2 dead in shooting at Colorado Walmart store — police

WASHINGTON: Two men were shot dead at a Walmart store in Colorado on Wednesday evening, police said, in the latest case of US gun violence. There were two “confirmed deceased adult males” and one woman transported to a hospital, the Thornton Police Department said on Twitter about two hours after first reporting the incident. “Multiple parties down. […]

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New York suspect after attack: ‘It felt good’

NEW YORK: The Uzbek immigrant behind New York’s worst attack in 16 years confessed to acting in the name of the Islamic State group and “felt good” about the killings, having planned an assault for a year, investigators said Wednesday. The shocking details emerged as federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges against Sayfullo Saipov, who subsequently […]

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De Lima awarded freedom prize for being ‘flag-bearer’ of human rights in PH

DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima gained international recognition yet again when she was awarded the Liberal International’s 2017 Prize for Freedom for being a “flag-bearer” for human rights in the Philippines. Over 100 liberals from 32 countries met in Johannesburg, South Africa last week for the Liberal International’s (LI) 199th executive committee meeting and voted […]

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Alert Level 1 up on Mayon Volcano–Phivolcs

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Alert Level 1 over Mayon Volcano after it recorded 10 earthquakes over the past 24 hours. In a statement on Wednesday, Phivolcs said, however, that despite the “abnormal condition”, there was no imminent “magmatic eruption”. Nonetheless, Phivolcs advised the public to refrain from entering the 6-kilometer […]

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Duterte calls on NPA to lay down arms for jobs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has called on New People’s Army (NPA) rebels to lay down their arms in exchange for jobs. The President made the call in connection with the initiative of his daughter, Sara Duterte, to localize the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF)—the umbrella group of all communist organizations in the country—in […]

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Duterte rewards Marawi soldiers with Japan, Hong Kong vacations

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte rewarded some soldiers and officers who neutralized Maute terrorists in Marawi City with vacations in Japan and Hongkong. The President said he brought at least 17 battalion commanders in Tokyo while the female soldiers were having a vacation in Hongkong. “The one I went to Tokyo with are the top commanders. I […]

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‘We must do better,’ social media giants tell Congress

American internet giants told Congress Tuesday they were committed to cracking down on fake news operations on their platforms like the ones Russians conducted to meddle in last year’s US presidential elections. A day after bombshell indictments in a US probe of Moscow’s election interference and possible coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, […]

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Japan killing spree ‘lasted 2 months’

TOKYO: A Japanese man arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses rotting in his house has confessed to killing all his victims over a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter, media reports said Wednesday. Authorities were quizzing 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who has reportedly confessed to hacking the flesh off the bodies and throwing it […]

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Signal No. 1 up in more areas as ‘Ramil’ maintains strength–Pagasa

MORE areas are now under Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression “Ramil” maintained its strength on Wednesday, the state-run weather bureau said. In its 11 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the affected areas were Northern Palawan, including Calamian Group of Islands; Southern Occidental Mindoro, Southern Oriental Mindoro, Aklan […]

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Tax rollout delayed to Thursday as US Congress braces for overhaul

US Republicans have delayed unveiling the Donald Trump-backed tax overhaul until Thursday, signaling potential trouble ahead as congressional leadership struggles to lock in support for the historic but controversial effort. Congressional aides late Tuesday confirmed that the roll-out, originally slated for Wednesday, had been pushed back as GOP negotiators continued to hammer out a deal. […]

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