• Welbeck, Eriksen give Arsenal, Spurs title edge

    Arsenal's Danny Welbeck and Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen were the toast of north London after scoring potentially pivotal late winning goals in the Premier League title race on Sunday. Welbeck headed in a heart-stopping 95th-minute winner to give Arsenal a last-gasp 2-1 win over leaders Leicester City, while Eriksen struck in the 83rd minute to earn Tottenham a 2-1 victory at Manchester City on his 24th birthday.

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  • 150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: study

    Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study. The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 square kilometres (38.6 square miles), grounded in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010, the researchers from Australia and New Zealand wrote in the Antarctic Science journal. The Adelie penguin population at the bay's Cape Denison was measured to be about 160,000 in February 2011 but by December 2013 it had plunged to an estimated 10,000, they said.

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  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

    A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country's seismological body Geonet. Police said there were no reports of major damage or serious injuries, but people were evacuated from several buildings and there were reports of some liquefaction.

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  • Replace foreign workers if you don’t want them here, Zahid tells Malaysian youths

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today challenged Malaysian youths to get involved in various fields like agriculture and manual labour if they were...

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  • Ex-NBA player banned in Philippines for cursing commissioner

    The Philippines' professional basketball league has banned former NBA player Ivan Johnson for life after he cursed at its commissioner during a game, a spokesman said Sunday. Johnson, who plays with local team Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, was banned mid-game after he used "the F-word" in an argument with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Narvasa, said PBA media officer Willie Marcial.

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  • Obama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters.

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  • London housing crisis coming to a crunch

    Latest figures show the average London house price was £514,097 ($740,400, 678,500 euros) in December, up 12.4 percent in 12 months, compared to a 6.4-percent increase to £188,270 across England and Wales. Many "generation rent" young professionals, whose parents bought comfortable homes in their early 20s, have given up on their dream of ever affording a property in London. At University College London, more than 150 students have gone on a rent strike.

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  • Nasi Kandar, favourites no longer affordable

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — Nasi kandar, a favourite for those wanting a filling meal at reasonable prices, is increasingly out of reach of the average wage-earner. A lunch plate of RM4.60 last year...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria

    MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places.

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  • Blazing a trail at Singapore Airshow 2016

    Heads turned skyward and camera shutters clicked as eight T-50B fighter jets zoomed above Changi, leaving trails of coloured smoke. South Korean aerobatics team the Black Eagles drew “oohs and aahs” from members of the media, who on Sunday (14 February) were treated to a preview of the aerial displays that are set to wow the crowds during the Singapore Airshow 2016. The Black Eagles are back for a second time at the prestigious aviation event, which will be held from 16 to 21 February at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs

    Advances in artificial intelligence will soon lead to robots that are capable of nearly everything humans do, threatening tens of millions of jobs in the coming 30 years, experts warned Saturday. "We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task," said Moshe Vardi, director of the Institute for Information Technology at Rice University in Texas. "I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?" he asked at a panel discussion on artificial intelligence at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • Malaysian nabbed by Aussie police over 20-year rape allegation

    A Malaysian man was transferred to Perth yesterday to face allegations of rape that occurred 20 years ago, Australia's Perth Now reported. The man, whose name emerged as a result of a cold case review, is wanted over a sex attack in March 1996 when he allegedly broke into a villa and assaulted a woman, then aged 38, in her Scarborough home....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Meryl Streep blasts white male studio bosses over diversity

    Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep told young actors at the Berlin film festival Sunday that Hollywood would never resolve the diversity row until studio boardrooms became less white and male. Giving a masterclass for 300 budding actors from around the world at the cinema showcase, where Streep is serving as jury president, the most acclaimed US film actress of her generation was asked whether sexism and racism in show business had waned over her four-decade career. "But in our industry it will always depend on diversity in the boardroom.

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  • How to maximise your public holiday for travel in 2016

    It is the start of a new year and this is usually the time when we start working on various bucket lists such as an exercise or diet regime, career goals, travel plans and more. Appropriate rest and leisure is important to lead a happy and fulfilling life with work-life balance. Hence planning for your […]

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  • North Korea lacks technology for anti-US nuclear strike: Pentagon

    North Korea is committed to striking the United States with a nuclear-armed missile, but it can't do so without outside help, due to shortfalls in its own technology, the Pentagon said Friday. The report to Congress was written prior to a fourth nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang last month and the launch of a satellite-bearing rocket earlier this month. North Korea's KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile "likely would be capable" of striking the continental US if successfully designed and developed, said the report.

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  • Sturridge leads Liverpool in rout of Villa

    Liverpool ran riot in a 6-0 hammering of Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday as the Premier League's bottom club went into meltdown. Daniel Sturridge made a dream return to the visitors' starting line-up after injury with a 16th-minute opener that set Liverpool on course for a crushing victory. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool produced a slick display to claim a first win in six games in all competitions.

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  • Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Delta Air Lines announced on Friday … Continued The post Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France

    If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can ...

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  • Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free

    REUTERS/Rick Wilking Tim Cook, Apple CEO at the … Continued The post Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free appeared first on Business Insider.

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