• Malaysia names North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning over airport murder

    By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Wednesday named a senior official in North Korea's embassy and a staffer at its state airline, who are wanted for questioning over the murder last week of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13, while preparing to board a flight to Macau, where he lived in exile with his family under the protection of Beijing. South Korean and U.S. officials believe the killing of the elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was an assassination carried out by agents of the North.

    Reuters 24 mins ago
  • Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO

    Talk about good karma. A Tesla Model S owner who deliberately wrecked his car to save an unconscious driver on the road is getting his car repaired for free. And ... The post Man Who Sacrificed His Tesla Car to Save a Driver Gets a Surprise Gift from Tesla’s CEO appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • British man who launched Isil suicide attack was Guantanamo Bay detainee awarded £1m compensation

    ABritish Islamic State fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq this week is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was paid £1 million compensation by the government. Jamal al-Harith, a Muslim convert born Ronald Fiddler who detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base near Mosul, was released from the US detention camp in 2004 and successfully claimed compensation after saying British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment.

    The Telegraph
  • Jolie has warm words for estranged husband Pitt

    Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview Tuesday. Jolie and Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple known as "Brangelina," are in the midst of a high-profile divorce and last month reached an agreement to keep private the details of their split and battle over custody of their six children. "We are focusing on the health of our family," Jolie said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family." The actress was asked if she still thought of Pitt as a wonderful father, which is how she had described him in the past.

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  • Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club in tears

    The Sutton United goalkeeper filmed eating a pie while on the substitutes bench during his side's 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal quit the club in tears on Tuesday after admitting a "costly error of judgement", Sutton's manager said. Wayne Shaw resigned within hours of the Gambling Commission and the FA announcing investigations into his actions after it emerged that a betting company had offered odds against any Sutton player tucking into a pie during the televised game. Sutton manager Paul Doswell announced Shaw's fate on live television: "This decision was taken at board level," he said.

    Reuters
  • Police: Woman executed in Penang not pregnant or linked to triads

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 22 — The 49-year-old woman who was shot dead while driving to town yesterday was not linked to any triads or pregnant, Penang Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The Latest: Obama official blasts Trump transgender plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

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  • China jails safety boss who was sacked over huge blast

    China's former top work-safety official has been jailed for 15 years for graft, a year and a half after he was sacked over a giant industrial explosion that killed 165 people. Yang Dongliang, now 63, was head of the State Administration of Work Safety in August 2015 when a series of mammoth blasts at a dangerous chemicals storage facility rocked the northern port of Tianjin. Yang was quickly removed from his post after the disaster and subsequently placed under investigation for corruption.

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  • MMDA Opens EDSA-McKinley Service Road to Two-Way Traffic

    Starting Monday, February 20, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) opens the EDSA-McKinley Road to two-way vehicular traffic. The government agency said that the initiative should help ease traffic congestion ... The post MMDA Opens EDSA-McKinley Service Road to Two-Way Traffic appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • The Rock calls ex-WWE wrestler CM Punk from 'Raw'

    It's all your fault, Larry the dog.

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  • Young mother says son ‘spotted cancer’ while being breastfed

    Sarah Boyle, 26, a call centre worker, explained how Teddy, now one, would 'scream' and 'become distressed' when she tried to breastfeed him from her right breast. Two weeks later she was diagnosed with grade 2 triple negative breast cancer. The new mum, who lives with her husband Steven Boyle, 28, a recruitment consultant from Staffordshire, is now receiving chemotherapy and is planning a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.

    The Telegraph
  • Allison Williams: 'Blonde hair is ruining my marriage!'

    The star can't stand her high maintenance new look.

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  • Woman killed in drive-by shooting

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 22 — A 50-year-old woman was shot dead by a motorcycle pillion rider as she was driving from Sungai Dua towards Jalan Bukit Gambir yesterday evening.  It was learnt that Ruby...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Raisman keeps eye on Tokyo during 'crazy' downtime

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American gymnast Aly Raisman has been caught up in a whirlwind since helping the United States to its golden haul in Rio and the triple Olympic champion is waiting for her world to stop spinning before setting her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Games. Raisman, who captained the 'Final Five' U.S. women to the most dominant Olympic victory in the team event six months ago, will be 26 when she bids for her third Olympics, hoping to defy gymnastics' stereotype as a sport built for petite teenagers. The Boston-born Raisman is in no great hurry to plunge back into competition, however, knowing a year off to freshen up could be her best chance of building motivation for another tilt at surviving the cut-throat competition to make the U.S. team.

    Reuters 42 mins ago
  • In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain

    Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens. It's the latest in a series of steps targeting foreigners, including laborers ...

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  • Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup

    Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie's brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013.

    AFP News
  • Mariah Carey: 'I blame dancers and myself for New Year's Eve disaster'

    The singer feels there's no way of explaining to fans why she couldn't perform in Times Square.

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  • Taiwan train bomber jailed for 30 years

    A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for detonating a pipe bomb on a busy Taipei train that injured more than two dozen people last year. Lin Ying-chang, 56, was convicted on charges of attempted murder and making an explosive without a permit over the July 2016 blast, which the Taipei district court said was a botched suicide attempt. "The defendant detonated the explosive device with the goal of committing suicide, as well as taking his revenge on society by means of killing innocent people.

    AFP News
  • Netanyahu blasts U.N. 'hypocrisy', Australian PM opposes 'one-sided resolutions'

    By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered a staunch defence of Israel on Wednesday, criticising the United Nations and vowing never to support "one-sided resolutions" calling for an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land. Turnbull welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday as the first Israeli prime minister to visit Australia and reiterated Australia's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.

    Reuters
  • Dutch corporate takeover defences tough to breach

    Corporate takeovers can be tricky in the Netherlands, as US food giant Kraft Heinz found out before performing a sudden U-turn in its surprise move on Unilever, experts say. Kraft Heinz on Sunday announced it was dropping its $143 billion (135 billion euro) offer to buy the Anglo-Dutch Unilever -- barely two days after vowing to press ahead with the bid that would have created the world's second-largest food giant behind Nestle. Rotterdam-based Unilever had on Friday snubbed the offer, saying it "fundamentally undervalues" the company that has brands like Marmite, Magnum ice cream, Lipton tea and Knorr soups in its portfolio.

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