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Police hunting for 230 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities were searching Monday for 230 drug addicts are still at large after a mass escape from a rehabilitation center in southern Vietnam.

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Duterte sparking distress globally -- US top diplomat

MANILA (Updated) -- America's top diplomat for Asia said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S.

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Dole issues pay rules for Oct. 31, Nov. 1 holidays

MANILA -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has reminded private sector employers to observe the correct pay rules and core labor standards on October 31 and November 1, which were declared as special non-working days.

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Presence of 6 Abu Sayyaf members monitored in Cebu

SIX members of Abu Sayyaf group reportedly arrived in Cebu last Friday, October 21, according to an official of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) of Police Regional Office-Central Visayas.

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Cebuano trader shot dead

A LOCAL trader was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Barangay Taptap, a mountain barangay in Cebu City, Sunday evening.

Police identified the victim as Ian Goc-ong, 35, who was shot several times by the suspect around 6:45 p.m.

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Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said.

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Freed Filipino sailors, other Asian hostages brought to Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The 26 Asian sailors freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years arrived in Nairobi on Sunday, October 23.

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