• Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

    A Singaporean teenager arrested after posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings. Amos Yee, a slight student with a thick mop of hair, smiled and fidgeted as charges were read to him in a district court. Yee, who at 16 is old enough to be tried as an adult, was already known in the local YouTube community for humorous postings and a bit role as a child actor in a comedy movie called "We Not Naughty".

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  • Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

    The mysterious death of J. Paul Getty's grandson Andrew Getty is just the latest example of the latter. Andrew Getty, 47, was found dead Tuesday after authorities said his girlfriend called 911 to report discovering his bloodied body at his Hollywood Hills mansion.

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  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long. A family adopted the girl, and got her citizenship. The boy, who was eventually named Adam Crapser, wasn't as fortunate: The parents he had were abusive, and never sought the green card or citizenship for him that they should have.

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  • Chinese woman accused of killing Australian child with garden shears

    A spurned Chinese woman sobbed hysterically in court on Thursday after being accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia with garden shears before laying in wait for his grandmother and stabbing her to death. Cai Xia Liao, 45, had been having an affair with the boy's Melbourne-based grandfather Brian Mach, 61, until he recently called it off, prompting her to allegedly tie and gag him after arriving at his home on Tuesday morning. Police claim she then killed his grandson Alistair Mach, 4, whom he was babysitting, as the boy lay in bed, stabbing or slashing him with the shears in the head and neck.

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  • A Girl Gets Harassed In A Crowded Bus. Everyone Else: Watches On. #ShortFilm

    This article A Girl Gets Harassed In A Crowded Bus. Everyone Else: Watches On. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. This is stressful to watch only because we know it to be true. There's nothing more important than what's important to you. This young

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  • Arsenal take One Direction deserter Zayn Malik on trial

    Arsenal have taken former One Direction superstar Zayn Malik on trial just days after his sensational departure from the band, Goal can reveal. "Charging a measly £97 for one matchday ticket just isn't enough to compete with the oil-flushed coffers of Chelsea and Manchester City," Arsenal's Director of Alternative Strategy, Alf Lopior, told Goal. "What Zayn brings to the table, even more than his boyish good looks and upbeat modern pop sound, is a frankly overwhelming number of diehard supporters who might not normally intersect with our traditional fanbase.

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  • More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia

    Fifty-five dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia and spent rifle cartridges seen nearby, police said, with the grisly discovery coming on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry. The carcasses were in various states of decomposition when found by a member of the public near Bundaberg, 360 kilometres (223 miles) north of Brisbane in Queensland state, on Tuesday. Detective Superintendent Mark Ainsworth said the mass killing was "nothing short of abhorrent".

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  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

    Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday as passenger planes from Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways were traveling in opposite directions between the Gulf federation and the island nation of Seychelles. Emirates, the Middle East's biggest carrier, said its flight 706 was returning to Dubai when what it called "an air traffic control incident" happened in airspace monitored by air traffic controllers in Mumbai, India.

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  • Arkansas woman now world's oldest person, wants Obama visit

    An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July. At 116, Gertrude Weaver was already the oldest person in America. With the death of 117-year-old Misao Okawa in Japan, Weaver became the world's oldest person, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks supercentenarians.

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  • Avril Lavigne feared 'dying' from Lyme disease

    Rocker Avril Lavigne has revealed that she was bedridden for five months due to Lyme disease and felt she was dying. "I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move," Lavigne told US celebrity magazine People in an interview published Tuesday. "I thought I was dying." Lavigne said she spent five months in bed after being diagnosed late last year with Lyme disease, which is generally spread by bites from ticks.

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  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the 34-year-old terminal.

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  • From Space, Typhoon Maysak's Eye Looks Like a Black Hole (Photo)

    And from more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) above Earth, the mass of clouds swirling around the dark eye of the monster storm Maysak almost resembles the disk of glowing matter being pulled into a black hole. It seemed like a black hole from a Sci-Fi movie," NASA astronaut Terry Virts wrote on Twitter.

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  • Asia stocks gain as weak global data raises stimulus hopes

    Asian stock markets bounded higher Thursday after weak data from major economies boosted hopes for stimulus and a slow pace for U.S. interest rate hikes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.6 percent to 19,339.70 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.1 percent to 2,030.06. Stocks in mainland China and Southeast Asia were also higher.

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  • Lonely death clean-up crews in aging Japan, where 5 million elderly people live alone

    With Japan's aging population, more people are dying alone and unnoticed in a country of 127 million where one in four people is over 65. For these so-called "lonely deaths", families and landlords in Tokyo are increasingly turning to Hirotsugu Masuda and his clean-up crew to salvage apartments where the occupant's body lay undiscovered for days or weeks. Reuters photographer Toru Hanai accompanied the lonely death clean-up crew to an apartment in Tokyo where the body of an elderly man was found.

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  • Indian police arrest four over rape of nun

    Indian police said Wednesday they have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the Christian community. The nun, who is in her 70s, needed surgery after she was attacked last month when a gang of robbers broke into the convent school in the eastern state of West Bengal where she lived. Deputy inspector general Dilip Kumar Adak said police tracked the suspects down to the northern state of Punjab after CCTV images and e-fit images were circulated nationwide.

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  • 'I'm no money-grabber' - Liverpool's Sterling

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling rejected suggestions he was "money-grabbing" in an interview aired on Wednesday, after his talks over a new contract hit an impasse. The 20-year-old England star's future has become the subject of intense speculation in the British media as Liverpool attempt to extend his current contract beyond its 2017 expiry date. Reports claim that Sterling has turned down a new deal worth around £100,000 ($148,320, 137,710 euros) per week, but he said claims he was holding Liverpool to ransom were wide of the mark.

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  • Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump

    A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues. McDonald's said Wednesday it would raise pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, which represent only about 10 percent of more than 14,300 locations. McDonald's, in particular, has been a primary target for ongoing demonstrations for pay of $15 an hour and a union.

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  • Basket-Bale! Real Madrid star shows off shooting skills

    EXTRA TIME                                        Follow Goal UK on Twitter As well as firing in free-kicks in the international break, Gareth Bale has been showing off his brilliant basketball ability too.The Real Madrid star attempted the NBA half-court

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  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. On Wednesday, Thailand's junta lifted martial law, which was imposed in the run-up to their May 22, 2014, coup — but then quickly replaced it with another set of draconian laws innocuously called "Article 44." But make no mistake — 10 months after staging the coup, a military junta is still ruling Thailand, essentially with absolute power. The move is the junta's latest cosmetic change aimed at putting a softer face on a military ruled country, according to scholars, jurists and rights groups who called the development a PR stunt and a sleight of hand aimed at helping restore Thailand's image abroad while keeping the junta firmly in control at home.

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  • Gwyneth 'hurt by Chris and Kate romance'

    The Coldplay frontman and Kate were linked after being spotted hanging out at a beach recently with their kids. Gwyneth considered Kate a friend, but now sources say she's hurt by the romance rumours. "Gwyneth feels like this is a betrayal.

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