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TWO school teachers were reportedly killed and one was wounded after they were waylaid by still unidentified gunmen late on Monday afternoon in a remote village in Basilan province, police reports said on Tuesday. Report reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) national operations center in Camp Crame identified the two…

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The Philippines’ total imports for June this year slid by 4.8 percent, attributing to the negative import growths on the majority of commodities mostly imported by the country, data from the National Statistics Office (NSO) said. The NSO indicated that the country’s June imports “went down” from $5.1 billion last…

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North Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria but they were seized in Turkey along with arms and ammunition, a Japanese daily said on Tuesday, as the US threatened action over an alleged chemical weapons attack. A Libyan-registered vessel, identified as Al En Ti Sar, left North Korea for…

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) clarified that the number of bodies recovered from the Cebu sea mishap is at 80 as of Tuesday morning, and not 81 as it earlier reported. According to the PCG headquarters in Manila, the Coast Guard Station in Cebu province made a count at the…

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday announced that all disaster response units in the Cordillera region and Apayo went on red alert for Tropical Storm Nando. It added that the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is now monitoring and disseminating storm information…

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Public storm warning signal no. 2 was raised over the Batanes group of Islands as Tropical Storm Nando (international name: Kong-Rey) has gained strength and continues to move in a north northwest direction, the state weather forecaster said on Tuesday. Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Batanes,…

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FROM Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the DR Congo, traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business, sometimes at the cost of human lives. “Street medication kills. The street is killing [safe] medication,” declares a banner outside a pharmacy in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde, where the dangerous trade is…

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, during the anti-‘pork’ rally at Luneta Monday encouraged Filipinos to exhibit the “bayanihan” spirit by being noble and being a hero. Tagle, the archbishop of Manila, was previously in tears after breaking his silence on the pork barrel scam issue, saying it was difficult to stomach…

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Japan’s government was ramping up pressure on electric utility Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) after a huge leak of radioactive water at Fukushima, with a ministerial visit to the wrecked nuclear site on Monday. The trip by Toshimitsu Motegi, whose ministry supervises the atomic energy industry, comes amid growing calls…