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Asian fungus kills European salamanders, could spread

An aquatic salamander   PHOTO BY S UZANNE COLLINS, CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY

A fungus from Asia has killed off large numbers of salamanders and newts in Belgium and The Netherlands and risks reaching North America unless the exotic pet trade is stopped, researchers said Thursday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

The Union flag flies above Parliament in London. AP

Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the US-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino confronted on human rights record in Belgium forum

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Benigno Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III was put on the spot over his administration’s human rights record shortly after he delivered a wide-ranging policy speech organized by an independent think tank here.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China high on agenda in Aquino’s Euro tour

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Aquino leaves Saturday night for a whirlwind visit to four major European countries, in part to seek support for the Philippines’ “triple action plan” to resolve the territorial dispute with China

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories | Read More »

13 children among Afghan Sikhs found in UK shipping container

UK shipping container

The frail survivors found inside a shipping container at a British port at the weekend following a “horrific ordeal” are Sikhs from Afghanistan and include 13 children, police said Sunday.

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

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