• Kerry: US avoiding 'confrontation' in sea row

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Washington wanted to avoid "confrontation" in the South China Sea, after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's claims to most of the waters. Kerry made the remarks after meeting with Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay in Manila where they discussed the Southeast Asian nation's sweeping victory in the arbitration case against China. America's top diplomat said the United States wanted China and the Philippines to engage in talks and "confidence-building measures".

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  • Stars come out to sign anti-Trump petition

    Hollywood actors and music stars, from Lena Dunham to Moby, have signed a petition against what they say is the "hateful ideology" of Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump. "We are a coalition of artists who, today, are joining millions of Americans in our commitment to defeat the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump," the online pledge reads. "We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy." Among the hundred stars on board include actors Kerry Washington, Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette, Jane Fonda and Woody Harrelson, and music stars Russell Simmons, Michael Stipe and DJ Spooky.

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  • Manhunt on for biker killer in Quiapo road rage

    The fatality, identified as Mark Vincent Garalde, was on a bicycle along the southbound lane of P. Casal at around 9:30 p.m. when a red Hyundai Eon (conduction sticker MO-3745) blocked him and confronted him for still unknown reasons, SP02 Charles Duran said. Based on the CCTV footage, Garalde and the suspect later came to blows for more than a minute until Garalde managed to headlock the suspect.

    Philippine Star
  • Rody handshake an icebreaker – De Lima

    The brief handshake of President Duterte and Sen. Leila de Lima on Monday may not make them best friends, but it may ease the friction between them. As Duterte was about to ascend the rostrum of the House of Representatives session hall to deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), he passed by De Lima, who has been attacking his harsh anti-drug campaign. He backtracked and smiled at De Lima and shook hands with her.

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  • Higuain goes from hero to zero in record Juve deal

    On 36 occasions last season, Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain boosted Napoli dreams of ending a 26-year title drought as he inspired with goalscoring feats in the Scudetto race with Juventus. On Tuesday, Higuain went from hero to zero after completing the world's third most expensive transfer to join Napoli's rivals in a move that has underlined his quest for succcess, yet prompted swift criticism. Higuain was feted as the King of Napoli only two months ago when he broke Gunnar Nordahl's 66-year-old record of 35 goals in a single Serie A season as the Azzurri battled Juve for a title they last won in 1990.

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  • Goldman sued over 1MDB links in Malaysian bank merger

    In a new development linked to the 1MDB corruption scandal, a former Hong Kong-based investment fund is suing Goldman Sachs for conflict of interest in advising a 2011 Malaysian bank merger. Primus Pacific Partners said Tuesday that Goldman and its then managing director in Southeast Asia, Tim Leissner, concealed its close relationship with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak when the bank was recruited to advise EON Capital, partly owned by Primus, in its $1.7 billion sale to Malaysia's Hong Leong Bank (HLB).

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  • NUS Responds: Sexual Freshman Orientation Activities “Neither Approved Nor Endorsed”

    Amid reports of freshman orientation activities in the National University of Singapore turning sexual and several NUS students defending these offensive actions, the university’s acting provost has issued an internal email condemning the turn of events. In an email to NUS students issued Tuesday evening, acting provost Prof Bernard Tan said that the university expects orientation activities to be respectful of the dignity of all participants, regardless of gender. Prof Tan elaborated that the NUS’ Office of Student Affairs (OSA) conducts briefing sessions for students leading orientation activities, and warns them of dos and don’ts including examples of inappropriate activities.

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  • Don’t expect cheaper homes despite downtrend, property experts say

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 ― The prolonged slowdown in the residential housing sector is unlikely to lower prices as demand remains high, property experts said today. Instead, they said residential...

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  • Moral retribution in movies? What era are you in? ‘Jagat’ director asks Censorship Board

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 ― The director of a local Tamil language film highlighting the plight of Indians in Malaysia questioned the National Film Censorship Board’s insistence on a different...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Dutch, Latvians world’s tallest; Pinoys among shortest

    The Philippines ranked second with the shortest female population in the world, next to Guatemala at an average of 4-foot-11 (149.4 centimeters), according to a study, which analyzed a century’s worth of height data from 200 countries. Other countries with the shortest female population are Bangladesh, Nepal, East Timor, Madagascar, Laos, the Marshall Islands, India and Indonesia. The shortest male population is in East Timor, at an average of 5-foot-3 (160 centimeters).

