• Villa sign French midfielder Veretout from Nantes

    Aston Villa have signed French midfielder Jordan Veretout from Ligue 1 club Nantes on a five-year contract, the Premier League side said on Friday. "I'm really pleased Jordan decided to choose Aston Villa over the other options he had and opt to continue his development with us," manager Tim Sherwood told the club's website. "I know he is very highly rated over in France so we are delighted to get this deal over the line." Veretout is the fourth player to arrive at Villa Park from Ligue 1 during the close season following the signings of Jordan Amavi, Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Ayew.

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  • MH370 clues mount as wreckage identified as Boeing 777

    Malaysian authorities confirmed Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP.

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  • Kim Kardashian's Style Evolution: Before And After Kanye West

    Many of her fans have noticed a dramatic change in her style over the years and the 34-year-old has revealed that her transformation is down to none other than her husband, Kanye West. Kim admitted that when she and Kanye started dating three years ago, the rapper threw out her entire wardrobe and brought in a team of fashion stylists to update her look. The mum-of-one reckons fashion guru Kanye has made her love fashion ‘so much more’ thanks to his image overhaul and you can’t deny the effect his discerning eye has had on Kim’s wardrobe.

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  • Dr M: Crime to even talk about 1MDB

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today declined to field questions on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), pointedly saying that discussing the controversial firm could land the speaker in jail. Among the casualties were Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was replaced as deputy prime minister in a Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday following an outburst over 1MDB last weekend. Dr Mahathir today also said he has viewed a leaked video of Muhyiddin claiming that Najib admitted to receiving US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) in his personal accounts, but similarly said he could not comment on the matter without inviting the authorities attention.

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  • X-Men: Apocalypse Teases Archangel’s Metal Wings

    It looks as though ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ director Bryan Singer has given us a brief glimpse of Archangel’s wings… and they look a lot like the comic books.Appearing on Instagram, Singer posted an image of himself clutching a metallic, feather-like object

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  • Don’t let foreign spin decide Malaysia’s leaders, Najib says as rumours flood Internet

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged Malaysians today not to put their faith in Internet rumours that may have been manipulated by “foreigners” in an attempt to influence the direction of the country’s leadership. Najib did not make any specific reference but Malaysia’s social media scape has been awash this week with rumours of a conspiracy by some senior government officials plotting to topple the current Barisan Nasional (BN) administration through the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy. Not foreigners who manipulate to determine who makes up the government or who they choose to topple,” he said in his speech at a mosque here to Muslim pilgrims who were offered the chance to perform their obligatory haj pilgrimage that will be sponsored by Yayasan 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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  • Kylie Jenner Reveals The Secret Behind Her Curves

    The youngest Kardashnner, Kylie Jenner viciously denied having breast enhancing surgery earlier this year. But the reality TV star has now admitted that her curves aren’t entirely all her own work. Copyright [Instagram/kyliejenner]The teenager admitted

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  • Luggage piece found on French island near possible MH370 debris

    Part of a bag was found Thursday on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion not far from plane debris which has fuelled speculation it may be from missing flight MH370. "The piece of luggage was here since yesterday but nobody really paid attention," said Johnny Begue, a member of a local clean-up association who found the long piece of wreckage believed to be a part of a plane wing. Local air transport police who have been studying the plane debris also picked up the piece of luggage on Thursday.

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  • Exxon profit falls by half but production rises

    Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company's oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in recent years, surged. It was Exxon's lowest quarterly profit since June of 2009, when the nation was in recession and oil and gas prices had plummeted. Exxon's revenue for the quarter of $74.11 billion, down 33 percent from last year, was also the company's lowest since 2009.

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  • IGP: No need to ask Gani Patail about purported charge sheets against PM

    Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail’s response to purported charge sheets prepared against the prime minister was unnecessary as Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali has denied their authenticity, the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today. Khalid added that the rebuttal by Gani’s successor was sufficient to disprove the legitimacy of the documents published by whistleblower website Sarawak Report two days ago. This morning, PKR legal affairs chief Latheefa Koya insisted that Abdul Gani was the only authority who could vouch for the authenticity or otherwise of the documents.

