Philippines | Measles epidemic tops 14,000 cases and still rising

The number of cases of measles in the Philippines has exceeded more than 14,000 and the count is still rising even as the government steps up

US | Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right

In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of “the socialist nightmare,” relitigated his crowd sizes back to

Syria | US-backed fighters advance on two fronts against IS

The ground assault into the last area held by the Islamic State group intensified Saturday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters made “remarkable progress” amid heavy clashes, including

Offbeat | Cat that lived six years in Alaska general store gets evicted

A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified

This Day in History | 1975: Comic genius Chaplin is knighted

Silent film legend Charlie Chaplin has become Sir Charles after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The star of such films as The Kid and The Great

Iditarod | Defending champ remains self-proclaimed ‘goofball’

Joar Leifseth Ulsom may not be flashy or brash, but he has sled cred. The quiet, unassuming 32-year-old defending champion of the Iditarod Trail

Football | Benfica continue revival with 2-1 classico win against FC Porto

Benfica came from behind for a memorable 2-1 win away to arch-rivals Porto yesterday which allowed them to leapfrog their opponents and go top of

World briefs

CHINA In an unusual step, China’s ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials

The Buzz | Ian McKellen has apologized for remarks about Spacey, Singer

Actor Ian McKellen has apologized for remarks in which he appeared to suggest that allegations of sexual abuse that have been leveled against Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer

Electrics, compacts and SUVs share stage at Geneva auto show

Carmakers are hoping to give consumers a glimpse of the future at this year’s Geneva auto show as they roll out new electric cars and try to re-energize

Rear Window | Sailing charted waters

Kitesurfer Hillian Siu had to postpone her pioneer friendship vol across the Pearl River Delta, from Cheung Chau Island in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to the

Monday, March 4, 2019 – edition no. 3240

* Coming in to land | Kitesurfer nails first Delta crossing * Adelson battling cancer * Greater Bay | CESL Asia makes Lusophone inroads in double deal * Lionel Leong confident on gaming,

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