• Bong son shot, wounded

    A son of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was in critical condition yesterday from what a family friend described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But the family's lawyer said the shooting was accidental. Cavite Vice Gov. Jose Lorenzo Bautista III, who is known as Ramon Revilla III in politics and…

    Philippine Star
    • Secondhand smoke scourge of Jam Sebastian

      The case of You Tube sensation Jam Sebastian – who is now fighting for his life after being diagnosed with lung cancer – should serve as an eye-opener for the need to implement stricter tobacco-control measures and address secondhand smoking, health advocates believe. “In one of his interviews on…

      Manila Bulletin
      • 80 minors, 66 adults nabbed in ‘open parties’

        At least 146 persons, including 80 minors, were rounded up Saturday night at two “open parties” reportedly offering sex, drugs and alcohol, Mandaluyong Mayor Benjamin Abalos Jr. said yesterday. He said they recovered dried marijuana leaves, shabu and drug paraphernalia in the two establishments.…

        Philippine Star
        • The fight

          Floyd pressured Floyd Mayweather was “pressured into this fight” with Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya told The Desert Sun newspaper. “I believe that Mayweather was boxed in from the pressure coming from (CBS Chief Executive Officer) Les Moonves, the pressure coming from (Top Rank head) Bob Arum,…

          Manila Bulletin
          • LeBron's missed free throws help Harden win MVP duel as Rockets edge Cavs in OT

            "I didn't come through for my teammates," LeBron James said after the game. "It won't happen again."

            Ball Don't Lie
            • Military steps up offensive vs BIFF, Abu Sayyaf

              Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. has ordered the sustained campaign against the Abu Sayyaf and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) following the successive offensives against the armed groups last week. A total of 24 Abu Sayyaf bandits and two…

              Philippine Star
              • \'SNL\': Dakota Mocks \'50 Shades\'

                Dakota Johnson hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time this weekend, and the "Fifty Shades of Grey" star kicked off the show by mocking her own movie. Speaking of mothers, the actress' mom, Melanie Griffith (and dad, Don Johnson), were in the "SNL" audience as Dakota joked that life has…

                Access Hollywood
                • ‘Jolo’ Revilla shot in chest, stable in ICU

                  Actor and Cavite Vice Governor Ramon “Jolo” Revilla, III was rushed to the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City yesterday morning due to a bullet wound in the upper right side of the chest, sources close to the young politician said. As of last night, the 26-year-old Revilla, son of…

                  Manila Bulletin
                  • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

                    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint…

                    AFP News
                    • Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die

                      SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.

                      Associated Press
                      • Rare Roman Tombstone Discovered in England

                        A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. Because of its inscription, archaeologists know who was buried in the grave: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica. "It's incredibly rare," Neil Holbrook, of Cotswold Archaeology, told Live Science. For the last two…

                        • Somerhalder and Reed: We never argue!

                          Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder insist their relationship is so perfect that they don’t argue about “anything”.

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                          • Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

                            LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC's bantamweight champion.

                            Associated Press
                            • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

                              YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

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                              • Cameron defends security services after media unmask 'Jihadi John'

                                Prime Minister David Cameron has defended Britain's security services after Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" was unmasked as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi, a man previously monitored by spy agency MI5. Civil rights group Cage, which had been in touch with the Kuwaiti-born computing…

                                AFP News
                                • Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

                                  Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets. Samsung, fellow South Korean firm LG and hip Chinese maker HTC timed their smartphone launches to grab the attention on the…

                                  AFP News
                                  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

                                    The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, ...

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