• 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
  • Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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  • Leicester City beat Celtic on penalties in friendly

    English Premier League champions Leicester City secured a penalty shoot-out victory over Celtic after a 1-1 draw in an International Champions Cup friendly in Glasgow on Saturday. Last season's PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez grabbed the opener for Claudio Ranieri's Leicester in the opening minute of the second half with a wonderful individual goal. With a Champions League third-round qualifying first leg at Astana in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers rang the changes at half-time, but 20-year-old Irish defender Eoghan O'Connell equalised just before the hour mark.

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  • ‘Red shirts’ leader says will ‘paint KL red’ if Bersih 5 happens

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Umno's Datuk Jamal Yunos today vowed to hold a counter rally at the same place and time as Bersih 5, if organisers of the latter event proceed with the proposal. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Rosberg trumps Hamilton in Hungary F1 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. The championship-leading German produced a fastest lap of one minute and 19.965 seconds at the end of a session stretched to nearly two hours by heavy rain and crashes in the hazardous conditions on the twisting Hungaroring circuit on Saturday. 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.

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  • Beijing eyes eight cruise ships for South China Sea

    Up to eight Chinese ships will offer cruises to the South China Sea over the next five years, a state-run newspaper said yesterday, as Beijing continues to promote tourism to the disputed waters. Sanya International Cruise Development Co. Ltd., a joint venture by COSCO Shipping, China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corp. and China Communications Construction Co. Ltd., will buy between five and eight ships, the official China Daily reported. It will also build four cruise liner docks in Sanya, a Chinese resort city on the southern island province of Hainan, the paper added.

    Philippine Star
  • Pokemon fans accidentally wander over US-Canada border

    US Border Patrol agents spotted the pair illegally walking from Canada into the US on Thursday evening, the agency's office in Sweetgrass, Montana said in a statement. "Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were.

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  • 6 dead in Manila drug war

    Two unidentified women and four other drug dealers, including a policeman who had been absent without leave, were killed in separate incidents in Manila on Wednesday night and early yesterday morning. Police Officer 3 Marlon San Pedro, of the Manila Police District (MPD)-homicide section, said residents in the area found the two female victims inside Paco Park in Ermita around 2 a.m. Elements of the MPD Station 1 led by Superintendent Redentor Ulsano raided Building 13 in Vitas, Tondo and encountered former policeman Bobby Orit and Danilo Guevarra around 2 a.m. yesterday.

    Philippine Star
  • Adele accidentally kisses fan onstage

    Adele locks lips with a Nigerian fan.

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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
  • Sara not resigning as Davao City mayor

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has denied reports that she is resigning from her post. Carpio went on ”vacation leave” a day after attending the inauguration of her father President Duterte. Carpio said she is flying to Manila on Monday to attend her father’s first State of the Nation Address.

    Philippine Star
  • 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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  • 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
  • Mourinho's United stunned 4-1 by Dortmund in China

    New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho saw his side get off to a poor start on their tour of China when they lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund on Friday. Temperatures of 35 Celsius (95 Farenheit) at the 8:00 pm kick-off time in Shanghai meant the International Champions Cup match was largely played at a pedestrian pace with frequent breaks to take on water. Mourinho did not include Wayne Rooney, opting to give his captain more time to get fit after only joining the squad earlier in the week after Euro 2016.

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  • 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.

    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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  • Dog mauling that killed 3-year-old boy angers Navajo leaders

    Shaken by a vicious dog mauling that killed a 3-year-old boy on the Navajo Nation, local leaders are expressing anger over the attack, saying encounters with stray and feral animals on the vast reservation are all too common and more could have been done to prevent the tragedy.

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  • Dr Siti Hasmah on life in the limelight

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali comes across as the most interesting lady that may be living in your neighbourhood and you always find time to stop to have a long chat with....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Singapore bans ISIS-linked newspaper

    Singapore has banned the Al Fatihin newspaper, citing its connection to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group. The Bahasa Indonesia paper is published by Furat Media, an ISIS-affiliated media agency, has been gazetted as a prohibited publication, said the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) in a press release on Friday (22 July). “The contents of Al Fatihin and the fact that it is published in Bahasa Indonesia, which is used by many in this region, confirm the objectives behind the publication to influence the people in this region and to cause disharmony,” said Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs.

    Yahoo Singapore