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NCAA: Red Lions a win away from title

October 20, 2014 8:24 pm

San Beda College banked on its vast championship experience to outlast Arellano University, 74-66, on Monday in Game One of the best-of-three finals series in NCAA seniors basketball at The Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Red Lions, … Read more »

Filipinos rule Swiss International men’s doubles

October 20, 2014 8:16 pm

  FILIPINO Peter Gabriel Magnaye and Paul Jefferson Vivas captured the men’s doubles open title of Swiss International Badminton Championship 2014 Sunday after beating Baptiste Careme and Ronan Labar in the finals at the Centre Sportif Arena in Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland. … Read more »

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago

October 20, 2014 8:12 pm

PARIS: It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors—armored fish called placoderms—developed the art of intercourse. So suggest a team of evolutionary scientists, who point to the fossil … Read more »

Bangladesh bus crash kills at least 25

October 20, 2014 8:08 pm

DHAKA: At least 25 people were killed in Bangladesh on Monday when two passenger buses collided head-on, police said. More than two dozen people were injured in the accident at Baraigram, 200 kilometres (125 miles) west of Dhaka, said district … Read more »

Aquino says US ties above transgender murder

October 20, 2014 8:06 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd said on Monday the murder of a Filipino transgender person allegedly by a US Marine should not sour ties with the United States. Aquino said there were no grounds to void a bilateral agreement that allows … Read more »

AFP dares anyone to come out and show proof ransom was paid to Abu Sayyaf

October 20, 2014 8:01 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The military has again strongly insisted that no ransom was paid for the release of two Germans kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf and dared anybody to come up with evidence that ransom had been paid to militants in … Read more »

10 policemen sacked over deaths of two inmates

October 20, 2014 8:00 pm

LAGUNA: Ten members of the Philippine National Police in Victoria town in this province were relieved on Monday after they were implicated in the murder of two inmates at the Victorial Municipal Jail. Laguna Provincial Director Senior Supt. Florendo Saligao … Read more »

Six schools in ARMM cited for promoting hygiene

October 20, 2014 7:56 pm

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: Six public schools in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were cited for their commendable implementation of the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP), a flagship government program that promotes hand washing, brushing teeth and … Read more »

Key Chinese Communist Party meeting opens in Beijing

October 20, 2014 5:57 pm

BEIJING: Leaders of China’s ruling Communist Party opened a highly-anticipated meeting Monday, as state media emphasised the need to tighten control over the country’s legal system. The meeting, known as the Fourth Plenum, brings together the party’s 205-strong Central Committee … Read more »

Israel hospital treats daughter of Palestinian arch-foe

October 20, 2014 5:51 pm

JERUSALEM: An Israeli hospital said on Sunday that it has treated a daughter of Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, who is a sworn enemy of the Jewish state. A spokesman at Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv told Agence France-Presse that … Read more »