• Blogger Grace Tan Sues Xiaxue, Calls For Action Against Cyberbullying

    Blogger and author Grace Tan has announced that she is making a stand against cyberbullying — beginning with a lawsuit against popular blogger Xiaxue. In a blogpost which she published this morning, Grace explained that she has served court papers to Wendy Cheng, also known as Xiaxue, after being on the receiving end of “defamatory, libellous, and abusive comments”, which has helped her become “more empathetic towards victims of cyber-bullying”. The movement, #SayNoToBullying, is aimed at improving the Singapore blogosphere and introducing positivity into the online scene in Singapore.

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  • An era is over

    Who have thought we would queue along the roadside in the rain to watch his cortege go by, that we would yell LKY, LKY and strew petals on the road as he went on his last journey? This was LKY. Others were glued to their television sets, picking out the dignitaries in the University Cultural Centre sitting silence for Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s last entrance before an audience.

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  • South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in $7.8 bln fighter deal

    South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin as the preferred bidder for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets. The bid from KAI and the US aerospace giant was always seen as the favourite for the 8.6 trillion won (US $7.8 billion) deal over a rival bid by civilian carrier Korean Air (KAL) teamed with Airbus. The KF-X fighter project is designed to develop and produce 120 fighter jets of a new, indigenous type to replace South Korea's ageing fleet of F-4s and F-5s.

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  • Gerrard XI 2-2 Carragher XI: LA-bound Kop icon thrills in all-star Liverpool charity clash

    As Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso returned to Anfield to take part in Liverpool’s All-Star charity match, it was left to the man the event was organised around – Steven Gerrard – to provide the firepower. Organised to raise funds for the Liverpool FC foundation, a host of past and present Reds stars, as well as a number of familiar Premier League faces, played out an entertaining draw that, for all its star names, lacked quality at times. Jamie Carragher’s XI took the lead inside the opening ten minutes with Mario Balotelli curling in from 25 yards to leave Brad Jones helpless.

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  • Afghanistan's Ghani walks tightrope over US, Pakistan ties

    In pursuing rapprochement with Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is the very antithesis of his fiery predecessor, but his unprecedented diplomatic overtures have prompted rumblings of unease back home. Since coming to power in September, Ghani has sought to jumpstart long-stalled negotiations with the Taliban for a peace agreement 13 years after they were toppled in a US-led invasion. Ghani has courted Washington to slow the drawdown of US troops and longtime nemesis Pakistan, which has historically backed the Taliban, in what observers say is a calculated gambit to pressure the insurgents to the negotiating table.

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  • Hugh Jackman to quit playing "Wolverine"?

    30 Mar – Having played the character Wolverine for almost two decades, "X-Men" star Hugh Jackman has dropped a hint that his upcoming movie might be his last. The Wolverine actor recently made a cryptic post on his official Instagram account, uploading

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  • Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

    Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday. Like the doomed Germanwings flight, the Air Canada plane involved in Sunday's incident was an Airbus A320. Flight AC624 from Toronto "exited runway upon landing at Halifax," the airline said on Twitter, and pictures showed the nose of the plane sliced off, its landing gear collapsed and at least one engine badly mangled.

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  • Van Gaal is scum, says Stoichkov

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been branded “scum” by Hristo Stoichkov for comments he made while in charge of Barcelona. Stoichkov was considered one of the best strikers in world football in the mid-1990s and spent two stints at Barcelona - for five years from 1990 and, after one season with Parma, another two at Camp Nou until 1998. "I have no respect for him - he's scum," he is quoted as saying in L'Equipe.

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  • Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

    The quake hit at a depth of 33 kilometres (20 miles), some 55 kilometres from the nearest city of Kokopo on New Britain island and 787 kilometres from the capital Port Moresby, the United States Geological Survey said. Mathew Moihoi from Papua New Guinea's Geological Observatory said officials were still unable to make contact with more remote areas to determine whether there had been any sea level changes. Leonie Fakal, a housekeeper at the Seaview Beach Resort in Kokopo, said all the staff and their two guests ran outside when the quake hit.

