• 60 years after Japan army husband fled, Vietnam war bride clings to love

    It's been more than sixty years since Nguyen Thi Xuan's husband, a Japanese soldier, left her in Vietnam, but the 94-year-old still sleeps with a body pillow she fashioned from his military uniform. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will meet with families -- including Xuan's -- next week on a historic trip to Vietnam, a landmark visit for the former foes that have become cosy allies since diplomatic relations were established in 1973.

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  • Mysterious white 'blob' becomes latest sea creature to wash up after Philippines earthquake

    A huge bizarre white blob has become the latest mysterious sea creature to wash up in the Philippines after an earthquake hit the islands. The massive white monster-like creature was washed up on shore in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands. What it is has stumped plenty of people, but hasn’t stopped locals from posing for selfies with the scary sea monster.

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  • Duterte says China misunderstood Philippine minister's South China Sea remarks

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not sure why China's commerce minister had cancelled a trip to his country, and that Beijing misunderstood his foreign minister's comments about its militarisation in the South China Sea. Duterte said he wanted solid ties with China and there was no urgency in pressing it to abide by last year's arbitration ruling on the Philippines' maritime boundaries and sovereign rights, which went in favour of Manila and infuriated Beijing.[nL8N19Y02S] On Tuesday, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, the chairman of a meeting of foreign ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations, said the region had "grave concerns" about China putting weapons installations on its manmade islands in the Spratlys.

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  • Malaysia decontaminating airport after revealing North Korean agents 'assassinated Kim Jong-nam with highly-toxic VX nerve agent'

    Malaysian plans to decontaminate Kuala Lumpur airport after it emerged that alleged North Korean agents used VX, one of the world’s deadliest nerve agents, to assassinate the elder half-brother of Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-nam was murdered last Monday by a hit squad who smeared his face with VX, which is among the most dangerous chemicals ever created by man, Malaysian police said Friday. Asked whether people should avoid the international airport out of fears of contamination, Malaysia’s police inspector-general Khalid Abu Bakar said: "No. No. No. But I don't know.

    The Telegraph
  • Football: Leicester's Thai owners condemned over Ranieri sacking

    The sacking of Claudio Ranieri just nine months after guiding Leicester City to a sensational Premier League triumph brought a torrent of condemnation on the team's Thai owners on Friday. "Disgusting," former England and Leicester player Gary Lineker said of the decision taken barely two weeks after the owners had given the Italian boss "unwavering support" despite the team's troubles. Amid reports of a breakdown in the relationship between Ranieri and senior Leicester players, the British press took a severe line against the owners who announced the bombshell sacking late Wednesday.

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  • Shooting of 2 Indians in US bar sends shock waves in India

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — The shooting of two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar has sent shock waves through their hometowns, and India's government is rushing diplomats to monitor progress in the investigation into the crime.

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  • Man Utd draw delights Rostov in Europa League last-16

    Favourites Manchester United were drawn on Friday to face faraway Russian outfit Rostov, who unlike Jose Mourinho were delighted with the Europa League last-16 tie.

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  • Nicole Scherzinger: 'Cats helped me through Lewis Hamilton split'

    Nicole Scherzinger shared that working on musical Cats was the only thing that kept her going through her split from Lewis Hamilton.

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  • Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: "FIND NOW"

    U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the FBI on Friday for failing to stop leaks of national security information to the media and directed the agency to find those who pass on classified information. Trump's comments come amid media reports saying the FBI refused a White House request to knock down news stories saying members of Trump's team were in frequent contact with Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the nation's top law enforcement agency, did not answer a request for comment on Trump's remarks on Twitter.

    Reuters
  • US stocks dip as banks and energy companies fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are losing ground Friday as banks fall and energy companies continue to slide, putting the Dow Jones industrial average on track to break a 10-day winning streak. The losses are modest, but there's far more selling than buying on Wall Street.

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  • Arrest warrant: Man used hands to kill teacher inside home

    Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest. ...

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  • Saudi King Salman launches investment drive with Asia tour

    By Katie Paul RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman starts a month-long Asian tour on Sunday to build ties with the world's fastest growing importers of Saudi oil and promote investment opportunities, including the sale of a stake in its giant state firm Saudi Aramco. The octogenarian monarch, who has overseen the launch of an ambitious economic reform plan since his accession two years ago, is expected to visit Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and China. In a sign of the importance which the kingdom places on strengthening economic ties with Asia, Indonesian officials say Salman will be accompanied by a 1,500-strong entourage including 10 ministers.

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  • India police arrest cheap mobile maker on fraud charges

    The director of an Indian company that claimed it was selling the world's cheapest smartphone was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, police said Friday. Mohit Goel was arrested in the New Delhi suburb ...

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  • David Hasselhoff planning quiet Italian wedding

    The actor has been dating Welsh model Hayley Roberts for six years.

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  • Two brothers’ execution halted after 11th hour appeal for mercy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Brothers Rames and Suthar Batumalai temporarily avoided execution today after their family filed a plea for clemency yesterday over their murder conviction. Uma...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Carbon Fibers: Why They’re the Next Big Thing in Cars

    Carbon fiber materials are a huge paradox. Lightweight and flexible like a typical fabric, the strongest carbon fibers are ten times rigid, but five time lighter than steel.  What’s more, ... The post Carbon Fibers: Why They’re the Next Big Thing in Cars appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Alonso says Mercedes contacted him after Rosberg quit

    By Alan Baldwin WOKING, England (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso said on Friday that Mercedes contacted him after Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg retired unexpectedly in December but he made clear to them that he was tied to McLaren. Double world champion Alonso's contract ends this season, however, and the Spaniard told reporters at the launch of the team's new MCL32 car that he would make no decision about his future until after the August break. "Mercedes, after the surprise of Rosberg, had to do a little check of everyone which is understandable," he said.

    Reuters
  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

    The beauty swears by a "revolutionary" new hair colour spray.

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  • Four Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million: Oxfam

    The four richest Indonesians are wealthier than the poorest 100 million people in the country, a study has found, highlighting how huge numbers have been left behind as the economy booms. Oxfam said that President Joko Widodo had failed to fulfil pledges to fight inequality and called on the government to urgently increase spending on public services and make corporations and the wealthy pay more tax. Indonesia has enjoyed an economic boom that has reduced the number of people living in extreme poverty but the gap between rich and poor has risen faster than in any other Southeast Asian country in the past 20 years, the Oxfam study said.

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  • Amber Rose buys her favourite L.A. strip club

    Amber Rose is hoping to inspire other women to find their place in the stripping industry after buying Los Angeles gentlemen's club Ace of Diamonds.

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