• 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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  • China chaos has Mourinho pining for home comforts

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Sunday he was ready to go home as the club's pre-season tour of China threatened to descend into farce. The final match of their China tour is first Manchester derby outside the UK against City on Monday and Mourinho suggested he couldn't wait for it to be over. "It is almost the end and we can go home and train in conditions where the players are safe," said Mourinho after a wild couple of days for his squad after they lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai on Friday.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Formula One: Hungarian Grand Prix results and standings

    Results from the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday:

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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.

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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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  • Trump warns he could end NATO guarantee, scrap NAFTA

    By Ginger Gibson CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he might abandon NATO's guarantee of mutual defence and would renegotiate or scrap the NAFTA trade deal if he is elected, drawing fire from some senior Republicans and his Democratic rival. In response to a question about potential Russian aggression against the Baltic states, Trump told the New York Times that Washington would help defend other NATO members only if they had "fulfilled their obligations to us." All three Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, are former Soviet republics and now NATO members. Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort did not dispute the quotes, saying they were consistent with the candidate's desire to modernize the United States' international treaties.

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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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  • Ronaldo opens own "CR7" hotel, gives name to airport

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo inaugurated his own hotel on Friday called "CR7" after his initials and shirt number, while the airport on his home island of Funchal was renamed in his honour. Meanwhile, the president of the Madeira region, Miguel Albuquerque, said that the local airport would be named in Ronaldo's honour.

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  • 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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  • Higuain feels the wrath of Napoli fans over reported move to Juventus

    Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain is feeling the wrath of the club's fans following widespread reports he is about to jump ship and join bitter rivals Juventus. Italian media have reported that Juventus, Italian champions for the past five seasons, are on the point of signing the prolific Argentina striker, who last season scored a record 36 Serie A goals. Higuain still has two years to run on his contract but the Italian media, who reported he has already undergone a medical in Madrid, said Juventus were prepared to pay a buyout clause of 94 million euros ($103.15 million).

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  • Tourism blow for Greek island that sheltered refugees

    When a sea of humanity landed on their island's rocky shores last year, the people of Lesbos turned out with blankets and hot food to help thousands of refugees emerging from the cold waters of the Aegean. In the months that followed, Lesbos' citizens were hailed for their compassionate response by everyone from Pope Francis to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Queen Rania of Jordan and Angelina Jolie. "We were bracing for a difficult season after the migrant crisis but it's even worse than we could imagine," said Marilena Gourgoutzi, staring at the empty tables in her restaurant in the normally bustling port village of Molyvos.

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  • Body unnoticed in Australian fast-food outlet 'for three days'

    Police are investigating how a man's body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant, according to media reports. "Hungry Jack's is cooperating with all relevant authorities regarding the matter at its restaurant in Balga, Western Australia," the fast-food outlet said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with all concerned." Western Australian police gave no indication of how long the man had been dead before his body was discovered inside the locked cubicle.

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