• The Latest: Texas Republican quits hard-line Freedom Caucus

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican plans to overhaul the health care system (all times local):

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  • Man caught ‘holding eight women captive at luxury home and calling them his diamond kitties’

    An alleged human-trafficker in the US is facing more than 200 years in prison after he was accused of holding eight women he referred to as his “diamond kitties” captive. Kenndric Roberts, 33, lured the women online to a rented $1m (£800,000) home in Atlanta, Georgia, with the promise of modelling work. According to NBC News, police reported a claim by one woman that Kendrick had threatened her on numerous occasions including one instance “where he stated he was going to pay someone to cut her chest open, take out the implants and cut her up”.

    The Independent
  • England, Germany stay on World Cup course, Dutch axe Blind

    England and defending champions Germany remained on course for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday while Danny Blind was sacked as Dutch coach after his misfiring team faced missing a second straight major finals. At Wembley, Jermain Defoe marked his international comeback with a goal as England toiled to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania. Defoe, 34, who was making his first England appearance since November 2013, hit the target midway through the second half for his 20th international goal.

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  • Joe Biden: I regret not running for president – because I could have won

    Joe Biden: ‘Do I regret not being president? Joe Biden believes he could have won the presidency in 2016, had he made it through a tough Democratic primary. Barack Obama’s vice-president also hopes Donald Trump, who has had a tempestuous first two months in office since beating Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, “grows into the job a little bit”.

    The Guardian
  • Antonio Banderas underwent surgery after suffering heart attack

    The actor attributed the health scare to stress.

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  • Motorists treat loop system as race track

    PETALING JAYA, March 27 — The implementation of the one-way loop (OWL) traffic system here has given rise to another social evil — speeding. PJ city councillors said the OWL traffic system...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Nazri: ‘I was waiting for Dr M to speak first’

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz said today he kept silent during his meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Padang Rengas because he did not want to intrude on his privacy....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • I tried to take a laptop on a flight - here's what happened

    Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect. 

    The Telegraph
  • How 82 seconds of hell started with a WhatsApp message

    At the Preston Park Hotel in Brighton on Wednesday morning, Adrian Ajao was chatting with hotel staff about his plans for the day as he checked out at reception. Across the river, Spanish teacher Aysha Frade was in the middle of lessons at DLD College near Waterloo Station.

    The Telegraph
  • Roller guardrails to be installed on more highways

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Motorists will soon be greeted with bright yellow guardrails at several spots along major highways following the success of a pilot project in Subang. The road...

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  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend emotional family funeral

    The couple dressed all in black for the service in Los Angeles.

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  • When collecting toys is not just a hobby but a ‘commitment’

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Tang Kok Weng tries his best to hide it, but there is no missing that glow of pride on his face as he watches a crowd of curious onlookers snapping pictures of his toy...

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  • Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.

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  • German firms doubt good business conditions will last - Ifo chief

    Many German companies doubt the good conditions in Europe's largest economy will last as they fear disruption from new technologies, the head of the Munich-based Ifo economic institute told the Suedkurier newspaper. German business morale was buoyant in February, Ifo's survey of business sentiment showed. Ifo is due to release the results of the March survey on Monday and no change is expected in the reading, supporting expectations for a robust start to 2017.

    Reuters
  • Parts of UK that voted for Brexit may be hardest hit, study finds

    Wales is more dependent on EU grants than other areas and faces the possibility of high tariffs on its exports, such as lamb, the analysis found. Several parts of Britain that voted to leave the European Union are among the most vulnerable to the economic impact of Brexit, according to new research published as the government prepares to trigger article 50. Researchers at the thinktank Demos studied regional differences in the reliance on exports to the EU, use of European workers and receipt of support grants.

    The Guardian
  • Nadal rallies to reach fourth round in Miami

    Rafael Nadal came back from an awful first set to defeat Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 and advance to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday. After looking badly out of sorts, Nadal was able to rediscover his form in the second set and in the end ran out a comfortable winner. Nadal will next face France's Nicolas Mahut, who beat Argentine Guido Pella 6-4 6-3.

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  • Aramco JV was well thought out, says Petronas

    KUALA LUMPUR,March 27 — The joint venture with Aramco for the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) was not done overnight but had been looked at since 2014, said Petronas...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader

    HONG KONG (AP) — The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014.

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  • Sexual harassment? We used to call that 'welcome attention' from men, says Fay Weldon 

    Fay Weldon, the author and playwright, has risked the wrath of feminists by claiming the movement was bad for most women, and argued that what is now seen as sexual harrassment was once viewed as 'welcome attention.'

    The Telegraph
  • Battling McLaren exceed rock-bottom expectations

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - In a sign of how far McLaren have fallen, a retirement for Fernando Alonso and a last-place finish for team mate Stoffel Vandoorne exceeded expectations for the embattled team at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Honda-powered cars had a dreary winter testing with slow times and an assortment of reliability problems, and the same problems played out through the race weekend in Melbourne for the Woking-based outfit.

    Reuters