• Sarcastic Van Gaal denies United rift with Giggs

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted angrily on Thursday to suggestions he had fallen out with assistant Ryan Giggs. "We have a very bad relationship," the Dutchman said with heavy sarcasm when asked about their relationship at a news conference ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final against…

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    • Jackie Chan: My wealth belongs to Jaycee!

      5 Mar – He once announced that all of his wealth will go to charity after his death, but now Jackie Chan is singing a different tune. According to Tencent Entertainment, Jackie, who once said that his son Jaycee will not get anything from him and should work to earn his own living instead, seemed…

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      • Mike Tyson nodded off during double date with Madonna

        Mike Tyson once fell asleep on a double date with Madonna and Sean Penn because he was so "inebriated". The former heavyweight champion of the world appears on a track called Iconic on Madonna's new album Rebel Heart, but they have known each other for some time. In the 80s, when she was married to…

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        • US ambassador recovers from knife attack praised by N. Korea

          The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean state media. The United States condemned the "act of violence" which saw the ambassador rushed to hospital…

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          • Indonesia rejects prisoner swap to save death row Australians

            Indonesia on Thursday rejected the offer of a prisoner swap proposed by Canberra in an 11th-hour bid to save two Australian drug smugglers facing execution, saying it is determined to put to death those "who have poisoned our nation". Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the…

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            • Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday

              The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England. Airlines canceled more than 1,800 U.S. flights scheduled for ...

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              • Carragher can't wait for Real Madrid to sign De Gea

                Former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher has joked that he cannot wait to see David de Gea join Real Madrid as his outstanding performances continue to aid Manchester United's top-four push. The Spain international goalkeeper was again the star of the show at Newcastle on Wednesday as he…

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                • McDonald's to drop antibiotics in chicken supply

                  The world's biggest restaurant chain announced on 4 March that within two years, McDonald's USA will only buy chickens raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The concern is that the overuse of antibiotics for poultry may diminish their effectiveness in fighting disease in…

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                  • Fxxk Air Pollution: China's artists and fashion designers respond to Beijing smog

                    Over the past seven years, levels of particulate matter in Beijing's air averaged nearly five times the recommended daily level set by the World Health Organisation, according to data from a monitoring station at the US embassy. A study by Greenpeace and scientists at Peking University based on…

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                    • Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

                      A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Shizuhiko Haraguchi served as a gunnery officer on the Musashi, one of the largest…

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                      • Donnie Yen refuses to lose weight for "Ip Man 3"

                        5 Mar – After being pushed to lose 30 pounds for "Ip Man 3", martial arts actor Donnie Yen recently revealed that he hopes to persuade the film studio otherwise. According to Mingpao News, the actor, who will reprise his role as the iconic Wing Chun master, stated that he is hesitant about losing…

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                        • Penang Muslims upset over ‘Allah’ booklets about Jesus

                          The alleged distribution of booklets about Jesus Christ containing the word “Allah” has stirred an uproar among Muslims in a village here who call the materials “confusing”. Sungai Pinang Federal Village Security and Development Committee chairman Mohd Yusof Salam claimed that more than 50 copies…

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                          • Singapore's transport costs almost three times costlier than New York's: EIU

                            Singapore is the world’s priciest city for second year in a row. The complex Certificate of Entitlement system is the main culprit behind Singapore’s high cost of living, the Economist Intelligence Unit revealed today. The city-state has again been named as the world’s costliest city by the…

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                            • Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advance

                              By Saif Hameed and Dominic Evans BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive them from the Sunni Muslim city and surrounding towns, a witness said. The witness…

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                              • Badminton: Olympic champ Lin Dan admits life is getting tougher

                                Olympic champion Lin Dan admits his task is becoming harder, even though his level went up a gear as he beat his Chinese compatriot and fellow left-hander Tian Houwei to reach the All-England championships quarter-finals on Thursday. The legendary 31-year-old has not yet returned to his best after…

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                                • When wives take ill, divorce could be on horizon: study

                                  Marriages are more likely to end in divorce if the wife takes seriously ill, a US study has found. The research, detailed in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found that divorce was six percent more likely if the wife fell ill, than if she remained in good health. In…

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                                  • Badminton: All-England Open results - 2nd update

                                    All-England Open badminton results in Birmingham on Thursday (x denotes seeding): Men 2nd rd Chen Long (CHN x1) bt Hsu Jen Hao (TPE) 21-7, 21-9 Kento Momota (JPN) bt Marc Zwiebler (GER) 8-21, 21-15, 21-16 Chen Chou Tien (TPE) bt Takuma Ueda (JPN) 14-21

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