• 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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              • Toll in Philippine clashes with Islamists rises to 26

                A military assault on Islamic militants in the southern Philippines entered its fifth day on Saturday, with the toll rising to 24 guerrillas and two soldiers dead, officials said. Ten Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a two-hour clash on Friday after the army pounded their jungle lair on Jolo…

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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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                  • 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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                    • Duterte says decision not to run for president final

                      ”I am not deciding on anything,” Duterte, who visited Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. Friday at the capitol, said. Duterte said the reason he is going around is to push for Federalism as a fallback in case the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not be passed. Meanwhile, Northern Mindanao former…

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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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                        • 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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                          • Binay backs house arrest for JPE, GMA

                            Vice President Jejomar Binay yesterday supported proposals to put Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo under house arrest. “Government prosecutors are opposing house arrest for… Enrile. Binay issued the statement after the 91-year-old Enrile was…

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                            • Napoles gave kickbacks to Navy officials – Suñas

                              Philippine Navy officials had received kickbacks from supply deals entered into by suspected pork barrel scam brains, Janet Lim Napoles, more than a decade ago, whistleblower Merlina Suñas revealed at the witness stand yesterday. Suñas had been a civilian employee of the naval construction unit…

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                              • Indonesia's stance 'clear' on Australians' executions: Widodo

                                Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country's stance is "clear" on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia's prime minister that he is "carefully considering" his position. The executions by firing squad of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew…

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                                • 'Game Of Thrones' Key Art

                                  The lion and the dragon! HBO has released the key art for "Game of Thrones Season 5." It's Tyrion Lannister front and center on a ship's bow in the pic, facing Daenerys' most uncontrollable dragon, Drogon. The fifth season of the show premieres April

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                                  • Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

                                    The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot. While the discovery didn't occur in nearly enough time for Team XTREME to compete…

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                                    • Leave my kid alone – LeBron

                                      As a teenage basketball sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by universities. James said there are already colleges pursuing his 10-year-old son, LeBron Jr., and the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar believes there should be rules against schools tracking young…

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