US toddler finds gun in purse, hits both parents with 1 shot

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 11:13 p.m.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Albuquerque police said a threeyear-old boy got a hold of a handgun from his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents.

Police said the child apparently reached for an iPod but found the loaded weapon instead.

Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open title, denies Murray a 1st

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 11:11 p.m.

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park.

Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010.

Thousands of Hong Kongers march for democracy

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 07:32 p.m.

HONG KONG -- Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year.

Peace adviser's hand in Maguindanao clash denied

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 05:49 p.m.

MANILA -- A Palace official denied Sunday that Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles had advised President Benigno Aquino III not to send reinforcement to police commandos who were figured in a "misencounter" with Moro rebels in Maguindanao recently.

Government forces ready vs possible retaliation after terrorist's 'death'

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 05:11 p.m.

MALACANANG assured Sunday that government forces are prepared to face any possible retaliation of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) after a suspected international terrorist was allegedly killed in a police assault in Maguindanao on January 25.

"Handa po ang Sandatahang Lakas at lahat ng puwersa ng pamahalaan para labanan po ang ganyang balak at tiyakin ang kaligtasan ng ating mga mamamayan. Ganap po ang kahandaan ng Sandatahang Lakas," said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. in an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

Philippine Navy to buy 3 landing ships

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 05:02 p.m.

THE government will purchase three new heavy landing craft vessels from Australia to boost the maritime capability of the Philippine Navy, a military official said.

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Restituto Padilla Jr. said the sea vessels will be a big help in the country's capability to respond to calamities in coastal areas.

Maguindanao clash probe starts

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 04:36 p.m.

MANILA -- The fact-finding team investigating the clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that left 44 police commandos dead has started interviewing survivors of the encounter, a police official said Sunday.

Police asked: Pursue arson slant on Oro Hall of Justice fire

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 02:40 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- Senator Aquilino Pimentel III called on the police Sunday to look into arson as reason behind the fire that gutted the Hall of Justice in Cagayan de Oro City and left two people dead Friday night.

Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 01:54 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.

Djerrasi died of complications of cancer in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91.

Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 11:34 a.m.

TOKYO -- Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

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