• Why some of Malaysia’s ‘brains’ come home

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 ― Prakash Thamburaja, who researches theoretical solid mechanics (or essentially developing math models to solve real-life engineering problems), says he is the only person...

    The Malay Mail Online 36 mins ago
  • Cruel for Puel as Southampton's wait for silverware goes on

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Southampton's wait for a first trophy since 1976 goes on after what manager Claude Puel described as a cruel 3-2 defeat by Manchester United in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. The Frenchman looked on course to mark his first season in English football with a surprise triumph after Italian Manolo Gabbiadini's double saw Saints roar back from 2-0 down, only to suffer heartbreak when Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed a late winner. It was rough on Southampton who had another goal for Gabbiadini ruled out for offside when it was 0-0 although TV replays suggested it should have stood.

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  • Muslim member of national security staff resigned after 8 days in Donald Trump's White House

    A Muslim White House staff member resigned from her job eight days into the Trump administration, because the office had transformed into a “monochromatic and male bastion”. Rumana Ahmed – who worked for the National Security Council [NSC] under Barack Obama – said she intended to continue in her job because she "decided that Trump's NSC could benefit from a coloured, female, hijab-wearing, American Muslim patriot”. “I got both of those looks of ‘oh my God, like, are you OK... I’m surprised you’re still here,’” Ms Ahmed told CBS News.

    The Independent
  • Bill Paxton dead at 61

    The actor had undergone surgery for an undisclosed issue.

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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.

    The Independent
  • Goal-crazy Paris Saint Germain hammer Marseille

    Edinson Cavani bagged his 35th goal of a spectacular season as Paris Saint Germain swept aside Marseille 5-1 on Sunday in "Le Classique" to move second in Ligue 1. The reigning French champions are three points behind prolific league leaders Monaco and level with Nice, but go second thanks to a better goal difference in what has become a three-way tussle for the title. A Stade Velodrome record 65,252 packed into the stands in the hopes of seeing a Marseille side buoyed by fresh investment and the return of Dimitri Payet derail their old rival's title charge.

    AFP News 53 mins ago
  • Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill leader's half brother

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons?

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  • 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
  • Flight from Pakistan had seven passengers in aisle, claims report

    The national carrier has been plagued by problems in recent years. An investigation is under way after reports that a Pakistan International Airlines plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia with people standing in the aisle all the way after staff boarded extra passengers. Although the plane was allowed to carry 409 passengers, there were 416 onboard flight PK743 to Medina, the report said.

    The Guardian
  • 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 suit, 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 and Mrs Obama went first to California and then to the British Virgin Islands, where they stayed with Sir Richard Branson on his private island of Necker.

    The Telegraph
  • 'Are you Muslim?' Florida airport 'detained Muhammad Ali's son'

    Muhammad Ali Jr, the 44-year-old son of the world-renowned boxer, was kept back at an airport in Florida earlier this month, family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal, a Kentucky newspaper. According to the newspaper, officials questioned Ali for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him "Where did you get your name from?" and "Are you Muslim?".

    The Telegraph
  • Supermarket shoppers urged to wash hands before eating - as 9 million "bug-covered" chicken packs are sold each year

    Campylobacter is the UK's leading cause of food poisoning with 485,000 recorded cases last year, according to Public Health England. Previously the FSA has described the risk of people becoming ill as a result of bacteria on the outside of packaging as "extremely unlikely". Instead it has focussed on educating the public about the safe handling and cooking of raw chicken meat.

    The Telegraph
  • Facebook romance sees teenager fall for man 10,000 miles away after accepting his friend request 

    Rebecca Luff, 18, from Plymouth accepted the approach which came out of the blue from Michael Young. The only snag was he lived 10,000 miles away in Adelaide, Australia, Mailonline reported. The couple had a break in Amsterdam and Rebecca has decided to take a sabbatical from her job to travel to Australia to meet his family.

    The Telegraph
  • Beluga whale upstages bride on wedding day and sparks hilarious memes

    A bride was upstaged on her wedding day when she was photobombed by a very curious beluga whale. The happy couple were tying the knot at an aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, when the inquisitive animal swam over to see what all the commotion was about. Photoshop experts have had a lot fun with the image.

    The Telegraph
  • Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

    Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone — an indirect ...

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  • Real's late comeback stuns Villarreal

    By Richard Martin MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both scored as Real Madrid staged a remarkable late comeback from two goals down to win 3-2 at Villarreal and stay top of La Liga on Sunday. Substitute Alvaro Morata got the winner in the 83rd minute to cap a 19-minute turnaround that keeps Zinedine Zidane's side on course for their first La Liga triumph since 2012 after Barca's talisman Lionel Messi had briefly sent his side top with a late strike in the 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.

    Reuters 40 mins ago
  • Meryl Streep blasts Karl Lagerfeld over Oscars dress fiasco

    The actress was due to wear Chanel at the ceremony on Sunday (26Feb17) but changed to a different designer.

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  • Huawei P10 preview: A hands-on look at the 'dazzling' and risky new iPhone rival

    MWC 2017 kicked off with the launch of the LG G6, and Huawei has followed its rival with a new flagship of its own: the Huawei P10. The Chinese firm has become a genuine force in the smartphone industry, with the Huawei Mate 9 easily its best release yet, boasting outstanding battery life, an excellent screen and a number of intelligent software tweaks. Does the P10 represent another step in the right direction?

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  • Blind man Tasered by armed police who thought his walking stick was a gun

    Armed police tasered a blind man after they mistook his walking stick for a gun. Greater Manchester Police officers rushed to Levenshulme Station in Manchester after receiving a call that a middle-aged man had been seen holding a firearm. The man was hit with a 50,000 volt stun gun, after he failed to respond to police calls to drop the "weapon".

    The Independent
  • Civil servant's death highlights world's lowest birth rate

    Trying to raise the world's lowest birth rate is among the missions of South Korea's welfare ministry -- a challenge starkly illustrated when one of its own working mothers died at her office. Since 2006 authorities have pumped more than 100 trillion won ($88 billion) into hundreds of programmes aimed at encouraging people to marry young and have larger families.

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