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WHO confirms DR Congo Ebola-free status

This file picture dated September 17, 2014  shows a man holding a Congolese Ministry of Health's information leaflet on Ebola virus on Moral's market in the Bandal area in Kinshasa. The Democratic Republic of Congo on November 15, 2014 declared itself Ebola-free, after a three-month outbreak of the killer disease claimed at least 49 lives. AFP/JUNIOR D. KANNAH

The World Health Organization confirmed Friday that the Democratic Republic of Congo was Ebola-free, as 42 days had passed since the last case in an outbreak that killed at least 49 people.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

AFP sees better ranking in Global Terrorism Index

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Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines hopes to improve its ranking on the Global Terrorism Index, a study by Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thai junta chief disregards ‘Hunger Games’ salutes, signs of defiance

Nachacha Kongudom, 21, raises a three-fingered salute outside a cinema where “The  Hunger  Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” is showing, in Bangkok,  Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger  Games" movie in  Thailand, where opponents of May’s military coup have adopted the film’s three-finger salute as a sign of defiance. AP

Thailand’s military ruler Friday said he was unfazed by people using a three-fingered protest salute inspired by the blockbuster Hollywood franchise “The Hunger Games” to express opposition to the country’s junta.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Laude murder highlights struggle for LGBT rights

Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. Inquirer File Photo

The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a US Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the  Philippines  but activists say the spotlight should also be shone on “hate crimes” by locals targeting minority groups.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan ‘black widow’ still on hunt as husband No.4 died—reports

This picture taken on March 13, 2014 shows 67-year-old Japanese woman Chisako Kakehi, who was arrested in Kyoto on November 19 on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide in the latest "Black Widow" case. She denied any involvement in his death although reports said the police suspect she killed her husband to obtain insurance money and his assets. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT

A so-called “black widow” in Japan suspected of killing up to six partners for money, was still on the hunt for an “unattached elderly man with assets” when her fourth husband was poisoned with cyanide, reports said Friday.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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