• First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad ...

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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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      • 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. The diver had to separate…

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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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          • Butt 'proud' to be part of Giggs's coaching team at Manchester United

            The former midfielder, who spent 12 seasons at Old Trafford, admits it will be a "surreal" moment when four members of the 'Class of '92' will be in the dugout against Norwich

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            • Ex-Marine sentenced to die in sailor's slaying

              ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine was sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years.

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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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                  • Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

                    A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel. Up until three weeks ago, Malaysian government and military officials held…

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                    • Diane Keaton’s romance regret

                      Diane Keaton has opened up about why she never tied the knot.

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                      • Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up

                        The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar. The markets gains were modest, ...

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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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                            • 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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                              • '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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                                • Review: 'The Other Woman' has zip but little else

                                  On its surface, "The Other Woman" is a very welcome thing: A movie starring talented, funny women with their own punch lines and everything. In the movies, this is bizarrely rare.

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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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                                    • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

                                      President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious ...

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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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                                        • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

                                          A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science…

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