• Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. The venues were quickly vacated soon after it was announced Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision. Some fans said Pacquiao, who is also a congressman, should retire from boxing while others demanded a rematch.

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  • Chinese fortune tellers say Britain's new princess 'strong-willed'

    Britain's new princess will be strong-willed and innovative, a free spirit who will re-energise the royal family, Chinese fortune tellers predicted on Sunday. Prince William and his wife Kate's daughter was born Saturday, falling under the Chinese zodiac sign of the sheep and with a personal element of earth, according to the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui. "It indicates that she will give good luck to her family, being born in the sheep year has certainly helped to create this lucky combination." The princess, fourth in line to the throne, will be artistic and somewhat of a free spirit, according to Mak Ling-ling -- another Hong Kong fortune teller.

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  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay

    Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay powered the Americans to a five-meter advantage through three legs of the highly anticipated race and Ryan Bailey brought the team home in 37.38 seconds. Bolt, who had missed last year's inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg but could not close the gap as Jamaica, running their 2013 world championship team, finished second in 37.68.

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  • N. Korea arrests South Korean studying in US

    North Korea said Saturday it had arrested a South Korean student, who attends New York University and has permanent US residency, for illegally entering the country from China last month. The North's official KCNA news agency identified the man as 21-year-old Won Moon-Joo. Won was arrested after crossing the Yalu River from the Chinese border city of Dandong on April 22, KCNA said.

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  • Tributes paid to Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died aged 34 following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday, prompting a flood of tributes. Figures from across English football paid tribute to Rebecca Ellison, who died on Friday night from breast cancer, with fans applauding during matches and players expressing sympathy to Ferdinand. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement.

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  • Nepali police find bodies of foreign trekkers, villagers

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali police team has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials said on Sunday, as the death toll from last month's devastating earthquake climbed to over 7,000. None of the bodies have been identified, said Pravin Pokharel, deputy superintendent of police in the northern district of Rasuwa. At least 200 other people are still missing in the area, including villagers and trekkers, said Uddhav Bhattarai, the seniormost bureaucrat in the district.

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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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  • Celebrities: fight-watching, betting and making Vegas money

    Celebrities are taking sides in the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup just like everyone else. Unlike most of us, some of the stars are close friends of the fighters, can scoff at a $100,000 wager or a $10,000 ticket and will get to be center stage on the Las Vegas club scene during a weekend where watchers are willing to pony up $50,000 for a table.

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  • Under pressure, India's students turn to cheating

    Fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Payali knew she was doing wrong when she scribbled mnemonics on her hands before entering one of India's thousands of examination rooms. Using methods ranging from old-fashioned crib sheets to high-tech spy cameras, cheating is common in India, where government schools place an extraordinary emphasis on exams in all grades, according to experts. Television footage last month showed dozens of relatives scaling school walls to try to give information to students in northern Bihar, one of India's poorest states.

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  • Warren Buffett defends practices, showers advice at meeting

    Berkshire Hathaway shareholders always celebrate Warren Buffett at the annual meeting, but amid the praise Saturday, investors also questioned a couple of the conglomerate's recent business moves. Buffett marked 50 years of leading Berkshire Saturday by spending hours answering questions alongside Vice Chairman Charlie Munger before an overflow crowd of more than 40,000 people from around the globe. The sentiment at the meeting was overwhelmingly positive, and Buffett was again surrounded by a mob of admirers as he toured the product booths in the morning.

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  • Suarez, Ronaldo hat-tricks keep La Liga title race tight

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Luis Suarez's hat-trick fired Barcelona to an 8-0 rout of Cordoba and Cristiano Ronaldo hit a record-breaking 25th La Liga treble as Real Madrid won a tricky match at Sevilla 3-2 on Saturday. Barca moved a step closer to their fifth La Liga title in seven years but Real trail them by only two points with three games left in the season. Champions Atletico Madrid lacked creativity against Athletic Bilbao and were held to a 0-0 draw but remained in the driving seat for third place with a seven-point lead over Valencia who play Eibar on Sunday.

