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NPA rebels kill 3 in landmine attack

MANILA -- Two soldiers and a civilian died while seven others were injured in a landmine attack perpetrated by communist New People's Army rebels in San Miguel town in Surigao del Sur on Wednesday night.

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Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, killing 2

NAIROBI, Kenya — Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said.

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Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

BANGKOK — The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.

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'Chedeng' gears up for Aurora-Isabela landfall

MANILA -- Typhoon Chedeng (Maysak) has slightly weakened as it gears up for possible landfall over Isabela-Aurora area by Saturday evening or early Sunday morning, state weather forecasters said Thursday.

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Aquino to pray for his 'haters' on Lenten break

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday that he will pray for those who have "intense hate" against him during this Lenten break.

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Aquino confirms Cabinet revamp

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III confirmed Wednesday that there will be a minor Cabinet revamp in his administration.

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'Maysak' weakens but still poses threat

CEBU -- Typhoon “Maysak” (international name), which is still outside the country's territory as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, has weakened further but weather forecasters warned the public to be on alert, as it still poses threat to the Philippines.

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Rock band Urbandub disbands; last show on May 9

CEBU CITY -- Rock outfit Urbandub announced its last show as a band with a photo posted through its official Facebook page on April 1, Thursday.

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