• 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
  • Warner Brothers premieres 'Wonder Woman' trailer

    Warner Brothers gave fans a sneak peek at the upcoming "Wonder Woman" on Saturday, showing the hotly-anticipated film's first official trailer at San Diego Comic-Con. The preview opens with the Amazonian heroine, played by Gal Gadot, leaning over Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) after he has washed up on a beach. "You're a man?" she asks him, and he replies: "Yeah, do I not look like one?" The teaser moves on to the brunette warrior -- alias Diana Prince -- moving away from the lush island of Themyscira into modern civilization.

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  • 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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  • Chris Froome setting sights on Rio and more Tour glory

    By Julien Pretot MORZINE, France (Reuters) - With a third Tour de France title virtually secured on Saturday, Britain's Chris Froome quickly set his sights toward more glory on the French roads via Rio de Janeiro. Froome, who won the race in 2013 and 2015, is poised to be crowned Tour champion again after Sunday's largely processional ride from Chantilly to the Champs Elysees in Paris before taking part in the Rio Olympics and maybe the Tour of Spain in August. "For now my focus is on the Tour de France, given it's such a special race," he said after the 20th stage, a 146.5-km mountain trek from Megeve won by Spain's Ion Izagirre.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 6 dead in Manila drug war

    Two unidentified women and four other drug dealers, including a policeman who had been absent without leave, were killed in separate incidents in Manila on Wednesday night and early yesterday morning. Police Officer 3 Marlon San Pedro, of the Manila Police District (MPD)-homicide section, said residents in the area found the two female victims inside Paco Park in Ermita around 2 a.m. Elements of the MPD Station 1 led by Superintendent Redentor Ulsano raided Building 13 in Vitas, Tondo and encountered former policeman Bobby Orit and Danilo Guevarra around 2 a.m. yesterday.

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  • 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.

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  • SC justice favors GMA acquittal, but...

    Of the 15 justices of the Supreme Court (SC) who voted in last Tuesday’s ruling to dismiss the plunder case against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, onlyAssociate Justice Estela Perlas Bernabe had a split vote. Bernabe joined the majority in favor of Arroyo while she made a dissenting opinion against the co-accused, former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) budget officer Benigno Aguas.

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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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  • 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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  • 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...

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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.

  • 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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