While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 16 edition

Anti-Chinese protesters scuffle with police in Hong Kong mall, 6 arrested

Dozens of protesters marched through a shopping mall in Sha Tin Sunday, heckling mainland Chinese traders and chanting "Go Back to China", according to local media reports.

Some protesters even scuffled with the police, who fired pepper spray and arrested six people aged between 17 and 36, broadcaster RTHK reported.

Police said they are suspected of assaulting police officers and public mischief, among other offences.

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ISIS releases video purporting to show beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya

ISIS released a video on Sunday purporting to show the militant group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya.

In the video, militants in black marched the captives, dressed in orange jump suits, to a beach. They were forced down onto their knees, then beheaded. The video appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria).

A caption on the five-minute video read: "The people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church."

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Copenhagen gunman identified as Omar El-Hussein had 'history of violent crime'

The suspected gunman behind double shootings in Copenhagen was identified by Danish media Sunday as a 22-year-old with a history of violent crime who had only been freed from jail two weeks ago.

With Europe fearful of a new wave of extremist violence, police said the man who killed two people at a cultural centre and a synagogue before being shot dead by police may have been inspired by last month's Paris attacks.

Several media identified the suspected lone gunman as Omar El-Hussein, a 22-year-old who was said by the Ekstra-Bladet tabloid to have been released from prison two weeks ago after serving a term for aggravated assault.

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Softcore S&M film Fifty Shades of Grey whips all other films on opening weekend

Fifty Shades of Grey, the widely anticipated adaptation of the best-selling novel about a kinky relationship between a businessman and a college student, took in US$81.7 million (S$110.7 million) in ticket sales to soar to the top of United States and Canadian box office charts.

The film, which stars James Dornan and Dakota Johnson as the libidinous couple, far outpaced the No 2 release, Kingsman: The Secret Service, which took in US$35.6 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates.

Third place on the US Presidents Day holiday weekend went to the family-friendly The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, based on the popular television show about a talking animated sponge, which sold US$30.5 million in tickets at US and Canadian theatres.

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Victoria Beckham to expand fashion line to Asia

Cheered by her famous family, Victoria Beckham brought a sexy vision of fall/winter to an intimate New York runway show on Sunday and confided plans to open a second store in Asia.

The one-time pop star, mother of four and wife of retired English football superstar David Beckham, has won plaudits in the fashion industry for designing beautiful collections that flatter women's bodies.

David sat front row holding three-year-old daughter Harper on his lap and chatted to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour after arriving with sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz all dressed in sharp black outfits.

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