• Obama hosts South East Asian leaders at desert retreat

    President Barack Obama looks to put domestic issues aside and cap his long courtship with fast-rising South East Asian nations Monday, hosting leaders at a California desert retreat. The visitors may have preferred the cachet of a White House visit and an Oval Office photo-op. Before sitting down at the summit table, Obama spent two days on the links.

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  • Welbeck makes outlandish comeback to keep Gunners dreaming

    By Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) - Danny Welbeck came off the bench for his first game in 10 months to earn Arsenal the most dramatic of last-gasp comeback wins over Premier League leaders Leicester City at an ecstatic Emirates Stadium with his 95th-minute winner. The England striker, sidelined since last April with knee injuries, could not have dreamed of a more extraordinary return, his glancing header from Mesut Ozil’s free kick deep into injury time earning them the 2-1 victory which narrows Leicester’s lead at the top to just two points. It was a triumph which had looked hugely unlikely after Jamie Vardy had put Leicester ahead from the penalty spot just before halftime, a 19th goal of the season for the league’s leading marksman.

    Reuters
  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: study

    Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study. The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 square kilometres (38.6 square miles), grounded in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010, the researchers from Australia and New Zealand wrote in the Antarctic Science journal. The Adelie penguin population at the bay's Cape Denison was measured to be about 160,000 in February 2011 but by December 2013 it had plunged to an estimated 10,000, they said.

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  • Ex-NBA player banned in Philippines for cursing commissioner

    The Philippines' professional basketball league has banned former NBA player Ivan Johnson for life after he cursed at its commissioner during a game, a spokesman said Sunday. Johnson, who plays with local team Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, was banned mid-game after he used "the F-word" in an argument with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Narvasa, said PBA media officer Willie Marcial.

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  • Replace foreign workers if you don’t want them here, Zahid tells Malaysian youths

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today challenged Malaysian youths to get involved in various fields like agriculture and manual labour if they were...

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  • New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

    A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country's seismological body Geonet. Police said there were no reports of major damage or serious injuries, but people were evacuated from several buildings and there were reports of some liquefaction.

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  • North Korea lacks technology for anti-US nuclear strike: Pentagon

    North Korea is committed to striking the United States with a nuclear-armed missile, but it can't do so without outside help, due to shortfalls in its own technology, the Pentagon said Friday. The report to Congress was written prior to a fourth nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang last month and the launch of a satellite-bearing rocket earlier this month. North Korea's KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile "likely would be capable" of striking the continental US if successfully designed and developed, said the report.

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  • Humiliated Garde apologises for Villa collapse

    Liverpool pushed Aston Villa even closer to relegation when they crushed the Premier League's bottom club 6-0 on Sunday leading to a mass exodus of home fans long before the final whistle at Villa Park. It was Aston Villa's heaviest home defeat in the top flight since they lost 7-1 to Arsenal in 1935 and the first time they had conceded six at home in a league match since Arsenal inflicted another thumping in 1983. Villa remain eight points from the relative safety of 17th place in the Premier League having taken just 16 points from 26 matches.

    Reuters
  • London housing crisis coming to a crunch

    Latest figures show the average London house price was £514,097 ($740,400, 678,500 euros) in December, up 12.4 percent in 12 months, compared to a 6.4-percent increase to £188,270 across England and Wales. Many "generation rent" young professionals, whose parents bought comfortable homes in their early 20s, have given up on their dream of ever affording a property in London. At University College London, more than 150 students have gone on a rent strike.

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  • Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France

    If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can ...

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  • Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Delta Air Lines announced on Friday … Continued The post Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs

    Advances in artificial intelligence will soon lead to robots that are capable of nearly everything humans do, threatening tens of millions of jobs in the coming 30 years, experts warned Saturday. "We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task," said Moshe Vardi, director of the Institute for Information Technology at Rice University in Texas. "I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?" he asked at a panel discussion on artificial intelligence at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • Last of 116 dead in Taiwan quake is pulled from rubble

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in Taiwan pulled out the remains of the final victims of last week's earthquake and with a minute of silence ended the search with the death toll of 116, most of them in a collapsed high-rise apartment building.

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  • Nasi Kandar, favourites no longer affordable

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — Nasi kandar, a favourite for those wanting a filling meal at reasonable prices, is increasingly out of reach of the average wage-earner. A lunch plate of RM4.60 last year...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Russia has gained upper hand in Syria, Merkel ally says

    Russia had gained the upper hand in Syria and the surrounding region through armed force, a senior conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, and he voiced doubts that Moscow would respect a truce plan for the war-torn country. "I think Russia has gained the upper hand in the region and this is by historical measures a novelty. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, he said he was sceptical about how Russia would behave in the days and weeks ahead, despite agreeing to a "cessation of hostilities" which is due to begin in a week's time.

    Reuters
  • How to maximise your public holiday for travel in 2016

    It is the start of a new year and this is usually the time when we start working on various bucket lists such as an exercise or diet regime, career goals, travel plans and more. Appropriate rest and leisure is important to lead a happy and fulfilling life with work-life balance. Hence planning for your […]

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  • Photography tips: How to take great photos of people at night and low-light

    Taking photos at night is challenging, and taking photos of your friends and family at night is even more challenging! Here are seven step-by-step tips to take better photos of your friends and family at night and low-light, shot with the Canon EOS 760D, and my friend Cordelia Daphne.

    HardwareZone
  • Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free

    REUTERS/Rick Wilking Tim Cook, Apple CEO at the … Continued The post Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Blazing a trail at Singapore Airshow 2016

    Heads turned skyward and camera shutters clicked as eight T-50B fighter jets zoomed above Changi, leaving trails of coloured smoke. South Korean aerobatics team the Black Eagles drew “oohs and aahs” from members of the media, who on Sunday (14 February) were treated to a preview of the aerial displays that are set to wow the crowds during the Singapore Airshow 2016. The Black Eagles are back for a second time at the prestigious aviation event, which will be held from 16 to 21 February at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

    Yahoo Singapore