Today’s Breaking News

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SYDNEY: An AirAsia flight from Australia to Indonesia was forced to turn back to Perth after losing cabin pressure, with passengers Monday recounting their terror as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Air Asia said the plane suffered a “technical issue” with Australian media reporting that the aircraft had to…

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CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro claimed a landslide victory Sunday in closely watched regional elections in Venezuela on Sunday, based on official results that the opposition immediately rejected. Maduro’s socialist party won governorships of 17 of the 23 states with the opposition Democratic Union Roundtable (MUD) coalition taking only five, with…

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A blurred photo of terrorist leader Isnilon Hapilon after he was killed in a military operation in Marawi City late Sunday night, according to  a police source who released this image to reporters. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO KEY leaders of the Islamic State-linked Maute group were killed in the ongoing firefight between…

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MADRID: Fifteen separate wildfires which posed a risk to built up areas were raging across the region of Galicia, the head of the regional government, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, said. The flames were being fanned by wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour as Hurricane Ophelia moved…

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THE nationwide transport strike began early Monday as jeepney drivers pulled off the streets their public utility vehicles (PUVs) in protest against a planned modernization program. Led by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON), the drivers began their protest as early as 6 a.m. Before this,…

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DE LA SALLE University exacted its revenge on University of the Philippines (UP) in an emphatic fashion, hacking out an 85-62 romp at the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City on Sunday. The Green…

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PUBLIC utility transport groups will hold the first of a two-day nationwide strike on Monday against a government plan to phase out jeepneys, which PUJ owners and drivers have branded as “anti-poor.” “The Duterte administration wants to massacre the livelihood of over 600,000 PUJ drivers and 300,000 small operators and…

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DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima appealed to the public to defend a blogger who, she claimed, has been harassed and bashed on social media by supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte for criticizing seven senators who refused to support a resolution against extrajudicial killings (EJKs). “We must defend Pinoy Ako Blog,…

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