• N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

    North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list ...

    Associated Press
  • Matt Damon will be forever indebted to Tommy Lee Jones

    Matt Damon has thanked Tommy Lee Jones for kick-starting his Hollywood career.

    Cover Media
  • Army reservist wanted ‘dead or alive’

    The Manila Police District (MPD) has promised to apply the full force of the law against the motorist who shot dead a bicycle rider in a road rage incident in Quiapo, Manila last Monday night. “The MPD wants him dead or alive.

    Philippine Star
  • U.S. diplomatic strategy on South China Sea appears to founder

    By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the lead-up to an international court ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea this month, United States officials talked about rallying a coalition to impose "terrible" costs to Beijing's international reputation if flouted the court's decision. Earlier this year, U.S. officials spoke repeatedly of the need for countries in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere, including the European Union, to make it clear that the decision of the court should be binding.

    Reuters
  • Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

    Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure and desperate pleas from relatives to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts who are expected to imminently face the firing squad. The group, including foreigners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians, have been placed in isolation on a prison island where Jakarta carries out executions. President Joko Widodo believes Indonesia faces an emergency due to rising drugs consumption and has dramatically escalated the use of capital punishment, putting to death 14 drug convicts, mostly foreigners, since he took power in 2014.

    AFP News
  • Woman’s pneumonia caused her death during massage: State Coroner

    A pneumonia infection was the cause of a woman’s death during a massage session earlier this year.

    Safhras Khan
  • Manager Klopp sent Sakho back for lack of respect

    (Reuters) - Mamadou Sakho was sent back from Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States because of a lack of respect towards rules but the defender's actions were not serious enough to warrant more punishment, manager Jurgen Klopp has said. The France international, who was recently cleared by UEFA after allegations of a failed drugs test, is currently nursing an Achilles injury and is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season, which begins on Aug. 13. Klopp said Sakho broke rules during the tour.

    Reuters
  • Kristen Stewart declares she's 'really in love' with girlfriend Alicia Cargile

    Kristen Stewart has admitted she is "really in love" with her girlfriend and former personal assistant Alicia Cargile.

    Cover Media
  • The Latest: Trump campaign unloads on Democratic speakers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):

    Associated Press
  • Indian flight diverted after passenger sits on food cart

    Indian budget airline IndiGo was forced to divert an international flight on Thursday after an unruly passenger sat on the plane's food cart before attacking another traveller, it said. The morning flight ...

    AFP
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  • Hong Kong celebrity Maria Cordero not Monspace Sky Airlines’ ambassador, rep says

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Hong Kong celebrity Maria Cordero is not acting as the ambassador of a purported new airline under probe by Malaysian authorities, a representative has confirmed....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Australia: MH370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

    Associated Press
  • Chinese province inks friendship deal with Palawan

    A maritime dispute has not stopped the Philippines and China from exploring other areas of cooperation.  The government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China lauded the signing this week of a landmark “friendship agreement” with Palawan province, the first of its kind after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruled that the disputed West Philippine Sea belonged to Manila not to Beijing. In a signing ceremony at the provincial capitol here on Tuesday night, Ningxia vice governor Wang Heshan said the agreement would continue to improve relations between China and the Philippines.

    Philippine Star
  • Singapore’s jobless rate, layoffs up in Q2: MOM

    Singapore’s unemployment rate rose in the second quarter from the first amid the slowing global economy. The unemployment rate among citizens grew to 3.1 per cent in June from 2.6 per cent in March after falling in the previous quarter, while that for residents rose to 3.0 per cent from 2.7 per cent, advanced labour data released by Ministry of Manpower on Thursday (28 July) showed. The overall unemployment rate rose to 2.1 per cent from 1.9 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Why only Paul Pierce, returning for a 19th NBA season, can stop himself

    Paul Pierce can’t stop, and he won’t stop. Paul Pierce was not good last season, and it pains me to say that, since The Truth was everything to a 20-something who did dumb things in Boston during the early 2000s before becoming a fully realized professional, because he was me. My post-college life in Boston coincided almost entirely with Pierce’s 15 seasons there, and our paths crossed for a few years after I began covering the Celtics in 2010.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Rody handshake an icebreaker – De Lima

    The brief handshake of President Duterte and Sen. Leila de Lima on Monday may not make them best friends, but it may ease the friction between them. As Duterte was about to ascend the rostrum of the House of Representatives session hall to deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), he passed by De Lima, who has been attacking his harsh anti-drug campaign. He backtracked and smiled at De Lima and shook hands with her.

    Philippine Star
  • Youth charged with insulting PM on Twitter, arrested after no-show in court

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― A 26-year old unemployed youth was charged under the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 for insulting the Prime Minister on Twitter and subsequently arrested...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Spared lobster dies during trip from Florida to Maine

    Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement. Officials say the decades-old, 15-pound lobster succumbed ...

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  • Singapore nursing homes need new model of care: Lien Foundation CEO

    Single or twin-bed rooms with their own toilets, a home-like environment, and a team of senior care associates and nursing aides to look after residents. This is the proposed model that the Lien Foundation and the Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation said on Thursday (28 July) can be applied to Singapore nursing homes at an affordable cost. Lien Foundation chief executive Lee Poh Wah noted that the new model amounted to a “fundamental change of religion”, as it gave nursing home residents autonomy and independence.

    Nicholas Yong
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    You book the ticket, we'll teach you the language.

  • Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn't choose

    Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another. Two years ago, the social-media giant forced its users to adopt its Messenger app for direct communication, a change it enforced ...

    Associated Press