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Migrants can seek refuge from churches

By ASSOCIATED PRESS July 16, 2019 CHICAGO: As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday (Monday in Manila)to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help those potentially threatened by the operation. A Chicago priest talked during his homily about …

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Go’s bill gives more benefits for solo parents

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO July 16, 2019 Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go wants to provide additional benefits and privileges to some 14 million solo parents to help them ease the burden of single-handedly raising their children. The senator filed Senate Bill (SB) 206, which aims to amend Republic Act (RA) …

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Djokovic tops Federer in historic final for 5th at Wimbledon

By ASSOCIATED PRESS July 15, 2019 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy during the presentation after he defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer during the men’s singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP) WIMBLEDON: For nearly five tight, tense and …

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Floods, landslides kill 43 in Nepal, India

By ASSOCIATED PRESS July 15, 2019 KATHMANDU, Nepal: Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall had killed at least 43 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the Himalayan border in India, officials said Sunday. At least 24 others are missing in Nepal, either …

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‘Traumatized’ migrants await deportation

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE July 15, 2019 NEW York: Thousands of undocumented immigrants were waiting in fear, with some saying they are now traumatized, and uncertainty ahead of nationwide raids Sunday (Monday in Manila) that would lead to a wave of expulsions. Demonstrators in dozens of cities protested the planned raids, …

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Trump dropped Iran nuke deal to ditch Obama – envoy

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE July 15, 2019 LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to Washington believed United States President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a published leaked documents. “The administration is set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly …

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Russia develops super telescope

By The Manila Times July 15, 2019 MOSCOW: A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a high technology cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday (Sunday in Manila) after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, can visually magnify where it is pointed more than …

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US begins migrants’ deportation

By ASSOCIATED PRESS July 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C: The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country will continue after an upcoming national sweep that President Donald Trump said would start Sunday (Monday in Manila). Matthew Albence, the agency’s acting director, …

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Duterte willing to invoke MDT

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 14, 2019 IF push comes to shove, President Rodrigo Duterte would invoke the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the US and the Philippines should its long-time ally declare war on China in a bid to stop Beijing’s intrusion in the West Philippine (South China) …

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