• Phl, US assert rights, ignore China warning

    The United States military will continue air and sea patrols in international waters even after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial islands China is creating in the disputed South China Sea. The Philippine government also declared it…

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    • Saudi IDs bomber after kingdom's deadliest attack in years

      Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a Shiite mosque had links with the Islamic State group, in what the interior ministry called an attempt to promote sectarian strife. It was the deadliest attack in years to strike the Sunni-dominated kingdom, and…

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      • Sharapova slams 'disrespectful' treatment of Nadal

        Maria Sharapova blasted the "disrespectful" treatment of fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Friday. Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros and who boasts an astonishing record of 66 wins and just one defeat, comes into the 2015 tournament ranked seven in the world, his lowest in a…

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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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            • 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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              • 1 M students may drop out of school due to K to 12

                Up to a million students are in danger of dropping out of school once the government implements additional two years in basic education under the K-to-12 program, according to militant youth group Anakbayan. Citing a Department of Education (DepEd) report on its readiness to implement the program,…

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                • Army execs face attrition over promotion quota

                  Dozens of Philippine Army officials may be removed from the service due to a promotion quota system in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, according to AFP chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang. In a letter to Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, he requested that the 30 percent promotion quota – which…

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                  • Maisie Williams: I miss being anonymous

                    Maisie Williams says performing is the only thing she has “ever wanted to do”. The 18-year-old actress shot into the spotlight playing Arya Stark in the hit US TV show Game of Thrones. “I want to stick with performing—acting, singing, dancing,” she told Entertainment Weekly magazine.

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                    • Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'

                      The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge. Hollywood's favorite geologic bad guy is back in "San Andreas" — a fantastical look at one of the world's real seismic threats.

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                      • Could another English king be buried under a car park?

                        Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him. Philippa Langley, the inspiration behind the successful hunt for Richard III's remains,…

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                        • Businessman, partner missing

                          A businessman and his business partner were believed to have been kidnapped after they went missing in January, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said yesterday. Engineer Evan Labonete, 52, and his partner Nicomedes Eguna, 55, were handling government projects including the rehabilitation…

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                          • Families reject Kentex apology

                            A daughter of one of the owners of Kentex Manufacturing Corp. apologized yesterday to the families of the victims of the fire that gutted the firm’s slippers factory and killed 72 people in Valenzuela City on May 13. Barbara Ang, eldest daughter of Kentex shareholder Veato Ang, met the victims’…

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                            • A 12-Yr Old Discovers Masturbation. Here’s How His Family Handled It. #ShortFilm

                              This article A 12-Yr Old Discovers Masturbation. Here’s How His Family Handled It. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. In this Korean short film, a young boy starts discovering his sexuality, much to the dismay of his strict Christian family. Many

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                              • House OKs bill on registration of prepaid SIM cards

                                The House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring the registration of all prepaid mobile phone subscriber identify module (SIM) cards. If Bill 5231 becomes a law, it will cover tens of millions of existing and future prepaid mobile phone users. At present, anyone can buy a prepaid SIM card…

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                                • P165-M anonymous Yolanda donations can’t be tapped

                                  As much as P165 million in cash donations for relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda remain undisbursed because donors failed to identify themselves, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) bared yesterday. About P165 million of the total P1.15 billion…

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                                  • Iraq claws back land from IS near Ramadi

                                    Iraqi forces retook territory from the Islamic State group east of Ramadi Saturday, commanders said, in their first counterattack since the jihadists' capture of the Anbar provincial capital last week. In Iraq, a mosaic of anti-IS forces have massed in the Euphrates Valley to ready for an offensive…

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