• German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: SITE

    Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the SITE Intelligence group said Monday. A video posted by the extremist Abu Sayyaf group, which was monitored by SITE, showed German hostage Jurgen Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man. The video appeared to confirm preliminary reports received by Philippine government officials that the mercenary group had slain Kantner.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Muslim member of national security staff resigned after 8 days in Donald Trump's White House

    A Muslim White House staff member resigned from her job eight days into the Trump administration, because the office had transformed into a “monochromatic and male bastion”. Rumana Ahmed – who worked for the National Security Council [NSC] under Barack Obama – said she intended to continue in her job because she "decided that Trump's NSC could benefit from a coloured, female, hijab-wearing, American Muslim patriot”. “I got both of those looks of ‘oh my God, like, are you OK... I’m surprised you’re still here,’” Ms Ahmed told CBS News.

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  • 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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  • Girl, 5, dies of asthma attack after 'volatile GP refused to see her because she was several minutes late'

    A five-year-old girl died of an asthma attack after an “unapproachable and volatile” doctor refused to see her because she and her mother arrived a few minutes late for her appointment, the General Medical Council has found. Ellie-May Clark had been sent home from school because her condition was worsening but was refused her emergency appointment with Dr Joanne Rowe at The Grange Clinic, Newport, in January 2015. Dr Rowe told health officials she was seeing another patient at the time, but examination of her schedule showed this was not the case.

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  • 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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  • Oscars auditors PwC apologize for best picture mix-up

    PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for tabulating Oscar ballots, apologized for an "error" in the announcement of the best picture award Sunday, admitting Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope. The embarrassing mix-up saw the Oscar incorrectly given to musical "La La Land" before the actual winner, coming-of-age drama "Moonlight," was finally handed the prize. "We sincerely apologize to 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land,' Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture," the company said in a statement.

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  • 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.

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  • Transgender’s mum: Why would anyone do this?

    KARAK, Feb 27 — M. Mariayee recalled the telephone conversation on Thursday morning when her 34-year-old daughter Amutha informed her of the tragedy that had befallen the family. The...

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  • Emotional Mourinho hails United's Wembley glory

    Jose Mourinho was overcome with emotion after a thrilling 3-2 win against Southampton in the League Cup final gave the Manchester United manager the first major trophy of his reign. Mourinho's side were below par for long periods at Wembley but still ended up with the silverware thanks to the ageless Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Written off by many when he joined United on a free transfer, Ibrahimovic has now scored 26 times this term after striking twice, including the 87th minute winner, to kill off Southampton.

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  • More arrests expected in Johor, says MACC

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expected to carry out more arrests as they intensify their probe into a multi-million ringgit housing scandal in Johor....

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  • Jay Z and Beyonce teased for tardiness at pre-Oscars party

    The hip-hop supercouple sat at Harvey's table with his wife Georgina Chapman.

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  • China envoy says will bow to Malaysia on search for five still missing at sea

    KOTA KINABALU, Feb 27 — A month on, China’s consul-general said she will respect Malaysia’s decision on whether to continue or cease a sea search for the republic’s four citizens and one...

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  • Parents who let diabetic son starve to death found guilty of first-degree murder

    The parents of a 15-year-old boy who died due to untreated diabetes and starvation have been found guilty of first-degree murder. Emil and Rodica Radita isolated and neglected their son Alexandru for years before his eventual death — at which point he was said to be so emaciated that he appeared mummified, a court in Canada heard on Friday. Alexandru, one of the Raditas’ eight children, reportedly weighed less than 37 pounds when he died in 2013 at their home in Calagry, Canada, following months of suffering due to untreated diabetes.

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  • Thai generals lead royal funeral pyre ceremony

    Thailand's generals took centre stage on Monday at a ceremony blessing the start of construction of an enormous funeral pyre for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a vivid illustration of the army's intimate links to the palace. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, a former army chief who seized power in 2014, led the ceremony, which saw a crane erect the first of a series of giant steel pillars that will form the cornerstones of what will be a largely wooden pyre next to Bangkok's sprawling Grand Palace. The ceremony was infused with the religious ritual that permeates palace life with Buddhist monks chanting mantras and Hindu Brahmin priests blowing conches as workers in hard hats fixed the pillar to a concrete plinth.

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  • 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.

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  • OJ Simpson could be released within months and free to cash in on his multi-million dollar NFL pension

    OJ Simpson could walk free from jail in a few months after serving less than a third of his sentence before cashing in on his multi-million dollar NFL pension. The former American football star could be released exactly nine years into his 33-year sentence after he was jailed for a string of crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008. A parole board hearing on 3 July is expected to recommend the 69-year-old’s release based on good behaviour.

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  • Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

    Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone — an indirect ...

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  • Theresa May to end EU citizens’ rights to live in UK days after fear ‘half of Romania and Bulgaria’ will come

    Theresa May reportedly plans to end rights given to EU nationals under freedom of movement rules when she triggers Article 50 next month, with a Government source claiming that otherwise “half of Romania and Bulgaria” might come to the UK before Brexit. The Daily Telegraph reported the Prime Minister was expected to announce that EU citizens arriving after a “cut-off date” of around 15 March would not be entitled to live in the UK permanently.

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