• '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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  • 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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  • Pacquiao, Roach scheme on plan for Mayweather's defense

    Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing. How does anybody hit Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter whose perfect career is built on being nearly impossible to touch? Pacquiao and Roach will reveal their answer in detail Saturday night in Las Vegas, when the fighters meet in the richest bout in boxing history.

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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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  • Liverpool need five wins in five now, admits Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has urged his side to keep alive their slim hopes of Champions League qualification by winning their five remaining Premier League matches. A goalless draw at West Brom on Saturday saw the Reds lose further ground in the race for a top-four finish. They now trail Manchester City by nine points, having played one fewer game, while Manchester United and Arsenal stand to go even further clear if they claim three points against Everton and Chelsea, respectively, on Sunday.

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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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  • 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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  • Angry Nepalis wait for quake help as death toll passes 4,000

    By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday as some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people, expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people after the major quake that struck at about midday on Saturday. A Home Ministry official in the capital, Kathmandu, said the death toll from the 7.9 magnitude quake stood at 4,010, with 7,598 injured.

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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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  • Australia formally advised of imminent Indonesia executions-foreign minister

    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had received a letter from her Indonesian counterpart late on Monday advising her of the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers and offering no hope of a reprieve. The two Australians are among nine mainly foreign prisoners scheduled to be executed in Indonesia this week despite last-minute pleas for clemency and an outstanding appeal in the Constitutional Court. "They gave no indication that (Indonesian) President (Joko) Widodo would change his mind and grant the clemency that we have sought," Bishop told the Nine Network on Tuesday.

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  • Calvin 'cheated on model gf with Taylor'

    Calvin Harris allegedly cheated on Aarika Wolf with Taylor Swift. “Calvin and Aarika met on the set of his music video Blame in August, and they started officially dating in October,” a source told the New York Daily News’ Confidential column. According to the insider, Calvin admitted to a friend that he had cheated on the 21-year-old with the Shake It Off singer.

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  • Singapore May Have Electric Taxis In The Future; This Is What They Will Look Like

    Electric cars are the future of transport. Bearing a similar name to the adorable robot from Disney’s Wall-E, EVA is the first electric car to be designed, developed, and manufactured locally, according to a Channel NewsAsia report. It was created by TUM CREATE (Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise) — a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Technische Universität München (TUM).

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  • Henry is wrong, Giroud can win Arsenal titles - Coquelin

    Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has hit back at Thierry Henry after the former striker said the Gunners need “a top, top-quality striker in order to win this league again”. The Frenchman was speaking after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea at the Emirates which ended Arsenal’s eight-game winning streak and left them 10 points behind the Blues in third. Henry insisted that Arsene Wenger needed to sign four new players if they are to clinch a first Premier League title since 2004 but Coquelin says Olivier Giroud is good enough for the Gunners.

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  • Abe hails Japanese Holocaust hero Sugihara

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Washington's Holocaust Memorial to hail a rare hero of Japan's brutal World War II past. Previously, Abe has faced criticism for his allegedly revisionist views of Japan's own war-time behavior. Sugihara was Japan's Imperial Consul in Lithuania, where he issued at least 2,000 visas allowing Jews to flee Nazi pogroms between 1939 and 1940.

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  • Tim Cook: We are on the verge of major changes to media, and Apple will be part of that

    Tim Cook thinks we’re on the edge of “major, major changes in media that are going to be really great for consumers” and he expects Apple to be a part of it. Apple made waves in April when it announced that Apple TV users could buy a $15 subscription to HBO Now to get all of the network’s content without needing a cable subscription. When asked about that move on Apple’s Q1 earnings call, Cook hinted that there might be more to come.

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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. Japan's Nikkei was the stand-out performer as the weaker yen helped exporters.

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  • A new Vision for Paul Bettany in 'Avengers'

    Paul Bettany couldn't hear anything. When the 43-year-old actor initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterious Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in theaters Friday, Bettany could barely make out what anyone was saying around him. "I would go to a place of real Zen, where I meditated on the line of thousands and thousands of actors that would love to be in my position in an uncomfortable suit," said Bettany in a recent interview at Disney Studios.

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  • Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved

    A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations. Registers that once merely rang up tabs and stored cash have evolved into hubs that can collect enormous volumes of data and carry out many tasks. "I have never heard of anything on a national scale like this," said Blaine Hurst, chief transformation and growth officer at Panera Bread Co.

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  • Malaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea

    Malaysia's leader said Monday that Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Prime Minister Najib Razak said the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations' non-confrontational approach to the dispute has been effective in keeping tensions with Beijing at bay. "We will continue to engage China in a constructive way," Najib said at a news conference after chairing an ASEAN leaders' meeting.

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  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

    Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The Santa Ana, California-based company said it was working with other schools to help students continue their education by making transcripts available and coordinating with other educational institutions to accept them. The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and Oregon, as well as Everest and WyoTech schools in California, Arizona and New York.

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