• Attackers hack American blogger to death in Bangladesh

    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he…

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    • Charmaine Sheh denies "Line Walker" offer

      According to Oriental Daily News, the actress, who attended an audience appreciation event for her movie, "Triumph in the Skies", in Tseung Kwan O recently, stated that she has not been notified about the film. "But if the rumours are true, of course I would like to be in it. As to rumours that…

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      • New volcano island getting big in Japan

        Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing. New footage of the remote Nishinoshima, some 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Tokyo, shows a volcano erupting up to six times a minute, spewing huge volumes of magma -- and scientists…

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        • De Niro owes $6.4m

          Robert De Niro owes $6.4 million in taxes to the US Government, new city documents have revealed.

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          • Beggar Wins $10M Lottery & Loses Everything. Except His Pride. #ShortFilm

            This article Beggar Wins $10M Lottery & Loses Everything. Except His Pride. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. People thought he was crazy. He had nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Then he lost everything all over again. 'Lotto' is the story of Daeng, a beggar who has struck gold. He…

            • More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

              More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said Friday. Egypt carried out air strikes against jihadist targets in Libya on February 16 in…

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              • Blackie Chen's twins get TV offers

                27 Feb – Since the birth of their twin sons, TV personality Blackie Chen and Taiwanese actress Christine Fan have been receiving various endorsement deals, amounting up to NTD10 million (approximately USD318,299). According to Apple Daily News, the couple, who welcomed baby River and Ryan last…

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                • Will Smith on marital struggles

                  Will Smith has opened up about the struggles he and Jada Pinkett Smith have faced in their 18-year marriage.

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                  • Nick Leeson: No lessons learnt from banking scandals

                    Twenty years after Nick Leeson brought down Britain's oldest investment bank, the rogue trader immortalised in book and film says little has changed in an industry that continues to throw up one scandal after another. Leeson, whose £827m ($1.3bn, €1.1bn) loss as a Singapore-based junior derivatives…

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                    • Can Matic-less Chelsea avoid another Kane-ing?

                      Sunday’s League Cup final has grown in importance for Chelsea and Tottenham in recent weeks. Once raucously free-scoring, the Premier League leaders have only netted seven times in their last six games. Spurs, meanwhile, are winless in four.

                      • Cambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples

                        Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites. Authorities have no tolerance for…

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                        • Ukrainian pilot could 'die within days' in Russian jail

                          The health of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot held in a Russian jail has deteriorated significantly and she "could die within days," a member of the Kremlin's human rights council said on Friday. Nadia Savchenko, a 33-year-old Ukrainian helicopter navigator, who has been charged with involvement…

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                          • Under Russia, isolated Crimea is twilight zone for business

                            Circling her thumb and index finger to make a zero, Tatyana Chernetskaya sums up how many clients her Crimean firm has one year after Russia took over the peninsula: "None." While many supporters of annexation of the Black Sea province from Ukraine expected to be better off under Moscow's rule,…

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                            • Motorcycle maker Yamaha to launch small cars in Europe

                              Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha will join the four-wheel market by launching small cars in Europe as early as 2019 to meet rising demand for energy-efficient vehicles, a company official said Friday. Yamaha is planning to build car plants in Europe to sell them in the region before 2020, the…

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                              • Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

                                By Jane Wardell and Kanupriya Kapoor SYDNEY/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers. Abbott said he spoke with his…