• 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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  • Higuain offers olive branch to Napoli coach, fans

    Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain offered an olive branch to disgruntled Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and well as fans of the club amid claims his controversial move to the Turin giants was motivated by money. Higuain, who hit a new Serie A record of 36 league goals last season, joined Juventus earlier this week on a five-year deal worth 90m euros ($98.8m, £75.3m) that will make him the league's highest-paid player on an estimated annual salary of 7.5m euros ($8.3m). Although the transfer itself had Napoli fans in a fizz, Higuain's failure to offer thanks and farewells to Napoli and their passionate 'tifosi' has gone down like a lead balloon in the southern Italian city.

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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
  • Neville, Giggs unveil Manchester building plan

    Former football stars Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs on Thursday unveiled their plan for a multimillion-pound development in Manchester city centre, including a 200-bed hotel, two skyscrapers and a synagogue. Neville, a former England full-back and Manchester United legend, said it would create 1,300 jobs and regenerate a historic part of the northwestern English city. "We will breathe new life into the area," Neville, 41, said at a presentation in Manchester Town Hall.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Her turn now: Hillary Clinton makes her case for presidency

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's Hillary Clinton's turn.

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  • Indonesia executes 4 drug traffickers

    CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed four drug traffickers on Friday and said it had not yet decided when 10 others convicted of drug crimes would be put to death.

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  • IOC warned Rio on construction contracts 5 years ago: documents

    By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee warned organizers of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro five years ago that construction contracts they drew up could give developers incentives to cut corners, presaging problems with athletes' housing that drew complaints from several countries this week, documents showed. Rio's city government, responsible for the vast majority of infrastructure projects for the Games, has used public-private partnerships, or PPPs, to get private firms to cover the cost of building venues in return for permission to build real estate on the sites. Rio's mayor, Eduardo Paes, has taken pride in the fact that 57 percent of the nearly 40 billion reais ($12.3 billion) spent on the Olympics is private money, garnered by using PPPs on a scale never before seen at a Games.

    Reuters
  • 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 ...

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  • Manager Klopp sent Sakho back for lack of respect

    (Reuters) - Mamadou Sakho was sent back from Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States because of a lack of respect towards rules but the defender's actions were not serious enough to warrant more punishment, manager Jurgen Klopp has said. The France international, who was recently cleared by UEFA after allegations of a failed drugs test, is currently nursing an Achilles injury and is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season, which begins on Aug. 13. Klopp said Sakho broke rules during the tour.

    Reuters
  • Suasa Airlines: ‘Monspace’ marking on our aircraft just an ad, DCA knew

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― The “Monspace” marking on an aircraft owned by Suasa Airlines Sdn Bhd is just an advertisement which the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was aware of, the company's...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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
  • Pope Francis falls in Poland, escapes injury

    Pope Francis fell Thursday after stumbling on an altar step during a visit to Poland but quickly got back to his feet, without injury. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told AFP "the pope is fine" after Francis delivered a homily and said mass at the revered Jasna Gora monastery in Czestochowa, southern Poland. It is home to the Black Madonna, an icon which Catholic faithful believe has miraculous qualities.

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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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  • Ireland 'legend' Given retires from international football

    Shay Given earned the tribute "legend" from the Football Association of Ireland after the goalkeeper announced his retirement from international football on Thursday after a 20-year career. The 40-year-old -- capped 134 times -- made his first appearance for his country against Russia in 1996 and played at the 2002 World Cup finals, where they reached the last 16, and Euro 2012. "I've been blessed that I was able to do this, from kickabouts in the back yard at home in County Donegal with my brothers, to playing for St Colomba's Collage Stranorlar, Lifford Celtic and then to making my debut with the Republic of Ireland aged 18.

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  • 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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  • Chinese province inks friendship deal with Palawan

    A maritime dispute has not stopped the Philippines and China from exploring other areas of cooperation.  The government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China lauded the signing this week of a landmark “friendship agreement” with Palawan province, the first of its kind after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruled that the disputed West Philippine Sea belonged to Manila not to Beijing. In a signing ceremony at the provincial capitol here on Tuesday night, Ningxia vice governor Wang Heshan said the agreement would continue to improve relations between China and the Philippines.

    Philippine Star
  • Lorde ignored as taxi driver raves about 'celebrity' passenger

    Singer Lorde has shared an amusing story where a taxi driver "busted a nut" over a celebrity passenger he had driven earlier in the day.

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