• Tottenham's Kane scotches Man Utd transfer rumours

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane on Tuesday dismissed speculation over a move to Manchester United following his breakthrough season as Spurs prepared for a friendly in Kuala Lumpur against a Malaysian select squad. Kane has been Spurs' standout performer this season, scoring 21 league goals to help the club to a fifth-place finish in the English Premier League, and made it clear he would like to stay. "Spurs are a big club and I have a bright future here.

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  • Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong barred from Malaysia

    Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was on Tuesday refused admission to Malaysia, where he planned to speak about the city's pro-democracy movement and the anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square massacre. Wong was the teenage face of the "Umbrella Movement", which brought parts of Hong Kong to a standstill for more than two months late last year with mass rallies calling for fully free leadership elections. "This morning we stopped Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong from entering Penang.

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  • First-Ever HDB Smart Homes Go On Sale Tomorrow From An Unbelievable $28,000

    Smart homes still have a ring of the futuristic about them, but the future is here: Singapore’s first-ever batch of next-generation homes by the Housing Development Board (HDB) will be up for sale tomorrow (May 27). While these prices are 8-20% higher than that of other new flats launched in Punggol, the smart homes are still arguably value for money.

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  • Depp ‘could face 10 year prison sentence’

    Johnny Depp could be imprisoned for 10 years after smuggling his dogs into Australia. The 51-year-old, who was Down Under filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, brought his Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol with him to the country without declaring them. Although the dogs were put on a plane back to their home in America earlier this month, according to The Sydney Morning Herald Johnny’s legal saga is far from over.

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  • Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

    Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe. Balogova was promised a clean place to stay in Britain and maybe even some money.

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  • Singaporean’s duet with Jessie J goes viral

    Currently the featured artist on singing app Sing! by Smule, British singer-songwriter Jessie J sings parts of her songs on the platform and any member of the app can join to complete the song in a duet. Singaporean Fairus Adam gave it a go, singing Jessie J’s latest single, Flashlight from the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack, and posted the video on his Facebook page on Sunday (24 May).

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  • New Virtual CashCard To Launch, Banish ERP Troubles For Singaporeans

    Singapore motorists can soon kiss their ERP troubles goodbye, with a new virtual CashCard that is set to be available from Thursday (28 May). According to The Straits Times, the vCashCard was created through a collaboration between NETS and the Land Transport Authority (LTA), and it will make things much easier for motorists: even if a CashCard is low on cash or absent in the in-vehicle unit (IU), users will be able to pay ERP charges without facing penalties or additional administrative charges. Currently, motorists who pass through ERP gantries without sufficient amounts in their CashCard have to pay an additional $10 in administrative fees, along with the ERP charges they owe.

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  • Sip slip leaves thirsty Chinese goalie in hot water

    Quenching his thirst while on duty proved costly for Chongqing Lifan goalkeeper Sui Weijie, who has been fined for sipping water as their opponents equalised in a Chinese Super League match, local media reported on Tuesday. Hovering around the relation zone, Lifan were leading 1-0 seven minutes from time in Sunday's match when hosts Liaoning were awarded a free-kick just outside the penalty box. From a hastily taken set-piece, Liaoning midfielder Ding Haifeng darted past a group of static defenders before slotting the ball into an empty net, much to the horror of Sui, who was stood motionless drinking from a bottle next to the goal post.

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  • Malaysia finds 139 grave sites in migrant trafficking camps

    Malaysian police said Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis. Thailand, meanwhile, deployed a helicopter carrier to serve as a temporary medical and processing centre as the United States offered to launch flights to locate vessels carrying migrants but abandoned by smugglers, with rights groups warning thousands of boat people may still be at sea. Malaysia's national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar announced the discovery of the grave sites and camps, but said it remained unclear how many bodies were buried in the inaccessible area of mountainous jungle along the Thai border.

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  • Pahang-Perspura clash cancelled after visa row

    Pahang's AFC Cup round of 16 clash against Persipura Jayapura was cancelled by the Asian Football Confederation late on Monday after four foreign players from the Malaysian side were denied entry into Indonesia. Pahang blamed the crisis-hit Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) for the problems after Nigerian Dickson Nwakaema, Jamaican Damian Stewart, Pakistani Zesh Rahman and Argentine Matias Conti were denied entry.

