• Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.

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  • Man caught ‘holding eight women captive at luxury home and calling them his diamond kitties’

    An alleged human-trafficker in the US is facing more than 200 years in prison after he was accused of holding eight women he referred to as his “diamond kitties” captive. Kenndric Roberts, 33, lured the women online to a rented $1m (£800,000) home in Atlanta, Georgia, with the promise of modelling work. According to NBC News, police reported a claim by one woman that Kendrick had threatened her on numerous occasions including one instance “where he stated he was going to pay someone to cut her chest open, take out the implants and cut her up”.

    The Independent
  • How 82 seconds of hell started with a WhatsApp message

    At the Preston Park Hotel in Brighton on Wednesday morning, Adrian Ajao was chatting with hotel staff about his plans for the day as he checked out at reception. Across the river, Spanish teacher Aysha Frade was in the middle of lessons at DLD College near Waterloo Station.

    The Telegraph
  • Joe Biden: I regret not running for president – because I could have won

    Joe Biden: ‘Do I regret not being president? Joe Biden believes he could have won the presidency in 2016, had he made it through a tough Democratic primary. Barack Obama’s vice-president also hopes Donald Trump, who has had a tempestuous first two months in office since beating Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, “grows into the job a little bit”.

    The Guardian
  • Nazri: ‘I was waiting for Dr M to speak first’

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz said today he kept silent during his meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Padang Rengas because he did not want to intrude on his privacy....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Donald Trump printed out made-up £300bn Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel will reportedly ignore Donald Trump’s attempts to extricate £300bn from Germany for what he deems to be owed contributions to Nato. The US President is said to have had an “invoice” printed out outlining the sum estimated by his aides as covering Germany’s unpaid contributions for defence. Said to be presented during private talks in Washington, the move has been met with criticism from German and Nato officials.

    The Independent
  • 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. 

    The Telegraph
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Celebrities send congratulations to Liam Payne after birth of son

    The One Direction star welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Cheryl on Wednesday (22Mar17).

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  • Ferrari's Vettel masters Hamilton to win Australian GP

    Sebastian Vettel out-manoeuvred Lewis Hamilton and the world champion Mercedes team with a stunning victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday. Vettel won by almost 10 seconds from Hamilton and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a commanding victory of tactics and superior speed around the Albert Park street circuit. Ferrari hadn't won in Melbourne since Kimi Raikkonen's 2007 victory and it was Vettel's second triumph in Australia after winning the 2011 race with Red Bull.

    AFP News
  • 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.

  • 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'.

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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.

    Cover Media
  • David Rockefeller obituary

    David Rockefeller, who has died aged 101, was the patriarch of the Rockefeller family and the last of the grandchildren of John D Rocke- feller, who founded Standard Oil and as the US’s first billionaire was at one point considered the world’s richest man.

    The Guardian
  • 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
  • No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader

    HONG KONG (AP) — The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014.

    Associated Press
  • Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of S. Korea ferry sinking

    When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. The ship went down in an archipelago off southwestern South Korea, whose 1,700 islands make up the Dadohaehaesang national park, the country's largest. "The atmosphere is cold because so many young lives were lost." The sinking is one of South Korea's worst-ever maritime accidents, and almost all the victims were schoolchildren.

    AFP News
  • Sexual harassment? We used to call that 'welcome attention' from men, says Fay Weldon 

    Fay Weldon, the author and playwright, has risked the wrath of feminists by claiming the movement was bad for most women, and argued that what is now seen as sexual harrassment was once viewed as 'welcome attention.'

    The Telegraph
  • 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.

    AFP News