• Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

    The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link. Mansoor, a human ...

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  • Trump, Clinton exchange angry charges of racism

    The tone of the US presidential campaign turned darker, with Hillary Clinton skewering Donald Trump as a man who flirts with racism and paranoid ideas, while he in turn labeled her a racist whose family foundation was a "criminal enterprise." Speaking at a campaign event in Reno, Nevada, Clinton employed unusually tough language as she detailed a history of what she said were the Republican real estate mogul's discriminatory actions. The Republican nominee's recent choice of Steven Bannion, a firebrand conservative, as his new campaign chief showed Trump was embracing the extremist white nationalist stances of the so-called "alt-right" movement, she said. "A man with a long history of racial discrimination who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far dark reaches of the internet should never run our government or command our military," Clinton said.

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  • Perfect records on the line as Hull face Manchester United

    That a Manchester United side boasting world-record signing Paul Pogba have won their opening two games of the Premier League season is no surprise -- but that newly-promoted Hull City have done so certainly is. United, managed by Jose Mourinho, who guided Chelsea to several English titles, splashed out £89 million (105 million euros, $116 million) to bring midfielder Pogba back from Juventus and have since beaten both Bournemouth and Southampton.

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  • Dutertespeak: Tsuk-tsak, shabulize, talkalese

    Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte uses simpler and popular words because that is what he is – a common man. During a visit to a military hospital, Duterte asked about a soldier’s utin or genitals. In a speech at the Armed Forces Medical Center in Quezon City last Aug. 2, Duterte used a Bisayan expression to criticize corruption in procurement.

    Philippine Star
  • Johnny Depp sends Amber Heard divorce settlement cash straight to charities

    The actor's representative has saluted his ex for her generous donation plan to two favourite causes.

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  • Bato to addicts: Kill drug lords, burn their houses

    Dela Rosa stressed that drug lords have ruined their lives. In contrast, he explained that drug lords do not use illegal drugs. “They look good and get rich, enjoying the fruits of their illegal activities at the expense of drug addicts.

    Philippine Star
  • Henry Sy still Phl’s richest

    Tycoon Henry Sy, who built his SM retail fortune from a footwear shop in Manila in 1958, remains the richest Filipino with a net worth of $13.7 billion, occupying the top spot on Forbes Philippines Rich List for the ninth year running. The Forbes Philippines Rich List 2016, released yesterday, counted the country’s 50 richest individuals and families, with Sy in top spot and Nickel Asia’s Luis Virata at 50th, with a net worth of $145 million, the minimum amount required for one to make it to the list. As he turns 90 this year, he is handing over the reins of the family business to the next generation,” Forbes said.

    Philippine Star
  • Ghafar Baba’s son says won’t join Parti Pribumi, quits Dr M’s citizens’ declaration

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 ― Former PAS man Tamrin Abdul Ghafar said today he will not be joining Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's new party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia. Tamrin, the son of former deputy...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Olympics - Gold medallist Korakaki slams Greek government

    By Graham Wood ATHENS, (Reuters) - Shooting gold medallist Anna Korakaki lashed out at the Greek government after she missed out on Thursday's special ceremony honouring the Rio Olympic team. The 19-year-old, who won two of Greece's six medals this month, a gold in the 25-metre pistol event and a bronze in the 10-metre air pistol, said she was not invited to the ceremony due to her recent criticisms over state support for athletes. ...

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  • Abus behead local captive; P50 M paid for Norwegian

    President Duterte ordered yesterday military troops to crush the Abu Sayyaf after the bandits beheaded another captive when their ultimatum to pay ransom lapsed on Wednesday afternoon. “Kill the enemies of the state,” the President told the soldiers as he surprised them with a sumptuous dinner and durian feast, aside from handing each of them a G-shock watch on Wednesday night, before sending them off to Sulu to fight the Abu Sayyaf. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has ordered the deployment and insertion of additional troops in Sulu and Basilan to run after the bandits.

    Philippine Star
  • Gibo rejects defense portfolio anew

    Former defense secretary Gibert “Gibo” Teodoro has again rejected President Duterte’s offer for him to head the Department of National Defense, prompting incumbent Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to stay on as head of the DND. The President said that Lorenzana has also declined the post of Philippine ambassador to the United States replacing Jose Cuisia, who earlier tendered his resignation to give way to a new appointee under the new administration.

    Philippine Star
  • Kendall Jenner caused a 'ruckus' in new neighbourhood

    Kendall Jenner finds it comforting to know that TV host Jimmy Kimmel lives on her street.

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  • Lochte signs new endorsement deal, legal woes persist in Brazil

    By Rodrigo Viga RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte landed a new endorsement deal on Thursday days after losing all his major sponsors even as the fallout from the Rio Olympics continued as Brazilian police recommended he be charged with falsely reporting a crime. Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops, which makes cough drops, said it had signed Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, for a television commercial and print ads. Lochte, 32, lost all four of his major sponsors on Monday, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren Corp , following his apology for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro after a party.

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  • Malaysian rapper freed after being held for insulting Islam

    A Malaysian rapper, who was arrested for insulting Islam in a music video that was filmed inside a mosque and used the word "Allah," was freed on Thursday on health grounds. Wee Meng Chee, who goes by the stage name Namewee, was arrested on Sunday over the song, entitled "Oh my God," when he landed at Kuala Lumpar airport after returning from overseas. Penang district police chief, Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, said the magistrates court had refused to extend his arrest because Namewee had health problems.

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  • Indonesian navy finds fuel tanker taken by own crew

    Indonesia's navy said on Thursday it had found a tanker carrying almost $400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute. The MT Vier Harmoni was initially feared to have been hijacked after setting sail from Malaysia, in waters that have suffered a string of pirate attacks in recent times. The navy deployed ships and a helicopter to search for the tanker, which was reported missing on August 16 after setting sail from southern Malaysia a day earlier.

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  • DOT open to use of double-decker bus

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) is open to using double-decker buses as a possible solution to Metro Manila’s traffic woes, an official said yesterday.  “We are open to all legitimate proposals and we will consider it,” DOT spokesperson Cherie Mercado said in a telephone interview when asked to comment on the recommendation of Richard Graham, United Kingdom’s trade envoy. She said the recommendation was mentioned by Graham during a meeting with DOT Secretary Arthur Tugade yesterday.

    Philippine Star
  • Scott Eastwood makes amends with father of late girlfriend

    The 30-year-old was chastised by Jewel Brangman's dad for discussing his daughter's death in public.

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  • Malacañang may be renamed People’s Palace

    The President said the word Malacañang is imperialist, connoting something far removed from the Filipino everyman. Duterte said renaming Malacañang as the People’s Palace could erase perceptions that it was solely for the use of the mighty and powerful, as it was during the Spanish era. Malacañang, the official residence and principal workplace of the Philippine president located in Manila, is a complex of buildings built largely in Spanish colonial and neo-classical styles.

    Philippine Star
  • Ku Nan: Anina scared of losing suits against Umno

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor accused ex-Umno member Anina Saadudin today of withdrawing her lawsuits against the party leaders out of fear...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Dindo maintains strength

    Typhoon Dindo is still not expected to directly affect any part of the country this weekend, even as it maintained strength while remaining stationary at the northeastern part of the Philippine area of responsibility. As of 4 p.m. yesterday, Dindo was located at 970 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. The typhoon was almost stationary yesterday afternoon, although an earlier track of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) showed that Dindo would be at 945 kilometers and 1,050 km northeast of Itbayat today and tomorrow morning, respectively.

    Philippine Star