• China complains Japanese air, sea surveillance raises safety risks

    China's Defence Ministry complained on Friday that Japanese surveillance activities threatened the safety of Chinese ships and aircraft, raising the issue after Japan said earlier this week that its jet fighter scrambles had hit levels unseen since the Cold War. Japan's air force said the increased…

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    • Palace welcomes G7 concern over sea reclamation

      President Aquino welcomed yesterday the Group of Seven industrialized countries’ expression of concern over rising tension in the West Philippine Sea and South China Sea, calling it a clear indication of the global scope of the problem ramped up by China’s massive reclamation activities in disputed…

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      • Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s ‘reckless’ jabs?

        Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. next month. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake – and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well.

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        • Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

          The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast. Fish washed up in debris can bring parasites and diseases to native species, but biologists say the…

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          • Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

            She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls. Jennifer Pagonis was born intersex, an umbrella term for several conditions in which an…

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            • Al Pacino: I live with no anonymity

              Al Pacino hasn't been food shopping for 50 years.The 74-year-old actor is instantly recognisable thanks to his roles in iconic movies like The Godfather and Scarface. He's got used to that, but it's something his three children struggle with a little

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              • Mark Cuban on his beloved Rockets, save James Harden: 'That’s not a very good team'

                As it always is with Mark Cuban, there is a little bit of truth here, there’s a bit of bluster and there’s a righteous, knowing dig. The enmity between the two camps intensified over the 2014 offseason when Cuban (after a gutsy and studied but ultimately frustrating few years of offseason whiffs)…

                Ball Don't Lie
                • Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage

                  Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, and an aid group said another 41 were feared drowned in a separate incident. Palermo police said they had detained…

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                  • VP accused of vote buying, hotel overprice

                    Vice President Jejomar Binay was slapped with fresh allegations of vote buying in the May 2010 elections, along with charges of pocketing millions for the overprice of housing relocation projects in Makati City during his term as mayor. Two former settlers, who were relocated to Calauan, Laguna,…

                    Philippine Star
                    • Trillanes maligned CA – Binay

                      Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. has asked the Court of Appeals to cite Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV in indirect contempt for his disrespectful and unrelenting malicious attacks against the CA and its justices. Binay’s lawyers said Trillanes publicly accused justices of the CA 6th Division of…

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                        • WWII Ship Used for Atomic Bomb Tests Found 'Amazingly Intact'

                          The USS Independence aircraft carrier, which operated during World War II, has been located about a half mile underwater off California's Farallon Islands. Using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) dubbed the Echo Ranger and a 3D-imaging sonar system, researchers have created a detailed picture…

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                          • CHED ready to defend new college curriculum

                            The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is ready to defend its revised college general education curriculum, which is the current subject of a petition for certiorari and prohibition before the Supreme Court (SC). “We will await the request of the Supreme Court to respond to the petition and will…

                            Philippine Star
                            • As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs

                              Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have won without their incredible international presence. The victory celebration was a flag-waving party for players who came to San Antonio from around the globe. Tony Parker (France) and Manu Ginobili…

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                              • Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States - TV

                                Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. In his comments to the state-run Rossiya channel, Putin appeared to soften his anti-American rhetoric after being…

                                Reuters
                                • Napoles now in correctional

                                  Janet Lim-Napoles was spirited out of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig at 1:35 a.m. yesterday and transferred to a cell with at least 100 other inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong. Officials denied that there was undue haste in transferring Napoles to prison where she started…

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                                  • This Guy Wasn’t Photobombed In This Photo. He Got Robbed. #ShortFilm

                                    A narcissistic blogger, Kevin, arrives in the Philippines, enthusiastically absorbing his surroundings. When he finds himself abandoned, robbed, and lost, he starts to realise and absorb what the Philippines really has to offer, sans phone.

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                                    • 5 Reasons "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will be Awesome

                                      Much has happened since "The Avengers". With the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D and the rise of a new supervillain who could prove to be the Avengers' most fearsome yet, the team is once again faced with new challenges to save mankind from extinction. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is easily going to be the…

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