• Red card mix-up as Rooney sends United third

    A moment of red card confusion helped Wayne Rooney return Manchester United to winning ways with a brace in a 2-0 Premier League victory over Sunderland on Saturday. Beaten 2-1 at Swansea City last weekend, Louis van Gaal's United were frustrated by Sunderland until the 64th minute at Old Trafford,…

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    • Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

      The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. High-profile predecessors include the…

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      • Indonesia's stance 'clear' on Australians' executions: Widodo

        Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country's stance is "clear" on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia's prime minister that he is "carefully considering" his position. The executions by firing squad of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew…

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        • Beauty and the beast: Suarez shows Barcelona how to win ugly

          Luis Suarez showed the Catalans the way forward against Granada - and also the way to win ugly. Ivan Rakitic played perhaps his best game in Barca colours behind the forwards and it was the Croatian midfielder who gave Luis Enrique's side the lead, but only after Suarez had forced goalkeeper Cala…

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          • Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

            In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or an infinitely small and infinitely dense point of matter. "Our theory suggests that the age of the universe could be infinite," said study co-author Saurya Das, a theoretical physicist at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta,…

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            • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

              North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint…

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              • Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew remains in intensive care, health improves slightly

                Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, remains in intensive care after being admitted to hospital with severe pneumonia but his condition has improved slightly, the government said on Saturday. Lee, who turned 91 last September, has been in hospital since Feb. 5. "Lee Kuan Yew's condition…

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                • Bumi agenda always national priority, Najib tells Malays at glitzy unity meet

                  The Bumiputra agenda of empowering the Malay race and defending their rights will always be the government’s priority, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. “Malays must become a great and strong race. “As long as the moon and stars still shine, as long as there is Malay blood flowing, we will fight…

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                  • Rare Roman Tombstone Discovered in England

                    A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. Because of its inscription, archaeologists know who was buried in the grave: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica. "It's incredibly rare," Neil Holbrook, of Cotswold Archaeology, told Live Science.

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                    • Julianne Moore: Love is rare

                      Julianne Moore has warned that falling in love is a "big deal" and must be recognised as such. After triumphing she explained that her husband Bart Freundlich, 45, has been her biggest supporter and told her she'd take home the Academy Award as soon as he saw the flick. Now Julianne has spoken…

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                      • Awesome Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

                        By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer's enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time on Saturday. The 33-year-old's serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it was his awesome…

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                        • Egypt brands Hamas a 'terrorist' group

                          An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. The ruling took ties between Hamas and the authorities which ousted Egypt's elected Islamist…

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                          • Petition Agong to pardon Anwar, lawyer tells Malaysians

                            Malaysians may write to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah to express their wish to see Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim given a royal pardon, said lawyer representing the opposition leader. According to Sivarasa Rasiah, the matter ceased to be a legal process the moment Anwar’s lawyer…

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                            • Uefa fines four clubs for FFP breaches

                              Hull City and Panathinaikos are among four clubs to be handed fines by Uefa after breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The European governing body announced on Friday that they have completed the latest swathe of financial checks on clubs across the continent, with Hapoel Tel-Aviv and…

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                              • Allardyce 'shocked' after home defeat

                                Sam Allardyce claimed he was "shocked" after West Ham's 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. Glenn Murray scored twice and Scott Dann found the net - all three goals coming from Jason Puncheon crosses, two of which were corners - as Enner Valencia's late strike was…

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                                • Bremen's revival is 'crazy', says Mertesacker

                                  Arsenal's Per Mertesacker says he is staggered by the revival at Werder Bremen, which has taken his former side from bottom of the Bundesliga to the verge of the European places. Bremen were prime candidates for relegation in December before earning five straight wins and a draw to leap to eighth.…

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                                  • Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

                                    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty. Thousands of supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF, many wearing party regalia emblazoned with the president's…

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