• Trump rebuts criticism by Army father at Democratic convention

    By Grant Smith NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump rejected criticism from the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who said the Republican presidential nominee had "sacrificed nothing and no one" and questioned whether the mother was allowed to speak during the couple's appearance at the Democratic convention. "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices," Trump told ABC News in excerpts of an interview posted on Saturday. "I work very, very hard." Khizr Khan, a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin and a Muslim, won widespread praise when he spoke Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, telling the story of his son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed by a bomb in Iraq in 2004.

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  • Corpses, excrement, litter: welcome to Rio Olympic sailing venue

    When Olympic sailors compete in Rio the cameras will show a made-for-television scene of sparkling tropical waters and mountains. Because garbage collection in greater Rio is no better than the sewage treatment, the bay brims with plastic bags, bottles, discarded furniture and dead animals. Another body part washed up on Copacabana beach, just outside Guanabara, in June.

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  • Road rage suspect: Arrogant cyclist provoked me

    Vhon Martin Tanto, the suspect in the road rage killing in Quiapo, Manila, yesterday admitted he went overboard in killing cyclist Mark Vincent Garalde last Monday. Tanto was presented to the media by lawmen led by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa after he was caught in Masbate and brought to the Manila Police District (MPD) to face murder charges. Tanto said what provoked him to shoot Garalde was the victim’s aggressive attitude.

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  • Ibrahimovic scores spectacular goal on Man United debut

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted a superb goal just four minutes into his Manchester United debut and promised that there would be much more to come after they thrashed Turkish side Galatasaray 5-2 in a friendly in Gothenburg on Saturday. The 34-year-old Swede, who arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer after a trophy-laden four-year spell with Paris St Germain, wasted no time in making his presence felt, flinging himself into the air to meet Antonio Valencia's cross. With Wayne Rooney netting twice and Valencia recording three assists against the rudderless Turkish outfit, a delighted Ibrahimovic said it was shaping up to be an exciting season, especially if United's transfer target Paul Pogba arrives from Juventus.

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  • Rody wants party-list system abolished

    Duterte was apparently referring to Ang Galing Pinoy, a political group of security guards and tricycle drivers, formerly represented in the House of Representatives by Mikey Arroyo, son of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Commission on Elections disqualified Ang Galing Pinoy in 2013 after its First Division ruled that Mr. Arroyo did not belong to the sector he claimed to represent.

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  • PNP gets drug lords’ profiles from China

    Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa has been provided by his Chinese counterpart with the profiles of suspected drug lords Peter Lim and Peter Co. Chinese authorities also provided Dela Rosa with names of Chinese nationals engaged in the illegal drug trade. “They provided me with the correct profiles of Co and Lim during our dialogue as well as that of known (Chinese) drug lords in the country,” Dela Rosa said.

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  • Muhyiddin says he sympathises with Anwar, but…

    SUBANG JAYA, July 30 — Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he sympathises with jailed PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, but was doubtful of his release under...

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  • Over 105,000 watch Real Madrid beat Chelsea in Michigan

    (Reuters) - A near-record crowd of 105,826 saw Real Madrid score three first-half goals and hang on for a 3-2 win against Chelsea in a friendly at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. The attendance was less than 4,000 shy of the United States record attendance for a soccer match, set two years ago at the same stadium in Ann Arbor when 109,318 watched Real Madrid and Manchester United square off. The crowd turned up even though Real Madrid were without stars Karim Benzema, out with a hip ailment, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who both have been given time off after Euro 2016.

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  • Hackers hit Vietnam airports with sea row messages

    Hackers attacked the website of a national airline and flight information screens at Vietnam’s two biggest airports on Friday, posting notices that state media said criticized the Philippines and Vietnam and their claims in the South China Sea. Operators of airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City briefly had to halt electronic check-ins when systems were attacked on Friday afternoon, the country’s civil aviation authority said. State-run media said the messages were about the South China Sea and denounced Vietnam and the Philippines, which are at odds with Beijing over maritime sovereignty.

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  • Hamilton kicking himself after Hockenheim mistake

    By Abhishek and Takle HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton was kicking himself on Saturday after failing to record a good enough lap to secure pole position on his final qualifying attempt at the German Grand Prix. "It's like when you guys write a bad story," a visibly gutted Hamilton told reporters after ending up second fastest. "When any of you guys are pissed off about something, your own performance, you're not happy." The Briton had trailed pacesetting Nico Rosberg in each of the three practice sessions in the build-up to qualifying.

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  • Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite

    Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell... and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV. Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, considered one of South America's most dangerous drug traffickers, had been serving an eight-year sentence for money laundering at the Tacumbu prison in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion. Chimenes Pavao, who was due for release next year but facing extradition back to Brazil on drug charges, had allegedly planned to use the plastic explosives to blow a hole in the prison walls and escape.

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  • Margot Robbie's housemates wrecked her passport

    The actress cooled on the idea of a London party pad after pals spilled vodka on her travel documents.

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  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared ...

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  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • LTFRB bans UV Express vehicles from EDSA

    The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has banned UV Express vehicles from EDSA to decongest the highway. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra and  member Ronaldo Corpus and former LTFRB board member Ariel Inton signed the memorandum circular. The agency said UV Express drivers may traverse the most convenient route in going to their destination, but are not allowed to use EDSA except when they are crossing.

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  • China holds Japanese over 'endangering' national security: media

    Beijing said it has detained and questioned a Japanese national working on cultural exchange projects for allegedly "endangering China's national security", Japanese newspapers reported Saturday. China said Friday the man was under investigation on suspicion of endangering the country's national security, Kyodo news agency reported, adding that the allegation was often applied in cases of suspected espionage. Tokyo said it had been informed by Beijing about a detained Japanese man, but the government's top spokesman Yoshihide Suga denied Japan was involved in spying "against any nation".

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  • Matt Damon: 'The sky's the limit for Alicia Vikander'

    The actor was in awe of his young co-star's onscreen talents.

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  • No more texting while driving, new law states

    The Anti-Distracted Driving Act has lapsed into law after former president Benigno Aquino III did not sign it before he stepped down from office last June 30. Under the law, distracted driving is defined as the use of mobile phone and/or electronics or equipment while motor vehicle is in motion or temporarily stopped at a red light. But operating a mobile phone through hands-free function – or the use of a device such as but not limited to speaker phone, earphones and microphones which allow a person to make and receive calls without having to hold the mobile phone – is not considered as distracted driving.

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  • ‘Credit card companies must inform clients of finance charges’

    Republic Act 10870 or an Act Regulating the Credit Card Industry in the Philippines has lapsed into law after former president Benigno Aquino III failed to sign or veto it. Under the new law, which became valid on July 17, credit card companies are required to inform their card holders and potential holders of the finance charges for unpaid amounts after the payment due date, percentage of interest to the total amount (in simple monthly or annual rates). Former Senate president Franklin Drilon and former House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. declared that the law aims to foster the development of the credit card industry and make it readily available to all Filipinos under fair and sound consumer credit practices.

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