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Singapore arrests alleged match-fixers ahead of SEA Games

May 30, 2015 1:51 am

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean and several foreigners have been arrested on suspicion of trying to fix football matches at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), the city-state’s anti-corruption agency said Friday. The 36-sport biennial Southeast Asian Games was set to kick … Read more »

Graft-tainted Philippine official denied FIFA travel: court

May 30, 2015 1:49 am

A Philippine FIFA official facing corruption charges has been banned from flying to Switzerland to attend the organisation’s congress, a local court said Friday. Monico Puentevella, a board member of FIFA’s marketing and television committee, is out on bail after … Read more »

British fraud investigators examine FIFA ‘material’

May 30, 2015 1:47 am

LONDON: Britain’s Serious Fraud Office said on Friday it was examining “material in its possession” related to the FIFA corruption scandal following allegations that illegal payments were routed through British banks. “The SFO continues actively to assess material in its … Read more »

Comedians draw tears of laughter in troubled times

May 30, 2015 1:45 am

HARARE: With Zimbabwe’s economy on its knees and life a daily struggle for most people, there is one luxury that many can surprisingly still afford — laughter. “We laugh at ourselves. We laugh at funerals. We laugh even when things … Read more »

Pope Francis expected to visit Auschwitz in 2016

May 30, 2015 1:42 am

WARSAW: Pope Francis will likely visit the former Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz when he comes to Poland next year for a major Catholic festival, an archbishop from the devout country said Friday. The Argentine pontiff has yet to confirm the … Read more »

Poe signs Binay rap sheet

May 29, 2015 11:24 pm

‘Loyalty should be with the people not with friends’ A government official’s loyalty should be with the people, not with his friends. Sen. Mary Grace Poe on Friday made the statement as she confirmed having signed the draft report of … Read more »

5th petition against K-to-12 filed at SC

May 29, 2015 11:22 pm

Close to a hundred petitioners, among them lawmakers, members of the academe, parents and students have filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the constitutionality of Republic Act 10533 or the K to 12 Law. The petitioners on … Read more »

China: No one tells us what to do

May 29, 2015 11:16 pm

China’s foreign ministry on Friday hit back at US criticism of its reclamation works in disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), saying, “No one has the right to instruct China on what to do.” Beijing’s statement … Read more »

Rody: I’ll run if Etta won’t shut up

May 29, 2015 11:10 pm

DAVAO CITY: Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte on Friday said he will run for President in 2016 if his critics, particularly former Commission on Human Rights (CHR)  chairman Loretta Ann Rosales, will continue to campaign against him. “After hearing them make … Read more »

House OKs free Wi-Fi bill

May 29, 2015 11:08 pm

Expect telcos to mount a massive lobby to torpedo this bill. The House of Representatives on Wednesday night passed on third and final reading a bill calling for the enactment of a law that would make it mandatory for public … Read more »