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Zamboanga City: The house of a radio broadcaster, previously arrested by policemen for his allegedly libelous commentaries about them, has been attacked in Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte province, reports said on Saturday. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said that no one was injured or killed…

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One was killed while two others were seriously injured in a road mishap early Sunday morning in Bacoor City, Cavite. Police reported that a Honda Civic sedan with plate number MPS 777 hit a center island and crashed into a light post along Daang Hari road in Molino 4, Bacoor…

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PARIS: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that a peace conference on Syria in Geneva could take place in July, later than previously expected. Amid desperate diplomatic efforts to bring Syria’s regime and opposition to the table for talks, Fabius said it was unlikely the conference would take…

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CHICAGO: Tornadoes and floods in the United States killed at least 14 people, including two children, officials said on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), with most of the fatalities in Oklahoma where a monster twister struck last month. Friday night’s storms battered areas in and around Oklahoma City with high winds,…

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DAMASCUS: Aid organizations stepped up calls for civilians trapped in the flashpoint Syrian town of Qusayr to be evacuated, as rebel fighters braced for a fresh assault from regime forces on Sunday. United Nations (UN) agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed to both sides in…

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BAGHDAD: Iraq’s defence ministry said on Saturday it has broken up an Al-Qaeda cell that was working to produce poison gas for attacks within the country as well as in Europe and North America. The group of five people built two facilities in Baghdad to produce sarin and mustard gas,…

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ISTANBUL: Thousands of protesters celebrated on Sunday after police withdrew from Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the focal point of nationwide protests against Turkey’s Islamist-rooted government. The government, while acknowledging some excesses by police in two days of clashes, called on the demonstrators to leave the streets after protests in 48 cities.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Three years after his arrest in Iraq for allegedly causing America’s worst ever national security breach, US Army private Bradley Manning finally goes on trial Monday over his disclosures to WikiLeaks. Manning, who faces a possible 154-year jail sentence, has offered to plead guilty to several offenses but…

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TAIPEI: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan Sunday, killing one person and violently shaking building in the capital Taipei. The tremor hit at 1:43 pm (0543 GMT) centred 32 kilometers east of central Nantou country at a depth of 10 kilometres, Taiwan’s Seismology Centre said.

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HANOI: Vietnam on Sunday detained about 30 anti-China protesters in Hanoi amid growing tensions between the communist neighbors over rival territorial claims. Vietnam and China have long-standing territorial disputes over the Spratly and Paracel Islands, which both countries claim, and often trade diplomatic barbs over oil exploration and fishing rights…