• Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill leader's half brother

    Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons? The use of the highly toxic VX warfare agent to kill the estranged half brother of North ...

    Associated Press 42 mins ago
  • 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" Neither of them gave a venue for the match but Pacquiao's American promoter, Bob Arum, has previously been quoted as saying on the ESPN website, that "Manny is trying to get a fight done in the United Arab Emirates, and the people there favour him fighting Amir Khan." Spokesmen for the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Pacquiao could not immediately be contacted for comment.

    AFP News 37 mins ago
  • 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
  • Donald Trump will not attend White House correspondents' dinner

    Donald Trump says he will not attend the White House correspondents’ dinner. Donald Trump on Saturday capped a week of tumultuous relations with the press by saying he will not attend this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner, which is scheduled for 29 April. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” the president wrote on Twitter.

    The Guardian
  • '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
  • Leicester flops in spotlight after Ranieri sacking

    Leicester's underachieving stars will be in the spotlight when the crisis-torn champions start life without Claudio Ranieri in a crucial clash against Liverpool on Monday. Ranieri was ruthlessly sacked by Leicester's Thai owners on Thursday amid reports several of the team's senior players had lost faith with the Italian. The decision to axe Ranieri only nine months after he masterminded their incredible Premier League title triumph was widely condemned by his fellow managers and Leicester fans.

    AFP News
  • Dr M caused 1MDB IPO’s failure, minister claims

    HULU SELANGOR, Feb 26 — A minister blamed 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) failed initial public offering (IPO) of Edra Global Energy Bhd on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s attacks on the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Another detainee dies in police custody

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Just two weeks after a man died at a police station in Klang, another death in custody has happened, this time in Hulu Selangor. Thanaseelan Muniandy, 43, was found...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mysterious white 'blob' becomes latest sea creature to wash up after Philippines earthquake

    A huge bizarre white blob has become the latest mysterious sea creature to wash up in the Philippines after an earthquake hit the islands. The massive white monster-like creature was washed up on shore in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands. What it is has stumped plenty of people, but hasn’t stopped locals from posing for selfies with the scary sea monster.

    Yahoo News UK
  • Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights

    Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.

    Reuters
  • Sisters give birth to first baby boys in family for 50 years within an HOUR of each other

    Two sisters defied the odds to give birth to the first baby boys in their family in more than 50 years – just an HOUR apart. Leanne Walters, 25, and sister Lisa Harmel, 22, went into labour on the same day in the same hospital. The sisters were in adjacent rooms and their mum Kim Harmel, 54, was left rushing between rooms to comfort both daughters.

    Yahoo News UK
  • China's TCL brings back physical keyboard in new BlackBerry

    Chinese electronics company TCL unveiled Saturday its first BlackBerry-licensed smartphone which brings back the device's signature physical keyboard as it seeks to revive the once mighty brand. The KEYone phone has a larger screen than previous BlackBerry devices and a fast charging battery as TCL sets its sights on businesses and tries to rekindle BlackBerry's strong reputation for productivity and security. TCL reached the brand-licensing deal in December after the Canadian company announced that it would halt in-house production of smartphones, marking the end of an era for the once-dominant tech firm.

    AFP News
  • US Treasury rekindles interest in rare century bond

    The United States has rekindled interest in ultra long-term debt, including possibly a rare century bond, to lock in the current very low borrowing rates. "I think it's something that we should seriously look at," newly-installed US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday. This would represent a historic shift in the $14 trillion Treasury debt market, as the longest maturity bond currently is 30 years.

    AFP News 53 mins ago
  • Hundreds cheer as a relaxed Barack Obama surfaces in Manhattan 

    The former president was seen in the Flatiron District of New York, Mail Online reported. Wearing a dark suite, open-necked shirt and clutching a beverage in a paper cup, Mr Obama appeared relaxed as he entered an office building. In the immediate aftermath of leaving the White House Mr an Mrs Obama went first to California and then to the British Virgin Islands, where the stayed with Sir Richard Branson on his private island of Necker.

    The Telegraph
  • 60 years after Japan army husband fled, Vietnam war bride clings to love

    It's been more than sixty years since Nguyen Thi Xuan's husband, a Japanese soldier, left her in Vietnam, but the 94-year-old still sleeps with a body pillow she fashioned from his military uniform. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will meet with families -- including Xuan's -- next week on a historic trip to Vietnam, a landmark visit for the former foes that have become cosy allies since diplomatic relations were established in 1973.

    AFP News
  • Duterte fans, foes in mass Manila rallies

    Thousands of supporters and foes of President Rodrigo Duterte joined large rallies in Manila on Saturday, highlighting how his brutal drug war has polarised the Philippines. A prayer rally for Duterte's eight months-long anti-narcotics crackdown drew the biggest turnout, estimated by police at up to 200,000 although AFP reporters said it looked a lot less. "Your presence here showcases the strong support that your president continues to enjoy," Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre told the crowd at the prayer rally, who lit candles and sang religious songs.

    AFP News
  • Syria's White Helmets rescuers will not attend Oscars

    Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets group - the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary - will not attend this weekend's Academy Awards ceremony because of intensified regime bombing and a rejected passport. Raed Saleh and fellow White Helmet member Khaled Khatib had been set to attend Sunday's ceremony in Hollywood, where "The White Helmets" is shortlisted for best short documentary. Sad, but important work to do here," Khatib tweeted Saturday from Istanbul.

    AFP News 36 mins ago
  • Demi Lovato apologises for "1% African" tweet

    The singer is proud to be the spokesperson for a mental health initiative.

    Cover Media
  • Mourinho demands United hunger for Wembley showdown

    Jose Mourinho can win the first major silverware of his Manchester United reign in Sunday's League Cup final against Southampton and Wayne Rooney might be the man to help him do it. Mourinho will become the first United manager to win a top prize in his maiden season at Old Trafford if his team triumph at Wembley. Not even United legends Alex Ferguson and Matt Busby took one of the major trophies back to Manchester in their first season, but Mourinho insists the prospect of giving his team something to celebrate is more important than personal plaudits.

    AFP News
  • Whale watchers warned to stay away from humpback spotted off south Devon coast

    Crowds have been drawn to the area, but a police spokesman said: "Please do not go anywhere near it on a boat". Wildlife expert Linda Hingley, from Brixham Seawatch, said she believes the mother whale is is lost. "I was really hoping it was a Minke whale, as we occasionally see them off the coast here, and they move through and they're fine.

    The Telegraph