• Manny Pacquiao teleconference call terminated early

    Manny Pacquiao's teleconference call on Monday was abruptly halted just minutes after it began with promoter Bob Arum delivering an obscenity before telling organizers to shut it down. "Oh (expletive)," Arum said after the moderator said the first question would come from Michael Marley of Examiner.com. Let's reorganize and do this call some other time, please." Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach commented briefly before the call was taken over by Arum who had said earlier he wasn't happy with the idea of it.

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  • Vonn: Tiger’s kids are amazing!

    Lindsey Vonn thinks boyfriend Tiger Woods’ children are “amazing”, just like their father. With Lindsey’s relationship with Tiger, 39, going from strength to strength, the couple have been making more and more public appearances both together and with his children. Most recently, Lindsey watched on proudly as Sam and Charlie got suited up to play the role of caddies for their famous father and even hit a few balls themselves during the Masters Par 3 Contest at Augusta, Georgia on April 8.

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  • Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

    All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home. For Chow and many in this 7.2-million-person city, it all adds up to the feeling that Hong Kong is being forever changed by the 1.4-billion-strong country just a few miles to the north, where many feel life is cheaper and people are less educated. The complaints range from the small to the sweeping, from the perceived rudeness of Chinese tourists to fears that leaders in Beijing are sabotaging the freedoms and rule of law that have long distinguished Hong Kong from the rest of China.

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  • Liverpool push on with Gray interest

    Liverpool remain confident that Demarai Gray will end up at Anfield despite increasing interest from Premier League rivals including Arsenal and Tottenham, Goal understands. The 18-year-old Birmingham City forward has long been on Liverpool’s radar, with Brendan Rodgers's side believed to have a clause allowing them to match any offer placed by another side. Championship promotion contenders Bournemouth failed with numerous bids in January - but now a host of Premier League teams have joined Liverpool in the chase for Gray's signature.

  • Euro eases as Greece musters local funds in debt crisis

    The euro fell against the dollar Monday as Greece ordered all public agencies to pony up their financial reserves to help the debt-riddled government meet urgent payments. "The negotiations with Greece remain at a standstill and although Eurogroup officials are trying to reassure the markets that Greece will be able to service its debt in May the situation clearly remains dire," said Boris Schlossberg at BK Asset Management. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's cash-strapped government had launched an appeal in March for public agencies to turn over their reserves on a voluntary basis.

  • Japan PM says may drop direct apology in WWII statement

    Japan's leader Shinzo Abe risked Chinese and Korean ire on Tuesday by sending an offering to a controversial war shrine, and saying he may not repeat a formal apology for the country's World War II rampage. Abe, an unabashed nationalist, made a symbolic donation to Yasukuni Shrine, the supposed repository of the country's war dead, including 14 of the most infamous war criminals. The gifting of a sakaki tree -- sacred in native Shintoism -- appeared to indicate that Abe would not visit Yasukuni during the three-day Spring festival, which begins Tuesday.

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  • South Korea PM tenders resignation over bribery scandal

    South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo was left in political limbo on Tuesday after offering to resign over a scandal involving bribery allegations against senior members of President Park Geun-Hye's administration. The prime minister is a largely symbolic post in South Korea, where power is concentrated in the executive.

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  • Three dead as wild weather lashes Australian state

    Three people died as the Australian state of New South Wales was lashed by a "once-in-a-decade" storm on Tuesday with homes washed away, thousands hit by power cuts and sand drifts sweeping inland off Sydney's iconic Bondi beach. Sea swells also hampered shipping as the region around Australia's biggest city suffered its second day of gale-force winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour (83 mph) and torrential rain. The Bureau of Meteorology said 119 millimetres (five inches) of rain had fallen in Sydney in 24 hours -- the city's wettest period since 2002.

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  • Pastore: Cantona's wrong, Messi and Ronaldo are better than me

    Paris Saint-Germain star Javier Pastore does not see himself as the best player in the world, stressing Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi are on another level. Manchester United legend Eric Cantona boldly stated earlier this month that the Argentine is the best player around in the game, ignoring both last year's Ballon d'Or winner and the Barcelona forward. The Frenchman's praise was well received by Pastore, but the 25-year-old does not believe he should be considered at the same level as the Real Madrid man and his compatriot just yet. "Cantona has his opinion and I thank him for his praise," he told reporters.

