• 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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    • 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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      • 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…

        ANI
        • British designer growing trees into furniture

          Deep in the English countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lampshades and other items including mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a highly unusual…

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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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              • 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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                • Depp ‘could face 10 year prison sentence’

                  Johnny Depp could be imprisoned for 10 years after smuggling his dogs into Australia. The 51-year-old, who was Down Under filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, brought his Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol with him to the country without declaring them. Although the dogs were…

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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…

                    Philippine Star
                    • 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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                      • 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,…

                        Philippine Star
                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • Malaysia finds 139 grave sites in migrant trafficking camps

                                Malaysian police said Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis. Thailand, meanwhile, deployed a helicopter carrier to serve as a temporary medical and…

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • '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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