Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:31 a.m.

KIEV, Ukraine -- Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels.

Ukrainian officials rushed to defend the strategically important port on the Sea of Azov, beefing up military positions with more equipment and sending in more forces.

Blogger rues ‘digital divide’ in PH

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:14 a.m.

CEBU CITY – Social media would have produced more impact on the lives of Filipinos if not for relatively low, although increasing, Internet access in the country, a noted blogger said Saturday.

Tonyo Cruz, whose articles range from consumer issues to technology, said damage reports from far-flung areas hit by calamities like typhoons Ruby (international name: Hagupit) and Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) could have come faster and more efficient had there been a reliable Internet infrastructure.

Indonesian rescuers trying to lift fuselage of AirAsia plane

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 06:34 p.m.

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Indonesian rescuers have managed to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner near the surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the lifting balloons deflated.

The operations chief at the National Search and Rescue Agency, Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, said four more bodies were discovered Saturday around the area as navy divers were struggling with strong current and poor visibility to prepare the lifting operation.

Palace hopes no 'substantial deviation' from target in passing BBL

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 06:13 p.m.

MALACANANG expressed hope on Saturday that there will be no "substantial deviation" from the government's target in passing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the executive branch recognizes that Congress is a separate branch of Congress.

Palace wishes Philippines bet to Miss Universe pageant good luck

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 05:48 p.m.

MALACANANG wished on Saturday the Philippine bet to Miss Universe the best of luck when she competes for the title on Sunday night (Monday morning in Manila) in Florida, USA.

Aquino orders probe into Zambo blast

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 05:27 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has ordered security personnel to conduct a thorough investigation into the explosion that rocked Zamboanga City on Friday afternoon killing two people and injuring over 50 others.

Zambo blast death toll rises to 2

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 05:26 p.m.

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The number fatalities in Friday afternoon’s powerful bomb explosion in this city have increased to two while the wounded totaled to 52 people.

Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, City Health Officer, said Dennis Valente, who was in critical condition after the blast, died Friday night at a hospital.

Palace confirms receiving info on kill plot vs Pope while in PH

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 04:41 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- Malacanang confirmed Saturday that there was "unverified" piece of information on the plot to assassinate Pope Francis during his five-day visit in the country.

'Protecting Internet is everyone's business'

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 01:23 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- Journalists and bloggers from different parts of the world urged the public on Saturday to help protect and defend the open Internet from government crackdown.

Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:49 a.m.

DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.

The main separatist leader in the rebellious Donetsk region vowed to push Ukrainian soldiers out of the area and said insurgents would not take part in any more cease-fire talks. Another rebel went even further, saying they would not abide by a peace deal signed in September.

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