• Luggage piece found on French island near possible MH370 debris

    Part of a bag was found Thursday on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion not far from plane debris which has fuelled speculation it may be from missing flight MH370. "The piece of luggage was here since yesterday but nobody really paid attention," said Johnny Begue, a member of a local clean-up association who found the long piece of wreckage believed to be a part of a plane wing. Local air transport police who have been studying the plane debris also picked up the piece of luggage on Thursday.

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  • Indian scientist explains why we shouldn't drink Coke

    Melbourne, July 30 (ANI): While the fizzy cola drink is loved by most people in the world, an Indian scientist has now shown what Coca-Cola does to your body up to an after you gulp it down, and it is not good. On his blog Truth Theory, Niraj Naik has outlined the health issues and alarming findings, News.com.au reported. After 20 minutes, the body's blood sugar spikes giving an insulin burst and the liver responds by turning sugar into fat.

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  • Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777 - Malaysia

    By Praveen Menon and Tim Hepher KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. The object, which appeared to be part of a wing, was being sent to offices of France's BEA crash investigation agency in Toulouse to verify if was indeed the first trace of the lost plane to be found, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.

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  • Hong Kong woman jailed for attacking police with breast

    A Hong Kong woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months in jail Thursday after a court found her guilty of using her breast to bump into a police officer during a chaotic protest. Thirty-year-old Ng Lai-ying, who took part in a protest against mainland Chinese cross-border traders in March, was sentenced to three months and 15 days for the charge of "assaulting a police officer". "If I do not hand down a deterring sentence, the public might mistakenly think it is a trivial matter to assault police officers during protests," magistrate Michael Chan said, according to the Post.

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  • Explain status of 1MDB task force to public, BN MP urges Najib

    Umno lawmaker Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir today urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to publicly explain what is to become of a special taskforce probing 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), amid concerns that the investigation could be affected by the abrupt change of the Attorney-General (AG). The Kulim Bandar Baru MP said said the onus falls on Najib to justify the move, since Tan Sri Gani Patail was — until Tuesday’s announcement — heading the special taskforce formed to probe claims of misappropriation involving the state-owned firm. “We are worried that the sudden change of AG especially at the last stages of the investigation would give a negative perception towards the government,” Abdul Aziz said when met outside axed Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s house today.

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  • What Happened To Harry Potter's Dudley Dursley?

    Young actor Harry Melling brought the character to life for the movie series, largely opposite Daniel Radcliffe’s boy wizard (you can check him out in action below). The 26-year-old star has acting in his blood… he is the grandson of Patrick Troughton, the second Doctor from ‘Doctor Who, and nephew to actors Michael and David Troughton.

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  • Singapore Airlines releases seven A350 jet orders back to Airbus

    Singapore Airlines has agreed to a request from Airbus to release seven of its A350-900 widebody jet orders back to the aircraft manufacturer, the carrier said in a statement. This reduces the airline's A350s on order to 63, it said, in a series of adjustments to orders and deliveries to meet the immediate needs of the airline and the plane maker. Its purchase options for 20 of the wide-body A350-900s remain unchanged, the airline said.

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  • Van Gaal worried by De Gea after United loss

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal conceded that uncertainty surrounding David De Gea was "not favorable" as the Premier League giants ended their US tour with a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain. De Gea, who is reportedly Real Madrid's top summer transfer target, gave a shaky goalkeeping display as the French champions exposed United's defense with soft first-half goals by Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Van Gaal is hopeful United will retain the services of De Gea this season but acknowledged the rumors swirling around the star goalkeeper were not helpful to either the play or the club.

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  • Adidas Teams Up With Star Wars To Make Out Of This World Trainers

    Adidas has partnered up with ‘Star Wars’ to create a limited edition line of trainers, in celebration of the epic film franchise’s upcoming release ‘Episode VII: The Force Awakens’. There is a range of different styles in the Mi Star Wars collection but best of all each is completely customisable. You start by picking a base-model Adidas casual trainer, then chose the colours, lace charms, ‘Star Wars’ fabric graphics and metallic treatments that catch your eye.

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  • Royal Dutch Shell to cut 6,500 jobs on oil price slump

    Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday said it plans to reduce its headcount by 6,500 this year owing to sliding oil prices and as it looks to complete a mega takeover. With crude oil futures down by about a half in value since a year ago, Britain's biggest domestic energy provider Centrica said it too would reduce its workforce -- by a net 4,000 positions alongside a cost-cutting programme through to 2020. On Tuesday, energy services group Saipem -- a subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni -- said it was axing 8,800 positions over three years.

