• Malaysia police say violent plot foiled ahead of summit

    Malaysian police said they arrested 12 people plotting to sow civil unrest and seized explosives on Sunday, just one day before the country hosts a Southeast Asian summit. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects were arrested in a western suburb of the capital Kuala Lumpur. "The suspects are believed to be planning to cause civil unrest in the country," Khalid said in a posting on the official Malaysia police Facebook page.

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  • Survivors' tales from Everest avalanche horror

    AFP Nepal bureau chief Ammu Kannampilly was at Everest base camp on Saturday when an avalanche cascaded down the mountain, flattening everything in its path. Eighteen people are so far known to have died in the tragedy which comes barely a year after the death of 16 sherpa guides in an avalanche that had been the worst disaster in Everest's history. Here she talks to survivors about their experiences when part of the camp was obliterated, and how they coped with the aftermath: - 'Message from the mountain' - Still incredulous at surviving being flattened by a massive wall of snow, George Foulsham says the latest disaster on Everest felt like a message from the mountain that "it's not meant to be climbed for now".

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • Van Gaal: Manchester United will win title within two years

    Louis van Gaal is confident he will guide Manchester United to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017. The 63-year-old penned a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will be his last in football, and adding that he expects assistant Ryan Giggs to succeed him when he retires. Despite being knocked out of both domestic cups early and failing to mount a realistic title challenge in his debut campaign, Van Gaal is confident his methods will take United back to the top of English football.

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  • Marvel, Disney Sued Over ‘Iron Man’ Armor for Copyright Infringement

    Tony Stark has a new battle to face — this time in the courts. “In the Films, Iron Man is depicted wearing mechanized body armor that appropriates the copyrighted artistic work of the Plaintiff without authorization or attribution,” the suit, which names Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, The Walt Disney Company and others, reads.

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  • Martin’s divorce gift for Paltrow

    Chris Martin has apparently gifted Gwyneth Paltrow with hand written song lyrics in the wake of their divorce. Chris has even given Gwyneth parting gifts including handwritten lyrics of Coldplay songs that are about her. Chris and Gwyneth are parents to daughter Apple, ten, and son Moses, nine.

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  • Indonesia gives 72-hour notice for executions

    Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. Authorities also asked the four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil, France and Indonesia for their last wish, the spokesman for the attorney general, Tony Spontana, said Sunday. Spontana said he expects the Supreme Court to rule on it Monday.

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  • Mourinho warns Real Madrid: Hazard will cost £100m, each leg

    Jose Mourinho has warned Real Madrid that Eden Hazard would cost "£100 million, each leg" if the Spanish giants plan on bidding for the Belgian. Madrid Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane revealed his admiration for the No.10 this week, adding that he is "keeping an eye on" the player as reports of Real's interest ahead of the summer transfer window grew. When asked by reporters how much Hazard would cost, Mourinho replied: "£100m each leg, because he's very young.

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  • Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner

    By Tanya Basu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," U.S. President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama's comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner included a sly dig at Hillary Clinton, the current front-runner to be the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Noting that some Americans are living in a time of uncertainty, Obama said, "For example, I have one friend just a few weeks ago, she was making millions of dollars a year and she's now living out of a van in Iowa." Clinton, who as a former secretary of state, former senator and former first lady is one of America's best known figures, traveled around in a van this month in a deliberately low-key trip to the state that holds an early contest in the election primary season.

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  • They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There… #ShortFilm

    This article They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There…… originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. He and his friend have been peeping on this woman for a very long time. They had a camera and a telescope zoomed on her window

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  • Nepal hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off: aid groups

    International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort. As the death toll surpassed 2,200, the US together with several European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in rural areas cut off by blocked roads and patchy phone networks. "We know that in many areas -- both rural and in some of the larger towns -- have suffered landslides and roads are cut off," said Mike Bruce, regional communications manager for Plan International aid organisation.

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  • Kim K's 'friends think she could be pregnant'

    Kim Kardashian is reportedly doing "everything she can to fall pregnant". The 34-year-old star and her husband Kanye West are parents to daughter North, 22 months, and are keen to add another bundle of joy to their family unit. "Kim's been doing everything she can to fall pregnant and friends say they wouldn't be surprised if she was already expecting," a source divulged to British magazine Closer.

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  • Improving Ozil FINALLY helping Arsenal to forget Fabregas

    Greeted by former team-mates and manager as a Premier League champion, the little boy inside was villified but vindicated. There will be no guard of honour for Cesc Fabregas when he makes his first appearance at the Emirates Stadium as an opposition player on Sunday but a sense of deja vu will linger all the same. The fixture compilers may have taken mercy upon Arsenal this time around but not even an overdue maiden victory for Arsene Wenger over Jose Mourinho will spark a late season Chelsea collapse.

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  • India's Ratan Tata buys stake in Chinese phone maker Xiaomi

    Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of India's Tata conglomerate, has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology [XTC.UL], a deal that is likely to bolster the Chinese phone maker's presence in the world's third-largest smartphone market. Financial details of the unspecified stake bought by Tata in Xiaomi, the first by an Indian, were not disclosed in the statement issued by the Chinese company on Sunday. Xiaomi, the No. 3 global smartphone maker, was valued at $45 billion after a December funding round.

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  • Philippines urges Southeast Asia to rally to halt China reclamation in disputed waters

    The Philippines on Sunday called on neighbouring Southeast Asian nations to push for an immediate halt to China's reclamation in the disputed South China Sea ahead of a regional summit. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas, with overlapping claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. Recent satellite images suggest China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the Spratly islands in the South China Sea and may be planning another.

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  • Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

    Lester Tenney endured three years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but he has made peace with his former enemy. The Associated Press spoke to three U.S. war veterans about their surrender in the Philippines in 1942 and their exploitation as slave laborers in Japan. It's an episode of history most notorious for the Bataan Death March, when tens of thousands of Filipino and American POWs were forced 65 miles on foot to prison camps.

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  • Schmuacher Jnr 12th in second race

    Mick Schumacher Jnr finished 12th in his second Formula Four race on Sunday having enhanced the famous name by claiming the best rookie trophy on his debut the day before. The 16-year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher finished 10.07secs behind winner Marvin Dienst, who also won Saturday's race over 18 laps at the Oschersleben track, near Hanover. Schumacher had started 19th on the grid for Sunday morning's race having started his fledgling Formula Four career this weekend.

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  • This Creep Took Photos Of His Housemate While She Was Asleep #ShortFilm

    This article This Creep Took Photos Of His Housemate While She Was Asleep originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. This creep is no angel - he's got new flatmates whom he's taking advantage of, but his luck runs out in a strange turn of events.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

    In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs. Jenner let his hair down — literally loosening a ponytail and letting his hair flow past his shoulders — in a symbolic moment at the start of his two-hour interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that was televised Friday.

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  • Kazakh leader sails to re-election with "stability" mantra

    By Raushan Nurshayeva ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power on Sunday, offering the multi-ethnic Central Asian state economic and social stability in return for what rights groups call systematic suppression of opposition. Nazarbayev, 74, officially titled "Leader of the Nation", called presidential elections more than a year early in a move that could quash any speculation about a successor. "I am confident people will vote for their future and the future of their children, for our flourishing Kazakhstan." Nazarbayev has promoted market reforms and, with the help of more than $200 billion in foreign direct investment, turned his steppe nation into the second-largest economy in the former Soviet Union and the biggest former Soviet oil producer after Russia.

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