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UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

POZZALLO, Italy — The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe.

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Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks

SHINDAND, Afghanistan — A senior leader of a breakaway Taliban faction said Sunday it was willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but would demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces.

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Duterte to skip Joint Canvass Committee proclamation

DAVAO CITY -- Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is not attending the proclamation for President-elect and Vice President-elect by the Joint Canvass Committee (JCC), which acted as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Monday afternoon.

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Social media buzzing over Harvard grad's spoken-word speech

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Social media is buzzing over a Harvard graduate's poetic commencement speech, which has garnered millions of views and the attention of celebrities.

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Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad

BEIJING — A Chinese detergent maker has apologized to black people hurt by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.

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Duterte picks Briones for DepEd, Diokno for DBM

DAVAO CITY -- Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is set to name more members to complete the incoming administration’s would-be Cabinet but announced on Saturday night he already offered positions to former National Treasurer Leonor Briones for th

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