• Welbeck returns to score late Arsenal winner

    (Reuters) - Danny Welbeck, making his first appearance of the season as a late substitute, headed a stoppage-time winner to give Arsenal a 2-1 home win over league leaders Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday. Welbeck, who had not played since last April, came on after 83 minutes and scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to secure the victory. Leicester, reduced to 10 men after defender Danny Simpson was sent off early in the second half, took the lead in the 45th minute when Jamie Vardy scored with a penalty after referee Martin Atkinson ruled that he had been fouled by Nacho Monreal.

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  • 150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: study

    Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study. The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 square kilometres (38.6 square miles), grounded in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010, the researchers from Australia and New Zealand wrote in the Antarctic Science journal. The Adelie penguin population at the bay's Cape Denison was measured to be about 160,000 in February 2011 but by December 2013 it had plunged to an estimated 10,000, they said.

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  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Syrian Kurdish party rejects Turkish demands, warns against intervention

    The Syrian Kurdish PYD party on Sunday rejected Turkish demands that allied militia withdraw from positions near the border that are being shelled by Turkish army, and warned that Syrians would resist any Turkish intervention in the country. Saleh Muslim, the co-chair of the PYD, told Reuters Turkey had no right to intervene in Syria's internal affairs, adding that an air base shelled by the Turkish army on Saturday had been in the hands of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front until forces allied to the PYD captured it last week. "Do they want the Nusra Front to stay there, or for the regime to come and occupy it?" Muslim said by telephone.

  • New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

    A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country's seismological body Geonet. Police said there were no reports of major damage or serious injuries, but people were evacuated from several buildings and there were reports of some liquefaction.

  • Ex-NBA player banned in Philippines for cursing commissioner

    The Philippines' professional basketball league has banned former NBA player Ivan Johnson for life after he cursed at its commissioner during a game, a spokesman said Sunday. Johnson, who plays with local team Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, was banned mid-game after he used "the F-word" in an argument with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Narvasa, said PBA media officer Willie Marcial.

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  • Replace foreign workers if you don’t want them here, Zahid tells Malaysian youths

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today challenged Malaysian youths to get involved in various fields like agriculture and manual labour if they were...

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  • Russia has gained upper hand in Syria, Merkel ally says

    Russia had gained the upper hand in Syria and the surrounding region through armed force, a senior conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, and he voiced doubts that Moscow would respect a truce plan for the war-torn country. "I think Russia has gained the upper hand in the region and this is by historical measures a novelty. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, he said he was sceptical about how Russia would behave in the days and weeks ahead, despite agreeing to a "cessation of hostilities" which is due to begin in a week's time.

  • Nasi Kandar, favourites no longer affordable

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — Nasi kandar, a favourite for those wanting a filling meal at reasonable prices, is increasingly out of reach of the average wage-earner. A lunch plate of RM4.60 last year...

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  • 'Thin' profits for SEAsian carriers amid tough competition: IATA

    Southeast Asian airlines are likely to see "thin" profits for some time to come as competition from budget carriers and Middle East rivals squeezes earnings, the IATA chief said Sunday. The recent global stock market turmoil is also expected to take a toll on air travel, particularly in business class where full-service airlines earn most of their profits, said Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association. "Airlines in this region are finding profitability quite thin because of the pressure of strong competition, and there's a lot of capacity in the market," Tyler told reporters ahead of the Singapore Airshow on Tuesday.

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  • London housing crisis coming to a crunch

    Latest figures show the average London house price was £514,097 ($740,400, 678,500 euros) in December, up 12.4 percent in 12 months, compared to a 6.4-percent increase to £188,270 across England and Wales. Many "generation rent" young professionals, whose parents bought comfortable homes in their early 20s, have given up on their dream of ever affording a property in London. At University College London, more than 150 students have gone on a rent strike.

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  • Intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs

    Advances in artificial intelligence will soon lead to robots that are capable of nearly everything humans do, threatening tens of millions of jobs in the coming 30 years, experts warned Saturday. "We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task," said Moshe Vardi, director of the Institute for Information Technology at Rice University in Texas. "I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?" he asked at a panel discussion on artificial intelligence at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • Don’t be uncouth like Mat Sabu, Nik Abduh tells PAS Youth

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — PAS Youth chief Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz today chided former party member Mohamad Sabu for hurling his microphone in frustration at a recent PKR event and warned his...

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  • Obama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters.

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  • Signs point to tax on sugar

    Reading Singapore newspapers is like taking part in a treasure hunt. One letter by Clinton Lim argued for a relook of the system that will avoid a repeat of the situation in 2011 when Tony Tan scraped through with the narrowest of margins. Another by Calvin Cheng was in favour of scrapping the elections altogether and returning to an appointed presidency.

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  • Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Delta Air Lines announced on Friday … Continued The post Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • A Shocking SciFi Horror Where Women Are Prized, For Their Milk #ShortFilm

    This article A Shocking SciFi Horror Where Women Are Prized, For Their Milk appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. This is difficult to watch: a graphic fantasy horror about women who are imprisoned and exploited as a resource — for their milk. They have been kidnapped and trafficked, and are held captive in cages. Their bodies are attached to milking machines, forcefully inseminated, their young males are killed at birth. Paula, one of the imprisoned woman, […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

  • Last of 116 dead in Taiwan quake is pulled from rubble

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in Taiwan pulled out the remains of the final victims of last week's earthquake and with a minute of silence ended the search with the death toll of 116, most of them in a collapsed high-rise apartment building.

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  • Minnesota's LaVine wins thrilling NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Zach LaVine earned a second straight NBA All-Star Slam Dunk title in Toronto in a scintillating showdown with Orlando's Aaron Gordon. LaVine, fresh from earning Most Valuable Player honors in Friday's Rising Stars Challenge exhibition game, earned his fifth maximum score of 50 on the night with a through the legs dunk from just within the free-throw line to seal the win. "We should share the trophy, because (Gordon) did some stuff I've never seen before," LaVine said.

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  • We’re like slaves to our tauke, say Kuala Selangor fishing folk

    Trapped in a never-ending cycle of debt and servitude, the fisher folk of Jeram, Kuala Selangor, tell how they are ensnared to the middlemen who own their boats and their catch. The government, they claimed, has turned a deaf ear to their applications for aid and equipment, forcing them to rely on these boat owners who take a substantial cut...

    The Malaysian Insider