• Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

    The Netherlands' hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria. The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 70 goals as European champions Portugal beat Hungary 3-0 to stay in second spot behind Switzerland in Group B. Belgium needed a goal two minutes from time by Romelu Lukaku to salvage a 1-1 draw against nine-man Greece as they stayed two points clear in Group H, although Roberto Martinez's team lost their 100 percent record in the process.

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  • Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts.

    Associated Press
  • Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

    Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies experimenting with autonomous vehicles, caused no serious injuries, Uber said.

    Reuters
  • Don't blame Trump for the failure to repeal Obamacare. The Republican crisis goes deeper

    The Republicans had one job: repeal Obamacare. Since 2009, the American Right has been defined by its opposition to the expensive, messy, barely constitutional Affordable Care Act. Trump said that if he were elected, he would repeal and replace it "quickly." The voters gave him a Republican majority to do it.

    The Telegraph
  • Dwayne Johnson drops everything to comfort partner after dad's death

    The action man considered rocker Sib Hashian his 'second dad'.

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  • Singaporean teen dissident granted US asylum

    A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday. Amos Yee, 18, shocked Singaporeans in March 2015 after posting an expletive-laden video attacking Lee as the founding prime minister's death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in the city-state. The Singapore government had no immediate reaction to the ruling, which is still open to an appeal by the US government.

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  • Dozens of people have been injured after a massive explosion in the Wirral

    A huge gas explosion which destroyed multiple buildings has injured 24 people - including one seriously - with casualties buried under the rubble. Emergency services were scrambled to the scene of the blast in New Ferry, Merseyside, at 9.15pm on Saturday which demolished numerous buildings within a 50 metre radius. The explosion was heard across the region including in Liverpool and reportedly as far away as North Wales with unconfirmed reports suggesting the buildings could be a dance school, furniture shop and Chinese restaurant.

    The Telegraph
  • Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

    When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos ...

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  • How London terrorist Khalid Masood sought help over his urges to kill

    The terrorist who murdered four innocent people in an attack on Westminster had long harboured a “blood lust” and had sought professional help over his urges to kill, a former close friend has told The Telegraph. An astonishing picture has emerged of the journey Adrian Ajao took from polite schoolboy from a well-to-do family to Isil-inspired killer who called himself Khalid Masood. The first photographs of Ajao, one of three brothers, show him smiling broadly in a football team photograph when aged 15.

    The Telegraph
  • Selena Gomez ‘insecure over The Weeknd romance’

    Selena Gomez allegedly doesn’t know if her relationship with The Weeknd will go the distance.

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  • Singapore is Asia’s most competitive economy again

    For the fourth year running, Singapore has been ranked as the most competitive economy in Asia, media reports said, citing the 2016 Asian Competitiveness report...

    Property Guru
  • Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

    Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Around ...

    AFP
  • Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

    British police admitted Saturday they may never know the motive behind this week's terror attack on parliament, after releasing all but one of 11 people held over the assault. Ellwood, a former military officer who lost his brother in the 2002 Bali bombings, spoke out for the first time late Saturday, saying he was "heartbroken" he could not save Palmer's life.

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  • Southgate gives England stars chance to seize power

    Gareth Southgate has revealed he is giving more responsiblity to his England players in a bid to stop them freezing in the harsh glare of the international spotlight. Southgate is keenly aware that many of his predecessors as England manager have preferred to impose their will on the squad rather than listen to the opinions of the players. As a former England defender, Southgate has seen the pitfalls of that approach, with stars who shined at the Premier League clubs where they were nurtured finding it harder to blossom on international duty.

    AFP News
  • Keira Knightley thought Pirates of the Caribbean 'would be a disaster'

    The Disney franchise went on to be one of the most successful film sagas of all time.

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  • Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war

    After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched ...

    Associated Press
  • Any laws contradicting Islamic scriptures invalid, ex-CJ claims

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Any laws which run contrary to Islamic scriptures are null and void, said a controversial former chief justice who had once proposed that the English Common Law be...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • BMW and Mercedes Benz to Axe Specialty Car Models

    There was one point in time when German luxury car makers were racing off to fill in all the vacant niches in the car market. Now, those days are over, ... The post BMW and Mercedes Benz to Axe Specialty Car Models appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Navigating through turbulent times

    The price decline has also slowed to a modest pace of below 1% q-o-q last year. Recently, a positive note came in the form of a recalibration in the property cooling measures. The US Federal Reserve increased its benchmark rate by 0.25 percentage point on March 15, and the market expects two more Fed rate hikes this year.

    The Edge Property
  • Samsung Elec rejects calls for holding company structure, for now

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said it will not adopt a holding company structure for now, rejecting demands from U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management and putting off a long-anticipated restructuring. Investors had expected the global leader in smartphones and memory chips to adopt a holding company structure, as the founding Lee family tries to solidify its control of the Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] flagship. "Samsung had been saying the review would proceed without issues, so the market had accepted that, but now they are saying the transition will be difficult," said CJ Heo, a fund manager at Alpha Asset Management.

    Reuters