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Protesters top one million in anti-job reform Rome rally

October 25, 2014 10:21 pm

ROME: Some one million Italians took to the streets of Rome Saturday for a demonstration organized by Italy’s largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s plans to overhaul the labor market. As hundreds of thousands of Italians snaked … Read more »

Racquet smash was ‘legendary’, admits Serena

October 25, 2014 8:15 pm

SINGAPORE: Serena Williams called her racquet smash “legendary” but insisted she wasn’t proud of losing her cool after she fought back from a set down to reach the WTA Finals title match on Saturday. Williams’ racquet bore the brunt of … Read more »

Obama reassures Ebola-wary American public

October 25, 2014 8:12 pm

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama told Americans Saturday that they must be “guided by the facts, not fear” when it comes to the deadly Ebola virus, as he urged a sensible vigilance. “Patients can beat this disease. And we can beat … Read more »

Tens of thousands march for gay rights in Taiwan

October 25, 2014 6:44 pm

TAIPEI: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei on Saturday for Asia’s largest gay rights parade, with many urging parliament to push through a controversial bill recognizing same-sex marriage. Supporters from Taiwan and abroad waved placards … Read more »

Healthy Bryant seeks to silence critics

October 25, 2014 5:40 pm

LOS ANGELES: All eyes will be on Kobe Bryant as he enters his 19th NBA campaign after injuries kept the league’s highest paid player sidelined for all but six contests last season. But even a healthy Bryant—and his iron will … Read more »

Zellweger ‘new face’ highlights Hollywood aging taboo

October 25, 2014 5:07 pm

LOS ANGELES: The storm over Renee Zellweger’s new-look face has thrown the spotlight on one of Hollywood’s eternal questions: how do you grow old in Tinseltown? The “Bridget Jones” star, who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2004 for … Read more »

Myanmar army kills ‘reporter’ in custody: press body

October 25, 2014 4:09 pm

YANGON: Myanmar’s press council Saturday said the army had admitted to shooting dead a man in its custody who activists claim was a reporter detained after covering clashes near the conflict-hit eastern border. Aung Naing was gunned down as he … Read more »

Palace welcomes Lonely Planet’s recognition of PH tourism

October 25, 2014 4:07 pm

The Palace welcomed Saturday another recognition for the country’s tourism sector after it was named “a must-see destination in 2015″ by travel guide publisher Lonely Planet. “Ikinagagalak natin ‘yan sapagkat talaga namang ikinararangal ng ating bansa ang pagkakaroon ng pinakamagagandang … Read more »

Royals edge Giants to take World Series lead

October 25, 2014 2:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO: The Kansas City Royals edged the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to grab the upper hand in the 110th World Series. The Royals won their second straight game to take a 2-1 lead in Major … Read more »

Allies of deposed leader struggling in Ukraine vote

October 25, 2014 1:55 pm

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine: As he campaigned for Ukraine’s parliamentary polls, to be held Sunday, Nestor Shufrych was pelted with eggs and injured in a scuffle with nationalists. It’s not easy for one-time allies of ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine these … Read more »