• Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19

    Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. Madylin, and Sawyer's twin brother Sullivan, all played the children in the sitcom's fictional Barone family. In a statement Madylin, who is four years older than Sawyer, said the family was requesting privacy.

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  • De Gea offered big money deal to stay at United - Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal claims Manchester United have made David de Gea a big-money offer in a bid to persuade the Spain goalkeeper to remain at Old Trafford. De Gea is in the running to win the PFA Player of the Year award after a fine season in the Premier League. Van Gaal said in January he expected the 24-year-old to extend his current deal, which expires at the end of next season, but three months on there are no signs of progress.

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  • Naked nationalist stirs up Japan elections

    A naked nationalist is stirring up election billboards in Japan, offering a bit of colour -- and a lot of flesh -- to get out the vote. Right winger Teruki Goto is pictured on his campaign poster in his birthday suit, wielding a samurai-style sword in front of two Rising Sun flags and the imperial chrysanthemum crest. Elections in Japan tend to be very staid affairs: candidates' campaigns generally consist of them wearing a sash bearing their name as they stand outside train stations greeting commuters -- most of whom do their best not to make eye contact.

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  • Cost of Galaxy's battle against iPhone on the rise

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL, (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics has pulled out all the stops on its new Galaxy smartphones, but their modest prices compared to the latest iPhones throw an uneasy spotlight on the long-term cost of fighting Apple's premium branding. The 64-gigabyte model of the Galaxy S6 edge costs $290.45 to make, according to IHS Technology. For the price of producing 100 sets of this S6 edge model, Apple can make 121 sets of 64-GB iPhone 6 Plus, calculations by Reuters show.

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  • 'Schweinsteiger has lost midfield battle and will leave Bayern'

    Former Germany international Dietmar Hamann expects Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. The Germany international had to settle for a spot on the bench in the 6-1 Champions League win over Porto on Tuesday as Pep Guardiola preferred Xabi Alonso in midfield and Hamann thinks the presence of the Spanish midfielder could force out Schweinsteiger. "The game against Porto was quite meaningful for two players in particular," Hamann told Kicker.

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  • Singtel to waive local mobile data charges on 1 May

    Singtel has announced that it will be waiving local mobile data charges on Labour Day (1 May) in light of the mobile data incident on Wednesday (22 April), which prompted a flood of complaints by irate customers. “Customers may be experiencing intermittent difficulties accessing 3G and 4G mobile data services,” said Singtel via Facebook at 3pm. @Singtel what is wrong with the network now?

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  • Elizabeth Olsen: Avengers challenged me

    By right, Elizabeth Olsen should never have emerged from underneath the shade cast by the shadow of her famous twin siblings, Mary-Kate and Ashley. A mere four years after a stunning breakthrough performance in festival favourite, Martha, Marcy, May Marlene, Olsen shunned the wearing chains of her sisters childhood fame/turned fashionista paparazzi darlings to immediately earn leading lady status.

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  • Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children's park

    Authorities in the Japanese capital have cordoned off a playground where high levels of radiation were detected this week, reviving concerns about nuclear contamination four years after the Fukushima disaster. Nuclear regulators measured elevated radiation levels on Thursday in a children's park in central Tokyo, city officials said, more than 250 km (155 miles) from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in northeast Japan. It was not immediately clear why radiation levels were high in the park, which opened two years after the 2011 disaster.

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  • Canadian mining executive found dead in Mongolia

    A Canadian mining executive in Mongolia trying to enforce a judgement of more than $100 million against the government for expropriation has been found dead in his hotel room, authorities said Friday. Jim Doak was chairman of uranium miner Khan Resources, a TSX-listed firm whose licences in the Dornod region were cancelled by Ulan Bator in 2009. The deposit is now operated by Russia's state-owned ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. Last month, an international arbitration tribunal in Paris awarded Khan Resources a $103.8 million settlement after arbitration proceedings against the Mongolian government, the company said.

