• Pele's son ordered to begin 13-year Brazil prison sentence

    A Brazilian court has ruled that football legend Pele's son Edinho, who was convicted of money laundering and drug trafficking, must begin serving nearly 13 years in prison, his lawyer said. On Thursday, a judge reaffirmed his conviction for laundering money raised from drug trafficking, but reduced the sentence to up to 12 years and 10 months, his lawyer Eugenio Malavasi told AFP. Edinho -- who was accused of laundering based on phone tap evidence -- has said he will continue to fight the allegations.

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  • 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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  • 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 axe Ranieri to save cash jackpot

    Leicester's Thai owners ruthlessly sacked Claudio Ranieri less than a year after he masterminded their Premier League title triumph because relegation would cost them over �100 million. Ranieri was axed on Thursday as the Srivaddhanaprabha family lost patience with the Leicester manager's failure to halt the team's shocking slide towards the relegation zone. The genial Italian's dismissal was condemned in many quarters as his fellow managers and pundits claimed Ranieri deserved to be treated with more respect and should have been given time to turn the tide.

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  • Two Chinese men struggle to save a century-old Malay house with a link to KL’s past

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — On February 19, the ad hoc conservationist group that runs the Rumah Pusaka Chow Kit project posted a farewell message on its Facebook page. After two years of hard toil,...

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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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  • In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies

    By David Shepardson and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces and officers within federal agencies in what may be the most far reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades. Trump signed the directive in the Oval Office with chief executives of major U.S. corporations standing behind him including Dow Chemical Co , Lockheed Martin Corp and U.S. Steel Corp .

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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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  • Oops: Novak Djokovic caught getting scolded by wife after failing to end Facebook Live session

    Thanks to the power of social media, today’s athletes have the power to share anything and everything with their legion of fans. Unfortunately, as Novak Djokovic learned, “everything” sometimes includes moments that aren’t meant for public consumption. The world No. 2, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, broadcasted his practice session Thursday on Facebook Live, filmed by his wife, Jelena.

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  • Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

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  • Mourinho won't let emotion cloud Rooney decision

    Jose Mourinho won't let his heart rule his head as the Manchester United manager ponders handing Wayne Rooney a start in the League Cup Final against Southampton on Sunday. Rooney, 31, announced on Thursday that he will remain at Old Trafford for the rest of the season after turning down lucrative offers from Chinese Super League clubs. In response, Mourinho confirmed Rooney would be involved at Wembley for what could prove to be his final appearance at the famous stadium for United.

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  • Justin Bieber pokes fun at wet crotch pictures

    Justin Bieber heads to Australia on the Purpose World Tour on 6 March (17).

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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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  • 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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  • The Shaq-JaVale McGee beef has reached 'threats of violence on Twitter' status

    JaVale McGee, and the phone Shaq uses to film his funny videos. After the Golden State Warriors came back from a first-half deficit to once again dismantle the Los Angeles Clippers in the nightcap of TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader, you might have expected the evening’s “Shaqtin’ a Fool” segment to focus on Warriors firebrand Draymond Green, who returned from the All-Star break with a command performance that saw him rip into future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce and throw yet another questionable kick in the direction of an opponent. With “Shaqtin’ a Fool,” and Shaquille O’Neal, and the Warriors, it’s always going to be about JaVale McGee.

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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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  • Greece's Tsipras: the era of austerity is over

    Greece's era of austerity is over, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras claimed Friday, as he painted a positive picture of the reforms his government has agreed to take after the bailout program ends in ...

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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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  • NBA: Cousins rips 'coward' Kings over trade to Pelicans

    All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins branded the Sacramento Kings' handling of his trade to the New Orleans Pelicans as "a coward move" in an interview published on Friday. Cousins vented his frustration on The Undefeated website, saying he had no interest in talking to Kings owner Vivek Ranadive or general manager Vlade Divac about why the team didn't make good on a promise not to trade him. It was a coward move, so I'm pretty sure I will get a coward response," said Cousins, who was traded on Monday, just a day after playing in the All Star game.

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