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Asean wants China to stop work in disputed sea: official

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Southeast Asian nations want China to stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, a regional official said Tuesday, but China insisted it has a right to continue the activity.

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Aquino to Binay: It's hard to sell an 'abstract product'

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III again took a swipe at Vice President Jejomar Binay for likening him to "an abstract product."

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New ERC chief named

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has named a lawyer to head the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), a Palace official said Tuesday.

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Escudero 'willing' to give up VP bid for Poe

MANILA (Updated) -- Senator Francis Escudero is willing to give up his ambition to run for higher office in 2016 to support the possible tandem of Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Senator Grace Poe.

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2 senators oppose longer campaign period for 2016 polls

AT LEAST two senators opposed on Tuesday the plan of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend the campaign period to 120 days for the 2016 polls.

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Estrada to undergo 3-day checkup at private hospital

THE Sandiganbayan allowed on Tuesday detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to undergo medical tests for three days at a private hospital in San Juan City.

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Chinese police save infant girl from pipe in public toilet

BEIJING — Police in Beijing rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face down in a public toilet.

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Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead

MUMBAI, India — Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an Indian official said.

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