• "Ghost Tower" haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisis

    The 49-story Bangkok high-rise was supposed to feature luxury condos for hundreds of newly affluent Thai families, but it was abandoned unfinished when the Asian financial crisis struck in 1997. Now called ...

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  • Trump signs executive order on black colleges

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universities, saying that those schools will be "an absolute priority ...

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  • The strange life, and sudden death, of a North Korean exile

    The heavy-set man got out of a taxi one night last September and headed for the lobby bar of the swank Wynn Macau — a quiet place, where women are often in evening dresses and gamblers can relax with $300 ...

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  • Powerful new cars make drivers 'gladiators': Rosberg

    Retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg believes more powerful "monstrous" cars for the 2017 season will mean more exciting races as drivers are pushed to their physical limits. Rosberg was in Barcelona on Wednesday just three months after his shock retirement to witness the third day of pre-season testing as his replacement at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas, set the fastest time. "There is such a massive hype at the moment so I wanted to see it first hand, as well as see the new cars," Rosberg told F1.com "They look absolutely monstrous -- very, very aggressive -- and everybody is excited and that is great to see.

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  • Race, religion matter when choosing next prime minister: PM Lee

    HARDtalk presenter Stephen Sackur interviewed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore. Ethnic considerations are never absent when voters cast their ballots, and the race and religion of Singapore’s prime minister still matter to Singaporeans, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a wide-ranging interview with the BBC on Wednesday (1 March). “It may be I’m wrong, but my sense is that Singaporean voters will look for a good man, a man who can resonate with them, a man they can identify with them,” said Lee, who was responding to a question from HARDtalk presenter Stephen Sackur on whether he still felt that Singapore was not ready for a non-Chinese PM.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom take a break from relationship

    Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's representatives released a statement explaining the pair are "taking respectful, loving space".

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  • Durant out 'indefinitely' after ligament sprain: NBA Warriors

    Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant faces an indefinite injury layoff after spraining a knee ligament but could return before the end of the regular season, the NBA team said Wednesday. Durant hobbled off the court during the Warriors' defeat to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday after a collision with team-mate Zaza Pachulia. "It has been determined that Durant suffered a grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain and a tibial bone bruise," the Warriors said following a scan.

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  • Uber CEO says he must 'grow up' after argument with driver

    (Editor's note: Please note language in 6th paragraph that may be offensive to some readers.) SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick on Tuesday said it was time for him to "grow up" and get help after a video was published showing him getting into an argument with a driver for the ride service who complained about pay rates. Bloomberg on Tuesday published a video of Kalanick, a co-founder of the company, arguing with a driver who tells him that rates have been cut and he has lost money. The video is the latest in a series of challenges and embarrassments for the ride service.

  • China reacts with anger, threats after South Korean missile defence decision

    Chinese state media have reacted with anger and boycott threats after the board of an affiliate of South Korea's Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government that allows authorities to deploy a U.S. missile defence system. The government decided last year to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, in response to the North Korean missile threat, on land that is part of a golf course owned by Lotte in the Seongju region, southeast of Seoul. The board of unlisted Lotte International Co Ltd approved the deal with the government on Monday.

  • Mariah Carey courts attention with provocative kissing picture

    Mariah Carey captioned the picture with a quote from Will Ferrell's 2007 movie Blades of Glory.

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  • French artist rocked by his week inside boulder

    A French artist emerged "a little stunned" on Wednesday from a week entombed inside a 12-tonne rock and thanked it for having made him feel "so welcome". Abraham Poincheval, 44, had difficulty walking as he was helped from the stone onto a chair before being taken away for a medical examination. "It is normal that I should feel a little stunned after spending a week inside a rock," he told reporters half an hour later.

    AFP News
  • Ellie Goulding is single again

    Ellie Goulding doesn't reference her relationships on social media any more.

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  • Emma Watson won't take pictures with fans

    The actress has no issue talking to fans or signing autographs.

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  • Minister: China to cut 500,000 heavy industry jobs

    China will cut another 500,000 steel and coal jobs this year to reduce excess production capacity, the labor minister said Wednesday, amid complaints the industries are flooding global markets and depressing ...

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  • Malaysian tycoon stresses over Vancouver project with Trump

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian property developer Tiah Joo Kim got way more than he bargained for when he signed a licensing deal to use the Trump brand on the Trump International Hotel and Tower that is opening Tuesday in the Canadian city of Vancouver.

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  • Uber VP Amit Singhal resigns over sexual harassment claims; expect more heads to roll as brand battles to survive

    Between sexual harassment accusations, a culture of impunity and claims of industrial espionage, Uber faces an existential crisis To say 2017 has been rough for Uber would be an understatement, but the revelation that SVP Engineering Amit Singhal did not disclose a sexual harassment claim against him from his time at Google has the company […] The post Uber VP Amit Singhal resigns over sexual harassment claims; expect more heads to roll as brand battles to survive appeared first on e27.

  • UK unions say Ford to axe 1,100 jobs at Welsh engine plant

    Ford plans to axe 1,100 jobs at its engine plant in Wales, trade unions said on Wednesday, although the U.S. carmaker said there were no immediate plans for cuts nor had it confirmed any future losses. Ford, the biggest maker of automotive engines in Britain, said last year it was scaling back investment due to lower than anticipated demand for one of its petrol engines but was not planning significant cuts. "The nightmare for our members at Bridgend has unfortunately come true," said Jeff Beck of the GMB.

  • Federer stunned by world 116 Donskoy in Dubai, Murray advances

    Roger Federer squandered three match points and fell to a shock 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/5) defeat to Russian world number 116 Evgeny Donskoy in Dubai on Wednesday. Former world number one Federer, 35, who lifted his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, had match points in the second set tiebreak and also led 5-1 in the third-set breaker. "There were so many chances, I'm trying to digest everything," said Federer who saw his eight-match win streak in 2017 ended by Donskoy.

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  • Best Cars for Bumper-to-Bumper Traffic

    Think the person sitting right beside you is the one? Then make sure you really know them first. One of the best ways to see their “true colors” is to have ... The post Best Cars for Bumper-to-Bumper Traffic appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

  • More Than 60 Rent-a-Car Scam Victims Surface to Seek DOJ Help

    Members of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Highway Patrol Group (HPG) are alarmed at the growing number of individuals who fell victim to a rent-a-car scam perpetrated by ... The post More Than 60 Rent-a-Car Scam Victims Surface to Seek DOJ Help appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.