• How 5 Former WWE Stars Took Careers From the Top Rope to Hollywood’s Bottom Line

    WWE and its spinoff businesses are multibillion dollar franchises and though professional wrestling is often greeted with a tongue and cheek attitude there’s no question the industry has spawned legitimate international stars. Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Mick Foley and Jim Ross are five other former WWE superstars breaking the mold and cashing in with multimillion dollar ventures in Hollywood and beyond. Page went from being heavyweight champion of the world to the main advocate of his own brand of yoga, while legendary announcer Jim Ross currently markets his own line of barbecue sauces.

    The Wrap
  • I was frozen out at Real Madrid, says Khedira

    Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has accused the La Liga club of freezing him out by dropping him from the team after talks on a contract extension broke down even though he was fit to play. Germany international Khedira, who joined Real from VfB Stuttgart in 2010, will leave Real for free at the end of the season, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as Juventus, reportedly keen to sign him. The 28-year-old has barely featured since the turn of the year, with Real citing a series of minor injuries as the reason for his absence, but Khedira told sports daily Marca the club had decided he was no longer wanted.

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  • This Is How Sim Lim Square Plans To “Shame” Dishonest Retailers

    Previously a well-known haven for bargains on IT gadgets and electronics, the reputation of Sim Lim Square has taken several hits since last year. First came the Jover Chew saga last November, where a viral video of a Vietnamese tourist begging for a refund from Mobile Air owner Jover Chew sparked outrage among local netizens. Next came a blitz of complaints directed at another Sim Lim retailer, Ziming Global.

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  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Breaks Guinness World Record at ‘San Andreas’ Premiere (Video)

    If Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new disaster flick “San Andreas” bombs at the box office, at least he won the internet while promoting it. Not only did Johnson surprise a super fan by officiating the man’s wedding and deliver a hilariously stupid high

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  • Juventus coach Allegri warns over 'deadly' Barca

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned against the "deadly" ball-passing of Barcelona as the Italian champions turn their focus to the Champions League final following their final home game of the season on Saturday. The Turin giants welcomed Napoli to Juventus Stadium and after overwhelming Rafael Benitez's visitors 3-1, offered fans a tickertape celebration three days after securing their first double since 1995 with a 2-1 Cup final victory over Lazio. Juventus now turn their attention to preparing as best they can for the formidable challenge of beating Barcelona in the final of Europe's premier club competition in Berlin on June 6.

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  • Saudi IDs bomber after kingdom's deadliest attack in years

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a Shiite mosque had links with the Islamic State group, in what the interior ministry called an attempt to promote sectarian strife. It was the deadliest attack in years to strike the Sunni-dominated kingdom, and marked the first time the jihadist IS group officially claimed an attack in Saudi Arabia. "His name was Salih bin Abdulrahman Salih al-Ghishaami, a Saudi national," the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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  • “We Were Actually Very Silly”: Billionaire Jack Ma On Success, Luck & Speaking Harsh Truths

    The driving force behind e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba, Jack Ma’s meteoric rise from humble origins to self-made billionaire has captured the awe, imagination and respect of entrepreneurs all over the world. It’s always worthwhile trying to soak up some life lessons from the great men of today, so we’ve sifted through the latest book of his words, 《马云内部讲话:相信明天》 (Jack Ma’s Internal Speeches: Trust In Tomorrow), to bring you some choice quotes on entrepreneurship, success and the values one should uphold.

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  • Record-Breaking Energy Unleashed in Largest Atom Smasher

    The world's largest atom smasher is really cranking now: Protons zipped around the giant underground ring at near light-speed and collided head on, releasing record-breaking energies. The beauty of the fallout from these powerful particle smash-ups can be seen in images released yesterday (May 21) by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which oversees the 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This week during a test run, the protons sped into each other with energies of 13 tera-electronvolts (TeV), or double the collider's previous power.

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  • Pregnancy didn’t stop this entrepreneur from bringing her media startup to $1M revenue

    News of startups raising funds has become so common that a newbie to the scene might assume that it is a compulsory step on a fledgling company’s path to success. Today’s entrepreneurs tend to perceive bootstrapping as a slow, cumbersome, and unexciting route. Tell that to Chris Edwards.

