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6 killed, 14 hurt as jeepney collides with dump truck

LIBMANAN, Camarines Sur – A private jeepney carrying 20 passengers collided with a 10-wheel dump truck here Saturday afternoon, killing six occupants, including the driver and injuring 14 others. Police Staff Sgt. Emerose Organis, information officer of the Libmanan Municipal Police Station, said the accident happened on the national highway in Barangay Bikal. Organis identified […]

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MILF member in ‘SAF  44’ encounter arrested

A Moro Islamic Liberation Front member allegedly involved in the bloody encounter between the elite Philippine National Police-Special Action Force and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and the MILF in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in 2015 has been arrested by police. Tamano Esmail Sabpa, of legal age, was apprehended by joint elements of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection […]

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French ‘yellow vest’ protests largely peaceful as Macron wraps up debate

PARIS (Reuters) – Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday for a 21st straight weekend of anti-government “yellow vest” protests, but the marches were largely peaceful. The quieter nature of the demonstrations should be a relief to President Emmanuel Macron, who this week wrapped up two months […]

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Trump says he had not read Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had not read Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia that his Democratic opponents say should be released in full. “I have not read the Mueller Report yet, even though I have every right to do so,” Trump […]

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Africa’s richest man withdraws $10 M just to look at it

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, known as Africa’s richest man, told a forum in Ivory Coast on Saturday how he once took $10 million in cash out of the bank just to look at it and get it into his head that this was real money, not just figures on paper. “When you’re young your first […]

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Venezuelans rally to demand power, water, end to Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) – After weeks of power cuts and limited access to water, thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday to back opposition leader Juan Guaido and protest against President Nicolas Maduro, who they accuse of wrecking the economy. Venezuelans, already suffering from hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine, say the […]

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