• Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on life support

    Singapore said Thursday that its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew is still on life support in hospital and being treated with antibiotics for severe pneumonia, after quashing rumours the 91-year-old had died. "He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation," the Prime Minister's Office said in a…

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    • British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John'

      By Michael Holden and Ahmed Aboulenein LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. The black-clad…

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      • Petition Agong to pardon Anwar, lawyer tells Malaysians

        Malaysians may write to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah to express their wish to see Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim given a royal pardon, said lawyer representing the opposition leader. According to Sivarasa Rasiah, the matter ceased to be a legal process the moment Anwar’s lawyer…

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        • More Mysterious Craters Found in Siberia

          Last summer, the discovery of several new giant craters in Siberia drew worldwide interest, launching wild speculation that meteorites, or even aliens, caused the gaping crevasses. In July 2014, reindeer herders discovered a 260-feet-wide (80 meters) crater in northern Russia's Yamal Peninsula.…

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          • South Africa: Parents find daughter 17 years after kidnap

            The family had always celebrated their missing daughter's birthday on April 28, and following her remarkable discovery the girls' biological family is planning a festive celebration for her first birthday with them. "We have to plan something very big," the girl's aunt told South Africa's Cape Talk…

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            • "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy passes away

              28 Feb – "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83 at his home in Los Angeles, his family confirmed. His wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed the cause of death to be chronic lung disease COPD, which the actor revealed last year he was suffering of, IBTimes reports. The actor's…

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              • N. Korea vows 'merciless' war against US

                North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling party's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun,…

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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…

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                  • Malaysia's Petronas swings to $2.02 bn loss in Q4

                    Malaysian state energy firm Petronas said Friday it posted a net loss of 7.3 billion ringgit ($2.02 billion) in the fourth quarter due to a slide in global oil prices and asset impairment losses. In the same three-month period ending December 2014, Petronas, the single largest revenue contributor…

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                    • Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader

                      Mexican police captured most-wanted drug lord Servando Gomez, a former schoolteacher whose Knights Templar cartel tormented western Michoacan state, smuggled drugs to the US and illegally shipped iron ore to China. The man nicknamed "La Tuta" was detained by federal officers without a shot fired as…

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                      • Is Marijuana Safe? It's More Complicated Than You Think

                        There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds. In fact, drinking alcohol — the deadliest drug on the list — is about 100 times more dangerous than using marijuana,…

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                        • Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

                          Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government. The death of Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, ignited a fury among…

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                          • Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

                            Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest. Average retail gas prices in the state have surged 25 cents a gallon in less than a week, from…

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                            • Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

                              A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks. Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, carried out the killings with a…

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                              • Guardiola: Bayern lost control against Koln

                                Pep Guardiola has criticised his team for "losing control" in their 4-1 Bundesliga win over Koln on Friday. The league leaders were 2-0 up after 10 minutes thanks to goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery before Anthony Ujah pulled one back for the visitors in first-half injury time.…

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                                • Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt

                                  A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her trial. Spears "created this false persona, this caring mother," Murphy said. Earlier, defense lawyer Stephen Riebling described…

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