• Teen Who Made Police Report: If Not Now, Amos Yee “May Be Arrested For Worse Things In The Future”

    Yuen Wei Ping was one of at least 20 people who had filed police reports against Amos Yee for making insensitive remarks on Christianity. On March 27, Amos, a 17-year-old teenager, uploaded an eight-minute long video, entitled “Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!” in which he celebrated the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, by making disparaging remarks about him and his career, as well as making comparisons of him to Jesus Christ by describing them as both “power-hungry” and “malicious”. Wei Ping, a 19-year-old Singapore Polytechnic graduate, had come across the video by Amos, who is a school dropout, in his Facebook feed in a post shared by his friends at about midnight on March 28.

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  • Jamie Oliver regrets heating up Gordon Ramsay food feud

    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said Tuesday he regretted saying rival cook Gordon Ramsay was jealous of his success and brushed off their simmering food feud as "no big deal". Both are successful celebrity television chefs and have traded barbs before -- with Ramsay recently chiding the younger Oliver for not attending the launch of his own Hong Kong eatery, Jamie's Italian. Oliver, in Australia as part of his "revolution" to champion food education in schools, hit back on Sunday.

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  • Would you buy a Mercedes pick-up?

    IT’S RUGGED, POSH and eligible for a Category C COE. Meet the Mercedes-Benz pick-up, a new model the brand will launch by the end of the decade. It will, says, the company, the first such commercial vehicle from a premium brand.The Merc pick-up will be

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  • Megan Fox: I’m a free spirit mother

    Megan Fox has opened up about how becoming a mother has changed her life. The 28-year-old actress is mother to two-year-old Noah and 13-month-old Bodhi with husband Brian Austin Green, as well as stepmother to her husband’s 13-year-old son Kassius. Megan keeps herself busy with her various acting projects and her family life.

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  • Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

    The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany's Bild newspaper. - Captain Patrick S. apologises to passengers for a 26-minute delay in take-off and says they will try to catch up the time during the flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, Sunday's Bild said.

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  • Grant Hackett's swimming comeback gathers steam

    Olympic swimming great Grant Hackett takes another step in his comeback following a troubled spell in retirement at the Australian swimming championships starting Friday, and is relaxed about his chances. "I don't have expectations like I did before and I sort of reserve the right to pull out at any time," he said.

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  • China's jailing of man who grew beard 'absurd'

    A six-year prison sentence reportedly given to a man in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region for growing a beard was "absurd", an overseas group said Monday as accounts of the penalty disappeared online. It exposes China's hostile attitude and crisis of governance." He added: "If a Chinese person grows a beard, it is a personal fashion he is allowed to choose freely. "China's goal is to use judicial means to force Uighurs to accept Chinese people's traditions and give up their own way of life." On Sunday the China Youth Daily reported that a court in Xinjiang's desert oasis city of Kashgar sentenced a 38-year-old Uighur man to six years in jail for growing a beard, while his wife was given two years for veiling herself.

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  • Torres in emotional tribute to Liverpool fans after Anfield return

    Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has paid an emotional tribute to the club's fans after he returned to Anfield to feature in Sunday's All-Star charity match. The Atletico Madrid forward brought an end to his Liverpool career back in 2011 after he opted to sign for Chelsea in a £50 million deal - a move that was initially met with disgust by Reds fans. But Torres was roundly applauded on Sunday as he lined up for the Steven Gerrard vs Jamie Carragher All-Star charity match, with the Spaniard expressing his gratitude to the Merseyside club's supporters for the reception he received.

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  • Crete's mystery croc killed by cold snap

    A man-eating crocodile that became an attraction on the Greek island of Crete last year after its mysterious appearance in a lake has died, probably of cold, an official said Monday. "The crocodile was found dead on Sunday," regional water management official Vangelis Mamangakis told AFP. Nickhamed Sifis -- Cretan for Joseph -- the Nile crocodile had assumed nationwide notoriety after being discovered last summer at an artificial lake.

