• Scandal rocks Democratic Party truce on eve of convention

    US Democrats scrambled Sunday to contain damaging revelations of an insider effort to hobble Bernie Sanders's White House campaign that threatened an uneasy truce on the eve of the party's convention. Democrats converge Monday on Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love", to elevate Hillary Clinton as the party's nominee who will battle Republican Donald Trump in 2016's presidential election. After a hard-fought primary campaign, the party had been heading to the Democratic National Convention far more unified than the Republicans, whose fissures were laid bare this week as they confirmed brash billionaire Trump as their flag-bearer.

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  • China unveils 'world's largest amphibious aircraft'

    China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country's program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai, the official Xinhua news agency reported. At around the size of a Boeing 737, it is far larger than any other plane built for marine take off and landing, Xinhua quoted AVIC's deputy general manager Geng Ruguang as saying.

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  • SE Asia deadlocked as South China Sea split deepens

    Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday about how to confront China's territorial claims in the South China Sea as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region's toughest security challenge. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) boasts four countries who have competing claims with Beijing to parts of the sea, and is fiercely divided on the issue.

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  • Pastor kin to Duterte: Probe corruption in judiciary

    The family of slain race car champion Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor yesterday asked President Duterte to order an investigation into corruption in the judiciary. Pastor’s mother, Remy, said the Court of Appeals released a resolution that expunged them from the records of the court, citing they were not impleaded as a respondent in the petition of his widow, Dahlia Guerrero-Pastor, for a temporary restraining order on her arrest warrant for parricide. “What is clear, we were included (in the proceedings before the) Department of Justice, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 85.

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  • 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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  • Australians stay away from Village due to blocked toilets, exposed wiring

    Accommodation for Olympic athletes came under scrutiny on Sunday after the Australian team said Rio de Janeiro's Olympic village was "not safe or ready" for next month's Games and refused to move in. "Due to a variety of problems in the Village, including gas, electricity and plumbing I have decided that no Australian team member will move into our allocated building," the head of the country's delegation Kitty Chiller said on Sunday. The first Australian athletes to arrive in Rio were due to move into the Village on July 21 but have instead been living in nearby hotels.

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  • Selena Gomez posts cryptic message after tearful stage appearance

    Selena Gomez got teary-eyed on stage in Indonesia before singing Kill 'Em With Kindness.

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  • 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.

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  • Pogba is not worth world-record fee, says Scholes

    (Reuters) - Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has questioned whether the club should pay a world-record fee for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, saying the 23-year-old is not in the same bracket as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. United have been negotiating with Juventus over the transfer of Pogba, who is a top target for new manager Jose Mourinho, according to media reports in Britain.

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  • Policewoman claims minister pressured her on Nice attack

    A new crisis hit France's government Sunday when a senior policewoman claimed the interior minister pressured her to alter a report into security at the Nice fireworks display where 84 were killed when a man rammed a lorry into the crowd. The minister, Bernard Cazeneuve -- whose account of police deployments on the night of July 14 celebrations has already faced questions -- has been the lightning rod for criticism over alleged security failures. Sandra Bertin, who is in charge of Nice's system of security cameras, told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper she had been "harassed for an hour" by Cazeneuve on the phone after he sent a commissioner to see her the day after the attack.

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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
  • 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...

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  • Button angry at Hungary GP drive-through penalty

    Jenson Button said he should not have been penalised for receiving a radio message to warn him about a brake failure during Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. This radio dialogue resulted in a stewards' inquiry and he was given a drive-through penalty because the dialogue was seen as un-related to a safety issue. At the time, Button said: "So, the brake pedal going to the floor is not classed as a safety issue?

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  • Motor racing-Formula One driver and constructor standings

    July 24 (Gracenote) - Driver and Constructor Standings after the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring on Sunday Drivers Points 1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 192 2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 186 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 115 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 114 5. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 110 6. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull 100 7. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 56 8. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 47 9. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams 38 10. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso 30 11. Romain Grosjean (France) Haas 28 12. ...

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  • Miley Cyrus ‘cuts down on partying for Liam Hemsworth’

    Miley Cyrus reportedly now prefers to spend days out with beau Liam Hemsworth, rather than wild nights of partying.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Coming soon: More salary deductions

    Employees may soon see additional deductions on their monthly salaries, to be set aside for retirement, after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) finally gave the long-delayed go-ahead to a savings program passed in 2008. The go-signal was issued through Revenue Memorandum Order 42-2016, which laid out reportorial requirements for Republic Act 9505 or the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) Law. “Employees, including self-employed individuals and overseas Filipino workers, can start planning their future by establishing their own PERA,” it added.

    Philippine Star
  • Seeing a different ending for ‘Kabali’? You have LPF to thank for that

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board (LPF) chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid confirmed today that Malaysians would see a different ending for the Tamil film...

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  • 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.

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