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February 22, 2017 10:40 PM What's New In Those DHS Memos On Immigration Enforcement?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 680 people during the first week of February. The memos call for 10,000 more ICE officers and agents as well as 5,000 more agents at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race, his comments on illegal immigration have been pored over in the press — from vows to deport 4

February 22, 2017 9:52 PM Malaysia names North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning in murder case

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police on Wednesday named a North Korean diplomat along with a state airline official who are wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13, while preparing to board a flight to Macau, where 5

February 22, 2017 8:58 PM Latest NBA trade rumors: Lakers targeting Paul George; Pelicans not dealing Holiday

A roundup of the latest talk as the trade deadline approaches The Los Angeles Lakers are “in the process of trying to land” Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George , according to USA Today’s Sam Amick, who also reported that the “landscape is complicated elsewhere, too, in large part because of his desire to sign with the Lakers if the Pacers experience 5

February 22, 2017 6:04 PM A trove of new Android smartphones to debut at MWC

Older brands like BlackBerry, Nokia and Motorola to reappear with new devices Several new high-profile Android smartphones are expected to launch this weekend in advance of Mobile World Congress, which opens Monday in Barcelona. By announcing new phones, Lenovo and Huawei will again demonstrate the growing influence of Chinese smartphone manufacturers 7

February 22, 2017 4:20 PM ‘Impizzable’ offense? Iceland pineapple ban sparks firestorm

MANILA, Philippines - Icelandic President Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson ignited a global debate this week by suggesting that he would ban pineapples as a topping on pizza if he could, according to a report in the Washington Post. Johannesson made the comments during a visit last week to a school in Akureyri, a town in northern Iceland. The president 5

February 22, 2017 4:20 PM Palace OKs P1,000 SSS pension hike

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang has approved the P1,000 pension hike for around two million retirees of the Social Security System (SSS). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea forwarded the memorandum approving the pension hike to the SSS yesterday. President Duterte has agreed to raise the SSS pension to provide social protection to retirees 6

February 22, 2017 4:00 PM Centennial III keeps fine form

MANILA, Philippines - Centennial III continued to keep the others at bay by ruling the IRC Racing Class 1 race of the eighth Standard Insurance Boracay Cup Regatta the other day in the world-famous island paradise of Boracay. Skipper Judes Echauz once again squeezed the best from his all-Filipino crew as Centennial III, the overall champion of the event 6

February 22, 2017 2:50 PM Amnesty International: Rights Slipping in Southeast Asia

Amnesty International says Southeast Asia faces ongoing human rights challenges with activists and civil society targeted by governments amid ongoing failures of accountability by security forces. In its latest annual report, covering 159 countries, Amnesty warns of a "shrinking civic space" across Asia and the Pacific, as authorities invoke a range 5

February 22, 2017 1:01 PM Troubled waters: Beijing condemns US patrols in South China Sea

BEIJING: China has said that even though it respects the principles of freedom, navigation and overflight, it opposes the undermining of its sovereignty by other states under the pretext of freedom of navigation. The statement comes after a US aircraft carrier group led by USS Carl Vinson started patrolling in the disputed South China Sea Waters. Chinese 4

February 22, 2017 8:03 AM Lady Eagles turn back Lady Warriors for third straight win

With its sights set on its showdown against undefeated University of the Philippines four days from now, Ateneo got a surprise challenge from University of the East in a 25-14, 25-21, 25-21 win Wednesday in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Mich Morente fired a game-high 13 points, including a hit off the block 3