ANKARA: Gunshots were fired early Monday at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Six shots were fired at the US embassy, the Ankara governor’s office said, adding that three bullets hit the iron gate and window wall. “There are […]
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Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea’s sacred volcano
Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country’s biggest volcano.
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Gasoline prices up, kerosene down, none for diesel this week
OIL companies will make another round of adjustments in prices of petroleum products this week. No price adjustments will be made on diesel but the price of gasoline will go up by 30 centavos per liter while kerosene will decrease by 20 centavos per liter. Companies that announced pump price adjustments were Flying V, Petro […]
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‘Da King’ remembered on 79th birth anniversary
FAMILY, friends and fans of the late Fernando Poe Jr. flocked on Monday morning to the Manila North Cemetery to commemorate what could have been “the King” of Filipino cinema’s 79thbirth anniversary. Seasoned actress Susan Roces, Poe’s widow, and daughter Senator Grace Poe, offered Mass while fans, some of who came from the provinces, offered flowers. For […]
PGH condemns alleged misconduct of Ramon Tulfo against doctor
The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) on Monday condemned the alleged misconduct of journalist Ramon Tulfo against one of its doctors in a viral video taken at the hospital.
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Malacañang told to make ‘full disclosure on Duterte’s state of health’
President Rodrigo Duterte should fully disclose the state of his health because the “public has the right to know,” ACT-Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio asserted on Monday.
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UPDATE: Anti-poverty chief Liza Maza resigns
NATIONAL Anti-Poverty Commission Chief Liza Maza announced her resignation from the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday. “Upon deeper reflection on the events of the past few weeks, as well as the direction in which this administration appears to be heading, I am announcing that I have tendered this morning my irrevocable resignation as Secretary […]
Albayalde: Police won’t receive reward for nabbing ‘ninja cops’
To prevent policemen from prioritizing the arrest of ‘ninja cops’ just for the P5 million bounty, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde clarified that only public informants would receive rewards.
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Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border
Brazil’s President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbor. The move comes after residents in the border town of Pacaraima clashed violently with Venezuelan migrants, driving them out of makeshift camps. Temer met […]
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Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes
BEIJING, China — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he hopes China will sympathize with his country’s fiscal problems as he meets with Chinese leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar Beijing-backed projects in his country. Mahathir said at a news briefing Monday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that he hopes China will understand Malaysia’s situation as it […]
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Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim – report
Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday. The $380,000 payment was made to Jimmy Bennett, an actor and rock […]
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Poe seeks ‘full-blown’ probe on Naia runway incident
Calling it a “jolting wake-up call,” Senator Grace Poe on Monday sought for a full-blown investigation on the latest airport incident that affected thousands of passengers.
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