• Don't blame Trump for the failure to repeal Obamacare. The Republican crisis goes deeper

    The Republicans had one job: repeal Obamacare. Since 2009, the American Right has been defined by its opposition to the expensive, messy, barely constitutional Affordable Care Act. Trump said that if he were elected, he would repeal and replace it "quickly." The voters gave him a Republican majority to do it.

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

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

    Cover Media
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • Donald Trump blames Democrats for stunning failure to repeal Obamacare

    Donald Trump suffered a major legislative reversal on Friday as Republicans were forced to pull their repeal of the Affordable Care Act from the House floor. After weeks of contentious negotiations over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans had to admit defeat as they could not gain sufficient support from their own side for the plan to overhaul US health insurance. Speaking afterward in the Oval Office, Trump blamed Democrats for the failure of a bill to repeal the signature achievement of Barack Obama.

    The Guardian
  • 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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  • How London terrorist Khalid Masood sought help over his urges to kill

    The terrorist who murdered four innocent people in an attack on Westminster had long harboured a “blood lust” and had sought professional help over his urges to kill, a former close friend has told The Telegraph. An astonishing picture has emerged of the journey Adrian Ajao took from polite schoolboy from a well-to-do family to Isil-inspired killer who called himself Khalid Masood. The first photographs of Ajao, one of three brothers, show him smiling broadly in a football team photograph when aged 15.

    The Telegraph
  • New York Knicks' Noah suspended for 20 games

    (Reuters) - New York Knicks center Joakim Noah has been suspended for 20 games for violating the National Basketball Association's (NBA) anti-drug policy, the league confirmed on Saturday. The Frenchman, who has not played since early February with a knee injury, will not feature again this season with his ban covering the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of next year. "Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks has been suspended without pay for 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033," the NBA said in a statement on its official website.

    Reuters
  • 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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  • Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

    Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Around 1.1 million people are expected to pass through the world's busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break, Dubai Airports said. Dubai International Airport expects 89 million passengers this year.

    AFP News
  • 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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  • Massaro, Perry into shock all-English final

    World number one Nour El Sherbini and former head of the rankings Nicol David suffered shock defeats on Saturday as the British Open produced the first all-English final in 26 years. Sherbini blew a two-game lead to fall 5-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 to Laura Massaro, the fifth seeded former British Open champion, in a mirror-image reversal of their final in the last World Championships, in Kuala Lumpur, where the Egyptian came from two games down to win. An hour after Sherbini's exit, Malaysian David was halted 11-8, 7-11, 13-11, 11-7 by Sarah-Jane Perry, the seventh seed who had never before reached a World Series tournament final.

    AFP News
  • Cadbury warns chocolate bars could get smaller after Brexit

    The firm's UK boss said Britain would remain its “home of chocolate manufacturing”, with its factory in Bournville, Birmingham, to continue as its global chocolate research and development hub. Glenn Caton, told The Guardian: “The UK is still going to be a huge market”. This often involves cutting the size of a product while the prices increase or remain the same, meaning consumers pay more for less.

    The Independent
  • Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

    Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that ...

    Associated Press
  • Filipino rescued in PNG after 56 days adrift

    A Filipino fisherman cast adrift in the high seas by a storm survived for nearly two months by drinking rainwater as he helplessly watched his uncle die beside him, the survivor's mother said Saturday. The PNG Post Courier newspaper, quoting local police, said a fishing vessel found Rolando Omongos, 21, adrift and without food on a boat on March 9. A January storm separated him and his uncle Reniel Omongos from their main fishing vessel, leaving the two stranded on a tiny boat without fuel, food or fishing tools, said Rosalie Omongos, the mother of the survivor and brother of the deceased.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    The Independent
  • Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

    Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business. The 75-year-old said the election of US President Donald Trump was one in a string of "right-wing successes" that would have grave implications for the future of scientific innovation and discovery. "With Brexit and Trump... we are witnessing a global revolt against experts," he said, making his first appearance in Hong Kong since 2006.

    AFP News
  • Queen honours British minister who tried to save policeman

    (Reuters) - British foreign affairs minister Tobias Ellwood who tried to resuscitate a police officer stabbed to death in the attack on Britain's parliament has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth, the prime minister's office said on Friday. Ellwood and security minister Ben Wallace, who helped coordinate the government's response to Wednesday's attack, were appointed to the Privy Council, which has advised the monarch since the Norman era and is comprised of senior politicians, judges and bishops. Ellwood, a former captain in the British army, received widespread public attention when he was pictured with blood on his face and hands after joining unsuccessful attempts to revive PC Keith Palmer, one of four people killed by Khalid Masood who ploughed a vehicle into pedestrians on a bridge and than ran through the gates of parliament armed with a knife.

    Reuters
  • Ex-CJ claims Muslims happy for hudud, not equality

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 -- A controversial former chief justice claimed today that Muslims are happy to comply with the controversial Islamic penal law of hudud if it is implemented. Tun Ahmad...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Chinese investors create new firm to finalise purchase of AC Milan

    Chinese investors set to buy AC Milan have created a new company structure in Luxembourg to finalise acquisition of the Serie A soccer club, a spokesman for the consortium said on Saturday. Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux will replace the Chinese bidding group, identified by AC Milan's owners as Sino-Europe Sports Investment Management Changxing Co Ltd, the spokesman said in a statement, adding that the new entity was controlled by investor Li Yonghong.

    Reuters
  • Zhou Dongyu smiles at being called "Little Zhou Xun"

    The Chinese star admits she is a big fan of Zhou Xun's movies

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