• Working to death in Japan: health warning over 'no overtime' law

    Japan's push to take away overtime from high-paid workers has critics warning it will aggravate a problem synonymous with the country's notoriously long working hours -- karoshi, or death from overwork. Teruyuki Yamashita knows the risks all too well. "I told a nurse that it was dark -- I didn't realise that I was blind," Yamashita said, recalling when he woke up in hospital.

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  • Valencia joy dampened by injury to keeper Alves

    Valencia's joy on Saturday at securing a berth in Champions League qualifying for next season was tempered by an apparently serious knee injury to their Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves. Alves had to come off after hurting his right knee in the second half of the 3-2 La Liga win at Almeria and Spanish media reported he had damaged cruciate ligaments and could be facing several months on the sidelines. "We are happy and pleased with the victory but sad for Diego Alves," executive president Amadeo Salvo said on the club's website (www.valenciacf.com).

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  • Suarez out of Barca's final La Liga outing of the season

    Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has not recovered from a hamstring strain and will be rested for the champions' final La Liga game of the season later on Saturday as a precaution. The Uruguay international picked up the injury in Barca's semi-final, second leg at Bayern Munich on May 12 and missed last weekend's La Liga title clincher at Atletico Madrid. Barca coach Luis Enrique will be hoping to have him back in the side for next Saturday's King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao and the Champions League final a week later as the Catalan giants chase a treble of trophies.

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  • How 5 Former WWE Stars Took Careers From the Top Rope to Hollywood’s Bottom Line

    WWE and its spinoff businesses are multibillion dollar franchises and though professional wrestling is often greeted with a tongue and cheek attitude there’s no question the industry has spawned legitimate international stars. Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Mick Foley and Jim Ross are five other former WWE superstars breaking the mold and cashing in with multimillion dollar ventures in Hollywood and beyond. Page went from being heavyweight champion of the world to the main advocate of his own brand of yoga, while legendary announcer Jim Ross currently markets his own line of barbecue sauces.

    The Wrap
  • People are worried about Apple for the silliest possible reason

    Reuters/Lucy Nicholson As we head into the second half of the year, there’s a creeping concern amongst Apple analysts that investors are going to bail on the company.  The reason for concern is silly. Basically, Apple has been doing too well. The

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  • ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Mario Kart 8’ Got Mashed Up And It’s Genius (Video)

    Nintendo is known for creating family-friendly games starring chubby Italian plumbers who sometimes race go-karts; “Mad Max: Fury Road” is rated (extremely) R. So naturally, some Internet genius mashed the two driving properties up into one brilliant

    The Wrap
  • Admin error costs Malaysian gymnast SEA Games berth

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An administrative error by team officials has cost Malaysian gymnast Rachel Yeoh a berth in the Southeast Asian Games squad, local media reported on Sunday. The 17-year-old was mistakenly left off the list of names

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  • They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There… #ShortFilm

    This article They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There…… originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. He and his friend have been peeping on this woman for a very long time. They had a camera and a telescope zoomed on her window

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  • Afghan weddings: bigger, fatter and hard to tame

    With a burst of confetti, dancers clap and twirl around a garland-bedecked groom as Afghanistan's wedding season kicks into high gear, but lawmakers pushing for austerity are bent on taming out-of-control guest lists. Kabul wedding halls with Las Vegas-style razzle dazzle are busy as Afghans rush to get hitched before next month's Ramadan fasting begins, in a colourful contrast to the Taliban era when musical revelry and dancing were banned. Hundreds of people -- not counting the ubiquitous wedding crashers -- typically attend celebrations in these halls segregated by gender, with a bulging guest list seen both as a social obligation and a totem of affluence.

