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

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — 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 Russia, and other nations isolated by politics and sanctions, like Syria and Cuba.

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  • 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 "His army rank has been withdrawn and his royal decorations have been rescinded," the statement said, adding that he had "behaved in a way that brought about distrust and caused severe damage to the royal family".

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  • Sylvester Stallone’s daughter Sistine makes runway debut for Topshop

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

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  • Saints not Chelsea on Mourinho's mind

    Jose Mourinho refused to dwell on the prospect of facing his former club Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals after Manchester United negotiated a difficult fifth-round visit to Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 victory. It took the substitute pairing of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to combine for the latter to score the winning goal in the second half, maintaining United’s interest in all four competitions. Now United must visit Stamford Bridge, where they have not won since 2012, although Mourinho did appear to be employing his favoured tactic of playing mind games when he discussed the draw and appeared to hand the league title to Chelsea.

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  • Inviting Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain is a “no brainer” and in the UK’s “national interest”, a former Conservative minister and Hillary Clinton supporter says

    Inviting Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain is a “no brainer” and in the UK’s “national interest”, according to a former Conservative minister and Hillary Clinton supporter. Sir Simon Burns said allowing the visit was “infinitely the right thing to do” if it strengthened the special relationship between Britain and America. The comments from Sir Simon are notable because he campaigned for Mrs Clinton against Mr Trump in last year's presidential election.

    The Telegraph 11 mins ago
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aide

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad that killed many people, including a journalist and a pregnant woman, when he was mayor of a southern city, a retired policeman who claimed to be part of the group said Monday. Arthur Lascanas, sitting alongside three prominent human rights lawyers, broke down in tears as he listed a series of murders in Davao city that he alleged Duterte ordered either to eliminate critics or fight crime. Lascanas said he even killed his two brothers, who were involved in drug trafficking, due to "blind loyalty" to Duterte as well as cash rewards.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.

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  • 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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  • 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
  • Workmen's cafe overwhelmed with customers after it is accidentally awarded a Michelin star

    A workmen’s café in central France was overwhelmed with gourmet customers and TV crews after it was awarded a Michelin star by mistake. Prospective diners were astounded when they turned up at Le Bouche à Oreille, in the small town of Bourges, to find a cheap and cheerful eatery with red and white polka dot tablecloths, serving a fixed price lunch menu with homemade lasagna or beef bourguignon for about €10 (£8.50). The Michelin Guide apologised, saying it had confused the café with a more refined establishment of the same name near Paris.

    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