• Real Madrid's season on the brink after Modric and Bale blows

    Just when Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was getting used to having a fully fit squad at his disposal once again, he received some ominous news. Injury has struck down two of his most important players at the worst possible time. Gareth Bale went down after two minutes against Malaga and was withdrawn shortly afterwards with a calf problem. Later, on the hour mark, his former Tottenham team-mate Luka Modric limped off with suspected ligament damage in his knee which could keep the Croatian midfielder out for the rest of the season.

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  • Van Gaal salutes United's dominant display in defeat

    By Tom Hayward LONDON(Reuters) - Louis van Gaal described Manchester United's display in their 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday as their best of the season and said it gave him plenty to be optimistic about in the future. A 4-2 victory against champions and rivals Manchester City at a raucous Old Trafford last week was a performance akin to that of the glory days under Alex Ferguson and had fans optimistic of an imminent return to the top of the Premier League. The resurgent Reds arrived at Stamford Bridge having won six successive league matches to leapfrog City into third spot and, although their victorious run ended at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s side, there were plenty of positives for Dutch coach Van Gaal.

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  • Arsenal & Wenger escape ultimate embarrassment - but will they ever learn?

    Arsenal will return to Wembley next month to defend their FA Cup crown but selfies and silverware will be in short supply unless they finally learn to master the showpiece occasion. A moment of inspiration from Alexis Sanchez and one of utter devastation for poor Adam Federici, who left the hallowed turf in tears following his inexplicable mind blank, sealed Arsenal’s passage but it was, yet again, an unnecessarily complicated one. Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla were the only surviving starters from last season’s FA Cup semi-final against Wigan, and it appeared that Arsenal had learned little from that particular brush with catastrophe.

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  • Heard ‘wants Depp to sell bachelor pad’

    Amber Heard reportedly wants husband Johnny Depp to sell his bachelor pad. The couple are supposedly eager to have kids and it’s claimed 28-year-old Amber is asking Johnny to make room for their expanding brood by selling his beloved man den. Johnny, 51, is said to own numerous properties in the Los Angeles area already, but apparently Amber doesn’t want to move into any of these homes.

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  • Rosberg blames himself, Ferrari celebrate splitting silver arrows

    Nico Rosberg said he had only himself to blame after slipping to third on the grid in Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix – knocked off the front row by the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. The 29-year-old German wound up more than half a second adrift of his Mercedes team-mate and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton. Vettel, who has overhauled Rosberg in the championship, split the two silver arrows for the first time this year to confirm Ferrari’s revival.

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  • ‘We should give them bread and water, not Cristal and lobster’ - Mourinho attacks FA delegates

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Football Association (FA) and their delegates who are sent to monitor referees during matches. According to the Premier League's Fair Play table, the Blues are ranked as the worst side in terms of respecting officials. But Mourinho believes those sent to matches by FA spend too much time enjoying the catering at Stamford Bridge rather than taking in the action.

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  • Six new cars to check out this weekend

    SINGAPORE — It’s as if the motor trade had a crystal ball. The very week that the Land Transport Authority announces a large jump in the COE Quota for May to July, car dealers are putting six new models on the market here.The bigger COE Quota is expected

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  • Unprecedented germ diversity found in remote Amazonian tribe

    The microbiome — the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that share our bodies — plays a critical role in maintaining health. Friday's study raises tantalizing questions about the microbial diversity of our ancestors, and whether today's Western diets and lifestyles strip us of some bugs we might want back. The results bolster a theory that diminished microbial diversity in Western populations is linked to immune and metabolic diseases — allergies, asthma, diabetes — that are on the rise, said senior author M. Gloria Dominguez-Bello of NYU Langone Medical Center.

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  • Giant grasshopper masked biker superhero helps Japanese police catch drink-drivers

    A Japanese artist has an unusual pastime: dressing up as a giant superhero grasshopper to patrol the streets of his native city and protect citizens against drunk drivers. By day, environmentally conscious artist Shinjiro Kumagai makes statues out of old aluminium cans in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu.

