• Muslim member of national security staff resigned after 8 days in Donald Trump's White House

    A Muslim White House staff member resigned from her job eight days into the Trump administration, because the office had transformed into a “monochromatic and male bastion”. Rumana Ahmed – who worked for the National Security Council [NSC] under Barack Obama – said she intended to continue in her job because she "decided that Trump's NSC could benefit from a coloured, female, hijab-wearing, American Muslim patriot”. “I got both of those looks of ‘oh my God, like, are you OK... I’m surprised you’re still here,’” Ms Ahmed told CBS News.

    The Independent
  • Bill Paxton dead at 61

    The actor had undergone surgery for an undisclosed issue.

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  • OJ Simpson could be released within months and free to cash in on his multi-million dollar NFL pension

    OJ Simpson could walk free from jail in a few months after serving less than a third of his sentence before cashing in on his multi-million dollar NFL pension. The former American football star could be released exactly nine years into his 33-year sentence after he was jailed for a string of crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008. A parole board hearing on 3 July is expected to recommend the 69-year-old’s release based on good behaviour.

    The Independent
  • Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill leader's half brother

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons?

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  • Parents who let diabetic son starve to death found guilty of first-degree murder

    The parents of a 15-year-old boy who died due to untreated diabetes and starvation have been found guilty of first-degree murder. Emil and Rodica Radita isolated and neglected their son Alexandru for years before his eventual death — at which point he was said to be so emaciated that he appeared mummified, a court in Canada heard on Friday. Alexandru, one of the Raditas’ eight children, reportedly weighed less than 37 pounds when he died in 2013 at their home in Calagry, Canada, following months of suffering due to untreated diabetes.

    The Independent
  • Hundreds cheer as a relaxed Barack Obama surfaces in Manhattan 

    The former president was seen in the Flatiron District of New York, Mail Online reported. Wearing a dark suit, open-necked shirt and clutching a beverage in a paper cup, Mr Obama appeared relaxed as he entered an office building. In the immediate aftermath of leaving the White House, Mr and Mrs Obama went first to California and then to the British Virgin Islands, where they stayed with Sir Richard Branson on his private island of Necker.

    The Telegraph
  • Flight from Pakistan had seven passengers in aisle, claims report

    The national carrier has been plagued by problems in recent years. An investigation is under way after reports that a Pakistan International Airlines plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia with people standing in the aisle all the way after staff boarded extra passengers. Although the plane was allowed to carry 409 passengers, there were 416 onboard flight PK743 to Medina, the report said.

    The Guardian
  • Messi haunts Atletico once more to send Barcelona top

    Under-fire Barcelona coach Luis Enrique thanked the "terrible" state of Atletico Madrid's pitch for Lionel Messi's winner two minutes from time as his side moved top of La Liga. Messi stabbed home at the second attempt after his first effort was blocked to register his 27th career goal against Atletico and take Barca two points clear of Real Madrid and Sevilla. Rafinha's scrappy effort fired Barca into the lead just after the hour, but Atletico responded seven minutes later through Diego Godin.

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  • Facebook romance sees teenager fall for man 10,000 miles away after accepting his friend request 

    Rebecca Luff, 18, from Plymouth accepted the approach which came out of the blue from Michael Young. The only snag was he lived 10,000 miles away in Adelaide, Australia, Mailonline reported. The couple had a break in Amsterdam and Rebecca has decided to take a sabbatical from her job to travel to Australia to meet his family.

    The Telegraph
  • Huawei P10 preview: A hands-on look at the 'dazzling' and risky new iPhone rival

    MWC 2017 kicked off with the launch of the LG G6, and Huawei has followed its rival with a new flagship of its own: the Huawei P10. The Chinese firm has become a genuine force in the smartphone industry, with the Huawei Mate 9 easily its best release yet, boasting outstanding battery life, an excellent screen and a number of intelligent software tweaks. Does the P10 represent another step in the right direction?

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  • 'Are you Muslim?' Florida airport 'detained Muhammad Ali's son'

    Muhammad Ali Jr, the 44-year-old son of the world-renowned boxer, was kept back at an airport in Florida earlier this month, family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal, a Kentucky newspaper. According to the newspaper, officials questioned Ali for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him "Where did you get your name from?" and "Are you Muslim?".

    The Telegraph
  • Beluga whale upstages bride on wedding day and sparks hilarious memes

    A bride was upstaged on her wedding day when she was photobombed by a very curious beluga whale. The happy couple were tying the knot at an aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, when the inquisitive animal swam over to see what all the commotion was about. Photoshop experts have had a lot fun with the image.

    The Telegraph
  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer

    Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month long silence on the daylight assassination of her advisor, calling his killing a "great loss" for the country's democracy struggle. Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and critic of Myanmar's powerful military, was shot dead on 29 January outside Yangon airport in a murder that sent shockwaves through the country's young civilian government. Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party branded the killing a political assassination and "terrorist act" against their policies.

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  • Top Three Cheapest New Sedans 2017

    Ever wondered which car ranked the cheapest (ever) in the world? It’s a Tata Nano, a mini car which costs around P162,000 today. Yes, the price is mind-boggling — even ... The post Top Three Cheapest New Sedans 2017 appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Saudi king visits Malaysia as he begins Asia tour

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Saudi King Salman arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia.

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  • Meryl Streep blasts Karl Lagerfeld over Oscars dress fiasco

    The actress was due to wear Chanel at the ceremony on Sunday (26Feb17) but changed to a different designer.

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  • Human remains found in Crete belong to British holidaymaker Steven Cook who went missing over 11 years ago

    The family of Steven Cook, who went missing aged 20, said a “fog can lift at last”. Mr Cook, from Sandbach, Cheshire, was on his first holiday without his family and went missing in September 2005 after a night out with friends in the resort town of Malia. Cheshire Police’s Detective Inspector Gary McIntyre said the force's priority was to ensure his remains are returned to the UK as soon as possible.

    The Independent
  • Blind man Tasered by armed police who thought his walking stick was a gun

    Armed police tasered a blind man after they mistook his walking stick for a gun. Greater Manchester Police officers rushed to Levenshulme Station in Manchester after receiving a call that a middle-aged man had been seen holding a firearm. The man was hit with a 50,000 volt stun gun, after he failed to respond to police calls to drop the "weapon".

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  • Oil giant taps China's vast geothermal reserves

    Chinese state-run energy giant Sinopec has drilled hundreds of wells across the country without finding a single drop of oil. While two-thirds of China's electricity is generated by coal, almost all of the homes in northern Hebei province's Xiong district -- home to 400,000 people -- are heated by wells as deep as 1,500 metres (5,000 feet). "This floor heating works like a dream," said Li Fuzeng.

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  • Pacquiao to fight Britain's Khan in April

    Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and British fighter Amir Khan confirmed separately on Sunday that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports. Pacquiao tweeted: "Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as this is what the fans wanted.#PacquiaoKhan". Khan, 30, a few minutes later posted on his official Twitter feed: "My team and I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight #pacquiaokhan #April23rd".

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