• Police killing exposes anger, fear of Chinese in France

    PARIS (AP) — Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community.

    Associated Press
  • Woman who was raped backs judge over alcohol warning

    Megan Clark, on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire show, when she said she took the judge’s advice to women ‘to be careful’ in a positive way. A rape survivor has waived her right to anonymity to defend a judge who was widely criticised for claiming women were putting themselves at risk of sexual attacks if they were drunk. Megan Clark, 19, was raped beside a canal in Manchester by a man she met in a Burger King after a night drinking in the city.

    The Guardian
  • Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

    The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the ...

    Associated Press
  • Husband of mother who died after C-section birth says he blames himself 

    Frances Cappuccini's death was a result of "failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment" at the hospital caring for her, a coroner said earlier this year. The 30-year-old died at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury, Kent, shortly after giving birth to her son, Giacomo, by Caesearean section. Mrs Cappuccini, a school teacher, suffered heavy bleeding and was anaesthetised, but went into cardiac arrest and died at 4.20pm on October 9 2012.

    The Telegraph
  • Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Three bodies, including those of a male and female Caucasian, have been found in Congo's Central Kasai province two weeks after two U.N. experts and their colleagues disappeared there, the government said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Hydraulic SUV Towers Over Traffic and Leaves It Behind

    The Jeep Grand Cherokee is an SUV known for its multiple all-terrain capabilities, but navigating heavy traffic and getting around gridlocks were never among them. However, Thinkmodo, a digital marketing ... The post Jeep Grand Cherokee Hydraulic SUV Towers Over Traffic and Leaves It Behind appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Uber to end services in Denmark after less than three years

    Ride-hailing group Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] will withdraw services in Denmark next month due to a taxi law that sets out new requirements for drivers such as mandatory fare meters, the company said on Tuesday. Uber has faced headwinds since its app went online in Denmark in November 2014 as local taxi driver unions, companies and politicians complained that Uber posed unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms. Uber, which says about 2,000 Danish drivers and 300,000 riders use its app, said in a statement that it would shut down its services in Denmark on April 18 due to the new law.

    Reuters
  • PKR: Dr Wan Azizah recovering, may leave hospital soon

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is recuperating and may be discharged by her hospital in a few days, a party official said today. PKR communications...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Wanted: Someone to travel in luxury around world - for £8,000 a month 

    It has been advertised as the "best job on the planet".

    The Telegraph
  • Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

    BANGKOK (AP) — The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.

    Associated Press
  • 'Scared' father of Bangladesh 'tree girl' ends treatment

    A young Bangladeshi girl diagnosed with a rare condition known as "tree man syndrome" has left hospital, her father told AFP Monday, saying he feared she would never be cured. Surgeons operated on Sahana Khatun last month and removed some of the bark-like growths she has developed from the extremely rare condition of epidermodysplasia verruciformisa. The 10-year-old is believed to be the first female in the world to suffer from the condition, also known as "tree man syndrome", and was being treated for free by the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

    AFP News
  • Samsung to sell Galaxy Note 7s that were recalled over fire risk as refurbished versions

    Samsung said it planned to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to fire-prone batteries. Analysis from Samsung and independent researchers found no other problems in the Note 7 devices except the batteries, raising speculation that Samsung will recoup some of its losses by selling refurbished Note 7s. "Regarding the Galaxy Note 7 devices as refurbished phones or rental phones, applicability is dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand," Samsung said in a statement, adding the firm will pick the markets and release dates for refurbished Note 7s accordingly.

    The Telegraph
  • Ancient Rock Carvings Depicting Masked People Discovered in Egypt

    The image, discovered recently by archaeologists, provides a tantalizing glimpse of Egypt's Neolithic period, or Stone Age. It likely dates back to the latter half of the fourth millennium B.C., said Ludwig Morenz, an Egyptologist at the University of Bonn in Germany. The depiction of a masked dancer in this era is particularly fascinating, Morenz told Live Science.

    LiveScience.com
  • US parents sue Georgia for right to call baby girl 'Allah'

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed the lawsuit recently in Fulton County Superior Court on behalf of the couple, Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk. At issue is the young girl's proposed last name of Allah. State law requires a baby's surname to be either that of the father of the mother for the initial birth record, lawyers for the Georgia Department of Public Health told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    The Telegraph
  • Oil jumps on Libyan disruption, OPEC deal extension hopes

    By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rose as much as 2 percent on Tuesday after a severe disruption to Libyan oil supplies and as officials suggested OPEC and other producing countries could extend an output-cuts deal to the end of the year. Armed factions have blocked production at the western Libyan oilfields of Sharara and Wafa, reducing output by 252,000 barrels per day (bpd), about a third , said a source at the National Oil Corp (NOC). Brent crude rose 58 cents, or 1.14 percent to settle at $51.33 per barrel.

    Reuters
  • Penang deputy CM wants minister to resign over abuse claims

    GEORGE TOWN, March 28 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy said today Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan should resign from his ministerial post due to allegations of abuse of power....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Honda Cars PH updates Honda Civic 1.8 E variant

    Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has updated the Honda Civic 1.8 E variant, fitting it with some kit that the range-topping–at least until the Honda Civic Type R gets here–Honda ... The post Honda Cars PH updates Honda Civic 1.8 E variant appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Royal J’s Seafood: Fill Up On ‘Singapore’s First Fried Porridge’ Alongside Other Zi Char Delights At Foch Road

    On the lookout for some rich and sinfully satisfying zi char? We often think of the regular orders of crispy cereal prawns, hor fun and fried rice that is given life from the breath of the wok. Porridge on the other hand, is the food of the sick or when you’re trying to dial back […] The post Royal J’s Seafood: Fill Up On ‘Singapore’s First Fried Porridge’ Alongside Other Zi Char Delights At Foch Road appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

    SETHLUI.com
  • 'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

    A "monster" cyclone that smashed into northeast Australia with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds was downgraded to a tropical low system on Wednesday as Australians got ready to assess the damage. There were fears its arrival would coincide with early morning high tides and cause severe flooding, but it slowed before making landfall between the towns of Bowen and Airlie Beach in the early afternoon. Great Barrier Reef islands popular with foreign tourists were also battered.

    AFP News
  • Bones found near salvaged sunken South Korea ferry not human, ministry says

    South Korea on Tuesday said forensic examination showed bone fragments found near a salvaged ferry that sank in one of its worst disasters three years ago came from an animal and not an unrecovered victim, as an official had said earlier. Earlier on Tuesday, Lee Cheol-jo, the official heading the task force of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on the salvage operation, told a briefing that six pieces of remains found appeared to come from at least one unrecovered victim.

    Reuters