• Ronaldinho's star fading fast in Mexico

    Ronaldinho quickly became Mexico's biggest football star when he signed with Queretaro last year, helping to sell thousands of jerseys with his famous name printed on the back. The honeymoon ended during the winter break when the notoriously hedonistic Ronaldinho returned from vacation in Brazil a month late for preparations for the Clausura-2015 tournament. Last week, he didn't help his cause by storming out of Queretaro's stadium before the end of the semi-final first leg after his manager subbed him.

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  • Break the vicious cycle, Singapore tells S.China Sea rivals

    By Rujun Shen and David Alexander SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's prime minister called on countries on Friday to break the "vicious cycle" of the South China Sea row, as the United States and China exchanged increasingly angry barbs over reclaimed islands in the disputed waterway. Inaugurating Asia's biggest security forum, the Shangri-La Dialogue, Lee Hsien Loong also warned of the threat of Islamic State militancy in Southeast Asia and said it was not inconceivable that the ultra-radicals could establish a base in the region physically under their control, like in Syria or Iraq. Just hours before Lee spoke, the Pentagon said China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the South China Sea.

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  • Sim Lim Square saga: Jover Chew out on bail over cheating cases

    Jover Chew, the owner of the now-defunct Mobile Air, and four other men were charged in court on Friday, 29 May, over a slew of cheating cases that allegedly occurred at the shop at Sim Lim Square Mall. Chew faces 26 charges, of which 25 are for cheating and one criminal intimidation charge. In a Straits Times report, the police said in a statement that the five men were arrested on 27 May for “a series of cheating cases”.

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  • After Over Two Months Of Drama, Amos Yee’s LKY Video Is Back Again

    The LKY video that started the whole Amos Yee saga has returned. Yesterday, a Channel NewsAsia report said that prosecutors are demanding that Yee be send to a Reformatory Training Centre after the controversial video reappeared on his YouTube page. The video, which was taken down in March, has been viewed over a million times, and shared more than 9,500 times.

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  • Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world football. Blatter's victory came despite demands that he quit in the face of a major bribery scandal being investigated by U.S., Swiss and other law enforcement agencies that plunged football's governing body into the worst crisis in its 111-year history. Neither Blatter nor Jordanian opponent Prince Ali bin Al Hussein got the necessary two thirds of the ballot in the first round, with Blatter securing 133 votes against 73 for Prince Ali.

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  • Alba’s billion dollar company

    Jessica Alba’s business The Honest Company has been valuated at $1 billion. The 34-year-old actress-and-entrepreneur and her partner Chris Gavigan founded the venture in 2012 with the intention of providing toxin-free household goods and baby products. Jessica is the cover girl on the latest issue of Forbes magazine and her face is accompanied by a headline which dubs her as ‘America’s Richest Self-Made Woman’.

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  • Szczesny slams father over Arsenal criticism

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has become embroiled in a war of words with his own father over controversial comments his parent made about Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and his team-mates. Szczesny is likely to start for Arsenal in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday despite losing his position as the club's first-choice goalkeeper to David Ospina earlier this season. Szczesny's father Maciej, himself a former Poland goalkeeper, accused Wenger of being disloyal towards his son earlier this year and claimed the smoking story was "exaggerated" by the media.

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  • Ellen 'considering talk show future'

    Ellen DeGeneres reportedly has her staff "freaking out" about her potentially not returning to her show. The 57-year-old star has been hosting her famous talk show since 2003, and it's one of the most popular on TV. While she still manages to land top guests and has been lauded for her ability to put fellow A-listers at ease, it appears Ellen may be ready to give her small screen hit up.

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  • 8 Reasons Why You Need To Download Google Inbox Now

    Google Inbox is the productivity app we’ve all been waiting for. It was first introduced in October last year to a select few, and has now been made available to everyone. You might wonder what’s so special about Google Inbox — there are tons of productivity apps out there, after all. After checking it out, what we can safely say is this: Google Inbox has made important To-Dos way easier to resolve, and it’s only getting better with some new tricks up its sleeve.

