• Mourinho & Van Gaal are both right: Chelsea are top dogs, but Manchester United are on the up

    Jose Mourinho may have claimed the points but it was Louis van Gaal who left Stamford Bridge with an air of triumphant defiance. Shorn of several key names and the pivotal Michael Carrick at the heart of midfield - an absence that forced captain Wayne Rooney away from the striking role in which he has been so lethal since allegedly being knocked out by Phil Bardsley in February - few expected United to be so confident and expansive at the home of the champions-elect. Had Rooney done more than trick David De Gea and the travelling United fans with a shot that rippled the side netting from Shaw's cutback in the third minute, the entire afternoon might have taken a very different course.

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  • Miley Cyrus: Joan Jett rocks!

    Miley Cyrus has dubbed herself Joan Jett’s “cheerleader”. Miley is beyond excited about presenting I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll singer Joan with her honour and has even dubbed herself the star’s biggest fan. “F**k yo Saturday! I'm spending mine with this f**king BAEEE!!! #fuckyeahrocknrollhalloffame,” Miley wrote on Instagram April 18 in a caption attached to a black and white photo of the rocker.

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  • Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media. The video, reportedly recorded on Saturday night, showed the leader knocking back a glass of Australia's Victoria Bitter in about six seconds as a large crowd surrounding him yelled "scull" repeatedly. Abbott was "proud as punch" when he grabbed a beer and "drank from head-to-toe the entire schooner (glass), dribbling little bits on his shirt", Simon Carrodus, an Australian Football Rules coach for the University of Technology, Sydney told the Australian Women's Weekly magazine.

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  • Manchester City & Chelsea are 20 years behind Liverpool - Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers claims that Liverpool and Manchester United are the two biggest clubs in England – and that it will take "20 years" for new-money sides like Manchester City, and even Chelsea, to catch up. Rumours are swirling that Raheem Sterling could quit Anfield either to join either Jose Mourinho's team or Manuel Pellegrini's but Rodgers argues that such a move would represent a step down for the England international. The Reds may only occupy fifth spot in the Premier League – and have not won the title in 25 years – but the Northern Irishman is adamant that City are incomparable to Liverpool and are instead scrapping with Chelsea and Arsenal to be the country's third-biggest club.

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  • Gwynnie ‘preparing for divorce’

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have reportedly decided to "bite the bullet" and divorce. The pair have remained on extremely civil terms ever since and recently holidayed with their two children in Mexico where they reportedly decided to officially divorce. While Chris, 38, has been rumoured to be dating the Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, for some time, Gwyneth was recently pictured for the first time with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk who she has been linked to since last year.

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  • Pope urges world to act after new Mediterranean tragedy

    Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to respond "decisively" after 700 migrants were feared drowned in the deadliest migrant shipwreck yet in the Mediterranean. "These are men and women like us, brothers seeking a better life," the leader of the world's Roman Catholics said in his weekly address, urging leaders to "act decisively and quickly to stop these tragedies from recurring." Urging the faithful in St Peter's square to pray for the victims, the pope added: "(They are) hungry, persecuted, injured, exploited, victims of war. On Saturday he issued a fresh appeal to world leaders to act over this year's surge in the numbers attempting perilous sea crossings from North Africa.

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  • How China is upsetting the old global economic order

    With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power. Beijing's rise was confirmed this week at the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, the two institutions by which the economic vision of the United States has been propagated across the world since their founding in 1944. The US-selected president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, applauded China's "bold step in the direction of multilateralism" for its new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, even as many view it as a rival to the Bank.

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  • Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

    Brett Matthew Paul Thomas, now 56, and his friend, Mark Titch, were convicted in 1977 after committing the murders during robbery or burglary attempts in Orange County. Thomas, who was 18 at the time, and Titch, who was 17, were both sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. Titch died behind bars last year.

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  • Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain: state media

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has scaled the country's highest mountain, state-run media said on Sunday, arriving at the summit to tell troops that the hike provides mental energy more powerful than nuclear weapons. "Climbing Mt. Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon," the Rodong newspaper quoted Kim as saying. The story is the latest run by state media on the feats of the Kim dynasty, which has ruled for more than six decades with an iron fist and pervasive personality cult.

