Today’s Breaking News

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Flow of traffic was paralyzed for nine hours after a landslide early on Tuesday closed the Zamboanga-Pagadian highway. In a phone interview, Mayor Randy Climaco of Tungawan town, Zamboanga Sibugay said that, fortunately, no one was affected since there was no inhabitants in the area when the side cut of…

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SENATOR Pia Cayetano on Tuesday denied allotting P10 million from her supposed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and insisted that she is not even aware of the controversial disbursement program, further raising question on Malacañang’s true intent behind its creation. It was DOST…

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North Korea on Tuesday warned the United States of a “horrible disaster” and put its troops on alert over a massive joint naval drill involving a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier alongside South Korean and Japanese vessels. The warning came after Seoul and Washington last week signed a new joint strategy…

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Japan has asked the World Trade Organisation to step into a row over Seoul’s import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday. Tokyo wants the WTO’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee, which deals with food safety, to discuss South Korean rules restricting the…

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The United States stepped up efforts to reinforce its economic might in the Asia-Pacific at a regional leaders’ summit in Indonesia on Tuesday, amid warnings from an increasingly bold China. The two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) event at a five-star resort on the tropical island of Bali is aimed at…

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THE United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allotted US$3 million to assist displaced people of Zamboanga City to recover from the recent armed conflict between government troops and the Nur Misuari-led Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). CERF funding was allocated to United Nations (UN) agencies and International Organization…

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A teachers’ group on Tuesday expressed its support on the bill filed by Rep. Rodolfo Biazon of Muntinlupa City that seeks to exempt teachers’ allowance from taxation. The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) said President Benigno Aquino 3rd should act favorably on the salary increase proposals in both houses of Congress.…

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A trio of American scientists won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for pioneering work on the body’s cell transport system, unlocking insights into diabetes, immune disorders and other diseases. James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Suedhof shared the prize for discovering how molecules vital to cellular functioning are shunted around…

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Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner was to undergo surgery Tuesday to drain a brain hematoma, officials said, leaving her party in uncertainty in the run-up to this month’s congressional elections. Kirchner’s spokesman revealed on Saturday that she had been diagnosed with a brain injury following an August 12 fall. Doctors treating…

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ABOUT 100 international experts will have to spend up to a year in Syria destroying its chemical weapons in a mission of unprecedented danger, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Monday. The experts “will seek to conduct an operation the likes of which, quite simply, have never been tried before,” Ban…