• Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea

    By David Alexander U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday called for an immediate end to island-building by China and other countries near the South China Sea, urging the participants to stop militarising the dispute and find a peaceful solution. Carter said China's island-building efforts…

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    • Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

      Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars, are taking basketball's biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. Curry is aiming for what the four-time…

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      • AP Source: Contract talks between Wade, Heat at impasse

        For the first time, the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat seems murky at best. Contract talks between Wade and the Heat are at "an impasse" and the three-time NBA champion is preparing himself for possibly leaving the team this summer, a person with knowledge of the negotiations…

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        • Kenyan lawyer offers '50 cows' for marrying Obama's daughter

          Nairobi, May 27 (ANI): A Kenyan lawyer has asked for President Barack Obama's elder daughter Malia's hand in marriage, and is ready to offer the US First Family 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price. Kiprono, who claims to be writing a letter to the US president asking him to bring Malia,…

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          • Portman reflects on Harvard education

            Natalie Portman was keen to prove she was more than “just a dumb actress” when she arrived at Harvard University. The 33-year-old actress attended Harvard from 1999 to 2003, and left with a degree in psychology. "When I came in as a freshman in 1999, I felt like there had been some mistake and that…

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            • Kylie Jenner: I’m not pregnant!

              Kylie Jenner has vehemently denied rumours she is currently pregnant. The 17-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has been dating 25-year-old rapper Tyga since last year. Speculation has emerged recently Kylie is carrying his child, but the star claims this couldn’t be farther from the…

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              • Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

                Britain's former world champion Amir Khan is aiming to punch his ticket to a bout with Floyd Mayweather on Friday with a victory over Chris Algieri in a non-title welterweight fight. Khan, the former unified light-welterweight world champion who headlines a card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,…

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                • Japanese swimmer Tomita convicted of Asiad theft

                  A South Korean court on Thursday found disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita guilty of stealing a journalist's camera at the Asian Games last year. The court in the western port city of Incheon ordered Tomita to pay a fine of one million won ($890) after being convicted of theft, according to…

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                  • Chicago Bulls fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

                    The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, bringing an end to years of palace intrigue within United Center and weeks of speculation that the increasingly contentious relationship between the Bulls' front office and the hard-charging and remarkably successful coach had run its…

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                    • 'Dementor' wasp, giant stick insect among new Mekong finds

                      From a soul-sucking 'dementor' wasp named after a creature from the Harry Potter books to a half-metre long stick insect, scientists identified 139 new species in the Greater Mekong Region in 2014, according to a new report. Many of the newly-described species are already under threat from new…

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                      • Koko sees plunder raps vs Binay, son

                        The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee probing the Binay family on allegations of corruption has recommended the filing of plunder charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay, his son Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. and several other individuals. The recommendation is contained in a draft…

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                        • Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops on special missions

                          President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared all deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending soldiers to fight in eastern Ukraine. Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops…

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                          • Senate probes lapses in British school student’s suicide

                            The Senate committee on education conducted a hearing yesterday on the possible lapses of the British School Manila (BSM) in the suicide of an 18-year-old high school student in February. The Senate committee hearing was supposed to focus on the proposed Senate Resolution 2147 of Senators Antonio…

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                            • Washington gumbo lover leaves $2,000 tip on $93 restaurant bill

                              A Washington man shocked the staff of a neighborhood restaurant earlier this week by leaving a $2,000 for a meal of beer and gumbo he shared with a friend, the proprietor said Wednesday. The man, described by Blue 44's owner Chris Nardelli as a gumbo-loving regular who lives nearby, left the tip on…

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                                • Britain's tied visa rules fuel abuse of live-in maids, nannies

                                  By Katie Nguyen LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Susi, a single mother from the Philippines, left for a job in Qatar, she convinced herself it was a sacrifice worth making for her children at home. For more than a year, Susi's sacrifice involved waking before dawn and working past…

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                                  • Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

                                    A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said it was…

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                                    • Lily Collins reunites with ex

                                      Lily Collins thinks “life works in mysterious ways”. The Love, Rosie actress made the statement in a gushing Instagram post as she confirmed that she had reunited with ex-boyfriend Jamie Campbell-Bower. Lily also shared a second picture, where Jamie, 26, can be seen kissing her cheek as she looked…

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