• Blogger Grace Tan Sues Xiaxue, Calls For Action Against Cyberbullying

    Blogger and author Grace Tan has announced that she is making a stand against cyberbullying — beginning with a lawsuit against popular blogger Xiaxue. In a blogpost which she published this morning, Grace explained that she has served court papers to Wendy Cheng, also known as Xiaxue, after being on the receiving end of “defamatory, libellous, and abusive comments”, which has helped her become “more empathetic towards victims of cyber-bullying”. The movement, #SayNoToBullying, is aimed at improving the Singapore blogosphere and introducing positivity into the online scene in Singapore.

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  • An era is over

    Who have thought we would queue along the roadside in the rain to watch his cortege go by, that we would yell LKY, LKY and strew petals on the road as he went on his last journey? This was LKY. Others were glued to their television sets, picking out the dignitaries in the University Cultural Centre sitting silence for Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s last entrance before an audience.

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  • Suarez on a Premier League return: I'd only play for Liverpool

    Luis Suarez has refused to rule out one day returning to Liverpool - and says there is no other Premier League club he would consider representing. Suarez, who left Liverpool in July to join Barcelona in a reported £75 million deal, was back at Anfield on Sunday for a charity match pitting a Steven Gerrard XI against a side led by Jamie Carragher. After the game, Suarez was asked by Liverpool's official website if he may play for the club again.

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  • Van Gaal is scum, says Stoichkov

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been branded “scum” by Hristo Stoichkov for comments he made while in charge of Barcelona. Stoichkov was considered one of the best strikers in world football in the mid-1990s and spent two stints at Barcelona - for five years from 1990 and, after one season with Parma, another two at Camp Nou until 1998. "I have no respect for him - he's scum," he is quoted as saying in L'Equipe.

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  • Hugh Jackman to quit playing "Wolverine"?

    30 Mar – Having played the character Wolverine for almost two decades, "X-Men" star Hugh Jackman has dropped a hint that his upcoming movie might be his last. The Wolverine actor recently made a cryptic post on his official Instagram account, uploading

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  • Alps plane crash DNA found as investigators battle terrain

    Investigators picking through the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed on a remote Alpine mountain said they had found DNA from more than half of the victims, as more details emerged concerning the doomed flight's last minutes. Forensic teams announced they had isolated almost 80 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, as recovery personnel continued their grim task following last week's tragedy. French officials say the plane's black box voice recorder indicates that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked the captain out of the cockpit of the Airbus jet and deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525, bound for Duesseldorf from Barcelona.

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  • Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

    The quake hit at a depth of 33 kilometres (20 miles), some 55 kilometres from the nearest city of Kokopo on New Britain island and 787 kilometres from the capital Port Moresby, the United States Geological Survey said. Mathew Moihoi from Papua New Guinea's Geological Observatory said officials were still unable to make contact with more remote areas to determine whether there had been any sea level changes. Leonie Fakal, a housekeeper at the Seaview Beach Resort in Kokopo, said all the staff and their two guests ran outside when the quake hit.

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  • Mercedes conducts review after mistakes at Malaysian GP

    It's rare to see a Formula One podium these days without a Mercedes driver standing on top, and it's even rarer to have the team conducting arguments in public over the strategic errors which led to the defeat by Ferrari. The team was chiefly undone on Sunday by the Malaysian heat which degraded its tires more quickly than those on the Ferrari cars. "It is going to make us work harder and concentrate even more," Wolff said.

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  • This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret. #ShortFilm

    This article This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. She's definitely not made of ribbons, laces, sugar and everything nice. It's a regular morning at the Tokyo penthouse where Minako

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  • These 7 apps can help you save money right away

    Managing personal finance can get stressful. Perhaps the most widely used personal finance app, Intuit’s Mint gives you a real-time, complete look into all of your finances, from bank accounts and credit cards to student loans and 401k. Everything is shown in simple, intuitive graphs and charts, making it one of the most popular personal finance apps in the world.

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  • Elton John ‘still upset with mother’

    The 90-year-old matriarch gave a startling account of their seven-year feud to the Daily Mail in an article published earlier this week, alleging the Rocket Man singer said he “hated” her. Sheila also claimed they haven’t spoken at all since their falling out, but apparently Elton will continue caring for her no matter what happens between them. “He is upset and cross, but people should remember that Elton pays all of her bills and that won’t stop,” a source told UK newspaper The Mirror.

