• Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday. The mob overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland on Thursday and seized the rape suspect, whom they also accused of being an…

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    • ‘Crying’ Virgin Mary statue in Sabah draws hundreds

      A humble home in Kampung Tulangis Mahandoi here has been attracting hordes of visitors seeking to see a figurine of the virgin Mother Mary that has allegedly been shedding tears. According to owner Michael George Bosoun, the 12-inch figurine, set on a homemade altar, was said to have started…

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      • Madonna: The artist has died

        Madonna's album began as an "invigorating and joyous" experience, but quickly evolved into "something quite crazy". The routine was meant to see one of her dancers pull off her cape but upon realising it was tied too tightly, the star toppled backwards down a set of stairs and suffered whiplash.

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        • Rap star bets big on Mayweather over Pacquiao

          Curtis Jackson, the rap music star better known as 50 Cent, says he will bet $1.6 million (1.47 million euros) on pal Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao in their May boxing showdown. The much-anticipated bout will be staged May 2 in Las Vegas and could be the richest payday in boxing history…

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          • Doctor helping downed pilot is shocked to find Harrison Ford

            Dr. Sanjay Khurana was close to finishing a golf game when a vintage plane clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the next hole's green. When the surgeon got a closer look, he was stunned to see the pilot was Harrison Ford, the actor he grew up watching in the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones"…

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            • Lin Dan earns meeting with world champ Chen

              Olympic champion Lin Dan earned his most significant world tour showdown in two-and-a-half years with a third successive straight games victory to ensure a meeting with world champion Chen Long in the semi-finals of the All-England Open. The 31-year-old Chinese legend outmanoeuvred Kento Momota, a…

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              • Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gunbattle with 2

                A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gunbattle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday. Officer Robert Wilson III, 30, was at the counter of the GameStop…

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                • Zoë Kravitz: My parents are unique

                  Zoë Kravitz got more opportunities in her career because of her famous parents.The 26-year-old star is the daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. As well as appearing in TV shows including Californication and movies such as After Earth

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                  • Wembley should be saved for FA Cup final, says Rodgers

                    Liverpool are just one game away from playing at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup -- but their manager Brendan Rodgers rather wishes they were not. If Liverpool beat Blackburn Rovers in their quarter-final on Sunday, they will travel to London to play the semi-final at English football's most famous…

                    • Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

                      The 12 local civil protection mountaineers had embarked on their mission after climbers reported seeing a frozen skull 310 meters (1,000 feet) from the peak of the 5,610-meter Pico de Orizaba on Monday. The second body was found 150 meters away, and it was also frozen and mummified, said Juan…

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                      • China's No. 3 leader warns HK activists against "crossing a line"

                        China's third-ranked leader warned advocates of Hong Kong independence on Friday that they were "crossing a line", local media reported. Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC), made the comment during a closed door meeting, Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK reported, quoting…

                        • Jackie Chan: My wealth belongs to Jaycee!

                          5 Mar – He once announced that all of his wealth will go to charity after his death, but now Jackie Chan is singing a different tune. According to Tencent Entertainment, Jackie, who once said that his son Jaycee will not get anything from him and should work to earn his own living instead, seemed…

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                          • "Jihadi John" link deepens security unease in Kuwait

                            By Noah Browning KUWAIT (Reuters) - Reports that Islamic State's most notorious executioner was born on their soil have stirred deep unease among Kuwaitis about the vulnerability of their country to wars in nearby Iraq and Syria in which some of their Arab allies have become combatants. People…

                            • Scholes: Ozil picked the easy option with Arsenal

                              Paul Scholes has hit out at Mesut Ozil, claiming his move to Arsenal was the "easy option" and his poor form is down to a lack of leaders at the Emirates Stadium. However, Ozil has struggled for form and fitness since and ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Manchester United, the…

                              • Russian priest feels closer to God in serenity of Antarctica

                                Sophrony Kirilov pulls hard on the strings of the heavy Russian bells from inside the world's southernmost Eastern Orthodox church, calling to anyone wanting to pray on this remote Antarctic island. Although he often misses his family and the dark winters are hard, Kirilov says there is no place he…

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                                • Public reacts to Michelle Yeoh's wedding news

                                  6 Mar – After being an item for nearly a decade, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh and her fiancé, Jean Todt, will finally be tying the knot this year. The "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" actress made the announcement during a recent appearance at the Roberto Cavalli 2015 Fall/Winter Fashion Show in Milan, On…

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                                  • McDonald's to drop antibiotics in chicken supply

                                    The world's biggest restaurant chain announced on 4 March that within two years, McDonald's USA will only buy chickens raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The concern is that the overuse of antibiotics for poultry may diminish their effectiveness in fighting disease in…

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