• After convention high, Clinton to hit the road in U.S. Rust Belt

    By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton takes her newly energized campaign to become America's first woman president on the road on Friday to "Rust Belt" swing states that might decide the fate of the November 8 election. After presenting an upbeat view of the country in her keynote address to the Democratic convention on Thursday night, the former secretary of state will launch a campaign tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania, two heartland states hit by the decline in U.S. manufacturing. Clinton is likely to face a tough challenge in such states from Republican nominee Donald Trump, a New York businessman who is trying to win white working-class voters with rhetoric against free trade and illegal immigration.

    Reuters 5 mins ago
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared ...

    Associated Press 19 mins ago
  • Najib: 1MDB not directly involved in US DOJ suit

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is not directly involved in the civil suit filed by the US Department of Justice...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Two men jailed and caned for raping unconscious teenage girl

    The then 18-year-old girl, who could not be identified due to a gag order, was intoxicated and unconscious during the rape that took place in a room at Duxton Hotel in the early hours of 26 January 2014. Two Singaporean men pleaded guilty to one charge of rape each at the High Court on Friday (29 July) and were sentenced to jail and given caning. Muhammad Fadly Abdull Wahab, 20, was sentenced to 13 years’ jail and given eight strokes of the cane while Muhammad Hazly Mohamad Halimi, 23, was jailed 11 years and given six strokes of the cane. Fadly was given a heavier sentence for being the instigator of the rape.

    Safhras Khan
  • Turkey shakes up armed forces, US says purges harming cooperation

    By Tulay Karadeniz and Seda Sezer ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan angrily rejected Western criticism of purges under way in Turkey's military and other state institutions after a failed coup, suggesting some in the United States were on the side of the plotters. The purges target supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding the July 15-16 coup. Turkey's Western allies condemned the coup, in which at least 246 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured, but they have been rattled by the scale of the crackdown.

    Reuters
  • Matt Damon will be forever indebted to Tommy Lee Jones

    Matt Damon has thanked Tommy Lee Jones for kick-starting his Hollywood career.

    Cover Media
  • New multi-role ship to patrol West Phl Sea

    One of 10 multi-role response vessels (MRRV) acquired from Japan is expected to arrive on Aug. 18 and undertake its first patrol mission in the West Philippine Sea for the coast guard. The vessel, to be named BRP Tubbataha, may be deployed beyond the 12-nautical mile territorial water limit in the western seaboard if necessary, Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commander Armand Balilo said yesterday. The PCG is beefing up its patrol capability in the West Philippine Sea in the face of Chinese encroachment on areas within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

    Philippine Star
  • Malaysian singer Shila Amzah is face of Monspace Sky Airlines, spokesman confirms

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Malaysian celebrity Shila Amzah is the ambassador for Monspace Sky Airlines that was launched last Friday, a spokesman for the singer said today. The spokesman...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • It’s killing time, Rody tells LGUs

    Several prominent drug lords have started leaving the country upon realizing that President Duterte’s six-year term is “killing time,” the Chief Executive said on Wednesday. Now, they are using modern technology to give orders to their lieutenants,” Duterte told officers of the League of Cities and Provinces of the Philippines. Duterte made the statement as he vowed to destroy the illegal drugs “apparatus” until all of them are wiped out.

    Philippine Star
  • Mercedes E-Class launches with advanced tech on board

    The new Mercedes E-Class certainly tries to live up to the billing as the brand’s most intelligent executive saloon.

    Justyn's Car Stuff
  • MACC deputy chief transferred to Immigration Department

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali will be transferred to the Immigration Department and is due to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Indonesian executions a 'complete mess': lawyer

    Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess". The executions on a remote prison island went ahead despite strong protests from international rights groups, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the European Union who had urged Indonesia not to proceed. Authorities did not give a reason for the reprieve, but the prison island where they were expected to be executed in outdoor clearings was hit by a major storm as the other sentences were carried out.

    AFP News
  • 'Highly likely' Tanzania piece from MH370

    A piece of debris found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Friday, as he defended the Indian Ocean search efforts. The large wing part was brought to Canberra for analysis after it was found by locals on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania last month. In a statement, Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said "it is highly likely that the latest piece of debris being analysed by the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370".

    AFP News
  • Germany's Schweinsteiger ends international career

    Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international football on Friday, bringing to an end a glittering career that ended in disappointment with a semi-final exit at Euro 2016 in France. "The historic and emotional high was winning the World Cup in 2014," the Manchester United player added. Schweinsteiger was vice-captain of the national team when Germany edged Argentina in extra-time to claim a fourth World Cup title and took over as captain when his then Bayern Munich team mate Philipp Lahm stood down after the 2014 tournament.

    Reuters
  • Road rage killer’s car found

    The manhunt for the Army reservist who killed a bicycle rider in a road rage incident in Quiapo, Manila earlier this week led authorities to Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya where the suspect’s car was recovered yesterday morning. However, combined elements of the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group, Regional Highway Patrol Unit, National Bureau of Investigation, La Union police, and Nueva Vizcaya police missed suspect Vhon Tanto who left his red Hyundai Eeon car with conduction sticker MO-3745 at the house of his brother-in-law Jonathan Leano.

    Philippine Star
  • Want a new passport? Better get in line before sunrise

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Knowing the difficulty in applying or renewing their passports, many came to the Immigration offices as early as 5.30am yesterday. Some slept in their vehicles while...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village

    The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS executed 24 civilians "in the last 24 hours" after taking Buyir from the Syrian Democratic Forces. The village is located some 10 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Manbij, a key waypoint between the Turkish border and the IS de facto capital of Raqa city.

    AFP News
  • Next Generation Leaders

    As The Philippine STAR looks back on three decades of history and legacy, we also welcome the next generation of leaders who are poised to make their own. My childhood dream was to be a pilot. For me, success means constantly innovating yourself so that you can continually create value for others.

    Philippine Star
  • P3.8-B train supply deal with Chinese firm OK’d

    The Court of Appeals (CA) has given the Department of Transportation (DOT) the green light on its P3.8-billion deal with a Chinese firm for the supply of brand new trains for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line that has been plagued with glitches over the past year. In a 16-page decision released earlier this week, the 12th Division of the appellate court dismissed the petition of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC) and MRT Holdings II seeking to permanently stop the DOT from proceeding with its contract with Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock for the manufacture and supply of 48 light rail vehicles (LRVs). The CA said only the Supreme Court has the power to stop national government infrastructure projects under Republic Act No. 8975 (Alternative Dispute Resolution Act).

    Philippine Star
  • Oil prices sink further as glut worries return

    Oil prices fell further towards the $40 mark in Asia Friday, extending losses to a seventh-straight day on renewed worries about a global supply glut and increased production. The commodity has slipped ...

    AFP