• Pacman questions Nevada body decision on medication

    The morning after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand, Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao questioned the decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission denying the Filipino champion’s request for medication on his injured right shoulder hours before the fight. In a press conference…

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    • BI files rap vs Thai for insulting Pinoys

      For insulting Filipinos by calling them “Pignoys” and “low-class slaves,” a Thai man is now the subject of a deportation charge by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), an official said yesterday. The BI issued on Monday a deportation charge against Prasertsri Kosin, who uses the handle “Koko Narak” on…

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      • Philippines' largest telco sees costly, painful fight

        Philippine Long Distance Telephone, the country's largest telecommunications firm, said Tuesday it expects to spend nearly $1 billion in a "painful" fight to survive the consumer shift to digital from traditional phone services. The listed company said net profit for the first three months of the…

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        • Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

          Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday urged his fellow Gulf leaders to stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran bombarded a Saudi border city. Salman's call came at a summit of Gulf monarchs in Riyadh also attended by French President Francois Hollande, who said his country was "by the…

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          • You can now bet on who you think Tiger Woods will date next

            Irish bookie Paddy Power, known overseas for their cheeky betting lines, is now taking wagers from its customers on the identity of Tiger Woods' next girlfriend. Woods and champion skier Lindsey Vonn somewhat concurrently announced on Sunday that they're no longer together after almost three years…

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            • AFP to probe death of Usman

              Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. has ordered the Army’s 6th Infantry Division to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of terrorist Basit Usman amid differing versions of the incident. Armed Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala Jr. said the investigation…

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              • Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family #ShortFilm

                This article Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Two cousins, fully grown and consenting adults, become romantically involved. There are bigger secrets than being in an insidious relationship that will break their family apart.

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                • China military says army yet to fully embrace rule of law

                  China's armed forces, the largest in the world, have yet to become a military which fully follows the law, its official newspaper said on Tuesday, underscoring the problem of rooting out deeply-seated corruption. Weeding out graft in the military is a top goal of President Xi Jinping, chairman of…

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                  • Jon Jones' manager says UFC star may not fight in Octagon again

                    The future of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been up in the air ever since he was stripped of his title by the UFC after an alleged felony hit-and-run at the end of April. Jones, who is essentially undefeated (sans a technicality early in his career) is widely regarded as the…

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                    • Binay accused of profiting from operations of Makati school

                      Vice President Jejomar Binay was accused yesterday of using a dummy to hide his interest in a joint venture agreement involving the University of Makati (UMak)’s College of Nursing from which he allegedly earned millions in dividends. This is the latest in a string of corruption allegations against…

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                      • Pregnant 10-year-old rape victim denied abortion in Paraguay

                        By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paraguay's decision to deny a pregnant 10-year-old girl an abortion after she was allegedly raped by her stepfather has sparked a national debate over the country's strict abortion law. Paraguay's health minister recently refused a request…

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                        • Husband of Facebook's Sandberg died on treadmill: official

                          US tech executive David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, apparently died after falling on a treadmill and striking his head at an upscale resort in Mexico, authorities said. Goldberg, 47, was the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook's chief…

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                          • Food critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel

                            Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County…

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                            • Blake Lively: My boobs weigh me down

                              Blake Lively has joked her post-pregnancy breasts are what make her heavier. The 27-year-old actress looks exceptionally trim considering she welcomed her daughter James, who she has with husband Ryan Reynolds, in December.

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                              • Texas shooter was 'heartthrob' in Pakistan: schoolmates

                                Nadir Soofi, one of the gunmen who attacked a Texas venue hosting a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed, was a charismatic "ladies' man" as a teenager, contemporaries from an elite Pakistani school told AFP Wednesday. Soofi studied at the $20,000-a-year International School of Islamabad from 1992…

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                                • Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast: reports

                                  Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said on Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia -- a major destination for Indonesian maids -- United Arab…

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                                  • 3 LP senatorial bets in third batch of ‘pork’ cases

                                    Three former and incumbent lawmakers reportedly in the senatorial slate of the ruling Liberal Party for the 2016 polls are supposed to be in the third batch of cases in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam that have been stalled in the Department of Justice (DOJ). Levito Baligod, former lawyer of…

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