The Manila Times

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VIETNAM has voiced protest about the acts of a Chinese ship which chased and bullied two Vietnamese fishing vessels in the waters at Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago on July 7. Responding to reporters’ question regarding the incident, the spokesman of Vietnam’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Luong Thanh Nghi said yesterday…

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UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the alleged desecration of the bodies of rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by government forces, the UN spokesman said. “The secretary general is deeply concerned about reports of alleged mistreatment of M23 detainees and desecration of corpses of M23 combatants by…

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All public storm-warning signals were lifted on Thursday morning as tropical storm Isang (international codename: Cimaron) continues to move away from the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). In an interview, Pagasa weather forecaster Alvin Pura said that Isang is already out of the…

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A RUSSIAN court will on Thursday deliver a verdict in the embezzlement trial of top protest leader Alexei Navalny, an abrasive critic of President Vladimir Putin who risks years in prison and an end to his budding political career. Navalny, 37, who emerged as a powerful new political force in…

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THE World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday held off from calling for travel restrictions related to the MERS virus striking Saudi Arabia as the kingdom braces for the Muslim hajj pilgrimage. In a statement following a session of the UN health agency’s emergency committee— whose rarity underlined global concerns about…

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THE United States and Cuba held migration talks on Wednesday, despite news that Panama had impounded a North Korean freighter carrying Cuban missile equipment. The State Department said the discussions in Washington, the first such talks in over two years, were being held as scheduled. “The US delegation highlighted areas…

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STEAM has been spotted near a pool storing machinery removed from a crippled reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, its Japanese operator said Thursday. “Steam has been seen around the fifth floor of the Reactor 3 building,” a Tepco spokesman told Agence France-Presse. The roof of the building was…

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LAWMAKERS have lauded the achievement of a Filipina geometry teacher who received the “Big Apple Award” in New York City on June 12 for her ability to simplify mathematical concepts for students. Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan of Gabriela Partylist said Marietta Geraldino is an inspiring example who proves that Filipino teachers,…

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TROPICAL Depression Isang has maintained its strength and accelerated while traversing the Balintang channel, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical an d Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Weather Forecaster Jun Galang said as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday Isang was at 120 km North Northwest of Aparri, Cagayan packed with maximum winds…

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Twenty children have died and more are sick after eating a free meal at a primary school in eastern India, a state government minister said Wednesday. “It is sad but true that 20 children died after eating their midday meal, which appears to be poisonous,” education minister of Bihar state…