• 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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    • US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

      US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of…

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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,…

        • Shania Twain: I thought I’d never sing again

          Shania Twain was convinced she’d never sing again after suffering a mysterious illness. The 49-year-old Man! I Feel Like a Woman! songstress was diagnosed with dysphonia around five years ago, a condition which causes muscles to squeeze and thus put excessive pressure on the voice box.

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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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            • 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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                • Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals

                  Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand. It was time for one James to go to bed, the other to have a late-night drink and get some…

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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…

                    • '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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                      • Tatum O'Neal: I'm dating women

                        Tatum O'Neal is dating "mostly women" at the moment.The 51-year-old actress has three children with her ex-husband, tennis star John McEnroe. She's been through a lot in her life, including drug addiction and a difficult relationship with her father Ryan

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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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                          • 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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                            • Paris Hilton: Kim K used to be my style twin

                              Paris Hilton used to love "twinning around" with Kim Kardashian. In 2006 they wore traditional dress for an event in Germany, but even that doesn't leave the now 34-year-old star red faced. Kim has enjoyed something of a style overhaul since getting together with her now-husband Kanye West.

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                              • DFA chief still richest in Cabinet

                                Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is still the richest member of President Aquino’s Cabinet, with his total net worth reaching more than P838 million in 2014. Based on his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), Del Rosario

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                                • Apple finds bug that causes iPhones to crash

                                  The bug, which includes symbols and Arabic characters, was first reported by Apple news blog MacRumors on Tuesday night, adding that it was noticed on social news hub Reddit earlier in the day. "We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a…

                                  • Court enters not guilty plea for Napoles daughter

                                    The daughter of Janet Lim-Napoles refused to enter a plea during her arraignment yesterday on a P17.46-million case for failure to file an income tax return. Justices of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) third division entered a plea of not guilty for Jeane Catherine Napoles.

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