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Japan opens Ninja academy to woo tourism

TOKYO -- Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.

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1-year-old girl drowns in a pail of water

A ONE-YEAR-OLD girl drowned in a pail of water in Purok Bakhaw, Barangay Cabiangon in Pinamungajan town, Cebu last Monday afternoon, February 20.

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BOC, PDEA tie up with Fujian anti-narcotics agency vs drug smuggling

TWO Philippine agencies have tied up with China’s Fujian Provincial Drug Law Enforcement Agency to stop drug smuggling into the country, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said Wednesday.

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Palace approves retroactive P1,000 SSS pension hike

MALACAÑANG signed Wednesday, February 22, a memorandum giving a green light for the release of the P1,000 increase in the monthly pension of Social Security System (SSS) members.

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Police: Suspects in North Korean death coated hands with poison

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a N

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American pedophile arrested in Tuguegarao

A CONVICTED Amercian pedophile wanted by US federal authorities for a string of criminal cases was arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents in Cagayan over the weekend.

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Amnesty blames Trump, Duterte, others in global rollback of rights

PARIS -- Amnesty International said "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights.

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By the numbers: Naturalizations in the US

LOS ANGELES -- Nearly one million people applied to become US citizens the fiscal year through September 2016.

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