• If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass.

    Associated Press
  • Mel Gibson is a dad for the ninth time

    The baby is the first for the movie star's girlfriend, a former professional equestrian.

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  • HDB changes rental rules for work permit holders

    Non-Malaysian work permit holders from the manufacturing sector are no longer allowed to rent a whole Housing Board flat as of 1st January 2017, and instead, only allowed to rent rooms.

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  • Livid LeBron sounds off after Cavs' latest loss

    (Reuters) - LeBron James is growing increasingly frustrated with his team's performance the last three weeks and is calling on the Cleveland Cavaliers' front office to step in and bolster parts of the reigning NBA champions' roster. After Cleveland suffered their fifth loss in seven games on Monday the four-times NBA Most Valuable Player launched into an expletive-filled rant suggesting the Cavaliers organization was not doing their part. "We're not better than last year, from a personnel standpoint ... we're a top-heavy team," James said, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

    Reuters
  • Philippines' Duterte blames CIA for botched terror raid

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday the US Central Intelligence Agency secretly orchestrated a botched raid targeting an alleged Islamic terrorist that left 44 Filipino policemen dead two years ago. Police commandos killed Zulkifli Abdhir, who was on the US government's list of "Most Wanted Terrorists", in the raid in remote farmland in the southern Philippines, where various Muslim separatist rebel groups and more hardline militants are based. The raid was carried out during the term of Duterte's predecessor Benigno Aquino.

    AFP News
  • Bangladeshi father seeks mercy killing of sons, grandson

    Desperate to end their suffering, an impoverished Bangladeshi father has begged permission to kill three terminally ill members of his family, sparking a rare debate about euthanasia in a deeply conservative society. "The government should decide what it wants to do with them. One of Asia's poorest countries, Bangladesh lacks any kind of free health care and medical treatment is often beyond the reach of the tens of millions of inhabitants who live below the poverty line.

    AFP News
  • Say Goodbye to the Fastest Car in the World

    Bad news for supercar enthusiasts, because the world’s fastest car is now at the end of its production lifespan. This week, Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) announced that it will ... The post Say Goodbye to the Fastest Car in the World appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty

    By Ben Blanchard and David Brunnstrom BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway. White House spokesman Sean Spicer in his comments on Monday signaled a sharp departure from years of cautious U.S. handling of China's assertive pursuit of territorial claims in Asia. "The U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," Spicer said when asked if Trump agreed with comments by his secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson.

    Reuters
  • 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...

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  • Police responding to burglary kill homeowner, not intruder

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police officers responding to a burglar alarm fatally shot a homeowner, who had grabbed a gun when he spotted an intruder, after shots were fired in their direction as they arrived at his house.

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  • Real Madrid logo won't feature Christian cross in Middle East clothing deal

    By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) - The club crest of Spanish soccer team Real Madrid will not feature the traditional Christian cross on clothing sold in some Middle East countries under a regional deal. Marka , a retailing group in the United Arab Emirates, has been granted exclusive rights to "manufacture, distribute and sell Real Madrid products" in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Reuters
  • Barca chief relaxed despite Messi speculation

    Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez insists he is sure Lionel Messi will sign a new deal with the Catalan giants despite continued speculation over the five-time World Player of the Year's future. Simmering tensions between the Barca board and squad boiled over a fortnight ago when the club's CEO Oscar Grau claimed Barca had to negotiate any new contracts with "common sense" given their spiralling wage budget. "With Messi what you have to do is give him a new contract, not have common sense," said the Uruguayan.

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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.

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  • Kylie Jenner donates $10,000 to friend's family appeal

    The reality starlet is helping her best friend mourn.

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  • Etihad Airways boss who led acquisition strategy on way out

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways said Tuesday that the CEO of its parent company, who led an aggressive multi-year buying spree that saw the Mideast carrier snap up stakes in airlines from Europe to Australia, is leaving.

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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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  • Europe chokes under freezing smog

    Heavy pollution enveloping much of Europe prompted emergency measures across the continent on Tuesday. A toxic cocktail of extreme cold, no wind and heavy burning of coal and wood for heating has left many regions shrouded in smog. In many countries, including Britain, France and Brussels, officials have cautioned against physical exertion for children and the elderly, and for people with respiratory problems.

    AFP News
  • Roger Federer surprised as Australian Open title prospects grow

    Roger Federer was just one step away from his first Grand Slam final in 18 months Tuesday after he demolished giant-killer Mischa Zverev to set up an Australian Open semi-final with Stan Wawrinka. The four-time champion will next take on his Swiss Davis Cup team-mate and world number four Wawrinka in what promises to be an enthralling semi-final showdown. "If someone would have told me I'd play in the semis against Stan, never would I have called that one for me.

    AFP News
  • 2017 Oscars: reactions from the nominees

    The following are reactions from some of the nominees for the 2017 Oscars. The list of nominations was revealed Tuesday, ahead of the February 26 ceremony: - Beautiful morning - "What a morning. The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie." -- Emma Stone, nominated for best actress for romantic musical "La La Land," which earned a record 14 Oscar nods.

    AFP News
  • 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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