• MH370 pilot flew similar doomed route on home simulator: report

    The pilot who flew missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is believed to have gone off route and crashed in the Indian Ocean, conducted a simulation of a similar path just weeks prior, New York magazine reported. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the highly respected airman at the helm of the plane, used an elaborate home-built flight simulator to steer himself over the Strait of Malacca and into the remote southern Indian ocean, a course with striking resemblance to the route MH370 is believed to have taken. The finding, which casts a shadow of suspicion over the 53-year-old pilot, was published Friday by New York magazine, which obtained a confidential document from Malaysian police investigating the incident.

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  • Defend Najib like Turks did Erdogan, says ‘Red Shirts’ leader

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Malaysians should offer the same support to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan received during an attempted coup in Turkey, Umno...

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  • Peter Lim appears at NBI, claims innocence

    Peter Lim, the Cebu-based businessman named by President Duterte as among the nation’s top drug lords, went to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday to clear his name. “I am innocent,” was the only statement Lim gave to reporters as he got off his car and entered the NBI main office in Manila. Lim was accompanied by his lawyer, Ramon Esguerra, during the meeting with NBI officials.

    Philippine Star
  • Exclusive: Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing

    By Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice will urge Beijing next week to avoid escalation in the South China Sea when she makes the highest-level U.S. visit to China since an international court rejected its sweeping claims to the strategic waterway. Beijing has angrily rejected the verdict and pledged to pursue claims that conflict with those of several smaller neighbors.

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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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  • Amber Heard spending time with Elon Musk - report

    The actress has been spending an increasing amount of time with Elon.

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  • Bolt accuses rival Gatlin of 'disrespect'

    Usain Bolt has reignited his rivalry with fellow sprinter Justin Gatlin, accusing the American of "disrespect", just two weeks before the Rio Olympics. Brushing aside any concerns about the hamstring injury which forced him to withdraw from his country's Olympic trials earlier this month, the Jamaican sprint king ran a solid time of 19.89sec in his first competitive 200m of this season in London on Friday. The 29-year-old Bolt, a six-time Olympic champion, had received a medical exemption to miss the Jamaican trials -- sparking claims from Gatlin and a number of United States sprinters who said he had preferential treatment that he would not receive were he American.

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  • 'Wonder Woman' buzz builds as star shares film's first poster

    "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot shared the first poster of the movie on Friday, ahead of its highly anticipated introduction before fans at the San Diego Comic-Con convention. Wonder." "A dream come true! Happy to finally share this with you all," the Israeli actress and model wrote alongside a post of the image on Twitter. "Wonder Woman" is the first modern superhero movie to focus exclusively on a female protagonist.

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  • Police attacked near Paris, cars torched over death in custody

    Ten people were arrested and four officers slightly injured in the violence in Beaumont-sur-Oise and two other towns nearby, local authorities said Saturday. At least 1,500 people had taken to the streets of Beaumont-sur-Oise on Friday to protest at the death of Adama Traore, a 24-year-old who died on Tuesday shortly after he was arrested. Some wore T-shirts bearing the slogan "Justice for Adama, you will never have peace without justice".

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  • Formula One: Vettel blames 'sleeping' Button for last-lap block

    Sebastian Vettel blamed a 'sleeping' Jenson Button for blocking him on his fastest lap and preventing him qualifying in the top four for Ferrari at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. The four-time champion German qualified in fifth place, but said he believed he had the speed to be faster than both Red Bulls, who qualified third and fourth. "I don't think it's fair, we had a yellow at the end and I don't know why Jenson didn't move out of the way -- I couldn't close the lap and lost a lot of time," said Vettel.

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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
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Pakatan parties say would join Bersih 5

    KAJANG, July 23 — Opposition leaders have expressed support for a Bersih 5 rally mooted in response to US authorities' bid to seize over US$1 billion in assets allegedly obtained using funds...

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  • EgyptAir Flight 804 broke up in midair after a fire - NY Times

    (Reuters) - Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in midair after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the crew, according to Egyptian officials involved in the inquiry, the New York Times reported on Friday. The officials spoke this week on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, the New York Times said.

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  • Drug war moves to big traffickers

    Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa made the declaration yesterday following a raid on a suspected shabu laboratory in Valenzuela City where a suspected Chinese drug lord was shot dead. Dela Rosa made the remark even as he admitted that the PNP is facing a daunting task in nailing down major traffickers as against street level peddlers who are getting killed by nearly a dozen each day. Police said Meco Tan was killed during a shootout with pursuing lawmen.

    Philippine Star
  • Sunderland appoint 'first choice' Moyes as manager

    Sunderland have appointed former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce as boss at the Stadium of Light, the perennial Premier League strugglers said on Saturday. Moyes -- the northeast England club's ninth permanent boss in less than eight years -- signed a four-year contract with the Black Cats and was chairman Ellis Short's "first choice" to take over after Allardyce was named the new England manager this week. Moyes, 53, who was sacked from Old Trafford in the immediate post-Alex Ferguson era and then had an unsuccessful stint in Spain with Real Sociedad, will be tasked with keeping Sunderland in the Premier League for another season.

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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's criticism of Cruz renews questions about temperament

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump followed the script in his big speech to the Republican National Convention. Less than 12 hours later, he was free-form again, Trump being Trump, resurrecting a conspiracy theory linking the father of his chief rival from the primaries to John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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  • Smartmatic admitted secret servers – Bongbong

    The camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expressed elation yesterday over the admission of an official of automated poll service provider Smartmatic that there was not just one but several other servers that existed in the Automated Election System (AES) apart from those sanctioned by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) during the May 9 polls. Marcos’ spokesman Vic Rodriguez said there was a major breakthrough in the case with the admission of Marlon Garcia, head of the Technical Support Team of Smartmatic, that aside from the three servers sanctioned by the Comelec in the transmission of votes, there also existed a “meet me room” where several servers were placed.

    Philippine Star
  • Dr Siti Hasmah on life in the limelight

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali comes across as the most interesting lady that may be living in your neighbourhood and you always find time to stop to have a long chat with....

    The Malay Mail Online