• Vietnam says all will lose in any South China Sea war

    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang warned on Tuesday there would be no winners in any armed conflict sparked by territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The Vietnamese leader did not mention any country but there is growing unease over China's actions. It has reclaimed reefs and built airstrips capable of hosting military equipment, sparking anger from competing claimants led by Vietnam and the Philippines.

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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
  • 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
  • Girl told ‘not beautiful’ crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Tatiana Kumar has been crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016, a feat she dreamt of after being told in school she was not beautiful. “My biggest regret was believing...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mariah Carey's prostitute sister arrested

    Alison Carey is being held behind bars following the incident.

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  • Real risk of Zika spread from Singapore, health minister warns

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 29 — Malaysia must brace itself for the Zika virus, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today following the discovery of 41 confirmed cases in Singapore. The health minister said...

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  • Ombudsman to lawmakers: Go ahead, impeach me

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales is challenging the administration-dominated House of Representatives to initiate an impeachment complaint against her if its members think she has committed wrongdoing and is no longer fit for the tough anti-corruption job. Morales, an appointee of former president Benigno Aquino III, will finish her seven-year term in mid-2018.

    Philippine Star
  • Man put acid in Australian gay nightclub lube: reports

    A 62-year-old man who allegedly put highly corrosive acid inside a lubricant dispenser at a gay nightclub in Australia has been arrested and charged, reports said on Monday. Hydrochloric acid can cause immediate and severe damage on contact. New South Wales police confirmed a man was arrested and charged.

    AFP News
  • Hamilton says Alonso retirement is a real possibility

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso's imminent retirement from Formula One is a real possibility, world champion Lewis Hamilton said, adding that he hoped the Spaniard would decide to carry on. Former double champion Alonso produced one of the surprises in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix by jumping from 22nd on the grid to finish seventh but on the whole has endured another miserable campaign since returning to McLaren. In an interview with Spanish newspaper AS published on Monday, Hamilton called Alonso "one of the best drivers of all time" but admitted his former team mate could quit the sport.

    Reuters
  • Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation force."

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  • Why Filipinos Ignore Insurance

    In 2014, the Insurance Commission pegged the number of Filipinos who have insurance at 28 Million. Insurance, in general, has been thought of by Filipinos to be an extra cost – and thus do not consider the purchase unless absolutely necessary – such as the Compulsory Third-Party Liability car insurance cover. It raises the question of why Filipinos ignore insurance, especially when it’s a versatile […] The post Why Filipinos Ignore Insurance appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

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  • In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique

    A South African hotelier said Monday he had picked up a piece of aircraft wreckage off the Mozambican coast in the latest possible find of debris from the missing MH370 flight. Mozambique's aviation authorities in Maputo said they had been informed of the discovery, but were yet to receive the item. Australia, which is leading the search for the aircraft which vanished in 2014 with 239 people onboard, has determined that five pieces of debris found in Mozambique, South Africa and Mauritius almost certainly came from the plane.

    AFP News
  • 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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  • Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

    Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the Sept. 7 launch by sending out invitations ...

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  • Phl`s Wolf of Wall Street` strikes again

    Former Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) employee Jose Cecilio “Jay” Peñaflor, described by the National Bureau of Investigation as the Philippines’ version of the Wolf of Wall Street, is again at the center of a new scam. He was released from the Kamuning, Quezon City police station on Sunday after being detained on estafa charges for two weeks. Peñaflor reportedly ran away with a “very huge amount of money,” from an event he organized called Federalism Conference 2016, wherein he tried to hitch a ride on President Duterte’s pitch for a federalist form of government, sources told The STAR.

    Philippine Star
  • Moyes pulls out stops to find goalie before window shuts

    (Reuters) - Manager David Moyes is racing to recruit a goalkeeper before the summer transfer window closes on Wednesday after first-choice shot-stopper Vito Mannone was ruled out for at least three months with an elbow injury. Sunderland had been reported to be interested in a move for Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart but appear set to miss out on the 29-year-old, who now seems destined for a season-long loan deal with Italian side Torino. Moyes fielded academy graduate Jordan Pickford in Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Southampton and despite making a string of smart saves, the 22-year-od was at fault for allowing a tame Jay Rodriguez shot to squirm under him for the equaliser.

    Reuters
  • North Korea publicly executes two officials - South Korean newspaper

    North Korea publicly executed two officials in early August for disobeying leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean newspaper reported on Tuesday, in what would be the latest in a series of high-level purges under the young leader's rule, if confirmed. Kim took power in 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, and his consolidation of power has included purges and executions of top officials, South Korean officials have said. Citing an unidentified source familiar with the North, the JoongAng Ilbo daily said former agriculture minister Hwang Min and Ri Yong Jin, a senior official at the education ministry, had been executed.

    Reuters
  • Anti-whalers enlist fast ship to fight off Japanese

    Marine conservationists announced Tuesday they will for the first time be able to outrun the Japanese whaling fleet in the upcoming annual battle to protect the giant mammals in the icy Southern Ocean. Sea Shepherd Global is adding a fast new vessel to its whale defence campaign in Antarctic waters starting this December. "Disappointed by the lack of action from the international community, Sea Shepherd Global is preparing to return to the Southern Ocean to protect the whales with a new patrol vessel, the Ocean Warrior," it said in a statement.

    AFP News
  • 500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm in unusual case

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — How do you steal 500 cows?

    Associated Press