• German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: govt

    Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the government in Manila said Monday. A video posted by the Abu Sayyaf group, which was monitored by intelligence group SITE, showed Jurgen Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man. Shortly after the video appeared, government envoy Jesus Dureza confirmed the German's death.

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  • Lamborghini driver refuses to stop parking his £250,000 supercar in mayor’s parking space

    A man has flat-out refused to stop parking his £250,000 Lamborghini in a space reserved for the town mayor. Fashion company boss Ash White has already received six tickets for leaving his garish orange sports car in the spot outside Cheltenham Town Hall in Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire County Council admitted that at least two of the tickets were not valid as the words ‘Mayor’s Car’ were painted inside the marked bay.

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  • Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday.

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  • Nokia 3310: Iconic mobile returns with a battery that lasts a month - and yes it has Snake 

    The Nokia 3310, the phone that defined a generation of mobiles, has been reborn 17 years after it was first released. It was one of the first mobiles to also become a cultural icon, with its distinctive Nokia ringtone, compact design and mobile game Snake, and sold more than 100 million units. The new version has been unveiled by HMD Global, a Finnish company made up largely of former Nokia employees, that has acquired the rights to the Nokia brand.

    The Telegraph
  • Malaysia says Saudi Aramco will invest $7 billion in oil hub

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday that oil major Saudi Aramco will invest $7 billion in a mammoth oil processing hub in Malaysia, making it the single largest investor in the Southeast Asian ...

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  • Hollywood left reeling: the biggest mistake in Oscars history after La La Land wrongly named Best Picture winner

    Moonlight has won Best Picture - but only after La La Land was announced by mistake Who passed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope? What really happened when La La Land won over Moonlight Oscars 2017: full list of winners How Warren Beatty's Oscars cock-up gave La La Land and Moonlight the perfect twist ending Oscars 2017: in pictures

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  • FIFA backs troubled Saint Petersburg pitch

    FIFA on Monday said it was confident problems plaguing the pitch at the new Saint Petersburg stadium will be fixed in time for the Confederations Cup in June. Last year inspectors said the retractable pitch at the 68,000-seater Saint Petersburg Arena -- which is set to hold the opening and final games of the Confederations Cup -- was unstable and not fit for matches. "There's a clear plan, engineering plan of the works to be put in and that should be completed within the next two weeks," Colin Smith, the head of FIFA's operational commission, said following a visit to the stadium.

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  • Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

    Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stifling and crowded feeding center in ...

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  • 10 Seafood Buffets In Singapore That It Will Be Shellfish Of Us Not To Share

    I love seafood, so I’m always on the lookout for a great seafood buffet. In my books, any restaurant that has a wide range of fresh seafood for me to choose from under $100 is a place worth checking out. Here are 10 restaurants that you can consider the next time you feel the craving for […] The post 10 Seafood Buffets In Singapore That It Will Be Shellfish Of Us Not To Share appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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  • ‘It’s been a lot of fun and we've accomplished almost everything’ says Donald Trump as he hails first month at gala dinner hosted by Melania

    After a month of controversy, political hostilities were suspended as Donald and Melania Trump welcomed 46 state governors to the White House. An ebullient president hailed the first month of his presidency as he welcomed his guests to the black tie gala. The dinner was being held as some of Donald Trump’s fiercest critics gathered in Hollywood for the 89th Academy Awards.

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  • Girl, 5, dies of asthma attack after 'volatile GP refused to see her because she was several minutes late'

    A five-year-old girl died of an asthma attack after an “unapproachable and volatile” doctor refused to see her because she and her mother arrived a few minutes late for her appointment, the General Medical Council has found. Ellie-May Clark had been sent home from school because her condition was worsening but was refused her emergency appointment with Dr Joanne Rowe at The Grange Clinic, Newport, in January 2015. Dr Rowe told health officials she was seeing another patient at the time, but examination of her schedule showed this was not the case.

    The Independent
  • NASCAR Fans Outraged at Monster Energy Girls’ Outfits

    Monster Energy became the new sponsor for the NASCAR Cup Series this year, beginning its tenure as the auto racing event’s partner last January 1, 2017. The energy drink brand joins ... The post NASCAR Fans Outraged at Monster Energy Girls’ Outfits appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Buffett tells CNBC Berkshire bought 120 million Apple shares in 2017

    By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc , told CNBC on Monday that his conglomerate had purchased about 120 million shares of Apple Inc. in 2017 and that U.S. stocks were not in "bubble territory." "Apple strikes me as having quite a sticky product," Buffett said. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook had done a "terrific job," Buffett said, but added he had not bought shares since the company's earnings report.

    Reuters 36 mins ago
  • 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
  • More arrests expected in Johor, says MACC

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expected to carry out more arrests as they intensify their probe into a multi-million ringgit housing scandal in Johor....

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  • Jay Z and Beyonce teased for tardiness at pre-Oscars party

    The hip-hop supercouple sat at Harvey's table with his wife Georgina Chapman.

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  • Catholicism has done more harm to Australia than Islam. Where's the outrage? | Kristina Keneally

    There is zero chance that sharia law – as a repressive criminal code used in certain Muslim majority nations – is going to be enshrined in Australia. Who knew Australian democracy was so weak that a young Muslim woman talking about her faith on national television might be its downfall? The outrage machine cranked itself to fever pitch, seeking to destroy Abdel-Magied’s credibility, reputation, and her professional livelihood.

    The Guardian
  • Manchester United's Ibrahimovic strikes twice to win League Cup

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved his hunger for silverware has not diminished with age as the Swede's double earned a 3-2 win over Southampton in an absorbing League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. After a stirring Saints fightback revived memories of their shock 1976 FA Cup final victory over United and with extra time looming, the 35-year-old Ibrahimovic pounced to head Ander Herrera's cross past goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

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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.

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  • Thai generals lead royal funeral pyre ceremony

    Thailand's generals took centre stage on Monday at a ceremony blessing the start of construction of an enormous funeral pyre for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a vivid illustration of the army's intimate links to the palace. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, a former army chief who seized power in 2014, led the ceremony, which saw a crane erect the first of a series of giant steel pillars that will form the cornerstones of what will be a largely wooden pyre next to Bangkok's sprawling Grand Palace. The ceremony was infused with the religious ritual that permeates palace life with Buddhist monks chanting mantras and Hindu Brahmin priests blowing conches as workers in hard hats fixed the pillar to a concrete plinth.

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