• NBA: Westbrook shines as Thunder roll over Lakers

    Russell Westbrook earned his 28th triple double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder eased past the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 late Friday. Westbrook scored 17 points on four-of-17 shooting from the field to go with 17 assists and 19 rebounds at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Alex Abrines and Andre Roberson each had 19 points and combined to hit eight three-pointers.

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  • AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war.

    Associated Press
  • Hundreds cheer as a relaxed Barack Obama surfaces in Manhattan 

    The former president was seen in the Flatiron District of New York, Mail Online reported. Wearing a dark suite, open-necked shirt and clutching a beverage in a paper cup, Mr Obama appeared relaxed as he entered an office building. In the immediate aftermath of leaving the White House Mr an Mrs Obama went first to California and then to the British Virgin Islands, where the stayed with Sir Richard Branson on his private island of Necker.

    The Telegraph
  • 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.

    Yahoo News UK
  • Human remains found in Crete belong to British holidaymaker Steven Cook who went missing over 11 years ago

    The family of Steven Cook, who went missing aged 20, said a “fog can lift at last”. Mr Cook, from Sandbach, Cheshire, was on his first holiday without his family and went missing in September 2005 after a night out with friends in the resort town of Malia. Cheshire Police’s Detective Inspector Gary McIntyre said the force's priority was to ensure his remains are returned to the UK as soon as possible.

    The Independent
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Leicester should name stadium after sacked Ranieri - Mourinho

    Leicester City should honour sacked title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri by naming their stadium after him, Manchester United's Jose Mourinho said on Friday as English football reacted to news of his shock departure. Ranieri was axed on Thursday, 298 days after he pulled off one of the most remarkable stories in world sport by leading 5,000-1 outsiders Leicester to the Premier League title.

    Reuters
  • GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

    GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it. It's the ...

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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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  • Pele's son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

    The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking. Edson "Edinho" Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father's former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process. "There's great frustration because I am being accused of money laundering, but I never did that," he said, according to the G1 news portal.

    AFP News
  • 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.

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

    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,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.

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  • Reining in the big fat Indian wedding

    In November last year, at a time when most of the country was reeling under the effects of demonetisation, former BJP minister in Karnataka, Gali Janardhana Reddy, who had been arrested in the 2012 mining case, came under much fire when he got his daughter married off in an approximately Rs. 100 crore wedding extravaganza held in Palace Grounds Bengaluru, with around 55,000 guests. Austerity has never been a strong point in Indian weddings – we are known for our loud, long weddings where everything – from the card, to the venue, the food, the outfits and even the return gifts – seem to be getting more and more lavish. Business people, celebrities and politicians across the country have been known to outdo each other when it comes to getting their sons and daughters married off.  December 2015 saw one of the most opulent weddings in Kerala, a state which has always been known to shy away from displaying its wealth.

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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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  • George Clooney gives pregnant wife special shout-out at Cesar Awards

    The actor also reunited with his Monuments Men co-star Jean Dujardin at the ceremony.

    Cover Media
  • What is DVB-T2 & why should I care?

    Update on Jan 3, 2016: Originally published in May 2014; updated article with latest info. Update on Aug 2, 2016: Fixed dead links and updated Mediacorp's rollout map.

    HardwareZone
  • 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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  • Sarawak to bear cost for Immigration counters, CCTVs at Kuching airport

    KUCHING, Feb 25 — Sarawak has agreed today to bear the cost of putting up Immigration counters and installing closed circuit TVs (CCTVs) at the Kuching International Airport, to monitor...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Sean Spicer once said only dictatorships would ban media access

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer once said that only a dictatorship would prevent the media from access to public information. “One of the things that the Trump campaign gained notoriety for, and was criticised for,” Mr Sherman began, “was banning reporters and banning outlets.

    The Independent