• Super howler nears Phl

    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Maysak will be named Chedeng when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility tonight or tomorrow morning. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the forecast track of Maysak…

    Philippine Star
    • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

      President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1…

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      • Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

        A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend. Paul Stanko of the National Weather Service said super Typhoon Maysak packed…

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        • Marquez sees tough May 2 showdown

          Juan Manuel Marquez is undecided on who to select as winner of the megabuck May 2 world welterweight title clash between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Speaking to boxingscene, Marquez, 41, who is pondering his future, believes that if the fight goes the distance of 12 rounds, Mayweather will…

          Manila Bulletin
          • Vanessa: Dating Zac Made Me Mean 

            If Vanessa Hudgens ever threw you shade or gave you side eye – don't sweat it, she was just dealing with the side effects of dating Zac Efron. Zac and Vanessa began dating in 2007 and at the height of their romance, another side of the actress was unleashed, all thanks to Zac's army of rabid fans –…

            Access Hollywood
            • Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into service

              Taiwan's largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernise its military in response to a perceived threat from China. Armed with 16 missiles, the ship will strengthen Taiwan's defence capabilities. China…

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              • Ginebra starts rebuilding, may also trade LA

                Barangay Ginebra San Miguel yesterday traded Dylan Ababou and James Forrester to Barako Bull yesterday in a move that is seen as the start of the team’s revamp under new coach Frankie Lim. Ababou and Forrester, two of Ginebra’s seldom-used players, were shipped in exchange for Barako’s first round…

                Manila Bulletin
                • A history of the Islamic State group as Iraq retakes Tikrit

                  The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, found itself driven out of the city of Tikrit on Wednesday by an allied Iraqi force backed by U.S.-led airstrikes. The monthlong offensive to retake Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam…

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                  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

                    Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday as passenger planes from Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways were traveling in opposite…

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                    • Arsenal take One Direction deserter Zayn Malik on trial

                      Arsenal have taken former One Direction superstar Zayn Malik on trial just days after his sensational departure from the band, Goal can reveal. "Charging a measly £97 for one matchday ticket just isn't enough to compete with the oil-flushed coffers of Chelsea and Manchester City," Arsenal's…

                      GOAL.com
                      • Dwayne Johnson: I can't believe my life

                        Dwayne Johnson couldn't have been further away from a Hollywood star as a teenager. Hollywood was the furthest thing. "Given the circumstances, with the loss of Paul, trying to find the balance of being entertaining to the fans - that's the number one responsibility.

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                        • Report of plane passenger video overshadows exec visit to crash site

                          BERLIN/LE VERNET, France (Reuters) - A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, reports said on Wednesday, just hours before executives visiting the crash site dodged questions about the mental health of the pilot. The video was…

                          Reuters
                          • TESDA chief to replace Coloma as Noy spokesman

                            Several changes in the Cabinet are expected after the Holy Week break, among them Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director Joel Villanueva replacing Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). It was reported that Coloma…

                            Philippine Star
                            • Kim Jong-un impersonator 'made out with 30-40 girls' at Rugby Sevens

                              Hong Kong, April 1 (ANI): A Kim Jong-un impersonator has disclosed that he made out with "30 to 40" girls while dressed as the North Korean dictator at the Rugby Sevens. According to South China Morning Post, Jeremy was photographed hundreds of times at the event and the images have now gone viral…

                              ANI
                              • CA junks plea to stop Binay suspension hearing

                                The Office of the Ombudsman has suffered another setback in its bid to proceed with its preventive suspension order against Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. Assistant Solicitor General Hermes Ocampo cited judicial courtesy since any further action of the CA would preempt the ruling of…

                                Philippine Star
                                • ‘No vehicle registration, no travel’ starts today

                                  Starting today, enforcers and deputized agents of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will apprehend violators of the agency’s “no registration, no travel” policy. Four-wheeled motor vehicles not registered with the LTO will not be allowed to travel, LTO spokesman Jason Salvador said yesterday.…

                                  Philippine Star
                                  • IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

                                    Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian…

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