• Messi's 400th goal boosts Barca title bid in Valencia win

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's Lionel Messi hit his 400th career goal for the La Liga leaders deep into stoppage time to seal a 2-0 win over a Valencia side that will rue their missed chances on Saturday. Barca's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez continued his lethal form with a low strike inside the area after being set up by Messi with less than a minute on the clock. Messi scored on the counter-attack deep into added time for his landmark 400th goal, knocking the ball into the net after his first shot was saved by keeper Diego Alves.

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  • Motor racing-Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying

    April 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Qualifying from the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:32.571 2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari

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  • Mourinho's biggest mistake? The rejuvenation of Juan Mata

    As he runs out onto the Stamford Bridge pitch on Saturday, Juan Mata would be forgiven for glancing over at the Chelsea substitutes' bench and feeling the relief of a man who has finally re-found his place in the world. When Samuel Eto'o put Manchester United to the sword in this formidable patch of west London 14 months ago, Mata was in no mood to appreciate one of the best seats in the house. An embattled David Moyes heralded the arrival of "one of the finest playmakers in the game today", while Chelsea could point to a princely £37.1 million fee for a man no longer regarded as fundamental after two exceptional seasons at Stamford Bridge.

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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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  • ‘Furious 7’ Drives Past Billion-Dollar Mark to Become Universal’s Biggest Movie Ever

    Universal Pictures has announced that with Friday’s theatrical grosses “Furious 7” will cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The film is destined to become Universal’s highest-grossing movie ever next week. Continuing to break records at every

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  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

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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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  • 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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  • Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Murakami

    Japan must repeatedly say sorry to China, Korea and the other countries it invaded in the 20th century until its former victims have heard the apology enough, novelist Haruki Murakami has said. "The issue of historical understanding carries great significance, and I believe it is important that Japan makes straightforward apologies," he told Kyodo News in an interview in Tokyo earlier this month. "I think that is all Japan can do -- apologise until the countries say: 'We don't necessarily get over it completely, but you have apologised enough.

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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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  • First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare

    As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. Chlorine gas — sent crawling in favorable winds over Flanders Fields from German positions — sowed terror and agony for the first time on April 22, 1915. It is indiscriminate," said Piet Chielens, curator at the In Flanders' Fields Museum in nearby Ypres.

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  • Calvin and Taylor's 'cat chaos'

    Calvin Harris' cat allergy is reportedly causing tension between him and Taylor Swift. Things are thought to be going well, with Taylor seen supporting her beau in Las Vegas when he played a set and the pair food shopping together. Calvin can't be around Taylor's beloved felines Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.

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  • Bublé says sorry for Instagram post

    Michael Bublé has apologised to fans after a controversial Instagram post. The image, taken by his wife Luisana Lopilato, first appeared to be a simple picture of the singer. #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum.” Michael captioned the picture.

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  • 5 Reasons "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will be Awesome

    Much has happened since "The Avengers". With the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D and the rise of a new supervillain who could prove to be the Avengers' most fearsome yet, the team is once again faced with new challenges to save mankind from extinction. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is easily going to be the biggest movie for this season and we can't wait to see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye on the same screen again.

    Cinema Online
  • Unprecedented germ diversity found in remote Amazonian tribe

    The microbiome — the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that share our bodies — plays a critical role in maintaining health. Friday's study raises tantalizing questions about the microbial diversity of our ancestors, and whether today's Western diets and lifestyles strip us of some bugs we might want back. The results bolster a theory that diminished microbial diversity in Western populations is linked to immune and metabolic diseases — allergies, asthma, diabetes — that are on the rise, said senior author M. Gloria Dominguez-Bello of NYU Langone Medical Center.

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  • China's struggle for water security

    Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation". The mounting pressure on China's scarce, unequally distributed and often highly polluted water supply was highlighted in a report released at the World Water Forum this week in Daegu, South Korea. Published by the Hong Kong-based NGO, China Water Risk (CWR), it underlined the complexity of the challenge facing China as it seeks to juggle inextricably linked and often competing concerns over water, energy supply and climate change.

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  • Dortmund poised to name Klopp's successor

    Borussia Dortmund hope to name Jurgen Klopp's successor as head coach in the coming week, while hot favourite Thomas Tuchel made a rare appearance at Friday's Bundesliga clash in Frankfurt. Having recently turned down the chance to coach relegation-threatened Hamburg and second division RB Leipzig, Tuchel is widely tipped to replace Klopp, who announced on Wednesday that he is leaving at the end of the season.

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  • Vergara breaks silence on frozen embryo claims

    Sofía Vergara has rubbished claims she wants to destroy frozen embryos she had made with her ex. The 42-year-old actress split from Nick Loeb last May but has moved on with Joe Manganiello, who she is now engaged to. In Touch Weekly reported earlier this week that Sofía and Nick had embryos created from his sperm and her eggs in November 2013.

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  • Courteney Cox 'considering adoption'

    The 50-year-old actress and Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid got engaged last year and are thought to be walking down the aisle in the near future. Courteney is already a mother to ten-year-old daughter Coco with ex-husband David Arquette, but the brunette beauty is said to be keen to have another little one with her new man. "Courteney and Johnny see adoption as the perfect way to add to their family, while also doing something good for a child who needs a loving home," an insider told British magazine Closer.

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  • Amazon tribe's antibiotic resistance concerns experts

    A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics, even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday. The modern era of antibiotics began in the 1940s when penicillin quickly became a popular drug.

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