• Mourinho makes peace with Charlton on United visit

    Jose Mourinho made peace with Bobby Charlton as Manchester United's new manager met the Old Trafford icon at the club's Carrington training ground on Monday. Charlton has previously been a harsh critic of Mourinho and was understood to have objected to his potential appointment when United were looking for a successor to Alex Ferguson in 2013. The 78-year-old, a member of United's board of directors, also criticised Mourinho in 2012 for poking Barcelona's assistant coach Tito Vilanova in the eye during a heated touchline clash, saying at the time: "A United manager wouldn't do that.

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  • Kate Beckinsale Says Michael Bay Was ‘Baffled’ by Her Looks

    “I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head and I wasn't blonde"

  • Ronaldo rests to show the 'jealous' who's best

    Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Portugal's pre-European Championship friendly against England on Thursday as he rests from his third Champions League triumph but he insists those who doubt his talents are "jealous". The 31-year-old, who looked jaded in Real Madrid's win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday even though he scored the winning penalty in the shoot-out, believes he is still "number one" and has nothing to prove. After a sixth straight season with more than 50 goals, Ronaldo has been given extra time off and will miss Portugal's game at Wembley on Thursday.

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  • Johor targets one million Chinese tourist arrivals

    JOHOR BARU, May 31 —  Johor is targeting one million Chinese tourist arrivals this year through the Causeway and the Second Link. Last year, there were 797,862 arrivals from China compared with...

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  • Rome student burned alive by ex-boyfriend, police say

    ROME (AP) — A Rome university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday — a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen in his career.

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  • Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

    Rodrigo Duterte snubbed his proclamation as the next Philippine president on Monday, reinforcing his image as a maverick outsider intent on challenging the nation's political establishment. A joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Manila endorsed the official count of this month's election, which saw the trash-talking politician who revels in threats to kill criminals win by more than six million votes. Duterte declined to attend the nationally televised event, preferring to remain more than 900 kilometres (560 miles) away in his southern hometown of Davao that he has ruled as mayor for most of the past two decades and he admits is his comfort zone.

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  • Big cats removed from Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple

    By Patpicha Tanakasempipat KANCHANABURI, Thailand (Reuters) - Wildlife authorities in Thailand on Monday raided a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, taking away three of the animals and vowing to confiscate scores more in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking. The Buddhist temple in Kanchanaburi province west of Bangkok has more than 100 tigers and has become a tourist destination where visitors take selfies with tigers and bottle-feed their cubs. The temple promotes itself as a wildlife sanctuary, but in recent years it has been investigated for suspected links to wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

  • Ridhuan Tee was a member? MCA leaders say unaware

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Several MCA leaders expressed surprise today when informed that controversial columnist Ridhuan Tee Abdullah had quit the Chinese-centric party, saying they did not even know...

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  • In Sabah, Pakatan-BN reps find common ground in hudud opposition

    KOTA KINABALU, May 31 ― In a rare show of bipartisanship, Sabah Pakatan Harapan leaders have agreed with Barisan Nasional’s (BN) state component partners that PAS’s hudud ambitions in the peninsula...

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  • COMMENT: What The Workers' Party’s leadership fight means for Low, Chen

    The man was the prized weapon of Low Thia Khiang when The Workers’ Party (WP) secretary-general plotted a bold strategy to win a Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the 2011 general elections. Harvard-Oxford-Stanford educated lawyer Chen Show Mao didn’t disappoint.

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  • "Tourists go home": Spain tourism surge brings backlash

    By Sarah White PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (Reuters) - On the walls of the grand old houses of this Balearic port which attracts millions of foreigners every year, a new kind of graffiti has flourished: "Tourists go home". Although still a minority protest, it points to tensions in Palma de Mallorca and elsewhere in Spain over rising numbers of visitors who are propelling the economy but also disrupting the lives of locals and straining services from transport to water. With tourism accounting for 12 percent of economic output and 16 percent of jobs, Spain can ill afford a backlash.

  • Former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn kills himself

    Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group says former chief executive Martin Senn, who ran the company for six years until last December, has killed himself. The incident comes three years after the company's ...

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  • Brazilian police: Gang rape happened but tests are not proof

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police investigating a gang rape possibly involving more than 30 men said Monday that they have no doubt the assault happened but that tests on the 16-year-old victim were done too late to provide conclusive evidence.

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  • Kuala Kangsar town springs to life as by-election looms

    KUALA KANGSAR, May 31 — This royal town, that is considered quiet and lazy, has suddenly sprung to life with an upcoming by-election following the death of its MP Datuk Wan Mohammad Khairil Anuar...

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  • Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port.

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  • As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China

    China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, ...

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  • Japan rescuers expand forest search for missing boy

    The boy, Yamato Tanooka, went missing in mountains on Japan's main northern island of Hokkaido, which is inhabited by wild bears. Yamato, his older sister, mother and father came to a park near the forest on Saturday, but the parents became angry when the boy threw stones at cars and people, Japanese police said.

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  • Australian killed fighting IS in Syria: reports

    An Australian man has been killed in Syria fighting Islamic State jihadists, the country's third national thought to have died alongside Kurdish forces, reports said Monday. Former Australian soldier Jamie Bright, in his 40s, was named on social media as having been "martyred" in recent days. The Kurdish People's Protection Unit said on its Facebook page that Bright died alongside three other Kurdish fighters.

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  • Antarctic seas defy global warming thanks to chill from the deep

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A persistent chill in the ocean off Antarctica that defies the global warming blamed for melting Arctic ice at the other end of the planet is caused by cold waters welling up from the depths after hundreds of years, scientists said on Monday. The Southern Ocean off Antarctica may be among the last places on Earth to feel the impact of man-made climate change, with a lag of centuries to affect waters emerging from up to 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) deep, the U.S. study said. Many people who doubt mainstream scientific findings that human use of fossil fuels is warming the planet often point to the paradox of expanding winter sea ice off Antarctica in recent decades and a rapid shrinking of ice in the Arctic.

  • Kidnapped Mexican striker Pulido escaped by punching captor: official

    By Natalie Ann Schachar MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a top official in the country's violent northeast said on Monday. State security forces located Pulido within minutes of his call from a safe house in the restive city of Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas state, as they were scouring the area nearby, state prosecutor Ismael Quintanilla told local radio. The 25-year-old Mexico national team striker who also plays professionally with the Greek team Olympiakos disappeared in his hometown on Saturday night, when he was intercepted by gunmen after leaving a party with his girlfriend.