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  • Purisima hits smear job

    Purisima hits smear job

    Slams syndicates for blocking reforms

    FACING three plunder complaints and questions about his unexplained wealth, Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima said Tuesday he has become the target of an organized smear campaign to block reforms he put in place to stop syndicates from issuing fake gun licenses and permits. In a...
  • Binay still top pres’l bet

    Binay still top pres’l bet

    Despite 8-10 percentage pts drop in survey ratings

    VICE President Jejomar Binay retained his lead in two separate surveys released Monday, maintaining his position as the strongest presidential contender in the 2016 polls despite losing some ground amid corruption charges filed against him and his son. A Pulse Asia survey for the third quarter showed Binay...
  • Asean joins war on ISIS

    Asean joins war on ISIS

    Renews vow to campaign vs radicals, extremists

    THE foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday issued their first joint statement against the Islamic State and supported United Nations Security Council resolutions demanding that members suppress the flow of terrorist fighters and financing. “Asean denounces all acts of...
  • Philippine Muslim rebels start difficult disarming process

    Philippine Muslim rebels start...

    The difficult process of disarming Philippine Muslim rebels after a decades-long insurgency has started, negotiators said Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before year-end. AFP FILE PHOTO Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators started meeting in Malaysia on...
  • ‘Pork-laden’  budget graft  prone — solons

    ‘Pork-laden’ budget...

    Militants warn but House okays bill on 2nd reading

    The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 which the opposition described as ‘pork-laden, corruption-prone national budget.’ In a viva voce voting, congressmen passed House Bill 4968 or the 2015 General Appropriations Act after six...

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Farm equipment

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Farm equipmentA community cooperative in Datu Piang, Maguindanao receives farm equipment worth P300,000 from the ARMM during a turn-over ceremony by Asst. Secretary for...

Tree planting

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Tree plantingARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman led the tree-planting activity at Barangay Pigcalagan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. OMAR MANGORSI

US-led air strikes hit IS strongholds in Syria

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US-led air strikes hit IS strongholds in SyriaBEIRUT—Fresh US-led strikes hit Islamic State group targets in Syria overnight, both in its Raqa province stronghold and in Aleppo province further west, a...

MH370 search enters new phase

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MH370 search enters new phaseSYDNEY—The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 enters a new underwater phase this week almost seven months after the jet went missing, with two...

Modi vows to make India proud in first US visit

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Modi vows to make India proud in first US visitNEW  YORK—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi basked in a rock star US welcome as he vowed to build a strong, confident country ahead of his first...

Spanish diplomat found stabbed to death in Sudan

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Spanish diplomat found stabbed to death in SudanKHARTOUM - A Spanish diplomat was found on Monday stabbed to death at his home in Khartoum, Sudanese police said, with the foreign ministry speaking of a...

Suicide blast kills four during Afghan President inauguration

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Suicide blast kills four during Afghan President inaugurationKABUL - Just Ashraf Ghani was about to take oath as the new President of Afghanistan at Kabul's Presidential Palace, a suicide blast happened near Kabul...

Islamist gunmen kill two soldiers in western Algeria

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Islamist gunmen kill two soldiers in western AlgeriaALGIERS - Islamist gunmen have killed two soldiers in western Algeria less than a week after jihadist-linked militants beheaded a French hostage they abducted...

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

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Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36TOKYO - Five more bodies were found near the peak of an erupting Japanese volcano on Monday, as rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from...

Three civilians dead in Ukraine's rebel-held Donetsk: city hall

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Three civilians dead in Ukraine's rebel-held Donetsk: city hallKIEV - Three civilians were killed and five injured in eastern Ukraine's rebel-controlled city of Donetsk despite a ceasefire, city authorities said Monday.