• Indonesia rejects prisoner swap to save death row Australians

    Indonesia on Thursday rejected the offer of a prisoner swap proposed by Canberra in an 11th-hour bid to save two Australian drug smugglers facing execution, saying it is determined to put to death those "who have poisoned our nation". Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the…

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    • Jackie Chan: My wealth belongs to Jaycee!

      5 Mar – He once announced that all of his wealth will go to charity after his death, but now Jackie Chan is singing a different tune. According to Tencent Entertainment, Jackie, who once said that his son Jaycee will not get anything from him and should work to earn his own living instead, seemed…

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      • Donnie Yen refuses to lose weight for "Ip Man 3"

        5 Mar – After being pushed to lose 30 pounds for "Ip Man 3", martial arts actor Donnie Yen recently revealed that he hopes to persuade the film studio otherwise. According to Mingpao News, the actor, who will reprise his role as the iconic Wing Chun master, stated that he is hesitant about losing…

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        • Carragher can't wait for Real Madrid to sign De Gea

          Former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher has joked that he cannot wait to see David de Gea join Real Madrid as his outstanding performances continue to aid Manchester United's top-four push. The Spain international goalkeeper was again the star of the show at Newcastle on Wednesday as he…

          • Sunny Wang admits dating Dominique Tsai

            5 Mar – After much speculation about his relationship with singer Dominique Tsai, Taiwanese actor-model Sunny Wang finally admitted that they are currently dating. When asked why he decided to make the romance public, Sunny said that he is very happy with his current situation and wants to share it…

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            • China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

              China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military -- the world's largest -- on Thursday with a 10.1 percent increase in 2015, as it pursues a series of territorial disputes with its neighbours. Beijing plans to raise its military spending to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.4 billion),…

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              • Penang Muslims upset over ‘Allah’ booklets about Jesus

                The alleged distribution of booklets about Jesus Christ containing the word “Allah” has stirred an uproar among Muslims in a village here who call the materials “confusing”. Sungai Pinang Federal Village Security and Development Committee chairman Mohd Yusof Salam claimed that more than 50 copies…

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                • Sturridge: Rodgers is wrong - I can play every game

                  Daniel Sturridge insists he is "ready to play every game" for Liverpool despite Brendan Rodgers's eagerness to protect the striker. Sturridge, though, sealed Liverpool's fourth successive Premier League victory with a goal in just his second league start since returning from calf and thigh injuries…

                  • Moses Chan takes a short hiatus for baby

                    5 Mar – Welcoming baby number two a year after the arrival of first son Aiden, Moses Chan revealed recently that he is now back to his father-of-a-newborn mode. According to Mingpao News, the actor, who appeared at a McDonald's parents and child event on 3 March, revealed that he is currently on…

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                    • Former number ones overshadow Ko in Singapore

                      By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lydia Ko's meteoric rise to the top of women's golf has shown little sign of slowing down but the New Zealand teen was forced to take a back seat to a pair of former number ones at the HSBC Women's Champions on Thursday. The 17-year-old phenomenon arrived in…

                      • Kerry briefs wary Gulf ministers after Iran nuclear talks

                        US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday briefed wary Gulf ministers about his latest nuclear talks with Iran as Washington and its regional allies seek to stabilise a troubled Middle East. Fresh from three days of talks in Switzerland, Kerry gathered at a Riyadh air base with foreign ministers…

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                        • How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

                          The World Health Organization finalized guidelines Wednesday saying people should keep intake of added sugars to just 5 to 10 percent of overall calories, which translates to about 25 to 50 grams of sugar a day for most people.

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                          • Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Located in the Philippines

                            More than 70 years after it sank during World War II, the legendary Japanese battleship Musashi has been discovered off the coast of the Philippines. Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been leading an expedition to find the Musashi — one of the biggest battleships ever built — aboard…

                            • A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India

                              When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. When one of the four men sentenced to death for the high-profile gang rape of the woman in…

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                              • Sri Lanka threatens Chinese firm with legal action to stop project

                                Sri Lanka could take legal action against a Chinese firm for not halting work on a $1.5 billion luxury real estate project until a probe is completed, a government minister said. Sri Lanka's new government is reviewing the award of the project to China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC)…

                                • GST will only cause 3-6pc hike in condo fees, expert says

                                  The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is only expected to lead to an increase of between three and six per cent in maintenance fees for high-rise property owners, a housing industry expert said today. Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector…

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                                  • Can Money Buy A Little Girl’s Innocence For A Night? Her Sister Decides. #ShortFilm

                                    This article Can Money Buy A Little Girl’s Innocence For A Night? Her Sister Decides. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. This East-Meets-West tale has a grim ending. Money is attractive, and to get money, you have to be attractive. Mu is 13, and she

                                    • Podolski backed to overcome Inter woes

                                      Inter legend Giuseppe Bergomi believes that Lukas Podolski can still play a crucial role for the club in the end-of-season run-in. The forward joined the Serie A side from Arsenal on a six-month loan deal in January but is yet to score or make an assist in the eight league games in which he has…

                                      • Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday

                                        The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England. Airlines canceled more than 1,800 U.S. flights scheduled for Thursday after

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