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Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

GENEVA, Switzerland (4th UPDATE) – Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday, August 18, at the age of 80, his foundation announced, prompting a barrage of grief-stricken tributes from around the world. The Ghanaian national, who lived in Switzerland, was a career diplomat who projected quiet ........»»

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A cooler world: Bicolana teen invents green airconditioner

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Bicolana teenager Maria Yzabell Angel V. Palma spent two years developing what she hoped would be her contribution to a cooler world: the AirDisc, an airconditioner that doesn't use ozone-depleting coolants. Palma, 19, is the youngest of 6 daughters of Naga-based food entrepreneur Bernardo Palma. She will ........»»

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2 Zamboanga City cops killed in drug buy-bust operation

MANILA, Philippines – Two police officers from Zamboanga City who were targets of a drug buy-bust operation were killed in an armed confrontation with arresting authorities on Saturday afternoon, August 18.  Police Officer (PO) 3 Ronald Bernardo and PO2 Maria Oliver Olaso opened fire "upon sensing that they were dealing with the operatives" during ........»»

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Guiding force for good : World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

GENEVA, Switzerland (3rd UPDATE) – There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday, August 18, after the death of former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan . Here are some of the tributes: United Nations Current UN chief Antonio Guterres described Annan as "a ........»»

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Videos show arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

MANILA, Philippines – While  the 3 lawyers detained by Makati cops  after monitoring a bar raid are already  free , their fight with the police is not yet over. Lawyers Jan Vincent Soliven, Lenie Rocel Rocha, and Romulo Bernard Alarkon of the Desierto & Desierto law firm are still facing complaints from cops, one of which ........»»

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eSports 2022 Asian Games medal status put on hold

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The inclusion of eSports as an official medal sport for the 2022 Asian Games cannot yet be confirmed, an Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) official said on Saturday, August 18. A meeting of the OCA executive committee in Jakarta approved a program of around 40 sports for the ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Coconut in different forms at Quezon s Niyogyugan Festival 2018

QUEZON, Philippines – For the locals of Quezon, it's that time of the year again. Since 2013, the Quezon provincial government has celebrated the Niyogyugan Festival, a feast held every August as thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of coconuts, the province's main product.  The festival aims to unite all municipalities of Quezon and promote ........»»

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China rejects irresponsible Pentagon report on bombers

BEIJING, China – China on Saturday, August 18, rejected what it called an "irresponsible" Pentagon report claiming Beijing's bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific. The Thursday report said China was leveraging its growing military, economic and diplomatic clout to rapidly establish regional dominance, ........»»

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North Korea urges Trump to be bold on denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean state media blamed Donald Trump's political opponents for the "deadlock" over denuclearization on Saturday, August 18, urging the US President to act boldly to make progress on the thorny issue. Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the ........»»

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OFW found dead in Saudi hotel room

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it is looking into the case of a female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was found dead inside a hotel room in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, August 18. In a statement on Saturday, the DFA said that the Philippine ........»»

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Kofi Annan: UN s rock star secretary-general

UNITED NATIONS – Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, August 18 , at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks.  The first secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa, Ghanaian-born Annan was credited for raising the UN's profile during his two-term ........»»

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Brexit figurehead Farage returns to fight PM s plan

LONDON, United Kingdom – Nigel Farage, who spearheaded the drive to get Britain out of the EU, announced on Saturday, August 18, he was returning to the fray in a bid to scupper the government's Brexit blueprint. The former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party said he would be "back ........»»

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2 Chinese nationals shot dead along Taft Avenue

MANILA, Philippines – Two Chinese nationals were shot dead by still unidentified riding-in-tandem gunmen on Saturday, August 18, along Taft Avenue in Ermita, Manila. In an initial report released by the Manila Police District, the two men were identified as: Yi Shou Yan, 35, male, single, and resident of 479 Jaboneros St, ........»»

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Neil Etheridge emerges as Cardiff game hero

  LONDON, United Kingdon – Neil Etheridge was Cardiff's hero as the goalkeeper saved a last-gasp penalty from Kenedy to salvage a 0-0 draw against 10-man Newcastle on Saturday, August 18. Rafael Benitez's side was reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute when half-time substitute Isaac Hayden was sent ........»»

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LOOK: Crowded NAIA after runway reopening

MANILA, Philippines – It took over 36 hours for aviation authorities to reopen the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway where a Chinese passenger plane slid off on Thursday night, August 16. Xiamen Air flight MF8667 skidded on the international runway of NAIA on Thursday night. By late Saturday morning, August 18, the plane was removed ........»»

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Venezuela relaunches currency, as analysts warn of worsened crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday, August 20, after slashing 5 zeroes off the crippled bolivar, but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to stop a worsening economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has described the move as a "great change" as the government attempts to ........»»

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Israel rejects UN report on protecting Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS – Israel has rejected a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining options for strengthening the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories. Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement late Friday, August 17, that "the only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership." The 14-page ........»»

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Egypt president approves law tightening Internet controls

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a law tightening controls over the Internet in the country, the official gazette said Saturday, August 18.  The legislation on "cybercrime" allows authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that "constitute a threat" to Egypt's national ........»»

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Clarkson on flag-bearing duty for opening ceremonies: I m excited, honored

Jordan Clarkson (right) shares a light moment with teammates (from left) Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi and Stanley Pringle. --MUSONG R. CASTILLO JAKARTA--Before Jordan Clarkson makes his first ba.....»»

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NLEX to replace injured import Olu Ashaolu

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net ANTIPOLO--Oluseyi Ashaolu's rousing first game in the PBA Governors' Cup turned out to be his last. Ashaolu, who starred with 33 points and 23 rebound.....»»

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