• Girl, 5, dies of asthma attack after 'volatile GP refused to see her because she was several minutes late'

    A five-year-old girl died of an asthma attack after an “unapproachable and volatile” doctor refused to see her because she and her mother arrived a few minutes late for her appointment, the General Medical Council has found. Ellie-May Clark had been sent home from school because her condition was worsening but was refused her emergency appointment with Dr Joanne Rowe at The Grange Clinic, Newport, in January 2015. Dr Rowe told health officials she was seeing another patient at the time, but examination of her schedule showed this was not the case.

    The Independent
  • Muslim member of national security staff resigned after 8 days in Donald Trump's White House

    A Muslim White House staff member resigned from her job eight days into the Trump administration, because the office had transformed into a “monochromatic and male bastion”. Rumana Ahmed – who worked for the National Security Council [NSC] under Barack Obama – said she intended to continue in her job because she "decided that Trump's NSC could benefit from a coloured, female, hijab-wearing, American Muslim patriot”. “I got both of those looks of ‘oh my God, like, are you OK... I’m surprised you’re still here,’” Ms Ahmed told CBS News.

    The Independent
  • Cruel for Puel as Southampton's wait for silverware goes on

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Southampton's wait for a first trophy since 1976 goes on after what manager Claude Puel described as a cruel 3-2 defeat by Manchester United in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. The Frenchman looked on course to mark his first season in English football with a surprise triumph after Italian Manolo Gabbiadini's double saw Saints roar back from 2-0 down, only to suffer heartbreak when Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed a late winner. It was rough on Southampton who had another goal for Gabbiadini ruled out for offside when it was 0-0 although TV replays suggested it should have stood.

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  • Transgender’s mum: Why would anyone do this?

    KARAK, Feb 27 — M. Mariayee recalled the telephone conversation on Thursday morning when her 34-year-old daughter Amutha informed her of the tragedy that had befallen the family. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Kim suffered painful death within 20 minutes of attack: minister

    Kim Jong-Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a "very painful death" as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister said Sunday. The estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader was killed with lethal nerve agent VX, police have revealed, after he was ambushed at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13.

    AFP News
  • Najib: Don’t politicise BR1M, Saudi has cash aid too

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — The Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) given to lower-income households should not be politicised as other countries like Saudi Arabia practise similar policies, the prime...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Nokia relaunches iconic 3310 mobile model

    Finnish brand Nokia, a former mobile star, on Sunday launched three new Android smartphones and unveiled a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out. Unlike the original, which was known for its sturdiness, the new Nokia 3310 will allow web browsing. The new version will bring back its predecessor's popular "Snake" game and distinctive ringtones, said Arto Nummela, the head of Finnish start-up HMD Global which will produce the phone under a licensing agreement with Nokia.

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  • 'Apollo 13' star Bill Paxton dies at 61

    Hollywood actor Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic," has died at the age of 61, a family representative said Sunday. "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a statement from a family representative said. "Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker." Although the statement did not indicate the time of death, Rolling Stone magazine said he died Saturday.

    AFP News
  • More arrests expected in Johor, says MACC

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expected to carry out more arrests as they intensify their probe into a multi-million ringgit housing scandal in Johor....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'Are you Muslim?' Florida airport 'detained Muhammad Ali's son'

    Muhammad Ali Jr, the 44-year-old son of the world-renowned boxer, was kept back at an airport in Florida earlier this month, family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal, a Kentucky newspaper. According to the newspaper, officials questioned Ali for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him "Where did you get your name from?" and "Are you Muslim?".

    The Telegraph
  • ‘Spellbinding’ thief tied to tree by public

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 27 — A trickster, who used sleight of hands and charm to dupe unsuspecting victims, returned to the scene of her crime eight months later to find the table turned on her when...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • May to end EU citizens’ rights to live permanently in UK within days over fear ‘half of Romania and Bulgaria’ will come

    Theresa May reportedly plans to end rights given to EU nationals under freedom of movement rules when she triggers Article 50 next month, with a Government source claiming that otherwise “half of Romania and Bulgaria” might come to the UK before Brexit. The Daily Telegraph reported the Prime Minister was expected to announce that EU citizens arriving after a “cut-off date” of around 15 March would not be entitled to live in the UK permanently.

    The Independent
  • Supermarkets encouraging people to waste food with misleading "use by dates"

    Supermarkets are encouraging customers to throw food in the bin by using potentially misleading "use by" dates, a report by the Government's waste group has warned. Wrap found makers of yoghurts, cheese and bread are increasingly defying official labeling guidelines and replacing "best before" labels with use by dates on packs. According to the Food Standards Agency and Wrap, products should only carry use by dates where there is a food safety risk if it is left for too long.

    The Telegraph
  • Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

    Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone — an indirect ...

    Associated Press
  • Flight from Pakistan had seven passengers in aisle, claims report

    The national carrier has been plagued by problems in recent years. An investigation is under way after reports that a Pakistan International Airlines plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia with people standing in the aisle all the way after staff boarded extra passengers. Although the plane was allowed to carry 409 passengers, there were 416 onboard flight PK743 to Medina, the report said.

    The Guardian
  • Beluga whale upstages bride on wedding day and sparks hilarious memes

    A bride was upstaged on her wedding day when she was photobombed by a very curious beluga whale. The happy couple were tying the knot at an aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, when the inquisitive animal swam over to see what all the commotion was about. Photoshop experts have had a lot fun with the image.

    The Telegraph
  • OJ Simpson could be released within months and free to cash in on his multi-million dollar NFL pension

    OJ Simpson could walk free from jail in a few months after serving less than a third of his sentence before cashing in on his multi-million dollar NFL pension. The former American football star could be released exactly nine years into his 33-year sentence after he was jailed for a string of crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008. A parole board hearing on 3 July is expected to recommend the 69-year-old’s release based on good behaviour.

    The Independent
  • Facebook romance sees teenager fall for man 10,000 miles away after accepting his friend request 

    Rebecca Luff, 18, from Plymouth accepted the approach which came out of the blue from Michael Young. The only snag was he lived 10,000 miles away in Adelaide, Australia, Mailonline reported. The couple had a break in Amsterdam and Rebecca has decided to take a sabbatical from her job to travel to Australia to meet his family.

    The Telegraph
  • Pacquiao to fight Britain's Khan in April

    Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and British fighter Amir Khan confirmed separately on Sunday that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports. Pacquiao tweeted: "Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as this is what the fans wanted.#PacquiaoKhan". Khan, 30, a few minutes later posted on his official Twitter feed: "My team and I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight #pacquiaokhan #April23rd".

    AFP News
  • Parents who let diabetic son starve to death found guilty of first-degree murder

    The parents of a 15-year-old boy who died due to untreated diabetes and starvation have been found guilty of first-degree murder. Emil and Rodica Radita isolated and neglected their son Alexandru for years before his eventual death — at which point he was said to be so emaciated that he appeared mummified, a court in Canada heard on Friday. Alexandru, one of the Raditas’ eight children, reportedly weighed less than 37 pounds when he died in 2013 at their home in Calagry, Canada, following months of suffering due to untreated diabetes.

    The Independent