Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 05:05 p.m.

NAIROBI, Kenya — Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.

Two police officers said that the bus traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the town Mandera near Kenya's border with Somalia.

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:43 a.m.

CONAKRY, Guinea -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples that were stolen from the minibus taxi during its 265-kilometer (165-mile) trek from central Kankan prefecture to a test site in southern Gueckedou.

Pacquiao in need of signature win vs Algieri

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:37 a.m.

MACAU -- Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.

It's also a risky business, and there are some in the sport who believe Pacquiao is taking a big one when he gets up Sunday morning in this gambling enclave for his welterweight title fight with Chris Algieri.

Zimbabwe: 11 die in stampede at religious service

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:32 a.m.

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Eleven people died in a stampede on Friday, during a religious service held at a sports stadium in Zimbabwe.

Four people died at the stadium and seven more at the hospital, according to police commander Shadreck Mubaiwa. Those killed were attending a church service for a popular Pentecostal pastor, Walter Magaya.

Palace denies blacklisting Hong Kong journalists

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:25 p.m.

MALACANANG denied Friday that Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino III during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali, Indonesia last year have been barred from covering the event when the Philippines hosts it next year.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. issued a clarification following reports that one of the nine foreign journalists was denied entry to the country and was allegedly told by immigration officers of his inclusion on a blacklist.

Government working to prevent terrorism in PHL

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:00 p.m.

THE Aquino administration is committed to preventing violence and terrorism in the Philippines, a Palace official said Friday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement following the release of the Global and Terrorism Index that ranked the Philippines at ninth place among 162 countries in terms of the level of terrorist activities in the world in 2013.

P20M worth of shabu seized from Chinese national

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:42 p.m.

ANTI-NARCOTICS agents seized on Friday P20 million worth of suspected shabu from a Chinese national in Quezon City, a police official said.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief Joel Pagdilao said Jiacheng Shi sold the suspected shabu to a poseur buyer along Masaya Street, corner Maginhawa Street, Barangay Capitol Site, Quezon City.

Boxing emerging as big draw with Pacquiao in China

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 05:24 p.m.

MACAU -- Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at the promoter's first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.

Palace wishes victory for Pacquiao

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:05 p.m.

MALACANANG wished Friday boxing icon Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao good luck when he faces Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena of The Venetian Macao on Sunday.

"Hangad ng buong sambayanan ang tagumpay ng ating Pambansang Kamao, si Congressman MannyPacquiao," said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a text message.

Mercado challenges Binay to a debate

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:49 p.m.

FORMER Makati City vice mayor Ernesto Mercado dared Vice President Jejomar Binay to a face-off at the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee hearing or at any public forum.

In a press statement, Mercado said Friday the debate must be open to the public and must tackle all the issues against them.

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