• Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates, raising risks in disputed seas

    By Siva Govindasamy SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations are prioritising spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.…

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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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,…

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          • LeBron James' long trip home to lead the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals

            The Cleveland Browns won an NFL championship in 1964, 20 years before LeBron James was born. Now nearly 51 years later, Cleveland is still waiting to celebrate its next major sports title after decades of bitter disappointment that included James and the Cleveland Cavaliers being swept in the 2007…

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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…

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              • Is your home on top of a faultline?

                The Philippine Institute of Volcanoly and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recently issued an updated and high-resolution "atlas" of the East Valley Fault and West Valley Fault, two major faultlines that run through sections of Metro Manila. Metro Manila may be due for a 7.2-magnitude earthquake within this…

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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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                  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

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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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                      • Greased Lightning! NASA Drone Advances Unmanned Craft

                        A huge, 10-engine drone dubbed "Greased Lightning" successfully completed a series of flight tests recently, paving the way for new types of unmanned vehicles that could one day carry people. Earlier this spring, NASA engineers flew the so-called GL-10 (the "GL" stands for "Greased Lightning")…

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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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                          • Zayn and Perrie: No 2015 wedding

                            Zayn Malik's fiancée doubts they'll get married this year.The former One Direction heartthrob has been engaged to Little Mix star Perrie Edwards since 2013. He left the group in March, with his ex bandmate Liam Payne confirming the decision was in part

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                            • Abad to Binay: Stop diversionary tactics

                              Budget Secretary Florencio Abad challenged yesterday embattled Vice President Jejomar Binay to stop his diversionary tactics and instead justify his alleged unexplained wealth. Abad, a stalwart of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), made the statement after Binay urged the Anti-Money Laundering Council…

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                              • Dwight Howard won't be suspended for Warriors-Rockets Game 5

                                The Houston Rockets and their fans are breathing sighs of relief on Tuesday night. NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn announced that Dwight Howard's flagrant foul-1 from Monday's Game 4 victory over the Golden State Warriors will stand as called, and will not be upgraded to a…

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                                • Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

                                  Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe. Balogova was promised a clean place to stay…

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                                  • Australia allows autistic Filipino boy to stay

                                    An autistic Filipino boy whose fight against deportation from Australia prompted tens of thousands to petition the government on his behalf will be allowed to stay, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said yesterday.  Tyrone Sevilla arrived in Australia as a two-year-old with his nurse mother Maria…

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                                    • Blue Ribbon summons LTO license plate suppliers

                                      The Senate Blue Ribbon committee has directed the supplier of license plates of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to appear before the panel’s next hearing on alleged anomalies in the procurement of plates. Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito, chair of the Blue Ribbon subcommittee that is conducting the…

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