• China harbouring drug lords: Philippine's Duterte

    China is harbouring major drug lords who smuggle narcotics into the Philippines, the president said Thursday as he pressed on with his ruthless war on crime. Rodrigo Duterte made the remarks even as the two countries continue to bicker over an international tribunal invalidating Beijing's extensive claims to the South China Sea. "Where is the big fish (in illegal drugs)?

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  • Matt Damon will be forever indebted to Tommy Lee Jones

    Matt Damon has thanked Tommy Lee Jones for kick-starting his Hollywood career.

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  • Saunders backing Liverpool terriers to excel

    By Tony Jimenez COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Manager Juergen Klopp will make sure Liverpool's ball-winning terriers are the Premier League's most efficient this season at dispossessing the opposition, according to former Anfield favourite Dean Saunders. Saunders, who made 61 appearances for the five-times European champions in 1991 and 1992, has however criticised the German for trying to do too much in his first campaign in charge last season. "I think this year you'll see Liverpool do well," the former Wales forward told Reuters in an interview while playing at this week's Farmfoods British Par-3 Golf Championship at Nailcote Hall near Coventry.

    Reuters
  • Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

    Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure and desperate pleas from relatives to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts who are expected to imminently face the firing squad. The group, including foreigners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians, have been placed in isolation on a prison island where Jakarta carries out executions. President Joko Widodo believes Indonesia faces an emergency due to rising drugs consumption and has dramatically escalated the use of capital punishment, putting to death 14 drug convicts, mostly foreigners, since he took power in 2014.

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  • Woman’s pneumonia caused her death during massage: State Coroner

    A pneumonia infection was the cause of a woman’s death during a massage session earlier this year.

    Safhras Khan
  • Australia: MH370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

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  • Russia's depleted Olympic squad leave Moscow for Rio

    Some 70 Russian competitors from the country's depleted Olympics team flew out from Moscow for Rio on Thursday as sports federations whittled down the number of athletes allowed to take part. Dressed in red and white sports uniforms the Olympic hopefuls -- including Russia's volleyball, handball and synchronised swimming squads -- received a warm send-off despite the scandal over state-run doping that has seen over 100 competitors banned. "We will fight for those who were not able to go." The International Olympic Committee (IOC) sparked fierce criticism from outside Russia on Sunday when it resisted a blanket ban on the country in favour of allowing individual sports federations to make the call on which Russians can go to Rio.

    AFP News
  • The Latest: Trump campaign unloads on Democratic speakers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):

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  • Kristen Stewart declares she's 'really in love' with girlfriend Alicia Cargile

    Kristen Stewart has admitted she is "really in love" with her girlfriend and former personal assistant Alicia Cargile.

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  • Singapore’s jobless rate, layoffs up in Q2: MOM

    Singapore’s unemployment rate rose in the second quarter from the first amid the slowing global economy. The unemployment rate among citizens grew to 3.1 per cent in June from 2.6 per cent in March after falling in the previous quarter, while that for residents rose to 3.0 per cent from 2.7 per cent, advanced labour data released by Ministry of Manpower on Thursday (28 July) showed. The overall unemployment rate rose to 2.1 per cent from 1.9 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Indian flight diverted after passenger sits on food cart

    Indian budget airline IndiGo was forced to divert an international flight on Thursday after an unruly passenger sat on the plane's food cart before attacking another traveller, it said. The morning flight ...

    AFP
  • Football: Bayern's Ribery expands on Guardiola criticism

    French winger Franck Ribery has again criticised his ex-Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola during the club's tour of the United States, claiming the Spaniard talks too much and lacks experience. Guardiola is now head coach of Manchester City after three seasons with Bayern and Ribery has wasted no time in criticising his former boss. Bayern lost 5-3 to AC Milan on Wednesday in a penalty shoot-out after their friendly in Chicago finished 3-3 after extra time.

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  • Army reservist wanted ‘dead or alive’

    The Manila Police District (MPD) has promised to apply the full force of the law against the motorist who shot dead a bicycle rider in a road rage incident in Quiapo, Manila last Monday night. “The MPD wants him dead or alive.

    Philippine Star
  • Spared lobster dies during trip from Florida to Maine

    Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement. Officials say the decades-old, 15-pound lobster succumbed ...

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  • N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

    North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list ...

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  • Formula One: Vettel calls for common sense over 'Halo'

    Sebastian Vettel made a dramatic and emotional plea for common sense and humanity to prevail on Thursday as Formula One drivers debated the introduction of a semi-enclosed safety cockpit. Speaking at a scheduled news conference ahead of this weekend's German Grand Prix, the four-time world champion Ferrari driver said he was surprised to hear that other drivers were unsure about supporting the introduction of the controversial 'halo' next season.

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  • Kings GM Vlade Divac on Rudy Gay: 'He has my number.'

    Rudy Gay eyes his options. Players like Sacramento’s Rudy Gay, who recently revealed that (like the rest of us) he has “no idea” what is going on with the Kings’ personnel plans moving forward. Kings general manager Vlade Divac, however, doesn’t appear to be concerned with Gay’s frustrations.

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  • Hong Kong celebrity Maria Cordero not Monspace Sky Airlines’ ambassador, rep says

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Hong Kong celebrity Maria Cordero is not acting as the ambassador of a purported new airline under probe by Malaysian authorities, a representative has confirmed....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Missing MH370 wreckage may be further north, study suggests

    Just days after authorities mooted suspending the ocean search for missing flight MH370, researchers suggested on Wednesday that the debris zone may stretch a further 500 kilometres (310 miles) north. A team of Italian scientists used computer modelling, into which they fed data on ocean currents and winds over the past two years, to try and pinpoint the Malaysia Airlines plane's likely underwater grave. "One of the most important findings is that everything that has been discovered so far is indeed compatible with the area where the authorities are searching," lead researcher Eric Jansen of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in Italy told AFP.

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  • Kanye West: 'Kim's nude selfies are like Renaissance paintings'

    Kanye West loves seeing wife Kim Kardashian naked, likening her nude selfies to the modern version of a Renaissance painting.

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