• Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

    The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested on Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer". Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained her, Senator Leila de Lima insisted she was innocent of the drug trafficking charges that could see her jailed for life. Please pray for me," De Lima, 57, said outside her Senate office where she had sought temporary refuge overnight after an arrest warrant was issued on Thursday.

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  • Malaysia says highly toxic VX nerve agent used in murder of Kim Jong Nam

    By Rozanna Latiff, Emily Chow and Tom Allard KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week's bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday. Kim Jong Nam died on Feb. 13 after being assaulted by two women who wiped the toxic chemical on his face as he prepared to board a flight to Macau at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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  • Soccer - Ranieri sacked again, but now has a golden legacy

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Even by the standards of modern soccer management mayhem, the vertiginous rise and equally stunning fall of Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri takes the breath away. The Italian was sacked by the Premier League club on Thursday less than 24 hours after his team battled to a creditable 2-1 defeat in the first leg of a Champions League last 16 knockout game against European specialists Sevilla. Leicester and the Champions League in the same sentence is not something fans of the Midlands club would ever have thought about before last year, let alone a brilliant group stage campaign they swept through as winners with a game to spare.

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  • Two brothers’ execution halted after 11th hour appeal for mercy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Brothers Rames and Suthar Batumalai temporarily avoided execution today after their family filed a plea for clemency yesterday over their murder conviction. Uma...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • US factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't

    President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition. Yet some of the ...

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  • David Hasselhoff planning quiet Italian wedding

    The actor has been dating Welsh model Hayley Roberts for six years.

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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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  • Courtney Lee thought he could beat LeBron to the rim, but he was wrong

    Just ask Courtney Lee. With just over five minutes remaining in the now utterly predictable and customary Cleveland Cavaliers blowout of the New York Knicks, James tried to throw a cross-court pass to Kyle Korver. Lee jumped the route, poking the ball away into the frontcourt, which is the kind of thing that typically results in a fast-break layup going the other way … if you’re not playing against LeBron James.

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  • China military says aware of U.S. carrier in South China Sea

    China's defence ministry said on Thursday it was aware of the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea and China respected freedom of navigation for all countries in the waters there. The U.S. navy said the strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, began "routine operations" in the South China Sea on Saturday amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway. Defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said China had a "grasp" of the situation regarding the carrier group in the South China Sea.

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  • Four Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million: Oxfam

    The four richest Indonesians are wealthier than the poorest 100 million people in the country, a study has found, highlighting how huge numbers have been left behind as the economy booms. Oxfam said that President Joko Widodo had failed to fulfil pledges to fight inequality and called on the government to urgently increase spending on public services and make corporations and the wealthy pay more tax. Indonesia has enjoyed an economic boom that has reduced the number of people living in extreme poverty but the gap between rich and poor has risen faster than in any other Southeast Asian country in the past 20 years, the Oxfam study said.

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  • Japan first lady resigns from honorary position at school

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese first lady has resigned as "honorary principal" of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views following an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.

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  • Penang tells Ku Nan to swallow proposal to federalise state

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 24 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today told Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to apologise and withdraw his proposal to annexe the state...

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  • KL Bar election: First female lawyer elected as chairman

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Lawyer Goh Siu Lin today became the first female to win the chairman post in the Kuala Lumpur Bar committee, besting two other contenders for the position. Outgoing KL...

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  • Tottenham Spurs exit Europa League, Lyon in seventh heaven

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League hopes were crushed by mid-table Belgian side Gent, who booked their spot in the last 16 with a 2-2 draw at Wembley on Thursday as the hosts paid the penalty for Dele Alli's first-half red card. Gent, eighth in their domestic league, went through 3-2 on aggregate after the second leg of the last-32 tie and will be joined in Friday's draw by Olympique Lyonnais who won 7-1 at home to AZ Alkmaar for an 11-2 triumph over two legs. Borussia Moenchengladbach stormed back from 3-0 down on aggregate to beat Fiorentina thanks to a 12-minute hat-trick from Lars Stindl and AS Roma cruised into the next round 4-1 despite a 1-0 home defeat against Villarreal.

    Reuters
  • Pamela Anderson planning to campaign for men falsely accused of rape

    Pamela Anderson has spent more time speaking to Julian Assange than to all her ex-husbands combined.

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  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

    The beauty swears by a "revolutionary" new hair colour spray.

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  • Eat 10 fruit and veg a day for a longer life, not five

    The team found that although even the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduced disease risk, the greatest benefit came from eating 10 portions compared to people who ate none at all. The research team also found that apples and pears, citrus fruits, salads and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and chicory, and cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, may help protect against heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and early death.

    The Telegraph
  • Exoplanet discovery: What does Nasa's announcement mean - and should we be excited about TRAPPIST-1?

    Can this newly discovered solar system support life? No other star system known contains such a large number of Earth-sized and probably rocky planets. Because the parent star is so dim, the planets are warmed gently despite having orbits much smaller than that of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.

    The Telegraph
  • Former tech CEO gets prison in US after self-exile in Africa

    A wealthy former CEO who dodged securities fraud charges by spending a decade in Africa with a $50 million nest egg was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison by a judge in New York City who blasted ...

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  • Everton look to Lukaku as Moyes returns

    Romelu Lukaku's return to fitness has given Everton extra reason for optimism as they prepare to welcome their former manager David Moyes back to Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday. Lukaku was outstanding in Everton's last home match, scoring four times in a 6-3 victory over Bournemouth at the start of February, but missed his club's recent five-day warm-weather training camp in Dubai to have treatment on a calf problem. Moyes, now in charge at Sunderland, will be disappointed to learn that the Belgium striker has been passed fit, and is ready to add to the total of 17 goals that makes him Everton's top scorer this season.

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