Senate to tackle fuel tax freeze as anti-inflation measure

The Senate will conduct an inquiry into the suspension of the excise on fuel under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act as an anti-inflation measure, according to Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian.

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US mulls revoking recognition of transgender people – report

US mulls revoking recognition of transgender people – report

The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering a proposal to narrowly define gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by birth genitalia, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

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Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi goes from jail cell to VIP suite

Ahed Tamimi

When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity. Less than three months after walking out of prison, Tamimi is on a victory tour, crisscrossing Europe and the Middle East as a superstar of the campaign against Israeli occupation.

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WATCH: Migrants jump into river as thousands crowd Mexico-Guatemala border crossing bridge

The so-called Caravan of Migrants’ final destination is the United States, in defiance of President Trump.

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Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Steve Bannon

Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Steve Bannon

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event. In a tweet Saturday, Sturgeon said she believes “passionately in free speech” but declares she “would not be part of any process that risks legitimizing or normalizing far-right, racist views.”

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Who wants to be a billionaire? Americans cross fingers for record lottery

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The prize for Friday’s Mega Millions contest in the United States has soared to $1 billion, representing the largest jackpot in global lottery history if claimed by a single winner.

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Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail.

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DPWH urged to release list of recipients of right-of-way payments

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been urged to release the list of recipients of right of way (ROW) payments and the properties acquired by the government to ensure transparency.

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