• Billionaire's aide says no plans to help Trump

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch's expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency.

    Associated Press
  • Road rage suspect: Arrogant cyclist provoked me

    Vhon Martin Tanto, the suspect in the road rage killing in Quiapo, Manila, yesterday admitted he went overboard in killing cyclist Mark Vincent Garalde last Monday. Tanto was presented to the media by lawmen led by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa after he was caught in Masbate and brought to the Manila Police District (MPD) to face murder charges. Tanto said what provoked him to shoot Garalde was the victim’s aggressive attitude.

    Philippine Star
  • Ibrahimovic scores spectacular goal on Man United debut

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted a superb goal just four minutes into his Manchester United debut and promised that there would be much more to come after they thrashed Turkish side Galatasaray 5-2 in a friendly in Gothenburg on Saturday. The 34-year-old Swede, who arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer after a trophy-laden four-year spell with Paris St Germain, wasted no time in making his presence felt, flinging himself into the air to meet Antonio Valencia's cross. With Wayne Rooney netting twice and Valencia recording three assists against the rudderless Turkish outfit, a delighted Ibrahimovic said it was shaping up to be an exciting season, especially if United's transfer target Paul Pogba arrives from Juventus.

    Reuters
  • Rody wants party-list system abolished

    Duterte was apparently referring to Ang Galing Pinoy, a political group of security guards and tricycle drivers, formerly represented in the House of Representatives by Mikey Arroyo, son of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Commission on Elections disqualified Ang Galing Pinoy in 2013 after its First Division ruled that Mr. Arroyo did not belong to the sector he claimed to represent.

    Philippine Star
  • PNP gets drug lords’ profiles from China

    Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa has been provided by his Chinese counterpart with the profiles of suspected drug lords Peter Lim and Peter Co. Chinese authorities also provided Dela Rosa with names of Chinese nationals engaged in the illegal drug trade. “They provided me with the correct profiles of Co and Lim during our dialogue as well as that of known (Chinese) drug lords in the country,” Dela Rosa said.

    Philippine Star
  • Over 105,000 watch Real Madrid beat Chelsea in Michigan

    (Reuters) - A near-record crowd of 105,826 saw Real Madrid score three first-half goals and hang on for a 3-2 win against Chelsea in a friendly at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. The attendance was less than 4,000 shy of the United States record attendance for a soccer match, set two years ago at the same stadium in Ann Arbor when 109,318 watched Real Madrid and Manchester United square off. The crowd turned up even though Real Madrid were without stars Karim Benzema, out with a hip ailment, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who both have been given time off after Euro 2016.

    Reuters
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  • Muhyiddin: Dr Wan Azizah is Opposition Leader

    SUBANG JAYA, July 30 — Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today downplayed speculation of him becoming Opposition Leader, saying PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Hackers hit Vietnam airports with sea row messages

    Hackers attacked the website of a national airline and flight information screens at Vietnam’s two biggest airports on Friday, posting notices that state media said criticized the Philippines and Vietnam and their claims in the South China Sea. Operators of airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City briefly had to halt electronic check-ins when systems were attacked on Friday afternoon, the country’s civil aviation authority said. State-run media said the messages were about the South China Sea and denounced Vietnam and the Philippines, which are at odds with Beijing over maritime sovereignty.

    Philippine Star
  • Grab probes driver for threats to passenger

    Transport network company Grab is investigating one of its drivers for allegedly threatening to shoot his passenger. In a Facebook post, Angel Ramos said that Grab driver Regino Silagan Taacon Jr. picked her up at the Twin Oaks Place project site in Mandaluyong City before 2 p.m. Friday.

    Philippine Star
  • Margot Robbie's housemates wrecked her passport

    The actress cooled on the idea of a London party pad after pals spilled vodka on her travel documents.

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  • China holds Japanese over 'endangering' national security: media

    Beijing said it has detained and questioned a Japanese national working on cultural exchange projects for allegedly "endangering China's national security", Japanese newspapers reported Saturday. China said Friday the man was under investigation on suspicion of endangering the country's national security, Kyodo news agency reported, adding that the allegation was often applied in cases of suspected espionage. Tokyo said it had been informed by Beijing about a detained Japanese man, but the government's top spokesman Yoshihide Suga denied Japan was involved in spying "against any nation".

    AFP News
  • Spice Girls trio to earn $14 million each for one-off gig

    The pop stars are looking to cash in big time at their huge anniversary concert next summer (17).

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  • ‘Extend retirement age but not for everyone’

    PETALING JAYA, July 31 — The suggestion to raise the retirement age of public servants from 60 to 62 was panned by former senior officers, who felt the move should not be a blanket policy....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • No more texting while driving, new law states

    The Anti-Distracted Driving Act has lapsed into law after former president Benigno Aquino III did not sign it before he stepped down from office last June 30. Under the law, distracted driving is defined as the use of mobile phone and/or electronics or equipment while motor vehicle is in motion or temporarily stopped at a red light. But operating a mobile phone through hands-free function – or the use of a device such as but not limited to speaker phone, earphones and microphones which allow a person to make and receive calls without having to hold the mobile phone – is not considered as distracted driving.

    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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  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared ...

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  • Australia moving up in the world... literally

    Australia will adjust its latitude and longitude, a government science body says, to put the vast country into alignment with global navigation satellite systems. The nation's coordinates are currently out by more than a metre, Geoscience Australia says, and the discrepancy could cause major headaches for possible new technologies such as driverless cars which require precise location data. "We have to adjust our lines of latitude and longitude... so that the satellite navigation systems that we all use on our smartphones these days can align with all the digital map information," Geoscience's Dan Jaksa told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation this week.

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  • Suspension of NUS orientation activities not the right fix: student groups

    The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) decision on Friday (29 July) to suspend student-organised freshmen activities is disappointing, said two student groups from the university. In a joint statement issued by the Gender Collective and Yale-NUS College’s Gender Collective, both groups said they were in agreement with the university’s view that the “unacceptable behaviour and activities” surfaced by the media in recent weeks are a cause for concern. The furore began with a report in The New Paper earlier that detailed complaints by numerous NUS undergraduates about the overly sexualised games they were compelled to take part in during orientation camps held over the past two months.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • US agencies subpoena Goldman Sachs in 1MDB Malaysia probe

    US regulators have issued subpoenas to Goldman Sachs for documents related to the investment giant's dealings with the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund, a source close to the probe told AFP on Friday. The investigators also want to interview a Goldman Sachs employee over the bank's role, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first broke the story. The US officials, who base their authority on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, want to know why Goldman Sachs did not report transactions deemed suspicious that involve funds raised by bond offerings worth $6.5 billion (5.8 billion euros) for 1MDB, the source said.

    AFP News