• Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

    By Nobuhiro Kubo YONAGUNI, Japan (Reuters) - Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan. The move risks angering China, locked in a dispute with Japan over…

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    • South Korean Ferry Disaster: Condition of Bodies Puzzles Investigators

      The search for the 270 passengers still missing on the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol is continuing, as medical experts reveal that the state of the bodies recovered so far is making it difficult to establish time and cause of death. Noting the recovered bodies had begun to lose rigor mortis…

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      • Michelle Keegan's Coronation Street Leaving Do Gets Chavvy!

        The actress went for an unusual theme for her leaving bash this week

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        • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

          Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

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          • Debbie Gibson Details Her Struggle With Lyme Disease

            Debbie Gibson isn't just a pop star. For the past year, she's also been a patient. Gibson, who is best known for her '80s songs such as "Only in My Dreams" and "Shake Your Love," revealed on her blog Wednesday that she's been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

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            • 20-year-old West Ham player loses battle with cancer

              The young Hammers striker continued to play while undergoing treatment but passed away this morning.

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              • How Victoria Beckham Celebrated Her 40th Birthday

                There is no competition: Victoria Beckham wins for the best way to spend one's 40th birthday.

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                • 15 clever beauty uses for Vaseline

                  If I had to name one beauty product that I can't live without, Vaseline ranks pretty high on my list. I have tins of the stuff of everywhere including on my desk, in my bag and in the car. Not only is it super cheap but it has endless beauty uses. Want to use yours as a more than just a lip balm?…

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                  • Formula 1 - McLaren to take Red Bull to court

                    McLaren is planning to take Formula 1 rival Red Bull to court in its dispute with the team over head of aero Dan Fallows.

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                    • Special Report - How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

                      By David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable…

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                      • Why did Blackpool fans throw tennis balls and tangerines onto the pitch?

                        Blackpool fans staged a bizarre protest, hurling tennis balls and tangerines onto the pitch at Bloomfield Road during the game against Burnley. Continue reading →

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                        • Aberdeen: Boy Found On Fire After 'Petrol Game'

                          A seven-year-old boy who suffered serious burns while playing in an Aberdeen street may have been set on fire in a game that went tragically wrong. Preston Flores, who is believed to have suffered 80% burns, was reportedly playing with friends in Bedford Avenue when he was engulfed in flames. A…

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                          • Chinese Grand Prix - Engine problem makes a mockery of Maldonado penalty

                            Pastor Maldonado's five-place grid penalty was rendered meaningless after the Lotus driver was ruled out of the Chinese GP.

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                            • Sherlock Season 4: 'Filming Plans Scrapped', Reveals Actor Martin Freeman

                              Filming for the fourth season of the popular British show Sherlock has been postponed. Martin Freeman, who plays John Watson in the global hit series, has revealed that plans to start filming soon have been scrapped. "It's very hard to get together," he told Digital Spy. A BBC spokesman recently…

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                              • Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After Teen Peed in It

                                Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). As expected, the sample came back clean, Jaymee Cuti, a spokeswoman for the Portland Water Bureau, told Live…

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                                • 5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'

                                  A newly discovered planet nicknamed "Earth's cousin" has just been found 490 light-years from Earth. The planet, called Kepler-186f, is the first Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone of its star. Only about 10 percent larger than Earth, Kepler-186f is the closest planet to Earth in size…

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                                  • Android 4.4.3 Running on Nexus 5 Leaked [Screenshot]

                                    A screenshot of Android 4.4.3 KitKat running on Nexus 5 with details has been leaked online. The KTU84F has been rumoured to be based on Android 4.4.3 KitKat. But it then appeared that Sprint had removed the mention of Android 4.4.3 from its update list, which was scheduled from 14 April…

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                                    • Road cameras 'pose privacy threat'

                                      There is a "very real risk" that members of the public are having their privacy impacted upon by the network of roadside surveillance in the UK, the Government's new Surveillance Camera Commissioner has warned.

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                                      • Twin Boys Fight Off Carjacker With Toy Snake

                                        A thief who stole a car with three children in the back was forced to pull over when one of the youngsters began whipping him with a rubber snake. The carjacker jumped into the vehicle outside Lucia Lozada's home in San Antonio, Texas, as the family prepared to go to church. Sergeant Javier…

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