• China subs outnumber US fleet – admiral

    China is building some “fairly amazing submarines” and now has more diesel- and nuclear-powered vessels than the United States, a top US Navy admiral told US lawmakers on Wednesday, although he said their quality was inferior. Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy, deputy chief of naval operations for…

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    • Game over, Mr. President

      Many are amused when they find out that President Aquino, the bachelor that he is, is very fond of cars, video games, and handheld consoles. When he pushed through with inaugurating a car plant and checking out an array of cars prepared for presidential inspection – at about the same time the…

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      • Anthony Mason, rugged forward of 1990s Knicks, dies at 48

        Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash. Mason has died, the Knicks said Saturday. Former teammate Patrick Ewing said his "heart is heavy" after learning Mason had died after recent heart problems.

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        • Pacman mega fight tax exemption up to Congress, BIR

          Malacañang is leaving it up to Congress and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to consider a proposed special tax exemption for boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in his much-awaited fight with Floyd Mayweather. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said yesterday it will have to be discussed by…

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          • Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die

            Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis. A government statement said President Michelle Bachelet talked…

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            • Zedd & Selena's Bathroom Meeting

              Just think, maybe one day Zedd and Selena Gomez will tell their kids they met… in a bathroom?!? Zedd said during a new interview with host Booker on AMP Radio's morning show in Los Angeles. WATCH: Is Selena Gomez Moving To NYC?

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              • 3 Pinays on Forbes power women list

                Three Filipina executives, who are all daughters of known business tycoons in the country, made it to Forbes’ list of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia. Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairman of SM Investments and chairman of BDO Universal Bank, was included in the list for the fourth year in a…

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                • Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader

                  Mexico's most wanted drug lord Servando Gomez, whose Knights Templar cartel smuggled drugs to the US and iron ore to China, was finally captured, without a shot fired. The former teacher nicknamed "La Tuta" was detained by federal police as he left a house in Morelia, capital of western Michoacan…

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                  • Cook says Apple Watch will replace car keys: Telegraph

                    The watch is designed to replace car keys and the clumsy, large fobs that are now used in many vehicles, Cook told the newspaper. Its battery will last the whole day, and will not take as long to charge as an iPhone, the report quoted Cook as saying.

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                    • New volcano island getting big in Japan

                      Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing. New footage of the remote Nishinoshima, some 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Tokyo, shows a volcano erupting up to six times a minute, spewing huge volumes of magma -- and scientists…

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                      • Thousands flee as all out offensive vs. BIFF starts in Maguindanao

                        Thousands of residents from the areas of Datu Unsay in Maguindanao have evacuated early morning on February 27 as fighting erupted between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). At around 9:00 am, roughly 80 heavily armed BIFF men led by…

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                        • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

                          North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint…

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                          • Galaxy S6 with dual-edge screen leaked online

                            After photos of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone appeared online before the product's launch, it's the turn of the "other" Galaxy S6 - the Galaxy S6 Edge - to get the leaked photo treatment. "New images have now showed up, and these show us the Galaxy S6 Edge in the flesh for the first time.

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                            • Rare Roman Tombstone Discovered in England

                              A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. Because of its inscription, archaeologists know who was buried in the grave: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica. "It's incredibly rare," Neil Holbrook, of Cotswold Archaeology, told Live Science.

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                              • China defends its South China Sea activities as restrained

                                China defended its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible Friday after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty. China says it has historical claims to a huge swath of the South Sea China that…

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                                • 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

                                  Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The U.S. liberated the Philippine capital from the Japanese, but not before Manila was destroyed and more than 100,000 civilians killed. Manila was the second-most devastated city in World War II after…

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                                  • Black/blue or white/gold? Dress debate goes viral

                                    Is the dress black and blue, or white and gold? It all started when a Tumblr user with the handle 'swiked' uploaded a picture of a dress with the caption: "guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? The post went viral on Twitter, Facebook and other social media…

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