• Pelicans' Davis grabs All-Star MVP on home court

    Anthony Davis scored a record 52 points on his home court as the West team continued their domination by outgunning the East 192-182 in the 66th annual NBA All-Star Game. The New Orleans Pelicans star Davis was named MVP and broke the scoring record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.

    AFP News 16 mins ago
  • Malaysia summons envoy as Kim killing row deepens

    Malaysia summoned the North Korean ambassador on Monday for a dressing-down over Pyongyang's attack on its investigation into the assassination of leader Kim Jong-Nam's brother, deepening a diplomatic row. Five North Koreans are in the frame for last week's airport killing, drawing a furious response from Pyongyang which has accused Kuala Lumpur of conspiring with "hostile forces" to damage its reputation. Malaysia recalled its envoy to Pyongyang and also summoned the North Korean ambassador to Kuala Lumpur, who was told his accusation was "baseless", the foreign ministry said in a statement.

    AFP News 38 mins ago
  • Retired Philippine policeman says worked for 'death squad' under Duterte

    Police carried out killings in the Philippine city of Davao under the instruction of then mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the current president, according to a former policeman who said he was part of a "Davao death squad" tasked with eliminating criminals. Arturo Lascanas, a retired Davao policeman, said on Monday he had previously killed a radio host critical of Duterte at the behest of a driver and close aide of the mayor, and that Duterte had paid money to police for carrying out assassinations. "Of all the killings we did in Davao City, either we bury them or throw them into the sea, it is paid (for) by Mayor Rody Duterte," told a news conference at the Senate in Manila.

    Reuters
  • 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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  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BANGKOK (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

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

    (Reuters) - The chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has ordered an "urgent investigation" into claims of sexual harassment at the ride-hailing service company made by a former employee. Susan Fowler, an engineer who left Uber in December, wrote in a blog post that she was subjected to sexual advances through a 'string of messages' over the company's chat software from the beginning of her employment in late 2015.

    Reuters 41 mins ago
  • 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
  • Donald Trump appears to invent Sweden terror attack during Florida rally speech

    Donald Trump appeared to invent a terrorist attack in Sweden during a campaign-style rally in Florida. On an evening during which he attacked the news media and the judges who ruled against his travel ban, Mr Trump used his speech to talk about migration in Europe and linked it to terror attacks in Brussels, Nice and Paris - before inexplicably adding Sweden to the list. You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden.

    The Independent
  • 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
  • Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

    By Cod Satrusayang and Aukkaraporn Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand's junta since it took power in 2014. Police said they would try to avoid violence while threatening arrest for followers of the sprawling temple who have defied orders to leave and instead flocked there, hampering the search for 72-year-old Phra Dhammachayo.

    Reuters
  • MIC to raise Jamil Khir’s presence at PAS rally with PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam today said he will express his party’s concerns over the attendance of a Cabinet member at a PAS-organised rally on Saturday to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Keanu Reeves has finally mastered ageing

    Keanu Reeves is trying to do as much as he can before his “time runs out”.

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  • Revealed: How Margaret Thatcher intervened to keep Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in prison 

    Mrs Thatcher also ordered extra security for Ian Brady when he was being transferred into a new prison “to make doubly sure that this maniac cannot escape”.  I do not think that  either  of these prisoners should ever be released from custody. The comments are contained in a note from Mrs Thatcher scrawled in blue ink which has been uncovered by Government officials.

    The Telegraph
  • 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
  • Taiwan protests Spain's deporting of 200 Taiwanese to China

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's foreign ministry has protested Spain's decision to deport more than 200 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China, in the latest instance of a government moving to deport citizens of the self-governing island to its rival.

    Associated Press
  • Nokia 3310 relaunch: Why we still love the phone that defined the Nokia era

    The Nokia 3310 is back - or at least will be soon. Despite the wonders of today’s smartphones, with their 4G internet connections, touchscreens and endless choice of apps - the 3310 still holds a special place in many hearts. Nokia sold more than 100 million of them, and at a rumoured price of around £50, the new version could well feature as a popular second phone.

    The Telegraph
  • Prepare for a Heart-Pumping Ride with the Honda Civic Type R 2018

    Should we change Honda Civic’s Type R to Type H, instead? We seriously think so. “Honda’s heart-pumping hatch is as hot and heavy as Hades himself” can be an easy and ... The post Prepare for a Heart-Pumping Ride with the Honda Civic Type R 2018 appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Placing terminal cancer patients into hibernation could mitigate effects of radiotherapy, study claims

    Terminal cancer patients could be treated more successfully and even cured by being placed into hibernation, a leading expert claims. Scientists have found that allowing the body to enter a state of torpor significantly protects it against the toxic effects of radiotherapy. And it stops tumours from growing. It would allow oncologists to use higher doses of radiation to kill off cancer cells without harming the patient.

    The Telegraph
  • Stephen Curry could not avoid Giannis Antetokounmpo's ruthless dunks forever

    I mean … was it something Stephen Curry said? With just under 10 minutes left in the third quarter of Sunday’s 2017 NBA All-Star Game, the Golden State Warriors superstar found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • More than 1,000 chicks found abandoned in Cambridgeshire field

    The RSPCA is investigating after an estimated 1,800 day-old chicks were found in Crowland near Peterborough. RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said: “I have never seen anything like it, it was just a sea of yellow.

    The Independent