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Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

CANBERRA, Australia -— An Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April has been released and is safe, Australia's foreign minister said on Monday, August 29.

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Suicide bomber in Yemen's Aden kills 25 government fighters

YEMENI security officials said a suicide attacker set off a massive car bomb in the southern city of Aden, killing 25 pro-government troops who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight in Yemen's northern border area.

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Duterte says no genocide in his bloody drug war

MANILA (Updated)-- President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that his bloody anti-drug campaign that has left nearly 1,800 people dead does not amount to genocide, but that he's ready to go to jail to defend his men from lawsuits.

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Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

AMATRICE, Italy — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.

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Comelec halts ballot printing for October polls

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has temporarily halted the printing of ballots that will supposedly be used for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this October.

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Suspected Iloilo drug lord, wife killed in Caticlan

ILOILO CITY (Updated) -- A suspected drug lord and his wife, considered as the biggest illegal drug financers in Western Visayas, were shot dead at Caticlan port in Malay, Aklan, Monday morning, August 9.

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Philippine dragon fruit reaches Canadian market

BURGOS, Ilocos Norte -- Over a decade since a scaly bright pink fruit that reminded some of a dragon found its way to the Philippines, tons of dragon fruits are now being produced in various parts of the country, giving profitable income and livel

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China willing to ‘cooperate’ with PH over maritime dispute

CHINA is looking forward to have a diplomatic dialogue with the Philippines to discuss the unresolved South Sea disputes, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said on Monday.

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