White House accused of picking media favourites as it bars outlets from briefing – The Straits Times


Newsweek
White House accused of picking media favourites as it bars outlets from briefing
The Straits Times
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The White House excluded several major US news organisations, including some it has criticised, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday (Feb 24). Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, …
White House bars major news outlets from informal briefingCNBC
White House media ban ‘unconstitutional censorship’, National Press Club warnsThe Independent
Lashing Out Against Critical Reports, White House Bars Outlets From BriefingWBUR
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Vietnam says Kim murder suspect thought it was a prank – Channel NewsAsia


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Vietnam says Kim murder suspect thought it was a prank
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The Vietnamese woman arrested as a suspect in killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader thought she was taking part in a prank video, Vietnam’s foreign ministry said on Saturday. Posted 25 Feb 2017 22:00. Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is seen in
Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murderThe Straits Times
For Kim Jong Nam, a sad ending to a lonely lifeNew Zealand Herald
Siti Aishah thought paid RM400 to smear baby oil in prank, Indonesian envoy saysTODAYonline
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Kansas community tries to heal after shooting in crowded bar – Boston.com


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Kansas community tries to heal after shooting in crowded bar
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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to
Distraught Indian father warns warns parents against sending children to US after shootingChicago Tribune
Slain Garmin engineer was a gentle man who ‘did not deserve a death like this’The Verge
Kansas shooting: Fund for Indian men and bystander shot in ‘racist’ attack raises thousandsThe Independent
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Duterte supporters, protesters rally in Manila – Channel NewsAsia


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Duterte supporters, protesters rally in Manila
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Protesters rallied against President Duterte’s deadly drug war, on the 31st anniversary of the People Power Revolution, while his supporters held a prayer rally at a park in Manila. Posted 25 Feb 2017 23:34; Updated 25 Feb 2017 23:40. Supporters of …
Philippines people power anniversary sparks anti-Duterte protestsBBC News
Hundreds on Philippine streets as Duterte jails top criticAl-Arabiya
IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups relive EDSA People Power uprisingRappler
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Saudi Arabia to appoint new Iraq envoy, Iraqi foreign ministry official says – The Straits Times


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Saudi Arabia to appoint new Iraq envoy, Iraqi foreign ministry official says
The Straits Times
BAGHDAD (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Iraqi officials in Baghdad on Saturday (Feb 25) that the kingdom plans to appoint a new ambassador, an Iraqi foreign ministry official said. Iraq last year asked Saudi Arabia to …
Iraqi PM meets Saudi FM in Baghdad over anti-IS fightingXinhua
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Saudi foreign minister makes rare visit to BaghdadThe Indian Express
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He yelled “Get out of my country,” witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one – The Denver Post


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He yelled “Get out of my country,” witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one
The Denver Post
This undated photo provided by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office in Clinton, Mo., shows Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kan., who was arrested early Feb. 23, 2017, in connection with a shooting at a bar in Olathe that left one person dead and and wounding
Indian techie killed in US in suspected hate crime, shooter shouted ‘get out of my country’The Indian Express
India Condemns Deadly Shooting in Kansas, a Possible Hate CrimeNew York Times
Olathe shooting: Murder charge after Indian man killed in barBBC News
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Kim Jong Nam's murder by VX nerve agent highlights North Korea chemical weapons threat – The Straits Times


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Kim Jong Nam’s murder by VX nerve agent highlights North Korea chemical weapons threat
The Straits Times
One by one, the pieces of mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam appear to be falling into place. Malaysian police say an extremely toxic substance used in chemical warfare killed the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the departure hall of
VX nerve agent killed Kim Jong-nam, Kuala Lumpur saysTODAYonline
Kim Jong Nam case: ‘No anomalies’ since attack, says Malaysia AirportsChannel NewsAsia
Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed brother of N. Korean leaderCharlotte Observer
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Donald Trump speaks at CPAC 2017 – live coverage – The Guardian


The Guardian
Donald Trump speaks at CPAC 2017 – live coverage
The Guardian
Trump says the military is working on a plan “to totally obliterate Isis” and “eradicate this evil from the face of the earth”. He links that to “border security”. “Foreign terrorists will not be able to strike America if they can’t get in to America
Trump’s chief strategist Bannon says administration in unending battle to deconstruct outdated governanceThe Straits Times
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Football: Ranieri axe baffles Klopp – The Straits Times


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Football: Ranieri axe baffles Klopp
The Straits Times
LONDON (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Claudio Ranieri’s sacking by Leicester is a seismic shock on the same level as Brexit and Donald Trump’s election as US president. Ranieri was kicked out by Leicester on Thursday (Feb 23) less …
Tremendous stick for shooting Bambi’s mumThe Guardian
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Claudio Ranieri’s sacking was down to results not player power, insists Leicester caretaker boss ShakespeareDaily Mail
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South African police break up anti-immigrant protests – TODAYonline


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South African police break up anti-immigrant protests
TODAYonline
PRETORIA – South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of protesters in Pretoria on Friday, after mobs looted stores this week believed to belong to immigrants. Anti-immigrant violence has
Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South Africa’s capitalCNN
Am I an African? On xenophobia and violence in South Africa 2017eNCA (satire)
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Bomb kills at least 10 in shopping district in Pakistan's Lahore – Channel NewsAsia


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Bomb kills at least 10 in shopping district in Pakistan’s Lahore
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A bomb blast in an upscale shopping centre in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore killed at least 10 people on Thursday, a provincial government spokesman said, the latest attack in a surge of violence that has shaken the country. Posted 23 Feb 2017 15
Eight killed by explosion in Pakistani city of LahoreIrish Independent
Lahore twin blasts: 10 dead, 30 injured in multiple explosions in PakistanFirstpost
Pakistan on edge as eight killed in fresh Lahore bomb blastDaily Mail
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Malaysia may expel North Korean envoy over airport killing comments: Source – Channel NewsAsia


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Malaysia may expel North Korean envoy over airport killing comments: Source
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Malaysia is considering expelling North Korea’s envoy to the Southeast Asian nation or shutting its embassy in Pyongyang, as tensions escalate over the killing of the estranged half-brother of the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, a senior government
Malaysia requests Interpol alert on four North Koreans over airport murderThe Straits Times
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Arrest warrant for top Philippine drug war critic Leila de Lima – The Straits Times


Philippine Star
Arrest warrant for top Philippine drug war critic Leila de Lima
The Straits Times
Philippine Senator Leila De Lima is escorted by Senate security at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, on Feb 23, 2017. PHOTO: EPA. Published. Feb 23, 2017, 8:29 pm SGT. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet …
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Trump inauguration singer asks to 'enlighten' him on transgender rights – Channel NewsAsia


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Trump inauguration singer asks to ‘enlighten’ him on transgender rights
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Jackie Evancho, who sang the U.S. national anthem at President Donald Trump’s inauguration last month, has asked him to sit down with her and her transgender sister to learn about the challenges for students struggling with gender identity. Posted 23
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos lambasted by critics after rollback on transgender bathroom protectionsThe Independent
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Iraq forces enter ISIS-held Mosul airport – The Straits Times


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Iraq forces enter ISIS-held Mosul airport
The Straits Times
US troops walk as a US C-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, on Feb 22, 2017. PHOTO: AFP. Published. Feb 23, 2017, 3:18 pm SGT. Updated. Feb 23, 2017, 7:25 pm. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet …
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