• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FIFA brothers scrambled to deposit cash hoard at U.S. banks, U.S. court documents show

    By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two brothers who pleaded guilty in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal deposited large sums of cash in a frenzied series of visits to U.S. banks, hoping to avoid detection by authorities, U.S. court documents released this week showed. Daryan and Daryll Warner, sons of former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, and their associates deposited more than $600,000 in cash at bank branches in New York, Miami and Las Vegas in the second half of 2011, according to a 2012 complaint in U.S. District Court in New York that was unsealed on Wednesday. The complaint against the Warners, who are citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, showed that they made sure none of their deposits exceeded the $10,000 threshold above which banks have to file a report to U.S. authorities.

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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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  • Need a favorite? Can't go wrong with Argentina, Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you're trying to pick a winner in the Under-20 World Cup, you may not need to look much further than Latin America.Argentina has won it six times. Brazil has won five, the last in 2011. The two countries have also been runners

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  • Japan posts lacklustre household spending, inflation

    Japanese household spending unexpectedly fell in April while inflation and factory output were also lacklustre, a string of official data showed Friday, aggravating concerns about the world's third-largest economy. The figures come as economists warn Japan could see a weak second quarter, following a better-than-expected 0.6 percent expansion -- or 2.4 percent at an annualised rate -- during the first three months of the year. Household spending remains stubbornly weak as the Bank of Japan struggles to boost prices in a bid to end decades of deflation for good and kickstart the long-lumbering economy.

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  • 10 Most Popular Homes In Singapore 2015

    Just like birds building their nests stick by stick, homeowners put in a lot of heart and effort to transform bare and empty houses into homes to call their own. Through Qanvast, some homes end up being an inspiration to others - giving them ideas to

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  • Hundreds seek safety from Texas floods, severe weather kills 16

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 17 people, flooded cities and set a record for the wettest month. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch stretching from south of San Antonio to Dallas, through Oklahoma, where severe weather this week killed an additional six people, and into Kansas.

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  • Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

    Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable. The upgrade will give Android's personal assistant, Google Now, expanded powers of intuition that may be greeted as a great convenience to some and a tad too creepy for others. Most of the renovations unveiled Thursday at Google's annual developers' conference won't be available until late summer or early fall, around the same time that Apple is expected to release the latest overhaul of the iOS software that powers the iPhone and iPad.

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  • Michael Jackson's Neverland property on sale for $100M

    Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The Santa Ynez Valley property that once served as the late pop star's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Jackson distanced himself from Neverland after his 2005 acquittal on charges that he molested children at the ranch and opted to live elsewhere.

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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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  • Sherwood reveals Benteke has buy-out clause

    Tim Sherwood admits Aston Villa can't stop Christian Benteke leaving because the Belgium striker has a buy-out clause in his contract. Benteke has been strongly linked with a transfer to Liverpool and Villa manager Sherwood confirmed for the first time on Thursday that he has a substantial release clause in his contract which would trigger a move if met.

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  • Insight: All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

    By Swati Pandey and Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led search, already the most expensive in aviation history, has found no trace of the Malaysia Airlines jet or its 239 passengers and crew, prompting calls for a rethink into the way the mission is conducted. Heightening concerns, Australian authorities said on Wednesday that another search vessel, the Go Phoenix, which is using the world's best deep sea search equipment and crew provided by U.S. firm Phoenix International Holdings Inc, would pull out within weeks.

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  • Portman reflects on Harvard education

    Natalie Portman was keen to prove she was more than “just a dumb actress” when she arrived at Harvard University. The 33-year-old actress attended Harvard from 1999 to 2003, and left with a degree in psychology. "When I came in as a freshman in 1999, I felt like there had been some mistake and that I wasn't smart enough to be in this company," Natalie said.

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  • China land reclamation in South China Sea creates 'new facts': U.S.

    By David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter, in Washington's latest challenge of Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, said the scale of Beijing's activities, not the United States, was altering the status quo in the region. Carter, speaking to reporters at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia, said the United States was trying to maintain a shared regional security structure that has advanced "prosperity for everyone" over the past 70 years. "We’ve been flying over the South China Sea for years and years and years, and ... will continue to do that: fly, navigate, operate.

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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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  • Rafa Benitez resigns as Napoli coach

    Rafael Benitez moved a step closer to taking over Spanish giants Real Madrid when the Spaniard resigned as Napoli coach on Thursday. The out-of-contract 55-year-old, who arrived in Italy in 2013, will take charge of his final game when Napoli host Lazio on Sunday in effectively a playoff for the third Champions League spot in Serie A. "This is the end of my two years experience here and I would like it to finish with a victory," said Benitez as he thanked the club, its president and its supporters. Benitez, won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, the then UEFA Cup with Valencia in 2004 and the Europa League for Chelsea in 2013, is seen as one of the wiliest tacticians in world football.

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  • Taylor Swift: I’m OK with not being sexy

    Taylor Swift knows she’s not an “overtly sexy” person. “That's a way of people saying I’m just not generally a sexy person,” she told Access Hollywood. Taylor has made a hugely successful career for herself through writing about processes she is going through.

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  • Quelle domage fromage: Mystery of holes in Swiss cheese solved (and no it's not mice)

    It's a mystery that has puzzled scientists for years: Why does Swiss cheese have holes in it? According to a new study, microscopically small particle of hay are to blame, as they fall into buckets traditionally used to collect milk and create holes as as it matures into cheese.

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