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Balangiga bells return Tuesday

Balangiga bells return Tuesday

The historic Balangiga bells will arrive from the United States at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City Tuesday. High-ranking Philippine defense and United States officials will be on hand to witness their arrival. The Department of National Defense-Public Affairs Service said the pre-program activities will start at about 10 a.m. which include arrival, unloading, and […]

South Korean taxi driver sets himself on fire in protest over carpool app

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean taxi driver set himself on fire and died on Monday to protest a carpooling service proposed by a company that operates the country’s most popular chat app. The 57-year-old driver doused himself in a flammable liquid and then lit his clothing while sitting in a taxi near parliament, police […]

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Ex-Miss Kentucky charged with sending nude photos to 15-year-old boy

Ramsey A former Miss Kentucky who is a teacher in West Virginia has been charged with sending nude pictures to a 15-year-old former student. News outlets report that 28-year-old Ramsey Bearse was arrested Friday and charged with four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a minor. A criminal complaint says the student’s […]

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Heavy screen time appears to impact childrens’ brains: study

Researchers have found “different patterns” in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing US study. The first wave of information from the $300 million National Institute of Health (NIH) study is showing that those nine and 10-year-old kids spending more than […]

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China: Arrest of Huawei executive ‘vile in nature’

BEIJING (AP) – China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences” if she is not released. A report by the official Xinhua News Agency carried on the Foreign Ministry’s website said […]

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White House Chief of Staff  John Kelly to leave at year’s end

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said Saturday that Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control of the House. Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of […]

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