• Donnie Yen refuses to lose weight for "Ip Man 3"

    5 Mar – After being pushed to lose 30 pounds for "Ip Man 3", martial arts actor Donnie Yen recently revealed that he hopes to persuade the film studio otherwise. According to Mingpao News, the actor, who will reprise his role as the iconic Wing Chun master, stated that he is hesitant about losing…

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    • Australia floats prisoner swap to save Indonesia pair

      Australia on Thursday proposed a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th-hour bid to save two drug smugglers facing execution, while voicing "deep concern" about Jakarta's international reputation if they are killed. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine"…

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      • Moses Chan takes a short hiatus for baby

        5 Mar – Welcoming baby number two a year after the arrival of first son Aiden, Moses Chan revealed recently that he is now back to his father-of-a-newborn mode. According to Mingpao News, the actor, who appeared at a McDonald's parents and child event on 3 March, revealed that he is currently on…

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        • Hong Kong, Shanghai down on China target as euro struggles

          Hong Kong and Shanghai markets sank in Asian trade Thursday after China set tepid 2015 economic and trade growth targets, while the euro fell to 11-year lows ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting. In afternoon trade Hong Kong sank 1.17 percent and Shanghai lost 1.68 percent, while Sydney…

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          • Van Gaal relief as United snatch late win

            Louis Van Gaal admitted he feared Manchester United would lose ground on their rivals in the top four race before Ashley Young's late strike clinched a crucial 1-0 win at Newcastle. Young's 89th minute goal secured three vital points at St James' Park on Wednesday for a relieved van Gaal, whose…

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            • How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

              The World Health Organization finalized guidelines Wednesday saying people should keep intake of added sugars to just 5 to 10 percent of overall calories, which translates to about 25 to 50 grams of sugar a day for most people.

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              • Real Madrid f****d up with Zidane - Cruyff

                Johan Cruyff says Real Madrid "f****d up" in their handling of putting Zinedine Zidane in charge of the club's second team. The former Madrid star was given control of Real Madrid Castilla in the summer despite not holding the relevant coaching certificates, which saw him banned from the touchline…

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                • MH370 families trapped in 'black hole' one year later

                  Chinese businessman Li Hua suffered a stroke, has considered suicide, and his wife has been hospitalised with heart trouble, all since their daughter went missing on flight MH370. Li Jiuying is tormented by the loss of her big brother Li Guohai and the burden of lying to their elderly mother that…

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                  • Sri Lanka threatens Chinese firm with legal action to stop project

                    Sri Lanka will take legal action against a Chinese firm for not halting work on a $1.5-billion luxury real estate project until a probe is completed, a government minister said on Wednesday. Sri Lanka's new government is reviewing the award of the project to China Communications Construction Co Ltd…

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                    • Court slams door on Islamic council’s bid to intervene in ‘Allah’ CD case

                      PUTRAJAYA, March 5 — The Court of Appeal today rejected an application by the Federal Territory Islamic Council (MAIWP) to intervene in a Sarawakian Christian’s lawsuit to recover compact discs seized by the Home Ministry for containing the word “Allah”. The three-man bench led by Datuk Tengku…

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                      • Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Located in the Philippines

                        More than 70 years after it sank during World War II, the legendary Japanese battleship Musashi has been discovered off the coast of the Philippines. Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been leading an expedition to find the Musashi — one of the biggest battleships ever built — aboard…

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                        • GST will only cause 3-6pc hike in condo fees, expert says

                          The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is only expected to lead to an increase of between three and six per cent in maintenance fees for high-rise property owners, a housing industry expert said today. Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector…

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                          • Gayle force keeps India on toes at Cricket World Cup

                            Defending champions India will look to continue their recent success against Chris Gayle when they clash with the West Indies in the World Cup at the WACA ground in Perth on Friday. The explosive left-hander has not passed 50 in his last 10 one-day innings against India and not hit a century…

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                            • Khloé K trainer: She works hard

                              Khloé Kardashian doesn’t have a secret to her incredible new trim physique; instead she “works hard” when it comes to her gym sessions, according to trainer Gunnar Peterson.

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                              • Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

                                By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly. The controversy has…

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                                • When wives take ill, divorce could be on horizon: study

                                  Marriages are more likely to end in divorce if the wife takes seriously ill, a US study has found. The research, detailed in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found that divorce was six percent more likely if the wife fell ill, than if she remained in good health. In…

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                                  • $134.5M contract awarded to begin Savannah harbor expansion

                                    The federal government Wednesday awarded a $134.5 million contract to begin deepening the river channel ships use to reach the busy Port of Savannah, meaning the long-sought harbor expansion can begin as soon as the contractor gets its dredging equipment in the water. The Army Corps of Engineers…

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