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One million notebooks bearing the faces of Cebu Capitol officials together with other school supplies worth P22 million were turned over by the Cebu Provincial Government to the education officials. The Department of Education (DepEd) in turn, will be distributing these school supplies to some 500,000 public school students in…

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ILOILO CITY: The city government here is increasing its investment in children with additional assistance to their supplementary feeding starting at the day care centers. The city has established 200 day care centers this year located in almost all city barangays put up by the city government with a target…

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ISTANBUL: Fresh violence erupted on Wednesday as protesters defied a government plea to end days of deadly unrest, the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decade-long rule. Police used tear gas and water cannon on hundreds of protesters, who ignored warnings to disperse in Istanbul, Ankara and…

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LONDON: Britain said on Wednesday that physiological samples from Syria had tested positive for sarin gas and there was growing information that the regime was using chemical weapons. “The material from inside Syria tested positive for sarin,” a government spokesman said. “There is a growing body of limited but persuasive…

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ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif will take office as prime minister of Pakistan for an unprecedented third term on Wednesday with the country facing a daunting array of problems, from crippling power cuts to Taliban militancy. Some 13 years after he was deposed in a coup and sent into exile, the 63-year-old…

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PASSAU, Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged 100 million euros in emergency aid for flood-ravaged areas on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as surging waters that have claimed at least 11 lives and forced tens of thousands of evacuations across central Europe bore down on eastern Germany. Heavy rains have turned vast…

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FORT MEADE, Maryland: The computer hacker who turned in Bradley Manning said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) the tormented US soldier had never talked about helping Al-Qaeda after he leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents. On the second day of Manning’s court martial, witness Adrian Lamo agreed with a…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Barack Obama will tell Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he must deal with cyber spying and hacking of US targets that originate inside his country when they meet for talks this week. Recent official and commercial reports and studies alleging flagrant and sometimes state-sponsored theft of US…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday condemned criminal charges being brought against organizers of rallies protesting Malaysia’s May 5 election, which the opposition claims was marred by fraud. At least six people have been charged since the end of May with violating Malaysia’s Peaceful Assembly Act by not…

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BEIRUT: Syria’s rebels conceded on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) they had lost the battle for the strategic town of Qusayr, after the army claimed it had seized total control of it and the surrounding region. At the same time, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighters from the powerful…