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'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

NEW YORK — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

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Pinoys told to become heroes for victims of violence, oppression

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III called on the Filipino people on Monday to continue fighting for what the country's national heroes have fought for by upholding what is right in defending the victims of violence and oppression.

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Iglesia ni Cristo ends 5-day protest

OFFICIALS of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) agreed Monday to end its five-day nationwide protest after government and church leaders have come to a "peaceful agreement," an official said Monday.

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Iglesia ni Cristo cancels Cebu rally

CEBU (Updated) -- The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) cancelled its rally scheduled today, August 31, in Cebu City, following the announcement that the Church is ending its nationwide protests, its spokesperson said.

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Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs

MILEY Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps Sunday on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, promising multiple costume changes as host.

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3 moderate quakes jolt Surigao del Sur

MANILA -- Three mild earthquakes jolted the province of Surigao del Sur Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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'Bihon' downs 128 persons in South Cotabato

KORONADAL City -- At least 128 persons were rushed to the hospital in South Cotabato after eating what local officials suspected as "spoiled noodles" during a village celebration on Sunday.

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LPA continues to bring rains over Luzon

MANILA -- Cloudy and rainy weather will continue to prevail over parts of Luzon on Monday due to low pressure area (LPA) embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the weather bureau said.

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