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Donald Trump says he has narrowed potential running mates picks to 5 or 6 - AP

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he had narrowed his potential vice-presidential choices to five or six experienced politicians, the Associated Press reported.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, told AP in an interview that he had not ruled out New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a former rival now supporting Trump’s bid for the White House.

“I have a list of people that I would like,” Trump was quoted as saying, adding he wanted his running mate to have political experience to help him “with legislation, getting things through” Washington if he wins the Nov 8 presidential election.


Football: Start delayed as Manchester United bus is attacked by West Ham fans

West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground farewell party turned sour before kickoff when Manchester United’s team bus was attacked by bottle-throwing home fans, causing a 45-minute delay to the kickoff.

Huge crowds, many without tickets, had congregated outside the stadium for the sell-out Premier League clash, West Ham’s final home game before moving to the 60,000-seat Olympic Stadium after 112 years at Upton Park.

United’s team coach became bogged down within sight of the stadium in Green Street where West Ham fans began pelting the windows with bottles and glasses while a smoke canister was also set off adding to the chaos.


Nasa's Kepler telescope finds largest trove of exoplanets, boosts hope for 'another Earth'

Nasa announced the discovery of 1,284 new planets outside our solar system, more than doubling the number of exoplanets found with the Kepler space telescope.

“This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at Nasa headquarters in Washington.

The unmanned Kepler space observatory, which launched in 2009, has been scanning 150,000 stars for signs of orbiting bodies, particularly those that might be able to support life.


NBA: Stephen Curry named Most Valuable Player for second straight year

Golden State superstar Stephen Curry was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight year following his record-breaking contribution to the Warriors' historic season.

Curry, who returned from injury on Monday to score 40 points in Golden State's overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers, earned the MVP award in a landslide, sweeping all 131 first place votes to earn 1,310 points, a statement said.

It is the first time in the National Basketball Association's 61-season history that a player has been the blanket first pick for the award, the league said.


Red carpet unfurls as stars roll in for high-security Cannes

Cannes began rolling out the red carpet as stars including Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively swept into town for the world's top film festival whose dazzle is being tested by stiff security measures.

On foot, horseback and motorbikes, police patrolled the Croisette, a strip of beach lined with ultra-luxury stores and headed by the Palais des Festivals, the main venue for the cinema extravaganza which gets under way on Wednesday night.

A small army of workers carefully unrolled strips of the 60m red carpet that will host stars such as Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Sean Penn, Robert De Niro, Kirsten Dunst, Charlize Theron and George Clooney over the 12-day festival.