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Filipino rescued in PNG after 56 days adrift

A Filipino fisherman has been rescued in Papua New Guinea after drifting at sea for 56 days, but his uncle died during the ordeal, a report said Saturday.

A powerful magnitude eight earthquake hit the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands yesterday, but no tsunami was reported hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands.

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Rioting, looting and gunshots erupted in the capital of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday after police opened fire on a student demonstration, wounding about a dozen people and killing as many as four, officials and residents said.

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MANILA, Philippines Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile conceded yesterday that Congress is partly to blame for giving tax incentives to the rich but continues to increase taxes on the poor. Enrile made this disclosure during the public hearing by a Senate finance sub-committee chaired by Senator Ralph G. Recto on the proposed 2012 R11.5-billion budget […]

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