• Jeremy Clarkson to join MediaCorp?

    The former TopGear star believes Singapore would be “heaven” for his brand of high-octane humour (Image: www.topgear.com)SINGAPORE — Sources within MediaCorp have told CarBuyer.com.sg that Jeremy Clarkson is set to sign a multi-year deal with Channel

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  • Teen Who Made Police Report: If Not Now, Amos Yee “May Be Arrested For Worse Things In The Future”

    Yuen Wei Ping was one of at least 20 people who had filed police reports against Amos Yee for making insensitive remarks on Christianity. On March 27, Amos, a 17-year-old teenager, uploaded an eight-minute long video, entitled “Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!” in which he celebrated the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, by making disparaging remarks about him and his career, as well as making comparisons of him to Jesus Christ by describing them as both “power-hungry” and “malicious”. Wei Ping, a 19-year-old Singapore Polytechnic graduate, had come across the video by Amos, who is a school dropout, in his Facebook feed in a post shared by his friends at about midnight on March 28.

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  • Liverpool monitoring Napoli's Higuain talks

    Higuain, 27, has been linked with a move away from Italy at the end of the current season despite Napoli's desire to tie him down to a more lucrative contract. With key clashes in Serie A, the Europa League and the Coppa Italia coming up in the next few weeks talks between the Italian club and their star forward have been shelved until the end of April.

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  • Lufthansa chief visits crash area as 'cabin video' emerges

    The heads of Lufthansa and Germanwings paid their respects Wednesday near the crash site of the plane that slammed into the French Alps, following reports that a video has emerged showing the final terrifying seconds in the cabin. Descriptions of the chilling mobile phone footage in French and German media angered prosecutors probing the March 24 disaster, who called on anyone with video of the accident to hand it over to investigators immediately. Carsten Spohr and Thomas Winkelmann's visit came at a time of intense scrutiny on Germanwings owner Lufthansa, which has revealed it was aware that the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing the airliner, killing all 150 on board, had suffered from severe depression.

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  • Sterling 'flattered' by Arsenal link

    Raheem Sterling admits it is “quite flattering” to be linked with a move to Arsenal as he insists his contract impasse with Liverpool will not be resolved before the summer. In an interview with BBC Sport, the 20-year-old revealed he has turned down an offer of £100,000-a-week to extent his current contract at Anfield, which runs until the summer of 2017. Last month Goal reported that Liverpool have drawn up a list of possible replacements for Sterling - one of whom is Arsenal winger Theo Walcott - as concern about the youngster’s long-term future on Merseyside grows.

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  • IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

    Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian officials. Jordan, meanwhile, closed its only functioning border crossing with Syria, following heavy clashes on the Syrian side between rebels and government forces.

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  • Gazan 'tricked' into selling Banksy graffiti for a song

    A work by world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy has been sold for less than $200 in war-ravaged Gaza, where a homeless family says they were "tricked" into parting with the valuable collector's item. At the end of February, the British artist, who chooses to remain anonymous, released an online video showing three works he painted on walls of homes in the Gaza Strip destroyed in Israeli air strikes. Rabieh Hamduna, 33, told AFP how he was approached by a young man who gave his name as "Bilal Khaled" claiming to be a news agency photographer and journalist.

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  • A Girl Gets Harassed In A Crowded Bus. Everyone Else: Watches On. #ShortFilm

    This article A Girl Gets Harassed In A Crowded Bus. Everyone Else: Watches On. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. This is stressful to watch only because we know it to be true. There's nothing more important than what's important to you. This young

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  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the 34-year-old terminal.

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  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

    Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday as passenger planes from Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways were traveling in opposite directions between the Gulf federation and the island nation of Seychelles. Emirates, the Middle East's biggest carrier, said its flight 706 was returning to Dubai when what it called "an air traffic control incident" happened in airspace monitored by air traffic controllers in Mumbai, India.

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  • Lonely death clean-up crews in aging Japan, where 5 million elderly people live alone

    With Japan's aging population, more people are dying alone and unnoticed in a country of 127 million where one in four people is over 65. For these so-called "lonely deaths", families and landlords in Tokyo are increasingly turning to Hirotsugu Masuda and his clean-up crew to salvage apartments where the occupant's body lay undiscovered for days or weeks. Reuters photographer Toru Hanai accompanied the lonely death clean-up crew to an apartment in Tokyo where the body of an elderly man was found.

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  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long. A family adopted the girl, and got her citizenship. The boy, who was eventually named Adam Crapser, wasn't as fortunate: The parents he had were abusive, and never sought the green card or citizenship for him that they should have.

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  • Ten months ago, ex-Microsoft star Steven Sinofsky backed this startup — now it’s worth $1.75 billion

    Andreessen Horowitz just doubled down on an investment in a security startup called Tanium. PitchBook tells us with the new round, the startup is now worth $1.75 billion, making it among the most valuable enterprise startups around. At the center of both investments is Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s former Windows leader.

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  • Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills home

    Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of the late oil billionaire J. Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was found dead Tuesday in his Hollywood Hills home, police and family members said. A woman calling to report that someone had died sent officers to the gated home on Montcalm Avenue shortly after 2:15 p.m. They found the man dead in a bathroom, police spokesman Jack Richter said. Police didn't identify the man, but a statement from Andrew Getty's parents, Ann and Gordon Getty, confirmed it was him.

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  • Gwyneth 'hurt by Chris and Kate romance'

    The Coldplay frontman and Kate were linked after being spotted hanging out at a beach recently with their kids. Gwyneth considered Kate a friend, but now sources say she's hurt by the romance rumours. "Gwyneth feels like this is a betrayal.

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  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power. The government of former army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha had faced growing pressure from foreign governments, human rights groups and particularly Thailand's own business community to revoke martial law. Tour operators called it a tourist deterrent, partly because many insurance companies won't cover travelers to countries under martial law.

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  • Nasa tests saucer-shaped vehicle for future travel to Mars

    Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory conducted spin tests on the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) on 31 March, ahead of scheduled test flight. The LDSD is a transportation vehicle made of various devices currently being tested to transport heavier payloads to Mars. Among the devices that will be tested are two pressure vessels called Supersonic Aerodynamic Decelerators, or SIADs, and a parachute capable of slowing down vehicle entry from supersonic to subsonic speeds.

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  • Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend. Paul Stanko of the National Weather Service said super Typhoon Maysak packed winds of 160 kilometers per hour (100 mph) when it passed north of the Yap State atolls of Ulithi and Fais in the Federated States of Micronesia early Wednesday. There have been no reports of casualties in Yap.

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  • Pedro: Barcelona exit talk is logical

    Barcelona attacker Pedro has admitted rumours he could leave the club are only logical due to his lack of playing time. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are firmly established as Luis Enrique's first choice options in attack at Camp Nou and the Masia graduate has been pushed to the sidelines, making just 12 league starts so far this season. Pedro has been linked with a move to England and acknowledges it is only normal for observers to believe he will leave Barca this summer.

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  • Apple could sell 1 million watches opening weekend, and barely move the needle on Apple’s revenue

    Apple will sell over one million Apple Watches over the opening weekend, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. By way of comparison, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold over 10 million units in their first three days on the market last September, Apple says. 1 million total Watch units in opening weekend would imply an attach rate of less than 1% of total iPhone users (close to half a percent).

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