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March 25, 2017 3:19 AM NUJP to Tourism chief: Ask Duterte to stop killings

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Friday responded to the statement of Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo asking the media to “tone down” reports on extrajudicial killings in the country. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo on Wednesday urged the media to “tone down” their coverage of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs 4

March 24, 2017 10:43 PM UK police arrest 10 in London attack probe, search 21 sites

LONDON — British police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data," have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how a British man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament, a senior official said yesterday. In a briefing outside Scotland Yard, London's top counterterror 2

March 24, 2017 10:22 AM Duterte prefers 'compromise' with tax evaders over filing cases

President Rodrigo Duterte is still convincing Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BIR chief Cesar Dulay to let tax evaders settle with the government instead of filing cases against them MANILA, Philippines – For President Rodrigo Duterte, requiring big tax evaders to just settle with the government is much more practical than filing a case against 2

March 23, 2017 9:00 PM Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia

In this photo, taken on Thursday, May 5, 2016, Denis Voronenkov speaks in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Ukrainian police said Voronenkov was shot dead Thursday, March 23, 2017, by an unidentified gunman at the entrance of an upscale hotel in Kiev, Ukraine. Voronenkov, 45, a former member of the communist faction in the lower house of Russian parliament, had moved 5

March 23, 2017 8:35 PM Police say man in Parliament attack wasn’t on terror radar

People observe a minutes silence at a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s attack, at Trafalgar Square in London, Thursday, March 23, 2017. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain’s Parliament. Mayor Sadiq Khan called 6

March 23, 2017 10:41 AM U.K. Police Arrest 8 After Attack Outside Parliament

“Everyone was in various states of shock,” he said. “Looking at it in context, up and until the late ’70s, it was a frequent target of I.R.A. attacks.” “Without sounding too fatalistic,” he added, “there was an air of inevitability about some kind of incident like this happening eventually. Parliament is obviously an iconic British institution, everyone 6

March 22, 2017 4:52 PM No monitoring station on Panatag – Beijing

BEIJING – China is not building an environmental monitoring station on Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, its foreign ministry said yesterday, apparently denying remarks made by a local official last week. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said reports about the facility on Scarborough Shoal had been checked and were found to be false. Hua’s statement came almost 7

March 22, 2017 3:47 AM 3 big-time drug pushers nabbed in Maguindanao

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines - Authorities arrested before dawn Wednesday three more large-scale drug traffickers in Maguindanao province, two of them women, in a renewed crackdown that began last week. Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) and local police personnel cornered the cohorts 5

March 21, 2017 7:51 PM Lim yields, faces raps

CEBU, Philippines — Cases have been filed against David Chua Lim, Jr., the man who shot a nurse during a road altercation dawn last Sunday. He is facing two cases, frustrated murder and illegal possession of ammunition, filed by the Cebu City Police Office. Lim, 28, a businessman, surrendered to the police at around 2 a.m. yesterday. “Sinurrender ng kanyang 7

March 21, 2017 4:50 PM Philippines prepares protest vs China over Panatag

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is preparing to formally protest China’s plan to install a radar station at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in violation of a ruling by a United Nations-backed international tribunal declaring the shoal a common fishing ground outside any country’s jurisdiction. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the administration’s 10