Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019 – report

TOKYO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next month before announcing the date, the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government sources. Akihito’s eldest son, […]

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May pleads for Brexit deal she can sell at home

BRUSSELS: In an apparently symbolic move Theresa May walked into the summit room flanked by both Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron British Prime Minister Theresa May pressed EU leaders Thursday for a Brexit deal she can “defend” at home as her counterparts said at a summit in Brussels that there were encouraging signs of progress […]

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Gabriela decries Olongapo cops’ alleged rape of female drug suspect

Gabriela decries Olongapo cops’ alleged rape of female drug suspect

Women linked to illegal drugs can be easy targets of sexual abuse by the police, militant women’s party-list group Gabriela said as it expressed alarm over the alleged rape of a female drug suspect inside a police station in Olongapo City.

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California fires costs $1B, razes 7,000 buildings

California fires costs $1B, razes 7,000 buildings

SAN FRANCISCO – The wildfires that have devastated Northern California this October caused at least $1 billion in damages to insured properties with nearly 7,000 structures such as homes and buildings razed, officials said on Thursday.

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Red alert up over Luzon grid – NGCP

A RED alert was raised over the Luzon grid due to the unexpected shutdown of some power plants, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said in a text message on Friday. The NGCP raised the second highest alert signal status in the country’s largest island from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The available capacity of […]

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Plane malfunctions on landing, disrupts operations at Tacloban airport

THE runway of the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City was briefly closed after an Airbus A320 of AirAsia flight Z2-321 from Manila stalled as it landed, the aviation regulator said on Friday. Passengers and crew are safe. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said the incident occurred while the aircraft was about to […]

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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI – Environmental pollution – from filthy air to contaminated water – is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world, more than smoking, hunger or natural disasters, and more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

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Pagasa: Drizzles and gray skies for the weekend

Pack your umbrellas and rain gear this weekend as typhoon Paolo (international name Lan) and a low pressure area (LPA) spotted off Palawan would continue to bring scattered showers and overcast skies across the country, the state weather bureau’s Friday advisory showed.

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