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Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance

MANILA -- Amid the chimes of gongs, Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa teaches a group of women and children the mystical moves of a centuries-old dance form she has struggled to save from oblivion in the Philippines' restive south.

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Palace denies striking deal with INC

MALACANANG denied Monday that a compromise was reached with the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), prompting the religious group to end its five-day protest.

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5 outreach program volunteers die in Tarlac river mishap

MANILA (Updated) -- At least five people died while nine others were hurt after they swept away by strong current while crossing a river in Tarlac province, a top police official said.

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Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

BANGKOK — Thai police said Monday they were seeking two new suspects — a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality — in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago.

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'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

NEW YORK — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

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Pinoys told to become heroes for victims of violence, oppression

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III called on the Filipino people on Monday to continue fighting for what the country's national heroes have fought for by upholding what is right in defending the victims of violence and oppression.

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Iglesia ni Cristo ends 5-day protest

MANILA (Updated) -- Officials of Iglesia ni Cristo agreed Monday to end their five-day nationwide protest after government and church leaders have come to a "peaceful agreement," a spokesperson said.

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Iglesia ni Cristo cancels Cebu rally

CEBU (Updated) -- The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) cancelled its rally scheduled today, August 31, in Cebu City, following the announcement that the Church is ending its nationwide protests, its spokesperson said.

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