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Truck falls into ‘sinkhole’ in Manila

A 14-wheel truck loaded with 16 tons of sand collapsed under its own weight and fell into an alleged five-foot deep “sinkhole” in Manila before dawn yesterday. Michael Lagco, truck driver, said they were on their way to Baywalk in Manila from Pampanga to deliver tons of sand for the Manila Bay rehabilitation when the […]

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Fishers walk away from ASG captors

A group of fishermen casually walked away from their Abu Sayyaf Group captors who released them three days after they were forcibly taken in the waters of Sabah. The reason: They are too poor to pay even for a sack of rice as ransom. Police Col. Bernard Banac, spokesperson of the Philippine National Police, said […]

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3 dead, more feared buried in Cambodia building collapse

PHNOM Penh, Cambodia (AFP) – At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort early yesterday, officials said, with fears an unknown number of others may still be buried in the rubble. The seven-story building in the beach town of Sihanoukville, owned by a Chinese company, collapsed with workers […]

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US author claims Trump raped her in mid-1990s

An advice columnist for Elle fashion magazine said in an account published Friday that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the dressing room of a New York department store more than two decades ago. Trump reacted with a statement saying he’d never met his accuser, E. Jean Carroll, and that the incident “never happened.” According […]

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Trump says he aborted Iran strike to spare lives

President Donald Trump said Friday he is in “no hurry” to bomb Iran, revealing that US forces were “cocked and loaded” to retaliate after the downing of a US spy drone but that he called them back in order to avoid mass casualties. “I am in no hurry,” Trump said in a series of tweets […]

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Angat Dam breaches 160-meter critical level

The Angat Dam, which is Metro Manila’s main water supplier, breached its 160-meter critical level for domestic water supply yesterday morning, prompting the National Water Resources Board to further reduce allocation sourced from the reservoir to 36 cubic meters per second from 40 cms. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration monitoring as of 6 […]

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