• Illness caps Goetze's fall from hero to zero

    Mario Goetze had the nation at his feet when Germany's hero netted the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final. Fast-forward nearly three years and Monday's news that the Borussia Dortmund star is sidelined indefinitely by a metabolism disorder is the latest blow to affect the attacking midfielder since the Brazil triumph. "I am in the process of getting treatment and I will do everything I can to get back into training as quickly as possible," Goetze told the club website on Monday.

    AFP News 34 mins ago
  • 'Swedish national security adviser' who appeared on Fox News unknown to government, experts

    Sweden's defence ministry and foreign office have denied that a man introduced in a recent Fox News segment as a “Swedish national defence and security adviser” works for the government. Appearing on the prime time The O’Reilly Factor programme, Nils Bildt suggested there was a migration-driven crime wave in the country that was being suppressed by political leaders. Swedes were already on the alert for negative characterisations of their country in the US after president Donald Trump appeared to suggest, inaccurately, that the country had been hit with a terrorist attack during a rally earlier this month.

    The Telegraph 54 mins ago
  • Accountant 'very upset' over Oscars best film mixup

    A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers has been identified as the culprit for a mixup in the final moments of the Oscars that saw best picture awarded to the wrong movie. Brian Cullinan handed the wrong envelope to presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, leading them to call the evening's top prize for "La La Land" rather than the real winner, "Moonlight," according to reports citing the firm and other unnamed sources. Cullinan had posted a backstage photo of actress Emma Stone on Twitter just moments before the error, according to several reports, and had reportedly been tweeting frequently all night.

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  • 7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

    LONDON (AP) — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has died at 36.

    Associated Press
  • Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

    TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.

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  • Former Soviet gymnast Korbut sells off Olympic medals

    (Reuters) - Olga Korbut, the gymnastics darling of the 1972 Munich Olympics who has apparently fallen on hard times, has sold off her Games medals and other trophies through a U.S. auction house. Thirty-two lots, including two golds and a silver from the Munich Olympics, fetched $333,500 in a weekend online sale by Heritage Auctions for the former Soviet gymnast who now lives in Arizona, auction house spokesman Chris Ivy told Reuters on Monday. The top item was her team gold medal, which brought $66,000 for the 61-year-old Korbut, a native Belarusian who moved to the United States in 1991.

    Reuters 59 mins ago
  • Lamborghini driver refuses to stop parking his £250,000 supercar in mayor’s parking space

    A man has flat-out refused to stop parking his £250,000 Lamborghini in a space reserved for the town mayor. Fashion company boss Ash White has already received six tickets for leaving his garish orange sports car in the spot outside Cheltenham Town Hall in Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire County Council admitted that at least two of the tickets were not valid as the words ‘Mayor’s Car’ were painted inside the marked bay.

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  • Shakespeare helps Leicester turn page after Ranieri exit

    It came too late to save Claudio Ranieri, but Leicester City finally remembered they are the reigning Premier League champions with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday. After five successive defeats without a goal - a run that cost Ranieri his job and had Leicester spiralling towards relegation - caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare took centre stage to mastermind an instant impact on the pitch. Quite whether Leicester's players were simply reacting to criticism that they had undermined Ranieri's command or benefitting from a change of script will become clearer in the weeks to come as they battle to avoid relegation.

    Reuters
  • Buffett's bite of Apple even bigger than thought

    Billionaire Warren Buffett, famously leery of technology companies, has loaded up on Apple shares after noticing how inseparable iPhone users are from the gadget once they get one in their pocket. Buffett ...

    Associated Press
  • Five-year-old girl died after GP refused to see her as she was 'a few minutes late' for her appointment

    A young girl suffering from asthma died hours after a GP refused to see her because she turned up "a few minutes late" for an emergency appointment. Ellie-May Clark, five, died of an asthma attack after Dr Joanne Rowe allegedly refused to see her, the Mail on Sunday reported, despite having previously been warned the girl was at risk of having a life-threatening seizure.

    The Telegraph
  • Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton to become parents again

    The couple has been dating since 2012.

    Cover Media
  • Death row man wins Selangor sultan’s pardon ahead of 33rd birthday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Shahrul Izani Suparman will now see his 33rd birthday and hopefully more after the Sultan of Selangor granted him a royal pardon. Shahrul’s mother Sapinah Nawawi said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Nokia 3310: Iconic mobile returns with a battery that lasts a month - and yes it has Snake 

    The Nokia 3310, the phone that defined a generation of mobiles, has been reborn 17 years after it was first released. It was one of the first mobiles to also become a cultural icon, with its distinctive Nokia ringtone, compact design and mobile game Snake, and sold more than 100 million units. The new version has been unveiled by HMD Global, a Finnish company made up largely of former Nokia employees, that has acquired the rights to the Nokia brand.

    The Telegraph
  • 10 Seafood Buffets In Singapore That It Will Be Shellfish Of Us Not To Share

    I love seafood, so I’m always on the lookout for a great seafood buffet. In my books, any restaurant that has a wide range of fresh seafood for me to choose from under $100 is a place worth checking out. Here are 10 restaurants that you can consider the next time you feel the craving for […] The post 10 Seafood Buffets In Singapore That It Will Be Shellfish Of Us Not To Share appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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  • Good deals for PKNS home buyers

    SHAH ALAM, Feb 28 — The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) is offering attractive discounts to encourage first-time home buyers to buy properties under the agency’s purview. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: govt

    Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a 70-year-old German hostage they were holding for ransom, Manila officials said Monday, as Berlin condemned the murder as "unscrupulous and inhumane". The Abu Sayyaf group, blamed for the worst terror attacks in Philippine history, had demanded a ransom of 30 million pesos ($600,000) be paid by Sunday to spare Jurgen Kantner. After the expiration of the deadline the jihadists, which were monitored by intelligence group SITE, posted a gruesome video showing Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man.

    AFP News
  • NASCAR Fans Outraged at Monster Energy Girls’ Outfits

    Monster Energy became the new sponsor for the NASCAR Cup Series this year, beginning its tenure as the auto racing event’s partner last January 1, 2017. The energy drink brand joins ... The post NASCAR Fans Outraged at Monster Energy Girls’ Outfits appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Bashful Tokyo pandas mate after four-year hiatus

    Two giant pandas at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo mated for the first time in four years Monday -- a 52-second effort that boosted hopes for a baby as well as shares in a nearby Chinese restaurant. Public viewing of pandas at the zoo has been halted since last week as the mating season got into full swing for the mammals, which are notoriously difficult to arouse. "We let the two be together at 8:06am (2306 GMT Sunday) and confirmed they mated for 52 seconds from 8:48am," Ueno Zoo announced in a statement.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • Catholicism has done more harm to Australia than Islam. Where's the outrage? | Kristina Keneally

    There is zero chance that sharia law – as a repressive criminal code used in certain Muslim majority nations – is going to be enshrined in Australia. Who knew Australian democracy was so weak that a young Muslim woman talking about her faith on national television might be its downfall? The outrage machine cranked itself to fever pitch, seeking to destroy Abdel-Magied’s credibility, reputation, and her professional livelihood.

    The Guardian