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Scotland’s independence vote puts UK union on edge

A piper plays at the end of a No campaign event where former British Prime Minister and No campaigner for the Scottish independence referendum Gordon Brown, left middle row gesturing, and other people and politicians made speeches in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?  No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday's referendum on independence.  With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call and turnout expected to reach record levels, supporters of separation feel they are within touching distance of victory — but wonder whether their surge in the polls will be enough.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday’s vote.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Brillantes defends Comelec vs discrepancies in Senatorial poll count

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) defended itself in the Senate over alleged cases of discrepancies in several precincts during the 2013 Senatorial Elections.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips

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The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Classes in all levels suspended in Cebu due to floods

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CEBU residents wade through the flooded streets of Sikatuna in Barangay Parian, Cebu City, after heavy rains. TONEE DESPOJO/Cebu Daily News

Classes in elementary and secondary schools in Cebu city and province were suspended on Thursday morning after floods hit several areas of Cebu due to incessant rains spawned by Tropical Storm “Mario” that started late Wednesday night.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Survivors of Europe’s deadliest migrant shipwreck recount 3 days at sea

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After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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