• US subpoenas Goldman Sachs over 1MDB Malaysia scandal

    US regulators have issued subpoenas to Goldman Sachs for documents showing the investment giant's role in the 1MDB Malaysian bank merger scandal, 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, said 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 for 1MDB, the source said.

    AFP News
  • Muhyiddin says he sympathises with Anwar, but…

    SUBANG JAYA, July 30 — Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he sympathises with jailed PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, but was doubtful of his release under...

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  • Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite

    Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell... and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV. Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, considered one of South America's most dangerous drug traffickers, had been serving an eight-year sentence for money laundering at the Tacumbu prison in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion. Chimenes Pavao, who was due for release next year but facing extradition back to Brazil on drug charges, had allegedly planned to use the plastic explosives to blow a hole in the prison walls and escape.

    AFP News
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • CJ: Unwise for AG to head judicial division of Sessions, Magistrate court

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said today the Attorney-General (AG) should be relieved from heading the judicial division of the Magistrate and Session’s Court. He...

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  • 2 ‘narco generals’ face trial – Napolcom

    There is prima facie evidence to justify the filing of criminal charges against two of three active police generals publicly tagged by President Duterte as protectors of drug syndicates, Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno announced yesterday. “There’s prima facie evidence for a trial, to start a trial,” Sueno said, citing findings by the National Police Commission (Napolcom), which is under his department. While Sueno declined to name the two generals, his statement hinted they could be former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Joel Pagdilao and former Quezon City Police District director Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio.

    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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  • Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America. Clinton followed her historic acceptance speech on Thursday as the first woman presidential nominee for a major party with a rally in Philadelphia before embarking on a bus tour of Rust Belt states Pennsylvania and Ohio. In Colorado, a key western state, her Republican opponent promised "no more Mr Nice Guy." He trashed Clinton's speech as "average," called her a liar and promised to end the migration of Syrian refugees.

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  • Najib: 1MDB not directly involved in US DOJ suit

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is not directly involved in the civil suit filed by the US Department of Justice...

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  • New multi-role ship to patrol West Phl Sea

    One of 10 multi-role response vessels (MRRV) acquired from Japan is expected to arrive on Aug. 18 and undertake its first patrol mission in the West Philippine Sea for the coast guard. The vessel, to be named BRP Tubbataha, may be deployed beyond the 12-nautical mile territorial water limit in the western seaboard if necessary, Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commander Armand Balilo said yesterday. The PCG is beefing up its patrol capability in the West Philippine Sea in the face of Chinese encroachment on areas within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

    Philippine Star
  • UNICEF resumes aid to NE Nigeria after convoy attack

    UNICEF will continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite an attack on its convoy by Boko Haram Islamists, the UN children's agency has said. The jihadists ambushed a humanitarian convoy that included workers from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM while returning from Bama in northeast Borno state on Thursday, injuring several people, including two soldiers, and prompting UNICEF to temporarily suspend relief assistance to review the situation. "We are working at full strength in the Borno state capital Maiduguri," UNICEF Nigeria Representative Jean Gough said in a statement late Friday.

    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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  • Ranieri sets survival target for champions Leicester

    With a first Premier League title under their belts and a place secured among Europe's footballing elite, Leicester City could be forgiven for expecting the silverware to just keep coming. Leicester, 5,000/1 outsiders in pre-season, were crowned champions for the first time in their 132-year history in May, handing Ranieri his first domestic title as a manager. Ranieri, who will surely have the tougher task, has been busy in the transfer market, beating the club record outlay twice in a week to secure French midfielder Nampalys Mendy for £13 million ($17.2 million, 15.4 million euros), and Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa for £16.6 million.

    AFP News
  • Indian star Chopra won't compromise: she wants lots of babies

    Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra is not making any compromises in swapping Bollywood for Hollywood. The former Miss World, who has won an army of fans in the US since taking the lead in the American spy thriller television series "Quantico" last year, refuses to be stereotyped by her beauty or her origins.

    AFP News
  • Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

    An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country. Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around 60, was held in central Ghor province as he claimed her parents gave him the girl as a "religious offering", officials said. "This girl does not speak, but repeats only one thing: 'I am afraid of this man'," said Masoom Anwari, head of the women affairs department in Ghor.

    AFP News
  • Australia: MH370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

    Associated Press
  • Malaysian singer Shila Amzah is face of Monspace Sky Airlines, spokesman confirms

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Malaysian celebrity Shila Amzah is the ambassador for Monspace Sky Airlines that was launched last Friday, a spokesman for the singer said today. The spokesman...

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  • Next Generation Leaders

    As The Philippine STAR looks back on three decades of history and legacy, we also welcome the next generation of leaders who are poised to make their own. My childhood dream was to be a pilot. For me, success means constantly innovating yourself so that you can continually create value for others.

    Philippine Star
  • Matt Damon suffered for Jason Bourne role

    Matt Damon is shocked by how much he's aged

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  • New parking rates effective Monday

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Motorists can heave a sigh of relief as authorities announced new parking rates for the city’s public parking bays, which come into force on Monday. In most areas,...

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