• Luggage piece found on French island near possible MH370 debris

    Part of a bag was found Thursday on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion not far from plane debris which has fuelled speculation it may be from missing flight MH370. "The piece of luggage was here since yesterday but nobody really paid attention," said Johnny Begue, a member of a local clean-up association who found the long piece of wreckage believed to be a part of a plane wing. Local air transport police who have been studying the plane debris also picked up the piece of luggage on Thursday.

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  • Ocean currents may trace origins of MH370 debris

    WorldOcean currents may trace origins of MH370 debrisVast, rotating currents sweeping the southern Indian Ocean could have deposited wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near Africa, thousands of kilometers from where it is thought

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  • Indian scientist explains why we shouldn't drink Coke

    Melbourne, July 30 (ANI): While the fizzy cola drink is loved by most people in the world, an Indian scientist has now shown what Coca-Cola does to your body up to an after you gulp it down, and it is not good. On his blog Truth Theory, Niraj Naik has outlined the health issues and alarming findings, News.com.au reported. After 20 minutes, the body's blood sugar spikes giving an insulin burst and the liver responds by turning sugar into fat.

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  • Theron and Penn ‘forced to reunite’

    Charlize Theron and Sean Penn seemed to have despised their awkward forced reunion. It’s claimed the split was abrupt, as all of a sudden Charlize just started ignoring Sean, completely cutting him out of her life. It seems Charlize and Sean didn’t even have eye contact with each other until they were forced to in front of the camera.

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  • Apple to unveil next Apple TV version in September - BuzzFeed

    The new Apple TV will have a slimmer chassis, a "drastically improved" remote with touch-pad input, increased on-board storage and an operating system that will support Siri, BuzzFeed said, citing sources familiar with the matter. Apple said it declined to comment on rumours and speculation. The Apple TV has not been refreshed since 2013.

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  • Hunters fight back after Cecil the lion killing

    Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people. While many hunters acknowledge Cecil was likely killed illegally, they say the vitriol directed towards them is misplaced. "Animal lovers tend to forget the benefit that can be derived by properly managing a resource," said Emmanuel Fundira, president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ).

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  • Hong Kong woman jailed for attacking police with breast

    A Hong Kong woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months in jail Thursday after a court found her guilty of using her breast to bump into a police officer during a chaotic protest. Thirty-year-old Ng Lai-ying, who took part in a protest against mainland Chinese cross-border traders in March, was sentenced to three months and 15 days for the charge of "assaulting a police officer". "If I do not hand down a deterring sentence, the public might mistakenly think it is a trivial matter to assault police officers during protests," magistrate Michael Chan said, according to the Post.

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  • Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

    Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock. The four-planet system had been hiding out in the M-shaped, northern hemisphere constellation Cassiopeia, "just" 21 light years from Earth, a team reported in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Super-Earths have a mass higher than Earth's but are lighter than gas giants like Neptune, Saturn or Jupiter.

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  • China says U.S. "militarising" South China Sea

    China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarising" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, ramping up the rhetoric ahead of a key regional security meeting in Malaysia next week. China has repeatedly urged Washington not to take sides in the escalating maritime dispute over the area, where the Asian giant last year stepped up its creation of artificial islands, alarming neighbours and provoking U.S. criticism. Washington has demanded China halt land reclamation and militarisation of the disputed area and pursue a peaceful resolution according to international law.

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  • Guy Ritchie marries

    Guy Ritchie is officially married to Jacqui Ainsley, according to reports. The nuptials were held at Guy’s property Ashcombe House in Wiltshire, England, a manor he once owned with his former wife Madonna. Numerous white tents were erected on the grounds for the event, which was attended by the likes of David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham and his girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

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  • Malaysian central bank grips ringgit tightly as troubles mount

    Protecting the ringgit from political fallout may end up costing Malaysia more than any bailout for the debt-ridden 1MDB state fund, given the rate at which the central bank has been using its reserves in recent weeks. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has taken an iron-fisted approach, barely allowing the ringgit to move since early July as investors became increasingly unnerved by the deepening scandal over how 1 Malaysia Development Berhad got into $11 billion of debt. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Najib Razak sacked his deputy, who had called on him to give Malaysians a better explanation of where 1MDB's money went.

