• Balikatan features new weapons

    CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Filipino troops participating in the annual Balikatan military exercises had the opportunity to use some of the advanced “toys for the big boys” used by their American counterparts. The military hardware being used in the Balikatan 2015 include Stryker tanks and digitally…

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    • 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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      • 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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        • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

          Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other…

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          • Cavs win Game 4, finish sweep of Celtics, but enter Round 2 with questions

            The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business on Sunday, earning a 101-93 win over the Boston Celtics to finish off a four-game sweep in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. LeBron James scored 27 points on 10-for-24 shooting, 10 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block — his…

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            • US eyes access to Phl bases in 8 locations

              The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a speech in Arizona, has…

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              • A Bride-To-Be Investigates Her Fiance’s Past, Secrets & His Ex #ShortFilm

                This article A Bride-To-Be Investigates Her Fiance’s Past, Secrets & His Ex originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. The ex got a complete makeover. She got a complete shock. Catherine staged a garage sale before her big move to Hawaii with her fiancé,

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                • ASEAN warns China's island-building attempts may 'undermine peace, security' in South China Sea

                  London, April 27 (ANI): A statement released by the leaders of Southeast Asian nations ahead of a summit has said that China's island-building efforts "may undermine peace, security and stability" in the disputed South China Sea. The statement was prepared on behalf of the leaders of the Southeast…

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                  • Here's a shirtless Darko Milicic singing and giving beer to his tattoos

                    When last we checked in with Darko Milicic, the former No. 2 overall pick had decided to pursue an invigorating and rewarding second career as a professional kickboxer. Yep, that's a shirtless Darko Milicic pounding beers and heartily singing a "patriotic/pump-up-our-country song" alongside Baja…

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                    • Sereno told: Don’t scold lawyers

                      To avoid accusations of prejudgment in cases being heard by the Supreme Court (SC), justices must avoid scolding lawyers during oral arguments. Retired SC Associate Justice Vicente Mendoza gave this unsolicited advice yesterday to Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, who scolded lawyer Sandra Coronel…

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                      • Deadliest earthquakes of the past 30 years

                        At least 1,170 people are known to have died in Nepal, officials say, after a powerful 7.8 magnitude quake rocked the country on Saturday. Below is a list of some of the world's deadliest earthquakes in the past 30 years. -- August 11, 2012: Twin earthquakes

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                        • After Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake

                          At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards. One showed an image of Pierce sitting on the iconic "Game of Thrones" iron-sword seat, under the headline "King in the North," a play off the Raptors' "We the North" slogan.

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                          • Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

                            A 10-year-old autistic Filipino boy made an emotional plea Monday for permission to stay in Australia, as tens of thousands called for him not to be deported despite the potential cost of his condition. Tyrone Sevilla, who arrived in Australia from the Philippines legally as a two-year-old with his…

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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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                              • Utah couple married 74 years dies within hours of each other

                                Just after her mother died at age 94, Carol Bradford went to see her 95-year-old father and told him the news. "I leaned over and whispered in his ear, 'Mom has passed, and she's waiting for you in heaven.' I think after that, he knew he had accomplished what he needed, and he felt that he could…

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                                • Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery'

                                  The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported. "Today, the treacherous Saudis are following in Israel's footsteps," Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted as…

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                                  • First public park in Parañaque to feature vintage plane

                                    The Parañaque City government aims to create a public park that has an old McDonnell DC-9 plane as its main attraction, park project manager Mike Nocum said yesterday. “We want the city park to become another landmark, where people may go to relax and take pictures beside the plane,” he said,…

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