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Trillanes claims Duterte 'now in panic'

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday said President Rodrigo Duterte is now in a panic mode following repeated accusations linking the presidential son and son-in-law in the corruption mess in the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

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Pope, Orthodox leader blame 'moral decay' for ecology crisis

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians are urging political leaders to "support the consensus of the world" that climate change and other environmental ills have created an ecological crisis that i

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Escalating tit for tat, US orders Russian consulate closed

WASHINGTON -- Escalating a diplomatic tit-for-tat, the United States abruptly ordered Russia on Thursday to shutter its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and New York, intensifying tensions between the former Cold War foes.

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Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- Three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies of women and children have been recovered, officials said Thursday.

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Former monk sues cosmetics giant over anti-aging formula

A FORMER Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor.

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Motorists, gawkers line up to see new bridge in Scotland

LONDON -- Motorists and gawkers jammed onto Scotland's new bridge over the Firth of Forth, anxious to see the new expanse on its first full day of operation.

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US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

WASHINGTON -- Opening a new era in cancer care, US health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.

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Harvey horror: Shivering girl, 3, clinging to drowned mom

DALLAS -- A shivering 3-year-old girl found clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas was likely saved by her mom's effort to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods, police said Wednesday.

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