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Drug overdose at private school hospitalizes Australian boys

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Five teenage boys remained in an Australian hospital on Thursday, a day after suffering drug overdoses at a private school.

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Duterte a threat to criminals, not to democracy, says Panelo

IF President Rodrigo Duterte poses a threat, it is not to democracy but rather to people who seek to destroy the "democratically-instituted government," Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said Thursday, February 22.

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New urban poor commission head named

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Noel Felongco as the new chairperson of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP).

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Etheridge and Philippines dreaming of English Premier League

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge could become the first southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League later this year, and also help develop soccer in his native Philippines.

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Palace taunts De Lima: 'Happy 1st anniversary in detention'

MALACAÑANG on Thursday, February 22, shrugged off the Senate minority bloc's call for the "immediate release" of detained Senator Leila de Lima, who will mark her first year of detention on Saturday, February 24.

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Suspected gun-for-hire shot dead in Lapu-Lapu City

AN ALLEGED member of a gun-for-hire group accused in killing a police officer in Bohol was shot dead past 1 p.m. Thursday, February 22, in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

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Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

BEIRUT -- Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment bl

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Communist rebels reject terror tag but still open to talks

MANILA -- Communist guerrillas said a government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people.

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