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Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisoners

YANGON, Myanmar — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life terms in prison for illegal logging less than two weeks ago were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that saw nearly 7,000 prisoners released.

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Ironman 70.3 Philippines 2015 race maps

THE Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday, August 2, serves as the qualifying race for the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

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Contingency plans ready for Ironman 70.3 Philippines 2015

CONTINGENCY plans are in place for any eventualities this weekend, as Cebu gears up for two of the biggest international events in the island -- the Alaska Ironkids Triathlon (August 1) and Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines (August 2).

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Fire alarm disrupts Mactan airport activities

PASSENGERS and other people at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport were temporarily escorted out of the premises due to a fire alarm Thursday afternoon.

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Aquino skips earthquake drill

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III skipped Thursday the earthquake drill in Metro Manila.

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Binay respects Aquino sisters' decision

VICE President Jejomar Binay said he respects the decision of the Aquino sisters to support another person's candidacy for the country's top post.

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Canada commits P240M to improve Filipino women's health

CANADA will provide Cad$7.1 million (P240 million) in development assistance to improve women and children’s health in the Philippines, its embassy said Thursday.

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Truck hits religious procession in Mexico, 16 dead, 30 hurt

MEXICO CITY — A truck went out of control after apparently losing its brakes and slammed into a religious procession on the main street of a central Mexico town Wednesday, killing 16 people and injuring 30, authorities said.

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