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‘I’ll make it,’ says young ferry passenger to family

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In a last terrified, tearful call to his elder sister, 16-year-old Kim Dong-Hyup promised to get off the sinking ferry alive.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘Scolded’ teen found dead in QC home

A teenage girl was found dead and hanging inside her house while her family members were away for an outing on Good Friday in Quezon City.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Car bomber kills at least 6 at Syrian government checkpoint

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows firefighters hose down burning buildings following a Syrian government air strike in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, April. 18, 2014. Activists say more than 150,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011. The larger fight to topple Syrian president Bashar Assad has been undermined by fierce rebel infighting, particularly since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a checkpoint near a government-controlled town in central Syria early Saturday, killing at least six soldiers, activists said.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mixed feelings for Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hometown

Friends surround Melquin Merchan, an 18-year-old painter from Aracataca, as he paints a portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the house where the Nobel laureate was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on Thursday. AP

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand’s south

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Police say a suspected insurgent and his six-year-old son have been shot dead in Thailand’s violence-plagued south.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary

Heather McDade of Boston, center, reacts while watching a tribute ceremony with others on an over-sized outdoor monitor, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, on Boylston Street in Boston. The ceremony was held for those killed and injured in the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago. AP

Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Two-year-old among five dead in Camarines Sur road mishap

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Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. Police said at least five passengers, including a child, were killed and 15 others were injured in the accident Wednesday which came as Filipinos flock to their hometowns for the Holy Week break. AP

At least five people were killed and 15 others were hurt on Wednesday after a passenger bus rammed into a truck in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, police report said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bus accident kills 8 kids on school trip in China

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Eight Chinese schoolchildren were killed and more than 10 injured after a bus carrying them overturned in southern China on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tainted horsemeat eyed in five deaths in PH

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Five people are believed to have died from eating tainted horsemeat in the Philippines while as many as 60 may have consumed it, a local official said Wednesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90

In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 1991, file photo, Charles Keating Jr., adjusts his tie as he sits in a Los Angeles courtroom. AP

The financier who was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s has died. Charles H. Keating Jr. was 90.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

5 dead as 8.2 quake hits Chile

A view of the city of Iquique, Chile, after a powerful earthquake struck late Tuesday, April 1, 2014. AP

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country’s entire Pacific coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, the interior minister said, but Chile apparently escaped major damage or serious casualties.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ex-House Secretary General Roberto Nazareno; 81

Roberto P. Nazareno, former secretary general of the House of Representatives, passed away on Tuesday. He was 81.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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A man reportedly shot and killed himself by accident Thursday night at his Quezon City residence, his wife claiming that his pistol went off as he was “cleaning and toying” with it.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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