Today’s Breaking News

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo announced that the Philippines would no longer accept new grants from the European Union (EU) to stop its alleged meddling in the country’s domestic affairs. In a speech during his visit to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Wednesday, Duterte said he would reject any grant from the…

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YANGON: One person died when a fire tore through a luxury teak wood hotel in Myanmar’s main city Yangon on Thursday, destroying the iconic resort which is popular with foreign visitors. Hundreds of firefighters tried to quell the blaze, which broke out at around 3am local time (2030 GMT), but…

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MALACANANG welcomed the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) move to investigate the alleged human rights violation during military operations in Marawi City. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said the government would not allow any member of the police and military to perpetrate violations of human rights and the…

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THIRTEEN members of the remaining Islamic State linked-Maute group were killed in a firefight Wednesday night, with the military trying to determine whether the Malaysian terrorist and alleged Maute financier was among the dead, officials said on Thursday. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., Task Group Ranao deputy commander, said the military…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: A second judge ordered a freeze on President Donald Trump’s newest travel ban order on Wednesday, saying it was essentially targeted at Muslims in violation of the US Constitution. Maryland federal judge Theodore Chuang said the ban affecting travelers from six majority-Muslim countries and North Korea, as well…

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THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) held a full-scale airport emergency drill on Thursday to test the airport’s capability to respond under five minutes in the event of a plane crash, and the effectiveness of its emergency plan in rescuing passengers in an accident. Responders, however, arrived two-minutes late, said MIAA General…