Australia condemns peacekeepers' Syrian detention

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 03:38 p.m.

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's foreign minister has criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and is calling for their unconditional release.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement Saturday that as a member of the U.N. Security Council, Australia "demands the unconditional and immediate release of all the detained United Nations peacekeepers."

FDA: Batches of eye drop recalled

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:22 p.m.

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Saturday the voluntary recall of particular batches of popular eye drop, Eye-Mo Red Eyes Formula.

Based on FDA Advisory No. 2014-066, GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, Inc. has initiated a product recall of Tetrahydrozoline HCl 0.05 percent Ophthalmic Solution (Eye-Mo Red Eyes Formula) with Registration Number DRHR-431.

3 killed, 8 hurt in Zambo Norte jailbreak

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 01:08 p.m.

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Updated) -- Three people were killed and eight others were wounded in a jailbreak in Siocon town, Zamboanga del Norte Friday night.

The Zamboanga Peninsula regional police identified the fatalities as Jail Officer 1 (JO1) Ryanbel Bagun and inmates Ruel Humoc and Preciouso Humoc, both murder suspects.

Senator seeks probe into fake land titles scams

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 12:52 p.m.

SENATOR Aquilino Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human Rights, is seeking a probe into the reported proliferation of fake land titles in many parts of the country, specifically in General Santos City.

In filing Resolution 856, Pimentel has asked the appropriate Senate committees to conduct the investigation to recommend feasible solutions to end the nefarious activity and thereby alleviate the plight of innocent victims.

China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:39 a.m.

BEIJING --” China is issuing harsh warnings against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics ahead of an expected announcement recommending restrictions to the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.

An article in the ruling Communist Party's flagship newspaper People's Daily on Saturday said some in the former British colony were colluding with outside forces to turn it into a bridgehead for subverting and infiltrating the Chinese mainland.

Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 09:57 a.m.

NEW YORK — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

Precisely. If you get all your news from social media.

Pinoy peacekeepers well-armed, still holding position

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- The situation involving 75 Filipino peacekeepers deployed to conflict-racked Golan Heights remained "stable" as the soldiers still hold their positions despite being surrounded by Syrian anti-government forces.

Pastor wife, 2 others in lookout list

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) would closely monitor the travel of the wife of slain champion car racer Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor and two other individuals linked to his murder.

Covered by the lookout bulletin issued by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday were Daliah Guerrero-Pastor, Domingo de Guzman III and Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel.

Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

BILBAO, Spain -- Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the US will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

But he's not here. Neither are Spurs teammates Tony Parker of France and Manu Ginobili of Argentina. They're all sitting this one out. Plenty of big names remain, from Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving with the Americans to Spain's Gasol brothers.

Aquino hits Noli de Castro

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 05:24 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III slammed Friday former Vice President Noli de Castro who continued to criticize his administration despite the reforms that his government has been implementing.

In a speech in Oriental Mindoro, Aquino did not mention De Castro's name, but he was apparently referring to the former vice president.

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