Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate if punished over missing critic

AFP 10/15/2018

Saudi Arabia warned it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as more Western companies distanced themselves from the Gulf State. US President Donald Trump has threatened…

Woman let thieves enter home to steal from ex-husband

Inquirer.net 10/15/2018

SOMETIMES, relationships do not go according to plan and one can be tempted to think of ways to exact revenge on the person that one once promised forever with. A 27-year-old woman in Brooklyn, United States, for…

Sainthood for murdered Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI

AFP 10/14/2018

Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, Catholic giants who sparked controversy during their lifetimes, will join the church’s highest rank Sunday with an elevation to sainthood. Pope Francis will wear a blood-stained rope belt…

Snowstorm kills 9 on Nepal peak

AFP 10/13/2018

Kathmandu, Nepal — All nine members of a South Korean climbing expedition were confirmed dead Saturday after a violent snowstorm devastated their camp on Nepal’s Mount Gurja, one of the deadliest mountaineering accidents to the Himalayan nation…

‘Trapo’ and ‘bongga’ make it into Oxford English Dictionary

Inquirer.net 10/12/2018

JUST in time for the upcoming 2019 midterm elections, the Oxford English Dictionary added ‘trapo’ in its extensive list of new words. In a statement, the OED defined ‘trapo’ as “a politician perceived as belonging to a…

China-US surplus hits record high

AFP 10/12/2018

Adding fuel to trade war China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the fire of a…

Strong quake shakes Indonesia

AFP 10/11/2018

Quake kills three, disrupts IMF summit An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the…

Florida girds for ‘extremely dangerous’ hurricane

AFP 10/10/2018

Hurricane Michael swelled to an “extremely dangerous” category four storm as it rumbled toward the Gulf Coast of Florida early Wednesday in what forecasters warned was an unprecedented weather event for the area. The National Hurricane Center…

Young man wins jackpot in Maryland lottery twice, only days apart

Inquirer.net 10/10/2018

A MAN in Maryland, United States got lucky twice by winning the jackpot in the local lottery, in only a couple of days apart. Twenty-four-year-old William Frasher first hit the jackpot by winning $80,060 (around P4.3 million)…

PH gives aid worth $300K to Indonesia for quake-tsunami victims

Inquirer.net 10/10/2018

BALI — The Philippines has sent over US$300,000 in assistance to Indonesia ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival here for the Southeast Asian leaders’ meeting. At a press briefing on Wednesday, Manila’s ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee…

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