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  • Donald Trump Calls Breastfeeding Mum “Disgusting”

    Elizabeth Beck, who had a three-month-old daughter at the time of the incident in 2011, was questioning Trump over a failed Florida real estate project and requested the time out in order to pump milk. According to the report, Beck’s appeal for a quick break was contested by Trump and his lawyers and so Beck was forced to get out her breast pump to show that it was a incredibly time sensitive issue. Trump then called Beck “disgusting” before leaving the room.

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  • Eat, pray, shop: Philippine malls become the new town plazas

    As she eyes the colourful ice creams on offer at a Baskin-Robbins in one of Manila's most luxurious shopping centres, Philippine teenager Jamie Gamboa admits to being an incurable mall rat -- but not only for the shopping. A museum or a zoo isn't a place you go to more than once." With their functions expanding from shopping and dining to venues for Catholic mass, Zumba workouts or even weddings, experts say malls are taking on a more important role at the heart of communities. - City lungs 'lost' - As the Philippines' population has boomed in recent decades, soaring from 68 million in 1995 to 100 million in 2015, creeping urbanisation has magnified the appeal of malls to residents and businesses alike.

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  • Is this the best buy in Singapore’s car market?

    SINGAPORE — It’s longer than an Audi A8 3.0 TFSI and its engine produces more torque. It even has a quattro system of sorts. It offers more size and power than any car in its price range. The catch? It’s a Nissan pick-up truck.This new NP300 Navara is

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  • Joey Essex Has His Cake And Jumps Out Of It As He Celebrates His Birthday In Ibiza

    Joey Essex gave himself a birthday surprise he’ll never forget this week, rising up on a platform in the sky and jumping out of his very own birthday cake in Ibiza. Celebrating his 25th birthday in the only way Joey could, he decided to be hitched in the air on a crane to become a human cake decoration while girlfriend Charlotte Stuchfield, along with Fran Parman and Georgie Harrisons, swung on flower-covered swings above him. There were also some lovely ladies holding up signs spelling out his name like some sort of elaborate game of Countdown (vowel, please) and of course, Joey himself popping the champagne.

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  • How coffee consumption is associated with Alzheimer's disease

    Washington DC, July 29 (ANI): A new study has predicted the association between coffee consumption habits and the incidence of pre-symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered a prodromal stage of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Researchers at the University of Bari in Italy evaluated 1,445 individuals recruited from 5,632 subjects, aged 65-84 year old, and interesting found that cognitively normal older individuals who modified their habits by increasing with time their amount of coffee consumption ( 1 cup of coffee/day) had about two times higher rate of MCI compared to those with reduced habits (

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  • Earth Will Only Have 12 Hours To Prepare For Massive Solar Storm

    In a new government document, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has laid out its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy, outlining the risks of unsettled space weather as well as what it plans to do about them. The document explains that the worst case scenario is a ‘coronal mass ejection’ - huge eruptions on the sun which cause parts of its corona to detach. The worst case scenario is based on the Carrington event of 1859, which caused solar-flare related x-rays and radiation storms.

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  • Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

    Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat. Sixty percent of those surveyed said they slept holding their handsets -- with the highest percentages in India (74 percent) and China (70 percent). One in six smartphone users said they used their phones while showering, and more than half -- 54 percent -- said they would reach for the smartphone before saving their cat in the event of a fire.

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  • Boko Haram 'slits throats of 10 fishermen' near Lake Chad

    Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said Thursday. "On Monday around 4 pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake Chad where they slaughtered 10 people, all of them fishermen," Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fishermen's union in Borno State, told AFP. The account was confirmed by a local fisherman, Buhari Dan-Malam, who lives in Doron Baga.

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  • Philippine capital holds drill to prepare for killer quake

    Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in a massive drill across Manila on Thursday to brace for a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions. The Philippines is one of the world's most disaster-prone countries in the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activities are common. A fault line cutting across the sprawling capital of more than 12 million people and nearby provinces could shift anytime, based on its seismic history, said Renato Solidum, head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

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  • Arsenal out to make statement of intent against Chelsea

    By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - Old rivalries will be renewed when Arsenal play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, with the Gunners hoping to prove they are the real deal and finally a match for the Premier League champions ahead of the new season. Arsenal won the FA Cup for the second successive year in May but finished third in the Premier League last season, 12 points behind winners Chelsea. Having signed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, who won four Premier League titles and the Champions League during 11 years at Stamford Bridge, the Gunners should now possess the solidity at the back to complement their free-flowing attack.

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