• Di Maria was sold by Real Madrid for being 'too ugly', claims Barcelona chief

    The Spanish club's assistant director of football believes that Madrid's concerns over their brand was the main reason behind the Argentine's departure to Manchester United

    • Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

      MOSCOW (AP) — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.

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      • First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones

        Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy ...

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        • Japan men sickened after eating poisonous puffer fish

          Five Japanese men became sick after eating poisonous puffer fish, an official said Tuesday, the latest victims of a delicacy seen as sophisticated by fans and crazy by others. The men, all in their 40s and 50s, dined at a restaurant in western Wakayama city on Friday night, the city's health…

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          • In Singapore, scammer disguises as Uber driver

            Will this give taxi-operators ammunition against taxi-booking apps?

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            • Sunderland's Brown has red card rescinded

              LONDON (Reuters) - Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card against his former club Manchester United on Saturday has been overturned, the Football Association said on Monday. Brown was dismissed by referee Roger East after trying to tackle striker Radamel Falcao in the area, although television…

              • The G spot – on education

                I like reading G replies to MPs’ questions. Sometimes, the questions are asked orally and since the G gets up to answer and take followup questions, the answers get air-time or print space. But there are also questions which ask for written replies, and unless there is a big news point, it usually…

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                • Taiwan orders Alibaba withdrawal after rules violation: official

                  By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to withdraw from the country within six months because the online retailer had violated investment rules required for a Chinese company, an economics ministry official said on Monday. Alibaba has been fined T$120,000…

                  • Bill Gates still world's richest man, Forbes says

                    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates kept his spot as the world's richest man, a rank he has held for 16 of the past 21 years, Forbes magazine said Monday. The Microsoft co-founder's fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion, the business magazine said, despite a $1.5 billion…

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                    • Rodgers: Liverpool starlet Ibe set for a month on the sidelines

                      The Reds manager delivers better news about Steven Gerrard's recovery and praises midfielder Joe Allen for his "underrated" work against Manchester City on Sunday

                      • China probes seven top military officers over graft: army daily

                        China has placed seven senior People's Liberation Army (PLA) officers under investigation this year for alleged corruption, the military's main newspaper reported Monday, as a crackdown on graft intensifies. The website of the PLA Daily said the seven included Guo Zhenggang, son of Guo Boxiong, a…

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                        • Jackie Chan wants son in prison every year

                          The actor jokes that prison has made his son a better man, he should go there every year

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                          • Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'

                            Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed "Skeletorus" and"Sparklemuffin" have been discovered in Australia, according to a new report. The two new species were found in southeast Queensland by Madeline Girard, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley who studies…

                            • Texas Ebola nurse says hospital failed her and her colleagues

                              The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday. Pham, 26, told the newspaper that chaos hit the Dallas…

                              • Ancient Bolivians Stripped Flesh from Dead Bodies in Ritual Complex

                                At an ancient ritual complex in Bolivia, archaeologists discovered the ruins of a room where dead bodies were dissolved down to their bones in sizzling pots of caustic chemicals. Founded during the late first century A.D., the site known as Khonkho Wankane was one of the smaller ceremonial centers…

                                • Aimee Chan welcomes baby number two

                                  TVB celebrity couple Aimee and Moses Chan announced the birth of their second son, Nathan Lucas

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                                  • Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for 1st time in 15 years

                                    The Nasdaq finished above 5,000 Monday for the first time in 15 years, capping a long-running recovery in the exchange after the dot-com bubble burst spectacularly in 2000.

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