• Tottenham keep Premier League pressure on Chelsea, Manchester clubs in misery

    Chelsea took a significant step towards the Premier League title on Sunday with victory at Everton but Tottenham ensured the champagne will stay on ice for a bit longer with an impressive 2-0 win over Arsenal. As well as the engrossing fight for the title the battle for the two remaining Champions League places has become a real dogfight -- Arsenal missing a chance to make up ground on the two Manchester clubs, who both stumbled on Sunday against relegation candidates. Second-half goals by Dele Alli and Harry Kane, from the penalty spot, sealed the three points and ensured that Spurs will finish above their North London rivals Arsenal for the first time in 22 years.

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  • Trump confers with Asia allies on North Korea nuclear threat

    By Jason Lange and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is stepping up outreach to allies in Asia to discuss the North Korean nuclear threat and make sure all are "on the same page" if action was needed, a top White House official said on Sunday. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Trump would speak to the leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday, after North Korea test-launched another missile that Washington and Seoul said was unsuccessful but which drew widespread international condemnation.

  • NBA: Thomas ignores heartache, lost tooth to lead Boston win

    Isaiah Thomas shook off having a tooth knocked out and the heartache of his sister's funeral to score 33 points Sunday, powering the Boston Celtics over Washington 123-111 in an NBA playoff game. Thomas went 11-of-23 from the floor, 6-of-7 from the free throw line and contributed nine assists as the Celtics battled back after surrendering the game's first 16 points to beat the visiting Wizards in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference second round opener. "It was a team effort," Thomas said.

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  • Eike Batista, once Brazil's richest man, released from prison

    Eike Batista, once considered the richest man in Brazil, was released from prison Sunday and moved to house arrest, authorities in Rio de Janeiro state said. Accused of corruption in a case related to the massive bribery and kickback scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, Batista was approved for release on Friday from Bangu prison by Brazil's supreme court. "He left the prison this morning, without incident, and continues under house arrest," an adviser to the state's secretary of penitentiary affairs said.

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  • 'Furious 8' charges ahead to outpace 3 new releases

    The eighth installment in the high-octane series starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took in an estimated $19.4 million for the three-day weekend, website Exhibitor Relations reported. "Fate," directed by F. Gary Gray, has stayed strong after a huge global opening. In the movie, termed a "dazzling action spectacle" by Variety, Diesel's character is coerced by the cyberterrorist played by Charlize Theron to turn against his own team.

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  • Sudden collapse of Alitalia would be a shock to Italy's economy - minister

    A sudden collapse of loss-making national airline Alitalia [CAITLA.UL] would be a great shock for Italy's economy, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Sunday. Rome has thrown the crisis-hit airline a short-term lifeline, a bridging loan of up to 400 million euros ($436 million) to see it through a process whereby an administrator will decide if it can be sold as a going concern or should be liquidated. "It (sudden closure) would be a shock for GDP (economic output) much greater than the scenario that we are looking at: a brief period of six months covered by a bridging loan from the government so as to find a buyer who could provide services that Italians need as travellers," he said in an interview with Sky TG24 television.

  • Red-hot Nadal wins 'dream' 10th Barcelona Open

    Rafael Nadal hailed a "dream start" to his clay court season after romping to his 10th Barcelona Open on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Austria's Dominic. "It is two consecutive weeks winning, in Monte Carlo and here, two special tournaments for me, it is a dream start on clay," said Nadal. "It means a lot for me to reach number 10 here in Barcelona, in front of the people of my club, I am very happy and emotional." Nadal won in Barcelona between 2005-2009, 2011-13 and now in the last two years.

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  • Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies on Everest: officials

    Swiss climber Ueli Steck, one of the most feted mountaineers of his generation and famed for his speed ascents of iconic Alpine routes, died on Mount Everest on Sunday, officials said. It seems he slipped," Ang Tsering Sherpa, head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told AFP. Steck, 40, was on Everest to acclimatise before attempting in May to summit the world's tallest peak followed by neighbouring Lhotse, connecting a series of ridges to design a never before climbed route.

