• Lovely ‘shabu queen’ now looks ugly to drug lords

    Lovely Adam Impal, the alleged supplier of shabu of drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa, is no longer lovely in the eyes of drug traders, but she is getting lovelier in the eyes of the government, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said yesterday. Impal surrendered to Dela Rosa last Dec. 5. Dela Rosa revealed that Impal is now undergoing investigation under the Anti-Illegal Drug Group (AIDG) headed by Senior Supt. Albert Ignatius Ferro.

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  • ‘People of the Philippines, your President is a murderer’

    Sen. Leila de Lima called yesterday President Duterte a murderer, saying he practically admitted ordering the slaying of drug-linked Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa inside his jail cell last month. “Now, we all know that the order and command to murder Espinosa in cold blood came from none other than the President himself,” De Lima said in a statement. “The President, in a speech yesterday, said: ‘Hindi ko pababayaan ang mga pulis na ito dahil ako ang may utos (I will not abandon the police, for I gave the order),’ referring to the CIDG team who, according to the National Bureau of Investigation, summarily executed Mayor Rolando Espinosa.

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  • WWE's China hopes rest on Bin Wang's big shoulders

    By Jessica Toonkel ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Three mornings a week, 22-year-old Bin Wang, a native of China's Anhui province, enters a beige, low-rise building tucked into an office park in Orlando, Florida, to spend hours body-slamming people. In a few weeks, the 230-pound (104-kg) Wang, who arrived in the United States in June, will be joined by seven other Chinese athletes hand-picked by World Wrestling Entertainment Inc, in the hope that one of them will become the first Chinese WWE "superstar." WWE, the $1.5 billion company known for big personalities and outrageous story lines, wants its Chinese wrestlers to be the next television sensation in China, a market where other U.S. media companies have faltered. In June, WWE announced it had signed Wang - whose fighting name is "Tian Bing" - and entered into an exclusive deal with Chinese online video provider PPTV to live stream its popular "Raw" and "SmackDown" shows in the country, dubbed into Mandarin.

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  • Mkhitaryan sparkles as United reach Europa last 32

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United are warming to the task in the Europa League as they booked a spot in the last 32 with a 2-0 win over Zorya Luhansk on a freezing night in Ukraine on Thursday. Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who made a mockery of his two-month exile from the starting lineup with a superb individual effort, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured an easy win that banished memories of their earlier group stage struggles. The victory confirmed United in second place in Group A behind Turkish side Fenerbahce who ended Feyenoord's qualification hopes with a 1-0 away win over the Dutch side.

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  • Cops: Immigration staff worked with human traffickers

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 9 — More than 50 per cent of Immigration personnel manning Immigration counters at KL International Airport and klia2 were replaced in recent months following elements of...

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  • Ex-CHR chief faces raps for pocketing aide’s salary hike

    Former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) commissioner Cecilia Rachel “Coco” Quisumbing is facing multiple criminal cases before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly pocketing the salary increase of an aide she promoted in 2013. In three separate case information sheets filed by the Office of the Ombudsman on Dec. 5, Quisumbing was charged with one count each of graft, direct bribery and violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. The ombudsman said that from January to July 2013, Quisumbing demanded and received from Eugenio a total of P41,292, representing Eugenio’s additional salary as a result of her promotion.

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  • US Marine pilot dead after Japan fighter crash

    A US Marine Corps pilot whose F/A-18 crashed into the Pacific Ocean has been confirmed dead, a US official said Thursday. Japanese rescuers earlier said they had found the missing pilot, whose plane crashed off the coast of Japan on Wednesday, but they would not say if he was alive. Marine Corps spokeswoman Captain Sarah Burns said the pilot had been "pronounced deceased," and she identified him as Captain Jake Frederick.

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  • The Latest: Trump calls OSU survivors 'amazing people'

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

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  • Ronaldo publishes details of 225m-euro income

    Cristiano Ronaldo published his financial records on Thursday which showed the Real Madrid star declared income of more than 225 million euros in 2015 as he battled accusations of tax evasion. The procedure, known as a 'Model 720' and which was apparently presented to tax chiefs in March, showed that Ronaldo earned 203.7 million euros outside of Spain and 23.5 million inside the country. "This document confirms that Spain's Tax Agency is knowledgeable of all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s assets and income.

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  • Noah Cyrus: 'I expect to be compared to my sister Miley'

    Noah Cyrus has taken steps to protect herself from online trolls.

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  • Court acquits man of raping underage girl

    KUALA KANGSAR, Dec 9 — A 37-year-old self employed man was acquitted by the Sessions Court here of raping an underage girl in an oil palm estate two years ago. In acquitting Mohammad Shariff...

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  • Maria: Bersih suing TV3 over RM3.2b Soros funding claim

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 — Electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 will sue broadcast station TV3 for defamation over allegations of RM3.2 billion funding by US billionaire George Soros, the group’s...

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  • Father refuses to post bail despite gang robbery accused’s begging

    IPOH, Dec 7 — A 26-year-old man facing a gang robbery charge caused a stir in the Sessions Court here yesterday when he begged his father not to withdraw the RM3,000 bail for him. M. Herry...

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  • Sexy Maisie Williams photos leak online

    The teenage star took the images during a trip to Japan last week.

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  • Surgeon General sounding alarm on teens' use of e-cigarettes

    The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research ...

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  • You’re either with us or with BN, Amanah leader tells PAS

    GEORGE TOWN, Dec 8 — PAS has until end of the year to join the Pakatan Harapan pact or be counted as a nemesis allied with Barisan Nasional (BN), Penang Amanah chief Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa said...

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  • Woods in contention at tragedy-hit Dubai Masters

    Cheyenne Woods, the niece of superstar golfer Tiger, was one shot off the lead held by England's Florentyna Parker after the first round of the tragedy-hit Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday. Play had been suspended early Wednesday in the season-ending championship of the Ladies European Tour following the death of caddie Max Zechmann on the course. The 27-year-old, who is fourth in the money list and enjoying a superb year without winning a tournament, made a bogey on the eighth and then closed with a double bogey on the ninth.

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  • New Zealand drops racially offensive place names

    New Zealand is to erase the racially offensive word "nigger" from its landscape, the government said on Thursday. The names of three areas in the Southern Alps of the South Island have been changed to words taken from the indigenous Maori language. Nigger Stream will now be known as Pukio Stream, Niggerhead becomes Tawhai Hill and Nigger Hill is renamed Kanuka Hills.

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  • Rolling Stone Mick Jagger father again at 73

    Veteran British rocker Mick Jagger celebrated becoming a father again Thursday aged 73, his publicist said, as his Rolling Stones band look set to top the album charts for the first time in two decades. The singer's 29-year-old ballerina partner Melanie Hamrick gave birth to a son in New York on Thursday, according to a statement released on behalf the singer. "Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger's son was born today in New York and they are both delighted," said publicist Bernard Doherty.

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  • Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arrives in homeport

    The U.S. Navy's biggest, most expensive and most technologically advanced destroyer arrived at its homeport on Thursday after a nearly four-month transit that included some hiccups, such as a high-profile ...

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