• Alpine skiing - Vonn crashes in Crans Montana super-G

    (Reuters) - American former Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn suffered a crash in Saturday's super-G World Cup race in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but escaped serious injury. The 32-year-old, who broke her right arm at the start of the season and still does not have full use of her hand, lost control early in her run and crashed into the safety netting. After a worrying moment when Vonn sat still in the netting, she got to her feet in no obvious discomfort.

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  • Thousands protest in Manila as Duterte jails top critic

    Ex-Philippine leader Benigno Aquino joined thousands of people on the streets of Manila Saturday as protests broke out against President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs. Demonstrators amassed near the national police headquarters, with some warning the Duterte crackdown foreshadowed a repeat of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship, which was toppled in a bloodless "People Power" revolution 31 years ago. Ilagan, a playwright who was tortured over two years in a police prison under Marcos' martial rule in the 1970s, cited the "culture of impunity" arising from Duterte's crackdown.

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  • The Latest: Indonesia: Suspect was paid $90 to attack Kim

    The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 5 p.m. Indonesia's deputy ambassador to Malaysia says the ...

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Yahoo News UK
  • Everton's Koeman wants Man Utd to beat Saints in League Cup final

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman is hoping Manchester United beat his former club Southampton in Sunday's League Cup final because victory for Jose Mourinho's team would boost his own side's chances of qualifying for the Europa League. Koeman, who spent two seasons in charge of Southampton, also wants one of the league's top-four finishers to win the FA Cup so that Everton make it to the Europa League qualifying rounds if they manage to end the season in seventh place.

    Reuters
  • Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport

    A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon's second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal. Mancini told the newspaper that both were held for questioning on the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on February 7 because of their Arabic-sounding names.

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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
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • North Korea embassy in KL: The secretive outpost of the hermit nation

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Hidden in an upscale neighbourhood along Jalan Batai in Damansara Heights is the embassy of one of the world’s most secretive countries. The Embassy of the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • 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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  • The top 12 counties where you can save money by buying a house just over the border

    Wilmslow, Prestbury and Alderley Edge – is the goal for those moving out of Manchester, and home to many a Premier League footballer. New research from Savills, exclusive to the Telegraph, has pinpointed the 12 counties with the largest price gap compared with their neighbours. At the top of the ranking is Kent, where the average house price of £289,700 is nearly a third cheaper than the surrounding counties of Greater London, Essex, East Sussex and Surrey.

    The Telegraph
  • Iran requests 950 tonnes of uranium from Kazakhstan

    Iran's nuclear chief said Saturday that the country had asked to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor programme. The request has been made to the body that oversees the nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers in 2015. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, told the ISNA news agency that the purchase was supposed to happen "within three years".

    AFP News
  • 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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  • '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.

    AFP News
  • Small part of Manchester that has been home to 16 jihadis

    In the small pocket of Manchester where the suicide bomber who killed himself in Iraq this week grew up, many before him had trodden the same path. The handful of streets in Moss Side within a mile of the childhood home of Ronald Fiddler, also known as Jamal al-Harith, have been home to nine who are known to have joined terrorist organisations and have either been jailed, have disappeared or have killed themselves in the name of Islamic State. The scene could easily be one of those glossy local authority propaganda pictures that tells the story of a community trying to shed its guns-and-gangs reputation.

    The Guardian