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Artist to hatch chicks after being locked in rock

3 hours 35 min ago

Like many young fathers, Abraham Poincheval has very little time to himself to ponder life's big questions. "I think of it as an inner journey to find out what the world is," said Poincheval, who has hollowed out a hole in the rock just big enough for himself to fit inside. If he survives his time as the rock's "beating heart", the 44-year-old will then sit on a dozen eggs until they hatch.


Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup

3 hours 57 min ago

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie's brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013.


NBA: Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup

4 hours 8 min ago

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie's brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013.


Help! McCartney lends Ringo a hand on new album

6 hours 7 min ago

Ringo Starr got a little help from his friend when Paul McCartney dropped by to work on his new album -- the first time the two surviving Beatles have come together in the studio in seven years. Starr posted a picture on Twitter on Monday showing the pair together, McCartney with his arm around The Beatles' drummer. British media reported they had played together in Starr's home studio over the weekend.


Jazz-rock fusion pioneer Larry Coryell dead at 73

6 hours 35 min ago

Fusion pioneer Larry Coryell, one of the first guitarists to win an audience bringing a rock edge to the jazz guitar, has died. The guitarist, who kept a busy recording and touring schedule and had concerts planned well into 2017, died of natural causes at a New York hotel Sunday after playing two nights at the city's Iridium club, his publicist said. Coryell was best known for his 1970 album "Spaces" in which he stayed true to jazz but brought a new rock power and psychedelic ambience to the music, on which he teamed up with pianist Chick Corea and fellow guitarist John McLaughlin.


New witness is key to Duterte death squad probe: Philippine rights chief

7 hours 7 min ago

A probe into whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad is making progress following crucial whistleblower testimony this week, the head of the country's rights watchdog said Tuesday. Philippine Commission on Human Rights chief Jose Gascon, who is investigating allegations that Duterte orchestrated murders while mayor of the southern city of Davao, said new evidence from a retired policeman had removed "murkiness" about events in the president's past. Arthur Lascanas, an ex-officer in Davao, went public this week with claims that Duterte commanded a death squad that killed many people including a pregnant woman, and paid for the assassination of a journalist.


Basketball: Flare hurled at Greek final earns suspended jail term

8 hours 29 min ago

A Greek court on Tuesday sentenced a basketball fan to a 16 month suspended jail term for throwing a flare during the Greek Cup final at the weekend. Riot police clashed with supporters before and after the game in which Panathinaikos beat Aris 68-59. The start of the final was delayed one hour when Panathinaikos refused to play unless an agreement calling for just 1,100 supporters from each club to be present was maintained.


Jolie has warm words for estranged husband Pitt

8 hours 36 min ago

Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview Tuesday. Jolie and Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple known as "Brangelina," are in the midst of a high-profile divorce and last month reached an agreement to keep private the details of their split and battle over custody of their six children. "We are focusing on the health of our family," Jolie said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family." The actress was asked if she still thought of Pitt as a wonderful father, which is how she had described him in the past.


Shia LaBeouf's protest camera vandalised

8 hours 58 min ago

The star had to relocate the project from New York after it became a "public safety hazard".


Mariah Carey: 'I blame dancers and myself for New Year's Eve disaster'

8 hours 58 min ago

The singer feels there's no way of explaining to fans why she couldn't perform in Times Square.


Kelly Rutherford settles bankruptcy case

8 hours 58 min ago

The lawyers who handled the star's divorce and custody battle will receive nothing from the final settlement.


New witness is key to Duterte murder probe: Philippine rights chief

10 hours 12 min ago

A probe into whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad is making progress following crucial whistleblower testimony this week, the head of the country's rights watchdog said Tuesday. Philippine Commission on Human Rights chief Jose Gascon, who is investigating allegations that Duterte orchestrated murders while mayor of the southern city of Davao, said new evidence from a retired policeman had removed "murkiness" about events in the president's past. Arthur Lascanas, an ex-officer in Davao, went public this week with claims that Duterte commanded a death squad that killed many people including a pregnant woman, and paid for the assassination of a journalist.


Amber Tamblyn and David Cross welcome daughter

10 hours 58 min ago

The actors are proud parents for the first time.


Tom Hanks to publish book of short stories about typewriters

10 hours 58 min ago

The actor has amassed a collection of more than 100 typewriters.


Angelina Jolie: 'Brad Pitt is a wonderful father'

10 hours 58 min ago

The star is confident her family will emerge "stronger" after the divorce and custody drama.


Philippines: Abu Sayyaf 'likely' behind Vietnam freighter attack

12 hours 5 min ago

Filipino Islamic militants were likely behind an attack on a Vietnamese cargo ship in which one crew member was killed and six others abducted, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Tuesday. The MV Giang Hai was hit by unknown gunmen Sunday near the southernmost Philippine island of Baguan near the Malaysian coast, in a region notorious for such assaults. "We can only assume that they were taken by Abu Sayyaf people but this has to be verified," Yasay told a news conference aired live on television, but added that it was "likely".


Mitsubishi Gives the 2017 Strada GT a Clean Boost

13 hours 14 min ago

In musician-speak, a ‘clean boost’ means increasing the loudness of the musical instrument’s signal without altering or adding to its harmonic content or frequency. This keeps the signal in pristine ... The post Mitsubishi Gives the 2017 Strada GT a Clean Boost appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.


Doctors who find meaning in their work are less likely to feel burnout

13 hours 33 min ago

(Reuters Health) – Doctors who feel burned out or overwhelmed by the demands of work are less likely to view their work with patients as a “calling” that has meaning, according to a recent study. Burnout – characterized by emotional exhaustion, a loss of a sense of self-identity and a reduced sense of accomplishment – […] The post Doctors who find meaning in their work are less likely to feel burnout appeared first on UNTV News.


Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: senator

14 hours 1 min ago

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges which she insisted were meant to silence her.


Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: senator

14 hours 1 min ago

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges which she insisted were meant to silence her. Senator Leila de Lima invoked the famous "People Power" revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos three decades ago, in her strongest comments yet against Duterte and his war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives. "There is no more doubt that our president is a murderer and sociopathic serial killer," De Lima told reporters, as she called on Duterte's cabinet to declare him unfit to lead and urged ordinary Filipinos to voice opposition to his rule.