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  • Here's what Betty White thinks of Cecil the lion's killing

    Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month. Cecil was drawn from a wildlife preserve and shot by American hunter Walter James Palmer on July 1. Palmer is believed to have shot the lion with a bow and then the wounded cat was tracked for 40 hours before he killed it with a gun.

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  • China steps up campaign to remove church crosses

    Authorities in Wenzhou, known as China's Jerusalem, have given Christian churches a deadline to remove prominent crosses within weeks, worshippers and an activist group said Thursday, stepping up a long-running campaign. The eastern province of Zhejiang, where Wenzhou is located, earlier this year proposed rules requiring crosses for Catholic and Protestant churches to be attached to the front of the building, rather than on the roof. The move came after Wenzhou authorities last year demolished the large Sanjiang Church, following government claims it was an illegal structure.

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  • Dwayne Johnson 'Disappointed' Over Hulk Hogan Racism Row

    Dwayne Johnson has spoken of his disappointment over the Hulk Hogan racism row. The Rock, who has known Hogan - real name Terry Bollea - for years on the pro wrestling circuit, made the comments during a panel interview for his new TV comedy series ‘Ballers’.

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  • The Stars of 'The Walking Dead' Grabbed Each Other's Butts and It Was Glorious

    Apparently, stars Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and Melissa McBride (Daryl, Rick, and Carol) were posing outside of the prison from Seasons 3 and 4 when — after a few minutes of uncontrollable giggling — it was discovered that Reedus was trying to hold Lincoln’s hand behind McBride’s back. Lincoln, who always maintains his American accent even on photo shoots, could not keep his composure, and was attempting to swat Reedus’s hand away.

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  • Main contenders for 2016 Philippines presidency

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino named Interior Minister Manuel Roxas on Friday as the candidate he will support in the May 9, 2016 presidential election. The following are the leading contenders for the post: MANUEL "MAR" ROXAS, 58 A scion of the old, landed rich from the central Philippines' sugar-baron country, US-educated Roxas is a grandson of the country's first post World War II president, who also had the same name. Untainted by corruption, unlike many Filipino politicians, he is a close friend of Aquino and is seen by many as a safe pick to carry the torch of the latter's reformist presidency.

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  • Fans React As One Direction Drop New Single ‘Drag Me Down’ With No Warning

    We’re 99.9999999% sure you already know by now, but just in case all the excitement, stress and almost physical pain of One Direction dropping new single ‘Drag Me Down’ with ZERO WARNING has clouded your mind, we’ll remind you of the events of the past

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  • Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots

    As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms. "Remembering that still makes me tremble," said Chino Kuwashiro, now a tiny 86-year-old with a stooped back. Only about a dozen Nadeshiko women are alive today.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Continue To Give Us #FriendshipGoals By Creating The Coolest Human Pyramid

    Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are already two of the coolest, most hilarious and all-round wonderful women in the showbiz world. Amy, 34, posted a fun snap of the BFFs forming potentially the best boat-based human pyramid ever on Instagram, which shows the comedian herself acting as part of the pyramid’s base while J-Law, 24, poses at the top. Amy and Jen have been having a whale of time on holidaying together (totally not jealous), with the comedian previously sharing this fab photo of herself riding on the back of a jet ski, driving by Jen.

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  • Chelsea's Costa and Cahill fit for Community Shield - Mourinho

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa and defender Gary Cahill will be fit to play against Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho has said. Spain striker Costa limped off with a hamstring problem in a pre-season friendly against Barcelona in the U.S., while Cahill suffered a suspected broken nose after scoring an 85th-minute equaliser against the Spanish champions. "All good, yes," Mourinho told a news conference on Friday when asked about the fitness of Costa and Cahill.

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  • Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

    Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock. The four-planet system had been hiding out in the M-shaped, northern hemisphere constellation Cassiopeia, "just" 21 light years from Earth, a team reported in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Super-Earths have a mass higher than Earth's but are lighter than gas giants like Neptune, Saturn or Jupiter.

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