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MADRID: A Spanish military plane crashed on Thursday after taking part in a display in Madrid for Spain’s national day, the defense ministry said. “I can confirm a plane has crashed,” a ministry spokeswoman said, with local media reporting that a Eurofighter jet went down near a military base at…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US central bankers are sharply divided over whether to increase interest rates again this year amid persistently weak inflation, but many still favor a hike, according to minutes released Wednesday. Policymakers also said the economic damage from back-to-back hurricanes since August would likely be only temporary, according to…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump tore into the press and questioned whether broadcasters should have their licenses revoked Wednesday, after an unflattering story about his nuclear policy. “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write,” Trump fumed as he met his…

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LOS ANGELES: The avalanche of assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein grew Wednesday as more actresses came forward with explosive charges against the movie mogul, whose lurid behavior has opened a Pandora’s Box of Hollywood harassment and hypocrisy. The new claims landed as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

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SANTA ROSA, California: More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) to help battle infernos which have left at least 21 people dead and thousands homeless. “This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” California fire chief…

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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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