  • US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

    The Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off the country to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels. Navy officials said Monday that the Roosevelt was moving through the Arabian Sea. The Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea in response to reports that a convoy of about eight Iranian ships is heading toward Yemen and possibly carrying arms for the Houthis.

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  • China: Bamboo bicycle workshop puts new spin on Beijing's traditional cycling culture

    Not more than a decade ago, the streets of Beijing were clogged by traffic from millions of bicycles, and few cars could be seen on the roads. Today, the opposite is true and China's capital city has practically become a graveyard for rusty bicycles. The bicycles still in use must now compete for space alongside the thousands of electric bikes and cars that also use the city's famous cycle lanes that line both sides of most roads.

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  • Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns

    A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent and callous" murderer. The judge imposed a sentence against Megan Huntsman that went beyond what was called for in a plea deal because he was so repelled by the killings. Huntsman, 40, told police she was too addicted to methamphetamine to care for more children during the decade when the babies were killed.

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  • Dempsey’s on set ‘diva antics’

    Patrick Dempsey is reportedly in hot water with Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes due to his “diva” antics. The 49-year-old actor, who has played Dr Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd since the show began in 2005, is said to be appearing in less and less episodes of the medical drama after being “suspended” due to ongoing conflict with Shonda. “Patrick has been acting like a diva and has clashed with Shonda.

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  • How football coach Simeone painted Madrid red

    In the dying moments of Diego Simeone's second Madrid derby in charge of Atletico, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: "Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby". The display by the Real Madrid ultras had more truth to it than the usual chutzpah exchanged between rival fans. It had been 13 years since Atletico had beaten Real, a run that would stretch into a 14th year and 25th match when Real's reserves won out once more at the Vicente Calderon five months later.

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  • This Creep Took Photos Of His Housemate While She Was Asleep #ShortFilm

    This article This Creep Took Photos Of His Housemate While She Was Asleep originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. This creep is no angel - he's got new flatmates whom he's taking advantage of, but his luck runs out in a strange turn of events.

  • Halliburton says has cut 9,000 jobs in wake of oil's drop

    Halliburton Co. has cut 9,000 jobs — more than 10 percent of its workforce — in about six months and is considering more cost-cutting moves as falling oil prices sap demand for its drilling help. Halliburton executives disclosed the job cuts Monday on a conference call with investors. Oil prices plunged starting last summer, leading to a decline in drilling activity.

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  • IBM: We are KILLING it in our hottest, most important markets

    IBM has historically lumped a lot of other stuff into “cloud” when it reports that number, including “private cloud” — that’s when businesses still buy their own software and servers to run in their own data center, but with special software that lets them run more efficiently. Because that involves buying expensive equipment, lumping “private cloud” sales into an overall cloud business can vastly bump up the revenue figures. Analytics is the hot thing these days because mobile devices, big data, and cloud computing have made it easier for any size company to capture data and analyze it.

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  • 3 New Chilling Posters & A Brand New Trailer for 'Jurassic World'!

    These three new posters for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World are simply mind-blowing! Think the great white shark is your biggest nightmare? Wait till you meet the monstrous Mosasaurus! We're nearing blockbuster season with a slate of big movie titles

  • Shanghai auto show bans skimpily clad female models

    The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models and automakers responded with dancers and fresh-faced young women holding tablet computers. Organizers of China's biggest auto show announced in February that models in slinky dresses who usually adorn the stands of some auto brands would be banned. The use of female models at Chinese auto shows already had dwindled as automakers tried to set themselves apart.

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  • Judge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham

    A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease. State District Judge Martin Hoffman issued a temporary restraining order in the case after a brief hearing and will schedule a full hearing within two weeks, the Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1ElkcDp) reported. Nurse Nina Pham's lawyers say Texas Health Resources' pursuit of a worker's compensation claim is meant to quash Pham's lawsuit against the company.

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