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German woman suspected of IS ties placed in custody

Published November 16, 2019, 10:57 PM By Agence France-Presse A woman with German nationality suspected of ties to the Islamic State (IS) group was formally placed in custody Saturday, a day after she landed in Frankfurt from Turkey. The woman, known only as Nasim A., was expelled from Turkey with another woman and was detained…
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Gunmen fire on buses carrying Muslim Sri Lankan voters

Published November 16, 2019, 10:38 PM By Agence France-Presse Gunmen fired at buses carrying minority Muslim voters on Saturday as Sri Lankans elected a new president, with the powerful Rajapaksa clan eyeing a comeback seven months after Islamist extremists carried out deadly bombings on the island. (AP Photo) Minority Tamils and Muslims are seen as…
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Car bomb kills 19 in northern Syria: monitor

Published November 16, 2019, 10:33 PM By Agence France-Presse A car bomb killed 19 people, 13 of them civilians, in the Turkish-controlled town of Al-Bab in northern Syria on Saturday, a war monitor said. (AFP) The bomb, which struck a bus and taxi station in the town, also wounded 33 people, some of them seriously,…
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Chinese soldiers leave Hong Kong barracks in rare clean-up cameo

Published November 16, 2019, 10:30 PM By Agence France-Presse Soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army briefly left their Hong Kong barracks on Saturday to help the clean-up after a week of disruption caused by pro-democracy protests, a rare and highly symbolic troop movement unsolicited by the city’s embattled government. The Cross Harbour Tunnel has…
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Sudan verdict in Bashir graft trial on Dec 14

Published November 16, 2019, 10:22 PM By Agence France-Presse The verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir is to be delivered on December 14, a judge announced Saturday, as his supporters staged a protest outside the court. Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir stands in a defendant’s cage at the opening…
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Northern Samar towns denounce NPA's presence

UNWELCOME. Copies of resolutions declaring the New People’s Army (NPA) as persona non grata have been issued by 10 towns in Northern Samar. The seven terror acts committed by rebels this year have prompted local government units to denounce the communist terrorist group, the Philippine Army’s 20th Infantry Battalion said in a statement on Friday (Nov.…
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Bulacan boosts village anti-drug abuse body

STRENGTHENING BADACS. Governor Daniel Fernando (3rd from right), together with some 1,700 Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) and barangay officials from the 569 barangays in Bulacan during a forum at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, City of Malolos, Bulacan on Friday (Nov.15, 2019). Also in the photo are (from L-R) provincial administrator Eugenio Payongayong,…
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PCG’s training of 4K recruits doable

TRAINING RECRUITS. Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Vice Admiral Joel Garcia says on Friday (Nov. 15, 2019) the training of the 4, 000 officers and recruits of the PCG is assured. He said training will not only be confined in Manila as Iloilo in Panay, Hinoba-an in Negros Occidental, Laguindingan in Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga can…
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'Reds' burn road construction equipment in Antique

TORCHED. The New People’s Army partially burned three heavy equipment in Brgy. Luyang, Sibalom on Friday (Nov. 15, 2019). Antique Provincial Police Office deputy director Norby Escobar urged other contractors to coordinate with the police so they can patrol and secure equipment in project sites. (Photo courtesy of Sibalom MPS) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — Suspected…
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MTPB enforcer injured after clinging on a speeding car

Published November 16, 2019, 9:27 PM By Erma Edera A Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) enforcer was injured after he hanged on to the vehicle of an alleged reckless driver in Manila on Saturday morning. Closed-Circuit television footage showed Adrian Lim, MTPB enforcer was hanging on to a gray Mitsubishi Xpander at around 9:45…
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#WalangPasok: Tuguegarao suspends classes on Monday, November 18, 2019

Updated November 16, 2019, 9:28 PM By MB Online Classes in all levels, both public and private, were ordered suspended on Monday, November 18, 2019 due to inclement weather caused by Typhoon Ramon. The announcement was made by Tuguegarao City Information Office on Saturday. Tropical cyclone wind Signal No. 1 is still raised over the eastern…
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Palestinian rockets, Israeli airstrikes jolt tenuous Gaza truce

Updated November 16, 2019, 8:59 PM By Reuters Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on militant targets, shaking an already tenuous truce. A female Palestinian demonstrator is seen in front of burning tires during an anti-Israel protest…
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Duque orders more tests on alleged vape patient

Published November 16, 2019, 8:58 PM By Analou De Vera The Department of Health (DOH) said that they are still conducting further tests to fully validate if the first reported case of ‘electronic cigarette or vape-associated lung injury’ (EVALI) in the country is really due to the use of electronic cigarettes. Department of Health Secretary…
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Protesters retake part of bridge in central Baghdad

Published November 16, 2019, 8:55 PM By Reuters Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before, a Reuters photographer said. Iraqi demonstrators smash concrete walls at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq  (REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili/MANILA BULLETIN) Demonstrators…
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DAR vows to distribute 6,000 hectares of land to farmers in Apayao

Updated November 16, 2019, 8:54 PM By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has vowed to distribute about 6,000 hectares of privately owned and public lands that have notices of coverage to farmer-beneficiaries in Apayao province by 2022. Department of Agrarian Reform (MANILA BULLETIN) DAR officials, led by Undersecretary for Support Services…
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