• Rooney targets silverware as Man United captain

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney believes finishing in the Premier League's top four last season was essential for the record 20-times English champions. United came fourth in Louis van Gaal's first campaign in charge, improving on their seventh-place finish under David Moyes 12 months ago. "Top four was a must, really," Rooney told the United website on Friday.

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  • Break the vicious cycle, Singapore tells S.China Sea rivals

    By Rujun Shen and David Alexander SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's prime minister called on countries on Friday to break the "vicious cycle" of the South China Sea row, as the United States and China exchanged increasingly angry barbs over reclaimed islands in the disputed waterway. Inaugurating Asia's biggest security forum, the Shangri-La Dialogue, Lee Hsien Loong also warned of the threat of Islamic State militancy in Southeast Asia and said it was not inconceivable that the ultra-radicals could establish a base in the region physically under their control, like in Syria or Iraq. Just hours before Lee spoke, the Pentagon said China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the South China Sea.

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  • Newcastle release Gutierrez and Taylor

    Newcastle have released Jonas Gutierrez less than a week after the Argentine helped the club avoid relegation, the Premier League team revealed on Friday. Gutierrez started the season battling to recover from testicular cancer and ended it by inspiring the Magpies to a vital 2-0 win over West Ham on the final day of the season. The 31-year-old midfielder laid on one goal and scored the other in what has proved to be his last match for Newcastle, who have confirmed the Argentina international and defender Ryan Taylor are to leave when their contracts expire on June 30.

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  • One of worst days in FIFA history, says Figo

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - The date of May 27 will go down as one of the worst days in the history of world soccer's governing body FIFA, former presidential candidate Luis Figo said on Thursday. The 42-year-old former World Footballer of the Year withdrew his presidential candidacy last week and threw his support behind Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, who is challenging embattled president Sepp Blatter for soccer's top job in Friday's election at the FIFA Congress. The Congress and the election are both expected to go ahead as scheduled despite Wednesday's dramatic twin-pronged assault by the United States Department of Justice and the Swiss Attorney general's office which saw the arrest and detention of senior FIFA officials on a multitude of corruption charges.

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  • Dwayne Johnson: I’m Charlize’s sky-high savior!

    Dwayne Johnson has recalled the “classic moment” Charlize Theron shouted for him to save her.The 43-year-old former wrestler is known for his imposing stature and performances in action packed movies including the Fast and the Furious franchise and Hercules

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  • Sim Lim Square saga: Jover Chew out on bail over cheating cases

    Jover Chew, the owner of the now-defunct Mobile Air, and four other men were charged in court on Friday, 29 May, over a slew of cheating cases that allegedly occurred at the shop at Sim Lim Square Mall. Chew faces 26 charges, of which 25 are for cheating and one criminal intimidation charge. In a Straits Times report, the police said in a statement that the five men were arrested on 27 May for “a series of cheating cases”.

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  • Ronaldinho's star fading fast in Mexico

    Ronaldinho quickly became Mexico's biggest football star when he signed with Queretaro last year, helping to sell thousands of jerseys with his famous name printed on the back. The honeymoon ended during the winter break when the notoriously hedonistic Ronaldinho returned from vacation in Brazil a month late for preparations for the Clausura-2015 tournament. Last week, he didn't help his cause by storming out of Queretaro's stadium before the end of the semi-final first leg after his manager subbed him.

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  • After Over Two Months Of Drama, Amos Yee’s LKY Video Is Back Again

    The LKY video that started the whole Amos Yee saga has returned. Yesterday, a Channel NewsAsia report said that prosecutors are demanding that Yee be send to a Reformatory Training Centre after the controversial video reappeared on his YouTube page. The video, which was taken down in March, has been viewed over a million times, and shared more than 9,500 times.

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  • Alba’s billion dollar company

    Jessica Alba’s business The Honest Company has been valuated at $1 billion. The 34-year-old actress-and-entrepreneur and her partner Chris Gavigan founded the venture in 2012 with the intention of providing toxin-free household goods and baby products. Jessica is the cover girl on the latest issue of Forbes magazine and her face is accompanied by a headline which dubs her as ‘America’s Richest Self-Made Woman’.

