• 'It's like tripping' says French artist entombed in rock

    Speaking to AFP through a crack in the limestone boulder late Friday, Abraham Poincheval said he had been buoyed by how his performance has "got into people's heads". The artist made headlines worldwide when the two halves of the rock closed around him on Wednesday at a Paris art museum. Poincheval, 44, had carved out a hole inside the rock in his own image, just big enough for him to sit up in, with a niche to hold supplies of water, soup and dried meat.

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  • SIS: Islamic education a bigger priority than harsher punishments

    KLANG, Feb 25 — Malaysia should look at improving its Islamic education instead of wanting to impose harsher punishments for Muslims, an Islamic women’s rights group said today. Sisters in...

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Hundreds on Philippine streets as Duterte jails top critic

    More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Manila on Saturday to protest Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs, following the arrest of his most high-profile critic. The protestors massed outside the national police headquarters where Senator Leila de Lima was detained on Friday, in a demonstration against the alleged death-squad murders of thousands of drug suspects. Demonstrators warned the Duterte crackdown could lead to a repeat of the military-backed dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, which was toppled in a bloodless "People Power" revolution 31 years ago to the day.

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  • Human remains found in Crete belong to British holidaymaker Steven Cook who went missing over 11 years ago

    The family of Steven Cook, who went missing aged 20, said a “fog can lift at last”. Mr Cook, from Sandbach, Cheshire, was on his first holiday without his family and went missing in September 2005 after a night out with friends in the resort town of Malia. Cheshire Police’s Detective Inspector Gary McIntyre said the force's priority was to ensure his remains are returned to the UK as soon as possible.

    The Independent
  • 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.

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  • Malaysia decontaminating airport after revealing North Korean agents 'assassinated Kim Jong-nam with highly-toxic VX nerve agent'

    Malaysian plans to decontaminate Kuala Lumpur airport after it emerged that alleged North Korean agents used VX, one of the world’s deadliest nerve agents, to assassinate the elder half-brother of Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-nam was murdered last Monday by a hit squad who smeared his face with VX, which is among the most dangerous chemicals ever created by man, Malaysian police said Friday. Asked whether people should avoid the international airport out of fears of contamination, Malaysia’s police inspector-general Khalid Abu Bakar said: "No. No. No. But I don't know.

    The Telegraph
  • Football: Leicester axe Ranieri to save cash jackpot

    Leicester's Thai owners ruthlessly sacked Claudio Ranieri less than a year after he masterminded their Premier League title triumph because relegation would cost them over �100 million. Ranieri was axed on Thursday as the Srivaddhanaprabha family lost patience with the Leicester manager's failure to halt the team's shocking slide towards the relegation zone. The genial Italian's dismissal was condemned in many quarters as his fellow managers and pundits claimed Ranieri deserved to be treated with more respect and should have been given time to turn the tide.

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  • Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek hall removes souvenirs of former leader

    A Taiwanese memorial hall named after Chiang Kai-shek has stopped selling souvenirs depicting the former nationalist leader, authorities said Saturday, as the island deals with the "deep scar" left by his rule. The decision comes as Taiwan prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of a brutal massacre of protesters by troops from his Kuomintang (KMT) party, when the now democratic island was still under martial law. The massacre was followed by decades of political purges under Chiang and his son, known as the "White Terror".

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  • GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.

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  • Nicole Scherzinger: 'Cats helped me through Lewis Hamilton split'

    Nicole Scherzinger shared that working on musical Cats was the only thing that kept her going through her split from Lewis Hamilton.

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  • Trump tower opens in Vancouver but the welcome isn't warm

    The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open. The mayor wants its name changed. A ...

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  • Man Utd draw delights Rostov in Europa League last-16

    Favourites Manchester United were drawn on Friday to face faraway Russian outfit Rostov, who unlike Jose Mourinho were delighted with the Europa League last-16 tie.

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  • Two Chinese men struggle to save a century-old Malay house with a link to KL’s past (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — On February 19, the ad hoc conservationist group that runs the Rumah Pusaka Chow Kit project posted a farewell message on its Facebook page. After two years of hard toil,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Arrest warrant: Man used hands to kill teacher inside home

    Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest. ...

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  • George Clooney gives pregnant wife special shout-out at Cesar Awards

    The actor also reunited with his Monuments Men co-star Jean Dujardin at the ceremony.

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  • What is DVB-T2 & why should I care?

    Update on Jan 3, 2016: Originally published in May 2014; updated article with latest info. Update on Aug 2, 2016: Fixed dead links and updated Mediacorp's rollout map.

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  • Sean Spicer once said only dictatorships would ban media access

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer once said that only a dictatorship would prevent the media from access to public information. “One of the things that the Trump campaign gained notoriety for, and was criticised for,” Mr Sherman began, “was banning reporters and banning outlets.

    The Independent
  • Shannen Doherty completes chemotherapy treatment

    The actress has been battling breast cancer since 2015.

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