• The Latest: Australia asks Beijing, Manila to respect ruling

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — The Latest on the meeting in Laos of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):

    Associated Press 49 mins ago
  • Rio scrambles to fix Olympic Village after Australia boycott

    The official opening of the Olympic Village in Rio turned to fiasco with the discovery of blocked toilets and leaky pipes, prompting Australia to call the facility "not safe or ready." Even Brazilian athletes who were meant to have started taking up lodgings in the brand-new complex from Sunday were being kept in hotels instead. Britain's delegation said it, too, had encountered some "maintenance difficulties," but added it was staying in the Village as planned. Rio's Olympic organizers said such teething problems plagued all Olympic Games.

    AFP News
  • 1MDB audit might not be under OSA if interim report not leaked, says Auditor-General

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The Auditor-General’s report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) might not be classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) if the initial interim report was not...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Eight dead, 20 missing in Malaysia boat accident

    Malaysia's coast guard said Monday they had retrieved eight bodies after a boat capsized off the southern state of Johor at the weekend with another 20 people believed to be missing. Local media reported that the boat carrying 62 people -- all Indonesians and thought to be illegal immigrants -- capsized due to strong waves late on Saturday night. The English daily cited an immigration department official as saying that the Indonesians were believed to be making their way back to their own country.

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  • Rody to shun MM events until traffic woes solved

    President Duterte yesterday issued a public apology for declining all invitations for speaking engagements in Metro Manila, saying he does not want to make traffic jams worse and unnecessarily inconvenience citizens. In an open letter read by presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella in Davao City on Saturday and posted on Facebook yesterday, Duterte explained that while he considers the invitations as both a privilege and a responsibility, he also worries about possible traffic jams if he travels anywhere within the metro. “I have had to, again and again, decline for a very simple reason: as President, my travels always include protocols and security measures, which create traffic congestion and disturb the flow of everyday lives and traffic activities,” he said.

    Philippine Star
  • Public urged: No prank calls to 911

    Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno urged the public yesterday to refrain from making prank calls to 911, the new emergency hotline of the country starting Aug. 1. “For every abstained prank call, one life can be saved,” Sueno said. Sueno said while President Duterte’s instruction is to make 911 – an international code – free of charge, all calls to 911 and its other emergency hotline, Patrol 117, would still be shouldered by callers.

    Philippine Star
  • Coroners officially rule Christina Grimmie's death a homicide

    Late pop singer's autopsy results revealed

    Cover Media
  • Lindsay Lohan lashes out at 'fiance' in online rant

    The actress blasts Egor in a series of angry social media posts.

    Cover Media
  • Tigers kill one, injure one in China wildlife park

    Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument, Chinese media reported on Sunday. The attack took place at Beijing Badaling Wildlife World Saturday, Chinanews.com reported, when one of the women left the vehicle following an altercation. A tiger quickly attacked her and dragged her off, prompting the second woman to leave the vehicle in an attempt to help, it wrote on its microblog account.

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  • ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Confirms Vulture Is Villain

    Tom Holland made his Comic-Con debut as the new Spider-Man, and the trailer of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” he bought with him confirmed that classic Marvel villain Vulture will be terrorizing the teenage Peter Parker and played by Michael Keaton.

    The Wrap
  • Pokemon fans accidentally wander over US-Canada border

    US Border Patrol agents spotted the pair illegally walking from Canada into the US on Thursday evening, the agency's office in Sweetgrass, Montana said in a statement. "Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were.

    AFP News
  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

    MarketWatch q
  • Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in crackdown

    Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported. The destruction ceremony took place in Tehran in the presence of General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of Iran's Basij militia, who warned of the impact that satellite television was having in the conservative country. "The truth is that most satellite channels... deviate the society's morality and culture," he said at the event according to Basij News.

    AFP News
  • Prasarana to turn LRT stations into ‘smart compact cities’ to boost ridership

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Commuters in the city spend quite a bit of time at the various train stations, so why not turn them into “smart compact cities” where you can do your banking, drop off...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Massive delays stall England-to-France vehicle traffic

    LONDON (AP) — British border agents moved in Sunday to help French officials ease the gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France.

    Associated Press
  • Probe sought on ‘missing’ BOC intel funds under Lina

    The Commission on Audit (COA) has been asked to investigate the alleged misuse of P17 million in intelligence funds of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) under the watch of former commissioner Alberto Lina. A former Customs official revealed yesterday the amount was allocated to intelligence operations of the bureau, but only P750,000 went to the Customs-Intelligence Group (IG), upon Lina’s discretion. The official said Lina should account for the confidential and intelligence funds because his failure to do so might indicate misuse of government funds.

    Philippine Star
  • GMA: I won’t wish my fate on enemies

    “Let me be the last victim of political persecution using the justice system,” Arroyo said in her first interview since she was released from detention at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City on Thursday. Arroyo, along with several other former officials, was accused of misusing P366 million in funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

    Philippine Star
  • Verstappen defends tactics in Raikkonen duel at Hungary GP

    Dutch teenager Max Verstappen defended his tactics used to hold off attacks from Kimi Raikkonen after their battle for fifth place in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The 18-year-old Red Bull driver said he had only moved once and that he felt "everything was fair" in a scrap that saw Raikkonen's Ferrari clip the rear of his car in one move. Oh, that's good," said Verstappen, joking about the famously taciturn Finn's reluctance to speak.

    AFP News
  • IGP dismisses MH370 mass murder suicide report

    PETALING JAYA,July 24 — Police yesterday dismissed reports MH370 was steered into the sea intentionally by the pilot. A New York magazine report had in its exclusive said a document from...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Safety at risk after Rosberg decision: Hamilton

    Stewards at the Hungarian Grand Prix sent the wrong message about yellow warning flags abuse by failing to penalise Nico Rosberg, his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton said after winning Sunday's race. "The fact he didn't get penalised means we have to be careful because the message we send to the drivers here, and also in the lower categories, is that it's now possible for you to lose only one-tenth of a second in the double waved yellow flag section, which is one of the most dangerous scenarios," he told a post-race news conference. "Before, it was two-tenths with one yellow flag and half a second with two yellow flags.

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