• CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House

    The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Donald Trump's effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on Friday night on condition of anonymity.

    Reuters
  • Allah didn’t create the world for Muslims alone, Dr M says

    SHAH ALAM, Dec 10 — Allah did not create the world exclusively for Muslims and therefore there must be cooperation with those of other faiths, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. Speaking at...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Duterte impeachment: Let’s wait and see, says Morales

    Mere words cannot cause the removal of President Duterte from office, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales clarified yesterday, referring to his pronouncement that he would not allow the policemen involved in the killing of Albuera, Leyte mayor Roland Espinosa to go to jail. Whether it’s going to be carried out or not is a different story,” Morales told reporters on the sidelines of a forum against corruption in Quezon City. Her position runs counter to that of Sen. Leila de Lima, who said on Thursday that the President could be impeached for protecting the policemen involved in the Espinosa killing last Nov. 5 inside the Leyte sub-provincial jail in Baybay City.

    Philippine Star
  • US hits cheap China washing machines with punitive duties

    Chinese manufacturers are dumping washing machines into the US market at artificially low prices, making them subject to punitive duties of up to 52 percent, the Commerce Department announced Friday. In ...

    AFP
  • Gigi Hadid has Hashimoto's disease

    Gigi Hadid keeps fit at home by sticking a note in her kitchen with the word 'squat' on.

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  • Warhips from US, Japan to arrive on Phl

    Warships and aircraft on patrol in the South China Sea are arriving in the Philippines from US bases in Guam and Japan, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday. Lorenzana clarified the US is not allowed to use the Philippines as a staging point to patrol the South China Sea. He added the US aircraft, including the P3 Orion surveillance planes often seen at Clark Air Base in Pampanga, were on administration stop.

    Philippine Star
  • Unfair that inferior teams are higher than United - Mourinho

    (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has labelled it unfair that teams he believes are inferior to his side are higher in the Premier League table. United, who have drawn six of their 14 league matches, are in sixth position going into Sunday's home game with fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, 13 points adrift of Mourinho's former club Chelsea who are top of the table. "I find it unfair," the Portuguese told Sky Sports on Friday.

    Reuters
  • Alabama inmate coughs, heaves 13 minutes into execution

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection.

    Associated Press
  • Batangas mayor acquitted of rape

    The woman who filed the complaint against Mataasnakahoy Mayor Jay Manalo Ilagan is a “lying and a bogus rape victim,” said Regional Trial Court Judge James Clinton Nuevo. “There is enough basis to doubt the alleged victim’s credibility…A reasonable doubt constantly hovers above her supposedly air-tight rape story,” the ruling read. In his defense, Ilagan said he had never been to Ormoc.

    Philippine Star
  • China's Chen banned for two years for doping at Rio

    Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has been banned for two years after failing a drug test at the Rio Olympics, the sport's governing body (FINA) said. Chen finished fourth in the women's 100 metres butterfly at Rio but did not start in the 50m freestyle heats after Chinese state media reported she had tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide. "The FINA Doping Panel decided ... to impose on the athlete a period of two years’ ineligibility, starting on 11 August 2016 and ending on 10 August 2018 for her first anti-doping rule violation," FINA said in a statement.

    Reuters
  • S. Korea's president loses power, keeps title, house, salary

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday has stripped her of power — but not the perks.

    Associated Press
  • Discount at One Balmoral spurs interest in older condos in the vicinity

    In just a fortnight since developer Hong Leong Holdings offered a 13% discount for units at One Balmoral from Nov 12, nine have been sold. One Balmoral is a freehold condominium with a total of 91 units, and is a redevelopment of a condo bearing the same name. Hong Leong had paid $125 million for the 43-unit apartment block in March 2007, which translated to a record price of $1,188 psf per plot ratio for the Balmoral area.

    The Edge Property
  • Jack Lam blacklisted over illegal casino

    Chinese gaming mogul Jack Lam has been blacklisted by the government over his alleged illegal online casino in Clark Field, Pampanga. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II revealed this yesterday after finding that Lam’s Fontana Casino did not have a permit from the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) – contrary to a recent claim by Lam’s lawyer Raymond Fortun.

    Philippine Star
  • Ryan Reynolds eyes another superhero outing with Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine for the last time in 2017's Logan.

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  • Colombia plane crash was 'murder': Bolivian minister

    Bolivia's defense minister said Friday a plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia aboard a Bolivian-registered charter plane was "murder," accusing the pilot of flying with insufficient fuel. What happened in Medellin was murder," Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira told journalists. Investigations are ongoing, but Colombia's civil aviation safety chief has said the plane disregarded international rules on fuel reserves.

    AFP News
  • Edward Norton calls Leonardo DiCaprio 'Unlucky Leo'

    The Oscar winner revealed all about his near-death experiences last year (15).

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  • Lovely ‘shabu queen’ now looks ugly to drug lords

    Lovely Adam Impal, the alleged supplier of shabu of drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa, is no longer lovely in the eyes of drug traders, but she is getting lovelier in the eyes of the government, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said yesterday. Impal surrendered to Dela Rosa last Dec. 5. Dela Rosa revealed that Impal is now undergoing investigation under the Anti-Illegal Drug Group (AIDG) headed by Senior Supt. Albert Ignatius Ferro.

    Philippine Star
  • Malaysia PM opens thorny debate in accusing Myanmar of genocide

    By Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's stern rebuke to Myanmar for a military-led crackdown on Muslim Rohingyas was a rarity among Southeast Asian nations, who adhere to a policy of non-interference in each other's domestic affairs. Critics saw the beleaguered Najib reaching for the moral high ground with his criticism over the weekend of Myanmar in order to pander to Malay Muslim voters after a series of protests calling for him to resign over a corruption scandal. Najib is eyeing elections in the second half of 2017, nearly a year ahead of the 2018 deadline, a government source told Reuters.

    Reuters
  • Bongbong, Leni told: Let PET do its job

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday appealed to all parties in the protest case filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to allow the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to do its job. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said it would be better if concerned parties just let the PET resolve Marcos’ protest case against Vice President Leni Robredo.

    Philippine Star
  • Ronaldo publishes details of 225m-euro income

    Cristiano Ronaldo published his financial records on Thursday which showed the Real Madrid star declared income of more than 225 million euros in 2015 as he battled accusations of tax evasion. The procedure, known as a 'Model 720' and which was apparently presented to tax chiefs in March, showed that Ronaldo earned 203.7 million euros outside of Spain and 23.5 million inside the country. "This document confirms that Spain's Tax Agency is knowledgeable of all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s assets and income.

    AFP News