• Blogger Grace Tan Files Protection Order Against 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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  • Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight

    Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The attorneys are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission.

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  • New Zealand PM to attend cricket final over Lee funeral

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key believes he has made the right decision to be in Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final on Sunday rather than attend the state funeral for Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew. Instead, Governor-General Jerry Mateparae will represent New Zealand in Singapore. Key said he had decided before New Zealand's semi-final, when they beat South Africa with only one ball to spare, that if his nation made the final he would attend.

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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 for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet. The bid from KAI and the US aerospace giant, which is subject to a screening process before being officially approved, was always seen as the favourite for the 8.6 trillion won ($7.8 billion) deal over a rival bid by civilian carrier Korean Air (KAL) teamed with Airbus. The Defence Ministry also approved a separate $1.28 billion deal to buy Patriot PAC-3 missiles and upgrade its air defence system aimed at intercepting North Korean ballistic missiles.

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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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  • Arsenal star Bellerin: Why I had to leave Barcelona

    If I'd stayed at Barcelona, I don't know if I'd have made it to the elite, you just never know. "A lot of people in Spain watch Premier League games and know what kind of a league it is. “The Spanish league is also at a very high level, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético.

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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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  • Asian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks

    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.8 percent to 24,912.51 and the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China soared 2.7 percent to 3,789.18. FED IN FOCUS: Asian investors were getting their first chance to react to Yellen's comments on Friday.

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  • Van Gaal is making me a better player - Smalling

    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has admitted that Louis van Gaal's coaching methods are making him a better player. The England international has impressed in recent weeks, with his improved form coinciding with a number of fine results for the Red Devils. And the former Fulham centre-back believes the possession-based game that Van Gaal has instilled at Old Trafford has helped him grow as a player.

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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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  • 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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  • Suarez on a Premier League return: I'd only play for Liverpool

    Luis Suarez has refused to rule out one day returning to Liverpool - and says there is no other Premier League club he would consider representing. Suarez, who left Liverpool in July to join Barcelona in a reported £75 million deal, was back at Anfield on Sunday for a charity match pitting a Steven Gerrard XI against a side led by Jamie Carragher. After the game, Suarez was asked by Liverpool's official website if he may play for the club again.

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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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  • 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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  • Ancient Petra sees few visitors as Jordan tourism declines

    Petra's slump is part of a sharp decline in tourism as Jordan's economy pays a price for regional turbulence and its high-profile role in the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State militants next door. Jordan's involvement in the anti-Islamic State coalition drew worldwide attention earlier this year, when it stepped up airstrikes against targets in Syria after the militants burned to death a Jordanian fighter pilot in a cage. Video of the pilot's immolation, released by the militants in February, led to a surge in cancellations of hotel bookings in Jordan, tourism officials said.

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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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  • 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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  • Worthington and Bingle to face court

    Sam Worthington and his girlfriend have been summoned to court after clashing with a photographer last year. The Avatar actor welcomed his first child with fellow Australian Lara Bingle this month. “Defendants shall be deposed not later than April 10, 2015,” US District Judge Lorna Schofield wrote in her order, according to British website MailOnline.

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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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  • UC Berkeley student missing after leaving Los Angeles party

    Authorities and concerned relatives and friends sought the public's help on Sunday in finding a University of California, Berkeley student who went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California. Eloi (eh-loy) Vasquez, 19, was last seen leaving a fraternity party about 1:30 a.m. Saturday after telling his friends he wanted to take a walk, Officer Norma Eisenman said in a statement. Vasquez never returned.

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