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THE Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) claimed to have busted a syndicate engaged in the kidnap-for-ransom of Indian, after the arrest of its leader and three other gang members in separate operations. Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said Gurmeet Singh was arrested by AKG agents on March 25…

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KIDAPAWAN, North Cotabato: Tension brewed in Carmen, North Cotabato after the killing of six persons and inflicting of injuries on several others when Moro families clashed over the weekend in what authorities believed was a case of “rido” or clan war triggered by land dispute. Capt. Alvin Macatangay, Army’s 602nd…

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Cabanatuan City: Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo cancelled her visit to Nueva Ecija on Monday afternoon due to heat exhaustion.  Robredo was in Baler, Aurora on Monday morning where she spoke at an event to celebrate International Women’s Month. “The Vice President cancelled her scheduled visit to Cabanatuan after…

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The Court of Appeals has stopped the scheduled deposition of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina who’s now in death row in Indonesia after being convicted of a drug trafficking case. The Court of Appeals’ Eleventh Division issued a 60-day temporary restraining order stopping the implementation of the ruling of Judge…

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CAIRNS, Australia: Thousands of people including tourists were being evacuated Monday as Northern Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state over recent days, the Bureau of Meteorology said,…

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HONG KONG: Police cracked down on Hong Kong democracy activists Monday saying they would be charged over the Umbrella Movement mass protests, a day after a pro-Beijing candidate was chosen as the city’s new leader. Carrie Lam was selected as the new chief executive Sunday by a committee dominated by…

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MOSCOW: Hundreds of people including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were arrested on Sunday as thousands of Russians defied bans to stage protests across the country against corruption. Navalny had called for the marches after publishing a detailed report this month accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of controlling a property…

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan and the U.S. should prioritize discussions and negotiations on a new bilateral trade agreement. In response to the U.S. government’s America First Foreign Policy, Tsai said Taiwan is sending its largest ever delegation to SelectUSA Investment Summit in June, and is organizing an agricultural…

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen ranked eighth in Fortune’s 2017 World’s Greatest Leaders for her efforts to pursue economic reforms, bolster tourism from Southeast Asia and steer the nation’s diplomacy, the U.S.-based magazine said over the weekend. Tsai appears in the list of 50 leaders from the fields of art, business,…

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The Ministry of National Defense signed a memorandum of understanding with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Library and Archives in Taipei to establish a government-academic collaboration platform for the exchange of historical military records. The agreement will enhance the quality of research on the military history of both sides by facilitating…

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