Philippines | 31 dead, 62 rescued after boats capsize

Rescuers recovered more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce winds and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing

20 dead, more wounded after gunman attacks Texas shoppers

A gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in an El Paso shopping area packed with as many as 3,000 people during the busy back-to-school season,

9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say,

Offbeat | 10,000 bottles of beer on the road: German truck loses load

Police in Germany say a truck carrying crates of beer lost part of its load, spilling about 10,000 bottles onto a road in the southwest of the country.

This Day in History | 1962 – Marilyn Monroe found dead

Screen icon Marilyn Monroe has been found dead in bed at her Los Angeles home. The 36-year-old actress’ body was discovered in the early hours of this morning

Life & Style | Jury tells Katy Perry, others to pay $2.78m

A jury has found that Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied

Brian Lochore, All Blacks captain and coach, dies at 78

Brian Lochore, who captained the “greatest” All Blacks team of 1967 and went on to coach New Zealand to the inaugural Rugby World Cup title in 1987,

World briefs

The Buzz | Egypt begins restoration on King Tut’s golden coffin

Egypt started the first-ever restoration work on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country’s new museum opening next year, the antiquities minister

Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Researchers in Uganda have launched the largest-ever trial of the experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak

Rear Window | Chui Sai On’s remaining days in office

Chui Sai On sailed dire waters through his two terms as the MSAR’s second Chief Executive, indeed. Despite the evaluation one can make of Chui’s overall performance, now,

Monday, August 5, 2019 – edition no. 3346

• HK protesters, police locked in war of attrition * Wushu Masters adapts to Typhoon Wipha disruption * No comment on solo candidate election * Critics of the Civil Protection Bill are calling

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