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  • France pushes UN draft resolution on Aleppo ceasefire

    France pushes UN draft resolution on Aleppo ceasefire

    Oct 01, 2016 12:06
    France on Friday discussed a UN draft resolution on imposing a ceasefire in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo with Russia, the United States and the two other permanent Security Council members, diplomats said. The draft text calls for a cessation of …

  • Tropical storm ‘Chaba’ enters PAR

    Tropical storm ‘Chaba’ enters PAR

    Oct 01, 2016 11:54
    Severe tropical storm Chaba has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), Friday. It was locally named "IGME". As of 10:00 am, the eye of Igme was located at at 1,380 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.2°N, 135.0°E), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical …

  • Children of Syria’s Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

    Children of Syria’s Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

    Oct 01, 2016 10:23
    BEIRUT — The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held city of Aleppo. "Dust!" she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on top of her, …

  • Court junks motion for dismissal bid of Maguindanao massacre accused

    Court junks motion for dismissal bid of Maguindanao massacre accused

    Oct 01, 2016 10:14
    A Quezon City court dismissed the appeal of one of the accused in the Maguindanao massacre case to reconsider its earlier order denying his motion to dismiss the 57 counts of murder charges filed against him. In a two-page order, Assisting …

  • 1,190 OFWs repatriated from Saudi Arabia: DOLE

    1,190 OFWs repatriated from Saudi Arabia: DOLE

    Oct 01, 2016 09:55
    More than a thousand overseas Filipino workers were repatriated from Saudi Arabia in the first two weeks of September, said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the 1,190 OFWs (as of …

  • Duterte’s ‘Hitler’ reference an ‘oblique deflection’ of his image — Abella

    Duterte’s ‘Hitler’ reference an ‘oblique deflection’ of his image — Abella

    Oct 01, 2016 09:54
    President Duterte's 'Hitler' and 'Holocaust' reference during his speech in Davao on Friday was an "an oblique deflection of the way he has been pictured as a mass murderer, a Hitler, a label he rejects", Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella explained …

  • Clinton calls Trump Twitter tirade ‘unhinged, even for him’

    Oct 01, 2016 08:44
    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Hillary Clinton is criticizing Donald Trump's Twitter tirade against a former beauty pageant winner, calling it "unhinged, even for him." "Who gets up at 3 o'clock in the morning to engage in a Twitter attack?" Clinton asked …

  • Dengue cases down in CAR but still alarming

    Dengue cases down in CAR but still alarming

    Oct 01, 2016 08:13
    BAGUIO CITY -- Department of Health – Cordillera Regional Office (DOH-CAR) Medical Officer Alexei Marrerro on Thursday said the number of dengue cases in the region is decreasing but is still in an alarming level. Marrerro said there are 8,558 cases …

  • Prince William and Kate arrive in northern B.C.

    Prince William and Kate arrive in northern B.C.

    Oct 01, 2016 08:13
    HAIDA GWAII, British Columbia — Prince William and Kate have arrived at a small village off the coast of British Columbia in a replica aboriginal war canoe, ferried to a remote island by paddlers. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were …

  • Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

    Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

    Oct 01, 2016 08:03
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Plunging deeper into campaign controversy, Donald Trump publicly shamed a former beauty queen on Friday for her "disgusting" sexual past and then — in one of presidential history's more bizarre moments — encouraged Americans to watch …