• S. Korea blasts news of Kim murder via loudspeaker to North: report

    South Korea is using giant loudspeakers to blast news of the dramatic assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother across the border with its reclusive northern neighbour, it was reported Thursday. Kim Jong-Nam -- the eldest son of the North's late leader Kim Jong-Il -- died on February 13 after being attacked by two women at a Kuala Lumpur airport in what is suspected to be a murder planned by Pyongyang. The North's state media remained quiet on the killing until it released a scathing denouncement of the Malaysian investigation Thursday, without identifying Jong-Nam as the victim.

    AFP News 57 mins ago
  • 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
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Mourinho miffed by timing of Chelsea FA Cup showdown

    (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho's delight at Manchester United's progress to the last 16 of the Europa League has been tempered by the timing of their FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea, with the manager criticising the tie being scheduled for a Monday. United, who beat St Etienne 1-0 on Wednesday to progress 4-0 on aggregate, now face the prospect of playing the second leg of their next Europa League tie just three days after their FA Cup showdown against former club Chelsea on March 13.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    Carmudi
  • Manny Pacquiao 'in negotiations' to fight Amir Khan

    Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was "in negotiations" to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout. "My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Spokesmen for Pacquiao could not be contacted for comment.

    AFP News
  • 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".

    Cover Media
  • Trump administration rescinds transgender students' bathroom protections

    In a move that could embolden many schools to restrict the rights of transgender students, the Trump administration has withdrawn a piece of federal guidance requiring trans students to have unfettered access to bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity. In doing so, the administration has signaled that it does not necessarily interpret current federal civil rights protections as prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity.

    The Guardian
  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

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

    Cover Media
  • Berahino certain Hughes will unlock his potential

    (Reuters) - Mark Hughes' stellar career as a striker has given forward Saido Berahino a reason to be optimistic the Stoke City manager will help the bring the best out of him. Berahino, who joined Stoke from West Bromwich Albion in January, has not scored a Premier League goal for nearly a year and has seen his career stall at his former club due to a series of off-field incidents. By contrast, Hughes won a host of trophies, including two league titles and four FA Cups, during his glittering 22-year playing career.

    Reuters 38 mins ago
  • BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

    A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island. Rights groups say the case exposes how Thailand's broad defamation and computer crime laws scupper investigative journalism and make it difficult to expose wrongdoing in a country where corruption is endemic. The prosecution was sparked by a September 2015 report by Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, looking at how two foreign retirees were scammed out of their properties in Phuket.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • N. Korea more isolated than ever after Malaysia killing

    North Korea had few friends even before the assassination of the leader's half-brother at a Kuala Lumpur airport last week, but the fallout from the killing looks set to further isolate the nuclear-armed state. Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur have enjoyed relatively warm economic ties, with some bilateral trade and citizens from both countries entitled to travel to the other under a unique reciprocal visa-free deal. Malaysia has also provided a channel between Pyongyang officials and the wider world, with Kuala Lumpur in recent years serving as a discreet meeting place for talks between the regime and the United States.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • 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
  • Country leaders convene in Oslo for Nigeria food crisis summit

    A woman feeds a young baby suffering from severe malnutrition at the therapeutic feeding centre in the Gwangwe district of Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. Days after the world’s first famine in six years was declared in South Sudan, the rich countries convening in Norway this week to discuss the Nigeria food crisis face pressure to stump up funds to prevent a second, in north-east Nigeria. Uppermost on the agenda will be the failure of wealthy states to react more quickly to an international humanitarian appeal for more than 5 million people facing severe food shortages.

    The Guardian
  • Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage on Philippine miners

    After two decades as a yoga missionary, Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez is unleashing her inner rage on the mining industry while aiming for Bhutan-style gross national happiness. Lopez has in recent months moved global commodity markets with a campaign to close roughly two-thirds of the existing mines in the Philippines, which is the world's biggest supplier of nickel ore and a major source of copper. For the 63-year-old, her sudden elevation by firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte to government last year after a lifetime of spiritual and environmental pursuits has presented an unexpected chance to bring about radical change in society.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang could be stripped of knighthood, after he was jailed for 20 months for misconduct

    A former leader of Hong Kong who was knighted by Prince Charles hours before the city’s handover to China was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office. Donald Tsang, who was one of the city’s most well-known politicians both before and after British colonial rule ended in 1997, is the highest ranking official to be convicted in Hong Kong. Tsang, aged 72, had previously said he had "every confidence" he would be exonerated.

    The Telegraph