• Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

    The mysterious death of J. Paul Getty's grandson Andrew Getty is just the latest example of the latter. Andrew Getty, 47, was found dead Tuesday after authorities said his girlfriend called 911 to report discovering his bloodied body at his Hollywood Hills mansion.

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  • Chinese woman accused of killing Australia child with garden shears

    A Chinese woman was due in court Thursday accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia with garden shears before laying in wait for his grandmother and stabbing her to death. Cai Xia Liao, 45, was allegedly having an affair with the boy's Melbourne-based grandfather Brian Mach, 61, whom she bound and gagged in his home on Tuesday morning. Police allege she then killed four-year-old Alistair Mach as he lay in bed during a visit to his grandparent's house while his parents worked, stabbing him repeatedly in the head and neck with the shears.

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  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long. A family adopted the girl, and got her citizenship. The boy, who was eventually named Adam Crapser, wasn't as fortunate: The parents he had were abusive, and never sought the green card or citizenship for him that they should have.

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  • Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

    A Singaporean teenager arrested after posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings. Amos Yee, a slight student with a thick mop of hair, smiled and fidgeted as charges were read to him in a district court. Yee, who at 16 is old enough to be tried as an adult, was already known in the local YouTube community for humorous postings and a bit role as a child actor in a comedy movie called "We Not Naughty".

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  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

    Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday as passenger planes from Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways were traveling in opposite directions between the Gulf federation and the island nation of Seychelles. Emirates, the Middle East's biggest carrier, said its flight 706 was returning to Dubai when what it called "an air traffic control incident" happened in airspace monitored by air traffic controllers in Mumbai, India.

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  • Arsenal take One Direction deserter Zayn Malik on trial

    Arsenal have taken former One Direction superstar Zayn Malik on trial just days after his sensational departure from the band, Goal can reveal. "Charging a measly £97 for one matchday ticket just isn't enough to compete with the oil-flushed coffers of Chelsea and Manchester City," Arsenal's Director of Alternative Strategy, Alf Lopior, told Goal. "What Zayn brings to the table, even more than his boyish good looks and upbeat modern pop sound, is a frankly overwhelming number of diehard supporters who might not normally intersect with our traditional fanbase.

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  • A Girl Gets Harassed In A Crowded Bus. Everyone Else: Watches On. #ShortFilm

    This article A Girl Gets Harassed In A Crowded Bus. Everyone Else: Watches On. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. This is stressful to watch only because we know it to be true. There's nothing more important than what's important to you. This young

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  • Avril Lavigne feared 'dying' from Lyme disease

    Rocker Avril Lavigne has revealed that she was bedridden for five months due to Lyme disease and felt she was dying. "I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move," Lavigne told US celebrity magazine People in an interview published Tuesday. "I thought I was dying." Lavigne said she spent five months in bed after being diagnosed late last year with Lyme disease, which is generally spread by bites from ticks.

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  • Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

    Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan, the world's No. 3 economy, is still seeking answers about how the regional financing institution would be governed. "As of today, Japan will not join AIIB and a clear explanation has not been received from China," Suga said.

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  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the 34-year-old terminal.

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  • Arkansas woman now world's oldest person, wants Obama visit

    An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July. At 116, Gertrude Weaver was already the oldest person in America. With the death of 117-year-old Misao Okawa in Japan, Weaver became the world's oldest person, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks supercentenarians.

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  • Chinese Wanda Group buy 20% stake in Atletico Madrid

    China's Wanda Group continue to expand their sporting interests after acquiring a 20 per cent stake in La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, worth a reported 44.98 million euros, ($48.38m/£32.63m), the club announced on Tuesday. "Wanda Madrid Investment, who are part of the international group Dalian Wanda, have officially become a share holder in Atletico Madrid, after acquiring 726,707 shares representing 20 per cent of the club's capital for the sum of 44,983,163.30 euros," read a statement on the club's website. Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin, a diehard football fan, said his company was delighted at their deal.

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  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power. The government of former army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha had faced growing pressure from foreign governments, human rights groups and particularly Thailand's own business community to revoke martial law. Tour operators called it a tourist deterrent, partly because many insurance companies won't cover travelers to countries under martial law.

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  • Europe is getting ready to throw the book at Google — could end up with a $6 billion fine

    The European Union is going to file antitrust charges against Google in the next few weeks, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. The EU has been investigating Google for several years now, but now the region’s top antitrust authority, the European Commission, has been asking companies who filed confidential complaints against Google for permission to publish those complaints. The Commission could end up fining Google up to 10% of its annual revenues, which would be more than $6 billion based on last year’s revenue.

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  • 'A.D. The Bible Continues' goes beyond the biblical epic

    The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy. Politics in Jerusalem 33 A.D. was just as complex and dangerous as it is today and NBC's new series, "A.D. The Bible Continues" fuses the biblical epic with the current rage for taut political dramas — "House of Cards" in sandals. The first of the 12 episodes airs at 9 p.m. EDT Easter, picking up where its predecessor, the wildly popular "The Bible" series from the History Channel left off and going on to tell the story of what happened to Christ's disciples after the crucifixion.

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  • Petrobras shares rise after deal with Chinese bank

    Share prices for Brazilian state-owned oil giant Petrobras soared after it announced it had signed an agreement to obtain $3.5 billion in funding from the China Development Bank (CDB). A huge kickbacks scandal which broke last year and implicated dozens of Brazilian politicians and executives has wiped tens of billions off Petrobras' share price, with Brazil's biggest state-owned corporation losing around two thirds of its value. The scandal has seen Petrobras' unsecured debt rating drop into junk territory amid downward spiraling profits and a delayed external audit of last year's results.

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  • 'I'm no money-grabber' - Liverpool's Sterling

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling rejected suggestions he was "money-grabbing" in an interview aired on Wednesday, after his talks over a new contract hit an impasse. The 20-year-old England star's future has become the subject of intense speculation in the British media as Liverpool attempt to extend his current contract beyond its 2017 expiry date. Reports claim that Sterling has turned down a new deal worth around £100,000 ($148,320, 137,710 euros) per week, but he said claims he was holding Liverpool to ransom were wide of the mark.

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  • Hot cars at the New York International Auto Show

    The New York International Auto Show opens this week with a mix of mainstream sedans and glitzier models from automakers across the globe. There are a handful of new midsize cars and compact cars, including the Malibu from Chevrolet, the Optima from Kia, Scion's first-ever sedan and a sporty new concept Civic from Honda that may be the highlight of the show for everyday car buyers. Among the introductions are an updated Lexus RX SUV, a big Cadillac, the return of the Lincoln Continental, and the 570S, a high-performance sports car from Formula One racing company McLaren priced under $200,000.

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  • Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN's 'Salem'

    NEW YORK (AP) — As if there weren't enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless.Celebrated for such unflinching performances as Xena, Warrior Princess, and Lucretia in the "Spartacus" trilogy

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  • IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

    Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian officials. Jordan, meanwhile, closed its only functioning border crossing with Syria, following heavy clashes on the Syrian side between rebels and government forces.

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