• London attack: 75-year-old man dies in hospital becoming fourth victim of terror outrage – as police name attacker as British-born Khalid Masood

    The Westminster terrorist who brought bloodshed to the heart of London has been named by police as Khalid Masood, a British-born criminal with a string of previous convictions. After Isil claimed the attacker was a "soldier" of the terror group, Scotland Yard formally identified the 52-year-old - saying he was not the subject of any current investigations and there was "no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack".

    The Telegraph
  • Lippi's China keep World Cup dream alive, Qatar slump

    Marcello Lippi's China stunned South Korea 1-0 in a politically charged World Cup qualifier on Thursday to give themselves a glimmer of hope of reaching next year's tournament in Russia. Yu Dabao stooped unmarked to head in the game's only goal on 34 minutes, prompting rapturous celebrations as China registered their first win in the final group qualifying stage. Yu's goal was China's first in qualifying since September -- spanning some 407 minutes of football -- and handed them only their second win over the Koreans in 32 attempts.

    AFP News
  • Singapore Uber Uncle tells South African actress that Africans are “skinny black people with spears”

    Could this conversation between a Singaporean Uber driver and a South African model be shrugged off as a case of small talk gone wrong? We let you be the judge. Recently, an actress and writer based in Singapore, Iwani Zoë Mawocha shared about her unpleasant Uber ride on her website. Despite having encountered similar experiences, her […] The post Singapore Uber Uncle tells South African actress that Africans are “skinny black people with spears” appeared first on Alvinology.

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  • Trump dealt setback on healthcare plan as House puts off vote

    By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday failed to close the deal with Republican lawmakers on how to dismantle Obamacare, forcing the House of Representatives to delay a vote on a healthcare bill that was supposed to be his first legislative win. Trump and House Republican leaders planned the vote on the seventh anniversary of former Democratic President Barack Obama signing his namesake healthcare law, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, which became a prime target for Republicans.

    Reuters
  • Sweden's Princess Sofia pregnant with second child

    Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, who is fourth in line to the throne, and his wife Princess Sofia are expecting their second child, the palace announced on Thursday. Sofia, 32, and Carl Philip, 37, married in June 2015 and have a son, Alexander, who was born in April 2016. Carl Philip is the second child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

    AFP News
  • Tesco pulls Heineken brands from shelves

    Tesco , Britain's biggest supermarket, has pulled eight Heineken brands, including Amstel, Sol and Kingfisher beer from its shelves, as part of a move to refine its alcoholic beverages offer, it said on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the grocer confirmed media reports that Tesco has for over a month also been stocking fewer pack sizes for 16 other Heineken brands, meaning that in total 24 out of 53 of the Dutch brewer's brands are affected by the range re-set. "It's very much part of the way we review our ranges ... as we've done across the rest of the business," she said, noting that Tesco was keen to avoid duplication and find space for innovation, such as increasingly popular craft beers.

    Reuters
  • Marc Anthony: 'Jennifer Lopez is my girl for life'

    The former couple has reunited in the recording studio to work on J.Lo's new Spanish-language album.

    Cover Media
  • RBS to close 180 branches due to dramatic online shift

    State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland said on Thursday it planned to close about 180 bank branches in Britain and Ireland and about 1,000 roles were at risk in the latest round of cuts and closures at the lender. RBS said about 770 roles may be eliminated in Britain and about 220 roles in the Republic of Ireland. It plans to close about 128 NatWest, 30 Royal Bank of Scotland and 22 Ulster Bank branches.

    Reuters
  • PAS veep insists public understanding not needed to pass RUU355

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 ― Public consent and understanding, even from Muslims, are not necessary to pass a Bill that aims to allow harsher Shariah punishments on the community, PAS vice-president...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Johor ruler unveils low-cost homes to mark 59th birthday

    Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar will launch a mixed-use project in Johor Bahru with affordable homes to commemorate his 59th birthday today (23 March), media reports said...

    Property Guru
  • Soccer - Out-of-favour Benzema wants showdown with Deschamps

    PARIS (Reuters) - Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has asked France coach Didier Deschamps for an explanation on why he was not selected for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. Benzema had been indefinitely banned from the France team after being charged with conspiracy to blackmail in a sextape scandal involving team mate Mathieu Valbuena, but the ban was lifted last September. However, he has been left frustrated after not being picked for Saturday's trip to Luxembourg and next week's friendly against Spain. "I find it unfair because I did not have any explanation. ...

    Reuters
  • Malaysia Airlines seeks new widebody planes as jets fill up

    By Victoria Bryan LONDON (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines is looking to lease widebody planes to boost its network from next year and will make a decision on a order of new planes for delivery from 2019 later this year, the carrier's chief executive told Reuters. Peter Bellew said load factors - or how full its planes are - were 81 percent in January and 80 percent in February and that bookings for April, May and June were looking solid. "My problem now is I don't have enough seats and I don't have big enough aircraft," Bellew said in an interview in London, where he was meeting with an airline to discuss options to lease planes.

    Reuters
  • Hong Kong tycoon Li chokes up as he reflects on economy

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing had an emotional moment Wednesday as he reflected on the weak state of the financial hub's economy.

    Associated Press
  • Teen from deadly highway crash to be charged with driving intoxicated

    GEORGE TOWN, March 23 ― The 19-year-old who allegedly drove the wrong way on the North-South Expressway (PLUS) and caused a fatal accident last week will be charged with driving under the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

    Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities ...

    Associated Press
  • Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family — the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.

    Associated Press
  • Fascinating Facts about the Most Popular Car Logos Today

    Did you know that Toyota’s logo has obscure, hidden meanings that are almost as mind-boggling as Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code”? And are you aware that car logos have origins that range from Numerology, airplane ... The post Fascinating Facts about the Most Popular Car Logos Today appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Reinvented Nicol David good for more years yet

    Squash legend Nicol David reached the quarter-finals of the British Open on Thursday and then rubbished suggestions that she might retire any time soon. The 33-year-old former world number one from Malaysia beat Joey Chan, the world number 17 from Hong Kong, 11-4, 14-12, 9-11, 11-2 and made it clear afterwards that her motivation was as great as ever. "If I wake up and still feel like doing it, I will do it," said David, who went more than a year without a title until she triumphed in Colombia a fortnight ago.

    AFP News
  • Two children killed in breaktime crush at toilet in Chinese primary school

    Two children have been killed and 20 others seriously hurt during a stampede at a primary school in China, according to state media. The Xinhua news agency said pupils were crowded into a toilet during a morning break on Wednesday when other children began pushing their way in. An investigation has now been launched into what caused the tragedy at Number Three Experimental Primary School in Puyang county, Henan province.

    The Independent
  • Palace confirms receipt of memo from NGO about Customs D-G

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Istana Negara today acknowledged receiving a memorandum about the appointment of a new Royal Malaysian Customs director-general (D-G) amid a brewing race issue....

    The Malay Mail Online