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US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere at the Munich Security Conference.
US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere at the Munich Security Conference.PHOTO: REUTERS

New US travel ban to spare green card holders - Trump official

A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travellers already on planes from entering the United States, US Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said.

US President Donald Trump's initial attempt to clamp down for security reasons on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and on refugees snarled to a halt amid a judicial backlash and chaos at airports.

"The President is contemplating releasing a tighter, more streamlined version of the first (order). And I will have opportunity to work (on) a rollout plan, in particular to make sure that there's no one in a sense caught in the system of moving from overseas to our airports," Kelly said at the Munich Security Conference.

Asked whether green card residency permit holders would be allowed in, Kelly said: "It's a good assumption and, as far as the visas go, ...if they're in motion from some distant land to the United States, when they arrive they will be allowed in."


At least 19 dead in Argentina bus accident

A bus overturned in Argentina near Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside Asia, killing at least 19 people and leaving 20 injured, officials said.

Operated by the Chilean company Turbus, the bus was travelling from the province of Mendoza towards Chile with 40 people on board when the accident occurred in the Andes region, more than 1,000km from Buenos Aires.

Two Chilean bus drivers, who survived the crash, were held for questioning.


Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper - newspaper

Dubai police have summoned a Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported.

A video of the model, identified by local media as 23-year-old Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account earlier in the week.

A police spokesman said it was important for residents in the Gulf Arab city to avoid practising dangerous hobbies without taking necessary precautions or obtaining prior permission from authorities.


Football: Lincoln, Millwall claim famous FA Cup upsets

Non-league Lincoln City and third-tier Millwall struck late, late winners as Burnley and Premier League champions Leicester City were humbled on a historic day in the FA Cup.

Sean Raggett scored an 89th-minute header as Lincoln, who reside in the fifth-tier National League, stunned Burnley 1-0 in the fifth round in one of the competition's biggest upsets.

Ten-man Millwall, seventh in League One, claimed a third top-flight scalp in this season's tournament by dramatically sinking ailing Leicester 1-0 via a 90th-minute goal by Shaun Cummings.


Bromance is in the air as fans meet Korean TV stars Park Bo Gum and Song Joong Ki

It was all fun and laughter on Saturday, as two of Korean TV's hottest stars took to the stage in front of 3,500 fans at The Star Theatre.

Korean actor Park Bo Gum's sold out fan-meet also sprang a surprise guest: Descendants Of The Sun star Song Joong Ki.

Bromance was in the air throughout the three-hour-long fan meet.