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Dozens hurt as floor collapses at condo party in South Carolina

CLEMSON, South Carolina: The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About…READ MORE

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Fuel tax deferral means substantial 2020 increase

Consumers should brace for a substantial fuel tax hike in 2020 should the government shelve increases set to take effect next year, a senior Finance department official warned. “The suspension…READ MORE

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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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IN THE KNOW: The Inter-Parliamentary Union

Formed in 1889, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is a group of foreign parliamentarians committed to promoting democracy, equality, human rights and peace through political dialogue and concrete action.

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This Bartender Is Secretly the Greatest Tetris Player in the World

362 days of the year, Jonas Neubauer is a regular dude. During the Classic Tetris World Championship, he’s a god.


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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DICT ensures common tower project to be free from legal issues

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) may release a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on the common tower initiative after industry giants PLDT and Globe Telecom flagged legal issues….READ MORE

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NEWS BRIEFS: Oct. 22, 2018

The Philippine Navy vessel that completed historic port visits to Russia and South Korea is returning on Monday.

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Skateboarding Gets the Reality TV Treatment in this Bonkers Short Film

Shit gets real in this new satirical short from Clubgear’s Dave Livingston.


Let’s talk about mental health

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Week earlier this month, an online news site endeavored to explain to readers what depression sounds like by having a person suffering from the…READ MORE

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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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‘Slight’ gains seen in Meralco profits

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) expects to continue reporting higher profits as of end-September, its top executive said, following a strong start to 2018. “I think we’re expecting a slight improvement…READ MORE

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