• Aston Villa end Gerrard's FA Cup dream

    Fabian Delph destroyed Steven Gerrard's hopes of a fairytale Liverpool send-off by scoring the winner as Aston Villa reached the FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Sunday. Liverpool captain Gerrard, who turns 35 on the day of the final, had hoped to bring down the curtain on his Anfield career with a third FA Cup winner's medal, but instead it is Tim Sherwood's Villa who will tackle holders Arsenal on May 30.

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  • Miley Cyrus: Joan Jett rocks!

    Miley Cyrus has dubbed herself Joan Jett’s “cheerleader”. Miley is beyond excited about presenting I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll singer Joan with her honour and has even dubbed herself the star’s biggest fan. “F**k yo Saturday! I'm spending mine with this f**king BAEEE!!! #fuckyeahrocknrollhalloffame,” Miley wrote on Instagram April 18 in a caption attached to a black and white photo of the rocker.

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  • Hamilton wins, Raikkonen steals second from Rosberg

    Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton made light of brake problems and a seamless switch from champagne to rose water on Sunday after winning the Bahrain Grand Prix to extend his lead in this year’s title race. It was a measure of Hamilton's success that after a flawless drive to his third win in four races this year he remained in control after opening up a 27-points lead ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Starting from the 42nd pole position of his career, Hamilton led from lights to flag apart from two spells around the pit-stops to claim the 36th win of his career.

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  • Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media. The video, reportedly recorded on Saturday night, showed the leader knocking back a glass of Australia's Victoria Bitter in about six seconds as a large crowd surrounding him yelled "scull" repeatedly. Abbott was "proud as punch" when he grabbed a beer and "drank from head-to-toe the entire schooner (glass), dribbling little bits on his shirt", Simon Carrodus, an Australian Football Rules coach for the University of Technology, Sydney told the Australian Women's Weekly magazine.

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  • Gwynnie ‘preparing for divorce’

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have reportedly decided to "bite the bullet" and divorce. The pair have remained on extremely civil terms ever since and recently holidayed with their two children in Mexico where they reportedly decided to officially divorce. While Chris, 38, has been rumoured to be dating the Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, for some time, Gwyneth was recently pictured for the first time with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk who she has been linked to since last year.

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  • Man City close on United after West Ham stroll

    By Tom Hayward LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City ended a difficult week on a high and climbed to within one point of third-placed neighbours Manchester United thanks to a comfortable 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. After a testing week in which City's 4-2 defeat at rivals United prompted speculation about the future of manager Manuel Pellegrini and a number of leading players, victory against West Ham provided a welcome boost. James Collins's freak own goal and Sergio Aguero's 20th league strike of the season secured a routine win and the only surprise was that City failed to add to their lead after the Argentine's 36th-minute effort.

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  • 'That's good that you are interested!' - Van Gaal gives spiky interview following Chelsea defeat

    Louis van Gaal was in a bad mood with a BBC interviewer following Manchester United's 1-0 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Van Gaal, who had earlier given a calmer interview to Sky Sports, took on a spikier approach later on when questioned

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  • IS shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians

    The Islamic State group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the execution of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya. Addis Ababa condemned the reported killings and said its embassy in Egypt was trying to verify the video to ascertain if those murdered were indeed Ethiopians. "We strongly condemn such atrocities, whether they are Ethiopians are not," Ethiopian Communications Minister Redwan Hussein told AFP.

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  • Fury as 700 feared dead in 'avoidable' Med shipwreck

    Up to 700 people were feared drowned Sunday after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya in the latest and deadliest in a long list of migrant disasters in the Mediterranean. Italy's coastguard, which was coordinating the search for survivors and bodies, said only 28 people had survived a wreck that triggered fresh calls from Pope Francis and others for European leaders to act over what many saw as an avoidable tragedy. Survivors' testimonies suggested there had been about 700 people on board the 20-metre (70-foot) fishing boat when it keeled over in darkness overnight, officials said.