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  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Breaks Guinness World Record at ‘San Andreas’ Premiere (Video)

    If Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new disaster flick “San Andreas” bombs at the box office, at least he won the internet while promoting it. Not only did Johnson surprise a super fan by officiating the man’s wedding and deliver a hilariously stupid high

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  • 'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress freed

    The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws. The High Court in Seoul ruled that Cho Hyun-Ah, who had been in jail since her arrest in December, was not guilty of the most serious charge of altering an aircraft's route while in flight. "The accused had no intention of hampering the safe operation of the plane," High Court judge Kim Sang-Hwan said, handing down a reduced sentence of 10 months, suspended for two years.

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  • Real heavyweight Ronaldo backs coach Ancelotti

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has signalled strong support for coach Carlo Ancelotti and sent a clear message to club president Florentino Perez that he does not want the Italian to be sacked. Perez is widely expected to make Ancelotti the scapegoat after Real ended the season without winning a major trophy but the intervention of dressing-room heavyweight Ronaldo may make him think twice. Ronaldo netted a hat-trick in Real's final game of the campaign on Saturday, a 7-3 drubbing of city rivals Getafe at the Bernabeu, taking his tally at the top of the La Liga scoring chart to 48 goals.

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  • Record-Breaking Energy Unleashed in Largest Atom Smasher

    The world's largest atom smasher is really cranking now: Protons zipped around the giant underground ring at near light-speed and collided head on, releasing record-breaking energies. The beauty of the fallout from these powerful particle smash-ups can be seen in images released yesterday (May 21) by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which oversees the 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This week during a test run, the protons sped into each other with energies of 13 tera-electronvolts (TeV), or double the collider's previous power.

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  • Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

    Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking "white" pupils to attend their schools and help their integration. Around 100 schoolchildren -- Arabs, Turks, Africans, Moroccans -- accompanied by their parents and teachers, wore provocative dazzling white T-shirts emblazoned with "Is this white enough for you?". Dutch native Annelies, 10, and immigrants' daughter Aminata, 11, have been friends since kindergarten and are also wearing the shirts, which have "All children have the right to integrate" written on the back.

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  • Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

    If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. Cheaper oil and gas had been expected to turbocharge spending and drive growth, more than making up for any economic damage caused by cutbacks in the U.S. oil patch. Consider what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in December: Lower gas prices, Yellen declared, are "certainly good for families.

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  • German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

    A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday. Annegret Raunigk had three boys, named Dries, Bence and Fjonn, and one girl, Neeta, who were born premature at 26 weeks in a Berlin hospital but have "good chances of surviving," according to RTL. RTL said the new arrivals make her the world's oldest mother of quadruplets.

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  • Sharon Osbourne takes leave after collapse

    Sharon Osbourne will be taking temporary leave from The Talk after collapsing from fatigue. The 62-year-old television personality co-hosts the American daytime programme with Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. Last week after working non-stop from New York City to Toronto Sharon lost consciousness and doctors have advised her to take time off.

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  • 52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

    The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said. At least six other people are missing in floods that have ravaged mountain districts of six provinces and autonomous regions in central and southeastern China. Apart from the two schoolchildren, 42 others have died due to floods and heavy rains, including 16 in the collapse of a nine-story building in the city of Guiyang following a landslide.

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  • Curry and Warriors push Rockets to brink

    NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry delivered a dazzling 40-point display as the Golden State Warriors beat Houston 115-80 to push the Rockets to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference finals. The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series three-games-to-zero, and can book their first trip to the NBA finals since 1975 with a win in game four in Houston on Monday. The Rockets will fight for their playoff lives knowing that no NBA team has come back from an 0-3 deficit to win a seven-game series.

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  • Rebel commander 'killed in eastern Ukraine'

    A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced. The defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic confirmed that Alexey Mozgovoy, the commander of a police battalion in the war-torn region, was among the dead and said it was hunting for the assailants behind the attack. "There are seven dead in total," deputy Lugansk prosecutor Sergei Gorenko said at a press conference broadcast by Russian media, though he stressed that the toll was based on early information and could still change.

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