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Pro-IS leader killed in Sarangani raid

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A pro-Islamic State (IS) bandit leader linked by the military in a spate of bombings was killed in a firefight with soldiers in Sarangani province, the Philippine Army said Tuesday. The Army said Basser Sahak was slain in Barangay Daliao, Maasim town where troops tracked him down on …

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US to build up nuke arsenal anew

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump said Monday the United States is ready to build up its nuclear arsenal after announcing it is abandoning a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, even as Russia warned the withdrawal could cripple global security. Trump sparked concern globally at the weekend by saying he wanted to …

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Police exec in chopper deal reinstated

THE Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed a ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) ordering the reinstatement of a police colonel involved in a supposed helicopter scam, giving way to jurisprudence that the reinstatement of a dismissed public officer shall be immediately executory pending appeal. Supreme Court Police Supt. Ermilando …

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Pagcor told to void casino licenses of Boracay resorts

FOLLOWING a directive from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force has asked the state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to cancel all licenses to operate casinos in Boracay. In a briefing in Malacañan Palace, Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones confirmed that the task force chairman, Environment Secretary Roy …

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Trillanes not off the hook

SOLICITOR General Jose Calida will run to the Court of Appeals to reverse a Makati court’s rejection of the Department of Justice’s motion to arrest Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th over a revived coup d’etat case, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th smiles after the Makati Regional Trial Court …

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Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at least partly fake, museum admits

Museum of the Bible faced skepticism about alleged artifacts since 2017 opening Just one year after opening, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., has admitted at least some of its alleged Dead Sea Scroll fragments are fakes. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) The announcement has serious implications not only for …

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