• 7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

    LONDON (AP) — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has died at 36.

    Associated Press
  • Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

    TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.

    Associated Press
  • Donald Trump's pick for US Navy secretary withdraws

    US president Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Sunday, the second time a Trump nominee to lead one of the armed services bowed out because of government conflict-of-interest rules. Mr Trump last month nominated Philip Bilden, a private equity executive and former military intelligence officer, to lead the Navy, which the president has pledged he will expand. Bilden drops out for Navy secretary, citing inability to meet ethics standards w/o "adverse" divestment.

    The Telegraph
  • Salma Hayek was in the middle of Oscars drama

    The actress was hanging around backstage when it became clear the Best Picture Oscar had gone to the wrong film.

    Cover Media
  • Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

    US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Phelps, in written testimony released ahead of his appearance on Tuesday at a US congressional hearing into drug use in sport, said he and teammates were left wondering whether they were competing on a level playing field in Rio. "Rio was also unique because of increased doping concerns," Phelps wrote in his statement.

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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.

    Yahoo News UK
  • Five-year-old girl died after GP refused to see her as she was 'a few minutes late' for her appointment

    A young girl suffering from asthma died hours after a GP refused to see her because she turned up "a few minutes late" for an emergency appointment. Ellie-May Clark, five, died of an asthma attack after Dr Joanne Rowe allegedly refused to see her, the Mail on Sunday reported, despite having previously been warned the girl was at risk of having a life-threatening seizure.

    The Telegraph
  • German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: govt

    Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a 70-year-old German hostage they were holding for ransom, Manila officials said Monday, as Berlin condemned the murder as "unscrupulous and inhumane". The Abu Sayyaf group, blamed for the worst terror attacks in Philippine history, had demanded a ransom of 30 million pesos ($600,000) be paid by Sunday to spare Jurgen Kantner. After the expiration of the deadline the jihadists, which were monitored by intelligence group SITE, posted a gruesome video showing Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man.

    AFP News
  • 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's bite of Apple even bigger than thought

    Billionaire Warren Buffett, famously leery of technology companies, has loaded up on Apple shares after noticing how inseparable iPhone users are from the gadget once they get one in their pocket. Buffett ...

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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
  • Death row man wins Selangor sultan’s pardon ahead of 33rd birthday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Shahrul Izani Suparman will now see his 33rd birthday and hopefully more after the Sultan of Selangor granted him a royal pardon. Shahrul’s mother Sapinah Nawawi said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'Animal' Ibrahimovic thanks kids, Mourinho for Man Utd chance

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic thanked his children and Jose Mourinho for getting him to sign for Manchester United but refused to commit his future to the club after his goals helped them win the League Cup. Ibrahimovic scored United's first and their winner in a 3-2 victory over Premier League rivals Southampton at Wembley on Sunday as they lifted their first trophy under Mourinho. Both Portuguese manager Mourinho and Swedish striker Ibrahimovic are in their first season at Old Trafford, having previously worked together at Inter Milan.

    AFP News
  • Saudi Arabia's Aramco to invest $7 bn in Malaysia oil refinery

    Saudi Arabia's Aramco will invest $7 billion in a giant Malaysian oil refinery project, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday, as he declared ties with the kingdom were "at an all-time high". The deal between Aramco and Malaysian state energy firm Petronas for the $27 billion project will be signed on Tuesday, the prime minister said. The vast scheme under construction in the southern state of Johor near the Singapore border is known as the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development Project.

    AFP News
  • China envoy says will bow to Malaysia on search for five still missing at sea

    KOTA KINABALU, Feb 27 — A month on, China’s consul-general said she will respect Malaysia’s decision on whether to continue or cease a sea search for the republic’s four citizens and one...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'Apollo 13' star Bill Paxton dies at 61

    Hollywood actor Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic," has died at the age of 61, a family representative said Sunday. "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a statement from a family representative said. "Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker." Although the statement did not indicate the time of death, Rolling Stone magazine said he died Saturday.

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  • Philippine envoy vows to 'destroy criminals' in UN speech

    The Philippine foreign minister told the UN rights council on Monday that Manila would "destroy criminals" in a defiant defence of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,500 people have been killed in Duterte's drug war, launched after he took office eight months ago. "It is lamentable that international observers, are more focused on the so-called human rights of criminals but have done nothing to help in eliminating the drug problem that has grown to pandemic proportions," Yasay said.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • 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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  • Bashful Tokyo pandas mate after four-year hiatus

    Two giant pandas at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo mated for the first time in four years Monday -- a 52-second effort that boosted hopes for a baby as well as shares in a nearby Chinese restaurant. Public viewing of pandas at the zoo has been halted since last week as the mating season got into full swing for the mammals, which are notoriously difficult to arouse. "We let the two be together at 8:06am (2306 GMT Sunday) and confirmed they mated for 52 seconds from 8:48am," Ueno Zoo announced in a statement.

    AFP News