• China builds massive seaplane: state media

    China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country's program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai, the official Xinhua news agency reported. At around the size of a Boeing 737, it is far larger than any other plane built for marine take off and landing, Xinhua quoted AVIC's deputy general manager Geng Ruguang as saying.

    AFP News
  • Selena Gomez posts cryptic message after tearful stage appearance

    Selena Gomez got teary-eyed on stage in Indonesia before singing Kill 'Em With Kindness.

    Cover Media
  • K-I-L-L: Duterte spells out fate of drug lords

    With the focus of the intensified drug campaign now shifting to drug lords, President Duterte has clearly – and literally – spelled out his way of dealing with them: KILL.

    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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • IGP dismisses MH370 mass murder suicide report

    PETALING JAYA,July 24 — Police yesterday dismissed reports MH370 was steered into the sea intentionally by the pilot. A New York magazine report had in its exclusive said a document from...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Tourism blow for Greek island that sheltered refugees

    When a sea of humanity landed on their island's rocky shores last year, the people of Lesbos turned out with blankets and hot food to help thousands of refugees emerging from the cold waters of the Aegean. In the months that followed, Lesbos' citizens were hailed for their compassionate response by everyone from Pope Francis to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Queen Rania of Jordan and Angelina Jolie. "We were bracing for a difficult season after the migrant crisis but it's even worse than we could imagine," said Marilena Gourgoutzi, staring at the empty tables in her restaurant in the normally bustling port village of Molyvos.

    AFP News
  • Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists

    The girls were charged with obstructing the referendum process and destroying public property after tearing down the lists posted outside a school, said Damrong Phetpong, police commander in the northern province of Kamphaeng Phet. The referendum will be the first big test of the public's opinion of the military government since it came to power after a May 2014 coup.

    Reuters
  • Seeing a different ending for ‘Kabali’? You have LPF to thank for that

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board (LPF) chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid confirmed today that Malaysians would see a different ending for the Tamil film...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • More 'B Team' than 'Dream Team' as U.S. eye Rio basketball gold

    Despite missing the game's two best players the U.S. men's basketball team are still the slam dunk favorite to return home from the Rio Olympics with the gold medal. With many top players turning down a chance to throw on the Stars and Stripes, the U.S. squad are more "B Team" than "Dream Team" but are nonetheless a frightening collection of talent capable of providing Olympic-size nightmares for opponents. Among other Americans choosing to skip the Aug. 5-21 Rio Games are National Basketball Association All-Stars Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, James Harden, Blake Griffin, John Wall, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis.

    Reuters
  • Pokemon fans accidentally wander over US-Canada border

    US Border Patrol agents spotted the pair illegally walking from Canada into the US on Thursday evening, the agency's office in Sweetgrass, Montana said in a statement. "Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were.

    AFP News
  • ‘Don’t Kill’ campaign launch to coincide with SONA

    With the number of slain drug suspects hitting over 200, the Archdiocese of Manila will launch the Huwag Kang Papatay (Don’t Kill) campaign tomorrow, coinciding with President Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA). The launch will be capped by a mass at the St. Vincent de Paul Church located at the Adamson University campus on San Marcelino street, Manila. Relatives of slain drug suspects are invited to attend the 5 p.m. mass, according to Fr.

    Philippine Star
  • 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
  • Cambodia blocking consensus on sea row?

    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 yesterday. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is meeting in Laos for the first time since the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration 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.

    Philippine Star
  • Ronaldo opens own "CR7" hotel, gives name to airport

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo inaugurated his own hotel on Friday called "CR7" after his initials and shirt number, while the airport on his home island of Funchal was renamed in his honour. Meanwhile, the president of the Madeira region, Miguel Albuquerque, said that the local airport would be named in Ronaldo's honour.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Sophie Turner: 'I'm sick of throwing death parties for killed off co-stars'

    Sophie Turner got so nervous before Comic-Con she downed vodka shots.

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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
  • Allardyce gets England coach job at second time of asking

    Sam Allardyce is the new England manager after the Football Association officially appointed him on Friday, 10 years after he failed to convince them he was the right man for the job. The 61-year-old Englishman -- who lost out to Steve McClaren 10 years ago after Sven-Goran Eriksson left -- signed a two-year contract with his task to guide England to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. Allardyce -- who gained credit for keeping Sunderland in the Premier League last season -- replaces Roy Hodgson, who stepped down after England lost to minnows Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016 last month.

    AFP News
  • UP students get P15-M grant for smart bike sharing system

    A group of University of the Philippines students will receive almost P15 million from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to develop a smart bike sharing system that will be the first in Southeast Asia. Officials of UP Diliman, DOST Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) and student-led organization UP Bike Share on Friday signed the memorandum of agreement for the two-year project. DOST-PCIEERD executive director Carlo Primo David said they see the project as a showcase for other universities and local government units that the biking community set-up can work in the Philippines.

    Philippine Star
  • Judge inclined to deny Trump's request to dismiss lawsuit

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he is inclined to deny a request by Donald Trump's lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Republican presidential nominee of defrauding customers at the now-defunct Trump University.

    Associated Press