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PARIS: Roger Federer clinched his 85th career title in Istanbul on Sunday but remains second in Monday’s unchanged ATP rankings, still led by Novak Djokovic. The 27-year old Serb holds the top spot for the 40th consecutive week, more than 5,000 points ahead of the Swiss star with Scot Andy…

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BEIJING: Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping warned on Monday against Taiwan being seen as a country as he met the head of the island’s ruling party, the first such encounter in seven years. Xi, who is also national president, welcomed Kuomintang (KMT) party head Eric Chu, the official Xinhua…

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LONDON: Royal watchers around the world waited to discover the name of the two-day-old British princess born to Prince William and his wife Kate, which could be announced on Monday. Gun salutes at Hyde Park and Tower Bridge will also celebrate the birth, after senior members of the royal family…

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GARLAND: Police shot dead two gunmen Sunday outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas attended by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, authorities said. While no immediate claim of responsibility was made, similar depictions of the Prophet Mohammed prompted a shooting at French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in January that…

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NAIROBI: Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, has told worshippers at a church service in Nairobi that homosexuality had no place in the east African nation, reports said Monday. Homophobia is on the rise across much of Africa and remains illegal in many countries, including Kenya where it was outlawed under…

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A lotto bettor from Taguig City (Metro Manila) was added to the country’s roster of instant millionaires. This bettor bagged the P39.2-million jackpot prize in the Lotto 6/42 draw of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). According to the office of PCSO vice chairman and general manager, Jose Ferdinand Rojas…

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Resigned Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is set to meet with President Benigno Aquino 3rd this week to iron out issues and get update on the status of his resignation. Petilla over  the weekend said he would be seeking clarification from the President whether his resignation was accepted. “I am…

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As the saying goes, “we live the life we choose.” While others may argue that circumstances might prevent them from living the life they want, its been proven time and again, that there is always a way to make things better. In a nutshell, this is the message that Valerie…

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CONSTRUCTION of a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Subic, Zambales is now in the advanced stages after some legal hurdles have been addressed, an official said. The project is a joint venture between Meralco Power Gen Corp., (MGen) the energy arm of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), and Redondo…