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1,100 people dead as summer temperatures soar in India

HYDERABAD, India -- Soaring summer temperatures in India have left over 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday.

Most of the deaths have been reported in the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana.

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Del Rosario richest Cabinet member; Luistro poorest

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario remained as the wealthiest member of President Benigno Aquino III's Cabinet.

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House passes economic Cha-cha on 2nd reading

THE House of Representatives approved on second reading Wednesday a resolution which seeks to lift foreign ownership restrictions in the 1987 Constitution.

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Napoles daughter refuses to enter plea in tax raps

JEANE Christine Napoles, a daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, failed to enter a plea during her arraignment at the Court of Tax Appeals on Wednesday.

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Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen's capital

SANAA, Yemen -- Dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes rocked Yemen's capital on Wednesday, targeting a sprawling police commando camp in Sanaa and sending black smoke billowing into the air.

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DepEd to establish temporary centers for quake-prone schools

THE Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to put up temporary learning centers for students of schools situated along the West Valley Fault, a Palace official said Wednesday.

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Binay admits talking to Arroyo party for possible coalition

MANILA -- Vice President Jejomar Binay admitted on Wednesday that his group, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), is talking to Lakas-CMD (Christian Muslim Democrats), headed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, for a possible coalition in t

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China's army plays down South China Sea island-building

BEIJING — China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming

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