• Red Bull apologise to Ricciardo for pit-stop bungle

    Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko apologised to Daniel Ricciardo and said his team had gifted victory to Lewis Hamilton with a bungled pit stop in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. Marko, who rarely speaks to the media, took a role normally filled by team chief Christian Horner after races when he told Sky Sports television that the mistake was a human error.

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  • The Latest: Visitors leave flowers at zoo for slain gorilla

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local):

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  • 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Serves Up A Cryptic Tease For Memorial Day Weekend

    The Transformers film series has been mocked, derided and beloved by fans, making it one of the more interesting modern film franchises out there. The reality here is that Transformers is going nowhere, so we might as well sit back, buckle in and enjoy the ride. Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, a brand new teaser for Transformers: The Last Knight has been released and it is as cryptic as ever.

  • Leicester to sign German World Cup 'keeper Zieler

    English champions Leicester City are set to strengthen their squad for next season by signing World Cup winner goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from relegated Hanover 96, the German club announced on Sunday. Cologne-born Zieler will be returning to England having spent two years as a trainee at Manchester United, plus a loan spell at Northampton Town. "We always knew that with his exceptional quality, Ron would continue playing in the first division," said Hanover's managing director Martin Bader.

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  • Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

    Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president. A spate of recent criminal killings by police has spiked fears of a extra-judicial crackdown in the country after incoming leader Duterte vowed to stamp out crime by all means necessary. The accused drug trafficker Rowen Secretaria and two unidentified men were pronounced dead after being taken to hospital, while the fourth was treated for gunshot wounds, local police officer Roel Lagora told AFP.

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  • Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700, survivors say

    A week of shipwrecks and death in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with harrowing testimony from migrant survivors who said another 500 people including 40 children had drowned, bringing the number of feared dead to 700. Brought to safety in the Italian ports of Taranto and Pozzallo, survivors told the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) and Save the Children how their boat sank on Thursday morning after a high-seas drama which saw one woman decapitated. "We'll never know the exact number, we'll never know their identity, but survivors tell that over 500 human beings died," Carlotta Sami, UNHRC spokeswoman, said on Twitter.

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  • Germans would not want soccer star Boateng as neighbour, politician says

    People in Germany would not want soccer star Jerome Boateng, born in Berlin from a Ghanaian father, as their neighbour, Alexander Gauland, vice chair of anti-immigration party, Alternative for Germany, said in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on Sunday. "People find him good as a football player but they don't want a Boateng as their neighbour," Gauland told the Sunday edition of the newspaper. Alternative for Germany did not immediately respond to a Reuters' request to comment.

  • A two-door Mercedes for under $190K

    Mercedes-Benz launched the all-new C-Class coupe here on May 26, at the Mercedes-Benz Centre on 301 Alexandra Road. You can see the inspiration of the new coupe comes from larger Mercedes models, most notably the handsome S-Class coupe. At launch, three model variants are available, C 180, C 200 and C 300 and all are powered with 2.0-litre turbocharged engines turned for 156, 184 and 241 horsepower respectively.

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  • James Bond: 7 Stars in Line to Replace Daniel Craig as 007 (Photos)

    It seems that after four films, Daniel Craig is bringing his groundbreaking run as James Bond to an end. Now the search for a new 007 begins, and several British actors are reportedly in talks with Eon Productions to become the Seventh Bond. Idris Elba has achieved critical and popular acclaim with a variety of roles ranging from “Beasts of No Nation” to “Zootopia.” Elba has the charisma needed for Bond’s debonair personality and the gravitas for the more dramatic moments that have become commonplace in Bond films since Craig took over.

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  • China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

    The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai. "Wanda City", in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over two square kilometres (miles), as well as an 80-hectare theme park boasting "the highest and longest roller coaster and the highest drop tower in China", according to a statement by the group. "We want to be a model... and highlight Chinese influence in the cultural domain," Wanda founder Wang Jianlin said during an opening ceremony at the park as he referenced an "invasion" of foreign cultures, according to state television channel CCTV.

