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Tributes for Oscar de la Renta, who defined romantic glamor

October 22, 2014 10:25 am

NEW YORK: Oscar de la Renta dressed generations of the world’s most iconic women, from former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy to lawyer Amal Alamuddin, bride to modern Hollywood royal George Clooney. Tributes poured in on Tuesday for the Dominican-born designer, … Read more »

Australian doctors make world’s first heel replacement with 3D printer

October 22, 2014 10:16 am

MELBOURNE: Doctors in Australia used 3D printer in a world-first procedure to replace a patient’s cancer- eaten heel with a man-made titanium one, local media reported. A 71-year-old man whose right foot suffered from cancer thought the only option he … Read more »

North Korea frees detained American, two still held

October 22, 2014 9:47 am

WASHINGTON: North Korea has freed one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, and in a surprise move allowed a Pentagon plane to land in Pyongyang on Tuesday to fly him home. Jeffrey Fowle, who was arrested earlier this … Read more »

Spanish nurse ‘cured’ of Ebola

October 22, 2014 9:43 am

MADRID: Spanish nursing auxiliary Teresa Romero was pronounced cured of Ebola, according to World Health Authority guidelines after the results of a second test confirmed on Tuesday that she no longer had the virus in her blood. The 44-year-old, who … Read more »

Security execs, lawmakers support creation of Bangsamoro Police

October 22, 2014 9:40 am

The creation of a Bangsamoro Police is consistent with the Philippine Constitution, security sector executives said as they declared their support to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on Tuesday’s hearing at the House of Representatives. “The PNP strongly … Read more »

PAGASA: Good weather prevails in Philippines

October 22, 2014 9:38 am

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday that good weather continues to experience in most parts of the country in the next three days. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz said that easterlies … Read more »

Egypt sentences 7 jihadists to death for attacks on troops

October 22, 2014 7:46 am

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court sentenced to death seven members of an Al-Qaeda inspired jihadist group Tuesday for carrying out deadly attacks on the army, army officials said. Two other members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) were sentenced … Read more »

Wife of Camarines Norte governor emerges, accuses husband of affair, ‘sex video’

October 22, 2014 7:18 am

The missing wife of Camarines Norte governor Edgardo Tallado emerged on Wednesday, accusing her husband of having an extramarital affair as evidenced by a sex video currently spreading on the internet. Josefina Tallado appeared on radio dzMM claiming she “escaped” … Read more »

House drafts resolution for Aquino extra powers

October 21, 2014 10:19 pm

The House of Representatives on Tuesday has drafted a resolution giving President Benigno Aquino 3rd additional powers to address looming power shortage come summer of 2015. At the same time, the House Committee on Energy urged government offices to use … Read more »

Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child

October 21, 2014 9:45 pm

PARIS: Women exposed to high levels of traffic pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth to a child with weak lungs, researchers said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). In a long-term study, investigators … Read more »


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