• Analysis - Injured Pacquiao faces possible sanctions

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fallout from the "Fight of the Century" became murkier on Monday with possible lawsuits in the works and Manny Pacquiao likely to face disciplinary action for failing to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury. Filipino Pacquiao lost on a unanimous decision to undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr in a heavily hyped welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday that is expected to be the top grossing prize fight of all time. Barely one hour after the contest ended, Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, said the 36-year-old southpaw had been hampered by an 'old' injury to his right shoulder.

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  • Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast: reports

    Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said on Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia -- a major destination for Indonesian maids -- United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, and will come into effect in three months' time, Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri was cited as saying in local media. Jakarta, which has long complained about the treatment of Indonesian maids in the Middle East, had already placed a moratorium on sending new helpers to Saudi Arabia in 2011 following the beheading of a worker.

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  • 11 Car Parks in Singapore You Didn’t Know Had Free Parking

    Plaza Singapura is arguably one of the most popular shopping centres along Orchard Road. UPDATE: As pointed out by reader “geraldtjy” in the comments below, to get into Orchard Road during that time would result in passing under at least one set of ERP gantries.

    MoneySmart
  • New York party of the year kowtows to China

    China's march towards global ascendancy has taken another leap forward -- at least when it comes to New York high society and its most glittering fashion extravaganza, the Met Ball. The city's party of the year, attended by A-list film stars, singers and models, the richest moguls and most feted fashion designers, has chosen China as the theme of its 2015 bash at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. For Chinese actress Li Bingbing -- "so excited" to be going for the first time -- it shows that Western attitudes towards her country, for so long a communist bogeyman in the United States, are beginning to change.

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  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. The experience of Kate — and, even more, of the baby's late grandmother, Princess Diana — suggests the level of interest the princess can expect.

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  • Sheryl Sandberg's husband Goldberg died after hotel gym accident: official

    By Gabriel Stargardter and Sarah McBride MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a resort in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday. Goldberg, the husband of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, fell off a treadmill at a private villa in Punta Mita and hit his head, the prosecutor's spokesman said. Goldberg's brother found him on the floor of the villa gym showing signs of life, the spokesman said.

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  • Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial

    For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. Tsarnaev, 21, grabbed a tissue and repeatedly dabbed his eyes and cheeks while his aunt became so upset that she was unable to testify on his behalf as his lawyers try to persuade a federal jury to spare his life. Tsarnaev had maintained an uninterested expression since his trial began in January, most of the time staring straight ahead and only occasionally glancing over at witnesses, including people who lost loved ones in the 2013 bombing.

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  • Ailing Thai king makes rare public appearance

    Thailand's revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance on Tuesday, leaving the hospital where he has been convalescing for much of the past few months. A heavily guarded convoy carrying the wheelchair-bound 87-year-old monarch left Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital for the Grand Palace, the sprawling complex in the heart of the old quarter that is the seat of the Chakri dynasty. The palace visit was made on Coronation Day, a Thai public holiday that marks Bhumibol's official coronation in 1950, three years after his reign began following the death of his brother.

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  • Mourinho rules out matching Ferguson's 'impossible' record

    Jose Mourinho has insisted he cannot equal former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson's record of 13 Premier League titles, saying it would be "impossible". Chelsea boss Mourinho guided the Blues to the English title on Sunday following a 1-0 victory at home to London rivals Crystal Palace. It was the third time the 52-year-old Mourinho, now in his second spell as Chelsea manager, has brought the Premier League title to Stamford Bridge following the 2004/05 and 2005/06 triumphs the Portuguese boss enjoyed during his initial period in charge.

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  • Box Office Top 20: 'Avengers' sequel soars to $191.3 million

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jam-packed sports weekend didn't stop moviegoers from trekking to theaters in droves to see the Avengers sequel, which posted a massive $191.3 million North American opening, Disney said Monday.While "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may

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  • Freed Nigerian women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity

    By Isaac Abrak and Emma Ande YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp. The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children last week from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest in a major operation that has turned international attention to the plight of hostages. After days on the road in pickup trucks, hundreds were released on Sunday into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola to be fed and treated for injuries.

