• China gives ‘gentle reminder’ to Phl, warns small nations

    China gave the Philippines a “gentle reminder” last Tuesday that Beijing will not bully small countries but warned these nations not to make trouble willfully and endlessly. “Here is a gentle reminder to the Philippines: China will not bully small countries, meanwhile, small countries shall not…

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    • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

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      • Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

        Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars, are taking basketball's biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. Curry is aiming for what the four-time…

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        • Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

          Britain's former world champion Amir Khan is aiming to punch his ticket to a bout with Floyd Mayweather on Friday with a victory over Chris Algieri in a non-title welterweight fight. Khan, the former unified light-welterweight world champion who headlines a card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,…

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          • Portman reflects on Harvard education

            Natalie Portman was keen to prove she was more than “just a dumb actress” when she arrived at Harvard University. The 33-year-old actress attended Harvard from 1999 to 2003, and left with a degree in psychology. "When I came in as a freshman in 1999, I felt like there had been some mistake and that…

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            • Koko sees plunder raps vs Binay, son

              The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee probing the Binay family on allegations of corruption has recommended the filing of plunder charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay, his son Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. and several other individuals. The recommendation is contained in a draft…

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              • Kenyan lawyer offers '50 cows' for marrying Obama's daughter

                Nairobi, May 27 (ANI): A Kenyan lawyer has asked for President Barack Obama's elder daughter Malia's hand in marriage, and is ready to offer the US First Family 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price. Kiprono, who claims to be writing a letter to the US president asking him to bring Malia,…

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                • Sony Xperia Z3+ hands-on

                    Overview Sony unveiled its newest flagship smartphone, the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3+, today. Known in Japan as the Z4 (the Japan version includes Digital TV and a Japan-specific FeliCA RFID smart card reader), the Z3+ boasts a slimmer, lighter design, a

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                  • Kylie Jenner: I’m not pregnant!

                    Kylie Jenner has vehemently denied rumours she is currently pregnant. The 17-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has been dating 25-year-old rapper Tyga since last year. Speculation has emerged recently Kylie is carrying his child, but the star claims this couldn’t be farther from the…

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                    • Roxas-Poe in 2016 pushed

                      Administration lawmakers “campaigned” yesterday for a tandem of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Sen. Grace Poe for the Liberal Party (LP) in the 2016 elections. Batangas Rep. Nelson Collantes said a Roxas-Poe team is ideal since the interior secretary could make up for…

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                      • Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

                        A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said it was…

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                        • Washington gumbo lover leaves $2,000 tip on $93 restaurant bill

                          A Washington man shocked the staff of a neighborhood restaurant earlier this week by leaving a $2,000 for a meal of beer and gumbo he shared with a friend, the proprietor said Wednesday. The man, described by Blue 44's owner Chris Nardelli as a gumbo-loving regular who lives nearby, left the tip on…

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                          • Lily Collins reunites with ex

                            Lily Collins thinks “life works in mysterious ways”. The Love, Rosie actress made the statement in a gushing Instagram post as she confirmed that she had reunited with ex-boyfriend Jamie Campbell-Bower. Lily also shared a second picture, where Jamie, 26, can be seen kissing her cheek as she looked…

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                            • 'Dementor' wasp, giant stick insect among new Mekong finds

                              From a soul-sucking 'dementor' wasp named after a creature from the Harry Potter books to a half-metre long stick insect, scientists identified 139 new species in the Greater Mekong Region in 2014, according to a new report. Many of the newly-described species are already under threat from new…

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                              • Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops on special missions

                                President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared all deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending soldiers to fight in eastern Ukraine. Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops…

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                                • Britain's tied visa rules fuel abuse of live-in maids, nannies

                                  By Katie Nguyen LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Susi, a single mother from the Philippines, left for a job in Qatar, she convinced herself it was a sacrifice worth making for her children at home. For more than a year, Susi's sacrifice involved waking before dawn and working past…

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                                  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

                                    NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent

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                                    • Ranking the 2015 NBA draft's top shooters

                                      It doesn't take more than a few minutes of watching an NBA playoff game to realize how important outside shooting has become to the way the sport is evolving these days. Great shooters open the floor for their teammates to operate and make the offense

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