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BARCELONA: Catalan separatists were flocking to withdraw cash Friday in protest at the central government and at banks who have moved their headquarters out of the Spanish region over its independence crisis. Some protesters were making symbolic withdrawals of 155 euros ($183)—a reference to Article 155 of the Spanish constitution,…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States will again try to resolve a Gulf crisis that Washington has alternatively fueled or tried to soothe, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads back to the region. The top US diplomat did not himself hold out much hope of an immediate breakthrough in the…

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YANGON: At least five people were killed and 20 injured after Myanmar police opened fire on an armed mob of jade seekers that tried to enter a mine in the far north, state media reported on Friday. The violence erupted after police blocked around 50 jade scavengers from accessing an…

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TOKYO: A typhoon is expected to lash Japan with heavy rains Sunday, potentially weighing on turnout as millions of voters head to the polls in the world’s third-biggest economy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appealed to voters to cast their ballots early as Typhoon Lan moves towards Japan bringing driving rain…

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THESSALONIKI, Greece: Greek police said Friday they have arrested a Syrian man over suspected links to the Islamic State group, after his wife complained to authorities that he was beating her and that he was a jihadist supporter. The 32-year-old was arrested on Thursday in the northeastern town of Alexandroupoli,…

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A girl died while two other minors were injured after an uprooted coconut tree fell on them during the height of heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm (TS) “Paolo” at 2 p.m. in Pangu­taran, Sulu Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Friday. The Sulu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and…

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The Sandiganbayan has ordered the preventive suspension of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo for 90 days pending litigation of the graft and the malversation cases he is facing over alleged misuse of calamity funds in 2012. In an order dated September 22, the graft court’s third division granted the prosecution’s…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) gave a rousing but sentimental send-off to troops of the 1st Infantry Battalion (1stIB) on Friday morning in Camp Ranao, Marawi City. Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr., WestMinCom commander, awarded a Silver Cross Medal to Lt. Col. Christopher Tampus and three other…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The Joint Task Force Zamboanga (JTF-Zambo) and Zamboanga City Police have arrested an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member linked to the Sipadan kidnapping in 2001, an official of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said on Friday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, WestMinCom spokesman, identified the ASG member as Mansur…

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Catarman, N. Samar: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned the public anew against eating shellfish harvested from Irong-irong, Maqueda and Daram bays in Western Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar and Carigara Bay in Leyte that remain positive for paralytic poison or red tide toxin. BFAR issued…

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