• Ronaldo awaits fourth Ballon d'Or coronation

    Cristiano Ronaldo will bag his fourth Ballon d'Or as the world's top footballer. The Real Madrid and Portugal star won the Champions League for the second time in three seasons and third time overall after one title with Manchester United in 2008. As has been the case for almost a decade now, the 31-year-old's main rival will be Lionel Messi of Barcelona -- but the Argentine maestro has had by his own exalted standards a less than stellar year both for club and country with the top prizes eluding him on both fronts.

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  • Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump

    HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren't just stockpiling parts for when the company sends their 700 jobs to Mexico.

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  • Second suspect in Brazilian soccer team air crash put in jail

    Gustavo Vargas Villegas, a former official with Bolivia's aviation authority was arrested and will be held until trial on charges that he misused his influence in authorizing the license of the Bolivian plane that crashed in Colombia while taking the team to Medellin for the Copa Sudamericana. Vargas Gamboa said on Thursday: "The prosecutors are a bunch of liars The accident killed 71 people after the plane apparently ran out of fuel, shocking the global soccer community and sparking questions about why the aircraft would have tried to make the international flight with what looks to have been less than the required amount of fuel in its tanks. "The prosecution has collected statements and evidence showing the participation of the accused in the crimes of misusing influence, conduct incompatible with public office and breach of duties," La Paz District Attorney Edwin Blanco told reporters, referring to the Vargas Villegas.

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  • Allah didn’t create the world for Muslims alone, Dr M says

    SHAH ALAM, Dec 10 — Allah did not create the world exclusively for Muslims and therefore there must be cooperation with those of other faiths, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. Speaking at...

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  • Vardy back with hat-trick as Leicester shock Man City

    (Reuters) - - Jamie Vardy burst back to his predatory best with his first Leicester City hat-trick as the champions recaptured their title-winning mojo to earn a shock 4-2 win over Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Vardy, hero of last season's fairytale triumph, finally ended his 16-match goalscoring drought for the club by scoring twice in the first 20 minutes as the Foxes, making a nonsense of their miserable recent form, raced into a three-goal lead. ...

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  • 6 things not to buy at an outlet store

    Not everything for sale at an outlet is a good deal.

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  • US hits cheap China washing machines with punitive duties

    Chinese manufacturers are dumping washing machines into the US market at artificially low prices, making them subject to punitive duties of up to 52 percent, the Commerce Department announced Friday. In ...

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  • Nazri: Harith now one of country’s main attractions

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 11 — Harith Iskander’s stellar performance at the Funniest Person in the World contest in Finland will most likely draw more comedy fans to the country, said Tourism and...

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  • Robbie Williams: 'Be brave, Zayn Malik'

    Robbie also confessed to still getting nervous while performing.

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  • ABS-CBN, GMA-7 seek to renew franchises

    Broadcast industry giants ABS-CBN and GMA-7 are asking for congressional approval to renew their franchises. Palawan Rep. Franz Alvarez, who chairs the House committee on legislative franchises, said yesterday that his panel has recommended for plenary approval the bill renewing the franchise for GMA-7. It also sought to renew its franchise in 2014, during the Aquino administration, but lawmakers did not act on it, noting that the privilege would expire in 2020 yet.

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  • Albuera police chief replaced

    Chief Inspector Jovy Espenido has been relieved as police chief of Albuera. The Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters named Espenido as Ozamiz City police chief, Chief Superintendent Elmer Beltejar, Eastern Visayas police director, told The STAR yesterday. Self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa earlier told a Senate hearing that Espenido was among the police officials he was paying off to protect his illegal drug operations in the region.

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  • Duterte impeachment: Let’s wait and see, says Morales

    Mere words cannot cause the removal of President Duterte from office, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales clarified yesterday, referring to his pronouncement that he would not allow the policemen involved in the killing of Albuera, Leyte mayor Roland Espinosa to go to jail. Whether it’s going to be carried out or not is a different story,” Morales told reporters on the sidelines of a forum against corruption in Quezon City. Her position runs counter to that of Sen. Leila de Lima, who said on Thursday that the President could be impeached for protecting the policemen involved in the Espinosa killing last Nov. 5 inside the Leyte sub-provincial jail in Baybay City.

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  • Kylie Jenner's pop-up shop brings hysteria to LA mall

    The makeup and TV icon capped a fantastic year with her first store.

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  • Warhips from US, Japan to arrive on Phl

    Warships and aircraft on patrol in the South China Sea are arriving in the Philippines from US bases in Guam and Japan, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday. Lorenzana clarified the US is not allowed to use the Philippines as a staging point to patrol the South China Sea. He added the US aircraft, including the P3 Orion surveillance planes often seen at Clark Air Base in Pampanga, were on administration stop.

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  • Madagascar trip boosts morale of MH370 kin

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 11 — There is increased awareness and greater cooperation shown by locals to the next of kin of those aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 since they arrived seven days ago,...

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  • Hat-trick for new No.9 hero Gayle puts Newcastle back on top

    (Reuters) - Dwight Gayle scored a hat-trick as Newcastle United roared back to the top of the Championship on Saturday with a 4-0 thrashing of Birmingham City. The number nine shirt has always had particular reverence at St James' Park, with the likes of Jackie Milburn, Malcolm Macdonald and Alan Shearer having worn it with such distinction for Newcastle down the years. Now Gayle, who has quickly become the new Tyneside hero since his summer transfer from Crystal Palace, is following in the rich tradition, albeit in England's second-tier competition, as he took his league-leading tally of goals to 16.

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  • Lawyers: Change state Islamic laws to match proposed unilateral child conversion ban

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 — All state Islamic laws that currently allow children to be unilaterally converted to Islam should be amended to match a proposed federal law barring such acts, lawyers have...

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  • DOJ allows De Lima to travel abroad

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) will allow Sen. Leila de Lima to fly to the United States and Germany despite the four sets of charges filed against her in relation to the proliferation of illegal drugs in the New Bilibid Prison during her term as justice secretary. “Acting on the letter of Senator de Lima relative to her plan to travel abroad, the DOJ has issued an Allow Departure Order or ADO to allow her to travel abroad because no case has yet been filed against her before the courts,” Aguirre said in a statement. De Lima is scheduled to fly to the US to receive an award and to Germany to speak before the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy from Dec. 11 to 22.

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  • Non-OPEC oil states agree to cuts in 'historic' deal

    Eleven countries agreed on Saturday to cut their oil output, teaming up with the OPEC cartel in an exceptional bid to end the world's glut of crude and reverse a dramatic fall in income. Russia and 10 other non-OPEC states will reduce their production by more than half a million barrels per day (bpd), OPEC announced. "I am happy to announce that a historic agreement has been reached," said Qatar's Energy Minister Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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  • Jennifer Lawrence slammed for 'cultural insensitivity' after scratching butt on sacred rocks

    The Passengers actress joked about the fact that the Hawaiians were horrified by the incident.

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