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  • This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret. #ShortFilm

    This article This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. She's definitely not made of ribbons, laces, sugar and everything nice. It's a regular morning at the Tokyo penthouse where Minako

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  • Australia orders two on flight decks after Alps crash

    Australian airlines must ensure that two crew are on the flight deck at all times, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said on Monday in response to the Germanwings disaster. Investigators believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit of Flight 4U 9525 and deliberately steered the Airbus A320 into a French mountainside last week, killing all 150 onboard. "The government has been in discussion with the airlines over the last couple of days and there has been an agreement that airlines in Australia will move immediately to adjust their flight operation procedures to ensure that there are always two people on the flight deck," Truss told reporters.

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  • Elton John ‘still upset with mother’

    The 90-year-old matriarch gave a startling account of their seven-year feud to the Daily Mail in an article published earlier this week, alleging the Rocket Man singer said he “hated” her. Sheila also claimed they haven’t spoken at all since their falling out, but apparently Elton will continue caring for her no matter what happens between them. “He is upset and cross, but people should remember that Elton pays all of her bills and that won’t stop,” a source told UK newspaper The Mirror.

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  • Mercedes conducts review after mistakes at Malaysian GP

    It's rare to see a Formula One podium these days without a Mercedes driver standing on top, and it's even rarer to have the team conducting arguments in public over the strategic errors which led to the defeat by Ferrari. The team was chiefly undone on Sunday by the Malaysian heat which degraded its tires more quickly than those on the Ferrari cars. "It is going to make us work harder and concentrate even more," Wolff said.

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  • These 7 apps can help you save money right away

    Managing personal finance can get stressful. Perhaps the most widely used personal finance app, Intuit’s Mint gives you a real-time, complete look into all of your finances, from bank accounts and credit cards to student loans and 401k. Everything is shown in simple, intuitive graphs and charts, making it one of the most popular personal finance apps in the world.

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  • Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of Internal Revenue website, put the boxer-turned-congressman at number one with 163.84 million pesos ($3.72 million) in taxes paid. Internal revenue chief Kim Henares confirmed that Pacquiao topped the list but stressed that he still had a case pending over alleged non-payment of taxes earlier.

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  • Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing men

    Two bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether leveled three buildings and damaged a fourth. During their search, authorities said they believed the missing men had been inside a ground floor sushi restaurant at the time of the explosion: 26-year-old Moises Lucon, who worked at the restaurant, and 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa, a bowling alley worker who had been there on a date. "We continue to search although there are no other missing persons," Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said after the two bodies were pulled from the wreckage Sunday afternoon.

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  • Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

    Now, the Lincoln Continental is back. Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting its storied nameplate. After more than a decade of toying with alphabetical names like LS and MKS to be more like its foreign rivals, Ford's 98-year-old Lincoln brand is embracing its heritage.

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  • Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'

    The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper. The 26-year-old woman, identified only as Maria W., recalled in an interview with the mass-circulation Bild daily how Andreas Lubitz told her: "One day I'm going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember." "I never knew what he meant by that but now it makes sense," it quoted the "shocked" flight attendant as saying. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked the captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside as the more senior pilot tried desperately to reopen the door during its eight-minute descent, French officials say.

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  • Singapore residential market: correlation with crude oil prices?

    Recent headlines have been dominated by the volatility of global crude oil prices. In early February, oil prices hit a 52-week low at around USD 44 per barrel, more than 50 percent down from a 52-week high of around USD 100 per barrel in mid-2014. While prices have recovered slightly to USD 47 per barrel as at the time of publication, the huge decline in oil prices has varied effects for different firms and industries.

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  • Crash co-pilot's personality 'serious lead' but not only one: French investigator

    The personality of a co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying a Germanwings passenger jet into a mountainside in the Alps is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one, a French investigator said Saturday. "We have a certain number of elements which allow us to make progress on this lead, which is a serious lead but which can't be the only one," police chief Jean-Pierre Michel told AFP in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The investigation so far has not turned up a "particular element" in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz which could explain his alleged action in the ill-fated Airbus plane, he added.

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