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  • Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

    Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy. "Could you imagine if for some reason I said 'I don't think I want to do it?' I would have all of you surrounding my house like villagers, angry villagers with lightsabers instead of torches," joked the 63-year-old "Star Wars" veteran. Hamill admitted he was caught off guard when Lucas invited him to lunch.

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  • Bravo: Valencia made Barcelona suffer

    Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo admits his side were made to suffer for their 2-0 victory over Valencia on Saturday. The Chile international was called into action after 10 minutes to stop a Dani Parejo penalty in a match that saw Valencia achieve 11 shots on the Barca goal – a tally bettered only by the 13 Real Madrid had earlier this season. "A lot of things go through your heard, but that first save was a key moment," Bravo said of his penalty stop.

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  • Six new cars to check out this weekend

    SINGAPORE — It’s as if the motor trade had a crystal ball. The very week that the Land Transport Authority announces a large jump in the COE Quota for May to July, car dealers are putting six new models on the market here.The bigger COE Quota is expected

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  • Brazil executive says he paid $36.1 million to Petrobras: media

    A top construction company executive has told investigators he paid $36.1 million in bribes to executives at state oil giant Petrobras, which is being rocked by Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal, local media reported. Eduardo Leite, vice president at the construction firm Camargo Correa, told prosecutors the bribes stretched from 2007-2012. The construction firm is allegedly one of those that paid executives at Petrobras to give them contracts in exchange for overcharging.

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  • Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older, the government said. Japan's rapidly greying population poses a major headache for policymakers who are faced with trying to ensure an ever-dwindling pool of workers can pay for the growing number of pensioners. Any suggestion of opening its borders to young workers who could help plug the population gap provokes strong reactions among the public.

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  • Josh Groban: I thought I was doomed

    Josh Groban once got caught in a "storm vortex". "I remember when I was flying into New York once and we flew right into a storm cell, a storm vortex as they called it - it sounds like sudden death," he recalled to the British edition of OK! magazine. "The flight attendants were going, 'Well, we're going into a storm vortex so please buckle your seatbelts.' This was the worst turbulence I've ever experienced and I've been on hundreds of flights - it was just awful.

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  • Malaysian cartoonist defiant 'to the last drop of my ink'

    Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar faces a possible 43 years in prison for sedition, but the defiant artist says that looming threat won't stop his hard-hitting caricatures lampooning the ruling establishment. Malaysia's best-known political cartoonist, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, has become a symbol of a widening government drive to throttle its critics that has seen dozens of people hit with sedition investigations over the past year. Zunar has been arrested previously and his works, which skewer the government's recurring corruption scandals and alleged repression, have repeatedly been seized by police in what he calls a "political vendetta".

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  • WWI Ypres gas attack sears the memory 100 years on

    One hundred years ago, a green cloud of chlorine gas drifted gently towards Allied trenches around Ypres, promising an agonising death as Germany sought to break the bloody stalemate World War I had become. "The impact on the men was terrifying," said Robert Missinne, a local teacher who has researched what happened in the April 22, 1915 attack which is commemorated Wednesday in the bloody battlefields of Ypres, a strategic Belgian town near the French border. - A 'humane weapon' to end the war - That was not the aim claimed by German chemist Fritz Haber, who developed chlorine as a weapon in the hope of producing the ever elusive breakthrough needed to win the war.

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  • ‘We should give them bread and water, not Cristal and lobster’ - Mourinho attacks FA delegates

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Football Association (FA) and their delegates who are sent to monitor referees during matches. According to the Premier League's Fair Play table, the Blues are ranked as the worst side in terms of respecting officials. But Mourinho believes those sent to matches by FA spend too much time enjoying the catering at Stamford Bridge rather than taking in the action.

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  • Giant grasshopper masked biker superhero helps Japanese police catch drink-drivers

    A Japanese artist has an unusual pastime: dressing up as a giant superhero grasshopper to patrol the streets of his native city and protect citizens against drunk drivers. By day, environmentally conscious artist Shinjiro Kumagai makes statues out of old aluminium cans in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu.

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  • Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family #ShortFilm

    This article Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Two cousins, fully grown and consenting adults, become romantically involved. There are bigger secrets than being in an insidious relationship that will break their family apart.

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