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Left-handed apologies

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As always, many folks expressed high hopes for the New Year with high explosives—because nothing says “a bright 2014” like a few missing fingers.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Ball drops in NYC’s Times Square, ushering in 2014

Revelers pose for a photograph as they wait for midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A sea of horn-tooting, hat-wearing revelers cheered and some even kissed as the famed crystal ball dropped in a freezing New York City’s Times Square to ring in 2014, capping a world-wide wave of celebrations that included a dazzling 30-minute fireworks show in Dubai and a deluge of confetti in London that tasted as good as it looked.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

Fireworks explode near the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday. AP

New Zealand rang in the New Year with multicolored fireworks erupting from Auckland’s Sky Tower at midnight Tuesday as thousands of cheering revelers danced in the streets of the South Pacific island nation’s largest city.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US embassy in Manila closed during holidays

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US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Embassy announced on Friday that it will be closed for four days during the holidays, including Christmas and New Year.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

New Year resolutions

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After the holidays, many of our kababayan express regret over spending too much. According to Bantay OCW financial counselor Joyce “Josa” Delovieres, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) consume a large part of their earnings on luxuries and modern gadgets.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

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Losing weight and other battles in 2013

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Let’s begin the year on a light note by taking on a typical post-holidays obsession: losing weight. I recommend a system that has helped me, more or less, lose and maintain my weight: turn the whole thing into a math problem.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast

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An Ivory Coast troop stands next to the belongings of people involved in a deadly stampede in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Tuesday, Jan. 1 2013. At least 61 people were killed early Tuesday in a stampede following a New Year's fireworks display in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial center, said officials.  AP PHOTO/EMANUEL EKRA

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast—A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Year’s fireworks show early Tuesday in Ivory Coast’s main city, killing 61 people—many of them children and teenagers—and injuring more than 200, rescue workers said. Thousands had gathered at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan’s Plateau district to see the fireworks. It was only the [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Global wave of spectacular New Year pyrotechnics ushers in 2013

Fireworks light up the ancient Colisseum in central Rome's via dei Fori just after midnight on January 1. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP

World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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