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Emirates to fly world’s largest passenger plane to Manila

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The world’s largest passenger jet is flying to Manila on Tuesday night on a one-off commercial flight by Emirates Airline to mark its move to the newly rehabilitated Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dubai eyes 120-million passenger capacity at second airport

World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. AP FILE PHOTO

Dubai has relaunched an ambitious project to develop its second airport, touted originally as the world’s largest, to handle 120 million passengers a year.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims

“THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC,” a good friend posted on Facebook to express love for Budy Gunawan and his family. (From left) Sherryl Shania, 20, Darryl Dwight, 15, and wife Irene Pabellon, from Quezon originally.  FACEBOOK PHOTO

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?”

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH urges nations to unite to determine those responsible for ‘brutal act’ on MH17

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A woman lays flowers near a sign reading "Putin kills children" in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev on July 18, 2014 to pay tribute to the 298 people who died after flight MH17 of Malaysia Airlines crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine. The Boeing 777 came down in cornfields in the separatist-held region yesterday, spraying debris and body parts for kilometres around, with the United States claiming it was shot down in a missile attack. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY

The Philippines on Saturday condemned the “brutal act” of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine that claimed the lives of 298 people, including three Filipinos.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Travellers to US face tighter airport security

In this June 24, 2014, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Johnson is ordering increased security measures at some overseas airports offering direct flights to the United States. The Homeland Security Department would not immediately say July 2 whether the increased measures were in response to intelligence about a specific threat. But a U.S. counterterrorism official says American intelligence has seen indications that certain terrorist groups in Yemen and Syria are working on a bomb that could make it through airport security undetected. AP

Travellers flying to the United States from Europe and the Middle East face tighter airport security checks from Thursday due to fears extremist Muslim groups are making new explosives able to slip by standard checks.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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