• Arsenal sign Spanish striker Perez

    LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal have signed striker Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old netted 19 goals in all competitions last season as Deportivo finished 15th in La Liga. Arsenal have endured a frustrating close season, snubbed by striker Jamie Vardy, who extended his contract with champions Leicester City. Olympique Lyonnais rejected their bid for forward Alexandre Lacazette. The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes, the London club said. (Reporting by Ian Rodricks in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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  • Philippine military ramps up Abu Sayyaf offensive

    The Philippine military deployed thousands of extra troops on Tuesday to destroy an Islamic extremist group notorious for kidnapping foreigners, after 15 soldiers were killed, authorities said. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his security forces to wipe out the Abu Sayyaf, which has declared allegiance to the Islamic State group and recently beheaded two Canadian hostages. Fifteen troops were killed and another 10 were injured in a single encounter with the Abu Sayyaf on Monday, regional military spokesman Major Filemon Tan said.

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  • Mel C: 'I will never be a part of Spice Girls reunion'

    The 42-year-old confessed it was one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make.

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  • Alleged drug lord, wife gunned down in Aklan

    Three days after turning himself in to authorities to deny his links to illegal drugs, a businessman was mortally wounded by gunmen who also shot dead his wife shortly after the couple disembarked from a vessel at a port in Malay, Aklan before dawn yesterday. Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam had just disembarked from a 2Go roll-on-roll-off vessel at the Caticlan Jetty Port when the attack occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Odicta, also known by the moniker “Dragon,” was earlier identified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA-6) as one of two top drug dealers operating mainly in the province of Iloilo.

    Philippine Star
  • All four big Chinese banks report rising bad loans

    All of China's "Big Four" state-owned banks reported mounting bad loans in the first half of the year, statements showed, as the world's second-largest economy faces souring debt amid slowing ...

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  • Nazri calls Syed Sadiq just ‘little boy’, not worthy of response

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 ― Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today said he was uninterested in answering Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over his criticism of Umno, saying the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Barcelona swoop for Alcacer

    Barcelona announced on Tuesday the signing of Spain forward Paco Alcacer from Valencia on a five-year contract. Alcacer's buyout clause has been set at 100 million euros and the player, who is on international duty with Spain, will be unveiled next week. Barca's priority was to add a striker but they lost out on signing Nolito and Kevin Gameiro, with the former joining Manchester City and the latter Atletico Madrid.

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  • Real risk of Zika spread from Singapore, health minister warns

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 29 — Malaysia must brace itself for the Zika virus, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today following the discovery of 41 confirmed cases in Singapore. The health minister said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mariah Carey's prostitute sister arrested

    Alison Carey is being held behind bars following the incident.

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  • Senior cop accused of raping teenage daughters in Sabah

    KOTA KINABALU, Aug 30 ― Sabah police are investigating a case of alleged incest involving a high-ranking police officer in the west coast district of Tenom. State Police Commissioner Datuk...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Philippines says China must recognise South China Sea ruling

    China will be the "loser" if it does not recognise an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday. An arbitration court in The Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea and it had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights. China has ignored the ruling that none of its claims in the disputed Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile (320 km) exclusive economic zone.

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  • Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying.

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  • In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Girl told ‘not beautiful’ crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Tatiana Kumar has been crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016, a feat she dreamt of after being told in school she was not beautiful. “My biggest regret was believing...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 6 government ministries that would panic if Godzilla came to Singapore

    One of the ironic parts about “Shin: Godzilla” (aka “Godzilla: Resurgence”) is how the Japanese government reacts to Godzilla’s arrival. Which ministries would be panicking at Godzilla’s resurgence? Godzilla is radioactive.

    Marcus Goh
  • Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

    Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the Sept. 7 launch by sending out invitations ...

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  • Ombudsman to lawmakers: Go ahead, impeach me

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales is challenging the administration-dominated House of Representatives to initiate an impeachment complaint against her if its members think she has committed wrongdoing and is no longer fit for the tough anti-corruption job. Morales, an appointee of former president Benigno Aquino III, will finish her seven-year term in mid-2018.

    Philippine Star
  • ‘Sale of passports a P200-M racket’

    A P200-million anomaly is allegedly behind the recent arrest of 210 Indonesian and Malaysian pilgrims found with fraudulently obtained Philippine hajj passports for a flight to Mecca, employees of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) said. The NCMF employees also reported that such anomaly had been “rampant since the administration of Secretary Yasmin Lao” and that each Philippine hajj passport was sold to foreigners for P25,000. With each haji passport sold at P25,000, the proceeds can reach up to P200 million.

    Philippine Star
  • Schweinsteiger won't give up his Man Utd dream

    Ahead of his final Germany appearance, Bastian Schweinsteiger said Tuesday he will not give up on his dream of playing again for Manchester United -- despite his exile by Jose Mourinho. Germany's friendly against Finland in Moenchengladbach on Wednesday doubles as Schweinsteiger's farewell on his 121st - and final - international appearance when he will captain die Mannschaft for the last time. The 32-year-old, who left Bayern Munich for Manchester in 2015, has a United contract running until 2018, but new coach Mourinho banished him to the Under-23 team early this month, insisting the soon-to-be ex-Germany captain is not in his plans.

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  • Philippines may open mothballed Marcos-era nuclear power plant

    The Philippines is looking into operating the country's only nuclear power plant, built four decades ago at more than $2 billion but never used, to ensure the long-term supply of clean and cheap electricity, its energy minister said. The Southeast Asian country is joining more than two dozen other countries looking to add nuclear power to their energy mix, including neighbours Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said on Tuesday reviving the mothballed 620-megawatt nuclear plant in Bataan province, northwest of Manila, will require a $1 billion investment.

    Reuters