• World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated ...

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  • Poe to Duterte: Don’t call me American

    In her first and only conversation with President Duterte after the May 9 polls, Sen. Grace Poe asked him only one favor – not to call her an American. Poe, who finished third in the presidential race, said the only time she spoke with the President was when she conceded shortly after the results came in and Duterte was clearly the winner. Speaking at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum yesterday, Poe said the conversation was lighthearted and that before it ended, she asked him one favor.

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  • Man found shot dead, fingertips sliced off

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — A man was killed and left to rot in his car some 500m from the house of his suspected killers, who went about their daily chores as if nothing had happened for two days....

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  • Jennifer Lopez single again - report

    The singer remains friendly with Casper.

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  • ‘We are all Malaysians,’ Dr M says of ‘Bangsa Johor’ notion

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 24 ― Promoting affinity to individual states over the country will divide Malaysians, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today regarding the “Bangsa Johor” notion previously raised...

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  • Guardiola stands by unpopular Hart decision

    Manchester City's fans must accept hardnosed decisions like the sidelining of goalkeeper Joe Hart if the club are to make progress in the Champions League, manager Pep Guardiola has warned. City's 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday sealed their place in the competition's group phase, but supporters used the game to voice dissent over Guardiola's treatment of Hart. The England goalkeeper, who is due to be replaced by Barcelona's Claudio Bravo, was serenaded throughout, but Guardiola said he had been hired by City to make difficult decisions.

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  • Britney Spears escaped death in Hawaii

    The pop star doesn't believe Justin Bieber is such a bad boy.

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  • Defence Ministry dismisses leak, says Malaysia’s submarines have different specs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 ― Malaysia’s Scorpene submarines have different specifications from those used by India, the Defence Ministry said in allaying concerns over a secret data leak reportedly...

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  • 'World's largest' pearl emerges in Philippines

    The man found the 34-kilogramme (75-pound) pearl inside a giant clam that was snagged by his anchor as he waited out a storm at sea, according to local tourism department chief Cynthia Amurao, who is also his aunt. Not knowing it could be worth tens of millions of dollars, he kept the 30-centimetre by 60-centimetre (12-inch by 24-inch) pearl in his thatch hut on the western island of Palawan, tucked under a wooden bed as a good-luck charm, Amurao added. In July, the nephew moved to a new address and took the object to his aunt in a tricycle, asking her to hide it for him, said Amurao, the city tourism officer for Puerto Princesa, the provincial capital.

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  • 1st Look at World War II-Era Aircraft Carrier Sunk in the Pacific

    More than 60 years after a World War II-era aircraft carrier sunk to the bottom of the sea, the word "Independence" could still be made out on its surface. By exploring the wreck with robotic subs, scientists are getting their first look at this decades-old ship, which was a target during atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the 1940s. The exploration is already revealing secrets: Scientists operating the underwater robot discovered a fighter plane within the sunken aircraft carrier that, according to records, should not have been there.

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  • Photographer seeking $1 billion from Getty Images agency

    An accomplished photographer who lets the public use thousands of her images of America for free has sued the Getty Images photo agency for more than $1 billion, saying it's improperly selling her work ...

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  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.

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  • Jimmy Feigen, last of four Lochte 'robbery' swimmers, releases statement

    Jimmy Feigen, the fourth of four swimmers involved in the Ryan Lochte robbery-that-wasn’t-really-a-robbery-but-still-was-a-Brazilian-shakedown that overshadowed the entire second week of the Olympics, has released his own statement on the night in question. Feigen’s account of the evening is generally the same as those presented by fellow swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz.  “We pulled over to a gas station to use the bathroom but the door was locked,” Feigen said in the statement. “On our way back to the cab, Ryan Lochte pulled a poster in a metal frame off a wall,” Feigen said.

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  • Raintree Gardens may be up for collective sale

    Owners of a privatised former HUDC estate have secured the minimum consent level to put the 175-unit property up for en bloc sale, media reports said...

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  • DOJ probes issuance of Phl passports to 177 Indonesians

    The Department of Justice is now looking into the case of 177 Indonesians intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last week to determine who could be held responsible for the issuance of Philippine passports to them. The Indonesians posed as Filipinos holding valid passports to go to Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage from Sept. 9 to 14, but their passports were discovered to be fake. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said he tapped a team of 16 prosecutors led by Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Theodore Villanueva to investigate the incident.

    Philippine Star
  • Trio of Chinese gold medalists among 15 weightlifters suspended for doping

    Following a retest of samples from the 2008 Summer Games, the International Weightlifting Federation published the names of 15 competitors who tested positive for banned substances, including three Olympic champions and eight others who could be stripped of their medals.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Kate Upton mocks Kardashians with duck face selfie

    Kate Upton upped the stakes in her feud with the Kardashians on Tuesday (23Aug16) by accusing them of having secret plastic surgery.

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  • 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage an economical hatchback

    The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact hatchback combines subtle restyling, more power, more features and gas-sipping performance in an economical package. The base, five-door Mirage hatchback comes with ...

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  • Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

    When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. Horrified by the prospect of Trump in the White House, Obama and his party have changed their tune about Romney. As they denounce Trump as “unhinged” and unfit, they’re getting nostalgic about the 2012 Republican nominee they now describe as principled, competent and honorable.

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  • He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34

    Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for US$900M He plunged into the world of entrepreneurship in 1996 when he was just 14 years old, with the launch of an Internet startup. He became a millionaire when he was just 18 and entered the US$100... The post He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 appeared first on e27.

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