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  • Malaysian man set to hang in Singapore gallows today granted stay of execution

    Malaysian prisoner Pannir Selvam Pranthaman had been scheduled to hang this morning in Singapore, having been found guilty of drug trafficking into the city state, and meted out the most severe punishment despite having cooperated with authorities. Last week, a letter from Singapore's president had stated that his appeal for clemency was not granted, and notifying him of his execution date, the following Friday. A Chief Justice, along with two Judges of Appeal, heard the case, and agreed that Pannir should be granted a “reasonable opportunity to take advice on whether he can mount a successful challenge” against his charges.

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    Soccer: Real Madrid say Pochettino never asked to stay at club's residence

    Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino appeared to have rubbed Real Madrid up the wrong way after the Spanish club denied that the coach had asked if his team could stay at their residency ahead of the Champions League final. In an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Cope broadcast on Friday, Pochettino said Spurs would be using Real's Valdebebas training ground for their preparations for the final against Liverpool in Madrid on June 1. "We will train at Valdebebas, but we won't sleep there, we'll be at a nearby hotel.

  • Victoria Beckham wishes Spice Girls 'good luck' as she misses out on reunion tour

    Victoria Beckham has publicly wished her former Spice Girls bandmates good luck ahead of the first date of their reunion tour. Victoria made the decision not to return to the band as her alter ego Posh Spice when they announced the Spice World tour. She is leaving the comeback to Geri Horner, Mel B, Mel C, and Emma Bunton, and has ruled out a cameo appearance.

  • Woman urged by bride to attend hen do instead of spending time with dying relative

    Sometimes, there's good reason for turning down an invitation but one bride isn't having any excuses when it comes to her big day. An anonymous woman took to Reddit to explain that a close relative of hers is dying and she needs to miss her friend's hen party in order to be by their side. A close relative of mine is in hospital dying of cancer right now and has been given days to live,” she explained.

  • Three Indian climbers die on crowded slopes of Mount Everest

    Three Indian climbers and one Nepali guide died on Mount Everest in the past couple of days, taking to seven the total number killed or missing on the world's highest mountain in this year's climbing season, Nepali officials said on Friday. More than 120 climbers scaled Everest on Thursday, but some of them were caught in the crowd of people on the slopes, leading to exhaustion, dehydration and death, the officials said. Hiking officials say between five and ten climbers die on Mount Everest in an average climbing year.

  • The US economy faces 'a tremendous amount of headwinds': Portfolio manager

    Michael Cuggino of The Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds says while the U.S. has so far weathered the trade war better than China, there are other risks that could hit the American economy in the coming months.

  • Grab driver jailed after refusing to return $30k mistakenly transferred to him by company

    SINGAPORE - A Grab freelance driver was jailed three months on Thursday (24 May) for not returning $30,000 which was mistakenly transferred to him by a finance associate of the ride-hailing company.