• 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

    • 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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      • 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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        • Stiles: I almost hired a prostitute

          Julia Stiles has admitted it’s difficult sometimes to detach from her role as a hooker in web series, Blue.

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          • In Singapore, scammer disguises as Uber driver

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

            Tech in Asia
            • 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…

              • 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…

                Bertha Harian
                • 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…

                      • 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…

                        • In-form Liverpool can win all their games, says Rodgers

                          Liverpool have found a way to recover from a tough start to the season and with the race for a top-four finish hotting up they are going into matches believing they can win them all, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Last season's Premier League runners-up struggled to cope with the new-found…

                          • Brother of Australian on Indonesia death row pleads for mercy

                            The brother of an Australian facing imminent execution in Indonesia has appealed on national television for President Joko Widodo to spare the drug smuggler's life. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug trafficking gang, were convicted of trying to…

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                            • 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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                              • Putin critic Nemtsov's date says she did not see his killer

                                MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian woman with Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov when he was gunned down told Russia media on Monday that she did not see his killer, as conflicting reports emerged about the availability of surveillance footage showing the slaying.

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                                • 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…

                                  • The Netherlands offers expertise to turn Penang into global city

                                    GEORGE TOWN, March 2 — The Netherlands has offered to team up with Penang to turn the northern state into an international city of the future. Dutch Ambassador to Malaysia Harry Molenaar said his...

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