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Defending champion De La Salle University escaped Far Eastern University (FEU) 75-73 to seize the solo second spot with a 6-2 win-loss card. The Green Archers needed a crucial stop in the Tamaraws’ final play with 2.2 ticks left to preserve the victory and hand FEU its second straight loss…

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TIANJIN, China: Maria Sharapova made an impressive start to the Tianjin Open on Wednesday, beating Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets. Seeded ninth, Begu loomed as a tricky first-round opponent for Sharapova, but the former world number one from Russia swept to a 6-4, 6-2 victory. Currently ranked 86th after…

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BEIJING: China said Wednesday it has lodged a protest with the United States after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea. The US Navy missile destroyer Chafee entered into China’s territorial waters near the Sansha islands on Tuesday, according to Beijing’s foreign ministry. China immediately…

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TOKYO: Mount Shinmoedake in southern Japan erupted for the first time in six years Wednesday, shooting a plume of ash several hundred meters into the air and sparking warnings to local residents. People were ordered to stay away from the volcano after it rumbled to life at 5:34 am (2034…

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PARIS: The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a study said on Wednesday. Warning of a “double burden” of malnutrition, researchers said the rate of increase in obesity far outstripped the decline in under-nutrition. “If…

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MIAMI: Two US astronauts installed a high-definition video camera at the International Space Station Tuesday and made more progress on repairs to the lab’s robotic arm, NASA said. NASA spokesman Rob Navias described the camera equipment as offering “new eyes” to the orbiting outpost, as live video showed astronaut Randy…

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BARCELONA: Catalan leaders signed a declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday but immediately put it on hold and called for talks with Madrid on the country’s worst political crisis in decades. As Spain headed into the unknown, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was to chair an emergency cabinet meeting early…

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BY FATIMA CIELO CANCEL “THE Manila Times Online is a growing force in the virtual world. It is constantly expanding to keep up with the times.” That was the conclusion of the author’s article for the anniversary issue of The Manila Times last year. Back then, the Times website had…

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THE Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has recommended to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a lifestyle check on Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo “Polong” Duterte and his brother-in-law Manases Carpio. The blue ribbon panel made the recommendation in a draft report on the Senate’s investigation of the smuggling…

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