Indonesia defense chief: There are 1,200 IS operatives in PH

06/04/2017

There are about 1,200 Islamic State (IS) group operatives in the Philippines, including foreigners of whom 40 are from Indonesia, the Indonesian defense minister told an international security forum Sunday. Speaking in Singapore amid a bloody standoff…

Ex-Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies

05/30/2017

Panama’s former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, who died in Panama City late Monday, was physically diminished after decades of imprisonment for crimes committed during his 1983-1989 rule. Noriega, 83, passed away in the Panama City public Santo…

Islamist militants kill 19 civilians — Army

05/28/2017

Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to at least 85.…

Ariana Grande concert: 22 dead in blast

05/23/2017

Manchester, United Kingdom — Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and dozens injured when a man detonated a bomb at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years. Screaming…

Macron takes power as French president

05/16/2017

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron became France’s youngest-ever president on Sunday, promising at his inauguration to restore the country’s lost confidence and relaunch the flagging European Union. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, took the reins of power from Socialist…

PH drug war under fire at UN rights council

05/09/2017

GENEVA — The Philippines came under global pressure Monday over its deadly drug war, facing calls for action following an alleged wave of extrajudicial killings. Diplomats from all continents raised concern over the surge in deaths during…

Quiapo blast probe focuses on Shiite imam

05/07/2017

Philippine police believe a Shiite Muslim cleric was the likely target of explosions that killed two people in Manila, an official said Sunday, rejecting Islamic State claims of involvement. Six others were injured when two explosions rocked…

New research shows how red wine may protect neurons

05/06/2017

Could wine have a protective effect on the brain? A team of researchers at the Institute of Food Science Research in Madrid, Spain, have studied the process by which compounds in red wine have an anti-aging effect…

Health care a privilege, not a right

05/06/2017

WASHINGTON—In 1944, president Franklin Roosevelt urged Congress to pass a “second bill of rights.” Number six on the list was “the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.” Seventy-three years…

Violence scars France’s May 1 union marches

05/02/2017

PARIS — Traditional May 1 union marches turned violent in France on Monday and presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron attacked far-right rival Marine Le Pen, highlighting the divisions six days before the run-off. Six police officers were…

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