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House OKs Department of Disaster Resilience

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third reading a bill that seeks to create the Department of Disaster Resilience that will oversee disaster risk reduction efforts and emergency response. House Bill (HB) 8165 aims to augment the capacity of local government units in collaboration with relevant national government …

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Britain’s top diplomat hit over EU-USSR comparison

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt came under fire on Monday after comparing the EU’s attitude to Brexit to that of the Soviet Union. His remarks come just six months before Britain withdraws from the European Union in a divorce which has been peppered with bitter disputes and …

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Iran fires missiles against ‘terrorist’ camp in Syria

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Monday they had launched a missile attack against a “terrorist” headquarters in Syria in retaliation for a September attack on the Iranian city of Ahvaz. “The headquarters of those responsible for the terrorist crime in Ahvaz was attacked a few minutes ago east of …

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Soldier, pro-IS bandit killed in clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government forces pursuing members of the pro-Islamic State (IS) bandits who took part in the Marawi City siege last year clashed with the group in Lanao del Norte on Monday, killing two, including an Army soldier. Captain Clint Antipala, spokesman for the Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry Division, said …

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Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign. An influential figure in Stockholm’s cultural scene, 72-year-old Jean-Claude Arnault went on trial last month on two counts …

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US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize

STOCKHOLM: Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research that has revolutionized the treatment of cancer, the jury said on Monday. The pair was honored “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation,” the …

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Palace: No basis to impeach Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte cannot be impeached on the basis of his supposed admission of the “sin” of ordering extrajudicial killings (EJKs), Malacañang insisted on Monday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said there was no solid evidence to implicate Duterte, as he reiterated that the President never admitted guilt for any …

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UPDATE: La Union mayor, 2 others killed in ambush

THE mayor of a town in La Union and two others were ambushed and killed late Monday, police said. The fatalities were identified as Mayor Alexander Buquing of Supiden; Boni Depdepen, his driver; and PO2 Rolando Juanbe, his security escort. The mayor’s wife and Vice Mayor Joy Buquing was wounded …

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