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Pacquiao appeals for mercy for Veloso

SAVING Filipino maid Mary Jane Veloso from the jaws of death will be a "great morale booster" for boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who joined the international community on Monday in asking Indonesia to stay her execution for alleged drug trafficking.

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Philippines to extend help to quake-hit Nepal

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said Monday that his administration will be extending assistance to Nepal, which was struck by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake over the weekend.

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Palace: Indon president 'sympathetic' with Veloso

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has personally appealed to his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo, for humanitarian consideration to grant clemency for Mary Jane Veloso, who is set to be executed on Tuesday for carrying illegal drugs.

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Tsarnaev's life on line as defense argues against execution

BOSTON -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's life is on the line as his lawyers return to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty.

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Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

CANBERRA — Australian leaders on Monday continued to lobby Indonesia to spare the lives of two Australians on death row despite 10 prisoners being given formal notice that they could die within days.

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Death toll in Nepal quake rises to nearly 2,800

KATHMANDU, Nepal (Updated) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 2,789 on Monday, two days after the massive trembler ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets.

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2 Pinoys at Mt. Everest safe after Nepal quake

MANILA -- Two Filipino nationals were able to cheat death in Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain, following the magnitude-7.8 quake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

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Aquino to personally appeal Veloso’s case to Indon president

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday that he hopes to talk to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to again appeal for the case of a Filipina death row convict during his attendance to the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Ase

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