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S. Korea tests missile bringing entire North in range

A South Korean marine LVT-7 landing craft sail to shores through a smoke screen during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing exercises called Ssangyong, part of the Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea, Monday, March 31, 2014. South Korea said North Korea has announced plans to conduct live-fire drills near the rivals' disputed western sea boundary. The planned drills Monday come after an increase in threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang and a series of rocket and ballistic missile launches in an apparent protest against the annual military exercises by Seoul and Washington. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korea said Friday it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DR Congo warlord Katanga complicit in war crimes–ICC

Defence counsel David Hooper awaits the start of a verdict in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday March 7, 2014. The ICC has convicted rebel leader Germain Katanga of charges including murder and pillage during a deadly attack on a village in eastern Congo, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. Katanga showed no emotion as judges convicted him as an accessory in the attack on the strategic village of Bogoro on Feb. 24, 2003, in which some 200 civilians were hacked or shot to death. AP

The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga of being an accessory to war crimes and crimes against humanity for a 2003 village massacre.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

G-7 nations suspend planning for Russia summit

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The U.S. and six other nations say they are suspending participation in the planning for an international summit in Russia this summer.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea test fires short-range missiles – Yonhap

Army soldiers pass by a barbed-wire fence during a military exercise in Paju near the border with North Korea,  South Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. AP

North Korea test fired two short-range missiles on Monday, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported, the second in series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mayor Aguilar to Sen. Villar: Reclamation ain’t so bad, sis

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HIGH-FLYERS VS HIGH RISE  Can these migratory birds and other denizens of the Parañaque-Las Piñas ecotourism site on Manila Bay coexist with a planned reclamation project nearby?  RICHARD A. REYES

A week after his sister, Senator Cynthia Villar, launched a congressional inquiry into reclamation projects on Manila Bay, Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel Aguilar disputed her grim warnings about their environmental impact.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Court steps into Makati condo builders’ dispute

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A Makati City court has ordered a condominium developer to remove the barriers it put on a road that it co-owns with a neighboring project, weeks after tensions rose between their respective personnel and provoked gunshots at the work site.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

1,500 N. Koreans escape to South in 2013 – ministry

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

More than 1,500 North Koreans fled to South Korea last year, maintaining a recent fall in the number of escapees that coincided with a clampdown by new leader Kim Jong-Un.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

SKorea calls for reunions of separated families

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye  AFP FILE PHOTO

South Korea’s president has called for resuming reunions of families separated by the Korean War in the early 1950s.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

The Binays of Makati

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A mango tree doesn’t bear a santol fruit. Let’s not be surprised that Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay and his sister, Sen. Nancy Binay, acted the way they did when they were prevented by guards at the posh Dasmariñas Village from using a gate of the subdivision.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Jose Manalo faces new suit; daughter demands support

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After being sued by his estranged wife, comedian and TV host Jose Manalo is facing another charge, this time lodged by his teenage daughter.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China was ‘irresponsible’ in stand-off at sea – US

Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

China acted in an “irresponsible” way in a stand-off with a US naval ship this month in the South China Sea, American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cops kill 4 Sayyaf bandits in Pata town, Sulu

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Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

Four Abu Sayyaf men were killed Monday in a clash with a police team which was hunting the bandits in Sulu, the Philippine National Police said Tuesday.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

S. Korea asserts control inside China’s new ‘air zone’

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South Korea stressed Monday its “unchanging” control over an area that overlaps with China’s newly-declared air defense zone and said it would raise the issue at high-level talks with Beijing.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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