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Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland — Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he was coming to an open-air altar to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.

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Duterte calls on communist rebels to honor truce

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte warned Thursday that the government's unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels would be shattered if rebel attacks on security forces continued.

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PNVSCA, Ched launch Volunteerism Story Writing Contest

TO ENGAGE the Filipino youth in sharing the contributions of volunteers in different communities across the country, the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) and the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) will conduct

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China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

BEIJING — China's military will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea in September, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing's claim to almost the entire strategic body of water.

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It's official: Philippines to host Miss Universe pageant

THE Philippines will host the Miss Universe pageant in January 2017, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Thursday.

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Duterte wants Constituent assembly to amend charter – Abella

(Updated) PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is now in favor of allowing members of Congress to amend the 1987 Constitution as the administration starts the process to shift to a federal-parliamentary form of government, a Palace official said Thurs

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North Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea's top diplomat for US affairs told The Associated Press Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and sai

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Youth group slams QC mayor for preventing TRO vs curfew

YOUTH group Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (SPARK) has criticized Quezon City (QC) Mayor Herbert Bautista for his alleged attempt to circumvent the recent order of the Supreme Court (SC) that stopped the implementation of the city's curfew ordin

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