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US, Australia, China to conduct joint exercises

US Marines began arriving in Australia's tropical north on Tuesday for a six-month deployment during which they will conduct exercises with Australian and visiting Chinese forces.

Nic Belasco, Shawn Taggart fined a total of P70k for fighting

The PBA slapped a total of P70,000 in fines on Phoenix assistant coach Nic Belasco and Rain or Shine import Shawn Taggart for figuring...

Teduray, Lambangian hold 3rd tribal congress

More than 1,600 members of the Teduray and Lambangian indigenous people from 85 villages in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces held the 3rd Timfada Limud or tribal congress in Upi, Maguindanao on Monday, April 17.

BI denies mass resignations

The Bureau of Immigration denied Tuesday what it called persistent reports about the supposed resignations or mass leave of hundreds of its personnel assigned to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport over the non-payment of their overtime pay.

Thomas plays for Celtics a day after sister’s death

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas made an emotional return to the court on Sunday, a day after his sister Chyna had been killed in...

Fires in Metro down by almost 12% in Q1 – BFP

The number of fire incidents in Metro Manila dipped by almost 12 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2016, the Bureau of Fire Protection in the National Capital Region said Tuesday.

Only diplomacy can resolve tensions with North Korea – China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday diplomatic means must be used to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday in response to a call by prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, widely seen as a possible future Palestinian president.

Govt to ready measures to protect farmers from impending El Niño – Piñol

The Department of Agriculture will begin drawing up measures to protect farmers and fishermen from the El Niño phenomenon that could start by the end of this year or early the next, Secretary Manny Piñol said.

Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring of Americans

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.

Driver in road rage incident critical after being wounded by Valenzuela SWAT

A driver who allegedly tried to run down traffic and police personnel and refused orders to stop his vehicle was in critical condition after members of a police Special Weapons and Tactics team fired at him to prevent him from posing more danger to others.

Illinois bill seeks to ban passenger removal

An Illinois lawmaker on Monday introduced a bill to ban the forcible removal of travelers from flights by state or local government employees after a United Airlines passenger was dragged from an aircraft last week.

Triumphant, Turkey’s Erdogan swats away Western criticism of referendum

A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West's 'crusader mentality' on Monday after European monitors criticized a referendum in which he won sweeping new powers.

SWIFT warns on vendor security after documents leaked by hackers

SWIFT, the global bank messaging system, on Monday advised clients to pay close attention to security when selecting firms to help them access the network following the release of data that suggested the US government sought to spy on their clients.

‘Don’t test us,’ US VP Pence warns North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent American military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed President Donald Trump's resolve should not be questioned, but Pyongyang vowed to continue missile and nuclear tests.