• Rashford better off with Under-21's: Mourinho

    Striker Marcus Rashford is better off in the England Under 21 side than playing second or third fiddle to Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy for the England senior team, says his club manager Manchester United's Jose Mourinho. The 18-year-old -- one of the rare successes under Mourinho's predecessor Louis van Gaal, scoring eight times last term -- played only a peripheral role in England's disastrous Euro 2016 campaign making two tardy substitute appearances.

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  • Phl summons Chinese envoy over drugs from China

    The government said yesterday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador earlier this week to explain reports that traffickers were bringing in narcotics from China, opening a new front in President Duterte’s controversial war on drugs. On Tuesday, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa told a Senate hearing that China, Taiwan and Hong Kong were major sources of illegal drugs, and Chinese triads were involved in trafficking.

    Philippine Star
  • Lewandowski treble as six-goal Bayern rout Werder

    Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick helped give coach Carlo Ancelotti a flying start to his first Bundesliga campaign as Bayern Munich cruised to an easy 6-0 win over Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena on Friday. The champions went ahead with a stunning ninth-minute volley from Xabi Alonso before Poland striker Lewandowski opened his account four minutes later from a Franck Ribery through ball. Lewandowski then effectively put the game beyond Werder's reach one minute into the second half.

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  • Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no new blockbuster accusations on the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November.

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  • Smoke from Indonesian fires hits "unhealthy" level in Singapore

    By Marius Zaharia and Fergus Jensen SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Air pollution in Singapore rose to the "unhealthy" level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. Every dry season, smoke from fires set to clear land for palm oil and pulp and paper plantations in Indonesia clouds the skies over much of the region, raising concern about public health and worrying tourist operators and airlines. The 24-hour Pollution Standards Index (PSI), which Singapore's NEA uses as a benchmark, rose as high as 105 in the afternoon.

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  • Muslim converts should have right to divorce, lawyers’ group says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — The Malaysian Shariah Lawyers Association (PGSM) demanded today for the right of Muslim converts to annul civil marriages. PGSM president Musa Awang pointed out that...

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  • Apple issues update after cyber weapon captured

    Apple iPhone owners on Friday were urged to install a quickly released security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by cyber arms dealers. Researchers at Lookout mobile security firm and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said they uncovered a fierce, three-pronged cyber attack targeting a dissident's iPhone "that subverts even Apple's strong security environment." Lookout and Citizen Lab worked with Apple on an iOS patch to defend against what was called "Trident" because of its triad of attack methods, the researchers said in a joint blog post.

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  • Natalie Portman struggles with French etiquette rules

    Natalie Portman is relieved to be back in America after living in “cool” France for several years.

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  • Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night.

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  • Joey Fatone's new hot dog stand is off to an explosive start

    Joey Fatone has caused panic before as a member of 90s boyband NSYNC but nothing quite like what transpired at his new Orlando hot dog business.

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  • Lotte Group No. 2 found dead in apparent suicide

    The vice chairman of South Korea's troubled Lotte Group was found dead Friday, police said, in an apparent suicide amid a widening corruption probe into the country's fifth largest business conglomerate. The body of Lee In-Won was found hanging from a tree near a hiking trail in the eastern town of Yangpyeong. A four-page letter -- apparently a suicide note -- was found in his car, expressing loyalty to the group's chairman Shin Dong-Bin and denying allegations that the firm had avoided huge sums of tax and created slush funds.

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  • Rodriguez could become a problem for Real - Zidane

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has opened the door to out-of-favour midfielder James Rodriguez leaving the club by admitting the player's lack of appearances could become a problem. After a successful first season in Spain, he has failed to hold down a regular place since Zidane took charge in January. Rodriguez was excluded from the starting line-up in the European Super Cup win over Sevilla and last week's 3-0 La Liga victory at Real Sociedad.

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  • Australian minister says French submarine leak 'embarrassing'

    A massive leak of secret data on French submarines is embarrassing, Australia's Defence Industry minister said on Friday, stressing that security between Australia and the DCNS shipbuilders would be "the most stringent in the world". The Australian newspaper reported this week that it had seen 22,400 leaked pages detailing the combat capability of the Scorpene-class DCNS submarine designed for the Indian navy. Variants of the submarine are used by Malaysia and Chile, with Brazil due to deploy the vessels from 2018.

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  • Stocks end mostly lower after Yellen speech

    Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday after Federal Reserve officials said the case has strengthened for raising interest rates above the super-low levels that have helped fuel a seven-year bull market. ...

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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
  • 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
  • Dr M should take the backseat if he’s remorseful, says MCA leader

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — If Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was truly remorseful, he should take a backseat and let present leaders carry out their duty, an MCA leader said today. MCA central committee...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Indonesia seizes hundreds of frozen pangolins

    Indonesian authorities have seized more than 650 critically endangered pangolins found hidden in freezers and arrested a man for allegedly breaking wildlife protection laws, police said Friday. Police discovered the pangolins, known as "scaly anteaters", when they raided a house in Jombang district on the main island of Java after local residents became suspicious about the large number of freezers in the property. A total of 657 pangolins, which are consumed as a luxury dish in China and used in traditional medicine, were found wrapped in plastic and stored in five large freezers, East Java province police spokesman Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono told AFP.

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  • 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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  • Death in day care: Japan's parents face nursery lottery

    When Yuki Kai dropped her baby son off at nursery on her way to work he was his usual bright, exuberant self. Just hours later the 14-month-old was dead.

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