• Beyoncé goes sheer at Met Gala

    Beyoncé Knowles wore her most revealing ensemble to date at the 2015 Met Gala in New York last night. The 33-year-old songstress made jaws drop when she arrived at the Big Apple's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday wearing a sheer Givenchy gown. To even out the dramatic look Beyoncé kept her…

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    • BI files rap vs Thai for insulting Pinoys

      For insulting Filipinos by calling them “Pignoys” and “low-class slaves,” a Thai man is now the subject of a deportation charge by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), an official said yesterday. The BI issued on Monday a deportation charge against Prasertsri Kosin, who uses the handle “Koko Narak” on…

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      • Philippines' largest telco sees costly, painful fight

        Philippine Long Distance Telephone, the country's largest telecommunications firm, said Tuesday it expects to spend nearly $1 billion in a "painful" fight to survive the consumer shift to digital from traditional phone services. The listed company said net profit for the first three months of the…

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        • China military says army yet to fully embrace rule of law

          China's armed forces, the largest in the world, have yet to become a military which fully follows the law, its official newspaper said on Tuesday, underscoring the problem of rooting out deeply-seated corruption. Weeding out graft in the military is a top goal of President Xi Jinping, chairman of…

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          • Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel

            The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments. The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll, from a collection of the world's most ancient biblical manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea…

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            • 3 LP senatorial bets in third batch of ‘pork’ cases

              Three former and incumbent lawmakers reportedly in the senatorial slate of the ruling Liberal Party for the 2016 polls are supposed to be in the third batch of cases in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam that have been stalled in the Department of Justice (DOJ). Levito Baligod, former lawyer of…

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              • Pregnant 10-year-old rape victim denied abortion in Paraguay

                By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paraguay's decision to deny a pregnant 10-year-old girl an abortion after she was allegedly raped by her stepfather has sparked a national debate over the country's strict abortion law. Paraguay's health minister recently refused a request…

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                • The San Antonio Spurs? Gone till November.

                  Is this the first summer that will allow us to slough off the San Antonio Spurs? Mind you, San Antonio has aligned itself with a rather enviable outlook even if the team’s franchise leader walks away this summer. Tim Duncan, having just turned 39 and having just about accomplished everything a man…

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                  • Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

                    Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill on Wednesday, featuring the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack, in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters. Both nations face a challenge from China's growing…

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                    • Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard 'treasure'

                      Nearly 300 years after the pirate Blackbeard's flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, a shipwreck-hunting company and the state are battling over treasure linked to the vessel — but they're fighting with legal filings, not cutlasses, and the treasure is $14 million in disputed revenue and…

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                      • Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast: reports

                        Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said on Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia -- a major destination for Indonesian maids -- United Arab…

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                        • Husband of Facebook's Sandberg died on treadmill: official

                          US tech executive David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, apparently died after falling on a treadmill and striking his head at an upscale resort in Mexico, authorities said. Goldberg, 47, was the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook's chief…

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                          • Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

                            Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday urged his fellow Gulf leaders to stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran bombarded a Saudi border city. Salman's call came at a summit of Gulf monarchs in Riyadh also attended by French President Francois Hollande, who said his country was "by the…

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                            • Shipwrecks Spotted in Crystal-Clear Waters of Lake Michigan

                              Early spring is apparently a good time to look for shipwrecks in Lake Michigan. Earlier this month, a helicopter from the Coast Guard's Air Station in Traverse City, Michigan, was out on a routine patrol over the lake, looking for boats in distress or anything out of the ordinary. When Petty…

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                              • Top beauty looks from the 2015 Met gala

                                New York attracted the most beautiful and talented fashion faces Monday night for the Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala, and as expected, there were some strong beauty looks on the red carpet. Cara Delevingne led the way with an elaborate display of Eastern-inspired body art to…

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                                • Conley comes back, leads Grizzlies past Warriors 97-90

                                  The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies. Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and the Grizzlies used a smothering defensive effort to beat the Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Tuesday night, evening the Western Conference semifinals…

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                                  • AFP to probe death of Usman

                                    Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. has ordered the Army’s 6th Infantry Division to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of terrorist Basit Usman amid differing versions of the incident. Armed Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala Jr. said the investigation…

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