• Priest's throat slit in French church hostage taking

    Two assailants slit the throat of an 84-year-old priest at a church in northern France on Tuesday in a hostage-taking drama that has shocked the country. The attack in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray came as France was still reeling from a massacre in the French Riviera city of Nice claimed by the Islamic State group. The motivations for the hostage-taking were not yet clear, but the Paris prosecutor's office said the case was being handled by anti-terrorism prosecutors.

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  • IGP says have to probe latest conspiracy claim against govt

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — The police are required to investigate the latest alleged plot to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN) government from within, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu...

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  • Sakho's Liverpool future in doubt after being sent home

    (Reuters) - Mamadou Sakho faces an uncertain future at Liverpool after the defender was sent back to England from the Premier League club's pre-season tour of America. According to British media reports, manager Jurgen Klopp was unhappy with the 26-year-old's attitude during their stay in California and ordered his return to Liverpool. Sakho angered the German manager by turning up late for Liverpool's flight to the United States while last weekend he interrupted Klopp while he was conducting an interview with the club website, the reports said.

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  • Car dealers offering buyers to bypass downpayment rule

    Car owners are required to make a 30 or 40 per cent downpayment when buying a car. Some car dealers may be flouting the law by offering buyers downpayment lower than the levels specified under the newly relaxed vehicle financing rules. A check by Yahoo Singapore on popular website sgcarmart revealed that there are dealers offering potential buyers minimum downpayment of 20 per cent or less.

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  • China-Philippines should 'turn page' on sea row: Kerry

    The Philippines and China should "turn the page" and hold talks over contested areas of the South China Sea after a tribunal shot down Beijing's claims to the strategic waterway, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Relations between China and the Philippines hit a nadir earlier this month after Beijing refused to recognise a UN-backed ruling invalidating its claims to much of the sea. The Philippines, which says it owns areas claimed by China, took the case to a Hague-based tribunal for arbitration.

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  • Prince Harry regrets not opening up about mother's death

    Prince Harry wishes he had spoken to others about the grief he felt over his mother Diana's death sooner.

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  • East Coast Rail project wasn’t discussed in Cabinet, works minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof denied today Sarawak Report’s claim that Putrajaya wants to double the cost of the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project from RM30...

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  • Teresa Kok wins RM350,000 in ISA suit on appeal

    PUTRAJAYA, July 26 ― Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was today awarded RM350,000 by the Court of Appeal in her lawsuit against the government over her arrest and detention under the repealed Internal...

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  • SONA fashion show gives way to business attire

    Taking a cue from President Duterte’s simple fashion style, most politicians and their families as well as other guests at his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday toned down their usual grandiose outfits and opted for business attire.

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  • Najib: Stop baseless accusations against Tabung Haji

    PETALING JAYA, July 26 ― Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) is the victim of false allegations that are harmful both to the fund and the Muslim pilgrims who are its contributors, said Prime Minister Datuk...

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  • Royal commission on 1MDB not necessary, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 ― Finance Minister II Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani dismissed today calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to examine allegations of financial misconduct at 1Malaysia...

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  • Jeremy Renner's ex-wife demanding payment of child support debts

    The actor insists Sonni receives more than enough to cover their daughter's tuition fees.

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  • Sara Duterte skips SONA due to health reasons

    Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte did not attend her father’s first State of the Nation Address yesterday as doctors advised her to take a rest shortly after she arrived in Manila yesterday morning. Davao City information officer Jefry Tupas said Sara wanted to be with the President during this historic event, and regrets not being able to do so. Sara was supposed to represent her mother Elizabeth Zimmerman and brothers Vice Mayor Paolo and Sebastian in the event.

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  • F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil - reports

    The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais ($36.5 million) in ransom, according to reports in a leading Brazilian news magazine. Aparecida Schunck, the mother of Ecclestone's wife, Fabiana Flosi, was seized on Friday night, Veja and other news organizations reported. Ecclestone, whom Forbes magazine estimates is worth $3.1 billion - along with his family - and one of the most powerful men in sport, married Flosi in 2012, three years after meeting her at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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  • Russia at Rio risks harming Olympic movement: Australia

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian government has criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for rejecting a blanket ban on Russian athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Games, saying their participation risks damaging the reputation of the Olympic movement. The IOC rejected calls for Russia to be banned from next month's Games over its doping record on Sunday, putting the onus on international sports federations to decide whether individual athletes should be allowed to compete. The decision has been endorsed by some national Olympic committees but drew criticism from athletes and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which said it would "inevitably lead to ... lesser protection for clean athletes." Australian sports minister Sussan Ley said it was a "horrifying thought" that clean athletes might not be able to compete on a level playing field at Rio.

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  • Lindsay Lohan wants fiance to seek anger management therapy

    Lindsay Lohan wants her fiance Egor Tarabasov to get professional help to save their relationship.

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  • Court seeks Iligan mayor’s transfer to Taguig jail

    A Quezon City court has ordered the warden of the Iligan City jail to immediately transfer Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia to a detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City. Iligan City Jail warden Chief Inspector Omar Jalagat would be cited in contempt if he fails to transfer Regencia by Aug. 15,  Judge Ferdinand Baylon of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 77 said yesterday.

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  • Suasa Airlines under probe for licence-less flight, public warned against buying tickets

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) announced today an investigation against Suasa Airlines Sdn Bhd which flew to Langkawi last week without the necessary licence...

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  • 7 Korean street food we want to see in Singapore

    It’s no secret that Korean cuisine is a big hit among most Singaporeans.

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  • BP logs $1.4 bn loss, draws line under oil disaster

    BP faced another net loss in the second quarter but has now drawn a line under the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the British energy giant said on Tuesday. BP also booked a net post-tax non-operating charge of $2.8 billion for costs linked to the oil disaster. "We are very pleased to have finally drawn a line under the material liabilities for Deepwater Horizon," said chief executive Bob Dudley in the results statement.

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