• Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports

    Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since the air campaign began five days…

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    • Mayweather claims he’s fit to fight Manny Pacquiao now

      While Manny Pacquiao continues to toil to achieve tip-top shape, Floyd Mayweather Jr. claims he is near peak form now, 37 days early for their May 2 fight in Las Vegas. “We’re pushing ourselves extremely hard,” Mayweather told the Associated Press. Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach is not…

      Philippine Daily Inquirer
      • Stars support fitness place in Kapuso coop site

          Members of the Kapuso Family have no reason not to stay fit. Just across GMA Network, at the GEMPC (GMA 7 Employees’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative) Building, is the new Options Studio. Felipe Yalong, GMA executive vice president and chief financial officer

        Philippine Daily Inquirer
        • Coco Martin admits Julia Montes is ‘girlfriend material’

          ACTOR Coco Martin revealed that actress Julia Montes is “girlfriend material” among all actresses whom he was paired with in his past projects. The star of the upcoming movie “You’re My Boss” also admitted that he and the actress are not yet in a relationship. “We are not yet in a relationship.

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            • Saudi pilot who made history by downing two fighters in 30 secs

              The current Saudi-led airstrikes part of Operation Decisive Storm against Houthi rebels in Yemen have brought to memory stories of great courage shown by Saudi Royal Air Force pilots during the first Gulf war to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi occupation under former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.…

              Saudi Gazette
              • Attorney: Robin Williams' wife wants his wedding tuxedo

                The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng told lawyers for…

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                • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

                  Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the incident. U.S. Central…

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                    • Deepika Padukone's Interview On Depression Has Created A Buzz On Social Media

                      Deepika Padukone recently took up the cause of spreading mental awareness. Deepika admitted that she underwent depression last year and after a lot of support, understanding from her family and guidance of doctors she overcame it. The audiences applauded Deepika's courage and the show was widely…

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                      • Bill Clinton's 'flaws' the subject of off-Broadway musical

                        The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring — onstage, that is. "Clinton the Musical," the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes its off-Broadway debut in April with a hysterical premise and a gentle look back at the '90s. "The thing that endeared Bill Clinton and continues to…

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                        • The insane ways the human body changes during long-term spaceflight

                          Most astronauts only spend six months at a time in that environment on the International Space Station (ISS), floating 250 miles above the Earth. On March 27 however, NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency sent three astronauts to the ISS — they will be the first people to spend a continuous…

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                          • Cote de Pablo returns to CBS in 'The Dovekeepers' miniseries

                            Cote de Pablo was vacationing in Greece when she received the script for "The Dovekeepers," a miniseries based on Alice Hoffman's best-selling novel. Hoffman's novel, of the same name as the miniseries which airs on CBS Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT, is a biblical story set in around 70 A.D.…

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                            • AP PHOTOS: Iraqi forces struggle to take back Tikrit

                              The Iraqi offensive aimed at driving the Islamic State group out of the northern city of Tikrit has been slowed by booby traps, snipers and suicide bombers, but received a powerful boost last week when a U.S.-led coalition began launching airstrikes in support of the operation.

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                              • Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

                                The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside,…

                                • Jobless man on trial for rape bid in Dubai

                                  A jobless man stood trial in the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday on the charges for barging into an air hostess’ flat and trying to rape her. The 26-year-old Estonian air hostess said during the public prosecution investigation that she had just entered the building where she stayed in Al…

                                  Khaleej Times
                                  • Girl stabbed on Jeddah Corniche moved out of ICU

                                    Dareen Khayat, the 23-year-old girl who was stabbed by a young man who tried to harass her, has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit, according to her aunt, Raha Khayat. “Dareen’s health is somewhat stable now. The assailant, who was arrested by police, repeatedly stabbed Dareen with a box…

                                    Saudi Gazette
                                    • South Korean firm named sole bidder for big fighter jet deal

                                      South Korea chose a state-run aircraft maker on Monday as the sole preferred bidder for a contract to develop a midlevel fighter jet with the help of Lockheed Martin Corp. in the country's biggest-ever weapons development project. South Korea eventually plans to introduce 120 such fighter jets to…

                                      Associated Press
                                      • Dad was neutral towards marriage, conversion: Yuvan Shankar Raja

                                        Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja says his father Illayaraja was never against his decision to convert to Islam, and subsequently marry a Muslim. In 2014, Yuvan converted to Islam for unexplained reasons and married Jaffrunnisha earlier this year. "My father was neutral…