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Obama calls for irregular forces to lay down arms in Ukraine

President Barack Obama  AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine amid escalating tensions.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

Local people, some armed with swords gather around the bodies of suspected Islamic militants following an attack at the Giwa Military barracks in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Friday, March, 14. 2014, after the militants struck the northern city of Maiduguri Friday morning, attacking the main military barracks with gunfire and explosions. AP FILE PHOTO

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday killed at least 60 people in Nigeria’s troubled north-eastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

1 dead as coordinated blasts hit Thai south

Thai firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire at the site of a car bomb that killed one and wounded 14 people in Thailand's restive southern province of Yala on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Thailand's three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces are in the grip of a decade-long insurgency which has seen 6,000 people killed—the majority of them civilians. AFP PHOTO/MUHAMMAD SABRI’

One person was killed and 14 wounded Sunday in a series of apparently coordinated blasts—including a car bomb—in a major town in Thailand’s insurgency-hit south, the army said.

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

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

In this Sept. 9, 2011 photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for photographers following a news conference for the opening of her exhibition at the C/O Berlin museum in Berlin. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Azia)

An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon — the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Two female Western journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead—police

khost, afghanistan

A female Western journalist was shot dead and another wounded in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost on Friday, police said, on the eve of the country’s presidential election.

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

Pakistan’s Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. AP FILE PHOTO

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday, police said.

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

Venezuelan president accepts facilitator for talks

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a meeting with a South American delegation of foreign ministers at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. AP

President Nicolas Maduro has agreed to enter talks with Venezuela’s opposition with the help of an outside facilitator, a group of visiting South American foreign ministers said Thursday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

With Tiamzon’s arrest, it’s time for NPA to surrender—AFP

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AFP Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista. Photo from AFP Public Affairs Office

It took the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) more than 20 years to catch the slippery Benito Tiamzon, chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH peace prospects dim after arrest of rebel couple

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, the party's secretary general Wilma Tiamzon. Photo by Nikko Dizon/INQUIRER

Prospects of reviving peace talks with Philippine communist insurgents grew dimmer following the arrest of a married couple who are senior rebel leaders, officials and analysts said Sunday.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Crimeans wary of future after secession vote

Pro-Russian people celebrate in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Fireworks exploded and Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The United States and Europe condemned the ballot as illegal and destabilizing and were expected to slap sanctions against Russia for it. AP

Crimeans woke up to an uncertain future on Monday after a referendum that raises the prospect of months-long economic turmoil and a legal vacuum ahead of a planned merger with Russia.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

EU mulling next steps against Russia over Ukraine

Pro-Russian people celebrate in the central square in Sevastopol, Ukraine, early Monday, March 17, 2014. Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The United States and Europe condemned the ballot as illegal and destabilizing and were expected to slap sanctions against Russia for it. AP

The European Union on Sunday condemned the referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea as illegal and is taking steps to increase sanctions against Russia over what many believe is a planned annexation of the bordering peninsula.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tibetan sets self on fire to protest China – reports

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, ushered by monks in ceremonial attire arrives to inaugurate a new building that will house the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The Tibetan legislative body which has 44 members is democratically elected. AP

A Tibetan monk in southwestern China has set himself on fire to protest against a 2008 crackdown, overseas groups said, adding to a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

100 killed in Nigeria attacks as gunmen storm villages

A file picture taken on March 8, 2010, in Dogo Nahawa shows natives gathering at a mass burial of their kinsmen killed during a religious crisis. At least 100 people were killed in weekend attacks on three villages in central Nigeria, local officials said on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

At least 100 people were killed in the religiously divided center of Nigeria this weekend, local officials said on Sunday, as tensions between Muslim-dominated herdsmen and mostly Christian farmers again turned deadly.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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  • 9 confirmed dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast
  • Aquino to public: Learn to sacrifice
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  • Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter
  • Sports

  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Business

  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
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