• Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

    It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and ...

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  • Mourinho gives Schweinsteiger Man Utd warning

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho indicated to out-of-favour midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday that there will be no place for him at Old Trafford this season. The Germany international has two years to run on a reported £190,000-a-week ($251,000, 222,200 euros) contract, but has been frozen out by United's new manager. Schweinsteiger, 32, has declared he will not join another European club and Mourinho suggested that if he stays, he may not even play in the Europa League or the English Football League Cup.

    AFP News
  • ‘I’d like to beat up whoever grabbed Scarborough’

    He won’t pick a fight with China, but he would happily beat up the one who seized Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal if given the chance, President Duterte said yesterday. Addressing soldiers at Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Duterte said that while he would not insist on making China follow the ruling of the UN-backed arbitral court in The Hague favoring the Philippine position on the West Philippine Sea, he made clear it would be bloody if the Chinese make further attempts to trample on Philippine sovereignty. “Yung kumuha ng Scarborough yun ang gusto ko upakan (Whoever seized Scarborough Shoal, that’s the one I want to punch),” Duterte said.

    Philippine Star
  • Natalie Portman struggles with French etiquette rules

    Natalie Portman is relieved to be back in America after living in “cool” France for several years.

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  • Lotte Group No. 2 found dead in apparent suicide

    The vice chairman of South Korea's troubled Lotte Group was found dead Friday, police said, in an apparent suicide amid a widening corruption probe into the country's fifth largest business conglomerate. The body of Lee In-Won was found hanging from a tree near a hiking trail in the eastern town of Yangpyeong. A four-page letter -- apparently a suicide note -- was found in his car, expressing loyalty to the group's chairman Shin Dong-Bin and denying allegations that the firm had avoided huge sums of tax and created slush funds.

    AFP News
  • Rodriguez could become a problem for Real - Zidane

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has opened the door to out-of-favour midfielder James Rodriguez leaving the club by admitting the player's lack of appearances could become a problem. After a successful first season in Spain, he has failed to hold down a regular place since Zidane took charge in January. Rodriguez was excluded from the starting line-up in the European Super Cup win over Sevilla and last week's 3-0 La Liga victory at Real Sociedad.

    Reuters
  • Smoke from Indonesian fires hits "unhealthy" level in Singapore

    By Marius Zaharia and Fergus Jensen SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Air pollution in Singapore rose to the "unhealthy" level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. Every dry season, smoke from fires set to clear land for palm oil and pulp and paper plantations in Indonesia clouds the skies over much of the region, raising concern about public health and worrying tourist operators and airlines. The 24-hour Pollution Standards Index (PSI), which Singapore's NEA uses as a benchmark, rose as high as 105 in the afternoon.

    Reuters
  • Death in day care: Japan's parents face nursery lottery

    When Yuki Kai dropped her baby son off at nursery on her way to work he was his usual bright, exuberant self. Just hours later the 14-month-old was dead.

    AFP News
  • Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speech

    Stocks were lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, ...

    Associated Press
  • Kendall Jenner caused a 'ruckus' in new neighbourhood

    Kendall Jenner finds it comforting to know that TV host Jimmy Kimmel lives on her street.

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  • Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night.

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  • Henry Sy still Phl’s richest

    Tycoon Henry Sy, who built his SM retail fortune from a footwear shop in Manila in 1958, remains the richest Filipino with a net worth of $13.7 billion, occupying the top spot on Forbes Philippines Rich List for the ninth year running. The Forbes Philippines Rich List 2016, released yesterday, counted the country’s 50 richest individuals and families, with Sy in top spot and Nickel Asia’s Luis Virata at 50th, with a net worth of $145 million, the minimum amount required for one to make it to the list. As he turns 90 this year, he is handing over the reins of the family business to the next generation,” Forbes said.

    Philippine Star
  • Johnny Depp sends Amber Heard divorce settlement cash straight to charities

    The actor's representative has saluted his ex for her generous donation plan to two favourite causes.

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  • De Lima, Espino: Drug matrix ‘laughable’

    The typos and grammatical errors made her laugh, Sen. Leila de Lima said yesterday of the so-called drug matrix, which she described as rubbish deserving no place but the trash bin. Nung nakita ko ang matrix, natawa na lang ako at naawa sa Pangulo (When I saw the matrix I laughed and felt pity for the President). De Lima sat down for the first time with reporters for a chat, bringing with her two birthday cakes.

    Philippine Star
  • The Latest: Kaine associates Trump's values with KKK's

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

    Associated Press
  • First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

    By Christophe Van Der Perre SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.     Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a planned full launch of the service in 2018. "This is really a moment in history that's going to change how cities are built, how we really look at our surroundings," nuTonomy executive Doug Parker told Reuters. Parker, whose company has partnered with the Singapore government on the project, said he hoped to have 100 taxis working commercially in the Southeast Asian citystate by 2018.

    Reuters
  • Australian minister says French submarine leak 'embarrassing'

    A massive leak of secret data on French submarines is embarrassing, Australia's Defence Industry minister said on Friday, stressing that security between Australia and the DCNS shipbuilders would be "the most stringent in the world". The Australian newspaper reported this week that it had seen 22,400 leaked pages detailing the combat capability of the Scorpene-class DCNS submarine designed for the Indian navy. Variants of the submarine are used by Malaysia and Chile, with Brazil due to deploy the vessels from 2018.

    AFP News
  • Guardiola stands by unpopular Hart decision

    Manchester City's fans must accept hardnosed decisions like the sidelining of goalkeeper Joe Hart if the club are to make progress in the Champions League, manager Pep Guardiola has warned. City's 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday sealed their place in the competition's group phase, but supporters used the game to voice dissent over Guardiola's treatment of Hart. The England goalkeeper, who is due to be replaced by Barcelona's Claudio Bravo, was serenaded throughout, but Guardiola said he had been hired by City to make difficult decisions.

    AFP News
  • Frustrated Alonso delays decision on Formula One future

    Fernando Alonso will not make a decision on his future with McLaren Honda until he has tested a 2017 car to see if he can rekindle his enthusiasm for Formula One. The frustrated two-time champion Spaniard, who looks set for a massive grid penalty after being forced to take a new power unit at the Belgian Grand Prix, reiterated his views ahead of the race and received strong support from defending three-time champion Lewis Hamilton. Alonso, who won the title in 2005 and 2006, told reporters that he needed to rediscover his joy for racing F1 cars if he is to stay in the sport beyond 2017, saying that the current cars are "not very fast and not very much fun to drive anymore." Hamilton said he felt, like Alonso, that the prospects of a more exciting future with the likely 2017 rule changes were uncertain.

    AFP News
  • Dr M should take the backseat if he’s remorseful, says MCA leader

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — If Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was truly remorseful, he should take a backseat and let present leaders carry out their duty, an MCA leader said today. MCA central committee...

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