• Besiktas oust stunned Liverpool on penalties

    Turks Besiktas knocked Liverpool out of the Europa League on Thursday in a thrilling Istanbul clash at the scene of one of the English club's greatest triumphs, clawing back their first leg deficit and then winning on penalties. He added: "(We) definitely deserve it and we are so proud of our…

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    • Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on life support

      Singapore said Thursday that its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew is still on life support in hospital and being treated with antibiotics for severe pneumonia, after quashing rumours the 91-year-old had died. "He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation," the Prime Minister's Office said in a…

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      • IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named as London tech worker

        "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant apparently responsible for beheading a series of Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi. A Washington Post report citing friends, a leading think-tank researching foreign jihadists and…

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        • Nick Leeson: No lessons learnt from banking scandals

          Twenty years after Nick Leeson brought down Britain's oldest investment bank, the rogue trader immortalised in book and film says little has changed in an industry that continues to throw up one scandal after another. Leeson, whose £827m ($1.3bn, €1.1bn) loss as a Singapore-based junior derivatives…

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          • Rita Ora: I don't do mornings

            Rita Ora doesn't mind how busy her schedule is, as she likes the results of hard work.

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            • Pregnant store owner gets 5 years in puppy arson case

              LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas pet shop owner who was caught on surveillance video torching her business before 27 puppies and dogs were rescued last year failed to sway her sentencing judge with a courtroom announcement Wednesday that she was three months pregnant.

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              • US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians

                The US-led coalition carried out air strikes Thursday against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr in Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory for…

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                • Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

                  By Jane Wardell and Kanupriya Kapoor SYDNEY/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers. Abbott said he spoke with his…

                  • Lawyer M Ravi suspended until certified fit to practise by approved psychiatrist

                    Singapore lawyer M Ravi is suspended from law practice until he is certified fit to practise by a psychiatrist approved by the Law Society, says an order from the High Court.

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                    • Confirmed: Space Rock Created Swedish Lake

                      After two centuries of arguing about its origin, scientists have finally confirmed that Hummeln Lake in southern Sweden is an impact crater. Hummeln Lake's rounded shoreline first drew interest from scientists as far back as the 1820s, but it wasn't identified as a possible impact crater until the…

                      • My son could play for Germany one day - Ribery

                        The former France international, whose boy Saif was born in the country, says he is considering taking up citizenship

                        • Leonardo 'was Rihanna's teen crush'

                          Rihanna has reportedly always thought Leonardo DiCaprio is a hunk.

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                          • Woman in Ipoh believed murdered three weeks after robbery

                            IPOH, Feb 26 — After being robbed at her home earlier this month, Chinese national Jin Lian Yu, 68, told her son she did not feel safe here anymore and wanted to return home.  Twenty-one days...

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                            • Why Ajax wonderkid Bazoer snubbed Manchester City

                              The 18-year-old's brother and agent has revealed the midfielder was tempted by interest from the Premier League champions but ultimately decided to stay close to his family

                              • Chelsea agree record sponsorship deal with Yokohama

                                The Blues' five-year shirt deal with the Japanese tyre giant is understood to be the second most lucrative in world football behind Manchester United's agreement with Chevrolet

                                • China media pooh-pooh Japan's luxury lavatories

                                  The built-in bottom washers and pre-warmed seats of Japan's luxury toilets faced a storm in a U-bend on Thursday as Chinese state-run media launched a thunderous tirade against them. The Global Times, which is affiliated with the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily, devoted the editorial in…

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                                  • Mourinho: Hodgson and Del Bosque got it wrong at World Cup

                                    The England and Spain managers were too cautious when they needed a new approach in the World Cup, the Chelsea boss tells Alistair Campbell in new book