DFA doing everything to bring 7 seafarers jailed in Libya home

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:56:15 +0000

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday assured the relatives of the seven Filipino seafarers currently jailed in Libya that it is exerting all efforts to bring them home. This came a day after relatives of the seafarers sought President Duterte’s help in ensuring the safety of the seven OFWs and eventual repatriation to the […]

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Sri Lanka mulls PH-like crackdown vs drugs

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:50:21 +0000

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is willing to emulate President Duterte’s relentless crackdown on illegal drugs and crimes to address the same problem his home country. In his state visit to Manila, Sirisena acknowledged there has been a proliferation of illegal drugs in Sri Lanka and lauded Duterte’s strategy in fighting such menace. “The war against crime and drugs carried […]

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At least 15 killed in Nairobi hotel attack

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:45:59 +0000

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Grief-stricken Kenyans flocked to a morgue in the capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday to look for loved ones among at least 15 people killed in a militant attack on a hotel complex, as workers still trapped pleaded for help. The attack on the upscale hotel complex at 14 Riverside, by at least four […]

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One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:37:33 +0000

A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told staff in a letter that the study contained “some sobering statistics and evidence of what needs to […]

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UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:34:02 +0000

Britain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos. MPs voted 432 to 202 against May’s plan for taking Britain out of the European Union, the biggest parliamentary defeat for a government in modern […]

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Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing basketball shoes

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:27:07 +0000

In the 1980s, the “Back to the Future” film franchise suggested we would all eventually wear self-lacing sneakers. Then a few years ago, Nike made the movie magic a reality, introducing its first shoe to the public with so-called “power lacing.” And on Tuesday, the global sportswear giant took it a step farther — now […]

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Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo in shock ICC acquittal

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:01:39 +0000

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 26, 2010 Ivory Coast's President and incumbent Laurent Gbagbo attends a campaign meeting in Abidjan. - International Criminal Court on January 15, 2019 acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence in the West African nation in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. (Photo by Seyllou / AFP)

The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday over a wave of post-electoral violence.

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3 children die after getting trapped in unplugged freezer

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:44:18 +0000

Authorities in Florida say three young children playing outside climbed into an unplugged chest freezer and died when they couldn’t get out. The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office says the children, ages 1, 4, and 6, couldn’t be revived when they were found Sunday at a home in Live Oak in north Florida. Officials say the […]

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Iran says it’s launched a satellite that didn’t reach orbit

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:05:24 +0000

Iran on Tuesday conducted one of at least two satellite launches it plans, but the satellite failed to reach orbit, an official said.

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