• MH370 pilot flew similar doomed route on home simulator: report

    The pilot who flew missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is believed to have gone off route and crashed in the Indian Ocean, conducted a simulation of a similar path just weeks prior, New York magazine reported. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the highly respected airman at the helm of the plane, used an elaborate home-built flight simulator to steer himself over the Strait of Malacca and into the remote southern Indian ocean, a course with striking resemblance to the route MH370 is believed to have taken. The finding, which casts a shadow of suspicion over the 53-year-old pilot, was published Friday by New York magazine, which obtained a confidential document from Malaysian police investigating the incident.

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  • Peter Lim appears at NBI, claims innocence

    Peter Lim, the Cebu-based businessman named by President Duterte as among the nation’s top drug lords, went to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday to clear his name. “I am innocent,” was the only statement Lim gave to reporters as he got off his car and entered the NBI main office in Manila. Lim was accompanied by his lawyer, Ramon Esguerra, during the meeting with NBI officials.

    Philippine Star
  • Defend Najib like Turks did Erdogan, says ‘Red Shirts’ leader

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Malaysians should offer the same support to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan received during an attempted coup in Turkey, Umno...

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  • Body unnoticed in Australian fast-food outlet 'for three days'

    Police are investigating how a man's body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant, according to media reports. "Hungry Jack's is cooperating with all relevant authorities regarding the matter at its restaurant in Balga, Western Australia," the fast-food outlet said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with all concerned." Western Australian police gave no indication of how long the man had been dead before his body was discovered inside the locked cubicle.

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  • Cambodia blocking ASEAN consensus on S. China Sea: diplomat

    Staunch China ally Cambodia is preventing Southeast Asia from reaching a consensus on the South China Sea after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's territorial claims to the waters, a diplomat said on Saturday. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is meeting in Laos for the first time since the UN-backed tribunal ruled earlier this month that China did not have historic rights to vast swathes of the strategic sea. China invests heavily across ASEAN but is accused of trying to divide the bloc by habitually offering aid, soft loans and diplomatic support to key allies Laos and Cambodia.

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  • 'Wonder Woman' buzz builds as star shares film's first poster

    "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot shared the first poster of the movie on Friday, ahead of its highly anticipated introduction before fans at the San Diego Comic-Con convention. Wonder." "A dream come true! Happy to finally share this with you all," the Israeli actress and model wrote alongside a post of the image on Twitter. "Wonder Woman" is the first modern superhero movie to focus exclusively on a female protagonist.

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  • Police attacked near Paris, cars torched over death in custody

    Ten people were arrested and four officers slightly injured in the violence in Beaumont-sur-Oise and two other towns nearby, local authorities said Saturday. At least 1,500 people had taken to the streets of Beaumont-sur-Oise on Friday to protest at the death of Adama Traore, a 24-year-old who died on Tuesday shortly after he was arrested. Some wore T-shirts bearing the slogan "Justice for Adama, you will never have peace without justice".

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  • Vettel blames 'sleeping' Button for last-lap block at GP

    Sebastian Vettel blamed a 'sleeping' Jenson Button for blocking him on his fastest lap and preventing him qualifying in the top four for Ferrari at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. The four-time champion German qualified in fifth place, but said he believed he had the speed to be faster than both Red Bulls, who qualified third and fourth. "I don't think it's fair, we had a yellow at the end and I don't know why Jenson didn't move out of the way -- I couldn't close the lap and lost a lot of time," said Vettel.

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  • Amber Heard spending time with Elon Musk - report

    The actress has been spending an increasing amount of time with Elon.

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  • Drug war moves to big traffickers

    Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa made the declaration yesterday following a raid on a suspected shabu laboratory in Valenzuela City where a suspected Chinese drug lord was shot dead. Dela Rosa made the remark even as he admitted that the PNP is facing a daunting task in nailing down major traffickers as against street level peddlers who are getting killed by nearly a dozen each day. Police said Meco Tan was killed during a shootout with pursuing lawmen.

    Philippine Star
  • Sara not resigning as Davao City mayor

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has denied reports that she is resigning from her post. Carpio went on ”vacation leave” a day after attending the inauguration of her father President Duterte. Carpio said she is flying to Manila on Monday to attend her father’s first State of the Nation Address.

    Philippine Star
  • Bolt accuses rival Gatlin of 'disrespect'

    Usain Bolt has reignited his rivalry with fellow sprinter Justin Gatlin, accusing the American of "disrespect", just two weeks before the Rio Olympics. Brushing aside any concerns about the hamstring injury which forced him to withdraw from his country's Olympic trials earlier this month, the Jamaican sprint king ran a solid time of 19.89sec in his first competitive 200m of this season in London on Friday. The 29-year-old Bolt, a six-time Olympic champion, had received a medical exemption to miss the Jamaican trials -- sparking claims from Gatlin and a number of United States sprinters who said he had preferential treatment that he would not receive were he American.

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  • Coming soon: More salary deductions

    Employees may soon see additional deductions on their monthly salaries, to be set aside for retirement, after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) finally gave the long-delayed go-ahead to a savings program passed in 2008. The go-signal was issued through Revenue Memorandum Order 42-2016, which laid out reportorial requirements for Republic Act 9505 or the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) Law. “Employees, including self-employed individuals and overseas Filipino workers, can start planning their future by establishing their own PERA,” it added.

    Philippine Star
  • Miley Cyrus ‘cuts down on partying for Liam Hemsworth’

    Miley Cyrus reportedly now prefers to spend days out with beau Liam Hemsworth, rather than wild nights of partying.

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  • EgyptAir Flight 804 broke up in midair after a fire - NY Times

    (Reuters) - Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in midair after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the crew, according to Egyptian officials involved in the inquiry, the New York Times reported on Friday. The officials spoke this week on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, the New York Times said.

    Reuters
  • Pakatan parties say would join Bersih 5

    KAJANG, July 23 — Opposition leaders have expressed support for a Bersih 5 rally mooted in response to US authorities' bid to seize over US$1 billion in assets allegedly obtained using funds...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Amazon's Bezos moves past Buffett on world's richest list

    A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world. Bloomberg's billionaire index shows Buffett lost more than $754 million Thursday, thanks ...

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  • Rosberg trumps Hamilton in Hungary chaos

    Nico Rosberg rode his luck to grab pole position for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a prolonged qualifying session punctuated by rainstorms and red flags. Defending three-time champion Hamilton, who is just one point behind Rosberg after 10 of this year’s 21 races, was 0.143 seconds behind his rival as the pair secured their team’s sixth front-row lockout of the season. "It was a really challenging qualifying with the changing conditions all the time,” said Rosberg, 31.

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  • Elderly women risk lives crushing rock for money in Cameroon

    MAROUA, Cameroon (AP) — In a northern Cameroon town menaced by food insecurity and suicide bombers, women as old as 85 are spending long, grueling days crushing rocks into gravel to earn a living.

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  • Trump will use speech to pledge law and order if elected

    By Steve Holland CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Thursday will vow to restore law and order to the United States and create new jobs if elected president, making a case for why Americans should choose him over Democrat Hillary Clinton in a speech accepting the Republican Party's nomination. "I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you," Trump will say, according to speech excerpts released by his campaign. Trump, in a speech at the Republican National Convention scheduled for 10:15 p.m. EDT (0215 GMT on Friday), will tell Americans that he will speedily address the violence that has dominated headlines, such as the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers earlier this month.

    Reuters