• Hamilton faces penalty on return after summer break

    Lewis Hamilton returns to work at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend knowing he faces the prospect of grid penalties in the next few weeks that could dent his prospects of a fourth world championship. After a four-week break for the European summer holidays, the defending three-time champion seeks his fifth consecutive victory for Mercedes and third at the majestic Spa circuit in the hope of increasing his 19-point lead with nine races to go. The regulations allow drivers five penalty-free changes of six different components before grid penalties of up to 15 places are handed out -– a situation that could mean Hamilton starts from the back of the grid in pursuit of his Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.

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  • ‘Rody can use P2.5-B intel fund vs De Lima’

    President Duterte can use his P2.5-billion intelligence fund for 2017 to build a strong case against Sen. Leila de Lima, whom he has linked to illegal drugs, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said yesterday. Asked in a television interview if the President could use his intelligence budget against those named in his “drug matrix,” the budget chief said yes. Duterte has said De Lima tops the matrix, which includes her former driver-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan who, according to the President, was the former justice secretary’s link to convicted drug lords serving time at the New Bilibid Prison.

    Philippine Star
  • Man found shot dead, fingertips sliced off

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — A man was killed and left to rot in his car some 500m from the house of his suspected killers, who went about their daily chores as if nothing had happened for two days....

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  • Kate Upton mocks Kardashians with duck face selfie

    Kate Upton upped the stakes in her feud with the Kardashians on Tuesday (23Aug16) by accusing them of having secret plastic surgery.

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  • ‘We are all Malaysians,’ Dr M says of ‘Bangsa Johor’ notion

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 24 ― Promoting affinity to individual states over the country will divide Malaysians, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today regarding the “Bangsa Johor” notion previously raised...

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  • 'World's largest' pearl emerges in Philippines

    The man found the 34-kilogramme (75-pound) pearl inside a giant clam that was snagged by his anchor as he waited out a storm at sea, according to local tourism department chief Cynthia Amurao, who is also his aunt. Not knowing it could be worth tens of millions of dollars, he kept the 30-centimetre by 60-centimetre (12-inch by 24-inch) pearl in his thatch hut on the western island of Palawan, tucked under a wooden bed as a good-luck charm, Amurao added. In July, the nephew moved to a new address and took the object to his aunt in a tricycle, asking her to hide it for him, said Amurao, the city tourism officer for Puerto Princesa, the provincial capital.

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  • Reports: Ryan Lochte set to join 'Dancing With the Stars'

    Embattled swimmer Ryan Lochte is joining the next season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” according to multiple reports. Sources told ESPN and USA TODAY Sports that producers for the ABC show reached out to the 12-time Olympic medalist before this summer’s Games. There, Lochte came under fire after he was found to have over-exaggerated details about a late-night run-in with armed security guards at a Rio gas station.

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  • 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage an economical hatchback

    The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact hatchback combines subtle restyling, more power, more features and gas-sipping performance in an economical package. The base, five-door Mirage hatchback comes with ...

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  • Defence Ministry dismisses leak, says Malaysia’s submarines have different specs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 ― Malaysia’s Scorpene submarines have different specifications from those used by India, the Defence Ministry said in allaying concerns over a secret data leak reportedly...

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  • Britney Spears escaped death in Hawaii

    The pop star doesn't believe Justin Bieber is such a bad boy.

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  • 1st Look at World War II-Era Aircraft Carrier Sunk in the Pacific

    More than 60 years after a World War II-era aircraft carrier sunk to the bottom of the sea, the word "Independence" could still be made out on its surface. By exploring the wreck with robotic subs, scientists are getting their first look at this decades-old ship, which was a target during atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the 1940s. The exploration is already revealing secrets: Scientists operating the underwater robot discovered a fighter plane within the sunken aircraft carrier that, according to records, should not have been there.

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  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.

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  • Fans hail Hart as Man City reach group phase

    Joe Hart played potentially his last Manchester City game as Pep Guardiola's team rubber-stamped their place in the Champions League group phase by beating Steaua Bucharest 1-0 on Wednesday. Leading 5-0 from last week's away leg, City completed a 6-0 aggregate victory courtesy of Fabian Delph's second-half header, putting them in Thursday's group-stage draw in Monaco with room to spare. "That was a really special night for me," Hart, City's captain for the night, told BT Sport.

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  • Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

    When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. Horrified by the prospect of Trump in the White House, Obama and his party have changed their tune about Romney. As they denounce Trump as “unhinged” and unfit, they’re getting nostalgic about the 2012 Republican nominee they now describe as principled, competent and honorable.

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  • The world's deadliest earthquakes since 2000

    A magnitude 6 earthquake shook central Italy early on Wednesday, followed hours later by a magnitude 6.8 temblor in Myanmar. Here is a list of some of the world's deadliest earthquakes since 2000:

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  • PM Lee's health scare exposes Singapore's leadership uncertainty

    By Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - One of Singapore's greatest strengths is its predictability: in a region where coups and economic meltdowns are not uncommon, it has long been a haven of stability for investors and businesses. The economy has lost some of the zest it had under the open trade-oriented model created by founding father Lee Kuan Yew, whose death last year for many marked the end of an era. Doubts have also started to emerge about Singapore's position as one of the world's leading financial capitals.

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  • Liverpool look to their Mane man at Spurs

    By Neil Robinson LONDON (Reuters) - Such is the impact Sadio Mane has made on Liverpool that the 24-year-old is an automatic pick to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday while experienced international team mates scrap it out to play alongside him. With the 24-year-old Senegalese on the right flank, Liverpool look a potent attacking force but without him they offer a much paler threat and were uninspiring in his absence in last week's 2-0 defeat at promoted Burnley. Juergen Klopp's side return to north London on Saturday after the fit-again Mane inspired their 5-0 League Cup win over Burton Albion on Tuesday.

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  • Jennifer Lopez single again - report

    The singer remains friendly with Casper.

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  • Singapore state flag to be draped over S R Nathan’s casket

    Members of the public can pay their respects to the late S R Nathan from 10am to 10pm on Thursday (25 August), as the body of the former president lies in state at Parliament House.

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  • Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

    A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. Two girls, aged 7 and 15, were killed in Magway region where the quake struck, according to Myanmar's Ministry of Information.

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