• Philippines' Duterte vows no mercy in crime war

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to show "no mercy" in his bloody war on crime, warning criminals that priests and human rights advocates cannot protect them from being killed. A defiant Duterte devoted a large chunk of his inaugural "State of the Nation" address to his law and order campaign, which has claimed hundreds of lives since he took office on June 30. "Show no mercy to them because they are not showing any mercy to us anyway," Duterte told lawmakers as he summarised his orders to security forces to eliminate alleged drug lords.

    AFP News
  • Khairy: Probe those responsible if criminal element proven in US DOJ lawsuits

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Malaysia’s enforcement agencies must take immediate action if the US Department of Justice succeeds to prove in court the allegations of financial misappropriation from...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 1MDB audit might not be under OSA if interim report not leaked, says Auditor-General

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The Auditor-General’s report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) might not be classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) if the initial interim report was not...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Niall Horan's new LA home 'haunted by actress' ghost'

    One Direction's Niall Horan might have to call in the Ghostbusters, following claims that his new $3.9 million (£3 million) home in Los Angeles is haunted by the ghost of actress Gia Scala.

    Cover Media
  • Public urged: No prank calls to 911

    Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno urged the public yesterday to refrain from making prank calls to 911, the new emergency hotline of the country starting Aug. 1. “For every abstained prank call, one life can be saved,” Sueno said. Sueno said while President Duterte’s instruction is to make 911 – an international code – free of charge, all calls to 911 and its other emergency hotline, Patrol 117, would still be shouldered by callers.

    Philippine Star
  • 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
  • USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up

    The game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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

    Late pop singer's autopsy results revealed

    Cover Media
  • 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.

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  • 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.

    AFP News
  • IGP dismisses MH370 mass murder suicide report

    PETALING JAYA,July 24 — Police yesterday dismissed reports MH370 was steered into the sea intentionally by the pilot. A New York magazine report had in its exclusive said a document from...

    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
  • Verstappen defends tactics in Raikkonen duel at Hungary GP

    Dutch teenager Max Verstappen defended his tactics used to hold off attacks from Kimi Raikkonen after their battle for fifth place in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The 18-year-old Red Bull driver said he had only moved once and that he felt "everything was fair" in a scrap that saw Raikkonen's Ferrari clip the rear of his car in one move. Oh, that's good," said Verstappen, joking about the famously taciturn Finn's reluctance to speak.

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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
  • Eight dead, 20 missing in Malaysia boat accident

    Malaysia's coast guard said Monday they had retrieved eight bodies after a boat capsized off the southern state of Johor at the weekend with another 20 people believed to be missing. Local media reported that the boat carrying 62 people -- all Indonesians and thought to be illegal immigrants -- capsized due to strong waves late on Saturday night. The English daily cited an immigration department official as saying that the Indonesians were believed to be making their way back to their own country.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • Probe sought on ‘missing’ BOC intel funds under Lina

    The Commission on Audit (COA) has been asked to investigate the alleged misuse of P17 million in intelligence funds of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) under the watch of former commissioner Alberto Lina. A former Customs official revealed yesterday the amount was allocated to intelligence operations of the bureau, but only P750,000 went to the Customs-Intelligence Group (IG), upon Lina’s discretion. The official said Lina should account for the confidential and intelligence funds because his failure to do so might indicate misuse of government funds.

    Philippine Star
  • Beijing slaps EU, Japan, S. Korea with steel duties

    China said Sunday it has started imposing anti-dumping tariffs on certain steel imports from the European Union, Japan and South Korea, as Beijing itself comes under fire for similar trade practices. The world's second largest economy, which makes more than half the world's steel, finds itself under attack by EU countries for allegedly flooding world markets with steel and aluminium in violation of international trade agreements. On Friday Premier Li Keqiang told a group of visiting leaders from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other organisations that China "will not engage in a trade war or currency war".

    AFP News
  • Prasarana to turn LRT stations into ‘smart compact cities’ to boost ridership

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Commuters in the city spend quite a bit of time at the various train stations, so why not turn them into “smart compact cities” where you can do your banking, drop off...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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