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PNP: DNA test confirms Basit Usman’s death

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed on Friday the death of terrorist Abdul Basit Usman at the hands of Moro rebels last May 3.

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3 patay, 2 kritikal sa nag-amok sa Lapu

TULO ang patay, duha niini mga bata, samtang duha ang kritikal, dihang nag-amok ang usa ka 25-anyos nga lalake ganihang buntag sa Basak, Lapu-Lapu City.

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China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home

BEIJING — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.

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Senators seek review of occupational safety, health standards

FOLLOWING a deadly fire that hit a slipper factory in Valenzuela City last week, at least three senators sought to review the country's occupational safety and health standards.

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Americans warned against traveling to Sulu, parts of Mindanao

THE United States reiterated on Friday its travel warning for its citizens planning to travel to Sulu and some areas in Mindanao.

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Philippines told to be cold, calculative on sea dispute

THE Philippines needs to be "cold and calculative," as well as open itself to backchannel negotiations, when dealing with China on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute, a leading geopolitical analyst said.

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US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

BANGKOK — Attention turned Friday to the vast ocean off Southeast Asia's west coast as Malaysian naval vessels searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.

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Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

OAKLAND, California — Houston's James Harden lost control of the ball as time expired, allowing Golden State to hang on for a 99-98 win against the Rockets on Thursday and take a 2-0 lead in an NBA Western Conference finals series that is developi

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