• Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show 'Avengers' film

    Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney. It said the dispute was over a decision to raise the rental fee for the movie to 53 percent of ticket sales rather than the 47.7 percent usually charged to small-town theaters. Karl-Heinz Meier of I.G. Nord, a group representing cinema operators in northern Germany, said it would have been prepared to go as far as a 50 percent fee.

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  • Bruce's first wife on dealing with his secret

    Bruce Jenner's fist wife initially found his situation hard to wrap her head around. The former Olympian was married to Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981, and they have children Burt and Cassandra together. Bruce told his new wife early on in their marriage that he identified as a woman, but Chrystie reveals it didn't have an impact on the relationship.

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  • Liverpool steal march on Manchester United in Depay race

    Liverpool have stolen a march on Manchester United in the race to sign Memphis Depay from PSV, Goal understands. United identified Depay as a potential signing during last summer’s World Cup, where the winger impressed for his national team under the management of Louis van Gaal. But while Depay is understood to have travelled to England he did not hold talks with United – as he was instead given permission by PSV to enter into discussions with Liverpool.

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  • Why you should always manage your CPF account!

    Many know the Central Provident Fund (CPF) as that savings instrument that deducts 20% off our monthly wages. However, we suspect a only smaller percentage know what the actual differences are between the Ordinary Account (OA), Special Account (SA) and

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  • Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed: Australia

    Australia urged Indonesia Monday to delay the execution of two men for drug offences until a corruption probe into their case is complete, after a report that judges sought tens of thousands of dollars in bribes. "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan could face the firing squad within days, along with others from Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines and an Indonesian prisoner. The Indonesian attorney-general's office said the executions would take place this week but did not confirm a date.

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  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1PJ1yHs).

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  • Calvin 'cheated on model gf with Taylor'

    Calvin Harris allegedly cheated on Aarika Wolf with Taylor Swift. “Calvin and Aarika met on the set of his music video Blame in August, and they started officially dating in October,” a source told the New York Daily News’ Confidential column. According to the insider, Calvin admitted to a friend that he had cheated on the 21-year-old with the Shake It Off singer.

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • "Iron Man" faces lawsuit over body armour

    27 Apr – Disney and Marvel find themselves the target of a new lawsuit, this time over the armour worn by one of their superheroes, Iron Man. Ben and Ray Lai, who run Horizon Comics, accused the studios of copying the characters they created for their comic called "Radix", where the characters featured wear "highly detailed, mechanized suits of body armor". The full lawsuit can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter, but the gist of it says Marvel and Disney have appropriated their characters' looks for Iron Man's latest upgraded full body armour.

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  • Banknotes or airport? Singapore mulls Lee Kuan Yew tribute

    The death of the widely revered leader known as "LKY" last month has sparked a vigorous debate in Singapore over how to honour its first prime minister, who famously disdained personal monuments. The colonial administrator spotted Singapore's potential as a strategic trading post, devising policies to facilitate commerce and establish rule of law, and setting out the island's general layout.

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  • Fabregas: Arsenal return brought back so many memories

    Cesc Fabregas says that his return to Arsenal brought back "many memories" as Chelsea earned a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The result moved Chelsea to within touching distance of their first Premier League title since 2010 and Fabregas took to Twitter to air his feelings on Monday morning. A day that brought back so many memories.

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  • A new Vision for Paul Bettany in 'Avengers'

    Paul Bettany couldn't hear anything. When the 43-year-old actor initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterious Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in theaters Friday, Bettany could barely make out what anyone was saying around him. "I would go to a place of real Zen, where I meditated on the line of thousands and thousands of actors that would love to be in my position in an uncomfortable suit," said Bettany in a recent interview at Disney Studios.

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  • Man-Made Earthquakes Rising in US, New Maps Show

    New earthquake hazard maps signal a watershed moment: They show that fracking's byproducts are clearly to blame for swarms of earthquakes plaguing several states. The maps highlight 17 hotspots where communities face a significantly increased risk of earthquakes, and the accompanying report links the earthquakes to wastewater injection wells. Previous maps did not include earthquakes that are induced by human activities.

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  • Mancini pleads for patience for Shaqiri and Podolski

    Inter coach Roberto Mancini says that January arrivals Xherdan Shaqiri and Lukas Podolski should be afforded more time and patience as they attempt to prove their worth to the Serie A side. The Nerazzurri looked to have pulled off a major coup by beating Liverpool to the signing of Shaqiri, who arrived at San Siro from Bayern Munich as part of a reported €15 million (£10.7m) deal. Podolski, meanwhile, joined Inter on loan from Arsenal with a view to a permanent switch at the end of the season.

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  • Modern tragedy: Quake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies

    Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. The tower built by Nepal's royal rulers in the 1800s was one of the country's most treasured monuments, and was photographed far more than other buildings destroyed by Saturday's quake.

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  • Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines

    Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of world boxing. Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as "The National Fist", Pacman fights undefeated American Floyd Mayweather on May 2 to decide who is the world's best "pound-for-pound" boxer. To most of the Philippines' population of almost 100 million, Pacquiao, winner of an unparallelled eight world championships in different weight divisions, is a well-loved national symbol, living proof that success is possible with hard work even if you are dirt-poor.

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  • Joan Jett: Sexuality wasn't on my agenda

    Joan Jett thinks David Bowie's "mystique" is a lot sexier than "putting it all out there". The 56-year-old rose to prominence in all-girl rock group The Runaways and also has an impressive solo career, along with her band the Blackhearts.

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  • ASEAN warns sea reclamation 'may undermine peace'

    Reclamation work in the disputed South China Sea, where China has constructed an airstrip and other structures on coral reefs, threatens to "undermine peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned Monday. Beijing's assertion of sovereignty over almost all the sea -- also claimed in parts by several other Asian nations -- has set off alarm bells with its neighbours and beyond as China stakes its claim with growing boldness. A statement to be issued at the close of the one-day summit in Malaysia notes "serious concerns" over land reclamation on reefs whose sovereignty is contested.

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  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

    AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted. The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, are rarely visited despite being a UNESCO World Heritage site like those in Egypt. Sanctions against the government of longtime President Omar al-Bashir over Sudan's long-running internal conflicts limit its access to foreign aid and donations, while also hampering tourism.

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  • Relieved Lee handed backdated doping ban

    By Ebrahim Harris KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei was a relieved man on Monday after being handed a backdated eight-month ban for doping by the Badminton World Federation, leaving him free to go for gold at the Rio Olympics next year. Lee tested positive test for dexamethasone at last year's world championships. Dexamethasone is an anti-inflammatory that does not enhance performance but is on the list of banned substances.

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