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  • Lee ranking slip gives Malaysia selection headache

    Lee Chong Wei's slumping ranking because of a doping ban has left Malaysia in a quandary ahead of the badminton world championships in Jakarta in August. The Malaysians have two spots at the Aug. 10-16 tournament but former world number one and twice Olympic silver medallist Lee is only their third-ranked player after serving a backdated eight-month ban which expired on Friday. World number 31 Chong Wei Feng and 41st-ranked Zulfadli Zulkiffli are in line to take the two spots but talk has already begun about 45th-ranked Lee going at the expense of one of his compatriots.

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  • Shipwrecks Spotted in Crystal-Clear Waters of Lake Michigan

    Early spring is apparently a good time to look for shipwrecks in Lake Michigan. Earlier this month, a helicopter from the Coast Guard's Air Station in Traverse City, Michigan, was out on a routine patrol over the lake, looking for boats in distress or anything out of the ordinary. When Petty Officer Mitch Brown looked out the window of the helicopter, he could spot several century-old shipwrecks in the crystal-blue waters.

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  • Obama jokes with Letterman about post-retirement life

    President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman. "After a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing that you've been there to give us a little bit of joy and a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much," Obama said. Letterman is filling his CBS show with prominent guests in the lead-up to his final show May 20.

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  • Volcanic warning at Japanese hot springs resort

    Japan's meteorological agency on Tuesday issued a warning to limit access to the popular hot springs resort of Hakone after a nearby volcano became active and began belching steaming gas. "Please do not enter dangerous zones." The warning, which comes in the middle of the nation's "Golden Week" spring holidays, was expected to affect tourism there as some 20 million people, including foreign tourists, visit Hakone, one of the most famous hot spring resorts in Japan, every year. Japan sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are relatively commonplace.

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  • Execution of Pakistan death row convict stayed in dispute over age

    Shafqat Hussain was due to be executed on Wednesday. In March, he was dressed in a white uniform ready for hanging and told to write his will before his execution was postponed while the Federal Investigation Agency looked into the question of his age. The agency, Pakistan's equivalent of the U.S. FBI, later determined he was not a juvenile at the time of the killing and a new execution date was set.

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  • Strong U.S. Dollar Hurts ‘Avengers’ Sequel, Blockbusters at Overseas Box Office

    “Avengers: The Age of Ultron” opened at No. 1 in all 88 foreign markets and took in an impressive $168 million at the overseas box office this weekend. It would be even more impressive if it were worth that in real money to Disney.

    The Wrap
  • Pep's feeling pressure at Bayern, says Effenberg

    Pep Guardiola is struggling to deal with the pressure of winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich ahead of Wednesday's semi-final at Barcelona, according to ex-Germany captain Stefan Effenberg. Munich have won back-to-back German league titles under Guardiola, but the 44-year-old recently insisted that only the treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles is enough to satisfy Bayern's appetite. The Spaniard will make his first return to the Camp Nou for Wednesday's first leg since winning 14 titles in four years with Barcelona before resigning in 2012.

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  • Adelson denies Vegas executives had hand in Macau CEO firing

    Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson spent an entire day Monday denying that Las Vegas Sands officials had a hand in firing Steven Jacobs as Sands China Ltd. president in July 2010. "Never heard the phrase," the chief executive of both Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd. told Jacobs' lawyer, James Pisanelli.

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  • Colorado theater shooter asked police if children were hurt

    Holmes asked the question in a video played for jurors Monday, which showed two detectives interviewing him at the Aurora Police Department about two hours after the July 2012 attack, which killed 12 people and injured 70 others. Chuck Mehl testified later that Holmes had seen a sign in the police department that said "Crimes Against Children Unit," which might have prompted the question.

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