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DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster

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Two Filipino seamen were rescued from the doomed South Korean ferry that capsized and sank last Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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

Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog

This photo released by Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV Facebook page, shows a combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of Maaloula, Syria, Monday, April 14, 2014.  AP/Al-Manar TV

Syria is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists a US-based watchdog said Wednesday as it published its annual impunity index tracking unsolved killings of reporters.

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

PH files 4,000-page ‘memorial’ vs China before int’l court

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The Philippine government on Sunday filed a 4,000-page memorandum on its claims on the West Philippine Sea before an international court, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Nurse charged over UK hospital poisoning deaths

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A male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients who were poisoned with contaminated medical products at a British hospital, police said Saturday.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

John Love, Bataan Death March survivor, dies at 91

A photo released by the U.S. military in 1945, after it was captured from the Japanese, shows allied prisoners of war in the Philippines carrying their comrades in slings. In 2009, John E. Love, a Bataan Death March survivor , joined a campaign with other Bataan Death March survivors to change the caption of this photo, one of the most famous photos in AP's library about the march. The photo, thought to be of the Bataan Death March, actually was an Allied POW burial detail. Following a six-month investigation, The AP corrected the caption in 2010, 65 years after the image was first published. AP archivists confirmed Love's account of the burial detail at a prisoner-of-war camp in the weeks that followed the Death March. Love died Monday, March 17, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He was 91. AP

John E. Love, a Bataan Death March survivor who led a campaign to change the caption on a historic photo from The Associated Press, has died. He was 91.

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

Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday, amid increasingly tense territorial rows between Beijing and Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China rejects US criticism on South China Sea

In this Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's P-3C Orion surveillance plane flies over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. China said Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea, showing its determination to enforce a measure blamed for stoking tensions in the region, especially with Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)

China rejected U.S. allegations that it is using vague territorial claims to gradually assert control in the disputed South China Sea, and in turn accused Washington of exaggerating tensions in the region.

Posted: February 9th, 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 »

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 »

In new role, Kerry back in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

US Secretary of State John Kerry.  AP FILE PHOTO

John Kerry returned Sunday to the winding waterways of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region where he once patrolled on a naval gunboat in the search for communist insurgents.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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