• Mysterious white 'blob' becomes latest sea creature to wash up after Philippines earthquake

    A huge bizarre white blob has become the latest mysterious sea creature to wash up in the Philippines after an earthquake hit the islands. The massive white monster-like creature was washed up on shore in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands. What it is has stumped plenty of people, but hasn’t stopped locals from posing for selfies with the scary sea monster.

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  • Football: Leicester's Thai owners condemned over Ranieri sacking

    The sacking of Claudio Ranieri just nine months after guiding Leicester City to a sensational Premier League triumph brought a torrent of condemnation on the team's Thai owners on Friday. "Disgusting," former England and Leicester player Gary Lineker said of the decision taken barely two weeks after the owners had given the Italian boss "unwavering support" despite the team's troubles. Amid reports of a breakdown in the relationship between Ranieri and senior Leicester players, the British press took a severe line against the owners who announced the bombshell sacking late Wednesday.

    AFP News 47 mins ago
  • Australians doubt Trump's commitment to its traditional ally

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Some Australians foresee trouble in their country's traditionally strong alliance with the United States because of what they see as "unpresidential" behavior from President Donald Trump, while others think outspoken businessman-turned-Australian-leader Malcolm Turnbull is a good match for him.

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  • VX: the banned, deadly nerve agent that killed Kim

    As Malaysian toxicologists reveal that the banned nerve agent VX was used in the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, here are some key questions and answers about the deadly weapon of mass destruction. Code-named by the US scientists who mass produced it, VX is an organophosphate compound and one of the deadliest chemical agents ever manufactured. Stockpiled by the US in huge quantities during the Cold War, VX is perhaps 10 times as powerful as the Sarin toxin.

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  • Two brothers’ execution halted after 11th hour appeal for mercy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Brothers Rames and Suthar Batumalai temporarily avoided execution today after their family filed a plea for clemency yesterday over their murder conviction. Uma...

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  • Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

    The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer". Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained her, Senator Leila de Lima insisted she was innocent of the drug trafficking charges that could see her jailed for life. Please pray for me," De Lima, 57, said outside her Senate office where she had sought temporary refuge overnight after an arrest warrant was issued on Thursday.

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  • India police arrest cheap mobile maker on fraud charges

    The director of an Indian company that claimed it was selling the world's cheapest smartphone was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, police said Friday. Mohit Goel was arrested in the New Delhi suburb ...

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  • N. Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul

    North Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader's half-brother. Traces of VX -- a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations -- were detected on swabs from the face and eyes of Kim Jong-Nam, who was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur's international airport last week, Malaysian police said Friday. Malaysian detectives are holding three people -- women from Indonesia and Vietnam, and a North Korean man -- but want to speak to seven others, four of whom are believed to have fled to Pyongyang.

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  • David Hasselhoff planning quiet Italian wedding

    The actor has been dating Welsh model Hayley Roberts for six years.

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  • Warriors, Cavaliers return from NBA All-Star break with wins

    The Golden State Warriors exploded for 50 points in the third quarter Thursday to roar past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-113 in their first game after the NBA All-Star break. NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry had 20 of his 35 points and Kevin Durant added 15 of his 25 in the third period -- when the Warriors erased a 12-point halftime deficit and put themselves on the road to their 10th straight victory over their Western Conference rivals. The Warriors had scored just 18 points in the second quarter -- 49 in the first half -- as the Clippers seized the initiative despite the absence of injured point guard Chris Paul.

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  • Carbon Fibers: Why They’re the Next Big Thing in Cars

    Carbon fiber materials are a huge paradox. Lightweight and flexible like a typical fabric, the strongest carbon fibers are ten times rigid, but five time lighter than steel.  What’s more, ... The post Carbon Fibers: Why They’re the Next Big Thing in Cars appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Japan punches time clock early for 'Premium Friday'

    Japan's Prime Minister will spend Friday afternoon meditating while staff at some of the country's biggest firms are also quitting work early -- in time for a bit of shopping or maybe a boozy train ride. Welcome to Premium Friday, Japan's latest bid to tackle two perennial problems -- sluggish consumer spending and notoriously long working hours blamed for a national health crisis known as karoshi, or death from overwork.

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  • China military says aware of U.S. carrier in South China Sea

    China's defence ministry said on Thursday it was aware of the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea and China respected freedom of navigation for all countries in the waters there. The U.S. navy said the strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, began "routine operations" in the South China Sea on Saturday amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway. Defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said China had a "grasp" of the situation regarding the carrier group in the South China Sea.

    Reuters
  • Japan first lady resigns from honorary position at school

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese first lady has resigned as "honorary principal" of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views following an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.

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  • Eva Longoria went fully grey at 18

    The beauty swears by a "revolutionary" new hair colour spray.

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  • Eat 10 fruit and veg a day for a longer life, not five

    The team found that although even the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduced disease risk, the greatest benefit came from eating 10 portions compared to people who ate none at all. The research team also found that apples and pears, citrus fruits, salads and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and chicory, and cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, may help protect against heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and early death.

    The Telegraph
  • Pamela Anderson planning to campaign for men falsely accused of rape

    Pamela Anderson has spent more time speaking to Julian Assange than to all her ex-husbands combined.

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  • Four Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million: Oxfam

    The four richest Indonesians are wealthier than the poorest 100 million people in the country, a study has found, highlighting how huge numbers have been left behind as the economy booms. Oxfam said that President Joko Widodo had failed to fulfil pledges to fight inequality and called on the government to urgently increase spending on public services and make corporations and the wealthy pay more tax. Indonesia has enjoyed an economic boom that has reduced the number of people living in extreme poverty but the gap between rich and poor has risen faster than in any other Southeast Asian country in the past 20 years, the Oxfam study said.

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  • Penang tells Ku Nan to swallow proposal to federalise state

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 24 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today told Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to apologise and withdraw his proposal to annexe the state...

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  • Man charged with killing Georgia teacher missing since 2005

    The search for a teacher and former beauty queen who vanished from her south Georgia home nearly 12 years ago finally yielded some answers Thursday as authorities charged a former student with her murder.

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