Today’s Breaking News

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MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Monday to acquire fighter jets, air defense radar and other equipment within three years to bolster the country’s weak air force, amid a territorial dispute with China. “I assure you that before I step down from office, our skies will be guarded by modern…

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LOS ANGELES: At least 19 firefighters were killed battling a wildfire in Arizona, a spokesman with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s office said late Sunday, updating an earlier toll of 18 given by the fire department. They died sometime late Sunday afternoon while fighting to contain the Yarnell Hill wildfire north…

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The Magna Carta for the Poor and the Centenarians bills, which have been rejected by President Benigno Aquino 3rd, have been refiled in the 16th Congress. This developed during the first day of the filing of proposed measures in the House of Representatives. The Magna Carta for the Poor, which…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY (Al Jacinto / July 1, 2013) – At least 11 people were wounded in a grenade attack Monday on a government shuttle bus in Zamboanga City, police said. A man lobbed the grenade as the bus of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority passed the village of Tetuan to pick up…

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SYDNEY: New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled his cabinet on Monday, bringing in a record number of women and switching the focus to the economy ahead of upcoming elections. Rudd seized the leadership last Wednesday, three years after he was suddenly ousted by his centre-left Labor Party. With Labor…

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CLARK AIR BASE – A flyby of 66 of the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) planes is one of the highlights of PAF’s 66th anniversary celebration at Clark Air Base in Angeles, Pampanga today. President Benigno Aquino 3rd is in Clark to lead the anniversary rites. Participating in the flyby are…

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A group of armed men swooped down on Barangay Sta. Teresa, Loreto town, Agusan del Sur Sunday morning, and gathered around 70 male residents at the barangay’s elementary school, police reported. The group then hogtied Barangay Kagawad Edgar Bantuasan, whom they accused of being a military informant. They brought Bantuasan…

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Three people were killed and three were rescued after a boat capsized in rough seas off Iloilo province late Saturday afternoon due to rough seas, police reports said Monday. The Philippine National Police (PNP) national operations center in Camp Crame said the boat sank at around 4 p.m. Saturday in Sitio Botlog, Barangay Tambaliza, Concepcion.…

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LOS ANGELES: A performer with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil circus died after plunging from a high wire before a horrified crowd at a Las Vegas show, the organization confirmed on Sunday. Sarah Guyard, who media reports identified as a 31-year-old mother-of-two, fell to her death towards the end of…