• Mark Zuckerberg to give away 99 percent of his Facebook shares, or $45B, to charity during his lifetime

    Rick Wilking/Reuters Along with his daughter’s birth, Mark … Continued The post Mark Zuckerberg to give away 99 percent of his Facebook shares, or $45B, to charity during his lifetime appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • New Mazda Sports Car

    Mazda Unveils New Concept Model At Tokyo Auto Show.

  • Iraqi PM, militias reject foreign troops after U.S. announcement

    By Ahmed Rasheed and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi rejected the need for foreign troops to fight Islamic State after the Untied States said on Tuesday it was deploying a special operations force, which powerful Shi'ite Muslim militias pledged to attack. "We do not need foreign ground combat forces on Iraqi land," Abadi said in a statement. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered few details on the new "expeditionary" group, but said it would be larger than the roughly 50 U.S. special operations troops being sent to Syria to fight the ultra-hardline Sunni militants there.

  • Man City, Stoke, Everton down underdogs to make Cup semis

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - The plucky underdogs were brought down to earth as Manchester City, Everton and Stoke City reached the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday, ending the hopes of second-tier sides who felled fancied opponents in the last round. Manchester City were far short of their finely-tuned best at home to Hull City, but still managed a comprehensive 4-1 victory while Everton won 2-0 at Middlesbrough and Stoke beat visitors Sheffield Wednesday by the same scoreline.

  • Sinead O'Connor begs her children for hospital visit

    Troubled singer Sinead O'Connor has begged her family to visit in her hospital less than 24 hours after she blasted them on social media.

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  • Singapore police re-arrest alleged match-fixer Tan - report

    Singaporean police have again arrested alleged match-fixer Dan Tan, almost a week after a court in the city state freed him from more than two years of detention, the state-owned Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported on Tuesday. CNA cited a police statement as saying that Tan was arrested for suspected involvement in criminal activities and investigations are ongoing. Singapore's Court of Appeal had freed Dan Tan, named by the Interpol as "the leader of the world's most notorious match-fixing syndicate", last Wednesday saying his detention without trial was unlawful.

  • Meet China’s second generation rich kid entrepreneurs

    China’s second generation rich have a reputation for extravagance. But how do they see themselves as entrepreneurs? “A rich family’s child has to choose one of three options,” says Fuye Wang Managing Partner at Geek House Capital. “Work in a large company, invest, or inherit the family business.” Wang is an example of China’s ‘second... The post Meet China’s second generation rich kid entrepreneurs appeared first on e27.

  • Turkey: adversary or ally of IS?

    For Ankara, the Islamic State (IS) group is an officially-listed terrorist organisation which poses an immediate threat to Turkish territory. The criticism against Turkey is now led by Russian President Vladimir Putin who has made a string of angry allegations about Ankara's alleged collusion with IS in the wake of the shooting-down of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border by Turkey on November 24. Has Turkey ever backed IS?

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  • Filipino bishops slam 'Dirty Harry' presidential hopeful

    Catholic bishops in the Philippines lashed out Tuesday at a presidential candidate popularly known as "Dirty Harry", after he made a rambling and obscenity-filled speech cursing the pope. Rodrigo Duterte, whose hardline anti-crime reputation has seen him compared with Clint Eastwood's no-nonsense enforcer, sparked the ire of the influential Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, which questioned if he deserved to be president. "When a revered and loved and admired man like Pope Francis is cursed by a political candidate and the audience laughs, I can only bow my head and grieve in great shame," said a statement, issued by the group's president, Archbishop Socrates Villegas.

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  • Japan train workers save turtles from grisly death

    Railway workers in Japan have devised an ingenious scheme to prevent daredevil turtles from meeting a grisly end -- and delaying trains -- while crossing train tracks. The slow-moving reptiles in western Nara prefecture were responsible for 13 disruptions to train services between 2002 and 2014 after tumbling into the spaces between rail switches and getting squashed, according to West Japan Railways officials.

