• UN chief urges peaceful solution of sea dispute

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China’s increased assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors. In Manila, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. appealed…

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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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      • 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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        • 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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          • War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'

            LeBron James doesn't want to hear any badmouthing of teammate Matthew Dellavedova. "This is my guy," James said on Sunday night. Is Dellavedova, a reserve point guard, worthy of a "dirty player" reputation, particularly after his play led to the ejection of the Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford in Game 3…

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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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              • Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey

                A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Sunday that a submarine being built now will get that name when it's completed and commissioned in about five years. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez had been pushing for a ship to be named after…

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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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                  • Salma Hayek: No more selfies!

                    Salma Hayek thinks a “no more selfies” rule is a great idea for the red carpet. Organisers for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival asked celebrities to refrain from taking pictures on their smartphones while attending events. "There's a time for everything,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

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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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                      • Prince Harry back with Chelsy?

                        Britain's Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy are apparently back on.The young royal romanced Chelsy on and off between 2004 to 2010, before moving on to his next longtime partner Cressida Bonas.However since they split last year, it's been rumoured Harry and

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                        • Paris Hilton: I'm down with 50 Shades

                          Paris Hilton thinks Fifty Shades of Grey is "so gorgeous". Also I like Fifty Shades of Grey, so it's a mixture of both... It's so good, it's so gorgeous," she gushed about the story to the British edition of OK! Magazine. Paris, 34, has never struggled to get a date, counting Benji Madden and Jared…

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                          • $6 M a minute: Floyd, Pacman are highest paid athletes

                            With their megabuck showdown generating an enormous payday, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao punched their way to the Top 2 positions in ESPN The Magazine’s annual list of the top-paid pro athletes in the world. Pacquiao, who fought with an injured shoulder, is netting a…

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                            • 1 M students may drop out of school due to K to 12

                              Up to a million students are in danger of dropping out of school once the government implements additional two years in basic education under the K-to-12 program, according to militant youth group Anakbayan. Citing a Department of Education (DepEd) report on its readiness to implement the program,…

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                              • PCSO running out of funds

                                Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Ireneo Maliksi has admitted that the revenue-generating agency is running out of funds as it continues with its mandate to provide financial assistance to indigent Filipinos. Aside from providing financial help to individual recipients, Maliksi…

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                                • Remaining Big Blockbuster Movies of 2015

                                  So even if you only go to the cinema to leave behind your emotions for epic explosions, it's time to mark your calendar for these remaining big blockbusters of 2015! If you have been wondering if disaster movies have become dead in 2015 then "San Andreas" is here to fill in that gap. In his next…

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                                  • Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia

                                    It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. As the oldest, Mohammad Aesop - just 10 years old - knew it was his job to keep his 8-year-old sister safe. More than half of…

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