• Arsenal and Spurs earn dramatic wins as top four clash

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur moved within two points of top spot with dramatic 2-1 wins over Premier League leaders Leicester City and Manchester City respectively as the top four clashed on Sunday. Third-placed Arsenal's victory was secured by substitute Danny Welbeck in the dying seconds at The Emirates against a Leicester side who took the lead but were reduced to 10 men when Danny Simpson was sent off early in the second half.

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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • Sturridge leads Liverpool in rout of Villa

    Liverpool ran riot in a 6-0 hammering of Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday as the Premier League's bottom club went into meltdown. Daniel Sturridge made a dream return to the visitors' starting line-up after injury with a 16th-minute opener that set Liverpool on course for a crushing victory. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool produced a slick display to claim a first win in six games in all competitions.

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  • Big 'Deadpool' debut annihilates 'Fifty Shades' record, more

    The R-rated "Deadpool" has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in U.S. theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday. ...

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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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Suarez, Messi penalty trick lights up Barca rout of Celta

    Barcelona maintained their grip on the Spanish title thanks to a wonderful Luis Suarez hat-trick, including an audacious penalty move with Lionel Messi, to see off a spirited Celta Vigo 6-1 on Sunday. Atletico Madrid remain three points behind as they were 1-0 winners at Getafe thanks to Fernando Torres's first minute goal. Real Madrid slip down to third, a further point adrift of Barca, who also have a game in hand on both clubs from the capital.

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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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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.

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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
  • Don’t be uncouth like Mat Sabu, Nik Abduh tells PAS Youth

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — PAS Youth chief Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz today chided former party member Mohamad Sabu for hurling his microphone in frustration at a recent PKR event and warned his...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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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  • Malaysian nabbed by Aussie police over 20-year rape allegation

    A Malaysian man was transferred to Perth yesterday to face allegations of rape that occurred 20 years ago, Australia's Perth Now reported. The man, whose name emerged as a result of a cold case review, is wanted over a sex attack in March 1996 when he allegedly broke into a villa and assaulted a woman, then aged 38, in her Scarborough home....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. "My feet hurt, my arms hurt, and my head hurts!" winced Kana Shimizu, clutching two dainty bags of Belgian chocolate that cost more than 10,000 yen ($90) at a plush store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

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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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  • We’re like slaves to our tauke, say Kuala Selangor fishing folk

    Trapped in a never-ending cycle of debt and servitude, the fisher folk of Jeram, Kuala Selangor, tell how they are ensnared to the middlemen who own their boats and their catch. The government, they claimed, has turned a deaf ear to their applications for aid and equipment, forcing them to rely on these boat owners who take a substantial cut...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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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