• Phelps beaten in first comeback final

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with. Racing for the first time since he retired in a blaze of glory after…

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    • Boy and girl on Korean ferry drowned with life jackets tied together

      By James Pearson and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 69,…

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      • Obama 'ate only half' the sushi course

        Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday. Pictures showed the US president being served sake by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the counter of the…

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        • I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.

          I have committed a taboo – I have tendered my resignation without securing the next job. The reactions to the announcement were varied but they all pretty much hint at a deep sense of disapproval. “Why did you do that?” It was as if I had renounced my faith. “What are you going to do from now on?”…

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          • Gobind: No need to withdraw conviction, I will fight for Karpal

            KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 ― Gobind Singh Deo vowed last night to fight tooth and nail to clear Karpal Singh’s name, saying there was no need to ask the Attorney-General to withdraw his late father’s...

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            • The 22 Most Miserable Countries In The World

              According to a analysis published by the...

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              • Bye Bye, Arp Geok Pao?

                Not many know this old Canto classic and it’s the end of the road for the folks behind it here…

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                • Malaysia to release MH370 report

                  Malaysia will release a preliminary report on the disappearance of flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, as the government battles widespread criticism over the transparency of its investigation. "I have directed an internal investigation team of experts to look at the report, and there is…

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                  • Jamie Foxx’s Daughter Goes Mini-Electro at the ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Premiere

                    Leave it to an aspiring kid supervillain to steal the show from Spider-Man himself. At Thursday's New York premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Jamie Foxx's 4-year-old daughter, Annalise, did just that when she arrived sporting a full face of blue Electro makeup. The premiere scene-stealer,…

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                    • Football: Giggs aims to revive troubled United after Moyes exit

                      Ryan Giggs will bid to revive Manchester United's battered spirits as the Old Trafford icon takes charge against Norwich on Saturday following the abrupt end to David Moyes' disastrous reign. Moyes' miserable 10-month spell at United reached a bitter conclusion with his sacking on Tuesday after 24…

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                      • Quan Yifeng fined and banned from driving

                        The Singapore-based TV personality was fined SGD 800 and banned from driving for three months after knocking down a pedestrian last year

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                        • The Secret of Celebrities’ Flawless Skin

                          In order to have flawless skin, you have to pay more attention to facial wash up and skin care. Many stars place their skin toner, mist and booster inside a bathroom so that they could immediately apply them as soon as they finish their facial wash up.

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                          • Depp and Heard’s Broadway date

                            Johnny Depp and Amber Heard supported the cast of Cabaret.

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                            • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

                              ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman…

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                              • Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls

                                After being photographed at work in Jurong pooling used oil near coffee shops, 50-year-old Valerie Sim has been struggling to keep her family afloat. Web portals STOMP and The Real Singapore published pictures of her in February, triggering a witch hunt for others like her and comments from readers…

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                                • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

                                  By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

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                                  • 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife': Doubts Raised About Ancient Text

                                    Now, new information uncovered by Live Science raises doubts about the origins of the scrap of papyrus. The gospel, written in the ancient Egyptian language Coptic, has made headlines ever since Harvard University professor Karen King announced its discovery. The business-card-size fragment…

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                                    • Parents up in arms over sale of ‘smoke candy’

                                      KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Schoolchildren are being tempted to buy sweets which resemble cigarettes, leaving enraged parents fearing this could encourage their young ones to pick up smoking. Malay...

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                                      • Owner of rogue bulldogs arrested

                                        SEREMBAN, April 25 — Police have arrested the owner of two American bulldogs that attacked three people in Kampung Masjid Lenggeng. The 53-year-old farmer and gardener, who is believed to be...

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                                        • OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 16 countries next month

                                          China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB 2,000 (US$330).

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