• Mistranslation sealed Maguindanao massacre victims’ fate – witness

    Former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. may have mistranslated the word “media” when he ordered his son, Andal Jr., to kill all the victims of the Maguindanao massacre, according to a witness whose testimony was among those considered in the denial of his bail plea. In his testimony, the…

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    • Boxing's 'grand master' Mayweather will play 'game of chess' with 'fighter' Pacquiao, says Amir Khan

      London, Apr.26 (ANI): British boxer Amir Khan is of the view that Philippines pugilist Manny Pacquiao could find himself checkmated by American rival Floyd Mayweather when they face each other in Las Vegas on May 2. According to The Mirror, Khan believes that Mayweather Junior will try to turn next…

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      • Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

        Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic body of water, but Beijing claims…

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        • Washington bucks China’s aggressive actions

          Short of condemning China’s aggressive actions in the West Philippine Sea, a senior US military official said Washington does not support any act of coercion and bullying. “We don’t stand for coercion, bullying and aggressiveness,” said Brig. Gen. Christopher Mahoney, assistant US military director…

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          • Enzo’s widow seen in mall abroad – QCPD

            The widow of slain international car racer Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor, who is accused of being one of the masterminds behind his murder, has been seen at a mall abroad, a Quezon City Police District (QCPD) official said yesterday. An informant saw Dahlia Guerrero-Pastor roaming at a mall either in…

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            • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

              In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs.…

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              • Phl, US turn over geographic maps to Batanes

                The Philippine government and the United States have turned over Geographic Information System maps to Batanes province to serve as a guide of the provincial government in planning for low-carbon development that is more resilient to climate change and natural disasters. United States Agency for…

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                • New technology lifts Ayala Bridge

                  The Department of Public Works and Highways has extended the closure of Ayala Bridge to May 12 to allow its contractors to raise the structure by 70 centimeters and be able to withstand a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. Frey-Fil Corp., one of the project contractors, employed a new engineering technology…

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                  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

                    AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted. The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Sudan's capital,…

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                    • Nepal earthquake: LIVE REPORT

                      16:33 GMT - AFP IS NOW CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT - on the Nepal quake, which killed more than 1,200 people as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp. Officials

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                      • Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images

                        When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media. The actors said they couldn't participate in a movie depicting a Native American woman urinating while smoking a peace pipe. California writer…

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                        • ‘Sevilla fired for refusing to raise P3 B for LP’

                          For refusing to raise P3 billion for the campaign kitty of the Liberal Party (LP), John Sevilla was pressured to resign as Bureau of Customs chief by the ruling party, the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said yesterday. UNA interim president and Navotas City Rep. Tobias Tiangco said…

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                          • Martin’s divorce gift for Paltrow

                            Chris Martin has apparently gifted Gwyneth Paltrow with hand written song lyrics in the wake of their divorce. Chris has even given Gwyneth parting gifts including handwritten lyrics of Coldplay songs that are about her. Chris and Gwyneth are parents to daughter Apple, ten, and son Moses, nine.

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                            • This Guy Chased After The Man He Loved For Way Too Long #ShortFilm

                              This article This Guy Chased After The Man He Loved For Way Too Long originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. In the opera, a prince falls in love with the beautiful Princess Turandot who is known to give riddles to the ones that want her hand.

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                              • Iran ships 'turn back' from Yemen as fighting rages

                                An Iranian naval convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials said, as Saudi-led warplanes kept up air strikes on anti-government forces. The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi…

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                                • More Than 1,000 Doctors Say Dr. Oz Should Resign

                                  At least 1,000 U.S. doctors say they think Dr. Mehmet Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia University in New York, a new poll finds. Earlier this week, 10 doctors sent a letter calling for Oz, host of the popular TV show "The Dr. Oz Show," to be removed from his academic position…

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                                  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

                                    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch…

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