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Philippines president: Honoring Aunor would send wrong message on drugs

By Tue, Jul 01, 2014 6:44PM UTC Filipina actress Nora Aunor. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is defending his decision not to appoint actress Nora Aunor as a national artist because it would send the message that illegal drugs are acceptable.

JJ Lin, Penny Tai claim top Golden Melody honors

By Sun, Jun 29, 2014 1:43PM UTC

Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin and Malaysia’s Penny Tai have been crowned best Mandarin singers at the Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammys.

South Korea defeat ends Asia’s World Cup hopes

By Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:27AM UTC South Korea fans watch a live broadcast of their final World Cup match against Belgium on the streets of Seoul last week. Pic: AP.

SAO PAULO (AP) — With South Korea’s 1-0 loss to Belgium, the last Asian team in contention has bowed out of the World Cup — leaving the continent without a single second-round representative.

Chinese company sets aside ‘Transformers’ dispute

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:42AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing property developer says it has resolved a dispute with Paramount Pictures over the new “Transformers” movie, just days after it demanded edits to remove any reference to the property.

Chinese company demands edits to ‘Transformers’

By Sun, Jun 22, 2014 7:40PM UTC Chinese company demands edits to ‘Transformers’

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese company says it has terminated cooperation with the new “Transformers” movie and wants Paramount Pictures to make edits to the blockbuster film.

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