• Policewoman claims ministry pressured her on Nice attack

    A fresh crisis has hit France's government when a senior policewoman claimed the interior ministry pressured her to alter a report into security at the Nice fireworks display where 84 were killed when a man rammed a lorry into the crowd. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve -- whose account of police deployments on the night of July 14 celebrations has already faced questions -- has been the lightning rod for criticism over alleged security failures. Having resisted calls for his resignation from the far right, who are strong in the Riviera city, the Socialist hit back at the "grave accusations" made by the policewoman, saying he would sue for defamation.

    AFP News 18 mins ago
  • Royals at the Court of the Olympics

    Saudi Prince Faisal Al Shalan is an equestrian rider at Rio, the latest in a long list of kings and queens, barons and counts to throw their titles into the court of the Olympics. The Games' deep regal roots began with Nero, the Roman Emperor and if history is to be believed the most successful Olympian of all time. If Constantin von Liechtenstein had adopted Nero's questionable fiscal policy he would have needed to sell off a castle or two to bribe his way to the top of the medal podium.

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  • 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 Corp. 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 takeoff and landing, Xinhua quoted AVIC’s deputy general manager Geng Ruguang as saying.

    Philippine Star
  • Safety at risk after Rosberg decision: Hamilton

    Stewards at the Hungarian Grand Prix sent the wrong message about yellow warning flags abuse by failing to penalise Nico Rosberg, his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton said after winning Sunday's race. "The fact he didn't get penalised means we have to be careful because the message we send to the drivers here, and also in the lower categories, is that it's now possible for you to lose only one-tenth of a second in the double waved yellow flag section, which is one of the most dangerous scenarios," he told a post-race news conference. "Before, it was two-tenths with one yellow flag and half a second with two yellow flags.

    AFP News
  • Coroners officially rule Christina Grimmie's death a homicide

    Late pop singer's autopsy results revealed

    Cover Media
  • Tigers kill one, injure one in China wildlife park

    Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument, Chinese media reported on Sunday. The attack took place at Beijing Badaling Wildlife World Saturday, Chinanews.com reported, when one of the women left the vehicle following an altercation. A tiger quickly attacked her and dragged her off, prompting the second woman to leave the vehicle in an attempt to help, it wrote on its microblog account.

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  • 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
  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Australia says no clues from FBI report on MH370 pilot

    Australia on Monday brushed off a reported FBI probe into the pilot of missing flight MH370, saying it was a matter for Malaysia and did not shed light on the plane's location. The New York magazine Friday cited a secret FBI document showing the jet's captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah used his elaborate home-built flight simulator to chart a route similar to the one believed taken by the doomed plane just weeks before it disappeared. "I'm aware, as is the government, of the reports about the FBI investigation into the MH370 captain's home simulator," Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in Sydney.

    AFP News
  • Trump vs. Clinton: Is a 2017 'peaceful transfer' possible?

    ATLANTA (AP) — Hillary Clinton should be in jail. Donald Trump threatens America's very existence.

    Associated Press
  • Lindsay Lohan lashes out at 'fiance' in online rant

    The actress blasts Egor in a series of angry social media posts.

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  • 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.

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  • ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Confirms Vulture Is Villain

    Tom Holland made his Comic-Con debut as the new Spider-Man, and the trailer of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” he bought with him confirmed that classic Marvel villain Vulture will be terrorizing the teenage Peter Parker and played by Michael Keaton.

    The Wrap
  • Massive delays stall England-to-France vehicle traffic

    LONDON (AP) — British border agents moved in Sunday to help French officials ease the gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France.

    Associated Press
  • Australians stay away from Village citing blocked toilets, exposed wiring

    The Australian Olympic team refused to move in to Rio de Janeiro's village for athletes on Sunday, saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready" for next month's games. "Due to a variety of problems in the Village, including gas, electricity and plumbing, I have decided that no Australian Team member will move into our allocated building," delegation head Kitty Chiller said on Sunday. The first Australian athletes to arrive in Rio were due to move into the Village on July 21 but have instead been living in nearby hotels.

    Reuters
  • GMA: I won’t wish my fate on enemies

    “Let me be the last victim of political persecution using the justice system,” Arroyo said in her first interview since she was released from detention at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City on Thursday. Arroyo, along with several other former officials, was accused of misusing P366 million in funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

    Philippine Star
  • Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in crackdown

    Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported. The destruction ceremony took place in Tehran in the presence of General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of Iran's Basij militia, who warned of the impact that satellite television was having in the conservative country. "The truth is that most satellite channels... deviate the society's morality and culture," he said at the event according to Basij News.

    AFP News
  • LPA to bring rains over Luzon

    A low-pressure area (LPA) off Baguio City is expected to bring rains over parts of Luzon in the next two days, the state weather bureau said yesterday.

    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
  • 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