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Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in Philippines

MANILA -- Three Russian Navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday, October 20, and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country's third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to diversify the

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Obama slams 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

RICHMOND, United States -- Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, railing against the "politics of division" after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since leaving office.

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Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019

Tokyo, Japan -- Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries.

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Facebook joins effort to boost newspaper subscriptions

WASHINGTON, United States -- Facebook announced Thursday initiatives to help struggling news organizations gain paid subscribers, following a similar move unveiled earlier this month by Google.

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Brazil city to give food pellets dubbed 'dog food' to poor school kids

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Nicknamed "dog food" and made from nearly expired left-overs, a new product designed to fight hunger among school kids in Brazil's largest city has sparked controversy.

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'Paolo' moves toward Japan; LPA spotted off Occidental Mindoro

TYPHOON "Paolo" has slightly changed its course and was moving north northeast as of 12 p.m. Friday, October 20, said the state weather bureau.

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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI -- Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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Sabalones underling captured by CIDG operatives

AN ALLEGED underling of self-confessed drug lord Franz Sabalones was caught Thursday afternoon, October 19, by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Central Visayas in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City.

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