• Sterling axed after week of speculation over Liverpool future

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling was dropped to the bench for Sunday's clash at Stoke after his contract dispute with the Premier League club turned ugly this week. Sterling rejected a contract offer worth a reported £100,000-a-week earlier this season and the row escalated this week when his agent Aidy Ward was quoted as saying the England international wouldn't be signing a new deal on any terms. Ward's outburst, which also included comments that showed his disdain for the club's point of view, infuriated Liverpool, who immediately called off a planned meeting to reopen talks with the 20-year-old.

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  • Paris Hilton: I'm down with 50 Shades

    Paris Hilton thinks Fifty Shades of Grey is "so gorgeous". Also I like Fifty Shades of Grey, so it's a mixture of both... It's so good, it's so gorgeous," she gushed about the story to the British edition of OK! Magazine. Paris, 34, has never struggled to get a date, counting Benji Madden and Jared Leto among her celebrity flings.

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  • Rosberg celebrates after Hamilton pit stop fiasco

    Nico Rosberg took full advantage of one of Formula One’s greatest tactical errors on Sunday to land an unexpected victory and become only the fourth man to claim a hat-trick of consecutive wins in the Monaco Grand Prix. The 29-year-old German -- who was winning his second successive race this season -- came home in his Mercedes ahead of compatriot Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari with long-time leader and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton third. Rosberg, who reduced the gap between himself and Hamilton in the world championship standings to 10 points after six races, trailed his team-mate for 63 laps until an accident prompted a Safety Car intervention that, in turn, led the team to call the Briton in for an unexpected and unnecessary pit-stop.

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  • Mass graves of suspected migrants found in Malaysia

    Malaysia said Sunday it had found mass graves feared to contain the bodies of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants at the centre of a regional human-trafficking crisis. Home Minister Zahid Hamidi was quoted by The Star newspaper's website as saying the graves were found near detention camps run by people-traffickers. Police in neighbouring Thailand in early May found secret human-trafficking jungle camps on their side of the border and dozens of shallow graves.

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  • Robert De Niro Tells NYU Grads: ‘You’re F–cked’

    Robert De Niro had a very special message for the 2015 graduating class of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts when he said, “You made it, and you’re f—ed.” “The graduates from the college of nursing, they all have jobs,” the actor said during his commencement

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  • Drogba chaired off in last Chelsea game

    Didier Drogba's final Chelsea game ended in curious fashion when he was carried off by his team-mates after injuring himself during their Premier League home game against Sunderland on Sunday. Referee Lee Mason was content for Drogba to depart in such unorthodox fashion and the Ivorian's replacement, Diego Costa, subsequently equalised for the champions with a penalty. Drogba returned to Chelsea last year, having previously spent eight years at the club between 2004 and 2012, winning 12 trophies and scoring the decisive penalty against Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final.

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  • Working to death in Japan: health warning over 'no overtime' law

    Japan's push to take away overtime from high-paid workers has critics warning it will aggravate a problem synonymous with the country's notoriously long working hours -- karoshi, or death from overwork. Teruyuki Yamashita knows the risks all too well. "I told a nurse that it was dark -- I didn't realise that I was blind," Yamashita said, recalling when he woke up in hospital.

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  • Prince Harry back with Chelsy?

    Britain's Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy are apparently back on.The young royal romanced Chelsy on and off between 2004 to 2010, before moving on to his next longtime partner Cressida Bonas.However since they split last year, it's been rumoured Harry and

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  • Federer upset about close encounter with fan at French Open

    For Roger Federer, the menace did not come from the other side of the net. After dispatching Colombian Alejandro Falla in straight sets, the 17-time Grand Slam winner was about to leave center court Sunday when a young man ran down the stands and made his way to the Swiss star unhindered. While there was no ill intent from this fan, the incident raised concerns about security at the event and clearly riled Federer.

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  • 'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winner

    Hundreds of elated fans welcomed Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow upon his return Sunday to Sweden, a mini-superpower in the world of pop music and six-time champion of the glitzy song fest. Sleep-deprived and smiling, the 28-year-old singer-TV host arrived at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport draped in a Swedish flag and waving the Eurovision trophy. With two victories and two third places in the last five years, Sweden seems to have cracked the code of the competition, where voters across Europe pick the winner among entries representing various musical styles and traditions.