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  • Zidane hails Real deal as Simeone ponders future

    Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid as the "club of my life" after a dramatic Champions League penalty shoot-out victory over Atletico Madrid that left Diego Simeone pondering his future. Former France and Real Madrid forward Zidane scored the winning goal when Real they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to lift the title in Glasgow in 2002. Having been the assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when the Italian coaching great steered Real to the 10th -- 'La Decima' -- title in Lisbon two years ago, Zidane now gets a taste of the trophy for a third time after joining an elite few who have lifted the trophy as a player and a coach.

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  • Iran says to miss hajj, Saudi 'blocking path to Allah'

    Iran said Sunday its pilgrims will miss this year's hajj because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest sites, was raising obstacles and "blocking the path to Allah" for its faithful. Riyadh said Iran's hajj demands were "unacceptable". The Iranian Hajj Organisation said: "Saudi Arabia is opposing the absolute right of Iranians to go on the hajj and is blocking the path leading to Allah." The Saudi side had failed to respond to Iranian demands over "the security and respect" of its pilgrims to Mecca, of whom 60,000 took part in last year's hajj, the organisation said.

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  • World's longest rail tunnel sees light at end of decades' wait

    When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps in 1947, he predicted the visionary project could be finished by the start of the 21st century. Gruner's sketch and technical paper called "Journey through the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in the year 2000" planted the seeds for a venture that will be launched this week and aims to transform travel through the heart of Europe. Constructing the 57-kilometre (35-mile) rail tunnel took just over 12 billion Swiss francs ($12 billion, 11 billion euros) and some 2,400 workers, according to Swiss government statistics.

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  • See Amber Heard’s Evidence Against Johnny Depp in Domestic Violence Claim (Photos)

    “During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me,” Heard claimed. “Suddenly, he began obsessing about something that was untrue and his demeanor changed dramatically,” Heard said of the events of May 21.

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  • Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad

    A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man. Shanghai Leishang ...

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  • Curry keen to avoid another Game Seven letdown

    (Reuters) - Stephen Curry will get the chance to make up for one of the few disappointments of his career on Monday when the Golden State Warriors take on Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference finals. Curry, who became the first unanimous winner of the NBA's Most Valuable Player award when he picked up the highest individual honor for a second straight season, lost his only previous appearance in a Game Seven in 2014. The Warriors were beaten 126-121 by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of that year's playoffs, with Curry scoring 33 points.

  • Sanders warns Clinton to pick a true progressive running mate

    Bernie Sanders cautioned Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in an interview aired Sunday that she will lose the backing of his many supporters unless she picks a hardline progressive as her running mate. "That means having a candidate who can excite working families, excite young people, bring them into the political process, create a large voter turnout," the Vermont senator said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Clinton's lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is nearly insurmountable, but Sanders has continued to win primaries and draws far larger and more raucous crowds to his rallies. The 74-year-old senator has mobilized large numbers of young voters and self-identified independents -- areas where Clinton hopes to make inroads before the November election.

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  • Olivia Munn Hopes For Deadpool Team-Up In X-Force

    Her role in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ might have been a little smaller than some fans had anticipated, but it seems Psylocke actress Olivia Munn hopes to be in for the long haul with the X-movies.

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  • The Latest: Search for missing teen in remote area ends

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a Northern California girl abducted at gunpoint (all times local):

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  • EgyptAir black boxes impossible to recover before 12 days

    Investigators into EgyptAir's plane crash need at least 12 days to recover its black boxes as they await a ship that can retrieve them from the bottom of the Mediterranean, investigation sources said Sunday. Investigators are in a race against time to find the flight recorders, known as the black boxes, which have enough battery power to emit signals for four or five weeks. France's aviation safety agency has said the aircraft transmitted automated messages indicating smoke in the cabin and a fault in the flight control unit minutes before losing contact.

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