The Manila Times

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SAO PAULO: Brazil’s Neymar announced on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) on his Instagram account that he is to join FC Barcelona, who have edged out their great Spanish rivals Real Madrid in a tussle for the young striker’s services.

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NASSAU, Bahamas: Colombia’s Paola Moreno was closing in on a first LPGA title on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), firing a four-under par 41 in the 12-hole second round of the inaugural Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

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TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO, Italy: Italian Vincenzo Nibali virtually secured his maiden Giro d’Italia triumph with his second win of this year’s race on the snow-hit 20th stage from Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Nibali crossed the line in 5:27:41, 17 seconds ahead of…

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The presence of a flotilla of Chinese fishing ships on the Ayungin Shoals is clearly an affront to Philippine sovereignty. And the fact that these poachers are escorted by warships indicate that China has no respect whatsoever for another country’s borders. The United States, with whom we regularly hold military…

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One newspaper [not The Times] reported that the probe on the shooting that led to the death of Taiwanese fisherman on Balintang Channel cannot proceed just yet because of additional conditions imposed by the Taiwanese government. The Filipino Coast Guard had fired at Taiwanese fishing vessel in an attempt, it…

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The scenario may seem strange read amid the Catholic environment of the Philippines, but to the secular youth, particularly those living in Western or Westernized societies, Adam Kirsch’s words in the May 6, 2013 issue of The New Yorker provide a stunningly accurate description of the religious landscape they inhabit:…

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Have you seen or heard Transportation Sec. Jun Abaya on TV or radio lately? A lot of people are wondering if Sec. Abaya is on leave since his presence can not be felt in areas concerning his attention these days. Abaya was quiet when the Philippine Coast Guard, which is…

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BAGHDAD: A feud between Iraqi Sunnis and the Shiite authorities they accuse of marginalising their community is driving a deadly spike in violence that stops short of all-out conflict for now, experts say. Attacks including bombings that ripped through worshippers in mosques and cut down shoppers in markets killed over…

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JOHANNESBURG: Over the decades rich nations have poured trillions of dollars into African development projects, but the global economic meltdown and Africa’s booming growth are turning off that tap. In 2012 western aid to sub-Saharan Africa quite literally decimated. Rich countries making up the OECD reduced assistance to the region…