• Klopp seeks Liverpool lift-off on Spurs return

    Liverpool won 4-3 at Arsenal in their opening league game, but lost 2-0 at promoted Burnley last weekend before bouncing back to beat second-tier Burton Albion 5-0 in the League Cup. Spurs drew at Everton before edging Crystal Palace last weekend and Klopp believes the two teams have evolved in similar ways since the 0-0 draw on his last trip to White Hart Lane last October.

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  • Abus behead local captive; P50 M paid for Norwegian

    President Duterte ordered yesterday military troops to crush the Abu Sayyaf after the bandits beheaded another captive when their ultimatum to pay ransom lapsed on Wednesday afternoon. “Kill the enemies of the state,” the President told the soldiers as he surprised them with a sumptuous dinner and durian feast, aside from handing each of them a G-shock watch on Wednesday night, before sending them off to Sulu to fight the Abu Sayyaf. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has ordered the deployment and insertion of additional troops in Sulu and Basilan to run after the bandits.

    Philippine Star
  • Johnny Depp sends Amber Heard divorce settlement cash straight to charities

    The actor's representative has saluted his ex for her generous donation plan to two favourite causes.

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  • Dutertespeak: Tsuk-tsak, shabulize, talkalese

    Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte uses simpler and popular words because that is what he is – a common man. During a visit to a military hospital, Duterte asked about a soldier’s utin or genitals. In a speech at the Armed Forces Medical Center in Quezon City last Aug. 2, Duterte used a Bisayan expression to criticize corruption in procurement.

    Philippine Star
  • Henry Sy still Phl’s richest

    Tycoon Henry Sy, who built his SM retail fortune from a footwear shop in Manila in 1958, remains the richest Filipino with a net worth of $13.7 billion, occupying the top spot on Forbes Philippines Rich List for the ninth year running. The Forbes Philippines Rich List 2016, released yesterday, counted the country’s 50 richest individuals and families, with Sy in top spot and Nickel Asia’s Luis Virata at 50th, with a net worth of $145 million, the minimum amount required for one to make it to the list. As he turns 90 this year, he is handing over the reins of the family business to the next generation,” Forbes said.

    Philippine Star
  • Bato to addicts: Kill drug lords, burn their houses

    Dela Rosa stressed that drug lords have ruined their lives. In contrast, he explained that drug lords do not use illegal drugs. “They look good and get rich, enjoying the fruits of their illegal activities at the expense of drug addicts.

    Philippine Star
  • Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump defeated 16 rivals in the Republican primaries by being the most anti-immigrant of them all, promising to build a giant wall on the border and deport millions. He labeled opponents like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak and amnesty-loving, and his extreme rhetoric pushed the entire immigration debate to the right.

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  • Lochte signs new endorsement deal, legal woes persist in Brazil

    By Rodrigo Viga RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte landed a new endorsement deal on Thursday days after losing all his major sponsors even as the fallout from the Rio Olympics continued as Brazilian police recommended he be charged with falsely reporting a crime. Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops, which makes cough drops, said it had signed Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, for a television commercial and print ads. Lochte, 32, lost all four of his major sponsors on Monday, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren Corp , following his apology for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro after a party.

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  • Gibo rejects defense portfolio anew

    Former defense secretary Gibert “Gibo” Teodoro has again rejected President Duterte’s offer for him to head the Department of National Defense, prompting incumbent Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to stay on as head of the DND. The President said that Lorenzana has also declined the post of Philippine ambassador to the United States replacing Jose Cuisia, who earlier tendered his resignation to give way to a new appointee under the new administration.

    Philippine Star
  • Malaysian rapper freed after being held for insulting Islam

    A Malaysian rapper, who was arrested for insulting Islam in a music video that was filmed inside a mosque and used the word "Allah," was freed on Thursday on health grounds. Wee Meng Chee, who goes by the stage name Namewee, was arrested on Sunday over the song, entitled "Oh my God," when he landed at Kuala Lumpar airport after returning from overseas. Penang district police chief, Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, said the magistrates court had refused to extend his arrest because Namewee had health problems.

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  • Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes list of best paid actors

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes on Thursday, raking in $64.5 million and snatching the title held for three consecutive years by Robert Downey Jr. The 44-year-old former wrestler more than doubled his earnings from last year thanks to his role in the action comedy "Central Intelligence," the eighth installment of the "Fast & Furious" racing franchise and the forthcoming "Baywatch." Johnson was ranked number 11 last year, earning some $31 million in the 12 months from June 2014 to June 2015. Waffle House on me!!" Jackie Chan came in second on the Forbes list with $61 million dollars followed by Matt Damon ($55 million), Tom Cruise ($53 million) and Johnny Depp ($48 million). Topping Forbes's list released earlier this week for highest-paid actresses was Jennifer Lawrence, who earned $46 million -- nearly $20 million less than her male counterpart.

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  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.

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  • Olympics - Gold medallist Korakaki slams Greek government

    By Graham Wood ATHENS, (Reuters) - Shooting gold medallist Anna Korakaki lashed out at the Greek government after she missed out on Thursday's special ceremony honouring the Rio Olympic team. The 19-year-old, who won two of Greece's six medals this month, a gold in the 25-metre pistol event and a bronze in the 10-metre air pistol, said she was not invited to the ceremony due to her recent criticisms over state support for athletes. ...

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  • MB: ‘Bangsa Johor’ will strengthen Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — A united “Bangsa Johor” will not only improve the state, but also help strengthen the Malaysian federation, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin told Tun...

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  • Indonesian navy finds fuel tanker taken by own crew

    Indonesia's navy said on Thursday it had found a tanker carrying almost $400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute. The MT Vier Harmoni was initially feared to have been hijacked after setting sail from Malaysia, in waters that have suffered a string of pirate attacks in recent times. The navy deployed ships and a helicopter to search for the tanker, which was reported missing on August 16 after setting sail from southern Malaysia a day earlier.

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  • Kendall Jenner caused a 'ruckus' in new neighbourhood

    Kendall Jenner finds it comforting to know that TV host Jimmy Kimmel lives on her street.

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  • DOT open to use of double-decker bus

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) is open to using double-decker buses as a possible solution to Metro Manila’s traffic woes, an official said yesterday.  “We are open to all legitimate proposals and we will consider it,” DOT spokesperson Cherie Mercado said in a telephone interview when asked to comment on the recommendation of Richard Graham, United Kingdom’s trade envoy. She said the recommendation was mentioned by Graham during a meeting with DOT Secretary Arthur Tugade yesterday.

    Philippine Star
  • Dindo maintains strength

    Typhoon Dindo is still not expected to directly affect any part of the country this weekend, even as it maintained strength while remaining stationary at the northeastern part of the Philippine area of responsibility. As of 4 p.m. yesterday, Dindo was located at 970 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. The typhoon was almost stationary yesterday afternoon, although an earlier track of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) showed that Dindo would be at 945 kilometers and 1,050 km northeast of Itbayat today and tomorrow morning, respectively.

    Philippine Star
  • Ku Nan: Anina scared of losing suits against Umno

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor accused ex-Umno member Anina Saadudin today of withdrawing her lawsuits against the party leaders out of fear...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot

    Green-fingered Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko forced US action star Steven Seagal to eat one of his homegrown carrots in an awkward encounter that prompted much mockery on Thursday in the ex-Soviet state. Footage posted by the presidential press service showed the authoritarian leader picking up a long carrot, quickly peeling it and handing it to the black-clad martial arts star who was visiting his country residence. "Here you are: eat it for your health, it's very good for you," said Lukashenko, wearing a tracksuit top and baseball cap, as Seagal chewed politely.

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