• Di Maria red card saved Manchester United's season - Scholes

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes the Red Devils' season has been saved by Angel Di Maria's red card against Arsenal. The British-record signing was dismissed in the FA Cup sixth-round tie after pulling referee Michael Oliver, with United having won all four of their matches since including impressive victories over Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City. Louis van Gaal has left Di Maria on the bench since his return from suspension with the Dutch coach able to pick a settled starting XI for the first time in his tenure at Old Trafford.

  • Six new cars to check out this weekend

    SINGAPORE — It’s as if the motor trade had a crystal ball. The very week that the Land Transport Authority announces a large jump in the COE Quota for May to July, car dealers are putting six new models on the market here.The bigger COE Quota is expected

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • Giant grasshopper masked biker superhero helps Japanese police catch drink-drivers

    A Japanese artist has an unusual pastime: dressing up as a giant superhero grasshopper to patrol the streets of his native city and protect citizens against drunk drivers. By day, environmentally conscious artist Shinjiro Kumagai makes statues out of old aluminium cans in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu.

    IB Times
  • ‘Furious 7’ Drives Past Billion-Dollar Mark to Become Universal’s Biggest Movie Ever

    Universal Pictures has announced that with Friday’s theatrical grosses “Furious 7” will cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The film is destined to become Universal’s highest-grossing movie ever next week. Continuing to break records at every

    The Wrap
  • Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States - TV

    Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. In his comments to the state-run Rossiya channel, Putin appeared to soften his anti-American rhetoric after being highly critical. Relations between Moscow and Washington and other Western powers have soured over the conflict in Russia's neighbour Ukraine, sinking to an all-time low.

  • Kroos: Ronaldo is crazy for football but he should time his parties better!

    Toni Kroos says that Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique mix of hard work and natural talent but has joked that his Real Madrid team-mate needs to learn how to time his parties better. Ronaldo was criticised by both the press and Blancos fans for going ahead with plans to celebrate his 30th birthday just hours after Carlo Ancelotti's men were routed 4-0 at the Vicente Calderon by city rivals Atletico. Kroos says he knew that the party was a bad idea and thus decided against attending, but he added that Ronaldo's dedication to the game cannot be questioned.

  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

    Associated Press
  • Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Murakami

    Japan must repeatedly say sorry to China, Korea and the other countries it invaded in the 20th century until its former victims have heard the apology enough, novelist Haruki Murakami has said. "The issue of historical understanding carries great significance, and I believe it is important that Japan makes straightforward apologies," he told Kyodo News in an interview in Tokyo earlier this month. "I think that is all Japan can do -- apologise until the countries say: 'We don't necessarily get over it completely, but you have apologised enough.

    AFP News
  • ‘We should give them bread and water, not Cristal and lobster’ - Mourinho attacks FA delegates

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Football Association (FA) and their delegates who are sent to monitor referees during matches. According to the Premier League's Fair Play table, the Blues are ranked as the worst side in terms of respecting officials. But Mourinho believes those sent to matches by FA spend too much time enjoying the catering at Stamford Bridge rather than taking in the action.

  • First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare

    As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. Chlorine gas — sent crawling in favorable winds over Flanders Fields from German positions — sowed terror and agony for the first time on April 22, 1915. It is indiscriminate," said Piet Chielens, curator at the In Flanders' Fields Museum in nearby Ypres.

    Associated Press
  • Lucas Till Will Return as Havok in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Lucas Till is set to return as Havok in Bryan Singer‘s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the director announced on social media Friday. Havok is a mutant with the ability to absorb and discharge energy who previously appeared in Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class

    The Wrap
  • Ronaldinho: I'm not retiring

    Former Barcelona and Brazil star Ronaldinho has dismissed rumours that he is set to retire from the game. The World Cup winner signed a two-year deal with Queretaro in September but he has since generated more headlines for his behaviour off the field than on it. Ronaldinho turned up late for the start of his club's Clausura pre-season campaign on December 26 before returning to Brazil citing "personal problems" only to then post a photo of himself on social media on New Year's Day surrounded by women.

  • Calvin and Taylor's 'cat chaos'

    Calvin Harris' cat allergy is reportedly causing tension between him and Taylor Swift. Things are thought to be going well, with Taylor seen supporting her beau in Las Vegas when he played a set and the pair food shopping together. Calvin can't be around Taylor's beloved felines Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.

    Cover Media
  • Courteney Cox 'considering adoption'

    The 50-year-old actress and Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid got engaged last year and are thought to be walking down the aisle in the near future. Courteney is already a mother to ten-year-old daughter Coco with ex-husband David Arquette, but the brunette beauty is said to be keen to have another little one with her new man. "Courteney and Johnny see adoption as the perfect way to add to their family, while also doing something good for a child who needs a loving home," an insider told British magazine Closer.

    Cover Media
  • China's struggle for water security

    Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation". The mounting pressure on China's scarce, unequally distributed and often highly polluted water supply was highlighted in a report released at the World Water Forum this week in Daegu, South Korea. Published by the Hong Kong-based NGO, China Water Risk (CWR), it underlined the complexity of the challenge facing China as it seeks to juggle inextricably linked and often competing concerns over water, energy supply and climate change.

    AFP News
  • Chelsea unpopularity a sign of success, says Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho believes his Chelsea side are unpopular because they have dominated the Premier League title race this season. Mourinho's side have been top of the table since the start of the campaign and they can cement their position with a victory over third-placed Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. With second-placed Arsenal involved in FA Cup semi-final action this weekend, a win over United will move the Blues 10 points clear with just six matches remaining.

    AFP News
  • Judd Hirsch to Return for ‘Independence Day 2’

    “Independence Day” original cast member Judd Hirsch is the latest to board sequel “Independence Day 2,” director Roland Emmerich announced Friday. Will Smith, who starred in the original 1996 blockbuster, will not be returning, but Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are reprising their roles along with Vivica A. Fox, who played Smith’s character’s wife. Hirsch is reprising his role as Goldblum’s character’s father.

    The Wrap
  • Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

    A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. Taubman, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals and museums, died Friday night at his home of a heart attack, according to son Robert S. Taubman, president and CEO of Taubman Centers, Inc. "This company and all that you stand for were among the greatest joys of his life," Robert S. Taubman wrote in a message to the company's employees.

    Associated Press
  • Unprecedented germ diversity found in remote Amazonian tribe

    The microbiome — the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that share our bodies — plays a critical role in maintaining health. Friday's study raises tantalizing questions about the microbial diversity of our ancestors, and whether today's Western diets and lifestyles strip us of some bugs we might want back. The results bolster a theory that diminished microbial diversity in Western populations is linked to immune and metabolic diseases — allergies, asthma, diabetes — that are on the rise, said senior author M. Gloria Dominguez-Bello of NYU Langone Medical Center.

    Associated Press
  • 5 Reasons "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will be Awesome

    Much has happened since "The Avengers". With the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D and the rise of a new supervillain who could prove to be the Avengers' most fearsome yet, the team is once again faced with new challenges to save mankind from extinction. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is easily going to be the biggest movie for this season and we can't wait to see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye on the same screen again.

    Cinema Online