• 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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  • Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate

    An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked Wednesday as images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice went viral. The series of photos published by British media showed a woman dressed in leggings, a tunic and headscarf lying on a beach surrounded by four police officers. At one point the woman removes her tunic -- it is unclear if she was ordered to do so or did so of her own accord -- while a policeman appears to write out a fine.

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  • Over 1,900 killed in "chilling" Philippines war on drugs

    By Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - More than 1,900 people, or about 36 per day, have been killed in a violent campaign against drugs in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office seven weeks ago, the country's national police chief said on Tuesday. Director-General Ronald dela Rosa told a Senate hearing there was no declared policy to kill drug users and pushers and that about 1,100 deaths were still being investigated. The rest of the dead were people killed in police anti-narcotics operations, dela Rosa said.

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  • Bella Thorne is bisexual

    The actress reveals bisexuality after split from boyfriend

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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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  • Jimmy Feigen, last of four Lochte 'robbery' swimmers, releases statement

    Jimmy Feigen, the fourth of four swimmers involved in the Ryan Lochte robbery-that-wasn’t-really-a-robbery-but-still-was-a-Brazilian-shakedown that overshadowed the entire second week of the Olympics, has released his own statement on the night in question. Feigen’s account of the evening is generally the same as those presented by fellow swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz.  “We pulled over to a gas station to use the bathroom but the door was locked,” Feigen said in the statement. “On our way back to the cab, Ryan Lochte pulled a poster in a metal frame off a wall,” Feigen said.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Swedish goalkeeper's attacker 'had bet on game'

    A teenager who attacked a goalkeeper on the pitch during a Swedish first division match acted because he was about to lose a bet he had placed on the game, the prosecution said Wednesday. In the 90th minute of a match between Jonkoping and visiters Ostersund on August 15, the 17-year-old, who was clad in black and whose face was masked, stormed the pitch and assailed the away keeper, Aly Keita. The teen told investigators "he had bet on a certain score in the match ... and when the score was not what he had hoped for he acted out of disappointment," prosecutor Pernilla Torsleff wrote in a statement.

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  • Singapore opens presidency to minorities, but is Malaysia ready for non-Malay PM?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― It will be quite a while before Malaysians may see a non-Malay ascend to the office of prime minister, political pundits said after neighbouring Singapore moved to enhance...

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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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  • Coleman slams Allardyce's Team GB bid

    Wales manager Chris Coleman has slammed England boss Sam Allardyce's claim that a Team GB football team should play at future Olympics. Allardyce backed the return of a British Olympic football team after men's and women's sides were not entered at Rio 2016. Allardyce entered the debate after Team GB's record-breaking Olympic performance in Rio and said: "It's something we may look at in the future and try to compete in." But the Football Association of Wales remain opposed to the idea of a Team GB side for fear of losing its independent sovereignty within FIFA and Coleman hit back at the idea on Wednesday.

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  • The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets

    America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it did a few years ago. Yes, Americans are still struggling to pay off mortgages ...

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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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  • World's longest airship crash-lands in England on test flight

    The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said on Wednesday. The airship, which is bigger than the size of six double-decker buses, sustained damage on landing from its second test flight, Hybrid Air Vehicles said, adding that all crew were safe and well following the incident. Privately owned Hybrid Air Vehicles denied a report on the BBC that the airship had hit a telegraph pole.

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  • British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

    A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday. Police are investigating the murder, which occurred late Tuesday in Home Hill, a rural town south of Townsville in far north Queensland state, but could not say whether the alleged attacker had been radicalised. The motivations behind the stabbings, which left a 30-year-old British man in a critical condition and a local man with non-life threatening injuries, were still unknown, Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said.

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  • Turkish tanks roll into Syria, pushing Islamic State out of key border town

    By Humeyra Pamuk and Jeff Mason KARKAMIS, Turkey/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, in Turkey's first major U.S.-backed incursion into its southern neighbour. A column of at least nine Turkish tanks crossed into Syria with the group of largely Arab and Turkmen rebels to drive Islamic State out of Jarablus and surrounding villages. President Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was targeting both Islamic State and the Kurdish YPG militia, whose gains in northern Syria have alarmed Turkey.

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  • Courteney Cox opens up about 'brutal' split from Johnny McDaid

    The star reveals she and ex-husband David Arquette became more friends than lovers during their 11-year marriage.

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  • Lozada, ZTE whistle-blower, gets 10 years for graft

    The Sandiganbayan yesterday sentenced whistle-blower Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada Jr. to 10 years for graft for granting separate leasehold rights over public lands to his brother and a private company when he headed a government forestry agency. Lozada said he would appeal the verdict by filing a motion for reconsideration. The anti-graft court’s Fourth Division also found his brother Jose Orlando Lozada guilty and sentenced them to 10 years in prison.

    Philippine Star