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April 9, 2016 6:30 PM Best fight, best kiss grab spotlight at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES: Leonardo DiCaprio's bear brawl and a steamy smooch from "Fifty Shades of Grey" are among the movie moments battling for popcorn-shaped accolades at the MTV Movie Awards, where cheeky humor and naughty acts often upstage the winners at the youth-orientated event. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the third-highest grossing film of all time, leads 16

April 9, 2016 5:39 PM U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police carried out a controlled explosion of a bag left in Istanbul's popular Taksim square on Saturday, a Reuters witness at the scene said, hours after the U.S. embassy warned of "credible threats" to tourist areas. Police cordoned off Taksim, a square lined with hotels and restaurants frequented by tourists, while a member 8

April 9, 2016 1:30 PM Pakistani government claims 34 Baluch rebels killed in raids

QUETTA, Baluchistan: Pakistani paramilitary troops have killed at least 34 suspected Baluch rebels during a three day operation in the violence wracked southwestern province of Baluchistan, the government said on Saturday. "The operation concluded today in which a huge quantity of arms and ammunition was also recovered from their camps, which were destroyed 7

April 9, 2016 5:39 AM Panama Papers: Tax scandal weakens Cameron ahead of EU referendum

LONDON: The scandal over his tax dealings and a steel sector crisis have badly bruised Prime Minister David Cameron just three months ahead of a crucial referendum on Britain's EU membership, experts said. Cameron and his Downing Street office issued four comments regarding the Panama Papers before the British leader on Thursday finally admitted he had held shares 9

April 9, 2016 4:52 AM Burma frees more than 100 political prisoners

More than 100 political prisoners have been freed in Burma under an amnesty ordered by the country's new de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as her first official act. Police reportedly said 113 political detainees were freed across the country. Their freedom came along with a general amnesty for ordinary convicts ahead of Burma's traditional New Year festival 8

April 9, 2016 3:11 AM Lee through to semi-finals at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's badminton ace Lee Chong Wei is through to the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open after dispatching Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in a quarterfinal match on Friday. Lee, ranked third in the world, displayed confidence and fine form in the 40-minute game with swift attacks and a sturdy defence to win 21-14, 21-13. He had missed last year's 7

April 9, 2016 2:38 AM Felda reclaims top spot after beating Selangor

Felda United is back on the top spot in the Super League table after a comfortable 3-1 win over Selangor at Stadium Tun Abdul Razak, Jengka, Pahang last night. The victory saw Felda United collecting a total of 18 points, while defending champions JDT had to move to second place with 17 points after seven matches. Felda United netted the first goal of the game just nine minutes 7

April 8, 2016 9:05 PM Cornet on song with double as Lyon move up to second

PARIS: Olympique Lyonnais moved into provisional second place in Ligue 1 with a deserved 2-0 win at Montpellier thanks to two first-half goals from winger Maxwell Cornet on Friday. Lyon have 55 points with five games left, above AS Monaco on goal difference before the principality side visit Lille on Sunday. Paris St Germain, crowned champions last month 5

April 8, 2016 4:30 PM Goldman Sachs pays CEO Blankfein US$22.6 million for 2015

REUTERS: Goldman Sachs Group Inc paid Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein US$22.6 million for 2015, according to a regulatory filing on Friday, marking his first pay decline in four years. On top of his salary and other awards, Blankfein will be eligible to receive a total of US$7 million based on his and the bank's performance over the next eight years 10

April 8, 2016 4:11 PM Cameron, Macri caught in Panama Papers swirl

LONDON: The storm unleashed by the so-called Panama Papers continued to swirl yesterday as British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted benefiting from his father’s offshore trust and prosecutors opened an investigation into Argentine President Mauricio Macri. A host of world leaders, celebrities and sports stars have been caught up in the tempest created 13