• Taiwan developer arrested after deadly quake fells building

    Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts increasingly turned to recovery. The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday (2000 GMT Friday) at the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday, with almost all the dead found in Tainan's toppled Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building. Hsiao Po-jen, director of the legal affairs department of the Tainan city government, told Reuters that Lin Ming-hui, the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building's developer, had been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide on Monday evening.

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  • 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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  • No business as usual with Najib, press for Anwar’s release, Obama told

    US President Barack Obama must urge Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Razak to release Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from prison and drop all politically motivated charges, says a global human rights body ahead of the US-Asean Summit. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Najib's invitation to the summit, which will be held in the US in five days, had...

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  • Guan Eng hits out at ‘open house’ protesters, says disrespectful

    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today expressed outrage at a group of protestors who turned up at his Chinese New Year open house yesterday, calling their action “extreme”. He said he could not recall any such incident ever taking place in Malaysia during an open house event. Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, also said the protest...

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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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  • European roundup: Leicester stun City, Barca stay top

    Unheralded Leicester City remained on course for their first top-flight title with a shock victory at Manchester City while Barcelona won to stay ahead of the pack and Bayern Munich drew but are still eight points clear. ENGLAND Surprise package Leicester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points with a stunning 3-1 victory at Manchester City, who dropped two places to fourth. Foxes defender Robert Huth scored twice and league-leading scorer Jamie Vardy rounded off a great day for the Midlands club by signing a new four-year contract.

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  • US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korean nuclear and rocket tests are drawing quick responses from the U.S. that will upset a supposed partner against Pyongyang's weapons development — China.

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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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  • World stocks down on growth jitters, Japan dives 5.4 percent

    Global markets sank Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo, as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks. Equity markets have been in a slump so far this ...

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  • We have enough information to conclude 1MDB probe, says PAC

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has enough information to make an "objective, transparent and fair conclusion" on its probe into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, said its chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin. He said the committee did need not call any more witnesses for its probe as suggested by fellow PAC member Tony Pua. Pua had...

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  • Emperor’s clothes sees Selangor rep in hot water with PAS ulama

    Selangor PAS assemblyman Mohd Khairuddin Othman has apologised for wearing a Chinese emperor costume for Chinese New Year, saying he was unaware it resembled one of the eight immortals of the Tao pantheon, Cao Guojio. He said he was prepared to face any action from the PAS central committee and the Shura Council for his mistake, party organ...

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  • Cliffhanger Philippine presidential election race begins

    A cliffhanger race to lead the Philippines began Tuesday with the adopted daughter of a dead movie star and a tough-talking politician who claims to kill criminals among the top contenders. The three-month election campaign got under way with four presidential aspirants standing a genuine chance of succeeding Benigno Aquino, who is a popular leader but is prevented by the constitution from running for a second term. Since emerging from dictatorship three decades ago, the Philippines has seen its political scene dominated by elite families, celebrities, corruption and violence, which have contributed to near-constant chaos.

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  • Oil tumbles after Saudi-Venezuela talks, WTI below $30

    Crude oil prices slid lower Monday, pushing US oil below $30 a barrel, after weekend talks between OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and Venezuela dashed hopes for a reduction in production. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for March delivery sank $1.20 (3.9 percent) to $29.69 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The meeting between Venezuela and Saudi oil ministers appeared to be a washout as Saudi Arabia continued to show unwillingness to support an emergency OPEC meeting on low prices, said Tim Evans of Citi Futures.

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  • Proton ready for comeback in UK, says Dr Mahathir

    National carmaker Proton aims to export its cars to the United Kingdom and Europe once more, now that it has developed a new engine which allows it to meet their emission standards, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Dr Mahathir said the new engine was cause for celebration as the previous engine was more than 10 years old and not suited for...

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  • NBA: Results and standings

    Results and standings on Monday in the NBA:

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  • Chris Martin: 'Beyonce rejected my music'

    Chris Martin has described his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow as "a weird one".

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  • Surrounded by diamonds, villagers go hungry in drought-hit Zimbabwe

    By Andrew Mambondiyani MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shylet Mutsago, a 63-year-old who lives near the diamond fields of Marange, cannot hide her anger over how mining in this gem-rich part of eastern Zimbabwe has failed to improve the lives of local people. Amid frequent drought, people in Marange had hoped the diamond industry would invest in reviving irrigation schemes. National law requires mining companies to help local communities develop.

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  • 'Last survivors must speak out': Auschwitz baby

    Angela Orosz weighed just a third of what a normal infant does when she was born in Auschwitz, and only escaped death at the Nazi concentration camp because she was so weak she was "unable to cry". The 71-year-old will appear in a German court this month to give her harrowing testimony against Reinhold Hanning, a former guard at Auschwitz, who she says was part of the "killing machine" that destroyed 1.1 million lives in the camp. "I'm probably the youngest of them, but for me it's a duty to keep the memory alive." Orosz's birth in Auschwitz was nothing short of a miracle, given the abuse that her mother suffered in the camp in occupied Poland.

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  • This is how you can increase your odds of winning Blackjack this CNY

    Probability of winning stands at 42.42% for each hand of Blackjack. The post This is how you can increase your odds of winning Blackjack this CNY appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

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  • Honda to recall new Civics because engines can fail

    Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven. The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with 2-liter ...

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