• China state paper warns of war over South China Sea unless U.S. backs down

    A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway. The Global Times, an influential nationalist tabloid owned…

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    • Amir Khan suspects Mayweather of finding excuses to avoid 'speculated bout'

      London, May 25 (ANI): Two-time British world champion Amir Khan has claimed that Floyd Mayweather is hoping to duck him if he loses against Chris Aligeri on Friday in New York. Amir said that Mayweather's team was hoping for a bad performance from the Briton so that they could turn around and say…

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      • British designer growing trees into furniture

        Deep in the English countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lampshades and other items including mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a highly unusual…

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        • Filipina maid photographs "modern slavery" in Hong Kong

          By Emma Batha LONDON, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Filipina maid in Hong Kong has published stark photographs of burned and beaten domestic workers to highlight the "modern slavery" she says has long been the city's shameful secret. "Hong Kong is a very modern, successful city but people…

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            • Depp ‘could face 10 year prison sentence’

              Johnny Depp could be imprisoned for 10 years after smuggling his dogs into Australia. The 51-year-old, who was Down Under filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, brought his Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol with him to the country without declaring them. Although the dogs were…

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              • ‘Binay needs to answer allegations of corruption’

                Vice President Jejomar Binay should answer corruption allegations being hurled against him despite his strong showing in presidential surveys, President Aquino said yesterday. Aquino acknowledged that Binay – a long-time family friend – has been leading in pre-election popularity surveys. “The…

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                • LRT: Crash due to human error

                  The collision of two Light Rail Transit Line 1 trains on Saturday morning, which hurt one operator and inconvenienced thousands of commuters, was due to human error, an LRT official reported yesterday. While the investigating panel has yet to issue a formal report, LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera…

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                  • Kendrick: I surprise people

                    “I just finished this movie with Ben Affleck, a big guy, and when you listen to the playback of a scene with the two of us and it's his turn to speak, often you can't hear anything. Then, like a knife, you hear my voice, and I'm thinking, ‘Oh my God, of the two of us, how can Affleck be the…

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                    • NBI fixers go high tech

                      Just when you thought going online to secure a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance could address the problem with fixers, you may have to think twice. Fixers are back and, this time, armed with gadgets and a Wi-Fi connection. Fixers brazenly display their gadgets, barking “online,…

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                      • Want to buy a brand new car?

                        Maybe, this is the best time for you to invest a brand new car. BPI Family Savings Bank, the country’s leading consumer bank, is extending its newest campaign “Bagong Kotse, 1-Month Libre” promo until June 30, 2015 which allows potential car buyers to avail of a car loan term up to 36 months. The…

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                        • U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat

                          An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. military said. Air France flight 22, travelling from Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed safely in…

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                            • AMLC: P146-M PDAF funds transferred to Napoles accounts

                              More than P146 million was transferred to the bank accounts of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles from the bank accounts of two non-government organizations allegedly used to divert the pork barrel fund of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) bared…

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                              • Malaysia finds 139 grave sites in migrant trafficking camps

                                Malaysian police said Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis. Thailand, meanwhile, deployed a helicopter carrier to serve as a temporary medical and…

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                                • LeBron, Cavaliers limping their way toward NBA Finals

                                  One win from taking the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against a padded wall on Monday and hardly resembled basketball's most undeniable force. James moved slowly and not with his usual grace one day after his brilliant…

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                                  • Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored

                                    Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. Soon after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and wound up in the Philippines, where he's believed to have died sometime in 1942. For 70 years, he was the forgotten soldier, his name not listed among the town's war…

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                                    • Couple missing 2 weeks in California drank rain, ate oranges

                                      An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in Southern California's high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rain water that they collected in cups, but the 79-year-old husband died at some point before the couple's rescue, authorities said Monday. Off-roaders found Cecil Knutson and his…

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                                      • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in US car crash

                                        Nobel Prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," was killed with his wife in a New Jersey car crash. Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were riding in a taxi on Saturday when the accident took place, State Police Sergeant Gregory Williams told AFP.…

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