• Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other…

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    • Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer

      The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival. The statement said the film suggested family members did too little to help the singer, who died in July 2011 at age 27 of accidental alcohol…

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      • Iran leader criticises rich kids after deadly car crashes

        Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised fast-driving wealthy youngsters Sunday for creating "psychological insecurity" on the streets after two high-speed accidents killed five people. Addressing an audience of police chiefs, Khamenei said officers needed plans to deal with drivers…

        • First Saudi National Guards reach Yemen border zone

          The first troops from Saudi Arabia's National Guard have been deployed on the border with Yemen, official media said late on Sunday. The vanguard of National Guard troops "have arrived in Najran region to participate in the defence of the southern borders... so as to confront any possible threats,"…

          • Wozniacki vs Kerber in Porsche Grand Prix final

            STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki will play Angelique Kerber in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix after they won their semifinals in contrasting fashion on Saturday.Wozniacki beat second-seeded Simona Halep 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, while home favorite

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            • Watch: Filipino dancers in high heels slip to ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ grand finals

              The Golden Buzzer vaulted the group to the grand finals. Junior New System will be joining Gwyneth Dorado, another Filipina, in the grand finals. Viewers can vote for their favorite acts in one of three ways: SMS, Facebook and the “Asia’s Got Talent” mobile app.

              • China maritime tensions dominate Southeast Asia summit

                By Manuel Mogato and Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines drew the ire of Beijing which called its objections to the work…

                • Dubai Safari Park project to be completed next year

                  Dubai Safari, the long-awaited upcoming zoo park, is 30 per cent complete and expected to open in the third quarter of 2016, an official said on Saturday. Hussain Lootah, Dubai Municipality Director-General, said on Saturday that the massive Dh1 billion project will cover 119 hectares of land.…

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                  • Founder of Rogo’s talks about steps to successful start-up

                    What most people don’t know, however, is that the restaurant is the brainchild of Dubai-resident, Jessica Al Absi, whose goal was to develop a world-class brand in the capital. Al Absi is the chairman and chief executive officer of Group JWA, which is the parent company behind Rogo’s. “This led to…

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                    • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

                      In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs.…

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                      • Putting 'unemployed' on your LinkedIn profile makes you look desperate — here's what to write instead

                        "These headlines will make you seem unattractive and desperate to a recruiter," says Nicole Williams, CEO of career consultancy WORKS. Rather, it is important to highlight your previous achievements and future value to grab the attention of recruiters. While it is important to draw in potential…

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                        • Kim Chiu on Gerald Anderson-Maja Salvador breakup: Leave me out of it

                          Let’s just give it to them,” said actress Kim Chiu when show biz reporters sought her reaction to the news that her ex-beau and former screen partner Gerald Anderson has broken up with actress Maja Salvador. Kim reconciled with Maja, her former best friend, in May 2014, a year after their highly…

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                          • A Day After Taking Digs At Mammootty, Ram Gopal Varma Apologizes

                            Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who had taken digs at South superstar Mammootty a day ago after watching Mani Ratnam's O Kadhal Kanmani, apologized to the South star today in his tweets. O Kadhal Kanmani, which stars Mammootty's son Dulquer Salmaan, had impressed RGV a lot and he had taken…

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                            • Australians get 72-hour notice of execution in Indonesia: source

                              JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Australian drug convicts were notified on Saturday that they will be executed by firing squad in 72 hours at the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. "A 72

                              • The Airbus A380, the flagship of the Emirates fleet

                                Ten years ago, the world’s largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380-800, completed its maiden test flight. Thirty months later it entered into commercial service with Singapore Airlines flying it from Singapore to Sydney, Australia. A year later, in 2008, Emirates started operating the aeroplane.

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                                • France opens probe into forced labour allegations in Qatar

                                  French prosecutors said Saturday they had opened a preliminary probe into a lobby group's claims that construction giant Vinci is using forced labour on building projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The investigation, which began about a fortnight ago, aims to verify allegations -- denied by…

                                  • Strong rupee stings Modi's export ambitions

                                    By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to cut the losses he is taking on his overseas sales. "Only a year ago, I was getting 80…

                                    • There's a startling difference between what men want in a wife and in a daughter

                                      "Reading the survey as a whole, the qualities that men want most in a daughter — intelligent, independent, strong, and principled — are the qualities that help women thrive in the workplace," writes Jeff Horwitt, a vice president at Hart Research Associates, in the Journal.

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