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Democrat's Bernie Sanders raises staggering $7 million since New Hampshire victory

White House hopeful Bernie Sanders raised a staggering US$5 million (S$7 million) in the 18 hours since winning New Hampshire's primary, his campaign announced Wednesday, further evidence he can mount a protracted Democratic nomination battle against Hillary Clinton.

Sanders' team described the US$5.2 million haul as "shattering the campaign's previous record for money raised in less than a day".

The fundraising bump came after he trounced Clinton 60 per cent to 38 per cent in New Hampshire, the second contest to determine the party standard bearer for the 2016 White House race.


Israeli PM's wife abused household staff, court finds

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara raged at and insulted household staff, creating an abusive working environment at the Israeli prime minister's official residence, a labour court ruled on Wednesday.

Allegations of mistreatment levelled by Meni Naftali, a former chief caretaker at the Jerusalem home, were dismissed by the Prime Minister's Office as "evil, skewed gossip" when the civil lawsuit was filed in 2014.

But the court, in its 40-page decision, said testimony by Naftali and other former household employees about Mrs Netanyahu's alleged abusive behaviour towards them at the Jerusalem residence was credible.


Lone Syrian refugee is rescued after hours clinging to sinking boat

Turkey's coastguard said on Wednesday it had rescued a Syrian refugee who clung on alone for several hours to a sinking boat for his life after it went down while seeking to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece.

The coastguard released dramatic footage of the incident on Monday when Syrian refugee Pelen Hussein was picked up by rescuers off the Turkish port of Edremit in the western Baliksehir region.

The pictures showed Hussein, looking exhausted, hypothermic and desperate, clinging on to the bow of the boat as it was gradually sinking vertically into the water.


Football: Liverpool owners scrap ticket hike, apologise to fans

Liverpool's owners on Wednesday apologised and scrapped controversial plans to hike Anfield ticket prices after 10,000 fans walked out of the ground in protest at the weekend.

Principal owner John W Henry and chairman Tom Werner acted after legions of angry Reds fans stormed out of the ground in the 77th minute of Saturday's home game against Sunderland.

The timing reflected the £77 (S$155) being asked for the most expensive ticket at Anfield next season.


Script of new Potter play to be published after premiere

The script of a new Harry Potter play is to be published following its world premiere in London in July, publishers announced on Wednesday.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will officially open in the West End on July 30, while the script will come out on the following day.

The play tells the story of Harry Potter 19 years after the last book, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. He is now married with three children and works at the Ministry of Magic.