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DOH issues official statement on confirmed case of MERS-CoV

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

“An OFW who had contact with the OFW who died of MERS-CoV in United Arab Emirates arrived in the country yesterday (Tuesday). He tested positive on the nose swab examination in UAE but completely no symptoms. The Embassy of the Philippines in UAE informed DOH and DFA immediately of the results.

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[VIDEO] Bomb hoax in Boston

A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. AP/Michael Dwyer

The Boston police officers evacuate the area around the finish line of the Boston Marathon after the discovery of two suspicious backpacks. Authorities said Tuesday one man was in custody in connection with the incident. AP VIDEO

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[VIDEO] Royal couple’s final day

Britain's Prince William carries Prince George with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they depart on an RAAF plane bound for Sydney, Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  AP/SNPA, Ross Setford

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend their final day in New Zealand visiting a police college and strolling the Wellington’s civic area. The couple and their baby son George are due to arrive in Sydney later on Wednesday for the start of their Australia visit. AP VIDEO

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292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

South Korea rescue helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. AP/Yonhap

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

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Police killed, wife hurt in Mandaluyong ambush

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A policeman was killed after motorcycle-riding assailants shot ‎him and his wife while on board a sedan in Mandaluyong City Wednesday morning.

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Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

Police remove a body from the scene of a multiple fatal stabbing in northwest Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police say five people are dead after the stabbing at a house party. (AP

A University of Calgary student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city’s history.

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Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

A Pakistani police officer escorts Farman Ali, center, and Arif Ali, left, two brothers suspected of cannibalism to a local court in Sargodha, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.. Police officer Zafar Iqba said the men were previously jailed for two years on charges of digging up bodies, cooking and eating them in 2011. AP

Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis.

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DOTC apologizes for Naia’s air con problem

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The NAIA Terminal 1, which has previously been named the World's Worst Airport by a travel website, is undergoing rehabilitation. DOTC apologized for the lack of airconditioning which was shut off to prevent dust from getting into the system. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) apologized Wednesday for the inconvenience caused by the lack of air conditioning in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (Naia T1) due to the ongoing rehabilitation work.

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Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine

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The leader of Australia’s most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.

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Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, appears at his arraignment in New Century, Kan., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. AP

A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary

Heather McDade of Boston, center, reacts while watching a tribute ceremony with others on an over-sized outdoor monitor, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, on Boylston Street in Boston. The ceremony was held for those killed and injured in the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago. AP

Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

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Preparedness, CCT program help young mom survive ‘Yolanda’

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Learning how to keep calm during a disaster saved a young housewife in Cebu when twin disasters — a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) — struck the country late last year.

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Two-year-old among five dead in Camarines Sur road mishap

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Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. Police said at least five passengers, including a child, were killed and 15 others were injured in the accident Wednesday which came as Filipinos flock to their hometowns for the Holy Week break. AP

At least five people were killed and 15 others were hurt on Wednesday after a passenger bus rammed into a truck in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, police report said.

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