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  • Calvin and Taylor's 'cat chaos'

    Calvin Harris' cat allergy is reportedly causing tension between him and Taylor Swift. Things are thought to be going well, with Taylor seen supporting her beau in Las Vegas when he played a set and the pair food shopping together. Calvin can't be around Taylor's beloved felines Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.

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  • Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older, the government said. Japan's rapidly greying population poses a major headache for policymakers who are faced with trying to ensure an ever-dwindling pool of workers can pay for the growing number of pensioners. Any suggestion of opening its borders to young workers who could help plug the population gap provokes strong reactions among the public.

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  • ‘Furious 7’ Drives Past Billion-Dollar Mark to Become Universal’s Biggest Movie Ever

    Universal Pictures has announced that with Friday’s theatrical grosses “Furious 7” will cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The film is destined to become Universal’s highest-grossing movie ever next week. Continuing to break records at every

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  • China's struggle for water security

    Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation". The mounting pressure on China's scarce, unequally distributed and often highly polluted water supply was highlighted in a report released at the World Water Forum this week in Daegu, South Korea. Published by the Hong Kong-based NGO, China Water Risk (CWR), it underlined the complexity of the challenge facing China as it seeks to juggle inextricably linked and often competing concerns over water, energy supply and climate change.

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  • Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious

    Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday. Pope Francis will view it on June 21 on an overnight trip to the Turin area, which will include private time with relatives. "Many pilgrims who had already seen the shroud in past showings come back, even though some saw it just five years ago," Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia said on Saturday.

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  • Greece told to move 'urgently' on detailed debt plan

    Greece was told Saturday to urgently deliver a detailed fiscal and debt plan to official lenders as the IMF-World Bank spring meetings wound up amid escalating worries of a looming default. As Athens' talks with creditors continued in Paris, both IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi warned in Washington that Greece has not provided enough information about how its economic and reform plans will impact its finances. With Greece seeking the release of another 7.2 billion euros ($7.8 billion) in bailout funds from the European Union, Draghi cautioned that not reaching an agreement would take the situation into "uncharted waters." He and Lagarde said that however the new leftist Greek government of Alexis Tsipras wanted to adjust policies under the country's massive bailout, it still needed to demonstrate the effect on the budget and debt.

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  • 5 Reasons "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will be Awesome

    Much has happened since "The Avengers". With the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D and the rise of a new supervillain who could prove to be the Avengers' most fearsome yet, the team is once again faced with new challenges to save mankind from extinction. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is easily going to be the biggest movie for this season and we can't wait to see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye on the same screen again.

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  • Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said it had returned to profitability, the first time in three years either entity reported being in the black for an entire year. In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday, PAL Holdings reported an after-tax net profit of 129.74 million pesos ($2.93 million) in its fiscal year to December 31.

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  • Courteney Cox 'considering adoption'

    The 50-year-old actress and Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid got engaged last year and are thought to be walking down the aisle in the near future. Courteney is already a mother to ten-year-old daughter Coco with ex-husband David Arquette, but the brunette beauty is said to be keen to have another little one with her new man. "Courteney and Johnny see adoption as the perfect way to add to their family, while also doing something good for a child who needs a loving home," an insider told British magazine Closer.

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  • Vergara breaks silence on frozen embryo claims

    Sofía Vergara has rubbished claims she wants to destroy frozen embryos she had made with her ex. The 42-year-old actress split from Nick Loeb last May but has moved on with Joe Manganiello, who she is now engaged to. In Touch Weekly reported earlier this week that Sofía and Nick had embryos created from his sperm and her eggs in November 2013.

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  • Kroos: Ronaldo is crazy for football but he should time his parties better!

    Toni Kroos says that Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique mix of hard work and natural talent but has joked that his Real Madrid team-mate needs to learn how to time his parties better. Ronaldo was criticised by both the press and Blancos fans for going ahead with plans to celebrate his 30th birthday just hours after Carlo Ancelotti's men were routed 4-0 at the Vicente Calderon by city rivals Atletico. Kroos says he knew that the party was a bad idea and thus decided against attending, but he added that Ronaldo's dedication to the game cannot be questioned.

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