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Trump, Rouhani UN showdown looms

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: A showdown looms at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani are set to square off during the world’s biggest diplomatic gathering. On the opening day of the General Assembly debate, Trump and Rouhani are to take …

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Indonesia teen rescued after 7 weeks adrift at sea

JAKARTA: An Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2,500 kilometers away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Aldi Novel Adilang’s harrowing tale began in mid-July when …

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US OKs $330-M military sales to Taiwan

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US State Department is ready to sell a batch of military parts to Taiwan, officials said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), the same day President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs against Chinese imports took effect. The $330 million contract would see the US ship standard spare …

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Vietnam police bust $26-M online gambling ring

HANOI: Vietnamese police have broken up an online gambling ring worth almost $26 million and arrested 10 people along with confiscating guns and cash, officials said on Tuesday, the latest big bust in a country where illicit betting flourishes despite tough laws. The ringleaders ran several websites for sports betting …

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Trillanes arrested, posts bail

POLICE on Tuesday arrested Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th after a Makati court revived a rebellion charge against the ex-mutineer, who immediately posted bail of P200,000. The Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 granted the petition of the Department of Justice (DoJ) to issue a warrant of arrest and hold-departure order …

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Trump expects 2nd summit with Kim soon

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: US President Donald Trump said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) he expects to hold a second summit soon with Kim Jong Un, lauding the North Korean strongman at the United Nations as “terrific,” one year after he eviscerated him from the same platform. Trump used his …

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US documents systematic violence vs Rohingya

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: The United States said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) it had found evidence of systematic violence by Myanmar’s military against the Rohingya minority, including widespread killings and rape. The State Department released the report just as the United States announced $185 million in new funding for …

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PCIC allots P1.65-B aid for typhoon-hit farmers

The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) will release about P1.65 billion worth of insurance to farmers whose crops, particularly rice and corn, were badly hit by typhoon “Ompong,” its top official said on Tuesday. In a statement, PCIC President Atty. Jovy C. Bernabe said about 262,057 farmers who planted rice, …

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