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OFWs in Middle East warned on spread of MERS

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned Tuesday all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Middle East on the breakout of the deadly disease in the region that has claimed the life of a Filipino and affected five others.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Austrian’s death in Davao del Sur raises questions for cops

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Police authorities said they have decided to investigate further the death of an Austrian national to determine if it was indeed suicide as it appeared to be.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Body of foreign journalist still in PH after kin waive right to claim

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More than a month after he died, the body of veteran correspondent for Manila-based Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Barry Riddell has yet to be buried.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gov’t mourns passing of Ariel Sharon

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In this Wednesday Feb. 7, 2001 file photo, Ariel Sharon, then Israel’s Prime Minister-elect, looks up as he touches Judaism holiest site, the Western Wall, in Jerusalem. The son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says his father has died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. His son Gilad Sharon said: “He has gone. He went when he decided to go.” AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday expressed sympathies on the death of former Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

US urged to probe death of OFW who fell off oil rig

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Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippine Embassy in the United States has called on American authorities to investigate the death of a Filipino worker who fell off an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico a week ago, expressing concern over the safety of Philippine citizens employed in off-shore facilities in the US.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fire took 3 minutes to claim 5 lives—limo driver

A limousine in which a Filipino bride and four friends died when it erupted in flames was carrying more passengers than its normal limit, an official and reports said Monday.  AP FILE PHOTO

First came the tapping. Over the blasting music, limousine driver Orville Brown heard someone in the backseat knock on the partition behind him, saying something about smoke. No smoking allowed, he told the crowd of partying women, including a newlywed bride from the Philippines.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean’s death puzzles police

Parañaque City

Police probers are facing a blank wall in their investigation into the death of a Korean man whose decomposing body was found in the water tank of a condominium in Parañaque City.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

American found dead in Pampanga

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An American national was found dead inside his home in Pampanga, but police said Wednesday no indication of foul play was noted during investigation.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Evacuee dies giving birth to twins

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Filipino evacuees arrive by boat in Bongao town, Tawi-Tawi province, in the southern island of Mindanao late on March 8, 2013. Smart Communications has set up free calling stations for those seeking refuge in Mindanao from the conflict in Sabah.  AFP FILE PHOTO

A Filipina who was pregnant with twins died while undergoing Cesarean delivery in Sabah on Monday, the provincial health officer here said.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ferdinand Marcos’ mortician offers to embalm Chavez

The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. AFP FILE PHOTO

The mortician famous for putting dead dictator Ferdinand Marcos into a glass display case offered his services Friday to the deceased Hugo Chavez, whom Venezuela wants embalmed “like Lenin”.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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