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  • How China is upsetting the old global economic order

    With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power. Beijing's rise was confirmed this week at the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, the two institutions by which the economic vision of the United States has been propagated across the world since their founding in 1944. The US-selected president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, applauded China's "bold step in the direction of multilateralism" for its new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, even as many view it as a rival to the Bank.

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  • Davis gives Ding friendly world title advice

    Snooker great Steve Davis believes China's Ding Junhui can become Asia's first world champion, provided he has a friendly face by his side. Ding, still only 28, begins his ninth attempt to win snooker's most prestigious prize when he faces Mark Davis at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in northern England on Monday. Although he has twice won the UK Championship, the sport's second-most important tournament, Ding's best run at the World Championship was a semi-final appearance back in 2011.

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  • Six new cars to check out this weekend

    SINGAPORE — It’s as if the motor trade had a crystal ball. The very week that the Land Transport Authority announces a large jump in the COE Quota for May to July, car dealers are putting six new models on the market here.The bigger COE Quota is expected

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  • Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

    Brett Matthew Paul Thomas, now 56, and his friend, Mark Titch, were convicted in 1977 after committing the murders during robbery or burglary attempts in Orange County. Thomas, who was 18 at the time, and Titch, who was 17, were both sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. Titch died behind bars last year.

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  • Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

    Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy. "Could you imagine if for some reason I said 'I don't think I want to do it?' I would have all of you surrounding my house like villagers, angry villagers with lightsabers instead of torches," joked the 63-year-old "Star Wars" veteran. Hamill admitted he was caught off guard when Lucas invited him to lunch.

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  • Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older, the government said. Japan's rapidly greying population poses a major headache for policymakers who are faced with trying to ensure an ever-dwindling pool of workers can pay for the growing number of pensioners. Any suggestion of opening its borders to young workers who could help plug the population gap provokes strong reactions among the public.

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  • Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain: state media

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has scaled the country's highest mountain, state-run media said on Sunday, arriving at the summit to tell troops that the hike provides mental energy more powerful than nuclear weapons. "Climbing Mt. Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon," the Rodong newspaper quoted Kim as saying. The story is the latest run by state media on the feats of the Kim dynasty, which has ruled for more than six decades with an iron fist and pervasive personality cult.

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  • Josh Groban: I thought I was doomed

    Josh Groban once got caught in a "storm vortex". "I remember when I was flying into New York once and we flew right into a storm cell, a storm vortex as they called it - it sounds like sudden death," he recalled to the British edition of OK! magazine. "The flight attendants were going, 'Well, we're going into a storm vortex so please buckle your seatbelts.' This was the worst turbulence I've ever experienced and I've been on hundreds of flights - it was just awful.

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  • Unpredictable Pastore needs to be told off, says Blanc

    PSG won 3-1 at Nice on Saturday to reclaim top spot in Ligue 1 from Lyon, with Pastore scoring a double at the Allianz Riviera. Pastore was released behind the defence late in the first half by a Lucas Moura pass and he finished clinically into the bottom-right corner. "Javier, he is just so unpredictable," Blanc told reporters.

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  • ‘We should give them bread and water, not Cristal and lobster’ - Mourinho attacks FA delegates

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Football Association (FA) and their delegates who are sent to monitor referees during matches. According to the Premier League's Fair Play table, the Blues are ranked as the worst side in terms of respecting officials. But Mourinho believes those sent to matches by FA spend too much time enjoying the catering at Stamford Bridge rather than taking in the action.

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  • Jen An ready to wed?

    Jennifer Aniston has reportedly told friends that "nothing is going to postpone" her wedding any longer. The 46-year-old has been engaged to fellow actor Justin Theroux for over two years. There's been much speculation in the media about whether the couple will make it down the aisle but according to a new report, Jennifer recently had a meeting with wedding planners at Soho House in West Hollywood.

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