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Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

ANSBACH, Germany — A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a suicide bombing.

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40 Cebu village chiefs pledge support to anti-drug campaign

AT LEAST 40 village chiefs in Cebu City signed Monday, July 25, a covenant against illegal drugs in support to the Philippine National Police's (PNP) campaign against it.

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FULL TEXT: House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's inauguration speech

Let us be instruments of change

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Asean issues watered-down rebuke on South China sea row

VIENTIANE, Laos — China scored a diplomatic victory Monday, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia's main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions.

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FULL TEXT: Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III's inauguration speech

MY FELLOW Senators; Chief Justice Sereno, my professor in the UP College of Law, and other members of the Judiciary; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; My fellow Workers in Government; Distinguished Guests; My fellow Countrymen; Ladies and Gentlemen

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Sara Duterte skips father's 1st Sona after hospital confinement

PRESIDENTIAL daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte could not attend the first State of the Nation Address (Sona) of his father, President Rodrigo Duterte, after being confined in a hospital.

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Pimentel, Alvarez are new Congress leaders

MANILA (Updated) -- The 17th Congress of the Philippines convened Monday, July 25, and named Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez as Senate President and House Speaker, respectively.

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Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

BEIJING — U.S.

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