• 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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  • Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash: reports

    A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner moments before it crashed has emerged, two European media said, although French police denied the claims to CNN. French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild said the authenticity of the video filmed on a mobile phone is "unquestionable" and that it had been retrieved from the wreckage of last Tuesday's crash.

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  • Arsenal take One Direction deserter Zayn Malik on trial

    Arsenal have taken former One Direction superstar Zayn Malik on trial just days after his sensational departure from the band, Goal can reveal. "Charging a measly £97 for one matchday ticket just isn't enough to compete with the oil-flushed coffers of Chelsea and Manchester City," Arsenal's Director of Alternative Strategy, Alf Lopior, told Goal. "What Zayn brings to the table, even more than his boyish good looks and upbeat modern pop sound, is a frankly overwhelming number of diehard supporters who might not normally intersect with our traditional fanbase.

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  • Basket-Bale! Real Madrid star shows off shooting skills

    EXTRA TIME                                        Follow Goal UK on Twitter As well as firing in free-kicks in the international break, Gareth Bale has been showing off his brilliant basketball ability too.The Real Madrid star attempted the NBA half-court

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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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  • Dwayne Johnson: I can't believe my life

    Dwayne Johnson couldn't have been further away from a Hollywood star as a teenager. Hollywood was the furthest thing. "Given the circumstances, with the loss of Paul, trying to find the balance of being entertaining to the fans - that's the number one responsibility.

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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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  • Gomez: Barcelona couldn't lure me away from Fiorentina

    Gomez insists he is happy at the Viola, dismissing speculation that he could leave at the end of the season. Fiorentina are in the Europa League quarter-finals and hold a 2-1 lead over Juventus heading into the second-leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final and Gomez believes his side can maintain a strong end to the season. "The only thing that is sure is that we won't win the Scudetto. Our goal is to play to win every game in the Europa League and cup then, once you get to the final, you have a 50 per cent chance to win.

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  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    More than three decades ago, a three-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, 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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  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

    Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible mid-air collision after they got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Macau casino revenue falls for 10th straight month

    Macau's casino revenue fell in March for the tenth straight month as China's corruption crackdown took a continuing toll on the city, figures showed Wednesday. Gross revenue from gambling for March this year was 21.49 billion patacas ($2.69 billion), according to figures from the former Portuguese colony's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. "We still expect the entire year to show negative growth, (with) every month for the year to be negative," CLSA gaming analyst Aaron Fischer told AFP.

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  • Malaysia launches consumption tax despite public unease

    Malaysia on Wednesday implemented a six percent consumption tax aimed at plugging a leaky tax-collection system and addressing a widening fiscal deficit, but which has sparked opposition protests over the past year. The government and economists say the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will help address an inadequate revenue-collection system under which income tax is currently paid by only an estimated 11 percent of registered companies and 14.8 percent of employees.

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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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  • The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117

    The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a long, healthy life, said Tomohiro Okada, an official at her Osaka nursing home. "She went so peacefully, as if she had just fallen asleep," Okada said.

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