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Rescuers pull more bodies from rubble of Russian gas explosion

Rescuers hunted for survivors Wednesday in the rubble of a Russian apartment building wrecked by a New Year’s Eve gas explosion, but found only bodies as the number of confirmed dead rose to 28, four of them children. The revised toll left 13 people still missing following the explosion, which destroyed 35 apartments in the […]

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China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ executed

A serial killer dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims was executed Thursday morning, three decades after the first murder, the court which sentenced him said. The court in the northwest city of Baiyin, Gansu province, which handed him the death sentence in March last year […]

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World’s oldest person ever may have faked her age

A record held by a Frenchwoman as the world’s longest living person could be fraudulent and involve an identity swap, Russian researchers have claimed in a report that has sparked widespread controversy. Jeanne Calment died at the age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997, setting a record as the world’s most long-lived person […]

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DFA checking for any Pinoy victims in Denmark train crash

The Philippine Embassy in Denmark is still checking with Danish authorities if any of the 12,000 members of the Filipino community in that country are among the victims of the train accident that happened on Wednesday. “Ambassador to Denmark Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia reported to the Home Office that Philippine Honorary Consul General Poul Krogh is checking […]

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No Pinoys hurt in Japan car attack

No Filipinos were among the nine people injured when a 21-year-old driver drove his mini car into a busy shopping street in Tokyo, Japan on New Year’s Day, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. The incident happened on Takeshita St., one of Tokyo’s fashion districts located in Harajuku. Four individuals are reportedly in serious […]

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Trump blames Dems for migrant kids’ death

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed opposition Democrats for the death of two immigrant children in US custody, comments set to heighten tensions as the second week of a government shutdown began over his demands for a wall on the US-Mexico border. “Any deaths of children or others at the Border […]

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