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Some 36 domestic flights were cancelled on Saturday due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. MIAA said Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), PAL Express and Zest Air has grounded their flights due to the low pressure area that bring rains to some parts of the country. CEB…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) re-launches over the weekend a nationwide program that was meant to ensure the physical fitness of its estimated 150,000 police personnel across the country. PNP Directorate for Police Community and Relations (DPCR) chief, Director Lina Sarmiento said that police program “Hataw Na” was re-launched simultaneously…

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NEW DELHI: The United States said on Friday (Saturday in Manila) that it “deeply regrets” India’s expulsion of a US embassy official in New Delhi in a bitter diplomatic dispute, but is seeking to patch up relations. Ties have become increasingly frayed since December 12 when Indian consulate worker Devyani…

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RIO DE JANEIRO: A shocking ad on one of Latin America’s biggest online marketplaces, offering “blacks for sale for one real” ($0.42), has sparked outrage in Brazil and a police investigation. The ad featured a photo of two black children, and suggested any blacks purchased could “serve as carpenters, masons,…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd did not reject or vetoed the P100 million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada which the latter realigned to the City of Manila headed by his father, former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. Palace deputy Spokesman Abigail Valte made the statement…

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PARIS: French newspapers warned on Saturday that President Francois Hollande’s alleged affair with an actress risked overshadowing his much-anticipated announcement of a new tack in efforts to kindle growth and create jobs. Whilst largely defending the unmarried Hollande’s right to a private life, national and regional dailies admitted the hundreds…

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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) should invalidate China’s nine-dash claim which virtually takes over the entire South China Sea by end of 2014. Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez of the Department of Foreign Affairs made the stance a day after China’s Hainan province demanded foreign fishing…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived on Friday (Saturday in Manila) in Abidjan on the first stop of his Africa tour to boost ties and business relations on a continent that has become a key trading partner with China. Abe was met at the airport by Ivory Coast’s President Alassane…

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Hundreds of thousands of people in the US state of West Virginia have been left without water after a chemical leak into a key river, officials said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). West Virginia American Water said it had ordered residents across a wide region not to use water after…

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The United States has sent a handful of military advisers to Somalia in recent months to help bolster an African Union force fighting Islamist militants there, officials said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The deployment marks the first stationing of US troops in the troubled country since 1993, when two…