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Instagram images no longer just squares

August 28, 2015 12:35 pm

SAN FRANCISCO: Instagram on Thursday broke its square mold with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application. “Square format has been and always will be part of who we are,” Instagram said in a … Read more »

Thai court issues arrest warrant for suspect over second blast

August 28, 2015 11:32 am

BANGKOK: A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for a man over a blast near a Bangkok pier last week which caused no injuries but came a day after the capital was struck by a deadly shrine bombing, … Read more »

New Muslim rebel front calls for revived talks with Thailand

August 28, 2015 11:30 am

KUALA LUMPUR: A new umbrella group of Muslim rebels who are waging a bloody insurgency in southern Thailand called Thursday for a resumption of stalled peace talks but it was unclear whether the Thai military junta would recognize them. Representatives … Read more »

Kim Jong-Un says nukes not talks secured accord with South

August 28, 2015 11:28 am

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons rather than negotiating skills secured what he described as a “landmark” agreement this week with South Korea to end a dangerous military standoff. Chairing a meeting of the Central Military Commission, … Read more »

Greece’s top judge takes over as caretaker PM ahead of snap vote

August 28, 2015 11:17 am

ATHENS: Greece’s top judge on Thursday became the country’s first female prime minister, taking over a caretaker administration to organise early elections next month, the fifth in the crisis-hit country in six years. Vassiliki Thanou, the 65-year-old head of the … Read more »

Up to 50 dead in Austria truck as migrant crisis rages

August 28, 2015 10:30 am

VIENNA: Austrian police found the decomposing bodies of up to 50 migrants in an abandoned truck on Thursday, sparking a cross-border hunt for the people-smugglers responsible for the latest tragedy in Europe’s migrant crisis. The grisly discovery near the Slovakia … Read more »

DAR launches farm business school in Bicol

August 28, 2015 10:30 am

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently launched its first Farm Business School (FBS) in San Antonio, Ocampo, Camarines Sur tap farmer-beneficiaries’ entreprenurial ability. The FBS, implemented under the project “Capacity Building of Small Farmers in Entrepreneurship Development and Market … Read more »

Record billion people use Facebook in a single day

August 28, 2015 10:10 am

MOSCOW:  A new record has been set in the number of people using Facebook in one day, the social network’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced. Facebook’s CEO stressed that the milestone is highly important and marks the beginning of … Read more »

Fair weather seen in most parts of PH except E. Visayas

August 28, 2015 9:35 am

A low pressure area (LPA) will bring rains over Eastern Visayas while most parts of the country will continue to experience fair weather until the weekend, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday. In … Read more »

Another Pinoy nurse isolated for MERS-CoV

August 27, 2015 9:33 pm

ALTHOUGH one Filipina tested negative from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday confirmed another one is currently “under observation.” Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said that the … Read more »