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  • Pacquiao's Olympic dream dashed

    Superstar Manny Pacquiao's wanted to fight at the Rio Games next year but does not qualify to be among the first professionals to compete at an Olympics, the head of boxing's governing body said. Wu Ching-Kuo, president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said the Filipino, who takes on Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in a record-breaking welterweight title fight, has been in too many professional fights. "He (Pacquiao) always dreamed of going to the Olympics, but now he can't because he did more than 20 professional fights," Wu told AFP on the sidelines of the SportAccord convention in Sochi, Russia.

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  • Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

    A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 pm (0336 GMT) with its epicentre about 66 kilometres (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant told TVNZ the quake felt like two tremors in quick succession, describing the second as a "big jolt".

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  • For expats, Singapore becoming (a bit) cheaper to call home

    By Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When Ritika Verma relocated to Singapore with her husband three years ago, she settled for an apartment much smaller than she wanted. Singapore was ranked the world's most expensive city for the second consecutive year by the Economist Intelligence Unit recently.

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  • Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride

    In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van. Officers missed "multiple" opportunities to give him medical attention and once inside the van, Gray should've been buckled into a seat belt. The department's acknowledgement came at a news conference after a week of intense scrutiny and near-daily demonstrations over what protesters say is police mistreatment of blacks in Baltimore and throughout the country.

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  • Strippers at funerals a grave offence, say Chinese authorities

    Chinese authorities on Thursday bared the details of their latest anti-vice sweep: a campaign to halt the hiring of strippers at funerals. In a statement posted on its website, China's Ministry of Culture pledged a "crackdown" on the practice, which it said has become increasingly common in rural areas. "From time to time, 'stripteases' and other illegal performances have occurred in the countryside," the statement said, adding that authorities will "promptly investigate and punish" businesses and individuals involved in the risque shows.

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  • Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele. Emin, 51 -- best known for her "My Bed" work shown at the Tate Gallery in 1999 -- said the aim of the exhibition was to liberate both her work and that of the Austrian artist, a contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

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  • Under-pressure Liverpool boss Rodgers refuses to buckle

    Brendan Rodgers is confident there is no better manager to deliver silverware for Liverpool, despite facing the prospect of a third successive season without a trophy. The Reds were beaten in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, meaning Rodgers will become the first Liverpool manager since Phil Taylor in 1959 to go three successive years without winning a major accolade. Liverpool's chances of finishing inside the top four and also qualifying for the Champions League are slim –- they trail fourth-placed Manchester City by seven points.

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  • HSBC considers moving HQ out of UK amid bank clampdown

    Global bank HSBC said Friday it had launched a review on whether to remain headquartered in Britain as the country increases regulation and taxation of the sector. In a surprise announcement less than two weeks before Britain's general election, the Asia-focused bank again highlighted its concern about government policy to ring fence British banks' retail operations to protect them from their investment divisions. The board has "asked management to commence work to look at where the best place is for HSBC to be headquartered" amid "regulatory and structural reforms", said HSBC chairman Douglas Flint in a statement for the bank's annual general meeting in London.

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  • VB: Harper loves her brothers

    Victoria Beckham says her daughter Harper is "a little tomboy". The couple also have three sons and Victoria revealed her little girl adores her big brothers. Victoria and footballer David have been married for 15 years and split their time between America and England with Harper and boys Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12 and ten-year-old Cruz.

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  • ‘Warcraft,’ ‘Mummy’ and ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Release Dates Shifted by Universal

    Universal Pictures on Thursday did some major rewrite work on its film release schedule, pushing back the opening dates of three projects, moving one up and setting the rollout dates for four others. Earlier in the day, the studio announced opening dates for “Furious 8” and two “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequels.

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  • Golden Village Tampines Gets a Swanky Facelift!

    After 19 years of creating movie magic in the East, Golden Village Tampines reopens following a short hiatus on Monday, 20th April 2015. Check out the highlights of the revamped cineplex and the various promotions throughout the next two months! A sleek

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