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Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

AMATRICE, Italy — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.

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Comelec halts ballot printing for October polls

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has temporarily halted the printing of ballots that will supposedly be used for the baranggay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this October.

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Suspected Iloilo drug lord killed in Caticlan

SUSPECTED drug lord Melvin Odicta was shot dead together with his wife Miriam in Caticlan Port, a police official confirmed Monday.

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Philippine dragon fruit reaches Canadian market

BURGOS, Ilocos Norte -- Over a decade since a scaly bright pink fruit that reminded some of a dragon found its way to the Philippines, tons of dragon fruits are now being produced in various parts of the country, giving profitable income and livel

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China willing to ‘cooperate’ with PH over maritime dispute

CHINA is looking forward to have a diplomatic dialogue with the Philippines to discuss the unresolved South Sea disputes, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said on Monday.

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Beyonce and her golden Blue Ivy take the VMA carpet

NEW YORK — Accompanied by daughter Blue Ivy sporting a big tulle train, Beyonce was angel-winged and green-feathered Sunday night on the white carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards, one of the wildest celebrity fashion parades of the year.

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