• Mourinho says English game damaged by Barnes controversy

    Jose Mourinho believes the credibility of English football has been damaged by the handling of the Nemanja Matic and Ashley Barnes incident. Blues midfielder Matic will miss Sunday's League Cup final against Tottenham after his sending off in last weekend's Premier League clash with Burnley, when…

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    • Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on life support

      Singapore said Thursday that its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew is still on life support in hospital and being treated with antibiotics for severe pneumonia, after quashing rumours the 91-year-old had died. "He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation," the Prime Minister's Office said in a…

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      • N. Korea vows 'merciless' war against US

        North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling party's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun,…

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        • De Niro owes $6.4m

          Robert De Niro owes $6.4 million in taxes to the US Government, new city documents have revealed.

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          • Van Gaal hits back at media after 'best team over 20 matches' claim

            Louis van Gaal has once again hit out at the media, claiming his thoughts on Manchster United's recent form have been twisted. Speaking last Friday, Van Gaal had said "When you see the score of the last 19 or 20 matches, we are the best team in the league", leading to a number of stories about the…

            • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

              A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he…

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              • New volcano island getting big in Japan

                Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing. New footage of the remote Nishinoshima, some 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Tokyo, shows a volcano erupting up to six times a minute, spewing huge volumes of magma -- and scientists…

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                • Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead: official

                  Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladmir Putin, was shot dead in central Moscow late Friday ahead of a major opposition rally this weekend, investigators and police said. "In central Moscow, a man with documents in the name of Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov was…

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                  • Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

                    Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest. Average retail gas prices in the state have surged 25 cents a gallon in less than a week, from…

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                    • Is Marijuana Safe? It's More Complicated Than You Think

                      There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds. In fact, drinking alcohol — the deadliest drug on the list — is about 100 times more dangerous than using marijuana,…

                      • Will Smith on marital struggles

                        Will Smith has opened up about the struggles he and Jada Pinkett Smith have faced in their 18-year marriage.

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                        • Australia warns women IS no 'romantic adventure'

                          A worrying number of Australian women are heading to Iraq and Syria to become so-called Islamic State group "jihadi brides", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday, warning against notions of a "romantic adventure". At least 110 Australians have left to fight alongside militants in the Middle…

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                          • Young Spaniards moving to Germany get trapped in dismal jobs

                            Edur Ansa couldn't find work for a year after he got his nursing degree from Barcelona University. Like many other Spaniards, he started looking for work in Germany and ended up with a job at a private ...

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                            • Gaza floods: dispelling the myth about Israeli 'dams'

                              Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes. For the residents, there was no doubt: Israel was responsible after deliberately opening "a dam" to flood the…

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                              • Liverpool escape financial fair-play fine

                                Liverpool have satisfied UEFA's new financial fair-play regulations but European football's governing body fined four other clubs including Hull City on Friday. While Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Greek giants Panathinaikos of Greece, Hull and Ruch Chorzow of Poland

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