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Death toll in India flood jumps to 357

The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India’s Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said yester­day, with losses to infrastruc­ture pegged at some $3 bil­lion.

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Former UN chief Annan dies at age 80

Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize lau­reate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of champion­ing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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2 Chinese killed near MPD, NBI

TWO Chinese nationals were gunned down by unidentified rid­ing in tandem on a motorcyle along Taft corner United Nations Avenue in Manila in broad daylight yester­day.

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School owner orders burning of students’ school bags

A SCHOOL owner in Libmanan, Ca­marines Sur reportedly ordered the bags of senior high school students studying in his school burned Friday, after they allegedly failed to comply with the school’s no-bag policy for the day.

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Fugitive Bacoor inmate shot dead

FREEDOM proved to be short-lived for a fugitive inmate who was among the 23 detainees who bolted the Bacoor police detention center in Cavite last month after he was gunned down by police Saturday morning.

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PH largest recipient of US military aid in Asia at P5 billion

THE Philippines is by far the largest recipient of US military assistance in Asia reaching billions of pesos, and Washington has been supporting the Armed Forces’ modernization goals through a variety of programs and initiatives, the United States Embassy disclosed.

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