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WASHINGTON: Whistleblowers like Edward Snowden put everything on the line to unveil the most closely guarded government secrets in an effort to preserve cherished US freedoms. Snowden’s explosive leaks last week of vast surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency that trawl through telephone and Internet records have triggered…

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Some four oil companies on Tuesday implemented mixed adjustments on pump prices, the second movement for the month of June. On their separate advisories starting late Monday evening, Pilipinas Shell, Petron, Total Philippines and Seaoil jacked up prices of  gasoline products by P0.50 per liter. However the same oil firms…

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LOS ANGELES: Briton Henry Cavill becomes the latest actor to don Superman’s famous red cape as “Man of Steel” hits theaters this week — and hopes it’s just the start of a rebooted blockbuster franchise. The heart-throb actor co-stars with Amy Adams as plucky reporter Lois Lane and Australian Russell…

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WASHINGTON: The Obama administration said Monday it would comply with a judge’s order to allow women and girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception, ending its efforts to restrict the drug’s availability. The reversal on the politically sensitive issue means that anyone, including young girls, will soon be able…

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BEIJING, China – China is to send its second woman astronaut into orbit on its longest mission yet, space officials said Monday, as the country works towards building a space station. The Shenzhou-10 — the name means “Divine Vessel” — will be launched on a Long March rocket at 0938…

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  A West African swallowed 60 improvised capsules of shabu in an attempt to smuggle the banned substance into the country. He was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after he complained of stomach pain. The capsules, each the size of an adult human thumb, were stuffed in…

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Defending champion Ateneo de Manila University hopes to offset the loss of key players with a Fil-American recruit and the strong team foundation cemented by sixth straight championships when Season 76 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) opens June 29 at the Mall of Asia…

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SEVERAL lawmakers on Monday agreed with the observations of political analysts that the administration coalition might no survive beyond 2014. According to former Senate majority leader Vicente Sotto 3rd, one of the issues the coalition needs to address is the distribution of Senate committees among its members, considering that the…