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Andanar responds to criticism over pre-Sona statement

COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin Andanar defended himself on Tuesday after being criticized following his statement earlier that he "cried" when he first read the speech of President Rodrigo Duterte before it is being delivered publicly on July 25.

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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that bega

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US, Japan, Australia step in for weak SEAsia to chide China

VIENTIANE, Laos — The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes w

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Poll: Duterte's Sona was 'excellent'

ABOUT 60 percent of the total responders who participated in a poll ran by SunStar Publishing shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, July 25, viewed his speech as "excellent."

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Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B

SAN FRANCISCO — Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by

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19 killed, about 20 injured in Japan knife attack

SAGAMIHARA, Japan — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.

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