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Gay mayor from America ‘Rust Belt’ to launch presidential bid

CHICAGO (AFP) – Pete Buttigieg, the gay, liberal mayor of a small American city in the conservative bastion of Indiana, was expected to officially launch his presidential bid Sunday, joining a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party’s nomination in 2020. The 37-year-old Rhodes scholar and Afghanistan war veteran is the two-term mayor of […]

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Julian Assange’s father calls on Australia to bring him home

SYDNEY (AFP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s father yesterday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son’s condition after his arrest in London last week. John Shipton – who was secretary of the Wikileaks Party when his son tried to run for a senate Seat in 2013 […]

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Senator Villar urges OFWs to exercise right to vote

  Reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar on Sunday reminded Filipinos living and working abroad to exercise their right to vote. Villar, who is seeking another six-year term in the Senate, made the call as the month-long overseas absentee voting (OAV) opens in 85 Philippine posts in countries around the world. “I urge our kababayan overseas to make sure […]

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Go to airport early, BI tells travelers

  The Bureau of Immigration (BI) urged overseas-bound travelers to check-in at least three hours before their flight to avoid airport congestion. BI port operations chief Grifton Medina said that while queues in immigration counters could not be avoided due to the surge in the number of travelers during the Holy Week, they “are prepared […]

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Bus firms warned vs showing inappropriate movies

  Police Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), warned yesterday bus companies and their drivers not to show movies inappropriate for children as thousands of passengers are expected to go for a long travel to the provinces for the long Lenten break. Eleazar made the warning amid complaints […]

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Suspect in Tondo girl’s slay killed in shootout

  A man, who shot dead a 17-year-old girl whom he mistook for a drug client, was killed by police in a buy-bust operation in Tondo, Manila, early Sunday morning. Manila Police District (MPD) chief Police Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr. said the suspect, Jade Ayson, 46, a resident of Building 24, Permanent Housing on […]

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