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Pippa Middleton’s taste for whale meat slammed

April 17, 2015 1:39 pm

Pippa Middleton has discovered whale meat, thinks it’s quite tasty and said so in a national paper in the U.K. Now she’s being fried by animal-rights groups, and the British tabloids are chortling at the spectacle. The younger sister of … Read more »

Vietnamese fighter jets collide during training: report

April 17, 2015 1:00 pm

HANOI: Two Vietnamese fighter jets crashed into each other during a training exercise over the contested South China Sea on Thursday, state media have reported, without confirming the fate of the two pilots. The Sukhoi Su-22 fighters crashed offshore from … Read more »

Chinese journalist Gao Yu, 71, jailed for 7 years: court

April 17, 2015 12:30 pm

BEIJING: A Chinese court on Friday sentenced a 71-year-old woman journalist to seven years in jail for leaking state secrets, it said, in a case seen by rights groups as part of a crackdown on government critics. Gao Yu — … Read more »

Cotabato City under state of calamity due to ‘El Niño’

April 17, 2015 9:19 am

COTABATO CITY: The Cotabato City government has placed 19 of the city’s 37 villages under state of calamity after hundreds of rice and corn fields were damaged due to the long dry spell. The City Council has approved a resolution … Read more »

AFP willing to back cops in serving arrest warrants vs 90 suspected killers of 44 SAF men

April 17, 2015 9:18 am

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) expressed willingness to support law enforcement agencies tasked to serve arrest warrants on 90 individuals that the Department of Justice will criminally charged for the death of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members … Read more »

Chelsea Clinton steps into the spotlight

April 17, 2015 9:17 am

NEW YORK: Chelsea Clinton’s star is rising. Photographed, interviewed and increasingly prominent in her family’s charitable empire, there is no more ardent cheerleader for her mother’s bid for the presidency. Photographed in a $1,500 Gucci dress and Cartier bracelet, the … Read more »

Twitter out to crack down on abusive tweets

April 17, 2015 9:15 am

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said Thursday that it is cracking down on mean, hateful or menacing tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse. Twitter is overhauling its safety policy and beefing up the team responsible for enforcing … Read more »

Saudi bourse to open to foreign traders for first time

April 17, 2015 9:14 am

RIYADH: The Saudi stock market will open on June 15 to direct trading by foreign companies for the first time, in a move likely to attract billions of dollars, regulators said Thursday. Until now, only companies registered in Saudi Arabia … Read more »

Pacquiao eager to trade blows with Mayweather

April 16, 2015 4:29 pm

LOS ANGELES: Manny Pacquiao pronounced himself ready to fight Floyd Mayweather, saying he’s willing to engage the unbeaten American in the middle of the ring if that’s what it takes to win. The eagerly-anticipated May 2 welterweight unification showdown in … Read more »

AiAi is officially a Kapuso

April 16, 2015 2:48 pm

Says of Kapamilya Kris Aquino: ‘She is a former friend’ “I have returned,” Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas declared as soon as she inked a two-year contract with GMA Network on Thursday morning. One of Philippine showbiz’ biggest stars, AiAi, … Read more »