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SANAA: Shiite militiamen maintained a tight grip on Yemen’s capital on Thursday with fighters deployed around the presidential palace despite a deal to end what authorities described as an attempt to overthrow the government. President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi’s abducted chief of staff remained in the hands of the Huthi militiamen,…

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BERLIN: The leader of Germany’s “anti-Islamization” movement PEGIDA stepped down on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) after a picture emerged of him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache, along with racist slurs he posted on Facebook. Addressing his followers on the social media site, Lutz Bachmann apologized for the “thoughtless statements…

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January 24: Laneway Music Festival at The Meadows at Gardens by the Bay (Featuring a mix of Singaporean and international acts, the music festival into its eleventh year will have its strongest line-up to date) February 27 to 28: Chingay Parade at the F1 Pit Building (To be presented by…

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St. SCHOLASTICA College Manila’s grade school department will stage its 25th season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the helm of artistic director Divine David and her team of Grade 6 teachers. The much awaited play opens with a prologue focusing on the works of William Shakespeare as before the…

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LEGAZPI CITY, Albay: John Angelo “Angel” Ortiz, 27, a man with cerebral palsy from Riosa village, Tabaco City, Albay, fulfilled his dream to see and personally hand over his gift to Pope Francis. His gift to the pontiff was a cross-stitched image of Madonna Dolorosa that he made with his…

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A bettor from Las Piñas City (Metro Manila) has bagged the P16-million jackpot prize in Super Lotto 6/49 draw. According to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the winning ticket was bought from a lotto outlet in Casimiro Village, Las Piñas City. Based on the record of PCSO, only one…

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Datu Abul Khayr Alonto is neither the leader of the Moro National Liberation Front at present nor the founding chairman of the MNLF, according to the vice chairman of the group’s Central Committee. Jimmy Labawan on Wednesday said Nur Misuari is the founder of the MNLF and remains the leader…

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Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So split the point with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in the ninth round to stay in the second spot in the 2015 Tata Steel Chess Tournament being held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. So and Vachier-Lagrave are sharing the No. 2 position with six points…

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DEFENDING champion Ceres-La Salle Football Club and United Football League reigning champion Global are ready to clash in the 2015 Philippine Football Federation-National Club Championship today at the Rizal Memorial Football Field in Manila. Loyola FC faces Laos FC at 4 p.m. while Ceres-La Salle takes on Kaya FC at…