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  • Russia signs up to $100 bn BRICS fund to rival IMF

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an accord Saturday to set up a $100-billion reserve fund for the so-called BRICS -- the five leading emerging economies that include Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa. Moscow is expected to contribute $18 billion to the reserve, well behind the $41 billion China has promised to pour into the fund that was set up after an agreement signed in July 2014 in Brazil. The emerging economies also plan to form their own international bank based in Shanghai to challenge western dominance over international money markets.

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  • In Iraqi malls, Syrian women work jobs spurned by locals

    Two years after fleeing from her home in Damascus, 22-year-old Rahaf Abdullah is working at a gleaming mall in Iraq's Kurdish region, selling sweets to local women who largely refuse to take such jobs. While the mall job is a rite of passage for teenagers in America, in Iraq's conservative and relatively well-off Kurdish region the idea of women working — particularly in menial or retail jobs — is frowned upon.

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  • Bulgaria's working poor struggle to make ends meet

    "Our salaries amount to about 950 leva (485 euros, $495) per month," Katia Kolesheva, 49, tells AFP in the family's one-bedroom flat in the town of Buhovo outside Sofia that they share with their 24-year-old son. Seven to eight percent of these are so-called "working poor" like the Koleshevs, employed but struggling to make ends meet, with every unplanned expenditure potentially spelling disaster.

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  • China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash

    In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. Here, they sit at the vanguard of the Communist Party of China. Outside these walls, President Xi Jinping's government is campaigning to scrub Western influence from classrooms, but here some 10,000 party loyalists each year hear from top Western scholars and executives about management techniques, media relations, urban development and innovation.

    Associated Press 19 mins ago
  • Starbucks Singapore Makes The ‘Ariana Grande’ Drink Official

    Amid much of its clientele trying to ramp up their frappucino orders with the oft-rumoured ‘secret menu‘ (clarified by many staffers as a customisation option available and made known in-store to personalise drink orders), Starbucks Singapore uploaded an article on May Day contaning ways in which customers can spice up their orders with customisations. One particular customisation looked quite familiar: a vanilla frappucino with raspberry, mocha, java chips, whipped cream and caramel drizzle. The customisation option has long been mistaken as a secret menu vault, where many Starbucks customers believed there was a hidden chest of recipes for drinks that were not in the menu.

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  • Tevez putting ghost of legend del Piero to rest

    Carlos Tevez lived up to his nickname of "Apache" so well this season that he is set to be the first Juventus player to finish Serie A top scorer since Alessandro del Piero in 2008. Juventus's all-round dominance in Italy's top flight was key to their fourth consecutive scudetto, but the influence of the 31-year-old Argentinan has been felt throughout the club and not just thanks to his 20 goals. "Tevez is an extraordinary striker," said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

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  • Tom Hardy: I don't scare Charlize

    Tom Hardy doesn't think Charlize Theron was really intimated by him. While shooting it was reported that the pair had clashed, with Charlize talking about the feud to American Esquire. "[Do I think my intensity can be off-putting?] Possibly, but I don't think so with Charlize.

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  • Mexican drug cartel Jalisco New Generation flexes muscles

    An increasingly strong drug cartel known as Jalisco New Generation was showing off its power with a spasm of violence that killed seven people and forced down a military helicopter in western Mexico, analysts said Saturday. Jalisco state was relatively calm the day after gunmen set fire to cars, buses, banks and gasoline stations and trade gunfire with soldiers and police. Mexico's government is going head-on against the cartel, whose leader, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias "El Mencho," is one of the country's richest drug lords, trafficking to Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa, said Jose Reveles, author of several books on drug trafficking.

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  • Bublé ‘keen to leave dangerous Buenos Aires’

    Michael Bublé would like to move his family away from Buenos Aires because it’s “too dangerous”, according to reports. The Cry Me a River singer currently lives in the Argentinean city with his wife Luisana Lopilato, who is from the country, and their 19-month-old son Noah. Since becoming a father, the Canadian has reportedly re-evaluated where the family should reside, and Buenos Aires’ levels of violent crime have unnerved him.

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