• Turkey detains Gulen's nephew after coup attempt: state media

    Turkey has detained a nephew of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen after last week's failed coup, state-run media reported Saturday, the first time one of the his relatives has been apprehended in the current crackdown. Muhammet Sait Gulen will be taken to the capital Ankara after he was detained in Erzurum, the eastern region where his 75-year-old uncle is said to have developed his deep convictions, close to his birthplace of Korucuk. Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based arch-foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is accused of "masterminding" the putsch through his movement, a claim he strongly denies.

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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Cambodia blocking ASEAN consensus on S. China Sea: diplomat

    Staunch China ally Cambodia is preventing Southeast Asia from reaching a consensus on the South China Sea after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's territorial claims to the waters, a diplomat said on Saturday. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is meeting in Laos for the first time since the UN-backed tribunal ruled earlier this month that China did not have historic rights to vast swathes of the strategic sea. China invests heavily across ASEAN but is accused of trying to divide the bloc by habitually offering aid, soft loans and diplomatic support to key allies Laos and Cambodia.

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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • '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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  • Formula One: Rosberg edges Hamilton in Hungary chaos

    Nico Rosberg rode his luck to grab pole position for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a prolonged qualifying session punctuated by rainstorms and red flags. Defending three-time champion Hamilton, who is just one point behind Rosberg after 10 of this year's 21 races, was 0.143 seconds behind his rival as the pair secured their team's sixth front-row lockout of the season. Hamilton looked to be on course to take pole when on an improved best lap he came across Spaniard Fernando Alonso's McLaren spinning off the track in front of him.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Adele accidentally kisses fan onstage

    Adele locks lips with a Nigerian fan.

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  • Malaysia meets US ambassador over DOJ’s 1MDB suit

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman met American ambassador Joseph Y. Yun today over a press conference of the US Justice Department’s lawsuit seeking to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Sunderland appoint Moyes as Allardyce replacement

    (Reuters) - Sunderland appointed David Moyes as manager on Saturday, replacing Sam Allardyce who has taken charge of the England team. The 53-year-old Moyes, without a club since being sacked by Spain's Real Sociedad in November, has signed a four-year contract at the Stadium of Light. "I am delighted to have joined Sunderland.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • SC justice favors GMA acquittal, but...

    Of the 15 justices of the Supreme Court (SC) who voted in last Tuesday’s ruling to dismiss the plunder case against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, onlyAssociate Justice Estela Perlas Bernabe had a split vote. Bernabe joined the majority in favor of Arroyo while she made a dissenting opinion against the co-accused, former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) budget officer Benigno Aguas.

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