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Consumer Matters: The real cost of free apps

Consumer September 16, 201910:27 pm Updated:September 16, 201910:28 pm By Anne Drewa Anchor / Consumer Reporter Global News WATCH: Consumer Matters: The cost of "free" apps X From fitness apps to travel and everything else in between, there are tens of thousands of free apps out there hoping to get …

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US ‘locked and loaded’ after Saudi attacks

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 17, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump said on Sunday (Monday in Manila) the US is “locked and loaded” to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran, which have sent oil prices soaring. It is the first time the president has …

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Borneo forest fires as worse as Amazon’s

By The Manila Times September 14, 2019 PEKANBARU: With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting that the Asian rage is comparable to the Brazil situation, which is over 16,000 kilometers away. The latest serious outbreak is in Indonesia’s Borneo island, where smog-belching fires …

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US’ tougher laws for asylum seekers start

By ASSOCIATED PRESS September 14, 2019 The Trump administration has begun enforcing radical new restrictions on who qualifies for asylum as tens of thousands of migrants wait on the Mexican border, seeking refuge. The new US policy would effectively deny asylum to nearly all migrants arriving at the southern border …

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Congo train derailed, 50 stowaways killed

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 14, 2019 At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday (Friday in Manila), the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation. “Another disaster! Derailing at 3 a.m. (11 a.m. in Manila, Friday) in …

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Fruitsellers forego comfort for cash in Hanoi River

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 13, 2019 HANOI: Card games and karaoke help migrant workers pass the time on the cramped houseboats of Hanoi’s Red River, swapping their privacy to eke out a living selling fruit for a few dollars a day. Temporary residents of these open-air boats have left the …

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Former Indonesian president Habibie, 83

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 13, 2019 JAKARTA: Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie, who ushered in an era of democratic reforms after the downfall of long-time dictator Suharto, died on Wednesday at the age of 83 in Jakarta, his family and officials said. Habibie died in a military hospital in the …

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