• Indian star Chopra won't compromise: she wants lots of babies

    Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra is not making any compromises in swapping Bollywood for Hollywood. The former Miss World, who has won an army of fans in the US since taking the lead in the American spy thriller television series "Quantico" last year, refuses to be stereotyped by her beauty or her origins.

    AFP News
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: Trump slams Clinton over 'radical Islam'

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

    Associated Press
  • Najib: 1MDB not directly involved in US DOJ suit

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is not directly involved in the civil suit filed by the US Department of Justice...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • New multi-role ship to patrol West Phl Sea

    One of 10 multi-role response vessels (MRRV) acquired from Japan is expected to arrive on Aug. 18 and undertake its first patrol mission in the West Philippine Sea for the coast guard. The vessel, to be named BRP Tubbataha, may be deployed beyond the 12-nautical mile territorial water limit in the western seaboard if necessary, Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commander Armand Balilo said yesterday. The PCG is beefing up its patrol capability in the West Philippine Sea in the face of Chinese encroachment on areas within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

    Philippine Star
  • It’s killing time, Rody tells LGUs

    Several prominent drug lords have started leaving the country upon realizing that President Duterte’s six-year term is “killing time,” the Chief Executive said on Wednesday. Now, they are using modern technology to give orders to their lieutenants,” Duterte told officers of the League of Cities and Provinces of the Philippines. Duterte made the statement as he vowed to destroy the illegal drugs “apparatus” until all of them are wiped out.

    Philippine Star
  • Di Matteo resigned to Gana joining Everton

    Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo has said he expects Idrissa Gana to join Everton after the Premier League club triggered a £7.1 million ($9.4 million, 8.4 million euros) release clause in the Senegal midfielder's contract. The clause expires at the end of the transfer window but Everton are the only club to have so far launched an official bid. Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season and then appointed di Matteo, who said Friday there was little he could do to stop Gana leaving the Birmingham club, even though the Italian would like him to stay.

    AFP News
  • Malaysian singer Shila Amzah is face of Monspace Sky Airlines, spokesman confirms

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Malaysian celebrity Shila Amzah is the ambassador for Monspace Sky Airlines that was launched last Friday, a spokesman for the singer said today. The spokesman...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Matt Damon suffered for Jason Bourne role

    Matt Damon is shocked by how much he's aged

    Cover Media
  • IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village

    The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS executed 24 civilians "in the last 24 hours" after taking Buyir from the Syrian Democratic Forces. The village is located some 10 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Manbij, a key waypoint between the Turkish border and the IS de facto capital of Raqa city.

    AFP News
  • Next Generation Leaders

    As The Philippine STAR looks back on three decades of history and legacy, we also welcome the next generation of leaders who are poised to make their own. My childhood dream was to be a pilot. For me, success means constantly innovating yourself so that you can continually create value for others.

    Philippine Star
  • 'Highly likely' Tanzania piece from MH370

    A piece of debris found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Friday, as he defended the Indian Ocean search efforts. The large wing part was brought to Canberra for analysis after it was found by locals on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania last month. In a statement, Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said "it is highly likely that the latest piece of debris being analysed by the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370".

    AFP News
  • P3.8-B train supply deal with Chinese firm OK’d

    The Court of Appeals (CA) has given the Department of Transportation (DOT) the green light on its P3.8-billion deal with a Chinese firm for the supply of brand new trains for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line that has been plagued with glitches over the past year. In a 16-page decision released earlier this week, the 12th Division of the appellate court dismissed the petition of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC) and MRT Holdings II seeking to permanently stop the DOT from proceeding with its contract with Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock for the manufacture and supply of 48 light rail vehicles (LRVs). The CA said only the Supreme Court has the power to stop national government infrastructure projects under Republic Act No. 8975 (Alternative Dispute Resolution Act).

    Philippine Star
  • Former Wimbledon star Marion Bartoli on 'road to recovery'

    Former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli insisted Friday she was "on the road to recovery" after a mystery virus caused her dramatic weight loss and led her to fear for her life. The 2013 champion from France, who had shocked fans with her skeletal appearance, was barred from playing in an invitational event at Wimbledon after doctors expressed fears over her health. "I'm on the road to recovery," Bartoli told French radio RTL following three weeks in hospital.

    AFP News
  • Mercedes E-Class launches with advanced tech on board

    The new Mercedes E-Class certainly tries to live up to the billing as the brand’s most intelligent executive saloon.

    Justyn's Car Stuff
  • LeBron James ordered a pizza with 16 different toppings

    LeBron James has clearly let himself go. (Getty Images)

    Ball Don't Lie
  • SC reverse own decision banning bt talong

    The Supreme Court (SC) has reversed itself in the case involving the government’s field trials of bacillus thuringiensis (bt) eggplants, a genetically modified variety that produces its own pesticide. In a ruling promulgated last Tuesday, the high court set aside its ruling in December last year permanently stopping the field testing of the genetically modified product, favoring the petition filed by the environmental group Greenpeace. The SC unanimously ruled to instead dismiss the Greenpeace petition on the ground of mootness.

    Philippine Star
  • Germany's Schweinsteiger ends international career

    Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international football on Friday, bringing to an end a glittering career that ended in disappointment with a semi-final exit at Euro 2016 in France. "The historic and emotional high was winning the World Cup in 2014," the Manchester United player added. Schweinsteiger was vice-captain of the national team when Germany edged Argentina in extra-time to claim a fourth World Cup title and took over as captain when his then Bayern Munich team mate Philipp Lahm stood down after the 2014 tournament.

    Reuters
  • Indonesian executions a 'complete mess': lawyer

    Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess". The executions on a remote prison island went ahead despite strong protests from international rights groups, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the European Union who had urged Indonesia not to proceed. Authorities did not give a reason for the reprieve, but the prison island where they were expected to be executed in outdoor clearings was hit by a major storm as the other sentences were carried out.

    AFP News
  • SC affirms Batangas mayor’s ouster

    The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ouster of Mayor Jay Manalo Ilagan of Mataasnakahoy town in Batangas. In a ruling promulgated on Tuesday, the high court upheld the decision of the Commission on Elections nullifying Ilagan’s proclamation in favor of Gualberto Silva. The SC also agreed with the decision of the poll body  to disqualify Ilagan for misrepresentation for filing his certificate of candidacy (COC)  while he was a fugitive.

    Philippine Star