• Arsenal prank fans with left-footed football

    Arsenal have pulled off one of the finest April Fool’s Day pranks of the morning, by convincing fans that they have developed a 'left-footed football' with Puma. Designed to benefit the 'high proportion' of left-footed players in Arsenal’s squad – including Mesut Ozil and Nacho Monreal – the club released a video on Wednesday to accompany the ‘launch’ of the revolutionary ball. Ozil, Monreal, Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla can all be seen testing the ball with their left foot, repeatedly curling into an empty net, but Aaron Ramsey visibly struggles to take it under control with his right.

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  • Jeremy Clarkson to join MediaCorp?

    The former TopGear star believes Singapore would be “heaven” for his brand of high-octane humour (Image: www.topgear.com)SINGAPORE — Sources within MediaCorp have told CarBuyer.com.sg that Jeremy Clarkson is set to sign a multi-year deal with Channel

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash: reports

    A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner moments before it crashed has emerged, two European media said, although French police denied the claims to CNN. French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild said the authenticity of the video filmed on a mobile phone is "unquestionable" and that it had been retrieved from the wreckage of last Tuesday's crash.

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  • Teen Who Made Police Report: If Not Now, Amos Yee “May Be Arrested For Worse Things In The Future”

    Yuen Wei Ping was one of at least 20 people who had filed police reports against Amos Yee for making insensitive remarks on Christianity. On March 27, Amos, a 17-year-old teenager, uploaded an eight-minute long video, entitled “Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!” in which he celebrated the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, by making disparaging remarks about him and his career, as well as making comparisons of him to Jesus Christ by describing them as both “power-hungry” and “malicious”. Wei Ping, a 19-year-old Singapore Polytechnic graduate, had come across the video by Amos, who is a school dropout, in his Facebook feed in a post shared by his friends at about midnight on March 28.

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  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    More than three decades ago, a three-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, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Macau casino revenue falls for 10th straight month

    Macau's casino revenue fell in March for the tenth straight month as China's corruption crackdown took a continuing toll on the city, figures showed Wednesday. Gross revenue from gambling for March this year was 21.49 billion patacas ($2.69 billion), according to figures from the former Portuguese colony's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. "We still expect the entire year to show negative growth, (with) every month for the year to be negative," CLSA gaming analyst Aaron Fischer told AFP.

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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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  • Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills home

    Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of the late oil billionaire J. Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was found dead Tuesday in his Hollywood Hills home, police and family members said. A woman calling to report that someone had died sent officers to the gated home on Montcalm Avenue shortly after 2:15 p.m. They found the man dead in a bathroom, police spokesman Jack Richter said. Police didn't identify the man, but a statement from Andrew Getty's parents, Ann and Gordon Getty, confirmed it was him.

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  • It's Man Utd or no-one, says Dortmund's Hummels

    Manchester United-target Mats Hummels has said if he ever transfers abroad it will only be to the Red Devils after telling Borussia Dortmund he is weighing up his future options. Borussia's captain, 26, has a Dortmund contract until 2017, but has long been courted by United, whose current manager Louis van Gaal is looking for a defensive leader with the English giants poised to table a bid, according to UK media reports. Germany centre-back Hummels told Monday's edition of German magazine Kicker that he "often thinks about moving abroad", but gave Tuesday's edition of German daily Bild a far stronger indication of his Manchester thoughts.

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  • Ten months ago, ex-Microsoft star Steven Sinofsky backed this startup — now it’s worth $1.75 billion

    Andreessen Horowitz just doubled down on an investment in a security startup called Tanium. PitchBook tells us with the new round, the startup is now worth $1.75 billion, making it among the most valuable enterprise startups around. At the center of both investments is Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s former Windows leader.

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  • Malaysia launches consumption tax despite public unease

    Malaysia on Wednesday implemented a six percent consumption tax aimed at plugging a leaky tax-collection system and addressing a widening fiscal deficit, but which has sparked opposition protests over the past year. The government and economists say the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will help address an inadequate revenue-collection system under which income tax is currently paid by only an estimated 11 percent of registered companies and 14.8 percent of employees.

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  • Apple could sell 1 million watches opening weekend, and barely move the needle on Apple’s revenue

    Apple will sell over one million Apple Watches over the opening weekend, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. By way of comparison, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold over 10 million units in their first three days on the market last September, Apple says. 1 million total Watch units in opening weekend would imply an attach rate of less than 1% of total iPhone users (close to half a percent).

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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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  • Aprils Fools' Day 2015: Burger King releases 'sexy' fragrance

    Japan's Burger King restaurants released a unisex fragrance on April Fools' Day they call "flame-grilled". The tongue-in-cheek promotion comes with a video, in which a couple dressed in black tie enjoy a romantic meal at Burger King, and the woman compliments her partner on his "sexy" burger cologne. The company's brand manager in Japan, Kana Lenaga, said her team came up with the idea a year ago and had since visited the kitchens many times to learn about the smell of its burgers' flame-grilled patties.

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  • Johnny Depp's injury halts "Pirates 5" filming

    While the filming has continued after Depp's injury, which Disney stated happened off the set, some 200 crew were informed this week that they would be taking a temporary break until the middle of this month. Depp reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for the fifth time in the upcoming movie.

    Cinema Online
  • Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'

    Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit early Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours," the country's interior minister said. The remarks came a day after the Iraqi forces, with Shiite militias who rejoined the fight, pushed into the center of Saddam Hussein's hometown, hoisting the Iraqi flag" over the Salahuddin provincial headquarters in Tikrit and moved to control the entire city.

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  • Bizarre Condition Makes Tongue Resemble a Geographic Map

    Known as "geographic tongue," the condition causes red, patchy shapes to appear on the tongue, formed as some areas lose the tiny reddish bumps called papillae that normally cover the tongue's surface. Geographic tongue (GT) affects the tongue's upper layer of tissue, call the epithelium. In people with GT, one type of papillae called filiform papillae becomes inflamed, said study co-author Gabriel Seiden, a physicist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who is currently based at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Germany.

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  • Liverpool interested in Neto, says agent

    Liverpool are interested in signing Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto this summer, according to the 25-year-old’s agent. The Brazilian goalkeeper’s contract expires at the end of the season and Neto is set to depart Fiorentina this summer, with a number of clubs interested in acquiring his signature. Liverpool had been keen to sign Neto in January after a bid for Victor Valdes stalled, with the club in the market for quality back-up to current No.1 Simon Mignolet.

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