• World's oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

    The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, died in Japan on Wednesday, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. When she turned 114, she was officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest woman in the globe. Japan, known for the longevity of its people, is home to the world's oldest man -- Sakari Momoi, who celebrated his 112th birthday in February.

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  • We made Amos Famous

    What is wrong with Amos Yee? Did he think we’ll go tee-hee When he mocked Christianity? And those jibes on LKY Did he think that they would fly? Did he think “I’ll just try, try?’’ Some say Amos is just a boy Who thinks YouTube is just a toy Even if

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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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  • With Lee's passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia's old guards

    Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries. "''I am afraid on most other issues we could not agree....I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan Yew, but still I feel sad at his demise," Mahathir wrote on his blog on Friday. With Lee's death at age 91, Mahathir remains the last of a generation of old guards in Southeast Asia, which boomed economically under their authoritarian leadership and came to be known as the "tiger economies." Indonesia's Suharto, spoken in the same breath as these two, died in 2008.

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  • Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident

    The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said. The death appeared to be from natural causes, Los Angeles County coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said, but it has been initially called an accident because of medication found at the scene. Neither the coroner nor police had officially identified the man, but a statement from 47-year-old Andrew Getty's parents, Ann and Gordon Getty, confirmed it was him.

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  • Rooney: Barkley & Townsend? Carrick was the best player on the pitch... by a mile!

    Manchester United midfielder Carrick replaced Chris Smalling towards the end of the first half, with Roy Hodgson's side a goal behind at the time courtesy of Graziano Pelle's accurate headed finish. Andros Townsend eventually struck the equaliser after the break although Rooney believes Carrick was the stand-out. Italy were the better team in the first half, partly because of ourselves, we didn't put enough pressure on the ball and we let them have it too easy.

  • Malaysian fish seller to hang for killing 2 British students

    A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fish seller to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island. Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said the high court found Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, guilty of stabbing to death Aidan Brunger and Neil Gareth Dalton in Sarawak state last August. The defense failed to raise any reasonable doubts in the case," Muhamad Iskandar said.

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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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  • Raul warns Xavi: Qatari stadiums are empty

    Raul has warned Xavi to prepare to play in "half-empty stadiums" if he makes his expected move to Qatar in the summer. Xavi insists that nothing is settled yet but Raul, who played for the same club before joining New York Cosmos, says that he should be prepare for underwhelming atmospheres. "I got used to playing at half-empty stadiums at Al Sadd," Raul told Panenka.

  • 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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  • Bizarre Condition Makes Tongue Resemble a Geographic Map

    Known as "geographic tongue," the condition causes red, patchy shapes to appear on the tongue, formed as some areas lose the tiny reddish bumps called papillae that normally cover the tongue's surface. Geographic tongue (GT) affects the tongue's upper layer of tissue, call the epithelium. In people with GT, one type of papillae called filiform papillae becomes inflamed, said study co-author Gabriel Seiden, a physicist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who is currently based at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Germany.

  • Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into service

    Taiwan's largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernise its military in response to a perceived threat from China. Armed with 16 missiles, the ship will strengthen Taiwan's defence capabilities. China still considers the island part of its territory waiting to be reunited -- by force if necessary.

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  • Hummels: I never promised to join Manchester United

    Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied he promised to join Manchester United following reports in the media.The Germany international is claimed to have given then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson his word that he would one day move to Old

  • New Zayn Malik demo prompts One Direction row

    A demo of a new song by former One Direction star Zayn Malik has been posted online, sparking a row between its producer and one of Malik's former bandmates Tuesday. "I Won't Mind" features soulful vocals by Malik over a simple acoustic guitar loop and lyrics such as: "We are who we are when no one's watching/And right from the start, you know I got you." One Direction, who have sold over 50 million records worldwide, announced last week that Malik was leaving the band but that they would continue as a foursome. The new song was posted on Twitter by British producer Naughty Boy, who has previously worked with musicians including Emeli Sande.

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  • 'Disaster emergency' as super typhoon churns through Micronesia

    The main Micronesian state of Chuuk declared a "disaster emergency" as Super Typhoon Maysak continued to cut a destructive path across the central Pacific on Wednesday. Chuuk governor Johnson Elimo confirmed at least one death and said there had been considerable damage to houses and crops when it took the brunt of the storm on Sunday night. Maysak was Wednesday battering the Yap group of islands in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) after smashing into Ulithi and Fais atolls, home to about 1,000 people, with sustained winds of 260 kilometres per hour (160 miles per hour).

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  • Microsoft makes cheaper version of Surface Pro 3 tablet

    Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. Graphic artists, engineers and finance professionals needing to run complex software might still want the company's higher-end Pro 3, said Dennis Meinhardt, director of program management for Surface.

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  • Rummenigge marvels at 'genius' Guardiola

    Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has saluted the work done by "genius" Pep Guardiola since his arrival in 2013. The Spaniard took over from Jupp Heynckes after the German giants claimed an historic treble in the 2012-13 season, winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League. Bayern strolled to the Bundesliga title in Guardiola's first campaign at the helm and look set to do the same this time around.

  • Moore ‘dropped by tourist board for poor acting’

    Julianne Moore has reportedly been cut from a Turkish advertisement because of “poor acting”. The 54-year-old is believed to have filmed a promotional video titled Home Of, which showed her travelling in an airplane while recalling childhood memories of her visits to Turkey. Julianne was reportedly asked to reshoot the footage but the request was turned down.

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  • After death comes life

    A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action. This past week an entire nation has contemplated the passing of the late, great, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I am one of those people who think about death a lot. 

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  • Hard money, soft standards? Tough questions for China's new bank

    China scored a diplomatic coup by enticing almost 50 countries including key US allies to join its new development bank, but analysts say authoritarian Beijing now faces a daunting task managing a multilateral institution for the first time, with members ranging from the Netherlands to Nepal. By Tuesday's deadline to seek founding membership of the $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) a total of 48 countries and Taiwan had applied, the finance ministry and governments said. China already has leading roles in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation that links it with Russia and Central Asian countries, and the BRICS group of emerging economies -- which also comprises Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa.

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