• 'Without Gerrard, Liverpool will never be the same' - Skrtel

    Martin Skrtel believes Liverpool will never the be the same after Steven Gerrard leaves the club at the end of the season. And defender Skrtel - who is set to return to the Liverpool side along with Gerrard for their FA Cup semi-final with Aston Villa - was full of praise for the midfielder, though he admits it will be difficult to see him leave. "When I found out he was leaving it was bad news for me," he told Goal at the unveiling of Liverpool's New Balance home kit for the 2015-16 season.

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  • Miley Cyrus: Joan Jett rocks!

    Miley Cyrus has dubbed herself Joan Jett’s “cheerleader”. Miley is beyond excited about presenting I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll singer Joan with her honour and has even dubbed herself the star’s biggest fan. “F**k yo Saturday! I'm spending mine with this f**king BAEEE!!! #fuckyeahrocknrollhalloffame,” Miley wrote on Instagram April 18 in a caption attached to a black and white photo of the rocker.

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  • Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media. The video, reportedly recorded on Saturday night, showed the leader knocking back a glass of Australia's Victoria Bitter in about six seconds as a large crowd surrounding him yelled "scull" repeatedly. Abbott was "proud as punch" when he grabbed a beer and "drank from head-to-toe the entire schooner (glass), dribbling little bits on his shirt", Simon Carrodus, an Australian Football Rules coach for the University of Technology, Sydney told the Australian Women's Weekly magazine.

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  • Mourinho & Van Gaal are both right: Chelsea are top dogs, but Manchester United are on the up

    Jose Mourinho may have claimed the points but it was Louis van Gaal who left Stamford Bridge with an air of triumphant defiance. Shorn of several key names and the pivotal Michael Carrick at the heart of midfield - an absence that forced captain Wayne Rooney away from the striking role in which he has been so lethal since allegedly being knocked out by Phil Bardsley in February - few expected United to be so confident and expansive at the home of the champions-elect. Had Rooney done more than trick David De Gea and the travelling United fans with a shot that rippled the side netting from Shaw's cutback in the third minute, the entire afternoon might have taken a very different course.

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  • Gwynnie ‘preparing for divorce’

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have reportedly decided to "bite the bullet" and divorce. The pair have remained on extremely civil terms ever since and recently holidayed with their two children in Mexico where they reportedly decided to officially divorce. While Chris, 38, has been rumoured to be dating the Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, for some time, Gwyneth was recently pictured for the first time with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk who she has been linked to since last year.

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  • How China is upsetting the old global economic order

    With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power. Beijing's rise was confirmed this week at the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, the two institutions by which the economic vision of the United States has been propagated across the world since their founding in 1944. The US-selected president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, applauded China's "bold step in the direction of multilateralism" for its new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, even as many view it as a rival to the Bank.

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  • Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

    Brett Matthew Paul Thomas, now 56, and his friend, Mark Titch, were convicted in 1977 after committing the murders during robbery or burglary attempts in Orange County. Thomas, who was 18 at the time, and Titch, who was 17, were both sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. Titch died behind bars last year.

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  • Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain: state media

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has scaled the country's highest mountain, state-run media said on Sunday, arriving at the summit to tell troops that the hike provides mental energy more powerful than nuclear weapons. "Climbing Mt. Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon," the Rodong newspaper quoted Kim as saying. The story is the latest run by state media on the feats of the Kim dynasty, which has ruled for more than six decades with an iron fist and pervasive personality cult.

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  • Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

    Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy. "Could you imagine if for some reason I said 'I don't think I want to do it?' I would have all of you surrounding my house like villagers, angry villagers with lightsabers instead of torches," joked the 63-year-old "Star Wars" veteran. Hamill admitted he was caught off guard when Lucas invited him to lunch.

