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China: No monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal

BEIJING (Updated) -- China is not building an environmental monitoring station on a disputed South China Sea shoal, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, apparently denying remarks made by a local official last week that prompted a request f

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South Korea gets set to start salvage of submerged ferry

SEOUL -- South Korean workers have started tests to determine if they can begin salvaging a 6,800-ton ferry that sank in 2014, killing more than 300 people and triggering the initial public uproar that contributed to the recent ouster of Park Geun

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BIR slaps Mighty Corp. with P9.56-B tax suit

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed on Wednesday P9.564-billion worth of tax evasion charges against the oldest tobacco firm in the country, Mighty Corporation.

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Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of blood poisoning

BANGKOK -- A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins tossed by tourists seeking good luck died Tuesday, two weeks after having surgery to remove the coins from its stomach.

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Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam museum

AMSTERDAM -- The Van Gogh Museum has welcomed home two paintings by the Dutch master more than 14 years after they were ripped off a wall at the museum in a nighttime heist.

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Police nab 5th suspect in foiled bombing near US Embassy

THE fifth suspect in the thwarted November 28 bombing near the United States (US) Embassy in Manila was arrested last Monday, March 20, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said Tuesday.

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Carpio outlines strategies to uphold PH's maritime rights vs China

THE Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court has advised President Rodrigo Duterte to stop declarations that impliedly waive Philippine sovereignty over any parts of its territory.

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A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street'

NEW YORK -- Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted.

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