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  • Kendrick: I surprise people

    “I just finished this movie with Ben Affleck, a big guy, and when you listen to the playback of a scene with the two of us and it's his turn to speak, often you can't hear anything. Then, like a knife, you hear my voice, and I'm thinking, ‘Oh my God, of the two of us, how can Affleck be the soft-spoken one? Anna admits she used to have a problem with her height when she was younger.

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  • Samsung to merge two major units

    Samsung Group announced on Tuesday the merger of two major affiliates, as the South Korean business giant accelerates restructuring efforts ahead of a generational power transfer within the founding Lee family. The all stock deal, approved by the boards of both companies, would see Samsung's de facto holding company Cheil Industries -- which has interests from fashion to theme parks -- acquire general trade and construction affiliate Samsung C&T. The merger, which is expected to be completed by September pending shareholder approval, will see Cheil offer 0.35 new shares for each Samsung C&T share. The two companies are both listed on the Seoul stock market, with Cheil valued at 22 trillion won (US$2 billion) and Samsung C&T 8.6 trillion won as of Tuesday morning.

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  • North Korea leader hails 'miracle' missile test

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) -- which was viewed with wary scepticism outside the reclusive state -- as a miraculous leap forward. A fully developed SLBM capability would take the North Korean nuclear threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the Korean peninsula and the potential to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack. Although the North clearly is set on developing a working SLBM, the expert consensus was that it remains years from acquiring such a capability.

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  • Rhys Meyers ‘drinking himself into oblivion’

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers is reportedly “drinking himself into oblivion”.The Tudors star was spotted sipping vodka from the bottle while walking the streets of London on May 15.And Jonathan, who has been admitted to rehab for alcoholism three times in the

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  • Taiwan offers South China Sea peace plan to avert "major conflict"

    By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan proposed a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that its says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at odds with its neighbours and the United States. The South China Sea Peace Initiative announced by President Ma Ying-jeou called on claimants to temporarily shelve their disagreements to enable negotiations on sharing resources. Ma's plan is similar to a 2012 proposal for the East China Sea, which allowed Taiwan and Japan to jointly fish in the contested waters.

  • US warplanes scrambled after bogus jetliner threats

    US warplanes were scrambled to escort an Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York, following one of several threats against commercial aircraft that proved to be unfounded. Flight AF022 landed at JFK airport without incident after being escorted to land by two F-15 fighter jets ordered to accompany the aircraft as a precaution by NORAD, the joint US-Canadian monitoring force. The FBI said the plane was searched upon landing and the threat had turned out to be false.

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  • Underwood: I’m so grateful to Idol

    Carrie Underwood will be “forever grateful” to American Idol. The country singer won the fourth season of the hit singing contest in 2005. “So hard to believe it's been 10 years! I'm forever grateful to American Idol for changing my life! #blessed(sic)” she captioned the image.

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  • Dwayne Johnson: Everyone's flawed

    Dwayne Johnson admits he's more "flawed" in real life than in his movies. The 43-year-old began his career as a wrestler before turning his hand at acting, making his big motion picture debut in 2001's The Mummy Returns. "In movies like [upcoming film] San Andreas, I play a cool guy who trips a little bit and comes back up.

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  • A Sicilian and her cell phone saving Syrians at sea

    Nawal Soufi is never without her mobile phone and thousands of Syrian refugees have reason to be grateful for that. It was an early morning in the summer of 2013 when the fragile-seeming Sicilian 27-year-old took the first panicked call: hundreds of Syrians were lost in the Mediterranean aboard a boat taking on water. Caught unawares, she called the Italian coastguard, who quickly explained how she, a fluent Arabic speaker thanks to her Moroccan heritage, could tell the terrified migrants how to find their GPS coordinates on their satellite phone and ensure they could be rescued.

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  • Liverpool's decline leaves Rodgers' future in jeopardy

    As subscribers to the "Moneyball" approach, Liverpool's American owners like to do their business based on cold, hard statistics. Liverpool finished a miserable season with a 6-1 loss at Stoke, its worst defeat in the 23-year history of the Premier League and its heaviest in 52 years. In the space of a year, Liverpool has gone from the second best team in England to No. 6, despite an outlay of 116 million pounds (now $180 million) on new players in the last offseason.

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