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Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao will win in first encounter against Mayweather

While Floyd Mayweather has not signed the contract to fight Manny Pacquiao, fight fans who are privy to the ongoing fight negotiations believe that the long-delayed fight is bound to happen on May 2 as Mayweather had earlier announced.

Hollywood stardom awaits Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao may soon join Hollywood's elite entertainers after a film producer offered him a three-film deal right after he beats pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather.

Environment affects immunity more than genetics

A new study into twins reveals that environmental factors play a greater role in shaping individual immunity than genetic ones.

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao judges Miss Universe pageant in Miami

Nothing like making one of the world's most popular sports figures a judge in a Miss Universe contest to get the world to pay attention. It's a global contest but not a lot of people watch nowadays. Doubtless Pacquiao helped increase its ratings.

Doomsday Clock moved up and now sits at 3 minutes before midnight

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.

Police call stabbings outside Maple Leaf Gardens 'random attack'

Toronto police are calling the serious stabbings of three persons, a fourth was also attacked but unhurt, random, and they have made an arrest. The three who were stabbed are in hospital.

Remembering Dave Schultz: A tribute to a wrestling legend

19 years ago, on January 26, 1996, Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz passed away tragically. He was killed by millionaire John du Pont.

Got binoculars? Check out Monday's asteroid fly-by

Pasadena - Got binoculars? Monday's close encounter with Asteroid 2004 BL86 is probably the best time you'll have to use them for sky-watching in the next 13 years.

Op-Ed: Philippine commando attack on rebels kills more than 30 commandos

Manila - A local official claimed that over 30 Philippine National Police Special Action Force(SAF) commandos were killed when they clashed with fighters from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as they were attempting to arrest a bombing suspect.

Father of alleged bullies loses job over mean-spirited voice mail

Prior Lake - The father of two alleged social media bullies lost his job in the wake of a video that surfaced on the Internet with malicious, mean-spirited voice mail recordings targeted at the victim's father.

Huge asteroid passes Earth Monday, get out telescopes, binoculars

An asteroid that is half a kilometre wide will be zooming by the Earth Monday night, within a range that will make it easy for amateur telescopes to witness its passing. It won't be around again for a very long time.

Snowden: Govts can monitor users via secret spyware in iPhones

Moscow - Tucked inside the iPhone is secret spyware that lets governments spy on unsuspecting users, Edward Snowden said recently. Snowden's lawyer says this is why the NSA whistleblower doesn't use these phones, which can be remotely activated to watch users.

Major journalist says CIA paid to plant stories

Becoming the first credentialed, well-known media insider to step forward and state publicly that he was secretly a "propagandist," an editor of a major German daily has said that he personally planted stories for the CIA.

After 37 years in prison, Joseph Sledge, innocent, is released

Whiteville - An innocent man who spent nearly four decades behind bars was released from a North Carolina prison on Friday after a three-judge panel agreed he did not commit a 1976 double murder.

Op-Ed: Prince Philip given Aussie knighthood, country baffled

Canberra - Nobody in Australia has anything much against Philip or the nice lady from whom we rent the English language. Nor are the royals personae non grata in Australia, by any stretch of the imagination. But we gave him an award, anyway.

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan promises to restore peace

Maiduguri - Boko Haram launched an attack on Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria Sunday, one day after President Goodluck Jonathan visited as part of his re-election campaign, and two days after the militant group raided the village of Kambari, killing 15 people.

Op-Ed: Democracy or austerity? Greece to test the theory of EU finance

Athens - The recent history of Greece’s austerity and the EU’s imposition of crushing conditions may be about to end. The Syriza party was elected on its platform of renegotiating the EU’s terms.

Op-Ed: Syriza party close to a majority in Greek election win

Athens - With more than three-quarters of election results in, the leftist, anti-austerity party Syriza, won a decisive victory and was projected to win 149 seats in the 300 seat parliament, just short of a majority.

Over 2,300 people being monitored for bird flu in Taiwan

Taiwan - On Saturday, a four-day ban on the killing of chickens, ducks and geese in slaughterhouses went into effect across Taiwan because the current outbreak of the avian flu virus is continuing to spread. Over 2,300 poultry farm employees are being monitored.

Art firm makes millions from alleged forged Aboriginal paintings

A pop-up online auction firm has traded million dollar art works, selling paintings purported to be created by high-profile Aboriginal artists even after receiving notification that they were probably forgeries.
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