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Woman caught in Tagbilaran drug bust

A 31-YEAR-OLD woman was caught in a drug bust by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Visayas in Purok 5, Manga District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22.

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Mechanic shot dead in Minglanilla, Cebu

A MECHANIC was shot dead Monday night while he was repairing a motorcycle in Barangay Linao-Lipata in Minglanilla town, Cebu.

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AFP reiterates support for Duterte, denies destabilization plot

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday threw its full support behind President Rodrigo Duterte after a group claiming to represent state forces called for the President's ouster.

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Johnson & Johnson told to pay $417M to cancer victim

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly

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US Embassy in Russia stops issuing tourist visas for 8 days

MOSCOW -- In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the US Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staf

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NKorea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-SKorea drills

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual US-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing "merciless retaliation" for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal.

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Spain says man slain by cops was terror driver

BARCELONA, Spain -- Spanish police said they have "scientific evidence" that a fugitive shot to death Monday was the man who drove a van through Barcelona's crowded Las Ramblas promenade, killing 13 people last week.

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Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

LONDON -- After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions.

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