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Carey ‘Spent £70,000 On One-Way Flight’

US singer Mariah Carey performs on stage at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on June 02, 2012 in Monaco. Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Mariah Carey supposedly spent £70,000 (RM385,320) on a one-way ticket.

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China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot With Rapid Military Build-Up

File photo shows Wu Shengli (left), China’s commander-in-chief of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, greeting US Admiral Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, during the Western Pacific Naval Symposium in Qingdao, Shandong province April 22, 2014. China responds to the US’s ‘Asia pivot’ with a rapid military build-up. Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON DC: President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting. China.

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Young Royals Turn Djs In Queen’s Australian Namesake

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge to play on DJ decks at the Northern Sound System in Elizabeth near Adelaide, April 23, 2014. Pic: ReutersADELAIDE: Britain’s Prince William today visited the South Australian town named after his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, where he and wife Kate met disadvantaged youngsters and tried their hands at DJ-ing.

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UK Woman Held For Murder After Children’s Bodies Found

Police officers are pictured on the street where missing 3-year-old Mikaeel Kular lives, in Edinburgh, Scotland, in this January 17, 2014. A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three children were found dead at a house in London. Pic: ReutersLONDON: A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three children were found dead at a house in London, British police said today.

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Thai Court Gives PM Time To Defend Herself; Economy Rudderless

Thailand's prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: ReutersBANGKOK: Thailand’s Constitutional Court today gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until early May to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, as the central bank warned that the political crisis threatened another cut in its growth forecast.

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Children’s Corpses In Korean Ferry Reveal Desperate Attempts To Climb Out

Search and rescue workers operate in the area near the capsized passenger ship 'Sewol', in the sea off Jindo April 18, 2014. Pic: ReutersSEOUL: South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry today, feeling for children’s bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing.

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Is Asia Really Important For Obama And The US?

Pic : google.comWASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is making his fifth trip as president to Asia this week, with planned stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. With Russia possibly on the verge of invading Ukraine and new allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria, an Asia trip frankly feels a little off-topic.

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Risk Of Steroid Hitting Earth Higher Than Thought, Study Shows

A local resident shows a fragment thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 24, 2013. THE chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday.

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Acts Of Ferry Heroism

MOKPO - As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety.

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Washington Calls South Sudan Violence An ‘Abomination’

Civilians flee from renewed attacks in Bentiu, Unity state of South Sudan on April 20, 2014/Pic:ReutersJUBA: The White House expressed horror at what it called the “abomination” of spiralling violence in South Sudan’s civil war, where rebels have been accused of massacring hundreds of civilians.

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