• Mourinho tells friends Man United job is his - reports

    Jose Mourinho has told friends and associates that he will replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager at the end of the season, according to reports in several British newspapers on Wednesday. The Daily Mail, Daily Star, Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph all quoted an unnamed source close to the 53-year-old Portuguese as saying his installation at Old Trafford was a "done deal". The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto coach was sacked by Chelsea in December but said in an interview last week that he would soon be back in management, preferably in England.

    Reuters
  • Obama proposes $4.1 trillion spending plan in final White House budget

    By Jeff Mason and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama proposed a $4.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday in a final White House budget that met immediate Republican resistance for its cost and reliance on tax hikes to fund domestic priorities. Obama, a Democrat who leaves office next January, sought to outline his fiscal and political vision for the country with proposed investments in infrastructure, cyber security, education, and job growth. Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, called it a "manual for growing the federal government at the expense of hardworking Americans." The budget envisions a deficit of $503 billion in fiscal 2017 after a $616 billion budget gap in the current fiscal year ending on Sept. 30.

    Reuters
  • Liam Neeson finds love with 'super famous' girlfriend

    Liam Neeson is finally in a serious relationship following the death of wife Natasha Richardson in 2009.

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  • Sikh man blocked by Mexican airline satisfied with apology

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Indian-American actor and designer who wasn't allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline.

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  • Umno men say critical former leaders can ‘bark till the cows come home’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 ― Umno need not deign to take action against former leaders now critical of the party as their denunciation carried no weight and could do no harm, said senior party members....

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  • Thai cops bust high quality fake passport gang

    Thai police rounded up six foreigners allegedly behind one of the country's biggest and best counterfeit passport operations, officers said Wednesday, in a country where a flourishing fake document industry ...

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  • China confirms first case of Zika virus - Xinhua

    By Megha Rajagopalan and Clare Jim BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in a 34-year-old man from Ganxian county in the eastern province of Jiangxi, Xinhua said, citing China's National Health and Family Planning Commission.

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  • NBA: Knicks slump again, Anthony surprise over Fisher axe

    Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points but it was not enough to prevent the New York Knicks from sliding to defeat against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday in their first match since the dismissal of coach Derek Fisher. Anthony drained a three-pointer with 67 seconds left to reduce Washington's lead to 106-101 but the Wizards held on for a 111-108 victory at Madison Square Garden. Washington guards Bradley Beal and John Wall made a series of clutch shots down the stretch to seal the Wizards win.

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  • Yen surges as global market rout extends ahead of Yellen testimony

    The Japanese yen extended gains against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday as nervous investors fled to safe investments with equity markets plunging on concerns about the global economy. With volatility returning to bourses around the world, attention turns to an address to congress by Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen later in the day, with expectations she will sound a cautious tone on the bank's interest rate policy. "Her hope would be to unwind some of the bearishness that has engulfed asset markets, and this would be supportive for US dollar, rates and equities," Steven Englander, Citigroup's New York-based global head of Group-of-10 currency strategy, wrote in a note.

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  • Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win

    By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power. Sweeping wins by Trump, a New York billionaire, and Sanders, a democratic socialist, on Tuesday testified to the sizable share of American voters upset at U.S. economic conditions and willing to send a shockwave to Washington in the Nov. 8 presidential election. ...

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  • Amanah in dark over leaders purportedly returning to PAS

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 ― Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) said it did not know of any  leaders who will rejoin or have already returned to PAS, following claims of such by the older Islamist party....

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  • Michael Douglas' career highlight was meeting his wife

    Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta Jones' two children think their folks are "very dumb".

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  • Drunken exchange of words turns fatal

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 10 — A scrap metal dealer was killed in a bar brawl in the wee hours of Monday. The incident unfolded at 4am in a bar in Publika, Solaris Mont Kiara where the victim, only...

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  • Sun will shine for Liverpool youngsters - Klopp

    Jurgen Klopp predicted brighter days ahead for his Liverpool youngsters after they fell to an Angelo Ogbonna buzzer beater against West Ham United in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday. A team featuring two players aged 20, a 21-year-old, two 22-year-olds and 18-year-old midfielder Pedro Chirivella stood toe-to-toe with West Ham at Upton Park until Italian centre-back Ogbonna headed home in injury time of extra time to give the hosts a 2-1 win. It leaves the Europa League as Liverpool's only realistic hope of silverware this season -- they are currently 12 points below the Champions League places in the Premier League -- but Klopp says it is all part of the learning curve for his players.

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  • Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images At 8:30 p.m., I pulled … Continued The post Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Tokyo stocks plunge more than 3% in afternoon trade

    Tokyo stocks plunged more than three percent in afternoon trading on Wednesday, as fears of a global recession hammered investor confidence ahead of testimony by the head of the US central bank. The benchmark ...

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  • Toddler loses forefoot in escalator mishap

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — A three-year-old boy had part of his left foot severed in a mishap on an escalator at KL Sentral on Monday. Dzil Mikhail Nasaruddin is in stable condition at the Kuala...

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  • Tough times force traders to stay open during holidays

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 10 — The sluggish economy is putting a damper on Chinese New Year festivities this year, especially for small businesses, so much so that many traders have opted to remain open...

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  • Bananas may help detect, cure skin cancer: study

    The black spots on old banana peels may unlock a faster, easier diagnosis of human skin cancer, boosting survival chances, scientists said Monday. When bananas ripen, their skin is covered in small, round black spots caused by an enzyme known as tyrosinase. The same enzyme is present in human skin, and in greater quantities in people suffering from melanoma -- a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.

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  • S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

    TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it quickly proved wrong.

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