• North Korea rocket launch window opens

    A one-week window opened Sunday for North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket -- widely-condemned by the international community as a disguised ballistic missile test linked to its nuclear weapons programme. Signs that a launch was imminent were confirmed when Pyongyang on Saturday shortened and brought forward the launch window it had declared to UN agencies. The rocket, carrying an earth observation satellite, will now blast off between February 7-14 -- instead of the previous schedule of February 8-25.

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  • Leicester rock Man City to race clear, Spurs second

    By Justin Palmer LONDON (Reuters) - Leicester City's unlikely assault on a first Premier League title gathered momentum with a ruthless 3-1 demolition of Manchester City helping them storm five points clear at the top on Saturday. Defender Robert Huth scored twice and Algerian magician Riyad Mahrez fired his 14th league goal of the season as Leicester sent a clear message of intent to those who still doubt they have the quality to become champions. Bookmakers have now made Claudio Ranieri's men, 5,000-1 outsiders at the start of the campaign, favourites to go all the way.

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  • Seriously? That Ancient Greek Statue Does Not Depict a Laptop

    There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue. The theory, proposed by the anonymous YouTube user StillSpeakingOut, ventures that the ancient Oracle of Delphi may have foreseen the invention of laptops, and told people about it. "Just so we are clear, I'm not saying that this relief was depicting an ancient laptop computer," StillSpeakingOut said in the 100-second-long video.

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  • Liverpool collapse nothing to do with protest, says coach

    A mass protest by fans over ticket prices was not responsible for Liverpool's collapse as they allowed Sunderland to fight back to snatch a 2-2 Premier League draw on Saturday, said assistant coach Pep Lijnders. Development coach Lijnders, among those taking charge of first-team duties while manager Juergen Klopp was undergoing an appendix operation, watched ninth-placed Liverpool concede twice in the last eight minutes after the walkout. Goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana had put Liverpool in control before Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe replied for relegation-haunted Sunderland.

    Reuters
  • Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds.

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  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.

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  • Doctor gets 30 to life after painkiller overdose deaths

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians across the country.

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  • Manchester United hold talks with Mourinho -- reports

    Jose Mourinho's representatives have held talks with Manchester United about replacing Louis van Gaal as manager of the Premier League club, according to reports on Friday. Mourinho has been strongly linked with the Old Trafford post since being sacked by Chelsea in December and the BBC and Manchester Evening News claim discussions have started with a view to the Portuguese coach taking over at the end of this season. Van Gaal has endured stinging criticism from former United players and the club's fans for his conversative tactics, with reports suggesting he was twice talked out of quitting by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward earlier this term.

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  • Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

    There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide. The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, ...

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  • Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end has begun for a downtown bridge that played a supporting role in many Hollywood chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los Angeles River.

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  • Get real, Vision 2020 not possible, minister tells Dr Mahathir

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must face reality and realise that Vision 2020 is no longer achievable, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak. He said this in response to Dr Mahathir's remark on his blog yesterday, where the former prime minister said Malaysia was no longer admired as it was before and that no one...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • The New 'Deadpool' Movie Will Make You Want To Cuss

    "Deadpool," the new R-rated superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, very much wants to be edgy and different. Does It succeed?

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  • Trump campaign shows a different side after Iowa loss

    EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Stung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads into election wins. And his team appeared intent to demonstrate on Thursday that they'd learned from any past mistakes.

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  • The flyers most likely to be a member of the Mile High Club and lie about being single are

    The results of a new travel survey released ahead of Valentine’s Day reveals a few golden nuggets on American behavior, including the fact that 11 percent of travelers have pretended to be single while on the road, and that the highest percentage of members in the Mile High Club can be found in the 65-plus set. The fantasy of getting their rocks off at 35,000 feet is also stronger among men, with 43 percent of male respondents expressing interest, compared to half that percentage of women.

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  • Torres reaches century, Atletico keep pressure on Barca

    Fernando Torres scored his 100th Atletico Madrid goal as Los Rojiblancos came from behind to move level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga thanks to a 3-1 win over Eibar on Saturday. Central defensive pairing Jose Maria Gimenez and Saul Niguez headed home corners after Keko had fired Eibar into a shock lead just after half-time before Torres ended a five-month goal drought in stoppage time. Atletico's first win in five games opens up a four-point lead over third-placed Real Madrid, who are also in action on Sunday away at Granada.

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  • Chinese New Year: Restaurants and eateries open during the public holidays

    It can be such a buzzkill to find your favourite eatery closed during the Lunar New Year. But don’t fret; here’s a handy list of some of the dining options that will be open during the public holidays.

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  • Singapore-registered vessel released after hijacking

    Nigerian authorities have secured the release of a Singapore-registered container vessel that was hijacked off the Nigerian Coast. At the time of the incident, the vessel was on its way from Pointe Noire, Congo to Port Onne, Nigeria with 25 crew.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Stephen Chow apologises for cancelling event

    The director releases a statement explaining the reason for cancelling a fan meeting in Xi'an

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  • In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.

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  • China governor fired for 'disloyalty' as Xi tightens grip

    BEIJING (AP) — The governor of a major Chinese province has been accused of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping that some have likened to a personality cult.

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