• Singapore teen behind anti-Lee Kuan Yew video faces charges

    A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking Christianity and the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be charged in court with "wounding" religious feelings, harassment and circulating obscene content, police said Tuesday. Police said they "received more than 20 reports regarding an online video that contained, in part, insensitive and disparaging remarks against Christians". "Police arrested a 16-year-old male Singaporean in relation to the said video" on Sunday, the police statement released early Tuesday said.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • US university, foundation invested in frozen Chinese stocks

    The University of Michigan, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. and a foundation helping Appalachian children all own stakes in an overseas investment fund backing two major Chinese companies, which recently froze their stocks and missed financial reporting deadlines. The American organizations invested in the $1.4 billion fund — managed by New York banking giant Morgan Stanley — for their endowments or retirement funds, parts of which could be at risk amid news that auditors have yet to sign off on the Chinese companies' books. "This is not something an auditing firm would do lightly," said Paul Gillis, a former partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers in China who teaches accounting at Peking University.

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  • Netherlands a disgrace, says Cruyff

    Johan Cruyff has slammed Netherlands in the wake of their 1-1 Euro 2016 qualification draw with Turkey on Saturday, branding the performance "a disgrace". The 2014 World Cup semi-finalists needed a stoppage-time equaliser from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who deflected Wesley Sneijder's shot past the goalkeeper, to salvage a draw in Amsterdam. "Netherlands were terrible against Turkey.

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  • England U21s 3-2 Germany U21s: Ward-Prowse winner caps stunning comeback

    James Ward-Prowse struck eight minutes from full-time to secure a dramatic victory for England Under-21s against their German counterparts. Goals from Philipp Hoffman twice gave the visitors the lead, only for Jesse Lingard and Nathan Redmond to net equalisers before Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse struck late on to send the Riverside Stadium wild. After a cagey start to affairs, Germany took the lead with their first real opportunity.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Japan's Ao seeks crown on Mayweather-Pacquiao eve

    Former world champion Takahiro Ao will fight for a world lightweight crown in Las Vegas on the eve of Manny Pacquiao's welterweight showdown with Floyd Mayweather, promoters announced Monday. The 30-year-old Japanese southpaw will face Mexico's Raymundo

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  • Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

    Now, the Lincoln Continental is back. Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting its storied nameplate. After more than a decade of toying with alphabetical names like LS and MKS to be more like its foreign rivals, Ford's 98-year-old Lincoln brand is embracing its heritage.

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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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  • Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital

    A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said. The killing took place a month after a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death in Dhaka. In the latest incident, Washiqur Rahman Babu, 26, was declared dead at a hospital shortly after being attacked in Dhaka's Tejgaon area, police official Biplob Kumar Sarker said.

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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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  • This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret. #ShortFilm

    This article This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. She's definitely not made of ribbons, laces, sugar and everything nice. It's a regular morning at the Tokyo penthouse where Minako

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  • Thailand admits 'urgent' need to improve aviation safety

    Thai authorities Monday said they would use special powers under junta rule to "urgently" improve airline safety as several carriers face bans on new international flights following concerns raised by a UN aviation agency. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations body, recently reported "significant safety concerns" to Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) after an audit earlier in the year. In response Japan last week blocked new flights from Thailand in a move affecting charter services by budget carriers Thai AirAsia X and NokScoot as well as Asia Atlantic Airlines, the DCA said, adding existing flights would not be impacted.

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  • Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

    A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said. A local police official said the animal travelled some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the unfenced reserve to the town in Makwanpur district where it chased down startled pedestrians as well as vehicles. "The rhino hit and killed one 61-year-old woman, and injured six others," said Shishu Sharma, Makwanpur police spokesperson.

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