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Death toll continues to rise amid Nepal devastation

'We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country', says an official.

  • Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

    Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy. The nine inmates, all convicted on drug charges, were given 72-hour notices over the weekend that they would be executed by a firing squad, prompting a flurry of last-minute lobbying by foreign leaders. The United Nations has argued that the inmates' crimes are not egregious enough to warrant the ultimate punishment.

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  • Video of cockroach infestation in Eunos HDB goes viral

    What started as a rant about her family’s living conditions has became viral as people shared her video depicting every homeowner’s nightmare. The video has since been viewed over 200,000 times and shared close to 4,500 times. In the comments thread, she shared that the source of the cockroaches at her Block 19 Eunos Crescent home was her neighbour’s house, which she described as “worse than karang guni”.

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  • Asian stocks mostly higher, weak yen boosts Tokyo

    Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday, with Tokyo boosted by a weaker yen while dealers await the release of major earnings reports as well as key central bank policy meetings in the United States and Japan. Tokyo added 0.63 percent and Shanghai put on 0.18 percent, while Hong Kong put on 0.17 percent and Seoul was flat. The broad gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where profit-takers moved in after Friday's record closures for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.

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  • MyRepublic’s 1,000 Free SIM Cards: How To Get One, And What You Need To Know

    A lucky 1,000 trial participants will get a free SIM card with unlimited 4G data in the coverage area. Never one to pass up the chance of free mobile data, we’ve put together some details on the promotion. If you want to be extra kiasu, you can check their Facebook and Twitter feeds for more details, which will also be released by the end of this week.

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  • Pacquiao sees fist of God delivering win over Mayweather

    Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is confident he can beat American arch-rival Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday with the power of God, after abandoning a life he said was packed with sin condemning him to hell. Pacquiao is in top form both in mind and spirit after he traded his boozing, gambling and womanising ways for a devout life of prayer, his spiritual adviser, Jeric Soriano, told AFP in a recent Manila interview. "Manny is a God-fearing man.

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  • 97 and counting - Barca trio close in on Henry, Eto'o and Messi's mark from 2008-09

    Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are closing in on 100 goals for Barcelona in 2014-15 and are just two off the number netted by the club's fantastic forward line under Pep Guardiola in 2008-09, when the Argentine attacker played alongside Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto'o. Messi started that season on the right and scored 38 goals in 51 appearances, with Eto'o on target 36 times in 52 games and Henry not too far behind with 26 in his 42 matches for the Catalan club en route to a treble of Liga, Copa and Champions League titles. In terms of a fully functional first-choice front line, however, the two best for Barca in recent seasons are the Messi-Eto'o-Henry trident in 2008-09 (with 99) and the Argentine's association with David Villa and Pedro in 2010-11, which yielded 98 strikes (53 for Messi, 23 for the former Spain striker and 22 for the current Barca winger).

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  • Bruce's first wife on dealing with his secret

    Bruce Jenner's fist wife initially found his situation hard to wrap her head around. The former Olympian was married to Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981, and they have children Burt and Cassandra together. Bruce told his new wife early on in their marriage that he identified as a woman, but Chrystie reveals it didn't have an impact on the relationship.

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  • Forgotten victims of Mexico drug war's stray bullets

    The mechanic was working under a car when he turned his head and saw a dozen pick-up trucks creeping down the street in Mexico's western state of Jalisco. "The devil is on the loose," Jorge Gerardo Herrera said ominously to his colleagues as he turned back to the car he was fixing in the town of Ocotlan. Suddenly, a gunfight erupted and a stray bullet landed in the mechanic's heart, turning him into the latest innocent and forgotten victim of Mexico's cruel drug violence.

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  • 'He's a very talented player' - Rodgers praises Liverpool target Depay

    Brendan Rodgers admits that Liverpool target Memphis Depay is a "very talented player" as the club step up their summer recruitment plans. Goal understands that the Reds have stolen a march on Manchester United in the race to acquire the PSV Eindhoven forward, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions thus far this season. Depay is understood to have held talks with the Reds last week, and Rodgers admits that Liverpool are in the market for more firepower.

