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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tom Jones has been hospitalised in Monaco


The legendary 71-year-old singer is in hospital after falling ill while performing in the Mediterranean. Tom suffered severely from the summer heat according to British newspaper The Mirror.

Djokovic shows no mercy to sick qualifier Niland


World number one Novak Djokovic had the easiest of passages to the second round of the U.S. Open as his Irish opponent Conor Niland was forced to retire through illness.

Former NBA player Crittenton sought on murder charge


ATLANTA - Javaris Crittenton, a former National Basketball Association athlete who once played for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards, is wanted on a murder charge over the death of a woman in Georgia, the FBI said on Monday.

Donaire credits Pacquiao for mental confidence


MANILA, Philippines – Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire credits pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao for inspiring him and helping him believe that Filipinos can succeed in the sport of boxing.

Ex-boxing champ De La Hoya admits addictions


Former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya said he has contemplated suicide and has been going to rehabilitation to treat drug and alcohol dependency.

Sharapova survives teen; Federer advances


NEW YORK (AP/AFP) — Maria Sharapova came back from a set and a break down against 19-year-old Heather Watson of Britain to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the US Open on Monday.

Japan elects new PM, may be ruling party's last chance


TOKYO - Japan's parliament voted in a new prime minister on Tuesday, perhaps the last, best chance for the ruling Democratic Party to begin pulling the country out of decades of stagnation.

August deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan


August has been the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the conflict began nearly 10 years ago.

Gaddafi’s daughter gives birth in Algeria


ALGIERS — Muammar Gaddafi's daughter Aisha gave birth to a girl on Tuesday, a source close to Algeria's health ministry said, a day after Algiers granted her and other Gaddafi family members safe haven.

Crab with Christ’s image draws attention in Legazpi


MANILA, Philippines – A crab bearing the image of Jesus Christ has drawn the attention of residents and tourists in Legazpi City.

3 Army scout rangers hurt in Albay ambush


MANILA, Philippines - Suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels ambushed a group of Army scout rangers escorting a military truck that was supposed to provide transportation assistance to passengers stranded by a transport strike in Albay province, this morning.

Libyan rebels say they're closing in on Gadhafi


HEISHA, Libya (AP) — Libyan rebels say they're closing in on Moammar Gadhafi and issued an ultimatum Tuesday to regime loyalists in the fugitive dictator's hometown of Sirte, his main remaining bastion: surrender this weekend or face an attack.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Astronomers discover planet made of diamond


LONDON - Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.

Middle East allies call for Syrian government to reform


A growing number of Syria's Middle Eastern neighbors, including its closest allies Iran and Hezbollah, are calling on the embattled and defiant Damascus regime to implement reforms.

Eminem 'requests fish at festival'


Eminem requested a pond full of carp on his recent rider.

Mayweather’s on HBO 24/7 – Reality TV?


HBO 24/7 broadcast the first part of their series Saturday night for the upcoming fight between boxing Super Star Floyd Mayweather Jr. (41-0, 25 KO’s) and World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO’s).

Muslims end Ramadan with morning prayer, celebration


Filipino Muslims ended the holy Islamic month of Ramadan on a festive note Tuesday, gathering in mosques and parks to spend the Eid’l Fitr with their families.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bayern edge closer to Champions League group stage


Bayern Munich took a step closer towards the UEFA Champions League group stages after a comfortable victory against Swiss champions FC Zurich at the Allianz Arena.

Paris Hilton all praises for Pacquiao, Philippines


Hollywood socialite Paris Hilton is all praises for the Philippines, and said she loved being in the country.

Singers, Charice want to perform with Aeta YouTube star


MANILA, Philippines – Popular singers and Charice have expressed desire to perform with Arjohn Gilbert, the young Aeta YouTube singing sensation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

China's first aircraft carrier makes maiden sea trial


BEIJING - China's first aircraft carrier held its first sea trial on Wednesday morning, in a step likely to stoke patriotic pride at home and jitters abroad about Beijing's naval ambitions.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pacquiao starts grind next month


MANILA, Philippines — Freddie Roach said everything is in place for the start of Manny Pacquiao’s eight-week training camp for the rubber match with Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas: Three weeks in the Philippines and five weeks in Los Angeles.

Gaddafi forces, rebels fight over Zawiyah


NEAR ZAWIYAH/TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan government forces and rebels clashed around the western town of Zawiyah on Saturday as the insurgents tried to push closer to the capital Tripoli.

Gay man, transsexual woman marry in Cuba


Havana (CNN) -- The bride pulls up in a vintage American convertible and steps out in her frilly, rented gown. The crowds cheer as they throw rice in her direction.
"It's the happiest day of my life," she gushes.

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 19 in central Afghanistan


Afghanistan - Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen killed at least 19 people during an attack on a governor's compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, with gunbattles and several blasts heard before the assault was put down.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Smart-Gilas routs Malaysia


NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan – Unable to find its rhythm early, Smart-Gilas Pilipinas used a big third quarter onslaught to score an 86-68 victory over Malaysia in a game marred by a fistfight in the William R. Jones Cup Tuesday at the Hsinjhuang Stadium here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Riot-shocked London hit with new violence


New unrest erupted on north London's streets on Sunday night, a day after rioting and looting amid community anger over a fatal police shooting.

US woman Diana Nyad begins swim from Cuba to Florida


A 61-year-old American woman is attempting to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the United States without the protection of a shark cage.

Yemen President Saleh leaves Saudi hospital: sources


Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh left hospital in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, government and medical sources said, two months after suffering severe injuries in an assassination attempt at his palace compound in Sanaa.

U.S. official: Killed forces were reinforcing troops in Afghanistan


Kabul, Afghanistan -- In the single deadliest loss for U.S. troops since the Afghan war began in late 2001, 30 service members died early Saturday when a helicopter carrying them went down while they were reinforcing other troops, officials said.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Iraq church bombing wounds at least 20


Baghdad (CNN) -- A car bomb exploded outside a Catholic church in central Kirkuk, Iraq, early Tuesday, wounding at least 20 people, authorities said.

Guatemala sentences four in landmark civil war trial


Guatemala on Tuesday sentenced four soldiers to 6,060 years of prison each, in the first conviction for a massacre during the country's brutal 36-year civil war.

Pavlik pulls out of Saturday’s fight against Cunningham – Breaking News!


Former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (37-2, 32 KO’s) has reportedly pulled out of Saturday’s fight against Darryl Cunningham, according to boxing news from Dan Rafael.

Drunk US dad lets 8-yr-old son drive truck


NEW ORLEANS — A drunk US father allowed his 8 year-old son to drive his pick-up truck on a highway during the weekend while he slept, until patrol officers pulled over the boy, police said.




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