• US planes keep distance from Chinese 'islands' -- for now

    US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China's territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned that could be "the next step". Although the United States does not recognise China's claims of sovereignty around the man-made…

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    • Report: America's Wealthiest 'Abandon' US Banks?

      See Why America's Wealthiest, Like Hillary Clinton & John McCain, Are Pulling Their Wealth Out of US Banks & Putting It In This 'Hidden' Asset Instead

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      • Japanese deported after 16 years in BI custody

        After 16 years of being incarcerated, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) finally sent home its longest staying detainee – a 47-year-old Japanese man. BI spokesperson Elaine Tan said Junichi Inoue, who has been detained since 1999, was finally deported last Wednesday. “We are glad to have finally…

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        • Statements of Binay’s alleged bagman have no value – Trillanes

          Gerardo Limlingan, the alleged bagman of Vice President Jejomar Binay, can come out with as many statements as he wants through his lawyers, but these would not mean anything in the probe involving the country’s second highest official. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said the statement released by…

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          • The Richest Senators In The Philippines

            The 2014 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for politicians and public servants are now available for anyone to view. So if you were wondering how much your senators are worth, now’s the perfect time to find out. And to make life easier for

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            • Elizabeth Banks: It was lust at first sight with hubby

              Elizabeth Banks thought it was just "lust" when she first she met her husband. The 41-year-old actress tied the knot with her other half Max Handelman in 2003, over a decade after she met him on her first day at the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth never expected him to be the man she would…

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              • Businessman, partner missing

                A businessman and his business partner were believed to have been kidnapped after they went missing in January, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said yesterday. Engineer Evan Labonete, 52, and his partner Nicomedes Eguna, 55, were handling government projects including the rehabilitation…

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                • Families reject Kentex apology

                  A daughter of one of the owners of Kentex Manufacturing Corp. apologized yesterday to the families of the victims of the fire that gutted the firm’s slippers factory and killed 72 people in Valenzuela City on May 13. Barbara Ang, eldest daughter of Kentex shareholder Veato Ang, met the victims’…

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                  • 2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition

                    FIRST ROUND 1. Minnesota Timberwolves – Karl-Anthony Towns (PF/C, Kentucky, Fr., 19, 7-0, 248): While Jahlil Okafor will certainly be attractive to Flip Saunders' style of play, the Timberwolves ranked as the worst defensive team in the NBA last year

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                    • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

                      He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

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                      • Could another English king be buried under a car park?

                        Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him. Philippa Langley, the inspiration behind the successful hunt for Richard III's remains,…

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                        • Consultant, facing joblessness, claims P5.9-M lotto pot

                          A 39-year-old information technology consultant, whose job contract will expire this month, has claimed his share of the 6/45 Mega Lotto’s P17.8-million jackpot in its May 13 draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced yesterday. “I could not sleep for the past several days,…

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                          • Woman on drugs kills 2 kids

                            Melisa Sumanting was reportedly drunk and high on drugs when she killed Rosalina, 2, and two-month-old Romily at their home in Barangay Silangan. Sumanting was bleeding when her sister, Monalisa Bohol, found her at the house at past 3 p.m. The children were found lifeless in bed. Bohol and her…

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                            • Pacman still richest House member

                              For the fifth straight year, world boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao remained the richest member of the House of Representatives, with a net worth of P1.688 billion as of December 2014. Pacquiao also remains the lone billionaire in the chamber since he was elected in 2010 based on the…

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                              • France hits reverse on sinking tyres for artificial reefs

                                Tourists and film stars hitting the beach at the French Riviera resort of Cannes may be blissfully unaware but lurking beneath the sparkling waves are tens of thousands of now troublesome scrap tyres, sunk deliberately to boost marine development. Back in the 1960s, it seemed like the ultimate…

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                                • Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack

                                  By Sami Aboudi DUBAI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. In Beirut, Lebanon's Hezbollah, an ally of Saudi…

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                                  • Bruce Willis: Baby talk is nonsense

                                    Bruce Willis advises all new parents to forego the baby talk. The 60-year-old is somewhat of an expert in all things fatherhood, having raised grown-up daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah with first wife Demi Moore and then welcoming Mabel, three, and 13-month-old Evelyn with his current wife Emma…

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                                    • Bid to reunite Bin Laden and son before deadly raid - documents

                                      By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents released on Wednesday show. In a message…

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                                      • P165-M anonymous Yolanda donations can’t be tapped

                                        As much as P165 million in cash donations for relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda remain undisbursed because donors failed to identify themselves, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) bared yesterday. About P165 million of the total P1.15 billion…

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