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Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland — Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he was coming to an open-air altar to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.

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Duterte calls on communist rebels to honor truce

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte warned Thursday that the government's unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels would be shattered if rebel attacks on security forces continued.

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PNVSCA, Ched launch Volunteerism Story Writing Contest

TO ENGAGE the Filipino youth in sharing the contributions of volunteers in different communities across the country, the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) and the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) will conduct

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China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

BEIJING — China's military will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea in September, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing's claim to almost the entire strategic body of water.

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It's official: Philippines to host Miss Universe pageant

THE Philippines will host the Miss Universe pageant in January 2017, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Thursday.

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