• Taiwan offers South China Sea peace plan to avert "major conflict"

    By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan proposed a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that it says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at odds with its neighbours and the United States. The South China Sea Peace Initiative announced by President…

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      • Bruce Jenner ‘completes sex change’

        Bruce Jenner is now officially a woman, it has been claimed. The former Olympian confirmed his plans to transition from male to female in an interview with Diane Sawyer last month. “The procedure involved reshaping Bruce’s male genitalia into that of a woman,” a source told the outlet.

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        • Pacquiao: Don’t include my province in Bangsamoro

          World boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is opposing the inclusion of his province in the proposed Bangsamoro autonomous region. Pacquiao said he joins the nation in its quest for peace in Mindanao but he does not want Sarangani to be part of the Bangsamoro territory. “The inclusion…

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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,…

            • 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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                • Philippine, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

                  Filipino and Vietnamese troops played football and tug-of-war on a disputed South China Sea island on Wednesday, officials said, closing ranks as their rival China ramps up construction of artificial islands. The games took place on Philippine-held Northeast Cay, just 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles)…

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                  • 2,000-Year-Old Water Supply System Uncovered in Jerusalem

                    Part of an ancient aqueduct built more than 2,000 years ago to transport water into the city of Jerusalem was uncovered during a recent construction project, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. A section of the so-called Lower Aqueduct was discovered in the modern-day neighborhood of Umm…

                    • 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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                      • Shaquille O'Neal swears he'd be 'a Laker to this day' but for Karl Malone's 2004 knee injury

                        Despite the troubling (to say the absolute least) rape allegations against Kobe Bryant, despite Shaquille O’Neal’s stated demands for a contract extension, Shaq’s clear weight issues, and the obvious and simmering tension between the two players, the Los Angeles Lakers came out of the 2003-04…

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                        • Is your home on top of a faultline?

                          The Philippine Institute of Volcanoly and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recently issued an updated and high-resolution "atlas" of the East Valley Fault and West Valley Fault, two major faultlines that run through sections of Metro Manila. Metro Manila may be due for a 7.2-magnitude earthquake within this…

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                          • 50 Cent’s boxing company files for bankruptcy

                            50 Cent’s boxing company SMS Promotions has filed for bankruptcy. The In Da Club rapper formed the sports business in 2012 and signed big names including then-undefeated champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, James Kirkland and Olympic medalist Andre Dirrell. “Under the direction of Mr. Jackson, SMS Promotions…

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                            • Cavs finish sweep of Hawks with ease, land 1st Finals berth since 2007

                              Eight years later, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the NBA Finals. The Cavs decimated the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, finishing off a comfortable sweep and clinching the franchise's second Eastern…

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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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                                • ‘Duterte may face raps over death squad link’

                                  Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte may face charges for admitting his links to a death squad, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said yesterday. “If he admitted that he is responsible for these killings, then he must be criminally liable,” De Lima told journalists in an ambush interview. De Lima said…

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                                  • Australia allows autistic Filipino boy to stay

                                    An autistic Filipino boy whose fight against deportation from Australia prompted tens of thousands to petition the government on his behalf will be allowed to stay, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said yesterday.  Tyrone Sevilla arrived in Australia as a two-year-old with his nurse mother Maria…

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                                    • Abad to Binay: Stop diversionary tactics

                                      Budget Secretary Florencio Abad challenged yesterday embattled Vice President Jejomar Binay to stop his diversionary tactics and instead justify his alleged unexplained wealth. Abad, a stalwart of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), made the statement after Binay urged the Anti-Money Laundering Council…

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                                      • FKA Twigs ‘warns KStew to stop talking about RPatz’

                                        FKA Twigs has reportedly told Kristen Stewart to “shut the f**k up” and stop talking about Robert Pattinson. “She sent a message to Kristen to ‘shut the f**k up’ about Robert because she lost the right to speak about him in public ‘the moment she got into that car with Rupert Sanders,’” a source…

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