• Ferrari prancing as Vettel wins in Australia

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to dash Mercedes' hopes of extending their dominance into a fourth successive season of Formula One. The victory was Vettel's fourth for Ferrari but his first since the Singapore Grand Prix in September 2015.

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  • New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

    Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that ...

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  • I tried to take a laptop on a flight - here's what happened

    Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect. 

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  • China's favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts

    Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam pledged Sunday to mend political rifts after winning a vote dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms. Hong Kong has been semi-autonomous since it was handed back to China by colonial ruler Britain in 1997. The former career civil servant was chosen as the next chief executive by a mainly pro-China committee and was widely seen as Beijing's favourite to head the city.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S8: Leaked photos reveal phone's best features days ahead of launch 

    Days before Samsung is due to unveil its Galaxy S8 smartphone, leaked pictures and a video showing off the phone have emerged. The video also shows off Samsung's latest innovation Bixby for the first time. Bixby will have its own dedicated button on the S8, according to leaks, and will be able to support users in tasks as they ask.

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  • Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone

    Australians are bracing for the worst cyclone in the country's northeast in several years, with residents evacuated and schools closed amid forecasts of destructive winds and rain. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state in recent days, the official Bureau of Meteorology said Sunday, with its "very destructive core" expected to hit land early Tuesday morning. "The very destructive core of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a category four tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 kmh (162 mph) near the centre.

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  • BMW and Mercedes Benz: Specialty Cars to be Discontinued

    There was one point in time when German luxury car makers were racing off to fill in all the vacant niches in the car market, left and right. Now, those ... The post BMW and Mercedes Benz: Specialty Cars to be Discontinued appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

  • Four people injured after car hits pedestrians in Islington just days after Westminster terror incident

    Four people have been injured after a car hit them near a pub in Islington days after an unrelated terror incident at Westminster. Scotland Yard said they are not treating it as a terror attack. Officers were called to the scene on Essex Road near the Queen's Head pub at 10.55pm on Saturday.

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  • London terrorist told family he was flying to Saudi Arabia before starting his deadly spree

    The Islamic State-inspired terrorist who murdered four people in Westminster lied to his family that he was flying to Saudi Arabia before disappearing to prepare for the attack. Adrian Ajao, who used his Muslim name Khalid Masood, kept his movements secret from his family and associates, bolstering the theory he was a “lone wolf” jihadist rather than linked to any terror cell. All but one of the people arrested following Wednesday’s attack have now been released by the Metropolitan Police, including a 39-year-old woman understood to be Rohey Hydara.

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  • Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

    The Netherlands' hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria. The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 70 goals as European champions Portugal beat Hungary 3-0 to stay in second spot behind Switzerland in Group B. Belgium needed a goal two minutes from time by Romelu Lukaku to salvage a 1-1 draw against nine-man Greece as they stayed two points clear in Group H, although Roberto Martinez's team lost their 100 percent record in the process.

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  • Russia set to repay all Soviet Union's foreign debt

    A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished Communist empire. Keen to establish a reputation of a reliable borrower -- despite Western financial sanctions over the Ukraine conflict -- Moscow announced last week it would pay off $125.2 million in Soviet-era debt to Bosnia-Herzegovina within 45 days. The payment "completes the settlement of the external public debt of the former USSR, which is a historic event," said Russia's deputy finance minister Sergei Storchak.

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  • Dwayne Johnson drops everything to comfort partner after dad's death

    The action man considered rocker Sib Hashian his 'second dad'.

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  • Sarawak PKR chief refutes former CJ on Shariah law supremacy

    KUCHING, March 26 — Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian dismissed today former Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim’s argument that any laws that contradict Islamic scriptures are null and void....

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  • Singaporean teen dissident granted US asylum

    A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday. Amos Yee, 18, shocked Singaporeans in March 2015 after posting an expletive-laden video attacking Lee as the founding prime minister's death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in the city-state. The Singapore government had no immediate reaction to the ruling, which is still open to an appeal by the US government.

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  • Selena Gomez ‘insecure over The Weeknd romance’

    Selena Gomez allegedly doesn’t know if her relationship with The Weeknd will go the distance.

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  • NBA: Wizards shine; Clippers, Raptors clinch playoff spots

    John Wall tallied 37 points as the Washington Wizards defeated LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115, tightening the race atop the Eastern Conference standings on Saturday night. The Wizards now trail the Boston Celtics by two games and the defending NBA champion Cavaliers by 2 1/2 for first place. Also, Cleveland's lead over Boston is now just a half-game.

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  • Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

    When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos ...

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  • Amanah: What’s wrong with holding a seminar about Nik Aziz?

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) said it saw no harm in organising an event using Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat’s name despite objections from the late PAS spiritual...

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  • Naked group slaughters sheep at Auschwitz death camp

    A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, before being detained by police, officials have said. A spokesman for the Auschwitz memorial, Bartosz Bartyzel, said their motives were not clear as they briefly stood and then sat down by the notorious Arbeit Macht Frei (“Work sets you free”) gate in the southern Polish city of Oswiecim. Auschwitz inmates passed through the gate when they were taken into the camp and when led by armed Nazi guards to slave labour sites.

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  • Keira Knightley thought Pirates of the Caribbean 'would be a disaster'

    The Disney franchise went on to be one of the most successful film sagas of all time.

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