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USGS: 7.5 magnitude quake hits Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (Updated) — A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit near Nepal's capital of Kathmandu and the U.S. Geological Survey says it expects heavy damage.

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Robbers cart P10-M jewelries from Colon St. pawnshop

CEBU CITY (Updated) -- A pawnshop in Colon Street in this city was robbed Saturday morning when it was just about to open for the day's business.

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Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats

MANILA — The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterwa

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New Customs chief vows to fight corruption with more vigor

MANILA -- Newly installed Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina has vowed to continue the campaign against corruption until it is eliminated in the agency.

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AFP: Chinese ship took aggressive action

MANILA -- A Chinese ship acted aggressively against a Philippine military plane on patrol over waters claimed by Manila in the disputed South China Sea, a military spokesman said Friday.

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Napolcom: Bangsamoro police should be under PNP

THE National Police Commission (Napolcom) agreed Thursday with a panel of the House of Representatives that the proposed Bangsamoro police force should not be a separate entity from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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Aquino to visit US, Canada, Japan

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will undertake a state visit to Canada next month, a Palace official said Friday.

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Easterlies continues to bring humid weather on Friday

MANILA -- The public will continue to experience warm and humid weather on Friday due to easterlies that continues to be the dominant weather system affecting the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Servi

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