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 2020-01-25 11:35 

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Holocaust survivors mark Auschwitz 75th...

Elderly Holocaust survivors will gather in Auschwitz on Monday, some for the last time, to mark 75 years since Soviet troops liberated the death camp where Nazi Germany killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews....

 2020-01-25 11:30 

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Dems wrap up case vs. Trump; Lawyers of President next...

Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense ...

 2020-01-25 11:25 

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US space force logo similar to Star Trek's...

US President Donald Trump unveiled the logo of Space Force on Friday, attracting critics who said America's newest military branch had boldly gone where Star Trek went before....

 2020-01-25 11:20 

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Isabel Dos Santos graft scandal ups stakes n Angola...

Isabel dos Santos, the 46-year-old billionaire daughter of ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, is being probed for allegedly siphoning off millions from state companies and stashing the funds overseas....

 2020-01-25 11:15 

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Iraqis urge US troop ouster as rallies kill 2...

Thousands of Iraqi men, women and children of all ages massed in Baghdad to demand US troops leave the country....

 2020-01-25 11:10 

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Weinstein drew up 'red flag lish' of women, trial told...

Harvey Weinstein told a private investigator to approach women he suspected were detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him to journalists, his rape trial was told Friday, as the court heard from Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez....

 2020-01-25 11:05 

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Gunman, 26, kills parents, 4 others in German town...

A 26-year-old man is believed to have shot dead his mother and father and four other people in a town in southwest Germany on Friday, police said, leaving two others seriously wounded....

 2020-01-24 17:35 

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China isolates 13 cities...

Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday to 13 cities and a staggering 41-million people, as nervous residents were checked for fevers and the death toll climbed to 26....

 2020-01-24 17:30 

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Year of the Rat divines positive, negative energy...

Taipei---As the world prepares to welcome the Year of the Rat, feng shui masters predict a lucky year for Donald Trump, but warn Harry and Meghan's futures are less certain as they make a bid for freedom....

 2020-01-24 17:25 

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WHO says no global crisis yet; Duque piqued...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Friday he was somewhat piqued that the World Health Organization—which is based in Manila—is yet to decide whether to declare a global health emergency after the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus ...

 2020-01-24 17:20 

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Taal rumbles anew; no power, fuel in some areas...

The Department of Energy will temporarily suspend electricity services and cut the supply of petroleum in several areas placed on lockdown due to the ongoing activity of Taal Volcano....

 2020-01-24 17:15 

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Process to end VFA pact with US on—Palace...

The government has started the process of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States following President Rodrigo Duterte's order, a day after the Chief Executive lashed out at Washington for cancelling the visa of Senator Ronald ...

 2020-01-24 17:10 

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Fog or ash? Whatever, it's bad for the health...

If you've noticed the foggy-like haze seen around Metro Manila on Friday, it was not fog or ash from Taal Volcano, a meteorologist said....

 2020-01-24 17:05 

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'Second out-of-town session possible'...

House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez on Friday said the positive results in the holding of the first out-of-town regular session of the House of Representatives in Batangas City last Wednesday could inspire the leadership to hold another ...

 2020-01-24 17:00 

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Duterte vows quick payment for 16 Russian cargo choppers...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said the country would be "prompt" in paying to acquire cargo helicopters from Russia despite the limited funds of the government....

 2020-01-24 15:40 

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Bacoor City wins DILG gold award...

Manila Bay's clean-up campaign has found a strong ally in the city of Bacoor....

 2020-01-24 15:30 

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QC wants ASF-tainted meat banned...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Friday has issued an executive order to help prevent the entry of African swine fever-tainted meat in supermarkets and retail outlets....

 2020-01-24 15:20 

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Thai nabbed in entrapment operation...

Police arrested a Thai woman and seized P1.2 million worth of shabu from her possession during a drug entrapment operation in Pasay City Thursday afternoon....

 2020-01-24 15:10 

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Search for 7 fishermen on; fishers rap Chinese...

A group of fisherfolk on Friday urged the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Marines to expedite the search and rescue operations for the seven Filipino fishermen who went missing during a fishing expedition in West Philippine Sea last week....

 2020-01-24 15:00 

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Duterte at it again, slams 'rich and crazy' in PH...

President Rodrigo Duterte has slammed the "rich" and "crazy" in the country and said they should be killed, as he slammed businessmen involved in water concession agreements with the government whom he called "thieves."...

 2020-01-24 14:20 

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Sen. Villar pushes ban on single-use plastics...

Stressing that plastics have been the leading cause of environmental destruction, Senator Cynthia Villar said the Senate will conduct a hearing on the proposed ban on the issuance of the single-use plastics by food establishments, stores, markets, and ret...

 2020-01-24 14:10 

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Lemery port, industrial park breaks ground...

The Sinisian Lemery Batangas Port and Industrial Park Corp. recently broke ground for a billion-peso, six-hectare port and industrial park in Lemery, Batangas, which is seen as a major gateway to Southern Luzon upon its completion in 2021....

 2020-01-24 14:00 

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Militant group seeks permanent evacuation programs...

The national fishers group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas on Friday sought for the institutionalization of permanent evacuation centers program as almost a million of residents of Batangas province languish at improvised evacuation...

 2020-01-24 11:25 

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Official: Trump 'should be removed'...

WashingtonLead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff called dramatically for the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office Thursday, saying the US leader cannot be trusted to put the country's interests ahead of his own....

 2020-01-24 11:20 

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Thousands of backers of Iran cleric join protest...

BaghdadThousands of supporters of volatile Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr gathered in Baghdad on Friday for a "million-strong" march to demand the ouster of US troops, putting the protest-hit capital on edge....

 2020-01-24 11:15 

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Hopes fade for five missing French tourists...

