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Philippines to back US fight vs terror 'if efforts coincide'

MANILA -- The Philippine defense chief reacted guardedly Wednesday to President Donald Trump's remarks on fighting terrorism in his first State of the Union address, saying Manila would lend its support whenever the efforts of the two nations coin

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Mocha’s gaffe on Mayon goes viral

IMAGES of the active Mayon Volcano in various areas around the world are circulating in social media as netizens were quick to pounce on a statement of a Palace official citing the volcano as being located in Naga City in Camarines Sur.

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Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya -- Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said.

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Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Updated) -- A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.

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9 injured in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort

TOKYO -- At least nine people were injured Tuesday in a volcanic eruption near a ski resort in central Japan, officials said.

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Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners.

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Firm designs P711.8M road underpass structure

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday said the contractor of a proposed P711.8-million depressed structure, more popularly known as an underpass, is now working on the design of the project.

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Trump thinks Oprah won't run, says he'd defeat her anyway

WASHINGTON -- President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump.

"I'll beat Oprah," the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday — though he quickly added, "I don't think she's going to run."

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