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BANGKOK: Thailand’s highest court on Wednesday acquitted two ex-prime ministers and two former top police officers over their role in a 2008 crackdown on anti-government protesters that killed two people. Former premier Somchai Wongsawat and his then-deputy Chavalit Yongchaiyudh faced negligence charges over a police operation to remove protesters who…

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BANGKOK: Heavy rains have brought some of the worst floods for years to Thailand’s rural northeast where 23 people have died over the past month, officials said Wednesday. Flash floods have disrupted air travel, inundated rail tracks and swallowed farmland across the rice-farming region of Isaan, affecting more than one…

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s center-right President Michel Temer faces a vote by lawmakers Wednesday to decide whether to put him on trial for corruption in the latest political turmoil shaking Latin America’s biggest country. Temer is accused of taking bribes from a meatpacking industry executive—part of a wider scandal sucking in major…

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BOSTON: Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba won the women’s 3,000 meters at the Boost Boston Games trac k and field meeting on Friday night (Saturday in Manila) with a winning time of eight minutes, 45.44 seconds. Diriba, who placed fifth in the 5,000m at the 2013 Moscow World Championship, shattered Rosemary Wanjiru’s…

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SAN FRANCISCO: World record-holder Katie Ledecky blazed to victory in the women’s 1,500m freestyle at the Santa Clara Pro Swim on Friday in 15min 35.65sec — the fifth-fastest time in history. It’s also the fifth-fastest time ever by Ledecky herself — who now owns the six fastest swims in the…

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LAUSANNE: A program aimed at improving parity between men and women at the 2020 Games in Tokyo will be discussed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on June 9, a spokesperson told Agence France-Presse on Friday. The IOC’s executive committee will also discuss how to incorporate the new sports on…

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Filipino Jason Canoy battles South African Mzuvikile Magwaca today for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight belt in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Canoy, who is holding a 26-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 19 knockouts, is coming off two straight wins over fellow Jetly Purisima via referee technical decision…

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Former Balita and Kabayan Sports Editor Celeste ‘Letlet’ Viana Terrenal-Maring passed away last March 28 due to hyperthyroidism at St. Dominic Hospital in Bacoor, Cavite. She was 47. She is survived by husband Ruverindo and children Caillie and Raevenne, parents, brothers and sisters. Letlet, graduated in University of Sto. Tomas…

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