Today’s Breaking News

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MALACANANG has welcomed Congress’ approval of President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for one more year because of security concerns. “We welcome the approval of both Houses of Congress to extend the proclamation of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of…

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A BRASH and tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte had nothing but good words to the media as he hosted members of the Malacañang Press Corps to a Christmas Party on Tuesday night. Known for his love-hate relationship with the media, Duterte was his usual playful self during a dinner in Malacañang where he…

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TROPICAL depression “Urduja” has maintained its strength and may intensify into a tropical storm within 36 hours, according to the state-run weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday morning that Urduja was spotted 405 kilometers (km) east of Guiuan in Eastern Samar and was forecast…

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The United States is ready to talk to North Korea “without preconditions” but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. But even as Washington stressed the importance of a negotiated end to the standoff, Kim Jong-un vowed to make…

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Asian markets swung in and out of positive territory on Wednesday as investors brushed off another record close on Wall Street and looked ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Dow and S&P 500 clocked up another day of all-time highs, lifted by financials ahead of an…

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A crack has been found in a Japanese “bullet train” that could have caused a derailment, officials said Wednesday, in the first-ever “serious incident” for the iconic mode of transport. Crew aboard a “shinkansen” bullet train reported a burning smell and strange noises when it pulled out of a station…

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IT will be unconstitutional for Congress to grant the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year because of the absence of basis to support the declaration, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Wednesday. Drilon in his interpellation during a joint session on the…