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  • Teen charged in killing of 8-year-old girl appears in court

    A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor at an artists' complex in a California beach town appeared in court briefly Thursday and was appointed a lawyer. Adrian Jerry Gonzalez wore a green t-shirt and khaki pants. District Attorney spokesman Paul Mangasarian said the delay likely was aimed at giving the defense more time to build a case.

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  • Not All African Pygmy Groups Grow the Same Way

    Not all African people of short stature — often referred to as Pygmies — grow alike, a new study finds. However, other African Pygmy tribes grow differently: In East Africa, the Sua and Efe peoples give birth to smaller-than-average babies.

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  • Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain

    Loose papers left in the cockpit of an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish air base could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral, French investigators have concluded. The report released this week brings an end to a multinational investigation into what happened before the Greek plane's failed takeoff and crash in Albacete, Spain, on Jan. 26. The seemingly minor glitch seriously disrupted aerial navigation, hindering the attempted takeoff at the Los Llanos air base in southeastern Spain.

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  • Eat, pray, shop: Philippine malls become the new town plazas

    As she eyes the colourful ice creams on offer at a Baskin-Robbins in one of Manila's most luxurious shopping centres, Philippine teenager Jamie Gamboa admits to being an incurable mall rat -- but not only for the shopping. A museum or a zoo isn't a place you go to more than once." With their functions expanding from shopping and dining to venues for Catholic mass, Zumba workouts or even weddings, experts say malls are taking on a more important role at the heart of communities. - City lungs 'lost' - As the Philippines' population has boomed in recent decades, soaring from 68 million in 1995 to 100 million in 2015, creeping urbanisation has magnified the appeal of malls to residents and businesses alike.

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  • Singapore Airlines releases seven A350 jet orders back to Airbus

    Singapore Airlines has agreed to a request from Airbus to release seven of its A350-900 widebody jet orders back to the aircraft manufacturer, the carrier said in a statement. This reduces the airline's A350s on order to 63, it said, in a series of adjustments to orders and deliveries to meet the immediate needs of the airline and the plane maker. Its purchase options for 20 of the wide-body A350-900s remain unchanged, the airline said.

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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Luol Deng, man of the people

    It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. While many New York Knicks fans have lamented the organization's obtuse and opaque decision-making processes throughout the James Dolan era, Seth Rosenthal wonders whether Phil Jackson's as-advertised transparency — particularly as manifested in Charley Rosen's "The Phil Files" series, in which Jackson has offered many unvarnished opinions about former, current and hoped-for Knicks players — is ultimately a good thing. Sam Vecenie on Maurice Ndour's journey from Senegal to Japan to junior college to the MAC to the NBA, and Bryan Gibberman on why the New York Knicks may have made a mistake in not locking up Ndour when they had the chance, allowing the Dallas Mavericks to swoop in and pick him up.

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  • Executive, daughter on college trip killed in plane crash

    The victims of a fiery plane crash in Milwaukee were identified Thursday as a top executive at a Boston capital investment firm and his teenage daughter who were traveling to the Midwest for a college visit. Joseph Trustey, a former Army captain, and his 18-year-old daughter, Anna, died when their small single-engine plane crashed and erupted in flames Wednesday evening at Timmerman Airport, according to Summit Partners, where Trustey was an executive. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and there was no immediate word on what caused the crash.

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  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

    Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, the government's renewed military onslaught against the rebels has left many people crying treachery — with suspicions rife that Turkey used a brief offensive against IS as a cover to launch a broad attack against the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK. Many Kurds also are venting frustration against the United States, accusing Washington of turning a blind eye to Turkish attacks on the Kurds in exchange for logistical support on IS.

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  • Ten-man West Ham pegged back, violence hits Europe

    West Ham, who qualified for the Europa League due to their fair play record, had a player sent-off in a 2-2 draw with Astra Giurgiu on Thursday while crowd trouble shamed the tournament. West Ham were 2-0 up on their Romanian visitors at Upton Park in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie thanks to goals from Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate. "We definitely played well in the first hour, but the game lasts 90 minutes and we had to react better to going down to ten men," said Bilic who was also sent to the stands by the referee.

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