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American priest accused of abusing boys for decades in PH

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 10, 2019 TALUSTUSAN, Philippines: The American priest’s voice echoed over the phone line. “Happy days are gone,” he said in the 2018 call, recorded by a young man whose accusations would shake this little island village and reveal how allegations of sex crimes by priests are …

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Nadal wins 19th Slam title in US Open thriller

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 10, 2019 NEW YORK: Delivering one of his most dramatic major final performances, Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title Sunday (Monday in Manila) by winning his fourth US Open, outlasting Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 and 6-4. The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander …

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Canada wants Pinoy skilled workers

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT September 10, 2019 The Philippines will deploy more workers to Canada following the signing of a joint communique between Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd and his Canadian counterpart. The joint communique, according to Bello, called for the deployment in Yukon, a province of Canada, of skilled …

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MVP Antetokounmpo, Greece fall to US at World Cup

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 09, 2019 SHENZHEN, China: NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was unable to save Greece as holders the United States reached the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals with a 69-53 win on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). In front of a capacity 12,000 crowd in the southern Chinese city of …

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More protests set in HK

By ASSOCIATED PRESS September 09, 2019 HONG Kong: Police here thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists, but had to battle protesters at subway stations on Saturday as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even after the government offered a concession days earlier. RAMPING IT UP …

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Michiko’s cancer surgery very successful

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 09, 2019 TOKYO: Japan’s former empress Michiko “safely” underwent surgery on Sunday after the 84-year-old was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, the Imperial Household Agency said. SAFE SURGERY Japan’s former empress Michiko (left) enters the Tokyo University hospital two days before her successful breast surgery. AFP …

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Reconstruction of Marawi roads start

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT September 09, 2019 THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the 18.9-kilometer transcendental roads in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur. Soldiers survey the damaged buildings in Marawi City on May 23, 2019. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA …

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Canada braces for ‘Dorian’

By The Manila Times September 08, 2019 NEW York: After harassing the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, ravaging the northwest Bahamas, and coming ashore in the US mainland over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, hurricane “Dorian” has a new destination: Canada. HURRICANE WRATH Damaged property from Hurricane ‘Dorian’ litters the ground …

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HK police seal airport amid massive riots

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 08, 2019 HONG Kong: Riot police are currently deployed all over the Hong Kong International Airport amid intelligence reports that pro-democracy protesters will overtake the airport and will not leave until all their demands are met. FULL FORCE Police scatter around Chek Lap Kok International Airport …

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