Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:31:58 +0000

Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

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LRTA probes train crash

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:28:28 +0000

LRTA probes train crash

MANILA, Philippines — The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has ordered an investigation to determine how a parked train moved on its own and crashed into another train on the tracks between the Cubao and Anonas stations in Quezon City on Saturday night, injuring 34 people.

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Senate to Comelec: Answer complaints about midterm elections

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:27:14 +0000

Senate to Comelec: Answer complaints about midterm elections

MANILA, Philippines — Officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) who failed to protect the integrity of last Monday’s midterm elections should be held accountable, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Sunday.

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Palace quells talk anew of sick Duterte

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:26:27 +0000

Palace quells talk anew of sick Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — Amid speculation on social media that President Rodrigo Duterte was confined in hospital after suffering a heart attack, Malacañang on Sunday released a picture of the Chief Executive with his friend and former aide Christopher “Bong” Go snacking on “pancit” (noodles), with a copy of the Inquirer’s Sunday edition on the table.

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Pope to journalists: No fake news

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:25:43 +0000

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday urged journalists to desist from publishing fake news, saying it could cause harm, and instead “take time to understand” issues before reporting on them.

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Siquijor aims to become 1st province to regulate plastic use

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:24:49 +0000

Siquijor aims to become 1st province to regulate plastic use

SIQUIJOR, SIQUIJOR, Philippines — Long associated with witchcraft, the country’s third-smallest province is now trying to break free from another curse: waste and plastic pollution as a result of a growing population and tourism boom.

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Romualdez urges House to check compliance with PWD exemptions

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:23:43 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Representative-elect Martin Romualdez of Leyte province on Sunday asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) to update the public and Congress on the compliance rate of a law exempting persons with disability from payment of value-added tax (VAT) on certain goods and services.

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Building a nation of readers in an age of constant distraction

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:22:42 +0000

Building a nation of readers in an age of constant distraction

MANILA, Philippines — TV host Kim Atienza is a witness to the power of reading in honing children’s abilities.

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6th judge withdraws from De Lima cases

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 21:34:33 +0000

The trial of Sen. Leila de Lima has hit another snag as a sixth judge bowed out of her drug cases, more than two years since the Muntinlupa City court started hearing them.

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