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Kendra made history 
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Dog was closer to me than my wife, he says after his seeing-eye canine dies

Kendra
FIRST GUIDE DOG: Mr Kua Cheng Hock returned with Kendra from the US in 2005.

She was more than just his pair of eyes.

She was his caretaker, his protector, his constant companion.

"In the past nine years, she was even closer than my wife," said blind businessman Kua Cheng Hock, 58, of his seeing-eye dog, Kendra, the first one in Singapore.

Kendra, the yellow Labrador, died from a stroke and a massive heart attack on Friday, weeks before her retirement.

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Di Maria too expensive for PSG

Real Madrid midfielder Angel di Maria during the 2014 Chamions League final.
Real Madrid midfielder Angel di Maria during the 2014 Chamions League final.

Paris Saint-Germain have been priced out of a move for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.

The 26-year-old midfielder had been tipped to depart the Santiago Bernabeu following the arrival of Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez from Monaco for £63 million ($132.7m).

While mega-rich PSG were believed to be the front-runners to sign di Maria - who also had an outstanding World Cup campaign with Argentina - the French club's need to comply with Uefa's financial fair play regulations have seen them drop out of the running.

"We spoke with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, but Di Maria was too expensive and we stopped talks," said PSG president and owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Ironically, the Qatari sports businessman was speaking at the official unveiling for Brazilian defender David Luiz, a £50m acquisition from Chelsea.

Source: AFP

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