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US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi town under siege

Mideast Iraq

An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Fighting motorcycle crimes with motorcycles

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A policeman shows off his motorcycle-riding skills during a 45-day training program for the “Blue Hawk,” a new unit of the Quezon provincial police that would run after motorcycle-riding criminals. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The police in Quezon province would launch a special unit composed of trained motorcycle policemen to counter the threat posed by criminals riding on motorcycles.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Angelina Jolie calls for new bid to end Syria war

A handout picture made available by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on February 24, 2014 shows US actress and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie talking to a young Syrian refugee on February 23, 2014 at a refugee camp near the Lebanese village of Zahle in the Bekaa valley. Jolie was on a trhee-day visit to Lebanon. AFP PHOTO /HO /UNHCR/A.MCCONEELL

The Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie called Friday for a new bid to bring peace to Syria which she said was destabilizing the whole region and bringing misery to millions.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia closes 12 McDonald’s branches, inspects 100

People walk past the oldest of Moscow's McDonald's outlets which was opened on Jan. 31, 1990, and closed on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Russia has temporarily closed 12 branches of McDonald’s on health grounds and is carrying out more than 100 inspections, the US fast food chain said Friday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Belmonte: No need to amend Charter’s political provisions

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Speaker of the House Sonny Belmonte opens the regular session of the 16th Congress on Monday prior to President Benigno S. Aquino III State of the Nation Address at the House of Representative in Quezon City.
INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

President Aquino’s statement that he is not inclined to seek a second term has practically killed the prospects of any constitutional amendment to lift the ban on presidential reelection, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Friday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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