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Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly, first in region

Thailand confirmed on Friday that the Zika virus had caused two cases of microcephaly, a condition that results in babies being born with small heads, the first time it has been linked to Zika in Southeast Asia.

Fil-Ams among members of Donald Trump's AAPI advisory panel

Five Filipino-Americans have been selected to be part of Donald Trump's Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee.

World leaders gather for funeral of Nobel laureate Peres

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Prince Charles were expected in Israel on Friday for the funeral for ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres.

No Pinoys hurt in New Jersey train crash, says DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday said no Filipinos were hurt in the deadly train accident in New Jersey on Thursday.

US CDC issues Zika travel advisory for PHL, 10 other Asian countries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has issued a travel advisory urging pregnant women to postpone non-essential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries in connection with the Zika virus.

Pope Francis to visit Colombia in first quarter of 2017 — president

Pope Francis will visit Colombia in the first quarter of next year, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, days after signing a peace deal with Marxist rebels which the pontiff has actively backed.

US unruffled by Rody’s tirades

WASHINGTON – The United States, on the surface at least, appears unruffled by President Duterte’s repeated tirades.

Chaba to enter Philippines tomorrow

MANILA, Philippines - Tropical storm Chaba is expected to enter the Philippines tomorrow, but is unlikely to hit land, the state weather bureau said.

Iloilo declares day of mourning for Miriam

ILOILO CITY, Philippines – Ilonggos mourned the passing of one of their own, former senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, as netizens and other leaders of the co

State of emergency won’t be lifted yet – Bato

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa is not yet recommending the lifting of the state of emergency

Chiz, Heart saddened by Miriam’s death

MANILA, Philippines - Sen.

More protection sought for OFWs

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines was advised to focus on migration policies providing protective measures for overseas Filipinos vulnerable to abuse and

Goodbye, Miriam

MANILA, Philippines - Two years after announcing that she had stage four cancer of the lungs, former senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago passed away yesterday a

Crowd gathers at Miriam’s wake

MANILA, Philippines - At least 500 spectators gathered last night to welcome former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago to her wake at the Immaculate Concepcion

DOH promotes breastfeeding as family planning method

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health is promoting breastfeeding as a family planning method.

Aguirre regrets not reconciling with Miriam

MANILA, Philippines - For Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, former senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago was key to his prominence.

Palestinian president plans to attend funeral of Israel's Peres

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to pay a rare visit to Jerusalem on Friday to attend the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, a Palestinian official said on Thursday.

New Jersey train crash kills one at station, injures more than 100

A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse.

Dagupan student wins in ASEAN quiz bee in Laos

A Grade 10 student from Dagupan City won in a recent international quiz bee held in Laos, a report on "Balita Pilipinas" said Thursday.

More one-stop shops for OFWs eyed before year-end

More one-stop service centers for OFWs will be established all over the country before the year ends, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday.

DOJ yet to receive Jaybee Sebastian's request for hospital transfer - GMA News

GMA News

DOJ yet to receive Jaybee Sebastian's request for hospital transfer
GMA News
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has yet to receive a formal request from the camp of high profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian, who got injured in a stabbing incident at the New Bilibid Prison, for him to be transferred to another hospital. This was ...
Bilibid riot: Drug lord killed, 4 others hurtPhilippine Star
Bacolod cop convict in bloody Bilibid riotVisayan Daily Star (press release)
Drug lord Co killed, 3 others injuredThe Manila Times
Rappler -Coconuts Manila
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US 'committed' as Duterte eyes ... - Rappler


US 'committed' as Duterte eyes ...
JOINT EXERCISES. US (L) and Philippine (R) navy personnel launch an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from a speedboat off the naval base in Sangley Point, Cavite City, west of Manila on June 28, 2013, as part of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and ...
No notice from PHL gov't on termination of war games –US EmbassyGMA News
Conditions may be set on US aid to PhilippinesPhilippine Star
Ex-DFA chief: PH could lose billions in shifting alliancesCNN Philippines
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Wholesale vegetable prices soar 65% after Typhoon Megi - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Financial Express

Wholesale vegetable prices soar 65% after Typhoon Megi
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Vegetable prices in the local wholesale market jumped about 65 percent Thursday from a day earlier after Typhoon Megi damaged local transportation facilities, leading to difficulties in delivery and a drop in supplies, according ...
China landslides: 15 people pulled alive from rubbleABC Online
32 people missing in China landslides following typhoonWHIO
32 missing in China landslides triggered by Typhoon -Xinhua -International Business Times UK -CNN International
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Senators mourn Miriam's death: One ... - Rappler


Senators mourn Miriam's death: One ...
PATRIOT. Senators mourn the death of senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, whom they call a 'great patriot.' File photo from Senate PRIB. MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Thursday, September 29, mourned the passing of an esteemed colleague, former ...
Solons: Death of Asia's Iron Lady marks end of an eraGMA News
'HEAVEN GOT FIERCER' | Miriam's passing touches of torrents of tributesInterAksyon
Palace joins nation in mourning death of Sen. SantiagoThe Manila Times
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BlackBerry puts hardware division to rest -

BlackBerry puts hardware division to rest
It is a sad day for fans of BlackBerry's iconic hardware keypad as the company is officially ceasing the manufacture and development of handsets. There was a time when a BlackBerry cellphone was one of the most secure and productivity-centered devices ...
BlackBerry Outsourcing Handset BusinessWall Street Journal
BlackBerry pulls out from the devices business, and no one's surprisedFirstpost
Thank goodness BlackBerry isn't doing away with keyboard, this devoted fan saysSouth China Morning Post
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Some OFWs unhappy about PHL peso drop, blame Duterte for it

Some OFWs are not happy about the depreciation of the Philippine peso against the dollar — and are blaming Duterte for it.

Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies - InterAksyon

Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies
BEIRUT - Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a ...
Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain downStars and Stripes
Health workers, hospitals targeted in Syria warGMA News
Syria Conflict: Aleppo Bombings Leave Over 90 Kids Dead, UN Chief Says City Worse Than 'Slaughterhouse'International Business Times
Breitbart News -Salt Lake Tribune
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Israel mourns death of founding father Peres - Rappler


Israel mourns death of founding father Peres
ELDER STATESMAN. A photograph of former Israeli president Shimon Peres is displayed before the start of a special cabinet meeting to mourn his death, in Jerusalem, on September 28, 2016. Ronen Zvulun/Pool/AFP. JERUSALEM – Israel and global ...
5 things you need to know ThursdayUSA TODAY
Israel's leaders lay wreaths beside casket of Shimon PeresDaily Mail
Israel begins paying last respects to PeresThe Manila Times
Ynetnews -SFGate -Jerusalem Post Israel News
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US Congress rejects Obama's veto of Saudi 9/11 bill - Rappler


US Congress rejects Obama's veto of Saudi 9/11 bill
Early morning light begins to rise behind the US Capitol, September 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP. WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday, September 28, to override Barack Obama's veto ...
Obama saw override coming, but still it stungU.S. News & World Report
Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill 'a mistake'BBC News
Barack Obama brands Congress decision on Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill 'a mistake'The Independent
The Sydney Morning Herald -USA TODAY -Washington Post -CNN
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Filipino peace negotiator hails Colombia peace deal

Under a newly-signed peace deal to end Colombia's war, women who have been raped by military forces or rebel fighters may expect to have the crimes against them investigated by a special unit.

Clinton enlists former foe Sanders in appeal for youth votes in US presidential race

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shared a stage with former rival Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to appeal for youth votes in the Nov. 8 election as opinion polls show a close race with Republican Donald Trump.

Snowden again fails to win no-extradition pledge from Norway

A Norwegian court on Wednesday dismissed a fresh bid by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to win assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he come to Norway to collect an award.

The world is not enough - The Economist

The Economist

The world is not enough
The Economist
Elon Musk envisages a human colony on Mars. He will have his work cut out. Sep 28th 2016 | Science and technology. Timekeeper. Add this article to your reading list by clicking this button. Rolex values your time. Timekeeper by Rolex.

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Disney announces live-action remake of 'The Lion King' - GMA News

GMA News

Disney announces live-action remake of 'The Lion King'
GMA News
LOS ANGELES, United States - Walt Disney Studios is teaming up with director Jon Favreau for a live-action remake of "The Lion King," one of the most successful animated movies in history, the company said Wednesday. The production will build on ...
Disney to produce 'Lion King'
Disney and Jon Favreau Are Remaking The Lion KingE! Online
Learn what you never knew about The Lion King before the live-action remake comes outNew Zealand Herald
Rappler -Cinema Blend -Hollywood Reporter -International Business Times
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Teenager killed father before opening fire at S. Carolina school

A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school in South Carolina and opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher on Wednesday, authorities said.

Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to reject President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of Obama's eight-year-long presidency.

Health workers, hospitals targeted in Syria war

Numerous doctors and nurses and medical facilities have been hit or targeted by missiles or air strikes since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011.

Airlines report 17 percent rise in unruly passengers

Reports of air rage rose worldwide in 2015, with instances of verbally abusive airline passengers and travelers who refused to listen to cabin crew increasing by almost 17 percent, the international trade association for airlines said on Wednesday.

MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held area — prosecutors

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and located in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, international prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Expert to OFWs: Bringing kids abroad not always a good idea

An expert on mental health on Wednesday bared the possible negative effects of a child being brought to another country by his or her OFW parent.

NAIA-1 opens 'Wellwishers Lounges' for departing OFWs

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Wednesday opened its "Wellwishers Lounges" and encouraged OFWs and their families to avail of them.

POEA lifts deployment ban on OFWs returning to Libya

The government has lifted the processing and deployment of returning Filipino workers with valid and existing contracts to Libya following the downgrading of the alert level there.

Armed men kidnap fisherman off Malaysia near Philippine waters

Armed men seized a fisherman off Malaysia's eastern Sabah state, an official said Wednesday, an area where militants from the Abu Sayyaf group have been blamed for a series of abductions.  

No notarization needed for travel agency invitations to Dubai

Invitations or sponsorships of travel agencies issued to Dubai-bound Filipino travelers need not be notarized starting October 3, 2016, the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai said Tuesday.

Pinoy doctor recognized in US for championing reproductive health

A former doctor to the barrios, or a doctor who serves in rural areas, became the first Southeast Asian doctor to join the 120 Under 40 campaign for youth leaders who champion the cause of reproductive health around the world.

Pinay singer Ivy Grace Paredes leaves 'The X Factor UK' in style

Filipina singer Ivy Grace Paredes left "The X Factor UK" in style after she received the best crowd reaction and praises from the judges alike during her last performance in the reality-singing TV show.

Asian dishes take centerstage in Pinoy couple's new resto in UAE

For their third food business, a Filipino couple in Abu Dhabi has decided to go Asian. And they did it on the back of the successes of their two previous endeavors.

Bello, POEA raise red flag over Ireland-based recruitment firm

Filipinos seeking jobs abroad have been warned against bogus job opportunities being spread through email by an Ireland-based recruitment company.

Civil service exam eyed for OFWs in HK who want to work in Duterte gov't

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has sought the help of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for the conduct of the civil service examination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong who want to return to the country for good.

Gov’t plans to have a bank for OFWs, says Bello

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government is planning to establish a bank for overseas Filipino workers, a report on Unang Balita on Monday said.