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Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila

Police train their fire hose at protesters as the latter try to force their way closer to the U.S. Embassy for a rally against next week's visit of U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine police armed with truncheon, shields and water hose have clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the Philippines. AP/Bullit Marquez

Philippine police armed with truncheon, shields and water hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the Philippines.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Napoles’ surgery successful—doctor

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Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind behind the pork barrel scam, underwent a successful operation early Wednesday, with the removal of her entire uterus and both ovaries, her physician said Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

A Buddhist nun takes part in the funeral ceremony of Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, at the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP

Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest’s base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain’s deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this season.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in South Sudan slaughter

In this image taken from video people travel on the road near Bentiu South Sudan on Sunday April 20, 2014. AP

The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Lawyer: Napoles is not ‘pork’ scam mastermind

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Janet Lim-Napoles. Inset Atty. Bruce Rivera lawyer of Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER.net and INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Detained businesswoman and pork barrel Queen Janet Lim-Napoles is ready to spill the beans to prove that “she is not the mastermind” of the multi-billion pork barrel scam, her legal counsel said Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

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A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city’s main tourist zone.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Australia flags deeper search for Malaysian jet

Ground crew check the Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore that turned back towards and parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, April 21, 2014, after its right landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff. The airline says Flight 192 carrying 166 people landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early Monday, four hours after it departed. AP

The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia’s defense minister said Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

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A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet’s wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US disaster site

President Barack Obama looks back as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, for a flight to Oso, Washington to visit with victims of the deadly March 22 disaster, emergency responders and recovery workers.  AP

President Barack Obama met Tuesday with survivors of a deadly landslide near Seattle before leaving on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a “rebalancing” eastward of US foreign policy.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Joseph Estrada’s longest ‘sorry’: Manila mayor in HK for hostage crisis apology

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THREE-YEAR-OLD BAGGAGE.  Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (second from left) waves after arriving at Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday. Estrada came to apologize to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in a mishandled hostage taking in 2010 which soured relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong. AP

Six months after announcing his plan for the trip, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada flew to Hong Kong on Tuesday to deliver a formal apology on behalf of his city to the families of the victims of the August 2010 Rizal Park hostage crisis, a move demanded by the Chinese administrative region but eschewed by Malacañang.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me

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Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It’s the government’s Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), or Pag-Ibig Fund, that is responsible for defrauding legitimate home buyers who got caught up in the P6.6-billion Globe Asiatique scam, GA owner Delfin Lee insists.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems

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SHADE OF MANGROVE ‘PARASOL’.   Boys enjoy the shade of a mangrove species in the coastal waters of Puro-Sinalikway in Barangay Nursery in Masbate City. Mangroves serve as storm protection to coastal communities and as nurseries to many marine species. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

There’s a way to tame the rowdy rodeo experience that Masbate is known for: Just add crystalline water, hectares of coral reefs and an islet paradise.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Irrigation supply to farms to be stopped

NICKEL laterite washed away by previous floods has destroyed at least 300 hectares of farmland, 200 ha of fishponds, three rivers and the shoreline in Sta. Cruz town, Zambales province. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Some 5,000 hectares of rice farms in Bulacan and Pampanga provinces will not be supplied with irrigation water this week with the continued decline of the water level in Angat Dam.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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