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A police officer was killed in the fire that struck the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Iligan City early Wednesday morning. Radio reports said the blaze took place at about  2:20 a.m. and was extinguished by 3 a.m. Killed in the fire was a policeman initially identified as PO1…

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Twitter said on Tuesday it overhauled its user display to make the messaging service “more visual,” as it ramps up competition against photo-sharing services like Instagram. “So many of the great moments you share on Twitter are made even better with photos or with videos from Vine,” Twitter’s Michael Sippey…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Interior Minister Gideon Saar have agreed to build 1,500 new homes in the east Jerusalem settlement of Ramat Shlomo, Israeli army radio said Wednesday. The early-morning report came shortly after Israel freed 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners alongside US-brokered peace talks. Last week, an Israeli…

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US espionage chiefs on Tuesday said reports that American spies agencies snooped on millions of Europeans were “completely false” in a dramatic twist to a transatlantic surveillance row. General Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency, said that in many cases European spy agencies had turned over phone call…

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KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah called Tuesday for comprehensive reforms in the oil-rich Gulf state, saying it was time to change old concepts. “It is time to launch a new decisive phase and a major qualitative move aimed at achieving comprehensive reforms and complete development” programs, the…

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The conditions of the three Filipinos who were injured in the road accident in Tiananmen Square in Beijing remain stable, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday. The Filipinos—the husband of the Filipina who died in the incident and their three children—gained multiple fractures when a sports utility…

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EVEN if her health condition is dwindling, alleged pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles will not ask for a hospital arrest, her lawyer said on Tuesday. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan said it is unfortunate that the government has been conditioning the mind of the public on a possible hospital arrest…

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THE conviction rate of the Office of the Ombudsman at the Sandiganbayan has slumped into one win out of 10 closed cases. Data culled from the Statistics Division of the antigraft court showed that the Ombudsman posted a snail pace improvement as of August 2013. State fiscals from the Ombudsman…