    Philippine Star
  • Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil: reports

    The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped for ransom in her home city of Sao Paulo, Brazilian media reported Tuesday. Aparecida Schunck Flosi Palmeira, 67, was seized Friday night in Interlagos, the Sao Paulo neighborhood that hosts the Brazilian circuit of the F1 Grand Prix, TV Globo reported. There was no confirmation from Brazilian officials or from Ecclestone's staff in London on the report which came less than two weeks before Rio de Janeiro hosts South America's first Olympic Games.

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  • US tells Beijing sea patrols will continue

    The US will continue naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea, Washington's National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese representatives during a series of meetings in Beijing, a senior American official said Tuesday. Rice is among the highest-level US officials to visit China since an international tribunal this month rejected its vast territorial claims in the strategically vital region -- infuriating Beijing and fuelling tensions with Washington.

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  • Michael Jordan speaks out on police shootings: ‘I can no longer stay silent'

    For years, Michael Jordan has taken criticism from those who’d wished one of the most famous, visible, wealthy and powerful athletes in the world would use his considerable public profile and influence to speak out on social issues affecting the African American community. In an essay for The Undefeated published Monday, the 53-year-old Jordan makes his voice heard in the wake of the recent unrest in the country following the police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., the police killing of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., the killing of five police officers by a lone gunman at an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, the police shooting of North Miami behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey as he lay on his back with his hands thrust in the air trying to coax an autistic patient back into a mental health center, and all the protests and demonstrations that have followed.

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  • Lindsay Lohan's fiance moves out of London home

    Lindsay is hopeful she can save her romance with Egor.

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  • Car dealers offering buyers to bypass downpayment rule

    Car owners are required to make a 30 or 40 per cent downpayment when buying a car. Some car dealers may be flouting the law by offering buyers downpayment lower than the levels specified under the newly relaxed vehicle financing rules. A check by Yahoo Singapore on popular website sgcarmart revealed that there are dealers offering potential buyers minimum downpayment of 20 per cent or less.

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  • Liverpool's Sakho sent home early from US tour

    France international defender Mamadou Sakho's future at Liverpool may be in doubt after he came home early from the club's tour of the United States on the orders of manager Jurgen Klopp. The 26-year-old, who missed the Europa League final as he was serving a doping suspension and was then omitted from France's Euro 2016 squad, is ostensibly returning for more treatment on a troublesome Achilles injury. In the video Sakho interrupts Klopp and asks: "How long do you think you can live here?" Klopp gives him short shrift.

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  • What harassment are you facing? IGP asks Dr M

    PUTRAJAYA, July 26 ― The Inspector-General of Police today told Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to list out the intimidation he is allegedly facing from the authorities. Responding to questions on a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Lamborghini driver loses car in ambush during supper run

    PETALING JAYA, July 27 — A Lamborghini Gallardo was stolen after three men armed with parang ambushed the driver by staging an accident in Puchong early yesterday. Serdang police chief ACP...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • How Pokemon Go Could Affect Your Money

    If you’re unfamiliar with the Pokemon franchise, it’s widely regarded as one of the biggest video game franchises, a series worth billions that was the brainchild of designer Satoshi Tajiri and concept artist Ken Sugimori. Tajiri’s company, Game Freak, was responsible for the original games on the Nintendo Game Boy, and it has since expanded […] The post How Pokemon Go Could Affect Your Money appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

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  • Lopez meets lumads over mining concerns

    Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has urged lumad communities in Mindanao to submit their proposed development plan for areas that were affected by mining activities. Lopez held a dialogue with representatives of lumad tribes at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila over the weekend. She said mining operations in Mindanao that violated mining and environmental laws and regulations would be suspended.

    Philippine Star