• COMMENT: The security and religious factors behind Israeli PM Netanyahu's low-key visit to Singapore

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Singapore for Australia on Tuesday (21 February), signaling the end of a low-key visit to the Republic by one of the world’s most high-profile politicians. In the days leading up to and during Netanyahu’s visit on Monday and Tuesday (20-21 February), there were few articles in mainstream media about the historic event – the first ever official visit by a sitting prime minister of Israel. The first mention of his planned visit came from Israeli media outlets, such as the Jerusalem Post, in October last year.

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  • Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

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  • Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO

    Talk about good karma. A Tesla Model S owner who deliberately wrecked his car to save an unconscious driver on the road is getting his car repaired for free. And ... The post Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Kaia Gerber: 'My supermodel mum Cindy Crawford doesn't age!'

    Kaia Gerber avoids posing in photos with her fashionista mother Cindy Crawford because she looks too "incredible".

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  • Too many foreigners managing Premier League teams - Giggs

    (Reuters) - There are too many foreign managers in the Premier League and little opportunity for local talents, according to former Manchester United winger and assistant manager Ryan Giggs. Giggs, who was the caretaker boss for four games at United in 2014, was linked with a return to management at Swansea City before American Bob Bradley's appointment in October and was considered again before Englishman Paul Clement took charge in January.

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  • Police: Woman executed in Penang not pregnant or linked to triads

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 22 — The 49-year-old woman who was shot dead while driving to town yesterday was not linked to any triads or pregnant, Penang Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said...

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  • Jolie has warm words for estranged husband Pitt

    Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview Tuesday. Jolie and Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple known as "Brangelina," are in the midst of a high-profile divorce and last month reached an agreement to keep private the details of their split and battle over custody of their six children. "We are focusing on the health of our family," Jolie said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family." The actress was asked if she still thought of Pitt as a wonderful father, which is how she had described him in the past.

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  • British man who launched Isil suicide attack was Guantanamo Bay detainee awarded £1m compensation

    ABritish Islamic State fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq this week is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was paid £1 million compensation by the government. Jamal al-Harith, a Muslim convert born Ronald Fiddler who detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base near Mosul, was released from the US detention camp in 2004 and successfully claimed compensation after saying British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment.

    The Telegraph
  • Cigarette peddlers on e-bikes play 'hide and seek' in Geylang

    A middle-aged looking man rode and stopped his electrical bicycle by the roadside of Lorong 6 Geylang on a humid afternoon. Keeping his eye on the road, the man took out a few packets of cigarettes, which were believed to be smuggled in from Indonesia. A few motorists slowed down their vehicles, and they handed cash to the man for several packets of cigarettes before driving off.

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  • Gymnastics-Raisman keeps eye on Tokyo during 'crazy' downtime

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American gymnast Aly Raisman has been caught up in a whirlwind since helping the United States to its golden haul in Rio and the triple Olympic champion is waiting for her world to stop spinning before setting her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Games. Raisman, who captained the 'Final Five' U.S. women to the most dominant Olympic victory in the team event six months ago, will be 26 when she bids for her third Olympics, hoping to defy gymnastics' stereotype as a sport built for petite teenagers. The Boston-born Raisman is in no great hurry to plunge back into competition, however, knowing a year off to freshen up could be her best chance of building motivation for another tilt at surviving the cut-throat competition to make the U.S. team.

    Reuters
  • Viral incident involving ITE student occurred in 2016, teacher counselled: Principal

    A viral video showing a teacher roughly handling an ITE student has surfaced on social media although the incident happened a year ago.

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  • Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club in tears

    The Sutton United goalkeeper filmed eating a pie while on the substitutes bench during his side's 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal quit the club in tears on Tuesday after admitting a "costly error of judgement", Sutton's manager said. Wayne Shaw resigned within hours of the Gambling Commission and the FA announcing investigations into his actions after it emerged that a betting company had offered odds against any Sutton player tucking into a pie during the televised game. Sutton manager Paul Doswell announced Shaw's fate on live television: "This decision was taken at board level," he said.

    Reuters
  • The Latest: Obama official blasts Trump transgender plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

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  • China jails safety boss who was sacked over huge blast

    China's former top work-safety official has been jailed for 15 years for graft, a year and a half after he was sacked over a giant industrial explosion that killed 165 people. Yang Dongliang, now 63, was head of the State Administration of Work Safety in August 2015 when a series of mammoth blasts at a dangerous chemicals storage facility rocked the northern port of Tianjin. Yang was quickly removed from his post after the disaster and subsequently placed under investigation for corruption.

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  • Young mother says son ‘spotted cancer’ while being breastfed

    Sarah Boyle, 26, a call centre worker, explained how Teddy, now one, would 'scream' and 'become distressed' when she tried to breastfeed him from her right breast. Two weeks later she was diagnosed with grade 2 triple negative breast cancer. The new mum, who lives with her husband Steven Boyle, 28, a recruitment consultant from Staffordshire, is now receiving chemotherapy and is planning a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.

    The Telegraph
  • 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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  • Allison Williams: 'Blonde hair is ruining my marriage!'

    The star can't stand her high maintenance new look.

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  • MMDA Opens EDSA-McKinley Service Road to Two-Way Traffic

    Starting Monday, February 20, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) opens the EDSA-McKinley Road to two-way vehicular traffic. The government agency said that the initiative should help ease traffic congestion ... The post MMDA Opens EDSA-McKinley Service Road to Two-Way Traffic appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Rooney misses St Etienne trip amid talk over his future

    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney did not travel with the squad for Wednesday's Europa League last-32, second leg at St Etienne despite training on the eve of the match, amid continuing media speculation about his future at the club. British media have linked the 31-year-old with a move to the Chinese Super League where the transfer window remains open until Feb. 28. Asked about Rooney's future, United manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on Tuesday that he did not want the striker to leave but said the decision was in the player's hands.

    Reuters
  • In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain

    Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens. It's the latest in a series of steps targeting foreigners, including laborers ...

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