• US: Sea reclamation can lead to conflict

    China’s land reclamation around reefs in the disputed South China Sea is undermining freedom and stability, and risks provoking tension that could even lead to conflict, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a conference in Jakarta. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which…

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      • The Richest Senators In The Philippines

        The 2014 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for politicians and public servants are now available for anyone to view. So if you were wondering how much your senators are worth, now’s the perfect time to find out. And to make life easier for

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        • Statements of Binay’s alleged bagman have no value – Trillanes

          Gerardo Limlingan, the alleged bagman of Vice President Jejomar Binay, can come out with as many statements as he wants through his lawyers, but these would not mean anything in the probe involving the country’s second highest official. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said the statement released by…

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          • Japanese deported after 16 years in BI custody

            After 16 years of being incarcerated, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) finally sent home its longest staying detainee – a 47-year-old Japanese man. BI spokesperson Elaine Tan said Junichi Inoue, who has been detained since 1999, was finally deported last Wednesday. “We are glad to have finally…

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            • Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family #ShortFilm

              This article Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Two cousins, fully grown and consenting adults, become romantically involved. There are bigger secrets than being in an insidious relationship that will break their family apart.

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              • 'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress freed

                The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws. The High Court in Seoul ruled that Cho Hyun-Ah, who had been in jail since her arrest in…

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                • 2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition

                  FIRST ROUND 1. Minnesota Timberwolves – Karl-Anthony Towns (PF/C, Kentucky, Fr., 19, 7-0, 248): While Jahlil Okafor will certainly be attractive to Flip Saunders' style of play, the Timberwolves ranked as the worst defensive team in the NBA last year

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                  • Is it a UFO? Sun halo sparks fear and jokes in Mexico

                    Was it a UFO? A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy of pictures and jokes about the end of the world. "I have received some 30 phone calls from people who are scared and think that it's a bad omen, others…

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                    • Consultant, facing joblessness, claims P5.9-M lotto pot

                      A 39-year-old information technology consultant, whose job contract will expire this month, has claimed his share of the 6/45 Mega Lotto’s P17.8-million jackpot in its May 13 draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced yesterday. “I could not sleep for the past several days,…

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                      • Pacman still richest House member

                        For the fifth straight year, world boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao remained the richest member of the House of Representatives, with a net worth of P1.688 billion as of December 2014. Pacquiao also remains the lone billionaire in the chamber since he was elected in 2010 based on the…

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                        • UNA slams ‘selective justice’ under Noy

                          An official of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) yesterday assailed anew what he called “selective justice” under the Aquino administration following the ombudsman’s dismissal of the plunder and malversation charges against allies of Malacañang. Navotas City Rep. Tobias Tiangco, UNA interim…

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                          • A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by IS

                            A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria, Palmyra is also a strategic crossroads linking the Syrian capital Damascus with the country's east and neighboring Iraq. Before the war, it was Syria's top tourist attraction, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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                            • 42ºC heat index kills 2 in Isabela

                              A 62-year-old grandmother and a 53-year-old farmer died from heat stroke as the heat index was reported to have reached 42 degrees Celsius in Isabela province since Wednesday. Heat index or apparent temperature is what the temperature feels like to a human body when both air temperature and…

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                              • Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

                                Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular duel between the NBA MVP and runner-up, and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to…

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                                • MM shutdown eyed for quake drill; 6 schools warned

                                  Electricity and mobile phone services would be cut throughout Metro Manila, and all private and government offices and businesses, including shopping malls, would be closed. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has warned that an earthquake of that magnitude could occur…

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                                  • De Lima linked to P5-M payoff

                                    A witness who recanted the bribery charge against the Ampatuans and several officials and prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused Justice Secretary Leila de Lima of receiving P5 million monthly from Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu. The accusation was contained in a…

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                                    • Taylor Swift ‘confronts Calvin over women’

                                      Taylor Swift is “in denial about how serious” boyfriend Calvin Harris is taking their relationship, it has been claimed. “[Calvin] talked his way out of trouble,” a source told American magazine Star. “Calvin is acting like it’s no big deal, and Taylor believes him.

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