• End is nigh but Tottenham's fortress still formidable

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - A sizeable chunk of Tottenham Hotspur's stadium has been missing all season and the bulldozers are closing in, but in the club's final campaign at White Hart Lane they have turned their home since 1899 into a fortress. Premier League leaders Chelsea fell there, so did Manchester City and eight other teams. Only Liverpool and Leicester City have escaped with honour intact, holding Mauricio Pochettino's team to 1-1 draws.

    Reuters 29 mins ago
  • Philippines issues arrest warrant for top drug war critic

    An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the highest-profile opponent of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs, outraging her supporters who said the move was aimed at silencing her. Senator Leila de Lima, 57, a lawyer who has spent nearly a decade trying to link Duterte to death squads that have allegedly killed thousands of people, faces drug trafficking charges that could see her jailed for life. De Lima said that although the warrant had been issued, it had yet to be served on her.

    AFP News 53 mins ago
  • The Latest: Son of slain N. Korean not in Malaysia: police

    The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Malaysia is denying rumors that the son of the slain ...

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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.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • 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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  • Jolie has warm words for estranged husband Pitt

    Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview Tuesday. Jolie and Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple known as "Brangelina," are in the midst of a high-profile divorce and last month reached an agreement to keep private the details of their split and battle over custody of their six children. "We are focusing on the health of our family," Jolie said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family." The actress was asked if she still thought of Pitt as a wonderful father, which is how she had described him in the past.

    AFP News
  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

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

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  • Leicester's Vardy has no regrets over rejecting Arsenal

    (Reuters) - Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy said he has no regrets over rejecting a move to Arsenal during the close season despite the Premier League champions' recent struggles. Vardy, who scored 24 league goals during Leicester's title-winning campaign, had the release cause in his contract triggered by Arsenal but he opted to sign a four-year extension with the Foxes in June. Following their stunning title triumph last season, Leicester are battling against the drop, sitting a point and a place above the bottom three.

    Reuters
  • Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war

    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.

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  • Hamilton hails 'awesome' new Mercedes

    By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton declared his new Mercedes "pretty awesome" on Thursday after lapping a blustery Silverstone circuit in the car he hopes will secure him a fourth Formula One world championship. "It felt incredible," added the Briton, who finished runner-up last season behind now-retired team mate Nico Rosberg despite winning more of the 21 races. The front tyres obviously feel huge," added the 32-year-old, who won 10 races in 2016 and starts the season with a new team mate in Finland's Valtteri Bottas.

    Reuters 48 mins ago
  • With ‘soft property market’ in 2017, buyers told to focus on second-hand homes

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 ― Property buyers have been advised to consider buying second-hand homes instead, as the real estate market is expected to remain lacklustre in 2017. Several experts at the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The Latest: Iraqi forces take control of IS 'sniper' village

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the Iraqi government forces' battle to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local):

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  • Vice chancellors who spent over £46,000 on first class flights among fat cat leaders named and shamed

    University vice chancellors who spent over £46,000 in a year on first class flights are among the fat cat leaders named and shamed in a new report published on Thursday. Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, the former vice chancellor at the University of Warwick, and Professor Stuart Croft, who took over from him mid-way through the year, racked up a total bill of £46, 348 on flights last academic year between them. Vice chancellors at 22 universities traveled solely by first class flights during 2015-16, according to a report by University and Colleges Union (UCU).

    The Telegraph
  • 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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  • Kaia Gerber: 'My supermodel mum Cindy Crawford doesn't age!'

    Kaia Gerber avoids posing in photos with her fashionista mother Cindy Crawford because she looks too "incredible".

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  • George and Amal Clooney 'avoiding danger zones' during her pregnancy

    George Clooney has dismissed claims he and Amal are expecting a son and a daughter, insisting the couple don't know the gender of their unborn twins.

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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
  • Terengganu men are lazy: Was Abdullah Munshi right?

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 23 — Is it true that Terengganu men are lazy as portrayed by Abdullah Munshi who wrote Kisah Pelayaran Abdullah (The Story of Abdullah’s Voyage) when he visited the east...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Nasa discovers new solar system TRAPPIST-1 - where life may have evolved on three planets

    Life may have evolved on at least three planets within a newly discovered solar system that is 39 light years from Earth, it was announced last night. Astronomers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) have detected no less than seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbiting a dwarf star in the system, it was announced today. Three of the new planets are said to be particularly promising because they could sustain oceans.

    The Telegraph