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Death toll in India flood jumps to 357

The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India’s Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said yester­day, with losses to infrastruc­ture pegged at some $3 bil­lion.

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Former UN chief Annan dies at age 80

Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize lau­reate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of champion­ing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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  By TARA YAP   ILOILO CITY – The Philippine Army’s 301st Infantry Brigade (301 IB) is eyeing 15 more detachments for the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in Panay Island. Col. Benedict Arevalo, 301 IB commander, said more CAFGU detachments means countering the strength of the New People’s Army (NPA), which are numbered […]

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Canada shooting leaves 4 dead

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (Reuters) – Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the […]

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Canada shooting leaves 4 dead

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (Reuters) – Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the […]

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Ex-solon’s son nabbed in buy-bust

ILIGAN CITY – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office 10 arrested Erik Dominique “Bojie” Badelles, son of former Rep. Alipio “Tikbong” Badelles, in a buy-bust operation at his residence in Barangay Pala-o here Friday. Erik has been in the original PDEA target list and considered a high-value target since four years ago when he […]

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