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Napoles children ask court permission to stay in U.S. indefinitely

MANILA, Philippines – The children of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Napoles have requested permission from the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to fly to the US, but with a catch: there are no return tickets. In a motion filed before the court’s 3rd Division, Jo Christine and ........»»

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Malaysian opposition leader charged in $26 million graft case

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's opposition leader was Friday, October 19, hit with 45 charges in a $26 million corruption case, a new blow to his beleaguered party which lost power in landmark elections this year. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a former deputy premier and ally of scandal-mired ex-leader Najib Razak, is ........»»

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Columbian reasserts mastery over Rain or Shine for 1st win

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Columbian just wouldn't lose to Rain or Shine. The Dyip finally nailed their first win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup with a 100-84 drubbing of usual victims Elasto Painters at the Ynares Center here on Friday, October 19.  Losing 25 straight games in the season-ending ........»»

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Ancajas starts training for Rungvisai title fight

      MANILA, Philippines – Jerwin Ancajas won’t stay idle while waiting for the go signal of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s camp. The International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion will start preparations for a potential unification title collision with his World Boxing Council counterpart on Monday, October 22. Joven Jimenez, Ancajas' trainer/manager, said the first ........»»

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US downgrades Palestinian mission into Israel embassy

WASHINGTON, USA – The United States downgraded its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians on Thursday, placing it under the authority of the US embassy to Israel. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the consulate general, a separate office which handled dealings with the Palestinians, would be replaced by a ........»»

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China, ASEAN to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

SINGAPORE, Singapore – China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, October 19, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US alarm. Beijing's expansive claims to the South China Sea have long been a source of friction with ........»»

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British relatives of Nazi victims seek German passport as Brexit looms

BERLIN, Germany – British descendants of refugees who fled Nazi Germany, including many Jewish families, are racing to have their German nationality restored so they can remain EU citizens after Brexit, official data showed Friday, October 19. The number of Brits applying for German passports using a special legal provision that ........»»

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Beau Belga injury adds to Rain or Shine s woes

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Just as Rain or Shine is starting to pick up steam in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup following a horrendous start, it is dealt another huge blow with an injury to big man Beau Belga. Already playing without star center Raymond Almazan, the Elasto Painters might ........»»

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Meralco stuns No. 1 Magnolia for 2nd straight win

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – In a stunning reversal of fortune, Meralco kept its bid for a playoff berth alive in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup following a 94-88 win over No. 1 Magnolia at the Ynares Center here on Friday, October 18.  The Bolts banked on a balanced scoring attack ........»»

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Mega Hong Kong-China bridge opening October 24

HONG KONG, China – The world's longest sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong, Macau and the Chinese mainland will open to traffic next Wednesday, October 24, officials said, after complaints about the secrecy surrounding the project. A grand opening ceremony had already been announced for the day before in the southern ........»»

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Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi

SYDNEY, Australia – British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands Friday, October 19, as they hit Sydney's famed Bondi beach for the latest stop on their Australian tour. Expectant Meghan put on a summer dress and set aside her high heels, while Harry ditched his ........»»

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Wimbledon to introduce final set tiebreaks

      LONDON, United Kingdom – Wimbledon will introduce tiebreaks in the final set of all events for the first time next year, but only once the score in the deciding set reaches 12-12, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced on Friday, October 19. "Our view was that the time ........»»

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Jamal Khashoggi: From Saudi royal insider to open critic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government. Now even Donald Trump fears he is dead. In what might be his last ever column for The Washington Post, Khashoggi ........»»

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Brexit: What happens next?

BRUSSELS, Belgium – A European Union summit this week broke up with little progress towards a Brexit deal, just months before Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29, 2019. EU leaders agreed to keep talking but refused to confirm a special meeting in November to seal the agreement, ........»»

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Merkel calls for free trade as EU, Asia meet

BRUSSELS, Belgium – German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a rallying call for free trade Friday, October 19, as EU and Asian leaders met to unite in defiance of US President Donald Trump's "America first" approach. As disputes fester with Washington, the EU wants to use the 12th summit of the Asia-Europe ........»»

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Lady Volcanoes all set for Asia Trophy Series

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine women’s rugby team targets a solid run as it competes in the 2018 Asia Trophy Series in Brunei on October 20 and 21.  Rassiel Sales and Sylvia Tudoc of the Santos Knight Frank Mavericks – both selected after impressive performances in the local competitions – banner the ........»»

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Duterte on frigates issue, Michael Yang, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler - Duterte admits role in Navy-Bong Go frigates issue- De Lima calls on Senate to investigate Michael Yang- New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space- Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead, warns of 'severe' response- Royals ........»»

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Tanzanian police say driver identified in kidnapping of billionaire

NAIROBI, Kenya – Tanzanian police said Friday, October 20, they had identified the driver of a vehicle used in the kidnapping of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was snatched over a week ago. Dewji, 43, who is considered Africa's youngest billionaire, was seized by gunmen as he entered a hotel gym ........»»

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U.S., South Korea suspend additional military exercise

SINGAPORE, Singapore – US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo have cancelled the "Vigilant Ace" military exercise that was slated for December, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Friday, October 20. The two officials agreed to suspend the drill to "give the diplomatic process" with Pyongyang "every ........»»

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Comelec starts trimming down senatorial list - Philippine Star

Comelec starts trimming down senatorial list - Philippine Star.....»»

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