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  • Cannes race wide open on awards eve
    Cannes race wide open on awards eve

    A Cate Blanchett lesbian love story, a gruelling Auschwitz drama, an all-star tableau on the ravages of age, and a slow-burn martial arts movie from Taiwan all looked well-placed to capture top …

  • Ireland awaits count in historic gay marriage vote
    Ireland awaits count in historic gay marriage vote

    Ireland waited Saturday to learn the outcome of a historic referendum on same-sex marriage, with crowds of anxiously optimistic "Yes" supporters expected at Dublin Castle to hear the result. …

  • Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land
    Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better … More »

  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extension
    Senate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extension Associated Press - 36 minutes ago

    The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act. The back-to-back ... … More »

  • US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis
    US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis Associated Press - 43 minutes ago

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. … More »

  • Senate blocks House bill on surveillance
    Senate blocks House bill on surveillance Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    The Republican-led Senate has blocked a House bill that would have ended the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. The vote was 57-42, short of the 60-vote threshold to ... … More »

  • AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working
    AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working Associated Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as ever. … More »

  • El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero
    El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis. … More »

  • Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found
    Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found Associated Press - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast. … More »

  • Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention
    Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention AFP News - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices. The US Patent and Trademark Office shared diagrams Thursday depicting what resembled rabbit and bear toys with microphones in their … More »

  • Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory
    Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory Associated Press - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer … More »

  • Guan Eng: ‘Mad’ Hadi’s attack against DAP shadow Cabinet is racist
    Guan Eng: ‘Mad’ Hadi’s attack against DAP shadow Cabinet is racist The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 ― DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng called PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang a racist today for claiming his party's proposed shadow Cabinet to be proof of its... … More »

  • US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama
    US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama AFP News - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    The US Senate overcame bitter divisions on trade policy and passed legislation that gives President Barack Obama authority to swiftly forge international trade pacts, including a landmark Pacific Rim accord under negotiation. The measure now heads … More »

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill
    Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Associated Press - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable ... … More »

  • U.S. Senate tries to bridge gaps on domestic surveillance
    U.S. Senate tries to bridge gaps on domestic surveillance Reuters - 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a proposal meant to bridge divides among lawmakers on how to handle the June 1 expiration of domestic spying programs, but there was no … More »

  • Japan to give $400 mln to Pacific islands to fight climate change
    Japan to give $400 mln to Pacific islands to fight climate change AFP News - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged $453 million in aid to Pacific island nations to help them combat climate change and natural disasters. Abe made the pledge as leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered for a two-day … More »

  • Ireland awaits count in historic gay marriage vote
    Ireland awaits count in historic gay marriage vote AFP News - 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    Ireland waited Saturday to learn the outcome of a historic referendum on same-sex marriage, with crowds of anxiously optimistic "Yes" supporters expected at Dublin Castle to hear the result. Legalising gay marriage would be a seismic change in the … More »

  • Missouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses
    Missouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses Associated Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence. … More »

  • Peace activists live-stream press conference from N. Korea
    Peace activists live-stream press conference from N. Korea AFP News - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    The group of 30 women, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, are scheduled to cross the demilitarised zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea on Sunday to promote peace and reconciliation. In a country where internal and external communication … More »

  • Controversial Salvadoran archbishop to be beatified
    Controversial Salvadoran archbishop to be beatified AFP News - 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero is set to be beatified Saturday, cementing his legacy among Catholics after decades of controversy over his defense of the poor and repressed, which divided both El Salvador and the Church. Officials expect … More »

  • London bombmaker jailed for life for US soldier murder in Iraq
    London bombmaker jailed for life for US soldier murder in Iraq AFP News - 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in Iraq, one of which killed a US soldier, was jailed for life with a minimum of 38 years after being convicted of murder. Anis Sardar, 38, built an improvised explosive device (IED) … More »

  • Mexico gunfight kills 43, as government hits gang hard
    Mexico gunfight kills 43, as government hits gang hard Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Alexandra Alper ZAMORA, Mexico (Reuters) - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of … More »

 
  • YouTube FanFest SG: Fangirl (And Fanboy) Game Strong
    YouTube FanFest SG: Fangirl (And Fanboy) Game Strong

    This might just be the coolest form of Internet addiction therapy.The inaugural YouTube FanFest is back in their home country Singapore for its third year since 2013, having started in Singapore and since then expanding to Japan, India, Manila, Thailand, Australia and even Canada.Photo: YouTubeThis year’s show features a dynamic mix of over 30 widely popular music, comedy, and fashion content creators — the largest FanFest crew to date.So what is YouTube FanFest all about? Simply put, it’s just an excuse for YouTube stars to meet their fans via an official event. ...

  • Australia's gift to Singapore: Scary ugly or scary cool?
    Australia's gift to Singapore: Scary ugly or scary cool?

    As you may have heard by now, Australia has announced on Wednesday its elaborate list of gifts to Singapore as we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year.

  • Founding members of AIIB finalise Articles of Agreement

    Singapore, May 22 (IANS) The founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) finalised the Articles of Agreement (AoA) after a three-day meeting in Singapore, according to a statement released by China's finance ministry on Friday. The 5th Chief Negotiators' Meeting on establishing the AIIB was held from Wednesday to Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.