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  • 8 Reasons Why You Need To Download Google Inbox Now

    Google Inbox is the productivity app we’ve all been waiting for. It was first introduced in October last year to a select few, and has now been made available to everyone. You might wonder what’s so special about Google Inbox — there are tons of productivity apps out there, after all. After checking it out, what we can safely say is this: Google Inbox has made important To-Dos way easier to resolve, and it’s only getting better with some new tricks up its sleeve.

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  • Bobbi Kristina ‘will never come off life support’

    Bobbi Kristina will “never” be removed from life support by her family, according to reports. The 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston was placed in a medically induced coma after being found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Roswell, Georgia home on January 31.

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  • Adam Lambert: I wouldn’t run from love

    Adam Lambert believes he “wouldn’t run away” from a relationship. The For Your Entertainment singer dated Finnish entertainment reporter Sauli Koskinen from November 2010 until April 2013. Following their split, Adam has remained single, and while he doesn’t see that changing any time soon, he isn’t purposefully avoiding romance.

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  • Woman wins $100 million in transvaginal mesh case

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware jury has ordered a medical device manufacturer to pay $100 million to a woman who, despite two surgeries, still has pieces of transvaginal mesh embedded inside her. The News Journal

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  • Szczesny slams father over Arsenal criticism

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has become embroiled in a war of words with his own father over controversial comments his parent made about Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and his team-mates. Szczesny is likely to start for Arsenal in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday despite losing his position as the club's first-choice goalkeeper to David Ospina earlier this season. Szczesny's father Maciej, himself a former Poland goalkeeper, accused Wenger of being disloyal towards his son earlier this year and claimed the smoking story was "exaggerated" by the media.

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  • Myanmar restricts journalists after photos show sleeping MPs

    Journalists were negotiating with Myanmar officials Thursday to restore their access to the Parliament chamber after being pushed out because pictures of snoozing lawmakers were published online. The pictures of sleeping MPs was the main reason cited by Kyaw Soe, director general of the Union Parliament, which handles administrative duties. In a minor victory, the journalists were told they could occupy the upper floor of the chamber, but they were continuing to negotiate Thursday evening.

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  • IS bombs second Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 3

    An Islamic State jihadist killed three people Friday when he blew himself up in a car outside a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, the second such attack in a week. The bombing, again coinciding with weekly Friday prayers, took place in the oil-rich Eastern Province where most of the predominantly Sunni kingdom's Shiites live. The suicide bomber -- disguised in women's clothing -- detonated his device at the entrance to the mosque, said the official Saudi Press Agency, citing a ministry spokesman.

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  • S. Korea confirms 12 MERS cases

    South Korea confirmed five MERS cases Friday, bringing the total number of patients infected with the potentially deadly virus to 12, including a man who defied a quarantine protocol and travelled to China, health officials said. The infections were all traced to the original case of a 68-year-old man diagnosed on May 20 after returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is considered a deadlier but less infectious cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and killed hundreds of people, mostly in China.

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  • Santos seek damages from Neymar, Barca

    Brazilian club Santos said Friday they have filed a complaint with FIFA against Neymar, his father, his company and Barcelona for short-changing them on the star striker's May 2013 transfer. Santos president Modesto Roma Junior said the Spanish investigation into alleged tax fraud in Neymar's transfer had revealed that the real fee paid for him was at least 83.4 million euros ($91.5m) -- far higher than the 57 million euros ($62m) that Barca insist they paid. "Santos believe that Barcelona, Neymar and his company violated the transfer contract and demand payment for damages, plus interest," Roma told journalists.

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  • Quelle domage fromage: Mystery of holes in Swiss cheese solved (and no it's not mice)

    It's a mystery that has puzzled scientists for years: Why does Swiss cheese have holes in it? According to a new study, microscopically small particle of hay are to blame, as they fall into buckets traditionally used to collect milk and create holes as as it matures into cheese.

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  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known hazard called shallow-water blackout or hypoxic blackout, New York City is putting up warning signs at all public pools prohibiting prolonged breath holding. It is part of a movement to raise awareness of the peril that has killed accomplished swimmers and to stop it by banning lengthy breath holding in the nation's estimated 300,000 public pools.

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