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  • Six new cars to check out this weekend

    SINGAPORE — It’s as if the motor trade had a crystal ball. The very week that the Land Transport Authority announces a large jump in the COE Quota for May to July, car dealers are putting six new models on the market here.The bigger COE Quota is expected

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  • Arsenal to make summer move for Schneiderlin

    Arsenal will attempt to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in the summer despite Francis Coquelin’s emergence this season, Goal has learned. Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Schneiderlin and believes the £20 million-rated Frenchman will add steel to Arsenal’s midfield ahead of a potential title challenge next season. Schneiderlin, 25, remains a target for Tottenham, who tried to sign him last summer, when Southampton refused to entertain any bids for their star midfielder.

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  • Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older, the government said. Japan's rapidly greying population poses a major headache for policymakers who are faced with trying to ensure an ever-dwindling pool of workers can pay for the growing number of pensioners. Any suggestion of opening its borders to young workers who could help plug the population gap provokes strong reactions among the public.

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  • Brazil executive says he paid $36.1 million to Petrobras: media

    A top construction company executive has told investigators he paid $36.1 million in bribes to executives at state oil giant Petrobras, which is being rocked by Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal, local media reported. Eduardo Leite, vice president at the construction firm Camargo Correa, told prosecutors the bribes stretched from 2007-2012. The construction firm is allegedly one of those that paid executives at Petrobras to give them contracts in exchange for overcharging.

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  • Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family #ShortFilm

    This article Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Two cousins, fully grown and consenting adults, become romantically involved. There are bigger secrets than being in an insidious relationship that will break their family apart.

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  • Giant grasshopper masked biker superhero helps Japanese police catch drink-drivers

    A Japanese artist has an unusual pastime: dressing up as a giant superhero grasshopper to patrol the streets of his native city and protect citizens against drunk drivers. By day, environmentally conscious artist Shinjiro Kumagai makes statues out of old aluminium cans in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu.

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  • Josh Groban: I thought I was doomed

    Josh Groban once got caught in a "storm vortex". "I remember when I was flying into New York once and we flew right into a storm cell, a storm vortex as they called it - it sounds like sudden death," he recalled to the British edition of OK! magazine. "The flight attendants were going, 'Well, we're going into a storm vortex so please buckle your seatbelts.' This was the worst turbulence I've ever experienced and I've been on hundreds of flights - it was just awful.

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  • Malaysian cartoonist defiant 'to the last drop of my ink'

    Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar faces a possible 43 years in prison for sedition, but the defiant artist says that looming threat won't stop his hard-hitting caricatures lampooning the ruling establishment. Malaysia's best-known political cartoonist, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, has become a symbol of a widening government drive to throttle its critics that has seen dozens of people hit with sedition investigations over the past year. Zunar has been arrested previously and his works, which skewer the government's recurring corruption scandals and alleged repression, have repeatedly been seized by police in what he calls a "political vendetta".

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  • India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

    Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons. "There is no other work than this, so if I don't do it, I can't do anything else," added Alvi, a tiny and gaunt woman from the impoverished northern state of Uttar Pradesh who says she is in her 50s. Around 70 million Indians smoke the hand-rolled bidis, which are nimbly bound together by workers such as Alvi and her young relatives with khaki-coloured tendu leaves and cotton thread.

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  • ‘We should give them bread and water, not Cristal and lobster’ - Mourinho attacks FA delegates

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Football Association (FA) and their delegates who are sent to monitor referees during matches. According to the Premier League's Fair Play table, the Blues are ranked as the worst side in terms of respecting officials. But Mourinho believes those sent to matches by FA spend too much time enjoying the catering at Stamford Bridge rather than taking in the action.

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  • Kroos: Ronaldo is crazy for football but he should time his parties better!

    Toni Kroos says that Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique mix of hard work and natural talent but has joked that his Real Madrid team-mate needs to learn how to time his parties better. Ronaldo was criticised by both the press and Blancos fans for going ahead with plans to celebrate his 30th birthday just hours after Carlo Ancelotti's men were routed 4-0 at the Vicente Calderon by city rivals Atletico. Kroos says he knew that the party was a bad idea and thus decided against attending, but he added that Ronaldo's dedication to the game cannot be questioned.

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