• Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

    By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/JINDO South Korea (Reuters) - The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 274 missing alive. The Sewol, carrying…

    • Dear Ms. Kris Aquino

      Sometime in October, 2013, you assumed a new role as member of the board of directors of Central Azucarera de Tarlac. The news spread quickly among the good, decent, and hardworking farm workers and farmers at Hacienda Luisita and their supporters inside and outside of Tarlac. Your new role comes…

      Manila Bulletin
      • More than a thriving career for Coleen

        First, she was discovered as a stunning teen newcomer who made heads turn and eyes glued to her weekly youth-oriented drama on ABS-CBN every Sunday. In the first Yahoo! OMG Awards in 2011, she was among the nominees based on … Continue reading →

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        • Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

          By Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim. Japanese Defence…

          • Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

            Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic. A threat by US President Barack Obama that more sanctions would befall…

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            • Gaga's un-retouched images cause uproar

              Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott are said to be upset that un-retouched images they took of Lady Gaga for her Versace campaign were leaked.

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              • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats

                Miami and Charlotte's first round series starts on Sunday.

                Ball Don't Lie
                • Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

                  A group of researchers stumbled upon a grisly scene during a field study in Macedonia last year: a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. "All of us were astonished, as nobody has ever seen something like this," Ljiljana Tomovi?, a herpetologist at the…

                  • Study: sleeping positions reflect quality of relationships

                    Whether a couple sleeps face to face or back to back, with or without physical contact, is a good indicator of relationship health, according to a study presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which is taking place in the Scottish city through April 20. Couples who sleep closer…

                    AFP Relax
                    • Dane joins in Philippines' bloody Easter crucifixions

                      A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers. But local residents were surprised to see the Dane, identified by a local tourism officer as…

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                      • That Nap Could Be Leading You to an Early Death

                        We all know how important it is to get enough sleep—but a new study suggests that daytime napping may actually increase your risk of an early death. Researchers looked at more than 16,000 British adults over a 13-year period, and found that those who sle

                        Healthy Living
                        • Are Tom Cruise & Laura Prepon Dating?

                          Is Tom Cruise secretly dating Laura Prepon?

                          Access Hollywood
                          • The sleeping giant awakes

                            Napoleon Bonaparte was said to have warned of the “Sleeping Giant,” China, which now is fully awake and appears to be wrecking havoc among its neighbors in Southeast Asia. What he meant is that China, which had lain dormant for many years, is a potential world power and because of many domestic…

                            Manila Bulletin
                            • Lance Raymundo's gym accident strengthens his faith

                              In a Facebook post on Good Friday, April 18, Lance recounts that despite doctors’ predictions to the contrary, he got his 20/20 vision back and his brain “had been cleared from any danger” much faster than expected.

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                              • Giving of bonuses can’t be withdrawn, rules CA

                                Manila, Philippines --- The Court of Appeals (CA) has ruled that the yearly bonuses given to employees can no longer be withdrawn by the employers once the practice has been done over a long period of time. It said the withdrawal of the grant of bonuses as a “company practice” will diminish the…

                                Manila Bulletin
                                • 10 Natural Cough Remedies

                                  The next time you have an annoying cough, take your grandmother's advice and try one of these natural remedies.

                                  Healthy Living
                                  • Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49

                                    Bernard Hopkins, boxing's oldest world champion at age 49, isn't getting knocked out by Father Time just yet. Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight champion, risks his world title Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan. "He's a…

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                                    • South Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies

                                      Nets will be placed around the submerged ferry to prevent any bodies drifting away during the eventual recovery process, Choi said, while adding that the rescue teams had not given up hope of finding survivors trapped in air pockets. Captain Lee was arraigned along with the two officers in charge…

                                      AFP News
                                      • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

                                        CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses.

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                                        • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

                                          Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still…

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