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  • Schweinsteiger coy on Man Utd rumours

    Bastian Schweinsteiger was coy about rumours Manchester United are set to bid for him with a year left on his contract as Bayern Munich celebrated their Bundesliga title on Sunday. Schweinsteiger took part in Bayern's title celebrations in Munich's Marienplatz on Sunday as the team displayed the German league trophy from the town hall balcony in front of 20,000 fans. It is the eighth time he has won the Bundesliga, having also lifted the German Cup on seven occasions, and was a key factor in Bayern's 2013 Champions League win during his 12 years with the Bavarian giants.

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  • Saudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed attack

    Saudi Arabia's king on Sunday vowed to punish those responsible for a rare suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shiite mosque in the country's east, calling it a "heinous terrorist attack" that runs against Islamic and human values. King Salman made the pledge hours after the Interior Ministry confirmed that Friday's attack in the village of al-Qudeeh in the eastern Qatif region was the work of an Islamic State militant, backing up an earlier claim of responsibility by the group. "Every participant, planner, supporter, collaborator or sympathizer with this heinous crime will be held accountable, tried and punished," King Salman said in a message addressed to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is deputy premier and minister of interior.

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  • People are worried about Apple for the silliest possible reason

    Reuters/Lucy Nicholson As we head into the second half of the year, there’s a creeping concern amongst Apple analysts that investors are going to bail on the company.  The reason for concern is silly. Basically, Apple has been doing too well. The

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  • British designer growing trees into furniture

    Deep in the English countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lampshades and other items including mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a highly unusual adventure in furniture design. The brainchild of Gavin Munro, his Full Grown company has produced some early prototypes, with each item one solid, joinless piece of wood.

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  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Breaks Guinness World Record at ‘San Andreas’ Premiere (Video)

    If Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new disaster flick “San Andreas” bombs at the box office, at least he won the internet while promoting it. Not only did Johnson surprise a super fan by officiating the man’s wedding and deliver a hilariously stupid high

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  • Chinese dominance worries Nigeria's textile traders

    Nafiu Badaru, a junior civil servant in northern Nigeria's biggest city Kano, doesn't make much money and it takes some cash to look good so he tends to buy made-in-China fabric. "With the same amount of money I can buy six pieces of cheap Chinese brocade which cost only 1,500 naira a piece and still keep some change." The proliferation of Chinese-made textiles is a boon for consumers like Nafiu, with Kano and the wider north struggling with unemployment and economic constraints. Factories have shut and trade in home-spun fabrics has dwindled, prompting calls for foreign investment within Nigeria rather than cheap, mass importation, as well as better regulation.

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  • Suarez out of Barca's final La Liga outing of the season

    Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has not recovered from a hamstring strain and will be rested for the champions' final La Liga game of the season later on Saturday as a precaution. The Uruguay international picked up the injury in Barca's semi-final, second leg at Bayern Munich on May 12 and missed last weekend's La Liga title clincher at Atletico Madrid. Barca coach Luis Enrique will be hoping to have him back in the side for next Saturday's King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao and the Champions League final a week later as the Catalan giants chase a treble of trophies.

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  • Iraqi forces 'failed to fight' in Ramadi: Pentagon chief

    Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday that Iraqi forces "failed to fight" in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants, adding the troops lacked the will to defend themselves. Carter said the city fell to the militants because Iraqi forces -- despite strength in numbers -- were not mentally ready for battle. "What apparently happened was the Iraqi forces showed no will to fight.

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  • Record-Breaking Energy Unleashed in Largest Atom Smasher

    The world's largest atom smasher is really cranking now: Protons zipped around the giant underground ring at near light-speed and collided head on, releasing record-breaking energies. The beauty of the fallout from these powerful particle smash-ups can be seen in images released yesterday (May 21) by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which oversees the 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This week during a test run, the protons sped into each other with energies of 13 tera-electronvolts (TeV), or double the collider's previous power.

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  • Q&A: Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart on music, tech

    Keith Lockhart was just 35 and a musical wunderkind when he took over as conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995. Now in his 20th season, Lockhart has raised his baton 1,700 times to lead the group nicknamed "America's Orchestra." Along the way, he's shared the stage with more than 250 guest artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Robert DeNiro and Big Bird. The Associated Press caught up with Lockhart in his office at Symphony Hall, dominated by a well-worn Hamburg Steinway piano that once belonged to Russian composer Serge Koussevitzky.

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