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  • Muntari walks off pitch after card for complaining about racist chants

    Pescara's Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari abandoned the pitch on Sunday, saying he had been booked for complaining about racist chanting from the crowd during his team's 1-0 defeat at Cagliari in Serie A. Muntari was shown the yellow card for dissent by referee Daniele Minelli in the 90th minute and walked off the pitch in protest during stoppage time, leaving his team to play the last few minutes with 10 men. "We have been talking about racism for years now but nothing happens.

  • CORRECTED: Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte failed to condemn China's push to control most of the disputed South China Sea on Sunday after hosting a regional summit, handing Beijing a political victory. A day after taking centre stage as host of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders' meeting, Duterte released a bland chairman's statement that ignored last year's international ruling outlawing China's sweeping claims to the key waterway. China has been turning reefs and shoals in areas of the sea claimed by the Philippines and other nations into artificial islands, and installing military facilities on them.

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  • Metallica replaces cover band's stolen gear

    A Metallica cover band distraught after its equipment was stolen has been able to return to stage after a gift from surprise benefactors -- the metal legends themselves. Blistered Earth, a four-piece band from Spokane, Washington that covers Metallica classics and emulates the group's headbanging look, said a trailer with all its gear was snatched after a show last week in Portland, Oregon. "Sometimes when bad things happen it really brings out the best in people," Blistered Earth wrote on Facebook.

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  • Hailee Steinfeld embraces her barefaced beauty

    Hailee Steinfeld relies on music as a form of escapism when working out.

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  • No public scholarship for top student

    IPOH, April 29 — One of the country’s SPM top scorer is devastated when she did not get a Public Services Department scholarship despite obtaining 11A+. Eighteen-year-old Teh Xin Yi, formerly...

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  • Box Office Report: Baahubali 2 on a record breaking spree

    Cinema statisticians across the nation had predicted the Baahubali 2 will break tons of records but they did not expect it to be in such a fashion. What a normal film does in over 7-10 days, Baahubali 2 did it in 1 hour of opening of bookings. Many had even predicted that Baahubali 2 will be India’s first film to touch and cross the INR 1000 crore milestone and looks like this will happen sooner than expected.

  • Saudi Arabia arrests 46 suspects over 2016 Medina attack

    Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer that was blamed on Islamic State. Three suicide bombers and two members of the security forces were killed in the unprecedented attack on the mosque and tomb of Islam's prophet Mohammed that is one of the religion's holiest sites. Islamic State, based in Iraq and Syria, has carried out a series of bombings and shootings in Saudi Arabia since mid-2014 killing scores of people, mostly members of the Shi'ite Muslim minority and security services.

  • Bottas wins in Russia for his first F1 victory

    By Alan Baldwin SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Finland's Valtteri Bottas celebrated the first Formula One victory of his career at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday after jumping both Ferraris at the start and then holding his nerve over the tense closing laps. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel, who had started on pole position alongside Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen, extended his advantage to 13 points with second place after putting Bottas under huge pressure at the finish. The German crossed the line just 0.6 seconds behind a man who joined Mercedes from Williams in January as replacement for retired 2016 champion Nico Rosberg and was finally a winner after 81 starts.

  • Dear Shah Rukh, Thank You for 25 years of unadulterated love

    “I love you too, sweetheart.” He responded instantaneously, almost rendering the young mother motionless for she mistook herself to be the fortunate addressee of her secret beloved’s consent, but it wasn’t long before she realized that Shah Rukh had returned her child’s declaration of love, not acknowledged her stealth. History repeats itself and so it did when I found my 6 year old niece approaching me with a Henna cone so I could paint on her little pink palms – Shah Rukh Khan.

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  • Shannen Doherty in remission from breast cancer

    The actress was diagnosed in March, 2015, and has documented her cancer battle on social media.

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  • Erdogan says 'saddened' by US flags with Syrian YPG

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara was "seriously saddened" by footage showing American military vehicles operating close to the border with Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey sees as a terror group. The Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) are seen by Washington as the most effective fighting force in the battle against jihadists in Syria. Ankara says the fighters of the YPG are merely the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who have waged an insurgency since 1984 inside Turkey that has left tens of thousands dead.

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  • Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

    Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said. Oil is Libya's main natural resource, with reserves estimated at 48 billion barrels, the largest in Africa. Libya had an output capacity of about 1.6 million barrels per day before the 2011 armed uprising, but production has since slumped as rival forces battle for control of its oil facilities.

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