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  • Benzema should not play for France, says Prime minister

    Karim Benzema, who is under investigation for alleged blackmailing, should not be called up to the France squad, French Prime minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday. "If a minister was under formal investigation, they would not be in the government. In a way, it's the same for the France team,", Valls told Europe 1 radio.

  • Australian former Hells Angels abducted in Thailand: police

    Thai police said Tuesday they are searching for a gang of foreigners believed to have abducted an Australian former Hells Angels gang member at gunpoint. Wayne Rodney Schneider, 37, was kidnapped on Monday by a group of masked men outside his house in Pattaya, a seaside resort town notorious for its sprawling red light district and links with organised crime. "He was abducted and carried into a van yesterday at dawn according to two security guards who were witnesses", Police Colonel Sukthat Pumpanmuang, commander of Pattaya City police station, told AFP.

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  • Talking to LTA about future a waste of time: Murray

    (Reuters) - Andy Murray, who put Britain on top of the tennis world with victory in the Davis Cup at the weekend, says he has given up talking to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) about the future of the game back home as it is a waste of time. The 28-year-old inspired Britain to the Davis Cup title for the first time in 79 years with their victory over Belgium in Ghent, but Murray, who clinched the final point on Sunday, said not enough was being down to nurture fresh talent.

  • Samsung replaces mobile chief, promotes chairman's daughter

    Samsung on Tuesday replaced the head of its mobile business and promoted the chairman's daughter as the South Korean giant seeks to reassert its smartphone dominance amid a generational power transfer in the founding Lee family. In an annual personnel reshuffle, Samsung named Koh Dong-Jin, executive vice head of Samsung Electronics's mobile research and development, as the new head of mobile business. Shin, 59, took over the mobile division in 2011 and oversaw Samsung’s rise to the world's number-one smartphone maker.

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  • Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton welcome a baby

    Josh Harnett and Tamsin Egerton have been photographed leaving a hospital in London with their newborn baby.

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  • Klopp gives goalkeeper Mignolet vote of confidence

    LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool are happy with the form of Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and are not looking for a replacement, manager Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday. Regular starter Mignolet, whose performances have come under scrutiny this season, will be rested for Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final at top-flight rivals Southampton, with Adam Bogdan taking over between the posts. "Simon Mignolet is one of the smartest keepers I've had. He's still young enough to develop. He is very open," Klopp told reporters. ...

  • Philippine distiller buys major Spanish brandy maker

    The Philippines largest liquor producer Emperador said Tuesday it would purchase a major Spanish brandy and sherry brand, representing its latest foreign acquisition after obtaining Iberian vineyards and a Scottish whisky giant. Emperador said in a disclosure to the Manila stock exchange that it had reached an agreement to purchase Spain's Fundador from US-based Beam Suntory for 275 million euros ($291 million). Fundador produces popular brandies including one of the same name and the Terry Centenario and Tres Cepas brands.

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  • Senegalese villages swallowed by the sea

    Behind the remains of washed-away fences, crumbling houses dot an expanse of the northern Senegalese coastline where a swollen river and an advancing sea are swallowing villages whole. The fishing community of Goxu Mbath is one of many districts in the city of Saint Louis, the former colonial capital of French west Africa that, little by little, is disappearing under water. The water hit hard and knocked down walls," says Awa Sarr Fall, 68, outside her badly damaged oceanfront house.

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  • AirAsia plane crash caused by faulty component, crew action

    Faulty equipment and the crew's "inability to control the aircraft" led an AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people onboard, a report said on Tuesday. Flight ...

  • Inside Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello's 'super private' honeymoon

    Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello were "super private and very much in love" on their stunning honeymoon at a private luxury resort on the Turks and Caicos islands.

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  • Oil prices dip as Saudi sits tight on OPEC call

    Oil prices fell slightly Tuesday as Saudi Arabia's oil minister would not be drawn on the outcome of OPEC's upcoming meeting on crude production levels. "We will discuss... and then decide" on ...