• Boy and girl on Korean ferry drowned with life jackets tied together

    By James Pearson and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. The diver had to separate…

    • Obama 'ate only half' the sushi course

      Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday. Pictures showed the US president being served sake by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the counter of the…

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      • I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.

        I have committed a taboo – I have tendered my resignation without securing the next job. The reactions to the announcement were varied but they all pretty much hint at a deep sense of disapproval. “Why did you do that?” It was as if I had renounced my faith. “What are you going to do from now on?”…

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        • Quan Yifeng fined and banned from driving

          The Singapore-based TV personality was fined SGD 800 and banned from driving for three months after knocking down a pedestrian last year

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          • Bye Bye, Arp Geok Pao?

            Not many know this old Canto classic and it’s the end of the road for the folks behind it here…

            • Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

              Jodie Foster has reportedly tied the knot with Alexandra Hedison, who she has been dating for less than a year.

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              • Arsenal contact Van Gaal due to Wenger uncertainty

                The Gunners regard the Netherlands coach as one of several short-term contingency plans in the event that their manager decides to call time on his 18-year reign next month

                • Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls

                  After being photographed at work in Jurong pooling used oil near coffee shops, 50-year-old Valerie Sim has been struggling to keep her family afloat. Web portals STOMP and The Real Singapore published pictures of her in February, triggering a witch hunt for others like her and comments from readers…

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                  • The Secret of Celebrities’ Flawless Skin

                    In order to have flawless skin, you have to pay more attention to facial wash up and skin care. Many stars place their skin toner, mist and booster inside a bathroom so that they could immediately apply them as soon as they finish their facial wash up.

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                    • Angry parents seek autopsies of S Korea ferry victims

                      Some parents of the mostly teenage victims of South Korea's ferry disaster are pushing for autopsies that might show their children were alive inside the submerged vessel and only died because the emergency response was so slow. "They want to know for certain how their family members died," Kim said.

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                      • Malaysian jet: Washed up metal piece sparks speculations

                        Perth/Canberra, April 23 (IANS) The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing March 8 took a new twist and set off fresh speculations Wednesday with reports of some unidentified material washing ashore on the southwestern coast of Australia. "Western Australia police have…

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                        • The most popular destinations for travelers around the world

                          A large-scale travel survey has revealed the top bucket list destinations among travelers around the world. While Italy and Australia topped the global wish list, TripAdvisor’s bi-annual TripBarometer survey also breaks down travel preferences among respondents from different countries. For…

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                          • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

                            ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman…

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                            • Can too much exercise be a bad thing?

                              London, April 24 (IANS) One tries different workout methods to look fit but too much exercise can lead to damage too, says an expert. "When the body is exposed to physical stressors such as exercise it responds in a similar way to how it does when exposed to mental stress - the hormone cortisol is…

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                              • Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

                                JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.

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                                • New Crustaceans Found Crawling on Dead Whale Bones Off Antarctica

                                  A new species of louselike crustacean has been discovered living on the bones of a dead whale at the bottom of the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. British researchers using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to explore the deep seafloor stumbled across the bare bones of a minke whale. The bones…

                                  • Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Putin warns of consequences

                                    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alexei Anishchuk SLAVIANSK Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of "consequences" if Kiev used the…

                                    • Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

                                      LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?

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                                      • OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 16 countries next month

                                        China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB 2,000 (US$330).

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                                        • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

                                          By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…