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Jihadists held for plotting attacks in Morocco, France

October 31, 2014 7:40 am

RABAT, Morocco: Morocco said Thursday it has arrested two jihadists who were planning to attack banks and multinational companies in the North African country and in France. An interior ministry statement said a Frenchman and a Franco-Moroccan arrested on Monday … Read more »

Palace defends 2 Cabinet men charged in alleged overprice of Iloilo center

October 31, 2014 7:25 am

Malacañang said Thursday it believes the two Cabinet secretaries being implicated in the alleged overpricing in the construction of the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center, could defend themselves and do not need to take a leave of absence. “We don’t see … Read more »

Bodies of three US siblings found in Mexico

October 31, 2014 7:00 am

MEXICO CITY: The bodies of three US siblings of Mexican descent believed to have been kidnapped by armed assailants more than two weeks ago were found in Mexico’s troubled Tamaulipas state, a prosecutor said Thursday. The three bodies were badly … Read more »

Malacanang declares half-day work in govt offices

October 31, 2014 6:40 am

Malacanang on Thursday declared a half-day work in government offices starting 12:00 noon of October 31 to give government employees ample time to prepare for the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2. … Read more »

Polanski freed after Poles question him on US sex case

October 30, 2014 8:32 pm

WARSAW: Film director Roman Polanski was questioned by Polish prosecutors Thursday on a US arrest warrant for sex offences, but allowed to walk free. The maker of “The Pianist” and “Chinastown” has has been sought by the American police since … Read more »

Apple chief Tim Cook ‘proud to be gay’

October 30, 2014 8:25 pm

WASHINGTON: Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay Thursday and said that fighting for equality is at the core of his personal and business ethos. The head of the tech giant said his sexuality has never been a secret … Read more »

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety

October 30, 2014 8:10 pm

BEIJING: Japan’s increased scrambling of military aircraft in response to Chinese flights is endangering safety between the Asian powers in the air and at sea, Beijing’s defense ministry said on Thursday. The defense ministry in Tokyo announced earlier this month … Read more »

US tries to have Polanski arrested in Poland

October 30, 2014 7:27 pm

WARSAW: The United States attempted to have the film director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences when he traveled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, the Polish government confirmed Thursday. Polish-born Polanski, 81, who also has French … Read more »

Sistine chapel dazzles after technological makeover

October 30, 2014 7:24 pm

VATICAN CITY: High above the altar in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ’s head in Michelangelo’s famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system. Angels, Sybils and prophets in blues, pinks … Read more »

Does milk do a body good? Maybe not, a new study suggests

October 30, 2014 6:54 pm

Got milk? If you’re drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead. A new study in … Read more »