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Hong Kong protesters vow ‘stress test’

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 23, 2019 HONG KONG: The island-state reduced rail and bus links to the city’s airport on Sunday and police stepped up security checks in a bid to scupper plans by pro-democracy protesters to disrupt the bustling transport hub. The airport — the world’s eighth busiest — …

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3 PMA cadets tagged in Dormitorio’s death

By DEMPSEY REYES September 23, 2019 Three cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) tagged as the principal suspects behind the hazing death of Cdt. 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio have been detained and are being investigated, officials said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista, PMA superintendent, however, refused to disclose …

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Oil firms to hike gas prices by P2.35 per liter

By JORDEENE B. LAGARE September 23, 2019 Oil companies are poised to impose steep price increases this week as the country continues to feel the impact of the drone attacks on one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil facilities. In separate advisories, Petro Gazz and Pilipinas Shell said the cost of …

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Albania earthquake damages buildings

By The Manila Times September 23, 2019 TIRANA: Albania was rattled by its strongest earthquake in decades on Saturday, officials said, sending people fleeing into the streets in several cities, damaging buildings and triggering power cuts in the capital. The epicenter of the shallow 5.6-magnitude quake, was near Durres, less …

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23 states sue Trump over emission rules

By THE MANILA TIMES September 22, 2019 SACRAMENTO, California: This US state sued the Trump administration from revoking its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, enlisting help from 22 other states in a battle that will shape a key component of the …

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DoJ sloppy records keeper, says Gordon

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL September 22, 2019 GCTA surrenderers number more than heinous crime convicts freed SEN. Richard Gordon on Saturday described the Department of Justice (DoJ) as a careless records keeper, citing reports that the number of surrenderers under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law had exceeded the …

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Diaz bags 2 bronzes in world meet

By JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT September 22, 2019 Asian Games gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz won two bronze medals late Friday night in the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships at the Eastern National Training Sports Center in Pattaya, Thailand. Hidilyn Diaz AFP PHOTO Diaz, 28, secured the medals in …

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Pakistan opens longest highway

By THE MANILA TIMES September 22, 2019 NEAT AND TIDY Student volunteers collect trash near a coastal area as part of World Cleanup Day in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. AFP photo ISLAMABAD: Tehseen Majeed used to work hundreds of miles away from her home in Pakistan’s central city of Multan after …

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‘P5-B ZamboSur-Norte road link almost done’

By ANTONIO P. RIMANDO September 22, 2019 DIPOLOG CITY: Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced recently that the P5-billion national road, which would link Zamboanga del Norte (ZdN) and Zamboanga del Sur (ZdS), is nearly complete. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar Villar said almost 40 kilometers (km) of the …

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