• North Korea blames Malaysia for death of its citizen - KCNA

    North Korea blamed Malaysia on Thursday for the death of one of its citizens there last week and accused it of an "unfriendly attitude" in a scenario drawn up by South Korea, which has said Pyongyang agents assassinated the North Korean leader's half-brother. Malaysia had initially told North Korea that the person bearing a diplomatic passport had died after suffering a heart attack at Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb. 13, Pyongyang's state-run KCNA news agency said. KCNA, citing a spokesman for a state committee, said Malaysia quickly changed its position and started to complicate the matter after reports surfaced in South Korea that the man was poisoned to death.

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  • Cops say detected bids to break into mortuary holding Kim Jong-nam body

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Police deployed tactical personnel at Hospital Kuala Lumpur after they found signs of attempted intrusions into the morgue where the body of Kim Jong-nam is being kept, the...

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  • Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO

    Talk about good karma. A Tesla Model S owner who deliberately wrecked his car to save an unconscious driver on the road is getting his car repaired for free. And ... The post Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United strolled into the Europa League last 16 despite having Eric Bailly sent off after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first-half goal secured a resounding 4-0 aggregate victory over St Etienne on Wednesday. The only negatives in a comfortable win for United were injuries to Mkhitaryan and midfielder Michael Carrick, who could both miss Sunday's English League Cup final.

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  • Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war

    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.

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  • Trump set to reverse Obama rules on transgender bathrooms

    Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defence of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The draft reverses former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity.

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  • Kaia Gerber: 'My supermodel mum Cindy Crawford doesn't age!'

    Kaia Gerber avoids posing in photos with her fashionista mother Cindy Crawford because she looks too "incredible".

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  • Leaders Real stunned by struggling Valencia

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia on Wednesday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season. Simone Zaza, who endured an unhappy loan spell at West Ham United earlier this season, gave Valencia the lead in the fifth minute with a brilliant shot on the turn and Fabian Orellana added the second in the ninth. Cristiano Ronaldo headed Real back into contention just before halftime, but the visitors were unable to build on their momentum after the break.

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  • Vice chancellors who spent over £46,000 on first class flights among fat cat leaders named and shamed

    University vice chancellors who spent over £46,000 in a year on first class flights are among the fat cat leaders named and shamed in a new report published on Thursday. Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, the former vice chancellor at the University of Warwick, and Professor Stuart Croft, who took over from him mid-way through the year, racked up a total bill of £46, 348 on flights last academic year between them. Vice chancellors at 22 universities traveled solely by first class flights during 2015-16, according to a report by University and Colleges Union (UCU).

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  • Lawyer withdraws from KL Bar election team, cites clash with principles

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Lawyer Muhamad Izwan Ishak has pulled out from being part of a team campaigning for the KL Bar committee election tomorrow, saying that issues of race and religion should...

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  • Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang could be stripped of knighthood, after he was jailed for 20 months for misconduct

    A former leader of Hong Kong who was knighted by Prince Charles hours before the city’s handover to China was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office. Donald Tsang, who was one of the city’s most well-known politicians both before and after British colonial rule ended in 1997, is the highest ranking official to be convicted in Hong Kong. Tsang, aged 72, had previously said he had "every confidence" he would be exonerated.

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  • Jolie has warm words for estranged husband Pitt

    Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview Tuesday. Jolie and Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple known as "Brangelina," are in the midst of a high-profile divorce and last month reached an agreement to keep private the details of their split and battle over custody of their six children. "We are focusing on the health of our family," Jolie said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family." The actress was asked if she still thought of Pitt as a wonderful father, which is how she had described him in the past.

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  • Nasa astronomers discover new solar system called Trappist-1 where life may have evolved on three out of seven of its planets

    Life may have evolved on at least three planets within a newly discovered solar system that is 39 light years from Earth, it was announced last night. Astronomers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) have detected no less than seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbiting a dwarf star in the system, it was announced today. Three of the new planets are said to be particularly promising because they could sustain oceans.

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  • Vardy gives Leicester hope in Sevilla Champions League defeat

    Jamie Vardy's first Champions League goal gave Leicester City a lifeline in their last 16 tie despite going down 2-1 to Sevilla in Wednesday's first leg. Goals from Pablo Sarabia and Joaquin Correa had given Sevilla a deserved 2-0 lead, whilst Correa also saw a penalty saved by the inspired Kasper Schmeichel.

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  • Cigarette peddlers on e-bikes play 'hide and seek' in Geylang

    A middle-aged looking man rode and stopped his electrical bicycle by the roadside of Lorong 6 Geylang on a humid afternoon. Keeping his eye on the road, the man took out a few packets of cigarettes, which were believed to be smuggled in from Indonesia. A few motorists slowed down their vehicles, and they handed cash to the man for several packets of cigarettes before driving off.

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  • British man who launched Isil suicide attack was Guantanamo Bay detainee awarded £1m compensation

    ABritish Islamic State fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq this week is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was paid £1 million compensation by the government. Jamal al-Harith, a Muslim convert born Ronald Fiddler who detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base near Mosul, was released from the US detention camp in 2004 and successfully claimed compensation after saying British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment.

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  • Demi Lovato worries about fighter boyfriend before every MMA clash

    The star considers his sport "dangerous".

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  • Paralympic fencing champion target of Facebook hate campaign

    Italian paralympic fencing champion Beatrice Vio has taken legal action against an anonymous online sexual harassment campaign targeting her, it was reported on Wednesday. A wave of indignation has swept Italy amid widespread disbelief at the nature of the online abuse against a respected athlete who had to overcome astonishing physical hardship. Vio had been fencing since the age of five before a bout of meningitis cost her her two forearms and both legs.

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  • Police: Woman executed in Penang not pregnant or linked to triads

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 22 — The 49-year-old woman who was shot dead while driving to town yesterday was not linked to any triads or pregnant, Penang Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said...

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  • George and Amal Clooney 'avoiding danger zones' during her pregnancy

    George Clooney has dismissed claims he and Amal are expecting a son and a daughter, insisting the couple don't know the gender of their unborn twins.

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