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  • S. Korea confirms 12 MERS cases

    South Korea confirmed five MERS cases Friday, bringing the total number of patients infected with the potentially deadly virus to 12, including a man who defied a quarantine protocol and travelled to China, health officials said. The infections were all traced to the original case of a 68-year-old man diagnosed on May 20 after returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is considered a deadlier but less infectious cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and killed hundreds of people, mostly in China.

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  • Bobbi Kristina ‘will never come off life support’

    Bobbi Kristina will “never” be removed from life support by her family, according to reports. The 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston was placed in a medically induced coma after being found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Roswell, Georgia home on January 31.

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  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known hazard called shallow-water blackout or hypoxic blackout, New York City is putting up warning signs at all public pools prohibiting prolonged breath holding. It is part of a movement to raise awareness of the peril that has killed accomplished swimmers and to stop it by banning lengthy breath holding in the nation's estimated 300,000 public pools.

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  • 7 No-Reno Ways to Visually Upsize Your Kitchen

    What do you do if you have a tiny home with an even tinier kitchen? Here are 7 design tricks to visually upsize your kitchen, with no renovation involved! By Disa Tan   Solution #1: Mobile Counters Have you always wanted an island counter in the middle

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  • Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos

    Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free. The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google's desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually every part of people's lives. Google will provide unlimited storage of all photos up to 16 megapixels and high-definition video up to 1080p.

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  • Myanmar restricts journalists after photos show sleeping MPs

    Journalists were negotiating with Myanmar officials Thursday to restore their access to the Parliament chamber after being pushed out because pictures of snoozing lawmakers were published online. The pictures of sleeping MPs was the main reason cited by Kyaw Soe, director general of the Union Parliament, which handles administrative duties. In a minor victory, the journalists were told they could occupy the upper floor of the chamber, but they were continuing to negotiate Thursday evening.

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  • Home (not so) sweet home: The Singapore edition

    Popping tiles, shoddy skirting, shattered glass shower walls – these are some of the public housing woes that have gotten Singaporeans red-faced and sputtering after moving into their brand new BTO or DBSS flats in the past year. One instance saw Singaporeans complaining even before foundations were built – after they discovered they could be staying next to a columbarium. Here are the top five public housing sagas that made headline news in the past 12 months.

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  • Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart loses control of family trust

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart was Thursday ordered by a court to relinquish control of a multi-billion dollar family trust to her eldest daughter, culminating a long and bitter feud. The New South Wales Supreme Court appointed Bianca Rinehart as head of the trust, reportedly worth Aus$4.0-5.0 billion (US$3.1-3.8 billion), which was established by her grandfather, the late mining magnate Lang Hancock. It ordered Gina Rinehart to deliver the trust documents and accounts to her daughter.

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  • China stocks extend fall, investors jittery after big tumble

    HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese stocks fell again Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off. Other major Asian benchmarks climbed. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China declined

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  • US spelling bee ends in a tie -- again

    The world's premier spelling bee ended in a tie in the US for a second year in a row after an intense 10-round showdown between two young contestants who tackled some of the English language's most obscure words. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, together hoisted the gold trophy amid a flurry of confetti after they clinched the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Venkatachalam, a basketball fanatic sporting sharp Air Jordans, also tackled such tongue-twisters as poblacion, caudillismo and nixtamal with panache.

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  • India battles deadliest heatwave in two decades

    Indian authorities urged hospitals to treat heatstroke as an emergency as the toll from a long heatwave topped 1,800 on Friday, making it the deadliest in more than two decades. Hundreds of mainly poor people die at the height of summer every year in India, but this year's figures are already nearly double the annual average. Experts say the official figures likely understate the true impact because heatstroke disproportionately affects the poor and homeless, who are less likely to die in hospitals.

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