Today’s Breaking News

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Argentina and Colombia will look to wrap up qualification for next year’s World Cup as South America’s battle for places at the finals in Brazil enters the home stretch. Leaders Argentina have a bye for Friday’s round of fixtures but will be able to guarantee their 11th consecutive World Cup…

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The United Nations (UN) is making a desperate new push for a Syria peace conference even as the United States prepares a possible military strike, according to diplomats. Talks on a conference are to be re-launched at the Group of 20 summit in Russia this week with the 30-month-old conflict…

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John Boehner, the top Republican in the US House of Representatives, has rejected a request to meet a Russian delegation to discuss Syria, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly endorsed plans to send a parliamentary delegation to the United States for talks with…

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Communist rebels in the Philippines smeared a roadside bomb that injured seven soldiers with human faeces and snake venom, the military said Wednesday. The wounded soldiers tested positive for potentially deadly bacteria, said Lieutenant Victor Dado, medical officer at the military hospital where the men were taken for treatment…

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The Philippines said Wednesday it had spotted more concrete blocks allegedly installed by China within Filipino territory in the South China Sea, raising concerns Beijing is planning to build in the disputed waters. Aerial surveillance has discovered about 75 blocks scattered on a section of the Scarborough Shoal, said…

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About 22 detainees bolted the Valencia City Jail Wednesday afternoon, a police report said. One inmate had been recaptured, according to Chief Insp. Surki Sereñas, chief of Police Region Office 10’s Tactical Operations Center. The jailbreak was led by Dionecio Daulog, Albert Espinosa, and two other detainees identified only as…

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The suspension of three University of East players is proof that UAAP Commissioner Chito Loyzaga is subjecting the Red Warriors to “unfair treatment,” the school’s alumni association said. Loyzaga suspended 6’8 Charles Mammie, Lord Casajeros and Raffy Olivarez for two games each for unsportsmanlike fouls in their games against…

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BEIJING – China has banned officials from buying mooncakes with public funds during an upcoming holiday, as the Communist leadership promotes its crackdown on corruption. The pastry, a traditional food during the Mid-Autumn Festival which this year falls on September 19, has a sweet, heavy filling often made from…

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The Supreme Court has dropped its policy limiting to five the number of chances a law student can pass the Bar. Deliberating en banc, the Court approved the recommendation of a committee that reviewed its policy on Bar admission. The 15-man tribunal has yet to finalize guidelines on whether to…

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Bobby Ray Parks scored a season-high 30 points and 10 boards as National University routed University of the Philippines (UP), 79-62, on Wednesday to stay on top of the UAAP men’s basketball leaderboard. The Bulldogs’ Emmanuel Mbe added 14 points and 13 rebounds to hand NU its ninth win…