• IGP dismisses MH370 mass murder suicide report

    PETALING JAYA,July 24 — Police yesterday dismissed reports MH370 was steered into the sea intentionally by the pilot. A New York magazine report had in its exclusive said a document from...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Duterte vows to develop Basilan, if…

    President Duterte has promised to develop Basilan if the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) collect the right taxes and duties. During a discussion with local officials in Isabela City Thursday, Duterte said the country suffers a P300-million-per-day loss at the BIR and another P200 million at BOC due to corruption. He said preventing corruption at the BIR and BOC is one way of gaining funds that could be used for needed social services.

    Philippine Star
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Malaysia's PM says he's serious about good governance

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said he is serious about good governance and vowed to "fully cooperate" with a U.S. investigation into a $3.5 billion scandal involving a state fund he headed.

    Associated Press
  • Turkey's Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

    By Gareth Jones and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported. A restructuring of Turkey's once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days.

    Reuters
  • Adele accidentally kisses fan onstage

    Adele locks lips with a Nigerian fan.

    Cover Media
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Cambodia blocking ASEAN consensus on S. China Sea: diplomat

    Staunch China ally Cambodia is preventing Southeast Asia from reaching a consensus on the South China Sea after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's territorial claims to the waters, a diplomat said on Saturday. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is meeting in Laos for the first time since the UN-backed tribunal ruled earlier this month that China did not have historic rights to vast swathes of the strategic sea. China invests heavily across ASEAN but is accused of trying to divide the bloc by habitually offering aid, soft loans and diplomatic support to key allies Laos and Cambodia.

    AFP News
  • ‘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
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • '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.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • Trump says US will be safer, richer if he is president

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday, promising anxious Americans that they will be safer and richer if he is elected in November.

    Associated Press
  • EgyptAir Flight 804 broke up in midair after a fire - NY Times

    (Reuters) - Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in midair after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the crew, according to Egyptian officials involved in the inquiry, the New York Times reported on Friday. The officials spoke this week on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, the New York Times said.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Why PKR is cold on Penang snap polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — An early election in Penang may seem like little risk to Pakatan Harapan parties given how DAP and, to some extent, PKR have enjoyed tremendous public support there since...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Bolt accuses rival Gatlin of 'disrespect'

    Usain Bolt has reignited his rivalry with fellow sprinter Justin Gatlin, accusing the American of "disrespect", just two weeks before the Rio Olympics. Brushing aside any concerns about the hamstring injury which forced him to withdraw from his country's Olympic trials earlier this month, the Jamaican sprint king ran a solid time of 19.89sec in his first competitive 200m of this season in London on Friday. The 29-year-old Bolt, a six-time Olympic champion, had received a medical exemption to miss the Jamaican trials -- sparking claims from Gatlin and a number of United States sprinters who said he had preferential treatment that he would not receive were he American.

    AFP News
  • Elderly women risk lives crushing rock for money in Cameroon

    MAROUA, Cameroon (AP) — In a northern Cameroon town menaced by food insecurity and suicide bombers, women as old as 85 are spending long, grueling days crushing rocks into gravel to earn a living.

    Associated Press
  • Smartmatic admitted secret servers – Bongbong

    The camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expressed elation yesterday over the admission of an official of automated poll service provider Smartmatic that there was not just one but several other servers that existed in the Automated Election System (AES) apart from those sanctioned by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) during the May 9 polls. Marcos’ spokesman Vic Rodriguez said there was a major breakthrough in the case with the admission of Marlon Garcia, head of the Technical Support Team of Smartmatic, that aside from the three servers sanctioned by the Comelec in the transmission of votes, there also existed a “meet me room” where several servers were placed.

    Philippine Star