MontrealHopes faded Thursday for five French tourists who went missing after their snowmobiles fell through ice into a frozen lake while on an excursion in Quebec....

 2020-01-24 11:10 

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Mexico detains 800 migrants...

Ciudad HildalgoMexican troops used tear gas to detain 800 migrants who surged into Mexico Thursday after wading across a river on the country's southern border with Guatemala....

 2020-01-24 11:05 

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Postman did not deliver the letters...

Tokyo—A former Japanese postman faces possible charges after police discovered he stockpiled a mountain of mail at his home, reportedly saying it was "too much bother" to deliver the items....

 2020-01-24 11:00 

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19-year jail term for Benghazi attack...

WashingtonA 47-year-old Libyan man who was captured by US special forces in Libya and brought to the United States for trial was sentenced to prison on Thursday for his role in the 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi....

 2020-01-24 10:55 

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Singapore sued over fake news law...

Kuala LumpurSingapore's interior minister was sued Friday by a Malaysian human rights group in a bid to prevent the city-state from enforcing its law against false information in Malaysia....

 2020-01-23 17:35 

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Virus epicenter shut-off...

China banned trains and planes from leaving Wuhan, a major city at the center of a virus outbreak, seeking to seal off its 11-million people to contain the contagious disease that has claimed 17 lives, infected hundreds and spread to other countries....

 2020-01-23 17:30 

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From bats to humans? Analysis shows possible sources of virus...

A new strain of coronavirus that emerged in China may have originated in bats or snakes, according to genetic analysis of the virus that has so far killed 17 people....

 2020-01-23 17:25 

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Public warned: No cure for n-CoV; only hygiene...

The Health department said Thursday there are no drugs that will work on the new strain of the coronavirus as it underscored the need for the public to boost one's immune system by observing proper hygiene....

 2020-01-23 17:20 

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Phivolcs sees lesser chance of eruption...

There is now a 30-percent probability for Taal Volcano's explosive eruption from its previous 50 percent chance to do so, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Thursday....

 2020-01-23 17:15 

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Duterte: Nyet to US visit; 'VFA scrapping' crops up...

President Rodrigo Duterte said he will skip the summit of the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Las Vegas in March as he threatened to terminate a joint military pact with America if Washington does not correct the cancellati...

 2020-01-23 17:10 

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New law hikes taxes on vapes, alcohol, wines; P22-billion tax seen...

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a new law imposing higher taxes on alcohol, heated tobacco and vapor products that is expected to bring billions in revenues that will be used to implement the Universal Health Care Law....

 2020-01-23 17:05 

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400 moms donate milk to Taal babies...

About 400 nursing mothers came together in Taguig City on Thursday to donate breast milk for the babies affected by Taal Volcano's eruption....

 2020-01-23 17:00 

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13-million Filipinos rate themselves as poor—SWS...

More Filipinos considered themselves poor as of December last year, a Social Weather Stations survey showed Thursday....

 2020-01-23 15:50 

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SC committee to monitor Bay rehab...

The Supreme Court has reconstituted the Manila Bay Advisory Committee, which is tasked to monitor the implementation of its 2008 decision that directed concerned government agencies, including those in law enforcement, to speed up the cleanup, restoration...

 2020-01-23 15:40 

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'Public bidding for vaccines needed'...

A stronger push towards more competitive bidding is key to regaining public confidence in vaccines, said experts from both the public and private sector during a public health forum held at the Manila Hotel last Wednesday....

 2020-01-23 14:40 

Manila Standard

4 Chinese arrested for kidnap...

In line with the relentless campaign of the National Bureau of Investigation against all forms of criminality, operatives of NBI-Environmental Crime Division arrested four Chinese nationals for Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention....

 2020-01-23 14:30 

Manila Standard

1,000 nurses needed in US for 2020...

Here's good news for Filipino nurses who want to work in the United States....

 2020-01-23 14:20 

Manila Standard

NBI files graft charges vs. DENR, BOC personnel...

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed graft charges before the Department of Justice against eight government personnel found liable through a series of acts leading to the illegal importation of solid wastes from Canada....

 2020-01-23 14:10 

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3 PNP officers reassigned for playing golf on weekdays...

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa announced on Thursday the relief from their posts of three senior police officials in Central Visayas for violating the ban on playing golf on weekdays....

 2020-01-23 14:05 

Manila Standard

GSIS opens P2.07-B loan for pensioners...

The Government Service Insurance System has opened a P2.07- billion emergency loan window for its members and pensioners in nine Luzon areas who were affected by typhoons "Tisoy" and "Quiel."...

 2020-01-23 14:03 

Manila Standard

Shiawasena Shunkan...

Or happy moments, shared by House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez with Takako Okada, representative and director, Okada Holdings; Monaco Consul Agnes Huibornhoa and Monaco Consul General Fortune Melta Ledesma during the birthday celebratio...

 2020-01-23 14:00 

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Electoral protest vs. Daza dismissed...

The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal has junked the electoral protest filed against incumbent Northern Samar Rep. Paul Ruiz Daza by his May 2019 election rival Harlin Abayon....

 2020-01-23 11:05 

Manila Standard

UN court to rule on genocide case...

The HagueThe UN's top court will announce Thursday if it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence....

 2020-01-23 11:00 

Manila Standard

Seven dead in Spain as winter storm lashes coast...

Barcelona—The death toll from a storm that has lashed Spain with strong winds and heavy snow has risen to seven, while four people were missing, officials said....

 2020-01-23 10:55 

Manila Standard

Rockets target Libya airport ahead of peace talks...

Tripoli—The Libyan capital's only operational airport has closed again after threats by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, dealing another setback to peace efforts as regional foreign ministers prepare to meet in Algeria Thursday....

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