The Manila Times

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Recent anti-Muslim bloodshed close to Myanmar’s most popular tourist beach raises the stakes for an industry dependent on the former pariah state’s fluid transition to democracy. Several days of tension spilled into bloodshed on Tuesday in the western state of Rakhine, where Buddhist mobs killed six Muslims and burned dozens…

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US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that the capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya was “appropriate and legal” after officials in Tripoli demanded answers about the “kidnap”. However Kerry conceded that Washington had not informed the Libyan government beforehand about Saturday’s raid to capture Abu Anas…

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North Korea on Monday lashed out at a new military pact between the South and the US aimed at guarding against potential nuclear attacks and threatened a “final destruction”. Seoul and Washington last week signed a new joint strategy to counter the growing threat of a North Korean nuclear or…

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Syrians have destroyed a part of their chemical weapons stockpile under the supervision of the global chemical weapons watchdog, the UN said on Sunday. Earlier on Sunday agencies reported that experts from Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had reportedly begun dismantling the country’s chemical arsenal. “The process…

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YPHOON Ramil (international codename: Danas) has slightly intensified as it continues to move in the northwest direction over the Philippine Sea and expected to be out the country on Monday morning, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Weather observer Lenny Ruiz said Ramil is in the…

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PIGCAWAYAN, North Cotabato: An irrigation canal overflowed here Sunday due to torrential rains triggered by the intertropical convergence zone that flooded portions of the Cotabato-Davao highway. The floods force public works officials to shut down portions of the highway in Barangay Buluan, Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, according to municipal engineer Engr.…

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Fishermen on the Italian island of Lampedusa laid flowers at sea on Saturday in a moving homage to victims of a shipwreck tragedy, as survivors spoke of misery in a badly overcrowded refugee center. Four trawlers went to the spot where a boat filled with up to 500 asylum-seekers sank…

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The launch of a hard-won dialogue between Tunisia’s ruling Islamists and the opposition to end a protracted political crisis was in jeopardy Saturday because of a last-minute dispute, delegates said. The dispute emerged as delegates started to gather at the Palais des Congres for a symbolic ceremony during which the…

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With chilling nonchalance, gunmen who massacred at least 67 people wander through Kenya’s Westgate mall, seen for the first time in security camera footage providing possible vital evidence to investigators. Calmly searching corners of the mall—possibly hunting for more victims to kill after executing scores in the main hall of…

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Greenpeace supporters held vigils across the world on Saturday in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, sparking a new row between Moscow and the West. Pressure has been mounting on Russia from both activists and governments shocked by Moscow’s decision to level…