• North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programmes. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group steamed towards Korean waters and as top envoys for North Korea policy from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Tokyo. Fears have risen in recent weeks that North Korea would conduct another nuclear test or long-range missile launch in defiance of U.N. sanctions, perhaps on the Tuesday anniversary of the founding of its military.

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  • Griezmann agent confirms 'concrete' move from United

    (Reuters) - Manchester United have shown "concrete interest" in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, who has an exit clause of £85 million, the Frenchman's agent Eric Olhats has said. United, who are fifth in the Premier League, have scored the least number of goals among the top six sides and are aiming to strengthen their attack with Griezmann, who has scored 25 goals for Atletico this season. You have United, (Manchester) City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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  • Abigail Breslin diagnosed with PTSD after rape trauma

    The young star has kept the identity of her attacker a secret.

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  • Philippine allows 'photobomber' building to go up

    A high-rise condominium dubbed "the national photobomber" will continue to loom over a historic Philippine monument after the Supreme Court struck down a bid by conservationists to have it torn down. The partially-built 49-storey Torre de Manila, which protrudes over the skyline of the capital, has risen to overshadow the tomb of national hero Jose Rizal -- one of the country's most photographed monuments. Building work has remained stalled for years after conservationists brought a lawsuit in 2014 complaining that the tower breached city building codes, leading the Supreme Court to issue an injunction preventing its completion while it reviewed the case.

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  • Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

    Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian once believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost following surgery. The sister of Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty alleged that her sibling, who previously weighed 500 kilogrammes (1,100 pounds), had not shed half her weight as specialists at a Mumbai hospital had claimed. "Today Eman weighs 171 kilos," Muffazal Lakdawala, the doctor leading Abd El Aty's treatment, told AFP, adding that the claim made by her sister Shaimaa Selim in a social media video post was "complete hogwash".

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  • Benitez warns Newcastle over future plans

    Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle they must show him a strong blueprint for success in the Premier League as the Spaniard ponders his future. Benitez's side clinched an immediate return to the Premier League following last year's relegation as a 4-1 victory over Preston on Monday guaranteed automatic promotion from the Championship. Aware that Newcastle's hierarchy have often failed to provide the cash required to compete in the top flight in the past, the Magpies manager immediately seized on the opportunity to demand financial backing from a position of strength following promotion.

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  • Le Pen's father criticises her presidential campaign as she steps back from party

    By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen said on Tuesday his daughter Marine, who faces centrist Emmanuel Macron in a May 7 presidential runoff, should have campaigned more aggressively for Sunday's first round, following the example of Donald Trump. With 7.5 million votes, Marine Le Pen beat the National Front party's previous election record on Sunday but failed to pip pro-EU Macron to the first place. The intervention by her father follows her announcement on Monday that she plans to step back from day-to-day management of the far-right party he founded ahead of the runoff and marks the latest tussle between the two of them over its future direction.

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  • Man who took part in Yio Chu Kang assault on cabbie jailed 5 weeks

    A 25-year-old car rental shop worker who participated in a group attack on a taxi driver in Yio Chu Kang was handed a five-week jail sentence on Tuesday (25 April) in the State Courts. Dickson Goh Teck Long pleaded guilty to one charge of voluntarily causing hurt for kicking 48-year-old taxi driver Choo Neng Heng in the back.

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  • Police say 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passenger

    (Reuters) - A police officer said "minimal but necessary force" was used to remove a United Airlines customer from a plane in what has become a public relations disaster for the company. Video taken by other passengers showed David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, being dragged up the aisle with blood on his face after the airline decided it needed his seat for a crew member on a flight from Chicago to Kentucky on April 9. Dao suffered concussion, a broken nose and lost two front teeth and is likely to sue the airline, his lawyer, Thomas Demetrio, has said.

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  • 2017 Honda Type R is fastest FWD car on the Nurburgring

    It seems Honda has been very busy with the Honda Civic Type R. Less than a month after the production model’s debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the car ... The post 2017 Honda Type R is fastest FWD car on the Nurburgring appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Ultra-low cost flight to launch between London to Singapore for $230 USD

    A 13-hour flight from London to Singapore is being billed as the longest, ultra-low cost flight on the market, officially ushering in the era of bargain basement airfare prices for long-haul travel. 

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  • Where to Get a Samsung S8 for Php7,099

    With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the company is looking to restore its reputation as one of the leading smartphone makers in the business. As many fans of South Korean tech giant Samsung may remember, the release of the Samsung Note 7 was plagued with its share of […] The post Where to Get a Samsung S8 for Php7,099 appeared first on Financial News and Advice in the Philippines.

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  • Thai junta defends 'cheap' $393 mn Chinese sub purchase

    The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility of the warship. The submarine sale is the latest defence deal between Beijing and Bangkok, who have grown ever closer since Thailand's 2014 coup. Talks are also underway for China to construct a multi-million dollar armaments and military hardware repair facility in Thailand.

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  • Chris Pratt: 'I don't take pictures with fans'

    Chris Pratt has learned to be comfortable disappointing people, because he knows they just want a picture with him to brag about later.

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  • Son could have been saved if driver vigilant, says mother

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Why didn’t the driver open the door himself? This was the poser raised by self-employed Jumrah Thamrin following the death of her six-year-old son Muhammad Iqram...

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  • Heavily armed gang steals millions in stunning Paraguay heist

    Dozens of suspected Brazilian gangsters blasted into a secure vault containing millions of dollars in southeastern Paraguay on Monday, leaving a policeman dead in what officials called the "robbery of the century." Some 50 gunmen with explosives and military-grade weaponry left the city of Ciudad del Este looking like a war zone after a two-hour overnight assault on a security firm and police headquarters, authorities and witnesses said. A joint Paraguayan-Brazilian police operation against the fleeing assailants on the country's porous border -- near the famous Iguazu waterfalls -- killed three suspects and resulted in "at least four arrests," Paraguay's interior ministry tweeted. The tweet showed a photograph of a policeman standing over the body of a man in bloodied camouflage clothing.

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  • Tomb Full of Mummies Unearthed at Luxor

    Several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported. A team of archaeologists with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities uncovered the funerary complex during the ministry's ongoing excavations at the site. The funerary complex contains multiple tombs that were originally built for a man named Userhat, who was a judge in Luxor sometime during what modern-day archaeologists call Egypt's New Kingdom (1550–1070 B.C.) period, the ministry said in a statement.

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  • Warriors come out swinging, complete sweep of Trail Blazers

    The Golden State Warriors punched their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs in emphatic style on Monday, with a 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Stephen Curry scored 37 points with eight assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Warriors wrapped up a four-game sweep of the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series. The Warriors' 45 first-quarter points tied the NBA record for the most points scored in the opening period of a playoff game, and left the Trail Blazers reeling on their home floor in Portland.

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  • 'Furious 8' leaves competition in the dust

    Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" topped the North American box office for a second weekend, industry data showed, taking $38.4 million as it closed in on $1 billion worldwide. The eighth installment in the high-octane series starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shattered records on its opening weekend with global revenues of more than $500 million, and that figure has since surged to $908.3 million. Directed by F. Gary Gray of "Straight Outta Compton" fame, "Furious 8," also featuring Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson and hip-hop star Ludacris, follows Diesel's Dom Toretto, who is coerced into joining forces with a cyber-terrorist played by Theron.

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  • Survey: GE14 a race between BN, Pakatan with PAS the biggest loser

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 ― The next general election will see Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan battle it out as PAS is unlikely to win voter support in the event of a three-cornered fight, a...

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