• Van Gaal doesn't need to spend to make Manchester United great again - Seedorf

    Former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf believes Louis van Gaal does not need to spend to make Manchester United great again. The Red Devils bought the likes of Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera during the summer as they spent £150 million on new faces. Despite that, Van Gaal's side find themselves fourth in the Premier League table and fighting for a place in next season's Champions League.

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  • Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into service

    Taiwan's largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernise its military in response to a perceived threat from China. Armed with 16 missiles, the ship will strengthen Taiwan's defence capabilities. China still considers the island part of its territory waiting to be reunited -- by force if necessary.

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  • After death comes life

    A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action. This past week an entire nation has contemplated the passing of the late, great, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I am one of those people who think about death a lot. 

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  • New Zayn Malik demo prompts One Direction row

    A demo of a new song by former One Direction star Zayn Malik has been posted online, sparking a row between its producer and one of Malik's former bandmates Tuesday. "I Won't Mind" features soulful vocals by Malik over a simple acoustic guitar loop and lyrics such as: "We are who we are when no one's watching/And right from the start, you know I got you." One Direction, who have sold over 50 million records worldwide, announced last week that Malik was leaving the band but that they would continue as a foursome. The new song was posted on Twitter by British producer Naughty Boy, who has previously worked with musicians including Emeli Sande.

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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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  • Malaysian sentenced to hang for murder of UK med students

    A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said. Zulkipli Abdullah, 24, was found guilty of stabbing to death Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger in the city of Kuching last August after an argument in a bar. The judge accepted the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses," Zulkipli's lawyer Anthony Tai told AFP.

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  • Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

    Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The development has sparked concern from human rights groups, lawyers, political parties and scholars who say the measure, Article 44 of a junta-imposed interim constitution, gives Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha unchecked authority over all three branches of government. Prayuth, the former army commander who led the May 22, 2014, coup that overthrew an elected government, told reporters Tuesday that he is seeking King Bhumibol Adulyadej's approval to revoke martial law.

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  • Stricter liquor rules in Geylang, Little India from 1 April

    Additional restrictions for consumption of liquor in public places will be imposed in two Liquor Control Zones (LCZ) in Geylang and Little India on weekends and public holidays, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a press statement on Tuesday. Within the LCZs, public drinking will be banned from 7am Saturday to 7am Monday from 1 April, when the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act comes into effect. On public holidays, there should be no consumption from 7pm of the eve of a public holiday to 7am of the day after the holiday.

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  • England's Pirlo: How Carrick's talent has been wasted by Hodgson & Co

    COMMENT    By Richard Jolly     Follow on Twitter There are few more fitting places for Michael Carrick to play. Turin has become the spiritual home of the ageing deep-lying playmaker. It is the Andrea Pirlo effect and, while it would be an exaggeration

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  • Oxford's Rhodes scholarships open up to Chinese students

    The Rhodes Scholarships, founded by one of Britain's most acquisitive colonialists and whose laureates have gone on to become presidents and prime ministers, are to be opened to Chinese students, their administrative trust said. The scholarships to Oxford University were established in 1903 in the will of Cecil Rhodes, the British mining magnate and founder of Rhodesia, who hoped they would bring future leaders together to better understand one another and avoid future conflicts. Initially the programme was restricted to 57 students from formerly British-ruled territories, plus Germany, with the lion's share of awards going to the US, although it has since expanded.

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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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  • Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death

    Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. "Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever," Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said via phone from his office in Corpus Christi. Selena began performing as a child, singing in Los Dinos, a band formed by her father that featured her brother A.B. on bass and sister Suzette on drums.

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  • Saudi-led forces pound Yemen Shiite rebels as Iran sends aid

    Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Yemen's Shiite rebels for a sixth day on Tuesday, destroying missiles and weapons depots and for the first time using warships to bomb the rebel-held airport and eastern outskirts of the port city of Aden. The airstrikes' campaign by Sunni Arab states, which began last week, is meant to halt the advance by the Shiite rebels known as the Houthis who have overrun the country and forced Yemen's president to flee abroad. Meanwhile, Iran said it sent an aid shipment to Yemen, according to the official IRNA news agency — Tehran's first such delivery since the Saudi-led airstrikes started last Thursday.

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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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  • Rooney warns Kane over 'clever' Italy defenders

    England captain Wayne Rooney has warned  Harry Kane of what to expect when he comes up against Italy's "clever" defenders in Turin on Tuesday. As the sides prepare to meet for the first time since Italy's 1-0 win in the group stage of the World Cup last year, Rooney is well versed in the Italian style of defending. Kane's strike in Friday's 4-0 win at Wembley was his 30th goal of the season in all competitions, with Rooney taken aback by the 21-year-old's form.

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  • Blooming row over cherry blossom splits China, Korea, Japan

    A perennial debate over the birthplace of the cherry blossom has taken a fresh turn as a Chinese industry group claims the Asian giant is the tree's true home, rather than Japan or claimant South Korea. Cherry blossoms have long been associated with Japan, where viewing the short-lived blooms is an enduringly popular pastime to herald the arrival of spring. In recent years, some South Korean media have claimed that the country is actually the flower's origin -- sometimes provoking prickly reactions in Japan.

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  • Jenner ‘demanding apology from Foxx’

    Bruce Jenner is said to be demanding an apology from Jamie Foxx. The 47-year-old actor caused controversy at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday when he made a distasteful joke about Bruce’s reported gender transformation.

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  • FA confirms no British teams at 2016 Olympics

    England's Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that plans to enter British men's and women's football teams at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been abandoned. The FA wanted to enter teams for the tournament, but had to scrap the proposals after encountering opposition from the football associations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. "After careful discussion, The FA has decided not to enter either a women's or a men's team into the Rio Olympics 2016," the FA said in a statement.

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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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