being contained," the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Clapper said that Russia fears the installation of a missile defense network in Europe could negate the threat posed to the West by its nuclear arsenal.

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  • The Latest: French central banker says volatility excessive

    The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The governor of the Bank of France, Francois Villeroy de Galhau, claims the volatility in financial markets is ...

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  • Animal Lovers Blast Dog Owner Who Dyes Her Puppies To Look Like Pandas

    Animal lovers and welfare groups have condemned a woman who has dyed her three pet dogs to look like baby pandas. Meng Jiang caused quite a stir when she was spotted walking her adorable Chow Chow pups - named Tudou, YuMi and DouDou - through the streets of Singapore. Onlookers thought she was walking tiny pandas on a lead but it turned out she had simply used black dye around the dogs’ eyes, ears, legs and tails to create the distinctive look.

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  • Dubai to press ahead with world's largest mall as Gulf economy slows

    By David French DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai said on Tuesday it would press ahead with plans to build the world’s largest shopping mall despite an economic slowdown looming in the region, but would assess market demand before proceeding with the project’s later stages. Oil makes little direct contribution to Dubai’s economy, but its drop has dampened consumer and investor confidence in the Gulf’s financial and tourist hub as neighbouring governments slash subsidies and economists cut growth forecasts. The project is massive and complex and will have to be built in stages," said Ahmad bin Byat, vice-chairman and managing director of Dubai Holding, a company owned by the emirate’s ruler that is responsible for the project.

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  • No business as usual with Najib, press for Anwar’s release, Obama told

    US President Barack Obama must urge Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Razak to release Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from prison and drop all politically motivated charges, says a global human rights body ahead of the US-Asean Summit. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Najib's invitation to the summit, which will be held in the US in five days, had...

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  • Man sets himself on fire near William and Kate palace in London

    A man set himself on fire in the early hours of Tuesday outside Kensington Palace, the central London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, and later died of his injuries, British police said. Two fire extinguishers could be seen next to a police tent set up at the scene of the incident near the large windows of the palace's Orangery.

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  • Bananas may help detect, cure skin cancer: study

    The black spots on old banana peels may unlock a faster, easier diagnosis of human skin cancer, boosting survival chances, scientists said Monday. When bananas ripen, their skin is covered in small, round black spots caused by an enzyme known as tyrosinase. The same enzyme is present in human skin, and in greater quantities in people suffering from melanoma -- a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.

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  • We have enough information to conclude 1MDB probe, says PAC

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has enough information to make an "objective, transparent and fair conclusion" on its probe into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, said its chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin. He said the committee did need not call any more witnesses for its probe as suggested by fellow PAC member Tony Pua. Pua had...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.

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  • Taiwan developer in custody after deadly quake fells building

    By J.R. Wu TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A local court in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan ruled on Tuesday to take into custody the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake at the weekend that killed at least 39 people. Lin Ming-hui, the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building's developer, and two other men from his management team are being held without bail on suspicion of negligent homicide while the authorities finish their investigation, the Tainan District Court said in a statement. The investigation is being led by the Tainan District Prosecutors Office.

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  • Memphis not to blame for Chelsea draw, says Rooney

    (Reuters) - Manchester United forward Memphis Depay should not be blamed for the misplaced pass that allowed Chelsea's Diego Costa to score a late equaliser in the Premier League on Sunday, skipper Wayne Rooney has said. United were leading 1-0 in stoppage-time when Memphis misplaced a pass to Morgan Schneiderlin, allowing Chelsea a phase of possession from which Costa scored.

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  • Oil supply seen outpacing demand, capping price

    The International Energy Agency says oil supply is set to outpace demand this year, keeping a lid on any expected price increases. The organization, which advises countries on energy policy, said in its ...

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  • Chris Martin: 'Beyonce rejected my music'

    Chris Martin has described his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow as "a weird one".

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  • Guan Eng hits out at ‘open house’ protesters, says disrespectful

    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today expressed outrage at a group of protestors who turned up at his Chinese New Year open house yesterday, calling their action “extreme”. He said he could not recall any such incident ever taking place in Malaysia during an open house event. Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, also said the protest...

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