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3 Vietnamese sailors freed by Somali pirates return home

HANOI, Vietnam -- Three Vietnamese sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years returned home Tuesday, with one father expressing happiness at seeing a son he hadn't heard from in three years.

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DOJ indicts Davao blast suspects

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against three suspects being linked to the September 2 Davao City night market bombing.

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Plunging solar equipment prices fuel trade complaints

BEIJING -- Use of solar power is soaring, but Europe's biggest solar panel manufacturer, SolarWorld, took the surprise step last month of cutting 500 jobs from its workforce of 3,000.

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Japan wary over Duterte's policies, manners

TOKYO -- Japanese officials are wary of outspoken President Rodrigo Duterte. It's not just his foreign policy toward the U.S., but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor?

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PNP: 30 celebrities on drug list submitted to Palace

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, has submitted to Malacanang the names of 30 celebrities allegedly linked to illegal drugs.

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Truck loses brake; 3 confirmed dead

CEBU CITY (Updated) -- A Canter truck carrying vegetables heading to Carbon Market in Cebu City lost its brake while traveling in Barangay Gutlang, Argao, past 1 p.m.

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Son sets mom's house on fire

A 23-YEAR-OLD construction worker was arrested yesterday for allegedly setting fire to his family’s house in Barangay Lawaan 2, Talisay City. The blaze also destroyed three other houses and damaged one.

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542 persons, 142 families displaced in dawn fire

A TOTAL of 542 individuals and 142 families were displaced in a dawn fire that hit a residential area in Barangay Suba, Cebu City, Tuesday, October 25.

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