• 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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  • Singapore teen behind anti-Lee Kuan Yew video faces charges

    A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking Christianity and the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be charged in court with "wounding" religious feelings, harassment and circulating obscene content, police said Tuesday. Police said they "received more than 20 reports regarding an online video that contained, in part, insensitive and disparaging remarks against Christians". "Police arrested a 16-year-old male Singaporean in relation to the said video" on Sunday, the police statement released early Tuesday said.

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  • Van Gaal doesn't need to spend to make Manchester United great again - Seedorf

    Former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf believes Louis van Gaal does not need to spend to make Manchester United great again. The Red Devils bought the likes of Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera during the summer as they spent £150 million on new faces. Despite that, Van Gaal's side find themselves fourth in the Premier League table and fighting for a place in next season's Champions League.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jamie Oliver regrets heating up Gordon Ramsay food feud

    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said Tuesday he regretted saying rival cook Gordon Ramsay was jealous of his success and brushed off their simmering food feud as "no big deal". Both are successful celebrity television chefs and have traded barbs before -- with Ramsay recently chiding the younger Oliver for not attending the launch of his own Hong Kong eatery, Jamie's Italian. Oliver, in Australia as part of his "revolution" to champion food education in schools, hit back on Sunday.

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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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  • China's jailing of man who grew beard 'absurd'

    A six-year prison sentence reportedly given to a man in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region for growing a beard was "absurd", an overseas group said Monday as accounts of the penalty disappeared online. It exposes China's hostile attitude and crisis of governance." He added: "If a Chinese person grows a beard, it is a personal fashion he is allowed to choose freely. "China's goal is to use judicial means to force Uighurs to accept Chinese people's traditions and give up their own way of life." On Sunday the China Youth Daily reported that a court in Xinjiang's desert oasis city of Kashgar sentenced a 38-year-old Uighur man to six years in jail for growing a beard, while his wife was given two years for veiling herself.

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  • England's Pirlo: How Carrick's talent has been wasted by Hodgson & Co

    COMMENT    By Richard Jolly     Follow on Twitter There are few more fitting places for Michael Carrick to play. Turin has become the spiritual home of the ageing deep-lying playmaker. It is the Andrea Pirlo effect and, while it would be an exaggeration

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  • Stricter liquor rules in Geylang, Little India from 1 April

    Additional restrictions for consumption of liquor in public places will be imposed in two Liquor Control Zones (LCZ) in Geylang and Little India on weekends and public holidays, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a press statement on Tuesday. Within the LCZs, public drinking will be banned from 7am Saturday to 7am Monday from 1 April, when the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act comes into effect. On public holidays, there should be no consumption from 7pm of the eve of a public holiday to 7am of the day after the holiday.

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  • Malaysian sentenced to hang for murder of UK med students

    A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said. Zulkipli Abdullah, 24, was found guilty of stabbing to death Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger in the city of Kuching last August after an argument in a bar. The judge accepted the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses," Zulkipli's lawyer Anthony Tai told AFP.

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  • Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death

    Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. "Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever," Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said via phone from his office in Corpus Christi. Selena began performing as a child, singing in Los Dinos, a band formed by her father that featured her brother A.B. on bass and sister Suzette on drums.

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  • Megan Fox: I’m a free spirit mother

    Megan Fox has opened up about how becoming a mother has changed her life. The 28-year-old actress is mother to two-year-old Noah and 13-month-old Bodhi with husband Brian Austin Green, as well as stepmother to her husband’s 13-year-old son Kassius. Megan keeps herself busy with her various acting projects and her family life.

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  • Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

    The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany's Bild newspaper. - Captain Patrick S. apologises to passengers for a 26-minute delay in take-off and says they will try to catch up the time during the flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, Sunday's Bild said.

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  • Would you buy a Mercedes pick-up?

    IT’S RUGGED, POSH and eligible for a Category C COE. Meet the Mercedes-Benz pick-up, a new model the brand will launch by the end of the decade. It will, says, the company, the first such commercial vehicle from a premium brand.The Merc pick-up will be

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  • Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

    Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The development has sparked concern from human rights groups, lawyers, political parties and scholars who say the measure, Article 44 of a junta-imposed interim constitution, gives Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha unchecked authority over all three branches of government. Prayuth, the former army commander who led the May 22, 2014, coup that overthrew an elected government, told reporters Tuesday that he is seeking King Bhumibol Adulyadej's approval to revoke martial law.

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  • Philips to sell major stake in LED, car lighting arm for $2.8 bn

    Dutch electronics giant Philips on Tuesday said it was selling a majority stake in its LED and car lighting arm to a consortium led by China and US-based GO Scale Capital investment fund in a deal worth $2.8 bn. The deal is part of Philips' broader streamlining move which will eventually see the 120-year-old company transform into a specialist healthcare-lifestyle manufacturer. "Philips today announced that it has signed an agreement with a consortium led by GO Scale Capital through which they will acquire an 80.1 percent interest in Philips' combined LED components and automotive lighting business," the Amsterdam-based group said. "Philips expects to receive cash proceeds, before tax and transaction related costs, of approximately USD 2.8 billion (2.5 billion euros)," it said in a statement, with up to another $100 million possible in deferred contingent payments.

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  • Tavecchio tells Juventus: Drop £320m lawsuit and we'll talk about your two Scudetti

    Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio has revealed that he is open to the possibility of Juventus being handed back their two revoked Scudetti, providing they drop their £320 million (€443m) lawsuit against the FIGC. The Calciopoli scandal in 2006 resulted in the Bianconeri being relegated from Serie A and stripped of two league titles, with the club and former general manager Luciano Moggi accused of having an exclusive relationship with referee designators.

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  • Search teams use new road to reach Germanwings crash site

    With a new road built to the crash site of the doomed Germanwings plane in the French Alps, investigators on Tuesday resumed their grim search through debris and body parts. In a lab outside Paris, the process of identifying victims is under way but could take "between two and four months," said one of the police forensic team.

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  • Oxford's Rhodes scholarships open up to Chinese students

    The Rhodes Scholarships, founded by one of Britain's most acquisitive colonialists and whose laureates have gone on to become presidents and prime ministers, are to be opened to Chinese students, their administrative trust said. The scholarships to Oxford University were established in 1903 in the will of Cecil Rhodes, the British mining magnate and founder of Rhodesia, who hoped they would bring future leaders together to better understand one another and avoid future conflicts. Initially the programme was restricted to 57 students from formerly British-ruled territories, plus Germany, with the lion's share of awards going to the US, although it has since expanded.

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