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  • Time runs out as Iran nuclear talks hit deadline day

    Marathon talks aimed at stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons reach the finish line Tuesday as global powers scramble to clear the final hurdles hours before a midnight deadline for a framework deal. After 18 months of tortuous talks, foreign ministers from Iran, the US, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany hope such an accord will end a standoff that has been threatening to escalate dangerously for 12 years. US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Lausanne since Wednesday in the latest in a series of meetings with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif that have criss-crossed the globe, late Monday said there was still work to do.

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  • Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

    Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed up launch morning without his usual mustache late last week.

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  • Neymar: I won't follow my friend Alexis to England

    Neymar has revealed former Barcelona team-mate Alexis Sanchez remains a "big friend" but says he will not be following the Chile star out of Camp Nou. The pair spent one season together at Barca before Sanchez opted to leave the club for Arsenal having seen his opportunities restricted due to competition from Lionel Messi, as well as the Brazilian's arrival from Santos. Neymar, though, believes his own Barcelona career still has significant time to run and ruled out taking the same path as the Arsenal attacker.

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  • Alcoholism, violence and neglect: life as George Best's son

    There's one place where the memory of George Best is forever of the stylish winger who bamboozled defenders and thrilled fans. Immortalized in bronze outside Old Trafford, a statue featuring Best is as much as a crowd-puller as the Manchester United icon was in his footballing prime. "I go up there and take pictures in front of him, just like everybody else does," 34-year-old Calum Best said in an interview with The Associated Press.

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  • Ancient Egyptian beer making vessels discovered in Israel

    Fragments of pottery used by Egyptians to make beer and dating back 5,000 years have been discovered on a building site in Tel Aviv, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said on Sunday. Excavation director Diego Barkan said 17 pits were found that had been used to store produce in the Early Bronze Age, from 3500 to 3000 BC. "Among the hundreds of pottery sherds that characterise the local culture, a number of fragments of large ceramic basins were discovered that were made in an Egyptian tradition and were used to prepare beer," he said in a statement. The excavation is the first to offer evidence of an "Egyptian occupation" in the centre of Tel Aviv 5,000 years ago.

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  • Spain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash

    Juan Pardo Yanez — little Emma's grandfather, the father of her mother and the former husband of the eldest Emma — was virtually speechless after returning from a trip for relatives of the 150 crash victims to the accident zone in Seyne-Les-Alpes, France, where investigators working in a ravine were collecting small pieces of the plane and body parts ahead of a painstaking identification effort. "There is nothing that can be done or could be said to me to change the loss of these three so dearly loved ones," Pardo Yanez told The Associated Press and other journalists outside a Barcelona crisis center set up for victims' relatives.

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  • South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in $7.8 bln fighter deal

    South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet. The bid from KAI and the US aerospace giant, which is subject to a screening process before being officially approved, was always seen as the favourite for the 8.6 trillion won ($7.8 billion) deal over a rival bid by civilian carrier Korean Air (KAL) teamed with Airbus. The Defence Ministry also approved a separate $1.28 billion deal to buy Patriot PAC-3 missiles and upgrade its air defence system aimed at intercepting North Korean ballistic missiles.

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  • Maisie Williams: I can’t wait to turn 18!

    Maisie Williams hates that people think because she’s young, she’ll trash hotel rooms. “You’re not allowed to stay in a hotel room on your own if you’re under 18,” Maisie told Britain’s Glamour magazine. Maisie will celebrate her birthday on 15th April.

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  • I've studied England new-boy Kane - Buffon

    Italy goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon has revealed he is more than familiar with England new-boy Harry Kane, after doing his homework on the Tottenham striker. England boss Roy Hodgson confirmed on Monday that he will make his first start for his country alongside skipper Wayne Rooney in Turin on Tuesday, but Buffon says he already knows all about the striker. "I think he really is the form player in English football at this time," Buffon said.

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  • An era is over

    Who have thought we would queue along the roadside in the rain to watch his cortege go by, that we would yell LKY, LKY and strew petals on the road as he went on his last journey? This was LKY. Others were glued to their television sets, picking out the dignitaries in the University Cultural Centre sitting silence for Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s last entrance before an audience.

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  • Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted

    Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. More than six years later, those investments are in trouble. The stream of interest payments she used for living expenses has mostly dried up and the value of her portfolio is half of what it was, according to a financial planner who helped her file a claim against the broker.

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