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  • "Iron Man" faces lawsuit over body armour

    27 Apr – Disney and Marvel find themselves the target of a new lawsuit, this time over the armour worn by one of their superheroes, Iron Man. Ben and Ray Lai, who run Horizon Comics, accused the studios of copying the characters they created for their comic called "Radix", where the characters featured wear "highly detailed, mechanized suits of body armor". The full lawsuit can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter, but the gist of it says Marvel and Disney have appropriated their characters' looks for Iron Man's latest upgraded full body armour.

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  • 'She was my everything': Tragic end to Nepal quake rescue

    As he watched Nepalese police rescuers finally pull the lifeless body of his 14-year-old daughter from the rubble of their home, Dayaram Mohat collapsed on the floor in grief. Minutes later though they realised Prasamsah was missing along with her aunt Chandrawati Mohat, who had been with her niece in the main living room.

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  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1PJ1yHs).

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  • 40 years later: Communism's hollow victory in Vietnam

    Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. From a shattered society plagued by poverty and food shortages, to a middle-income country and World Trade Organization member, Vietnam's authoritarian socialist regime has overseen huge change since Saigon fell to communist troops four decades ago. On Thursday, Communist Party rulers will gather for a military parade in Ho Chi Minh City -- formerly Saigon -- to commemorate the day their tanks rolled into city, prompting the surrender of the US-backed South and reunification of the country.

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  • Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show 'Avengers' film

    Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney. It said the dispute was over a decision to raise the rental fee for the movie to 53 percent of ticket sales rather than the 47.7 percent usually charged to small-town theaters. Karl-Heinz Meier of I.G. Nord, a group representing cinema operators in northern Germany, said it would have been prepared to go as far as a 50 percent fee.

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  • Why you should always manage your CPF account!

    Many know the Central Provident Fund (CPF) as that savings instrument that deducts 20% off our monthly wages. However, we suspect a only smaller percentage know what the actual differences are between the Ordinary Account (OA), Special Account (SA) and

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  • Honda's profit drops on air bag recall woes despite weak yen

    Honda's profit for the fiscal fourth quarter dropped 43 percent as the costs of air bag recalls offset the positives of a weak yen and strong vehicle sales in Asia. Honda Motor Co. reported Tuesday a profit of 97.8 billion yen ($897 million) for January-March, down from 170.5 billion yen a year earlier. The Japanese automaker has been the hardest hit by a recall of air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. of Japan, which supplied air bags for a wide range of Honda models.

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  • Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

    When it comes to protecting the world's supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared. On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop. "This is probably the biggest threat to the Florida avocado that's ever been seen" said Jonathan H. Crane, a tropical fruit crop specialist at the University of Florida.

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  • Mourinho hits back at critics: You want football on the moon… with no goals!

    Jose Mourinho has once again slammed critics who brand his Chelsea side as boring, claiming detractors want a sterile game of football “played on the moon”. The Blues opened up a 10 point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a 0-0 draw against Arsenal at the weekend, but Mourinho was subsequently criticised for his pragmatic approach against the Gunners. The Portuguese has now hit back, however, and insists that the obsession with “ball possession” will lead to a game without goals.

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  • Banknotes or airport? Singapore mulls Lee Kuan Yew tribute

    The death of the widely revered leader known as "LKY" last month has sparked a vigorous debate in Singapore over how to honour its first prime minister, who famously disdained personal monuments. The colonial administrator spotted Singapore's potential as a strategic trading post, devising policies to facilitate commerce and establish rule of law, and setting out the island's general layout.

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  • Johansson, Renner fight hunger

    Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner are campaigning for an end to child hunger. "My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family," Scarlett told People magazine. "Child hunger in America is a real and often overlooked problem, but one that together, we can fix.

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