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5 dead in Somalia siege

MOGADISHU: Security forces ended a deadly attack at a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) after a seven-hour battle that...

6 killed in NJ gunbattle

JERSEY CITY: Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of...

Thunberg a ‘brat’ – Brazil president

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed...

Landslides bring 4 cars into basement

RIO DE JANEIRO: A landslide at a construction site in Brazil’s capital Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) tumbled four cars parked on an adjoining road...

New Argentina president sworn in

BUENOS AIRES: Alberto Fernandez, of the Everyone’s Front coalition, was sworn in as President of Argentina on Tuesday at a ceremony in the National...

Ex-Fed chairman Volcker dies at 92

WASHINGTON, D. C.: Former United States Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, who tackled American inflation in the 1970s and 80s and later lent his...

Johnson pockets reporter’s mobile phone

LONDON: Boris Johnson grabbed a reporter’s phone and refused to look at a photograph of a four-year-old boy with suspected pneumonia, forced to lie...

Whiskey collection to fetch $10.5M at auction

The world’s largest private collection of Scotch whisky will soon go under the hammer — and could fetch a staggering $10.5 million. Dubbed “The...

Chilean plane with 38 aboard missing

PUNTA ARANAS: A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard “lost radio communication” Monday after taking off from the south of the country for...

Tanzania to free 5,500 inmates

DAR ES SALAAM: President John Magufuli ordered that around 5,500 inmates be freed from Tanzania’s overcrowded prisons at a ceremony to mark the anniversary...

Filipino Vincent Bueno to represent Austria in Eurovision Song Contest

FILIPINO singer Vincent Bueno was chosen to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands in 2020, according to the event’s official website. Bueno, who was...

LRT-1 extends schedule of operations from Dec 11-31

THE Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1) has extended its operating schedule for the holidays, according to its advisory. The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) said...

World’s oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave – study

JAKARTA: An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing...

Weinstein agrees to $25 million settlement with accusers

NEW YORK: Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct, one...

PH Navy launches app to ensure transparency in procurement

THE Philippine Navy has launched a system that would ensure transparency of its procurement activities. Maj. Gen. Dante Hidalgo, the Philippine Navy’s vice commander, said...