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Santiago files bill increasing court-awarded damages for death


Saying that it seems cheaper to kill than to injure a person under civil law, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago has proposed an increase in the damages to be awarded for death caused by a crime or negligence.

Posted: December 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 22 people near Baghdad

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Officials say a suicide attack against pro-government, anti-Islamic State group Sunni militias near Baghdad has killed at least 13 people.

Posted: December 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dad builds daughter’s last wish: Haiti orphanage

FILE -  This Feb. 13, 2010, file photo shows a child standing among makeshift tents at a refugee camp for earthquake survivors in the Cite Soleil neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. A few hours before 19-year-old Britney Gengel was buried alive in the earthquake, she texted her parents her last dream: "I want to move here and start an orphanage." Nearly five years later Gengel's father is fulfilling the dream of his late daughter. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

The parents of a young woman killed in the Haiti earthquake nearly five years ago have made good on her last wish.

Posted: December 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death toll rises to 52 in rebel violence in northeast India

In this Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 photo, an injured person is treated at a hospital in Kokrajhar district, in northeast state of Assam, India. Separatist rebels gunned down more than 30 people and wounded a dozen more in India's remote northeast Tuesday in a series of coordinated attacks, police said. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India) INDIA OUT

The death toll in rebel violence in Assam state has risen to 52 with the discovery of more bodies, police officials in the remote northeastern said Wednesday.

Posted: December 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 killed as truck hits van on Cavitex

Four people were killed after a trailer truck slammed into a delivery van early Friday morning along the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) in Parañaque City.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »