• Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

    It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine. Nyong'o, who took home this year's Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as the slave…

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    • Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

      Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal. The breakthrough came after a deal was struck on the most sensitive issues of compensation to the victims…

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      • Will Danica approve if dad Vic marries Pauleen?

        Danica Sotto-:Pingris wants to tell dad Vic Sotto, “Dapat, kung talagang kayo na, siguraduhin nyo na yan.”

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        • FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

          DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine — a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those occupying buildings in its troubled east.

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          • Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

            For the longest time, the biggest hurdle in making boxing’s biggest fight is the rift between the competing Golden Boy Promotions of Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank Promotions of Bob Arum.

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            • China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

              China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which was agreed Tuesday in the eastern port city of…

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              • Mark Caguioa blasts 'soft' teammates on social media

                Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s Mark Caguioa, one of the pillars of the team for the longest time and the bridge from the Robert Jaworski to the current era, used social media to blasts his teammates anew.

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                • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

                  By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

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                  • Mixers give Alaska a dose of their own medicine to force knockout match

                    The Mixers gave defending champion Alaska a perfect dose of its own medicine in the payoff canto, grinding out a 70-65 victory Wednesday to forge a sudden-death match in their PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinals series at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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                    • How Do Idol Stars Remove Their Extremely Thick Makeups?

                      Most of them put a thick wall of foundation on skin texture and apply another layer of color makeup on eye and cheek areas. Nevertheless, some stars still flaunt clean and soft skin texture. Then how do they keep up with such clean skin condition? Cleansing always has been the basis of skin care.

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                      • Obama fulfils dreams of sushi on first night in Tokyo

                        US President Barack Obama dined Wednesday at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant -- a revered spot with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats -- ruled with an iron rod by its redoubtable 88-year-old owner. The world's most powerful man, dining at the invitation of Japanese Prime…

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                        • 15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

                          Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong ...

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                          • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

                            A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science…

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                            • U.S. Embassy in Manila denies report of visa-free U.S. entry for Filipinos

                              Don’t fall for rumors that Filipinos may now visit the United States without a visa, U.S. embassy in Manila told the public Wednesday.

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                              • How to Have a Slim Waist Like Female Celebrities

                                Like a beautiful ceramic, their slender waist has become an object of envy for many women. Now, if you are one of those who desires a fit body line, pay attention to some healthy habits that are helpful in creating flawless waist line. Above all, bad lifestyle habits, lack of exercise and stress…

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                                • Park Shin Hye Sends 50 Million Won Donation to Ferry Victims

                                  Joining the growing number of stars sending support, Park Shin Hye donated ...

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                                  • Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks Asian anger

                                    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression. Bieber, 20, posted a picture on…

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                                    • Kris on Herbert: Not a 'couple' but the best of friends

                                      "We're not a "couple" but we are the BEST OF FRIENDS. And in this uncertain world, we're sure to be FRIENDS FOR LIFE. That's actually what we started as, it's where we are most comfortable being, and for whatever tomorrow may still bring, true & lasting friendship is always the best foundation,"…

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                                      • Catching more than fish: Ugandan town crippled by AIDS

                                        When you risk your life fishing on dangerous seas, a drink in the bars back on shore seem a welcome relief, but in Uganda, it has created a culture with staggering rates of HIV. Exhausted from a night of hard fishing on the vast inland sea of Uganda's Lake Victoria, fishermen come off the boats as…

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                                        • Australia boosts air power with $11.6 bln purchase of 58 F-35s

                                          Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Wednesday the purchase of 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters costing Aus$12.4 billion ($11.6 billion) in a major defence upgrade to maintain Australia's regional edge. The new aircraft will bring Australia's total JSF force to 72, with the first due to arrive…

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