• Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

    The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested 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.

    AFP News 25 mins ago
  • VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader's half brother - Malaysian police

    By Rozanna Latiff and Emily Chow 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 chemical on his face as he prepared to board a flight to Macau at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

    Reuters
  • Warriors, Cavaliers return from NBA All-Star break with wins

    The Golden State Warriors exploded for 50 points in the third quarter Thursday to roar past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-113 in their first game after the NBA All-Star break. NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry had 20 of his 35 points and Kevin Durant added 15 of his 25 in the third period -- when the Warriors erased a 12-point halftime deficit and put themselves on the road to their 10th straight victory over their Western Conference rivals. The Warriors had scored just 18 points in the second quarter -- 49 in the first half -- as the Clippers seized the initiative despite the absence of injured point guard Chris Paul.

    AFP News 35 mins ago
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Reuters
  • David Hasselhoff planning quiet Italian wedding

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

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  • Carbon Fibers: Why They’re the Next Big Thing in Cars

    Carbon fiber materials are a huge paradox. Lightweight and flexible like a typical fabric, the strongest carbon fibers are ten times rigid, but five time lighter than steel.  What’s more, ... The post Carbon Fibers: Why They’re the Next Big Thing in Cars appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

    Carmudi
  • Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade

    Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines. Inflation ...

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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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

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

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  • NBA: Rockets spoil Cousins' Pelicans debut

    The Houston Rockets shot down new-look New Orleans 129-99 on Thursday, spoiling the Pelicans debut of DeMarcus Cousins with the help of a new arrival of their own. Big man Cousins, acquired on Monday from the Sacramento Kings in a blockbuster trade involving five players and two draft picks, teamed well with Pelicans star Anthony Davis, the two combining for 56 points and 23 rebounds.

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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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Japan punches time clock early for 'Premium Friday'

    Japan's Prime Minister will spend Friday afternoon meditating while staff at some of the country's biggest firms are also quitting work early -- in time for a bit of shopping or maybe a boozy train ride. Welcome to Premium Friday, Japan's latest bid to tackle two perennial problems -- sluggish consumer spending and notoriously long working hours blamed for a national health crisis known as karoshi, or death from overwork.

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  • Royal Bank of Scotland annual net loss widens to £7bn

    Royal Bank of Scotland said Friday that annual net losses more than trebled to £6.95 billion ($8.7 billion, 8.2 billion euros) in 2016 on litigation and restructuring costs. RBS, bailed-out by the British government following the 2008 financial crisis, posted its ninth consecutive annual loss last year. Its loss after tax for 2016 ballooned from a net loss of £1.98 billion a year earlier, RBS said in a statement.

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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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  • Man charged with killing Georgia teacher missing since 2005

    The search for a teacher and former beauty queen who vanished from her south Georgia home nearly 12 years ago finally yielded some answers Thursday as authorities charged a former student with her murder.

    Associated Press