• Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friend

    North Korea doesn't have many friends. There's China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like ...

    Associated Press
  • Thai palace official fired and stripped of titles

    A senior member of the personal security retinue of Thailand's new king has been fired and stripped of his titles, the palace has announced, the latest royal official to publicly fall from grace. Air Vice Marshal Chitpong Thongkum was accused of improperly using his connections to King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a statement published in the Royal Gazette on Sunday. "His army rank has been withdrawn and his royal decorations have been rescinded," the statement said, adding that he had "behaved in a way that brought about distrust and caused severe damage to the royal family".

    AFP News
  • #LastNightInSweden: celebrities and the Swedish mock Donald Trump's bizarre claims

    Donald Trump has baffled everyone from politicians to celebrities with the strange claims he made about Sweden over the weekend.

    The Telegraph
  • Watch the moment DeMarcus Cousins found out he was traded to New Orleans

    This won’t be the last time DeMarcus Cousins wears a NOLA jersey. New Orleans hosted the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, and then stole headlines away from the festivities just as the game was ending on Sunday night, when the Pelicans agreed to terms with the Sacramento Kings on a deal that would keep three-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins in The Big Easy for good. News of the trade, reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, came down around the same time players were set to meet with the press for postgame interviews.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Sylvester Stallone’s daughter Sistine makes runway debut for Topshop

    Sistine Stallone walked as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday (19Feb17).

    Cover Media
  • Philippine bus crash kills 13 students and driver on camping trip

    Thirteen Philippine college students on a camping holiday and a bus driver were killed and dozens injured on Monday when their bus slammed into an electricity post in a mountainous region, police said. The bus, rented by a Manila private school, was taking over 50 teenage students and an instructor on the trip when the driver lost control on a downhill slope in the town of Tanay, said regional police spokesman Superintendent Chitadel Gaoiran. Ten students were killed on the spot while four other people including the bus driver died in hospital, officials said.

    AFP News
  • Perrie Edwards Snapchats from bed with topless beau

    Perrie Edwards went public with her boyfriend, soccer player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a Snapchat video from her bedroom.

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  • Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.

    Associated Press
  • 10 Bestselling Cars of 2016: Toyota Secures the Top 6 Spots, 7 Cars in the Top 10

    As if having the top three bestselling cars in 2015 was not enough, Toyota went and occupied the top six spots in the Philippines’ list of 10 bestselling cars of 2016. ... The post 10 Bestselling Cars of 2016: Toyota Secures the Top 6 Spots, 7 Cars in the Top 10 appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling S. China Sea

    A US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the waterway. China asserts ownership of almost all of the resource-rich waters despite rival claims from several Southeast Asian countries. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group was engaging in "routine operations in the South China Sea," the navy said in a statement on its website.

    AFP News
  • China's huge debt poses big headache for central bank

    Chinese banks lent more money in January alone than the annual GDP of South Africa, as borrowers rushed to take advantage of government policies intended to stimulate the economy with easy credit. But ...

    AFP
  • Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

    Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) south of Bordeaux.

    AFP News
  • Israel-Palestine issue is an ‘emotional’ one, especially for Muslims: PM Lee

    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre) inspecting the guard of honour at the Istana with Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong (left). The Israel-Palestine issue is an emotional one, especially for Muslims, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who reiterated on Monday (20 February) Singapore’s support for a two-state solution in the Middle East. Speaking on the occasion of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s first official visit to the Republic, Lee said, “I explained (to Netanyahu) why while the Middle East is far away from Southeast Asia, it has an impact on us and it’s of considerable concern for us.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • What are the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon GO?

    Unsurprisingly, legendary Pokemon such as Mewtwo, Mew, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos are all among the strongest Pokemon. Others that compare to the strength of these elusive monsters are Dragonite, Snorlax and Arcanine - all among the rarer Pokemon in the game so far. According to the figures found in the data dump, Mewtwo, Dragonite and Mew have the highest CP cap in the game.

    The Telegraph
  • Keanu Reeves has finally mastered ageing

    Keanu Reeves is trying to do as much as he can before his “time runs out”.

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  • Mourinho faces Chelsea, Lincoln dream of Arsenal

    Jose Mourinho will have to get past former club Chelsea if FA Cup holders Manchester United are to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive following the quarter-final draw on Sunday. Giant-killers Lincoln -- the first non-league side into the last-eight in over a century after beating Premier League Burnley on Saturday -- could have a lucrative trip to Arsenal should the Gunners beat another non-league side Sutton on Monday.

    AFP News
  • Samantha Cameron reveals death of her son Ivan 'overshadowed everything' in her life

    Samantha Cameron has told how the devastation of losing her son Ivan meant that everything else in the world became “meaningless” to her. The former prime minister’s wife spoke about the grief she suffered following the death of the couple's eldest son when he was just six years old, saying it was more life-changing than moving into Downing Street. Ivan, who died in 2009, suffered from Ohtahara syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy characterised by spasms, and cerebral palsy.

    The Telegraph
  • Uber CEO orders 'urgent investigation' on sexual harassment claims

    Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said on Sunday he instructed his chief human resources officer to investigate the accusations described in a blog post by Susan Fowler, who worked as an engineer at Uber from November 2015 to December 2016.

    Reuters
  • Revealed: How Margaret Thatcher intervened to keep Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in prison 

    Mrs Thatcher also ordered extra security for Ian Brady when he was being transferred into a new prison “to make doubly sure that this maniac cannot escape”.  I do not think that  either  of these prisoners should ever be released from custody. The comments are contained in a note from Mrs Thatcher scrawled in blue ink which has been uncovered by Government officials.

    The Telegraph
  • 'British suicide bomber' strikes Iraq forces near Mosul as offensive against Islamic State continues

    A British jihadist suicide bomber blew himself up attacking Iraqi forces as they close in on Western Mosul, according to Islamic State propaganda. The bomber identified as Abu Zakiira attacked the Iraqi army in the village tal kisoom, south west of Iraq’s second largest city, it is claimed. Iraqi forces on Monday continued a ground offensive to dislodge Isil militants from their remaining stronghold in western Mosul.

    The Telegraph