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Abu Sayyaf got $7 million from kidnappings - report

MANILA — A government report said Abu Sayyaf militants pocketed at least P353 million ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abducting foreign sailors as military offensives restrict their mob

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VACC files supplemental complaint vs De Lima

THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) filed Thursday a supplemental complaint-affidavit with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Senator Leila de Lima and seven others.

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Japan, US, South Korea agree to step up pressure on North Korea

TOKYO -- Senior officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday, October 27, to step up pressure on North Korea as they stick to their goal of persuading the communist state to abandon its nuclear weapons.

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2 strong quakes rattle Italy

ROME - A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 30

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ABBA members to launch 'new digital experience' next year

NEW YORK — The members of ABBA are reuniting for a "new digital experience" next year.

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Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences

NEW YORK — Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.

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US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo after 25 years

UNITED NATIONS -- The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a UN resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.

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Nets guard Jeremy Lin donates $1 million to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is donating $1 million to Harvard that will help pay for renovation of the school's basketball arena and for undergraduate financial aid.

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