• Graft-busting grandma jailing corrupt Philippine politicians

    The Philippines' top graft-buster, a fearless grandmother who has sued politicians from the president down in her quest to rid her country of corruption, laughs in the face of death threats -- literally. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, 75, chuckled as she recounted to AFP how she was reluctantly obliged to put up a higher fence around her house after a grenade with her initials on it was discovered by her property in 2012. Fighting corruption is dangerous work in the graft-plagued Philippines, where witnesses -- even judges -- are gunned down and convicted politicians are freed and re-elected.

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  • Singapore confirms Zika spread; U.S. and other countries issue travel warnings

    By Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant to avoid travel to the city-state. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has caused explosive outbreaks in the Americas and the Caribbean since late last year, poses a particular risk to pregnant women because it can cause microcephaly, a severe birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. On Tuesday, the United States warned pregnant women not to travel to Singapore, joining Australia, Taiwan and South Korea.

    Reuters
  • Mel C: 'I will never be a part of Spice Girls reunion'

    The 42-year-old confessed it was one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make.

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  • You’re ‘wretched’ for shooting at own party, minister tells Umno Veterans Association

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — The Umno Veterans Association is a “wretched” group for openly attacking its own party’s leaders using unsubstantiated religious claims, minister Datuk Seri Shahidan...

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  • Duterte urged: Move air, sea ports out of MM

    A commuters’ group urged President Duterte yesterday to implement the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) proposal to transfer the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Manila North Harbor operations outside of Metro Manila. The JICA proposal – which involves transferring the airport to Cavite and harbor operations to the Batangas City port – to decongest traffic is also being pushed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, said Elvira Medina, president of the National Center for Commuters Safety and Protection Inc. (NCCSPI).

    Philippine Star
  • Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple

    In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law — and its government insists it doesn't ...

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  • The Punjabi in Yap Ah Loy’s temple in KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Like the 152-year-old Sin Sze Si Ya temple she takes care of, Ranjit Kaur is a bit of a “hidden gem.” The temple is set back from the busy Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and most...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Cashed-up Premier League leads record transfer spree

    The cashed-up English Premier League led a record-breaking raid by Europe's top clubs before the transfer window slams shut Wednesday, with Arsenal alone paying more than 60 million euros for German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez. The Premier League's TV riches have fuelled transfer inflation across the continent, with Inter Milan and Barcelona paying top dollar for Brazil's exciting Olympic gold medal-winning striker Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa and Valencia goal-scorer Paco Alcacer respectively. About 50 million euros were spent on the pair and most analysts predict European spending will easily be the highest yet when the two-month transfer window closes -- between 1600 GMT for the Bundesliga to 2200 GMT for the Premier League.

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  • Alleged drug lord, wife gunned down in Aklan

    Three days after turning himself in to authorities to deny his links to illegal drugs, a businessman was mortally wounded by gunmen who also shot dead his wife shortly after the couple disembarked from a vessel at a port in Malay, Aklan before dawn yesterday. Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam had just disembarked from a 2Go roll-on-roll-off vessel at the Caticlan Jetty Port when the attack occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Odicta, also known by the moniker “Dragon,” was earlier identified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA-6) as one of two top drug dealers operating mainly in the province of Iloilo.

    Philippine Star
  • Ivanovic not ready to join husband Schweinsteiger in retirement

    Former world number one Ana Ivanovic suffered a fourth successive defeat Tuesday but insisted she is not about to follow football star husband Bastian Schweinsteiger into international retirement. The 2008 French Open champion did admit, however, that she would be forced to "reassess" her faltering career after giving up a 5-3 lead and squandering a set point before losing 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 to Denisa Allertova at the US Open. "It's been very frustrating not getting anything in return, because I really feel like I invested my heart." Tuesday's loss was also Ivanovic's second successive first round exit in New York.

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  • Selena Gomez taking time off to focus on health

    The pop star reveals she has been suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

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  • Philippines says China must recognise South China Sea ruling

    China will be the "loser" if it does not recognise an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday. An arbitration court in The Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea and it had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights. China has ignored the ruling that none of its claims in the disputed Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile (320 km) exclusive economic zone.

    Reuters
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP CHIEFTAIN REPORTEDLY KILLED IN SYRIA If confirmed, the death of chief ...

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  • Nazri calls Syed Sadiq just ‘little boy’, not worthy of response

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 ― Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today said he was uninterested in answering Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over his criticism of Umno, saying the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

    Friends and relatives of patrons trapped in a gay Florida nightclub where a mass shooting left 49 people dead asked police dispatchers why it was taking so long for their loved ones to be rescued. Audio ...

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  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Fergie credits husband for her comeback

    The former Black Eyed Peas singer took a break from the limelight in 2011 because she was exhausted.

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  • Merdeka won by tact, not force

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — When the clock struck 12 last night, it signalled the 59th year of good chemistry between the races forged by first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In crying out...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Shailene Woodley: 'I stalked Edward Snowden's girlfriend online'

    The actress wishes she could have met with the whistle-blower's devoted partner before filming began on her new movie.

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  • The Latest: Trump says immigrants taking minorities' jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

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