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Sereno rejects criticism on 'excessive' TRO vs state projects

SUPREME Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has debunked the allegations of President Rodrigo Duterte that the courts have been issuing too many restraining orders against infrastructure projects.

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18 Taiwanese, 7 Chinese indicted over illegal drugs

KALIBO, Aklan -- The 18 Taiwanese and seven Chinese nationals who were recently arrested in a villa in Boracay had been indicted for visiting a drug den.

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Mindanao seen as emerging economic hub in Asean

WITH the shift in the pattern of world trade and investment destinations to Asian countries, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) sees Mindanao’s strategic position as an advantage to become the next hub in Southeast Asia.

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Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

WASHINGTON — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers a

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Mayor Espinosa holds office at Albuera police station

TACLOBAN CITY –- Driven by fear for his life, Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa temporarily holds office at the town police station starting Thursday.

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Nun in iconic Italy quake photo texted friends 'adieu'

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy — She became the face of Italy's earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive.

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Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continual

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US swimmer faces charges for false report of robbery

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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