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Nuclear negotiators again discuss extending their talks with Iran

October 26, 2014 10:22 am

WASHINGTON D.C.: With talks nearly deadlocked and their deadline one month away, six world powers seeking a nuclear deal with Iran have begun discussing whether to again extend negotiations, according to Western officials. Officials say they believe a deal is … Read more »

UN watchdog faults HK on reforms

October 25, 2014 1:38 am

GENEVA: A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday (Friday in Manila) pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed. Amid weeks of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, the UN … Read more »

EU pledges $1.26B in fight vs Ebola

October 25, 2014 1:37 am

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders agreed on Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa to $1.26 billion (one billion euros) EU president Herman Van Rompuy said. “EU will increase financial help to 1 billion euros … Read more »

IS among richest militant groups

October 25, 2014 1:36 am

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Islamic State (IS) has fast become one of the world’s wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said on Thursday (Friday in Manila). It … Read more »

China launches mission to moon

October 25, 2014 1:34 am

BEIJING: China launched early on Friday its first space mission to the moon and back, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing’s ambitious program to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth’s only natural satellite. The unnamed, … Read more »

New York confirms first Ebola case

October 25, 2014 1:33 am

NEW YORK CITY: A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive on Thursday (Friday in Manila) for the deadly virus, the first confirmed case in the city, officials said. The 33-year-old—identified by … Read more »

US delays Seoul’s wartime control of forces

October 25, 2014 1:33 am

WASHINGTON D.C.: US and South Korean officials agreed on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to delay transfer of the Pentagon’s control of Korean troops in the event of war with the North, with no new transfer date set. Defense Secretary Chuck … Read more »

Baby killed in Jerusalem attack was US citizen

October 25, 2014 1:32 am

WASHINGTON D.C.: A three-month-old baby girl killed when a Palestinian rammed his car into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem was an American citizen, a US official confirmed on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Haya Zissel Braun was buried at a … Read more »

Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan

October 25, 2014 1:31 am

TOKYO: Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country’s 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study. “It is not an overstatement to say that a … Read more »

EU pledges $1.26B in fight vs Ebola

October 24, 2014 8:41 pm

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders agreed on Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa to $1.26 billion (one billion euros) EU president Herman Van Rompuy said. “EU will increase financial help to 1 billion euros … Read more »