• Deadly Philippine road rage shooting captured on CCTV

    Philippine police said Wednesday they were hunting a man captured on CCTV shooting dead a cyclist in an apparent road rage incident in the nation's capital.

    AFP News
  • Kristen Stewart declares she's 'really in love' with girlfriend Alicia Cargile

    Kristen Stewart has admitted she is "really in love" with her girlfriend and former personal assistant Alicia Cargile.

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  • Duterte vows to crush Abu Sayyaf

    Describing  the Abu Sayyaf as criminals with distorted religious fervor, President Duterte vowed yesterday to crush the bandits who continue to pose a national security threat. In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City, Duterte also sought stronger cooperation with Indonesia and Malaysia. The Abu Sayyaf has been involved in kidnap-for-ransom activities that lately victimized Indonesians and Malaysians.

    Philippine Star
  • Missing MH370 wreckage may be further north: study

    Just days after authorities mooted suspending the ocean search for missing flight MH370, researchers suggested on Wednesday that the debris zone may stretch a further 500 kilometres (310 miles) north. A team of Italian scientists used computer modelling, into which they fed data on ocean currents and winds over the past two years, to try and pinpoint the Malaysia Airlines plane's likely underwater grave. "One of the most important findings is that everything that has been discovered so far is indeed compatible with the area where the authorities are searching," lead researcher Eric Jansen of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in Italy told AFP.

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  • U.S. tells China that anti-missile system not a threat

    South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defence system does not threaten China's security, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday at the end of a visit to China by U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The announcement by South Korea and the United States this month that they would deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) unit has already drawn protests from China that it would destabilise regional security.

    Reuters
  • Trump gripes about hotel hot air, says he might not pay bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is complaining about hot air at a Virginia hotel, and the hotel is pushing back.

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  • ‘With friends like these…’ Pua says after PKR openly cold on snap polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — The DAP's Tony Pua took to Facebook today to vent his frustration purportedly over PKR announcing to the press its refusal to support his party's plan to hold snap polls...

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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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  • Lorde ignored as taxi driver raves about 'celebrity' passenger

    Singer Lorde has shared an amusing story where a taxi driver "busted a nut" over a celebrity passenger he had driven earlier in the day.

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  • MAS: KLIA vs KLIA2 tax variance is ‘completely nuts’

    PUTRAJAYA, July 27 ― Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) may operate flights out of KLIA2 if passenger tax at KLIA stays above that imposed at the low-cost terminal, said its CEO Peter Bellew. “I...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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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  • 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).

    AFP News
  • The Latest: Israeli flag set on fire outside of convention

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

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  • Court seeks Iligan mayor’s transfer to Taguig jail

    A Quezon City court has ordered the warden of the Iligan City jail to immediately transfer Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia to a detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City. Iligan City Jail warden Chief Inspector Omar Jalagat would be cited in contempt if he fails to transfer Regencia by Aug. 15,  Judge Ferdinand Baylon of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 77 said yesterday.

    Philippine Star
  • 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
  • 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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  • Global stocks jump on Tokyo stimulus, UK growth

    Global shares mostly rallied Wednesday after Tokyo launched a massive stimulus package, with sentiment also cheered by accelerating economic growth in Britain and upbeat company results. Awaiting the US Federal Reserve's imminent interest rate decision, Wall Street won an opening boost from Apple, whose third-quarter earnings topped expectations. London stocks closed slightly higher, as data showed the British economy grew by 0.6 percent in the second quarter, after 0.4 percent expansion in the previous three months, despite Brexit fears.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    Safhras Khan
  • Simon Cowell hints he's unimpressed with Liam Payne's solo deal

    Simon Cowell has gushed over how "amazing" Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles are, but seemed to forget Liam Payne.

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