    Tech in Asia
  • Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

    Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking "white" pupils to attend their schools and help their integration. Around 100 schoolchildren -- Arabs, Turks, Africans, Moroccans -- accompanied by their parents and teachers, wore provocative dazzling white T-shirts emblazoned with "Is this white enough for you?". Dutch native Annelies, 10, and immigrants' daughter Aminata, 11, have been friends since kindergarten and are also wearing the shirts, which have "All children have the right to integrate" written on the back.

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  • Sharapova slams 'disrespectful' treatment of Nadal

    Maria Sharapova blasted the "disrespectful" treatment of fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Friday. Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros and who boasts an astonishing record of 66 wins and just one defeat, comes into the 2015 tournament ranked seven in the world, his lowest in a decade. "Everyone expects so much of Rafa at this time of year.

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  • German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

    A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday. Annegret Raunigk had three boys, named Dries, Bence and Fjonn, and one girl, Neeta, who were born premature at 26 weeks in a Berlin hospital but have "good chances of surviving," according to RTL. RTL said the new arrivals make her the world's oldest mother of quadruplets.

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  • 'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress freed

    The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws. The High Court in Seoul ruled that Cho Hyun-Ah, who had been in jail since her arrest in December, was not guilty of the most serious charge of altering an aircraft's route while in flight. "The accused had no intention of hampering the safe operation of the plane," High Court judge Kim Sang-Hwan said, handing down a reduced sentence of 10 months, suspended for two years.

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  • Bruce Willis: Baby talk is nonsense

    Bruce Willis advises all new parents to forego the baby talk. The 60-year-old is somewhat of an expert in all things fatherhood, having raised grown-up daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah with first wife Demi Moore and then welcoming Mabel, three, and 13-month-old Evelyn with his current wife Emma Heming. While many proud parents love to ooh and ahh over their little ones, Bruce has no time for going ga-ga with his girls.

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  • China says U.S. South China Sea actions "irresponsible, dangerous"

    By Sui-Lee Wee and David Brunnstrom BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. spy plane flew over part of the South China Sea this week near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident. The U.S. flight on Wednesday was highlighted by the unusual Pentagon decision to invite a CNN team aboard the Poseidon surveillance plane.

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  • Sold! to the man with $12,400: a pair of Japanese melons

    A single pair of premium melons fetched an eye-watering 1.5 million yen ($12,400) at an auction in Japan on Friday. The winning bid was placed by a local fruit wholesaler for the first Yubari melons to go under the hammer this year at the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market in northern Hokkaido, officials said. The figure -- enough to buy a brand new car in Japan -- is some way short of the record for the luxury fruit, which fetched 2.5 million yen last year.

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  • Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

    If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. Cheaper oil and gas had been expected to turbocharge spending and drive growth, more than making up for any economic damage caused by cutbacks in the U.S. oil patch. Consider what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in December: Lower gas prices, Yellen declared, are "certainly good for families.

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  • Dortmund claim Europa place on Klopp's home bow

    Borussia Dortmund earned the chance of a Europa League place next season with a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen as coach Jurgen Klopp signed off his final home game. Dortmund finish seventh to go into the qualifiers for the Europa League, but can claim a direct place in the group stages if they beat Wolfsburg in next Saturday's German Cup final in Berlin in Klopp's final match as Borussia boss. Klopp walks away after seven years in charge having won the 2011 and 2012 German league titles, plus steering Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final, and will be replaced next season by ex-Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel.

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  • Monaco just does not suit our car, say Williams

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Williams said the tight and twisty Monaco street circuit just did not suit their Formula One car's characteristics after Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas endured a difficult Saturday qualifying. Finnish driver Bottas failed to get through the first phase and ended up in 17th place while Brazilian Massa was only 14th fastest for a Mercedes-powered team currently in third place overall. Both will move up a place, however, after Spaniard Carlos Sainz's Toro Rosso was demoted from eighth to the pitlane for missing a weight inspection.

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  • Rebel commander 'killed in eastern Ukraine'

    A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced. The defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic confirmed that Alexey Mozgovoy, the commander of a police battalion in the war-torn region, was among the dead and said it was hunting for the assailants behind the attack. "There are seven dead in total," deputy Lugansk prosecutor Sergei Gorenko said at a press conference broadcast by Russian media, though he stressed that the toll was based on early information and could still change.

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