• N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.

    Associated Press 20 mins ago
  • Fourteen students dead in Philippine bus accident

    Fourteen college students on a camping trip were killed and dozens injured on Monday when their bus slammed into an electricity post in a mountainous area of the Philippines, police said. The bus, rented by a Manila private school was taking over 50 teenage students and an instructor on the trip when the driver lost control on a downhill slope in the town of Tanay, said regional police spokesman Superintendent Chitadel Gaoiran. Almost 40 others including the bus driver were injured in the accident, said Bong Bati, the civil defence officer at Tanay in Rizal province east of Manila.

    AFP News 34 mins ago
  • Two arrested for misusing boarding passes at Changi Airport

    Two people were arrested this month for misusing their boarding passes to enter the transit area of Changi Airport. One went to the transit area to send off his relatives while the other attempted to make a fraudulent GST claim in the area. According to a Facebook post by the Singapore police on 20 Feb, the arrests were made on 16 and 17 Feb. In January alone, 10 people were arrested for misusing boarding passes to enter airport transit areas compared to 28 arrests for the same offence for the whole of 2016, said police.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Sylvester Stallone’s daughter Sistine makes runway debut for Topshop

    Sistine Stallone walked as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday (19Feb17).

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  • 10 Bestselling Cars of 2016: Toyota Secures the Top 6 Spots, 7 Cars in the Top 10

    As if having the top three bestselling cars in 2015 was not enough, Toyota went and occupied the top six spots in the Philippines’ list of 10 bestselling cars of 2016. ... The post 10 Bestselling Cars of 2016: Toyota Secures the Top 6 Spots, 7 Cars in the Top 10 appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.

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  • Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aide

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad that killed many people, including a journalist and a pregnant woman, when he was mayor of a southern city, a retired policeman who claimed to be part of the group said Monday. Arthur Lascanas, sitting alongside three prominent human rights lawyers, broke down in tears as he listed a series of murders in Davao city that he alleged Duterte ordered either to eliminate critics or fight crime. Lascanas said he even killed his two brothers, who were involved in drug trafficking, due to "blind loyalty" to Duterte as well as cash rewards.

    AFP News
  • Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

    Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) south of Bordeaux.

    AFP News
  • Samantha Cameron reveals death of her son Ivan 'overshadowed everything' in her life

    Samantha Cameron has told how the devastation of losing her son Ivan meant that everything else in the world became “meaningless” to her. The former prime minister’s wife spoke about the grief she suffered following the death of the couple's eldest son when he was just six years old, saying it was more life-changing than moving into Downing Street. Ivan, who died in 2009, suffered from Ohtahara syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy characterised by spasms, and cerebral palsy.

    The Telegraph
  • China's huge debt poses big headache for central bank

    Chinese banks lent more money in January alone than the annual GDP of South Africa, as borrowers rushed to take advantage of government policies intended to stimulate the economy with easy credit. But ...

    AFP
  • Donald Trump escorts grandchildren on to Marine One presidential helicopter

    Donald Trump's grandchildren paid a visit to the White House on Friday and left in style after the president escorted them aboard Marine One. Arabella Kushner, five, and her brother Joseph, three, were dressed in winter coats as Mr Trump walked them across the White House lawn and on to the presidential helicopter.

    The Telegraph
  • Mercedes boss Wolff signs new deal

    Mercedes Formula One team boss Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have extended their deals with the world champions until at least 2020. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the Daimler conglomerate that includes Mercedes, said that under Wolff and ex-drivers' champion Lauda: "The results have exceeded our expectations." Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton and the now-retired Nico Rosberg as lead drivers, have dominated the world championship since 2014.

    AFP News 47 mins ago
  • Private nude shots of Emily Ratajkowski hacked

    The beauty urged fans not to buy photographer Jonathan Leder's 2016 book, which featured a series of naked shots of her.

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  • Uber CEO orders 'urgent investigation' on sexual harassment claims

    Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said on Sunday he instructed his chief human resources officer to investigate the accusations described in a blog post by Susan Fowler, who worked as an engineer at Uber from November 2015 to December 2016.

    Reuters
  • Syria army ramps up shelling near capital ahead of talks

    Syrian government forces Monday escalated their bombing campaign around Damascus, raining shells down on rebel territory and sending out a "bloody message" just days before renewed peace talks in Geneva. Representatives from the opposition and of President Bashar al-Assad's regime are to head to Switzerland on Thursday for another attempt to end their country's brutal six-year war. "Regime air strikes killed four people and wounded another 15 in escalation on Barzeh," a northern rebel-held district of Damascus, the Observatory said.

    AFP News
  • FTSE 100 struggles as Unilever poised for worst day in 13 years after Kraft Heinz abandons takeover bid

    Back to Unilever, Gavan Nolan, of IHS Markit, has highlighted that Unilever is the best EUR CDS performer this morning after Kraft withdrew its merger proposal yesterday. That means the cost of insuring Unilever's debt against default has fallen.

    The Telegraph 12 mins ago
  • What are the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon GO?

    Unsurprisingly, legendary Pokemon such as Mewtwo, Mew, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos are all among the strongest Pokemon. Others that compare to the strength of these elusive monsters are Dragonite, Snorlax and Arcanine - all among the rarer Pokemon in the game so far. According to the figures found in the data dump, Mewtwo, Dragonite and Mew have the highest CP cap in the game.

    The Telegraph
  • Workmen's cafe overwhelmed with customers after it is accidentally awarded a Michelin star

    A workmen’s café in central France was overwhelmed with gourmet customers and TV crews after it was awarded a Michelin star by mistake. Prospective diners were astounded when they turned up at Le Bouche à Oreille, in the small town of Bourges, to find a cheap and cheerful eatery with red and white polka dot tablecloths, serving a fixed price lunch menu with homemade lasagna or beef bourguignon for about €10 (£8.50). The Michelin Guide apologised, saying it had confused the café with a more refined establishment of the same name near Paris.

    The Telegraph
  • Nicole Kidman slams ‘nasty’ worst dressed lists

    Nicole Kidman wants her 2017 Oscars dress to pay tribute to her film Lion.

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  • Mourinho faces Chelsea, Lincoln dream of Arsenal

    Jose Mourinho will have to get past former club Chelsea if FA Cup holders Manchester United are to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive following the quarter-final draw on Sunday. Giant-killers Lincoln -- the first non-league side into the last-eight in over a century after beating Premier League Burnley on Saturday -- could have a lucrative trip to Arsenal should the Gunners beat another non-league side Sutton on Monday.

    AFP News