• 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…

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    • 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
      • 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…

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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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          • Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help

            For the first time in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are all absent from the playoffs in the same season. While that will not break any hearts for the 16 clubs who begin their championship quests this weekend, it does leave three of the most iconic franchise…

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            • Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts

              HONOLULU (AP) — Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday.

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              • 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…

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                • 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…

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                  • 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…

                    AFP News
                    • 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
                      • 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
                        • 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
                          • 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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                            • Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

                              SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

                              • Are Tom Cruise & Laura Prepon Dating?

                                Is Tom Cruise secretly dating Laura Prepon?

                                Access Hollywood
                                • Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After Teen Peed in It

                                  Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). As expected, the sample came back clean, Jaymee Cuti, a spokeswoman for the Portland Water Bureau, told Live…

                                  LiveScience.com
                                  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

                                    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.

                                    Associated Press
                                    • 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
                                      • 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…

                                        AFP News
                                        • Gov’t eyes more modern airports

                                          Manila, Philippines --- More spacious and modern airports are on the pipeline to accommodate the soaring tourist arrivals in the country. The government is eyeing the construction of budget terminals as well as upgrade of airports in popular tourist destinations to provide better service to…

                                          Manila Bulletin