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Napolcom files admin raps vs 2 'narco-generals'

TWO of the five police officials tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as "narco-generals" were formally charged with administrative cases, the National Police Commission (Napolcom) said Wednesday.

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1 killed, 29 wounded as 2 bombs hit southern Thailand

PATTANI, Thailand — Two bombs exploded near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing one employee and wounding 29 people, police and hospital officials said Wednesday.

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Jasig list to be reconstituted covering 141 rebels

THE Philippine government has agreed with the National Democratic Front (NDF) to reconstitute the list of its consultants, who shall be immune from arrest, under the Joint Agreement on Security and Immunity Guarantees (Jasig).

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4 drug suspects arrested in Talisay, Cebu

FOUR drug pushers were caught in a drug bust at Sitio Rattan, Barangay Tangke, Talisay City, Cebu.

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China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

BEIJING — On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.

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Duterte fulfills election promise: Free irrigation starting 2017

COTABATO CITY -- Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said beginning next year, irrigation system in the country will provide water to farmers for free.

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Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles central Italy

ROME (Updated) — A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept.

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Tacloban mayor orders hunt of lawyer's assailant

TACLOBAN CITY -- City Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez ordered the local police to hunt the assailants of lawyer Rogelio Bato, Jr., the legal counsel of embattled Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr.

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