• 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Philippines' oil still in troubled waters after South China Sea ruling

    By Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines, eager to resume development of vital oil and gas reserves off its coast, will likely need to reach an accord with a Chinese government infuriated by last week's ruling that granted Manila a big victory in the South China Sea. The Philippines relies overwhelmingly on imports to fuel its fast-growing economy. Beijing has refused to recognise the ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration that granted the Philippines sovereign rights to access offshore oil and gas fields, including the Reed Bank, a shallow tablemount some 85 nautical miles off its coast.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • ‘Red shirts’ leader says will ‘paint KL red’ if Bersih 5 happens

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Umno's Datuk Jamal Yunos today vowed to hold a counter rally at the same place and time as Bersih 5, if organisers of the latter event proceed with the proposal. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • Leicester City beat Celtic on penalties in friendly

    English Premier League champions Leicester City secured a penalty shoot-out victory over Celtic after a 1-1 draw in an International Champions Cup friendly in Glasgow on Saturday. Last season's PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez grabbed the opener for Claudio Ranieri's Leicester in the opening minute of the second half with a wonderful individual goal. With a Champions League third-round qualifying first leg at Astana in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers rang the changes at half-time, but 20-year-old Irish defender Eoghan O'Connell equalised just before the hour mark.

    AFP News
  • Why PKR is cold on Penang snap polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — An early election in Penang may seem like little risk to Pakatan Harapan parties given how DAP and, to some extent, PKR have enjoyed tremendous public support there since...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rosberg trumps Hamilton in Hungary F1 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. The championship-leading German produced a fastest lap of one minute and 19.965 seconds at the end of a session stretched to nearly two hours by heavy rain and crashes in the hazardous conditions on the twisting Hungaroring circuit on Saturday. 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.

    AFP News
  • 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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  • 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
  • POEA shuts down 2 firms

    The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has penalized two agencies for violating recruitment regulations, an official said Friday. POEA chief Hans Cacdac said they cancelled the license of SML Human Resources for excessive collection of placement fees from domestic helpers deployed to Singapore. Cacdac stressed that recruitment agencies are prohibited from collecting placement fees from household service workers (HSWs) deployed overseas.

    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