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  • Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of Internal Revenue website, put the boxer-turned-congressman at number one with 163.84 million pesos ($3.72 million) in taxes paid. Internal revenue chief Kim Henares confirmed that Pacquiao topped the list but stressed that he still had a case pending over alleged non-payment of taxes earlier.

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  • Singapore residential market: correlation with crude oil prices?

    Recent headlines have been dominated by the volatility of global crude oil prices. In early February, oil prices hit a 52-week low at around USD 44 per barrel, more than 50 percent down from a 52-week high of around USD 100 per barrel in mid-2014. While prices have recovered slightly to USD 47 per barrel as at the time of publication, the huge decline in oil prices has varied effects for different firms and industries.

    Property Guru
  • Jihadist chief killed as thousands march in Tunisia

    Tunisia said Sunday it had killed the leader of the jihadists behind the massacre at its national museum, as foreign leaders joined thousands of Tunisians in a march against extremism. Chanting "Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!" the demonstrators marched in a sea of red Tunisian flags to the capital's Bardo Museum, where 21 foreign tourists were killed in the March 18 jihadist shooting rampage. You are not alone,'" President Beji Caid Essebsi said after joining the march with foreign dignitaries.

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  • Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing men

    Two bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether leveled three buildings and damaged a fourth. During their search, authorities said they believed the missing men had been inside a ground floor sushi restaurant at the time of the explosion: 26-year-old Moises Lucon, who worked at the restaurant, and 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa, a bowling alley worker who had been there on a date. "We continue to search although there are no other missing persons," Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said after the two bodies were pulled from the wreckage Sunday afternoon.

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  • Hummels open to Manchester United move

    Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels says that he is open to the idea of playing abroad, with Manchester United still interested in his signature. The Germany international has long been linked with a move away from Jurgen Klopp's side, who are fighting for a Europa League place in the Bundesliga after a disastrous first half of the season. Goal understands that Hummels remains a long-term target for the Red Devils and the centre-back admits his belief that testing himself in a foreign league would improve him, though he is yet to decide on his future beyond this campaign.

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  • "Transformers" expands franchise with spinoffs

    29 Mar – Looks like Paramount Pictures will be following in Lucasfilms' footsteps with their "Star Wars" plan, by expanding the "Transformers" cinematic universe with more sequels and spinoffs. The studio is bringing in Academy award-winning director-producer Akiva Goldsman to work with "Transformers" franchise director Michael Bay, according to Deadline. Goldsman will be teaming up with Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, to organise a "writer's room" in order to hatch ideas for a potential multi-part sequels and spinoffs of "Transformers".

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  • Brain drain as young Greenlanders leave for Denmark

    As hopes fade for a commodities boom in Greenland there is growing concern that an exodus of young people could cripple the economy of a territory already facing an uncertain outlook. "People come down here to study and then they become so rooted that it's difficult to go back again," said Angunguak Egede, a 28-year-old Greenlander working as an office clerk for the Copenhagen municipality. Together with a group of friends, Egede left home in 2004 for Denmark, Greenland's former colonial master and some 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) away, because "it was just the thing to do".

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  • UC Berkeley student missing after leaving Los Angeles party

    Authorities and concerned relatives and friends sought the public's help on Sunday in finding a University of California, Berkeley student who went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California. Eloi (eh-loy) Vasquez, 19, was last seen leaving a fraternity party about 1:30 a.m. Saturday after telling his friends he wanted to take a walk, Officer Norma Eisenman said in a statement. Vasquez never returned.

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  • Crash co-pilot's personality 'serious lead' but not only one: French investigator

    The personality of a co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying a Germanwings passenger jet into a mountainside in the Alps is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one, a French investigator said Saturday. "We have a certain number of elements which allow us to make progress on this lead, which is a serious lead but which can't be the only one," police chief Jean-Pierre Michel told AFP in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The investigation so far has not turned up a "particular element" in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz which could explain his alleged action in the ill-fated Airbus plane, he added.

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