• First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad ...

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    • 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…

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      • 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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            • 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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              • The 22 Most Miserable Countries In The World

                According to a analysis published by the...

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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…

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                  • 'Class of 92' reunited to stabilize Man United

                    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United has brought the "Class of 92" back together.

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                    • 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife': Doubts Raised About Ancient Text

                      Now, new information uncovered by Live Science raises doubts about the origins of the scrap of papyrus. The gospel, written in the ancient Egyptian language Coptic, has made headlines ever since Harvard University professor Karen King announced its discovery. The business-card-size fragment…

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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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                        • 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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                          • 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…

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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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                              • 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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                                • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

                                  President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious ...

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                                  • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

                                    A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science…

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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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                                      • 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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