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Duterte set to visit China again

President Duterte is set to make his fifth visit to China this month and hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss issues of mutual concern. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo confirmed the trip after the President’s long-time aide now Sen. Bong Go said Duterte will go to China sometime this month. In […]

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Gunman kills 20 at Texas Walmart store in latest US mass shooting

EL Paso, Texas (AFP) – A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 people Saturday when he opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store in Texas, the latest mass shooting in the United States. As President Donald Trump led the condemnation over “an act of cowardice” that police are treating as a […]

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US SC allows Trump to spend military funds on border wall

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of President Donald Trump, allowing him to proceed with plans to divert billions of dollars in Pentagon funds towards construction of his border wall with Mexico. ”Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall,” Trump tweeted in reaction to the ruling, which boosts his ability […]

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Iran seizes UK ship with Filipino onboard

The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with a fishing boat before being detained on Friday, Iran’s Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official. Iran says all 23 crew seized on the tanker are now at Bandar Abbas port and will remain on the vessel until the end of an investigation, […]

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Aussie kids take stolen car on a 1,000-km road trip

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) – Four children took a stolen four-wheel drive on a 1,000-kilometer road trip across the Australian outback before being nabbed by police, officials said yesterday. A 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys, and a 10-year-old girl began their epic journey on Saturday when they took cash and packed fishing rods in a vehicle […]

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Joint PCG-Marina probe: Chinese fishing boat failed to avoid collision

The Chinese fishing vessel involved in the Recto Bank incident last month failed to avoid colliding with the Filipino fishing vessel and left the boat’s crew without helping them, a joint investigation revealed. Official findings of the joint probe conducted by the Philippine Coast Guard and the Maritime Industry Authority said the “unidentified Chinese fishing […]

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