• Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho is expected to be named as Manchester United's new manager despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better choice. Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in London on Tuesday after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford ended with his sacking a day earlier. Former Chelsea boss Mourinho is reported to have been offered a three-year deal worth £15 million ($21 million, 19 million euros) per season and would be given a transfer war-chest of around £200 million to revive the troubled Premier League club.

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  • Hero's burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage

    Plans by the Philippines' controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman's crimes. Rodrigo Duterte, who won this month's elections in a landslide, announced on Monday he would allow Marcos to be buried at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila, in what would be another big win for the dictator's family as it cements a remarkable political comeback. "Burying him at the (cemetery) will whitewash all crimes he committed against the people and will send the wrong message to the world: that in the Philippines, crime pays," Bonifacio Ilagan, who was detained and tortured by Marcos forces, told AFP.

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  • Champions League final goal like losing virginity - Ramos

    Hero of Real Madrid's Champions League triumph two years ago, defender Sergio Ramos compared his first final experience to losing his virginity ahead Saturday's clash with Atletico Madrid in a rematch of the 2014 final. Ramos broke Atletico's hearts with his stoppage time equaliser to deny Diego Simeone's men a first ever European Cup before a rampant Real ran out 4-1 winners after extra-time. Hopefully I'll have the good fortune to lift (the Champions League) again." Atletico have bounced back from the blow at Lisbon with just one defeat in the subsequent 10 Madrid derbies since.

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  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Drone captures shark feeding frenzy on whale

    A drone has captured a bloody feeding frenzy by around 70 tiger sharks on a dead whale, turning the pristine waters of the aptly named Shark Bay in Australia red.

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  • The Parcel Phone Scam and Why You Must Know About It

    Have you heard of the parcel phone scam? It is the latest scam going around and the police in Singapore had issued a media advisory on 8 April to warn Singaporeans. I experienced it personally yesterday. At around noon, I received a call from a US number which went to an automated voice message, asking […] The post The Parcel Phone Scam and Why You Must Know About It appeared first on Alvinology.

  • Tragically Hip singer diagnosed with an terminal brain cancer

    Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, the Canadian band announced Tuesday ahead of what is likely to be a farewell tour. Neuro-oncologist James Perry told a televised press conference that Downey was diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) after the singer suffered a seizure during a walk in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario. The alternative rock band broke out in the 1990s with hits such as "New Orleans is Sinking," "Blow at High Dough" and "38 Years Old." In 2005, The Tragically Hip was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and three years ago was featured on a Canadian stamp.

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  • Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion

    Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday, has personally examined the remains at a Cairo morgue. “Whatever has been published is baseless and mere assumptions,” Hisham Abdel-Hamid told Egypt’s state MENA news agency.

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  • Dutch F-35 jets touch down for European air show debut

    Two US-assembled F-35A fighter jets destined for the Dutch air force have landed for the first time in northern Europe, ahead of the stealth plane's continental air show debut over the summer. The Lockheed Martin-built Lightning II jets, which will form the mainstay of the Dutch fighter fleet for the next five decades, landed at Leeuwarden Air Force Base in the northern Netherlands late on Monday, AFP reporters saw. Also known as Joint Strike Fighters (JSF), the sleek planes were escorted by a business jet with Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on board after an eight-hour flight from the eastern United States which included multiple in-flight refuelling.

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  • The First Look At Emma Watson's Live Action Beauty & The Beast Will Give You Chills

    The first trailer for Disney's upcoming adaptation of Beauty and the Beast doesn't give away much. The Beast (Dan Stevens) never makes an appearance. As soon as we heard those twinkling notes of Alan Menken's "Prologue" we were sold.

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  • Over 180 cases of gastroenteritis reported at Owen Road

    A surge of gastroenteritis cases in the Owen Road area has prompted authorities to close the Pek Kio Market and Food Centre for disinfection as a precautionary measure. More than 180 cases were reported as of 23 May, said a joint statement released by the Ministry of Health (MOH), National Environmental Agency (NEA), Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) and PUB. NEA has closed the market and food centre for cleaning and disinfection from 25 to 26 May, and it will re-open on 27 May.

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  • Chinese media slam US lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

    Chinese state media on Tuesday slammed the lifting of a decades-old US arms embargo against Vietnam, saying the move was aimed at Beijing and calling Barack Obama's assurances to the contrary "a very poor lie". Obama announced the end of the 41-year-old ban on weapons sales to the United States' former foe in Hanoi on Monday, as Washington and Beijing jockey for influence in Asia and tensions mount in the strategically important South China Sea. Beijing is taking an increasingly assertive stance in the area, building up artificial islands with facilities capable of military use, while Washington has responded with "freedom of navigation" sail-bys and fly-pasts.

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  • Miki Yeung and husband hold another wedding in Bali

    The Cantopop singer gave a moving speech at their second wedding reception in Bali

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  • Tech companies take the lead as US stocks surge

    U.S. stocks made their biggest gain since March on Tuesday as technology companies like Apple and Microsoft soared. Homebuilders also climbed after the government said sales of new homes reached an eight-year ...

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  • Household debt at RM1.04t, Parliament told

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Malaysia’s household debt stands at RM1.04 trillion currently, or 89 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said...

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  • Striker Sandro to leave Barcelona

    Barcelona striker Sandro Ramirez is set to leave the club, the La Liga champions' technical director Robert Fernandez said on Tuesday. Barca have not exercised the option to offer Sandro a new contract in order to allow the 20-year-old forward to join another club on a free transfer. Sandro made 24 appearances this season to help Barcelona win the league and Cup double.

  • Penang man to hang for setting wife on fire

    GEORGE TOWN, May 24 ― An unemployed man was sentenced to hang by the Penang High Court today after he was found guilty of intentionally setting his wife on fire and killing her three years ago....

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  • PAS leaders rubbish Dr M’s claim party will throw by-elections

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s suggestion that PAS will concede two June 18 by-elections to Barisan Nasional stems from his own brand of “revenge politics”, said the Islamist...

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  • Philippine film industry celebrates Jose's Cannes win

    The Philippines' entertainment industry on Monday celebrated Jaclyn Jose's surprise win at the Cannes film festival, hailing her as one of the nation's hardest working and most versatile actresses who deserves global acclaim. Jose, 52, famous at home mostly as a soap opera star, won best actress Sunday for her mesmerising performance as a Manila slum matriarch who falls prey to corrupt police in acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mendoza's "Ma' Rosa". "This is a victory for the Filipino film industry.

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  • Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent

    Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour -- used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine -- has risen 900 percent. The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro had kept the price of corn flour frozen for 15 months at 19 bolivares a kilogram (two pounds). Flour is one of the most scarce food basics, and the Venezuelan Association of Corn Flour Industrialists has been asking for a price increase, arguing that the low government-set price does not cover the cost of production.

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