• Ranieri thanks Chelsea for title-clinching draw

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri called his Chelsea counterpart Guus Hiddink on Monday to thank him for the draw with Tottenham Hotspur that gave his team the Premier League title. Spurs' 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge brought Leicester the first title in their 132-year history and Ranieri, who was sacked by Chelsea in 2004, was quickly on the phone to express his gratitude.

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  • Malaysian shuttler Lee defeats world no. 1 in China final

    Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei defeated his rival and world number one Chen Long of China on Sunday in the final of the Asia Badminton Championships. The 33-year-old beat Chen 21-17, 15-21, 21-13 in the closely-fought final that lasted an hour and 22 minutes in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Lee is currently ranked second in the world.

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  • Trump's rise is driving immigrants to become citizens

    MIAMI (AP) — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.

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  • Brazil judge orders WhatsApp blocked, affecting 100 million users

    A Brazilian judge ordered wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook Inc's WhatsApp for 72 hours throughout Latin America's largest country on Monday, the second such move against the popular messaging application in five months. The decision by the judge in the northeastern state of Sergipe applies to the five main wireless operators in Brazil and affects WhatsApp's more than 100 million users in the country. The reason for the order is not known due to legal secrecy in an ongoing case in the Sergipe state court.

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  • NBA: Lakers should target LeBron, Durant - Johnson

    Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has urged the struggling NBA franchise to target LeBron James and Kevin Durant as they attempt to bounce back from the worst season in their history. The Lakers crashed to a 17-65 losing record this season, the second year in a row they have suffered 60 defeats or more. Former player and current Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton was named as their new head coach on Friday, replacing Byron Scott who was fired on April 24.

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  • iSad: Nobody wants to buy tablets anymore

    There’s only one thing helping the tablet market right now—keyboards—and even that is not enough to stave off a decline in tablet sales as consumers grow increasingly uninterested in the devices.

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  • 'The Jungle Book' tramples competition at the US box office

    Three movie releases failed to best Disney's "The Jungle Book," which trounced the competition at the US box office during its third weekend with $43.7 million, industry data showed Monday.

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  • PM Lee Just Delivered His May Day Rally Speech – Here’s What You Need To Know

    Every year in May, it is a custom for our Prime Minister to deliver his May Day Rally, and this year is no exception. Held at D’Marquee, Downtown East this year, the May Day Rally saw PM Lee sharing several important notes … The post PM Lee Just Delivered His May Day Rally Speech – Here’s What You Need To Know appeared first on Vulcan Post.

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  • COMMENT: Chee Soon Juan’s image problem

    Enter: Chee Soon Juan driving his daughter to school, as a tender piano score plays in the background. As Singaporeans would know, Chee has been accused of ousting Chiam from the SDP and taking over the party.

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  • Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school's halls

    HARTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings — with the help of students and staff — to safely get to a nearby pond.

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  • In pictures: Challenger discounts more items for its Funan outlet closure sale

    At the beginning of the month, we shared several deals that Challenger is offering at its Funan outlet, which is slated to close on June 30.

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  • Philippines’ Brain Drain: By the Numbers

    Since the 1970s, talented Filipinos have been leaving their homelands in order to make more money. But now the tide is turning. Here are the key numbers. Photo: Eva Tam

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  • Ruthless Selby stays strong to win world title

    (Reuters) - England's Mark Selby held his nerve in a ruthless display to beat China's Ding Junhui 18-14 on Monday and win the world snooker championship for the second time. World number one Selby, champion in 2014, never trailed in the match as he ended Ding's hopes of becoming the first Asian player to win the biggest prize in the sport. Ding, who lost the first six frames, fought back on Sunday to leave Selby 10-7 ahead overnight at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

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  • 3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

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  • Prince siblings in probate court in 1st hearing on estate

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn't known to have left a will.

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  • Higuain brace keeps Napoli on track

    Two goals from Gonzalo Higuain gave Napoli a 2-1 win over Atalanta keeping them on track for second place in Seria A on Monday. With two games to go Napoli have 76 points and while Roma have just 74 they enjoy a better head-to-head record if the two finish the season level on points, with fourth-placed Inter Milan ten points back. Serie A top scorer with 32 so far Higuain scored in the 10th and 77th minute before an 85th minute own goal from Raul Albiol made for a nervy finish.

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  • Al-Qaeda after bin Laden

    The jihadist group Al-Qaeda has survived the death of its founder Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 and bolstered its notoriety with attacks in Africa, Europe and Yemen.

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  • US stocks push higher as dollar retreats

    Analysts said sentiment remains strong in New York even after disappointing earnings from Apple and some other technology companies weighed on shares last week. Bourses in Paris and Frankfurt also climbed, while Tokyo's Nikkei index tumbled 3.1 percent as the strong yen continued to weigh on Japanese exporters. Equity markets in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai were closed for a public holiday.

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  • Australian says he created bitcoin, but some skeptical

    SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identified himself as the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin on Monday but experts were divided over whether he really was the elusive person who has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto until now. Uncovering Nakamoto's real identity would solve a riddle dating back to the publication of the open source software behind the cryptocurrency in 2008, before its launch a year later. Bitcoin has since become the world's most commonly used virtual currency, attracting the interest of banks, speculators, criminals and regulators.

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  • Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

    The 15-year-old is being treated in hospital at Pathankot in Punjab state and is expected to survive, said the city's deputy police superintendent, Manoj Kumar. The accident happened on Friday evening when the schoolboy was playing at home with the licensed revolver which is normally kept in a wardrobe, Kumar told AFP.

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