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UK cannabis seed trader fights deportation

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A British cannabis seed trader detained at the Bureau of Immigration jail in Taguig City said Tuesday he would fight his deportation to the United Kingdom, saying that once he gets home, he would have to mount another legal battle against extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino tourists advised not to go on a pilgrimage in Israel

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Israeli soldiers stand behind a tank as heavy smoke rises from the Gaza Strip Tuesday, July 22, 2014. AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised Filipino tourists who intend to go to Israel on pilgrimage to defer their travels amid continuing conflict between the militant group Hamas and the Israel Military.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27

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Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda in the Philippines) has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes, authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US military promises to fix Zamboanga City airport runway

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The US military has committed to rehabilitate the battered 1.8-kilometer runway of the Zamboanga City International Airport which it has been using for about a dozen years, the airport’s manager said.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dealing with the Chinese pushback

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PEACE, MAN  A Philippine Marine soldier flashes the peace sign to a Chinese Coast Guard ship after it tried to block a resupply vessel from restocking the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal on March 29.  INQUIRER PHOTO

The Inquirer is running a series of articles on issues facing President Aquino in his fifth State of the Nation Address on July 28. For more on the Sona, go to http://inq.ph/sona2014.   MANILA, Philippines–After deciding to stand up to China in defending the national interest, President Aquino and his administration now face a daunting [...]

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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