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Japan marks ‘Respect  for the Aged Day’

Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world’s most rapidly aging societies.

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Palace to solons: Obey traffic rules

President Duterte does not expect any special treatment on the road and expects lawmakers to follow his modest lifestyle, Malacañang said yesterday.

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) is hoping to buy at least 37,000 pieces of body cameras next year that will be used in police operations, especially illegal drugs, amid doubts that all those who died in anti-drugs operations fought back.

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Only government work and classes in public schools across the country will be suspended in observance of the “National Day of Protest” on September 21, Malacañang announced yesterday.

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Wads of cut-up cash  found in Geneva toilets

A Geneva official has confirmed a newspaper report that said wads of cut-up 500-euro notes (about $600 each) mysteriously turned up jammed into the toilets of three neighborhood restaurants and a bank in separate episodes in recent months.

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‘We condemn all human rights violations’

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.

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