• China state paper warns of war over South China Sea unless U.S. backs down

    A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway. The Global Times, an influential nationalist tabloid owned…

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    • Djokovic, Nadal, Serena star in super Tuesday

      World number one Novak Djokovic, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and double women's title winner Serena Williams get their 2015 French Open campaigns under way on Tuesday. Top seed Djokovic, bidding to win a first Roland Garros and become just the eighth man to achieve the career Grand Slam, is…

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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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        • 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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          • Japan to join major US-Australia military drill

            Japanese troops will take part in a major US-Australian military exercise for the first time in July, as Washington looks to bolster links among its allies in the face of an increasingly assertive China. Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) -- its army -- will send 40 personnel to participate…

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            • Curry suffers injury scare as Rockets avoid sweep

              Curry went down in the second quarter of Game Four in the Western Conference Finals, falling hard on his upper back and neck after flipping over Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, silencing a previously raucous Houston home crowd. The star point guard remained on the floor below the basket for a few…

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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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                  • Kendrick: I surprise people

                    “I just finished this movie with Ben Affleck, a big guy, and when you listen to the playback of a scene with the two of us and it's his turn to speak, often you can't hear anything. Then, like a knife, you hear my voice, and I'm thinking, ‘Oh my God, of the two of us, how can Affleck be the…

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                    • Want to buy a brand new car?

                      Maybe, this is the best time for you to invest a brand new car. BPI Family Savings Bank, the country’s leading consumer bank, is extending its newest campaign “Bagong Kotse, 1-Month Libre” promo until June 30, 2015 which allows potential car buyers to avail of a car loan term up to 36 months. The…

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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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                        • LRT: Crash due to human error

                          The collision of two Light Rail Transit Line 1 trains on Saturday morning, which hurt one operator and inconvenienced thousands of commuters, was due to human error, an LRT official reported yesterday. While the investigating panel has yet to issue a formal report, LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera…

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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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • LeBron, Cavaliers limping their way toward NBA Finals

                                  One win from taking the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against a padded wall on Monday and hardly resembled basketball's most undeniable force. James moved slowly and not with his usual grace one day after his brilliant…

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                                  • Couple missing 2 weeks in California drank rain, ate oranges

                                    An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in Southern California's high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rain water that they collected in cups, but the 79-year-old husband died at some point before the couple's rescue, authorities said Monday. Off-roaders found Cecil Knutson and his…

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                                    • Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

                                      Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Here are the 68th Cannes Film…

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