• Southgate gives England stars chance to seize power

    Gareth Southgate has revealed he is giving more responsiblity to his England players in a bid to stop them freezing in the harsh glare of the international spotlight. Southgate is keenly aware that many of his predecessors as England manager have preferred to impose their will on the squad rather than listen to the opinions of the players. As a former England defender, Southgate has seen the pitfalls of that approach, with stars who shined at the Premier League clubs where they were nurtured finding it harder to blossom on international duty.

    AFP News 42 mins ago
  • America is 'waking up to walking catastrophe' of Donald Trump, former Labor secretary says

    America is “waking up” to the inadequacies of Donald Trump following his humiliating failure to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a former Secretary of Labor has claimed. In a Twitter post, Robert Reich described the President as “incompetent” and “a liar”, adding he “may well be a traitor”, in reference to ongoing allegations linking his campaign team to Russia. “Most of America is now waking up to the walking catastrophe who is now our president,” Mr Reich said.

    The Independent
  • Dwayne Johnson drops everything to comfort partner after dad's death

    The action man considered rocker Sib Hashian his 'second dad'.

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  • Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

    The Netherlands' hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria. The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 70 goals as European champions Portugal beat Hungary 3-0 to stay in second spot behind Switzerland in Group B. Belgium needed a goal two minutes from time by Romelu Lukaku to salvage a 1-1 draw against nine-man Greece as they stayed two points clear in Group H, although Roberto Martinez's team lost their 100 percent record in the process.

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  • Singaporean teen dissident granted US asylum

    A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday. Amos Yee, 18, shocked Singaporeans in March 2015 after posting an expletive-laden video attacking Lee as the founding prime minister's death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in the city-state. The Singapore government had no immediate reaction to the ruling, which is still open to an appeal by the US government.

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  • How London terrorist Khalid Masood sought help over his urges to kill

    The terrorist who murdered four innocent people in an attack on Westminster had long harboured a “blood lust” and had sought professional help over his urges to kill, a former close friend has told The Telegraph. An astonishing picture has emerged of the journey Adrian Ajao took from polite schoolboy from a well-to-do family to Isil-inspired killer who called himself Khalid Masood. The first photographs of Ajao, one of three brothers, show him smiling broadly in a football team photograph when aged 15.

    The Telegraph
  • Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

    When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos ...

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  • Selena Gomez ‘insecure over The Weeknd romance’

    Selena Gomez allegedly doesn’t know if her relationship with The Weeknd will go the distance.

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  • Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war

    After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched ...

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  • Naked group slaughters sheep at Auschwitz death camp

    A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, before being detained by police, officials have said. A spokesman for the Auschwitz memorial, Bartosz Bartyzel, said their motives were not clear as they briefly stood and then sat down by the notorious Arbeit Macht Frei (“Work sets you free”) gate in the southern Polish city of Oswiecim. Auschwitz inmates passed through the gate when they were taken into the camp and when led by armed Nazi guards to slave labour sites.

    The Independent
  • Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

    Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Around 1.1 million people are expected to pass through the world's busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break, Dubai Airports said. Dubai International Airport expects 89 million passengers this year.

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  • Keira Knightley thought Pirates of the Caribbean 'would be a disaster'

    The Disney franchise went on to be one of the most successful film sagas of all time.

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  • Massaro, Perry into shock all-English final

    World number one Nour El Sherbini and former head of the rankings Nicol David suffered shock defeats on Saturday as the British Open produced the first all-English final in 26 years. Sherbini blew a two-game lead to fall 5-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 to Laura Massaro, the fifth seeded former British Open champion, in a mirror-image reversal of their final in the last World Championships, in Kuala Lumpur, where the Egyptian came from two games down to win. An hour after Sherbini's exit, Malaysian David was halted 11-8, 7-11, 13-11, 11-7 by Sarah-Jane Perry, the seventh seed who had never before reached a World Series tournament final.

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  • Ex-CJ claims Muslims happy for hudud, not equality

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 -- A controversial former chief justice claimed today that Muslims are happy to comply with the controversial Islamic penal law of hudud if it is implemented. Tun Ahmad...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of.

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  • Filipino rescued in PNG after 56 days adrift

    A Filipino fisherman cast adrift in the high seas by a storm survived for nearly two months by drinking rainwater as he helplessly watched his uncle die beside him, the survivor's mother said Saturday. The PNG Post Courier newspaper, quoting local police, said a fishing vessel found Rolando Omongos, 21, adrift and without food on a boat on March 9. A January storm separated him and his uncle Reniel Omongos from their main fishing vessel, leaving the two stranded on a tiny boat without fuel, food or fishing tools, said Rosalie Omongos, the mother of the survivor and brother of the deceased.

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  • Brazil tainted meat: Three key markets resume imports

    Brazil won a major victory Saturday in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products. The three countries, which had totally closed their markets to Brazilian meat at the beginning of the week, said they would open them to all but imports from the 21 Brazilian processing plants under investigation. Brazil, South America's largest economy and the world's largest meat exporter, has been reeling since March 17, when Brazilian police announced "Operation Weak Flesh." The two-year investigation revealed that some meatpackers had paid crooked inspectors to pass off rotten and adulterated meat as safe.

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  • Sweden cruise, unbeaten Swiss on track for Russia

    Sweden crushed Belarus 4-0 to keep the pressure on their rivals in qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup as Switzerland remain unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Latvia. Sweden now have ten points from five games to go provisionally top of Group A ahead of France who travel to Luxembourg later Saturday with little room for manoeuvre for group rivals the Netherlands, third with seven points, who play Bulgaria. The Swedes overpowered Belarus with visiting goalkeeper Andrei Gorbunov having a nightmare in Solna as he bundled in two of the goals.

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  • One Direction star Liam Payne welcomes first son

    The singer and girlfriend Cheryl welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday.

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  • Low wages trigger high debts among police

    PETALING JAYA, March 25 — The escalating cost of living in urban areas can result in lowly-paid police personnel incurring high debts. “They are in such a situation as their monthly salaries...

    The Malay Mail Online