• Griezmann agent confirms 'concrete' move from United

    (Reuters) - Manchester United have shown "concrete interest" in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, who has an exit clause of £85 million, the Frenchman's agent Eric Olhats has said. United, who are fifth in the Premier League, have scored the least number of goals among the top six sides and are aiming to strengthen their attack with Griezmann, who has scored 25 goals for Atletico this season. You have United, (Manchester) City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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  • N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

    Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions. Speculation had mounted that the North could carry out a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch to mark 85 years since the founding of its army. The South's Yonhap news agency cited a government source as saying the exercise was the North's "largest ever" and presumed to have been overseen by leader Kim Jong-Un.

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  • Honda Cars PH updates Honda Civic RS Turbo with convenience features

    As good as the current Honda Civic is, especially the 1.5-liter Honda Civic RS Turbo, it lacks a couple of things that most of its competitors have. Thankfully, that has ... The post Honda Cars PH updates Honda Civic RS Turbo with convenience features appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • Abigail Breslin diagnosed with PTSD after rape trauma

    The young star has kept the identity of her attacker a secret.

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  • Heavily armed gang steals millions in stunning Paraguay heist

    Dozens of suspected Brazilian gangsters blasted into a secure vault containing millions of dollars in southeastern Paraguay on Monday, leaving a policeman dead in what officials called the "robbery of the century." Some 50 gunmen with explosives and military-grade weaponry left the city of Ciudad del Este looking like a war zone after a two-hour overnight assault on a security firm and police headquarters, authorities and witnesses said. A joint Paraguayan-Brazilian police operation against the fleeing assailants on the country's porous border -- near the famous Iguazu waterfalls -- killed three suspects and resulted in "at least four arrests," Paraguay's interior ministry tweeted. The tweet showed a photograph of a policeman standing over the body of a man in bloodied camouflage clothing.

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  • Ultra-low cost flight to launch between London to Singapore for $230 USD

    A 13-hour flight from London to Singapore is being billed as the longest, ultra-low cost flight on the market, officially ushering in the era of bargain basement airfare prices for long-haul travel. 

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  • Trump's first 100 days: a chaotic discovery of power

    From the resounding setbacks in Congress to the stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has certainly been confronted with a steep learning curve in his opening months at the White House. While the new US president has shown a capacity to change both his tone and his positions, Trump has struggled to convey a clearly articulated worldview. At this stage of his presidency Donald Trump is the least popular US leader in modern history (even if his core supporters still fully support him).

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  • Warriors come out swinging, complete sweep of Trail Blazers

    The Golden State Warriors punched their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs in emphatic style on Monday, with a 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Stephen Curry scored 37 points with eight assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Warriors wrapped up a four-game sweep of the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series. The Warriors' 45 first-quarter points tied the NBA record for the most points scored in the opening period of a playoff game, and left the Trail Blazers reeling on their home floor in Portland.

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  • Son could have been saved if driver vigilant, says mother

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Why didn’t the driver open the door himself? This was the poser raised by self-employed Jumrah Thamrin following the death of her six-year-old son Muhammad Iqram...

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  • Tomb Full of Mummies Unearthed at Luxor

    Several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported. A team of archaeologists with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities uncovered the funerary complex during the ministry's ongoing excavations at the site. The funerary complex contains multiple tombs that were originally built for a man named Userhat, who was a judge in Luxor sometime during what modern-day archaeologists call Egypt's New Kingdom (1550–1070 B.C.) period, the ministry said in a statement.

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  • Thai junta defends 'cheap' $393 mn Chinese sub purchase

    The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility of the warship. The submarine sale is the latest defence deal between Beijing and Bangkok, who have grown ever closer since Thailand's 2014 coup. Talks are also underway for China to construct a multi-million dollar armaments and military hardware repair facility in Thailand.

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  • 8-Year-Old Learns to Drive Online, Drives Younger Sister to Fast Food Joint

    No parent is going to say “Love ko ‘to” to this piece of news. In Ohio, an 8-year-old boy craving for a McDonald’s snack learned how to drive by watching ... The post 8-Year-Old Learns to Drive Online, Drives Younger Sister to Fast Food Joint appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

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  • 'Furious 8' leaves competition in the dust

    Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" topped the North American box office for a second weekend, industry data showed, taking $38.4 million as it closed in on $1 billion worldwide. The eighth installment in the high-octane series starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shattered records on its opening weekend with global revenues of more than $500 million, and that figure has since surged to $908.3 million. Directed by F. Gary Gray of "Straight Outta Compton" fame, "Furious 8," also featuring Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson and hip-hop star Ludacris, follows Diesel's Dom Toretto, who is coerced into joining forces with a cyber-terrorist played by Theron.

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  • Pei, creator of Louvre pyramid, reaches his century

    The modernist architect I. M. Pei, who was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre, turns 100 Wednesday with his controversial creation now an icon of the French capital. The Chinese-American designer endured a roasting from critics before the giant glass structure opened in 1989, with up to 90 percent of Parisians said to be against the project at one point. "I received many angry glances in the streets of Paris," Pei later said, confessing that "after the Louvre I thought no project would be too difficult." Yet in the end even that stern critic of modernist "carbuncles", Britain's Prince Charles, pronounced it "marvellous".

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  • Arkansas stages first double execution in US in 17 years

    The southern state of Arkansas, rushing to execute several inmates before a lethal drug expires next week, put to death two inmates late Monday, the first double execution in the United States in 17 years. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said that Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, both sentenced to death in the 1990s, were executed by lethal injection after higher courts rejected their final legal appeals. Arkansas had planned to put eight convicted murderers to death in 11 days -- a record, had it been carried out -- but four have won reprieves.

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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution

    A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. "This discovery could be an important tool for helping to get rid of the polyethylene plastic waste accumulated in landfill sites and oceans," said Cambridge University professor Paolo Bombelli, co-author of a study published in the journal Current Biology. Polyethylene represents 40 percent of Europe's demand for plastic products, mostly in the form of packaging and shopping bags.

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  • Four-goal Newcastle romp back to Premier League

    (Reuters) - Newcastle United sparked a noisy promotion party by beating 10-man Preston North End 4-1 at a packed St James' Park on Monday to ensure a return to the Premier League at the first attempt. Exactly 348 days after being relegated, Newcastle overcame their obvious nerves to bag a prize worth more than 100 million pounds ($127.92 million) and retain an outside chance of pipping Brighton & Hove Albion to the Championship title. Two tap-ins from Ayoze Perez, a well-worked Christian Atsu goal and a Matt Ritchie penalty, after Preston's Paul Gallagher was sent off for handling on the line just past the hour mark, warmed the crowd of 50,212 on a bitter Tyneside night.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner works harder on make-up than she did winning Olympic gold

    Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about how she stole make-up while living life as Bruce Jenner.

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  • Survey: GE14 a race between BN, Pakatan with PAS the biggest loser

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 ― The next general election will see Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan battle it out as PAS is unlikely to win voter support in the event of a three-cornered fight, a...

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  • Luxury shoe brands Jimmy Choo and Bally put up for sale

    By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) - British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale to try to maximise shareholder value as majority investor JAB increases its focus on consumer goods. JAB Luxury also said on Monday it was reviewing its ownership of Bally International, the Swiss luxury footwear and accessories company, clearing the way for a possible sale of that business too. Jimmy Choo, famous for its stiletto shoes and accessories, has discussed its plans with 68 percent shareholder JAB, which supports the process as part of a move away from a luxury sector it now considers "non-core".

    Reuters