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Diwata 2's payload includes amateur radio

THE whole world is again set to witness come 2018 a third-world country launching into space another microsatellite -- this time with an amateur or ham radio included in the payload.

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17 dead, thousands displaced in VisMin flooding

CEBU CITY (Updated) -- Severe flooding caused by torrential rains in the past three days has displaced thousands of families in the Visayas and Mindanao.

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Kerwin Espinosa's drug supplier nabbed

ANTI-narcotics operatives arrested Wednesday, January 18, the alleged illegal drug supplier of self-confessed Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa in a drug bust in Iligan City.

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Cold Baguio weather greets Miss Universe candidates

A CHILLY mountain temperature welcomed reigning Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wutzbach and the 28 international beauties as they arrived in Baguio City, Wednesday, January 18.

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More than 100 dead, 200 wounded in Nigeria airstrike on refugee camp

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, January 17, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and do

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Rolls Royce agrees to pay $808 million on bribery claims

LONDON -- Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the US and Brazil.

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60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the US, has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

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Journalists score Andanar for blaming media over Duterte's martial law remark

REPORTERS covering the Malacañang beat cried foul over the claim of Communications Secretary Martin Andanar that the "media misreported" President Rodrigo Duterte's comments on martial law.

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