• Rody: De Lima at heart of Bilibid drug matrix

    The highest-ranking official involved in illegal drug operations at the national penitentiary in the previous administration is none other than former justice secretary and now Sen. Leila de Lima. President Duterte made this declaration yesterday before the media, declaring his readiness to drop the bombshell this week on De Lima’s alleged connections with convicted drug lords at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Duterte said there is a web of connections with De Lima and her driver Ronnie Palisoc Dayan and the drug convicts at the NBP in Muntinlupa.

    Philippine Star
  • Family in mourning hounded by ‘Ah Longs’

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Still grieving over the sudden death of his son in an accident, a father has been harassed by loan sharks over an alleged loan his son had taken. Lim Yau Teng, 42, a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Sweet surprise in store for Olympians

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — A surprise is in store for the Malaysian Olympic contingent when they arrive at KL International Airport (KLIA) today. A Youth and Sports Ministry spokesman was...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Bella Thorne is bisexual

    The actress reveals bisexuality after split from boyfriend

    Cover Media
  • Liverpool cruise, Chelsea squeeze in League Cup

    Daniel Sturridge scored twice as Liverpool strolled into the League Cup third round with a 5-0 win at Burton Albion on Tuesday, while Chelsea edged third-tier Bristol Rovers 3-2.

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  • French submarine maker hit by secret data leak: report

    French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday. The 22,400 leaked pages, which the newspaper said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarine DCNS designed for the Indian navy, variants of which are used by Malaysia and Chile. The leak could trigger concern in Australia, which in April awarded DCNS a Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract to design and build its next generation of submarines.

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  • Money matters led to boy’s brutal death, say cops

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Police are narrowing down the motive of the brutal killing of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham to a monetary dispute. Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34

    Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for US$900M He plunged into the world of entrepreneurship in 1996 when he was just 14 years old, with the launch of an Internet startup. He became a millionaire when he was just 18 and entered the US$100... The post He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 appeared first on e27.

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  • PM Lee's health scare exposes Singapore's leadership uncertainty

    By Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - One of Singapore's greatest strengths is its predictability: in a region where coups and economic meltdowns are not uncommon, it has long been a haven of stability for investors and businesses. The economy has lost some of the zest it had under the open trade-oriented model created by founding father Lee Kuan Yew, whose death last year for many marked the end of an era. Doubts have also started to emerge about Singapore's position as one of the world's leading financial capitals.

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  • Wi-Fi? Why not? Homeless are avid users of free web kiosks

    NEW YORK (AP) — An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

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  • Czech PM says no to 'large Muslim community'

    Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Tuesday he does not want a "large Muslim community" and that each EU member should be able to choose how many migrants to accept. "We don't have a large Muslim community here," Sobotka said of the estimated 10,000 to 20,000 Muslims who live in the Central European country of 10.5 million people. "And to be honest, we don't want a large Muslim community to form here, given the problems we're seeing," Sobotka told the Pravo daily.

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  • Australian unearths 'beast' of a truffle

    An Australian has uncovered what is thought to be the largest black truffle ever discovered in the country, a 1,511-gram (53.3-ounce) monster that could also be a world-beater. Stuart Dunbar said he had known since February that a truffle had been growing in the spot where it was found, but its ripening aroma in warmer weather meant he started digging last Thursday. Dunbar said he had previously dug up a "beautiful edible truffle" weighing about 720 grams but he was not aware of anyone else ever growing such a large black truffle in Australia, or anywhere else in the world.

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  • Bato: We are not butchers

    The war on illegal drugs may be vicious, but police on the frontlines are not butchers who kill senselessly, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa told a Senate hearing yesterday. The Senate committee on justice chaired by Sen. Leila de Lima and committee on public order and illegal drugs headed by Sen. Panfilo Lacson resumed yesterday their joint investigation into reports of rising cases of extrajudicial killings since Duterte announced a stepped-up drive against illegal drugs.

    Philippine Star
  • Allow Pinoy fishermen in disputed seas, Rody asks Beijing

    President Duterte yesterday asked Beijing to allow Filipino fishermen to fish in the disputed waters at the West Philippine Sea in a bid to warm the relations between China and the Philippines.  Duterte made the appeal as he expressed hope that bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing would start soon. Better to continually engage China in a diplomatic dialogue rather than anger officials there and they cut ties completely,” the President said.

    Philippine Star
  • Car dealers to Rody: Solve traffic first

    Solve the traffic situation, but do not meddle with our business. This was the message of the country’s largest automotive group, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), to the government regarding the campaign to address Metro Manila’s traffic crisis. CAMPI president Rommel Gutierrez said local automotive players support proposals to give President Duterte emergency powers to solve the traffic woes in Metro Manila and nearby urban centers.

    Philippine Star
  • ‘Tough but kind-hearted’: Tan Cheng Bock pays tribute to S R Nathan

    The man who almost succeeded S R Nathan as president has paid tribute to the late former president as a ‘kind and caring’ man.

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  • Guardiola confirms Bravo on his way to replace Hart

    Pep Guardiola insisted on Tuesday that he will continue working with Joe Hart at Manchester City, even as Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo flew in to replace the unwanted England international. Hart has been the most high-profile victim of Guardiola's new reign as manager of the Premier League club, with the City boss publicly announcing his preference for a goalkeeper who can play better with the ball at his feet. Willy Caballero replaced Hart for City's first three competitive games, all victories, that Spanish manager Guardiola has overseen.

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  • McDonald's recalls millions of Happy Meals fitness bands

    McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children. The fast-food chain said last week that it would ...

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  • Courteney Cox opens up about 'brutal' split from Johnny McDaid

    The star reveals she and ex-husband David Arquette became more friends than lovers during their 11-year marriage.

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  • Gov’t suspends agency over OFW’s rape

    The government has barred the recruitment agency that deployed a Filipina who died in Saudi Arabia after being raped from recruiting and deploying other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) abroad. “We have commenced an investigation and in the meantime, we have suspended (domestic helper Irma) Edloy’s Philippine recruiter,” Rejoice Recruitment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac said yesterday.

    Philippine Star