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Reigning Miss U rebukes Trump

BOGOTA, Colombia – The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. But Paulina Vega of Colombia says she isn’t giving up her crown. Incoming search terms:paulina vega (1) More articles: Ms.... 

Storm signal 1 hoisted as ‘Egay’ nears Luzon

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration raised public storm warning Signal No. 1 in Isabela and Cagayan, including the Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, tropical Storm “Egay” (international name “Linfa”) maintained its strength and... 

Philippine-American Friendship Day

TODAY, July 4, is Philippine-American Friendship Day. The Fourth of July is better known in the world as the Independence Day of the United States of America. For a while, starting in 1946, it was also our Independence Day, as it was on July 4, 1946, that the US, after having governed... 

Airstrike kills IS leader

A senior Islamic State leader who recruited funds and fighters and procured weapons for the jihadists has been killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. More articles: US offers rewards on IS leaders Kids died in US air strike ISIS claims suicide attack... 

3 dead in China quake

BEIJING – A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck China’s far western region of Xinjiang yesterday, the US Geological Survey said, with at least three people killed, according to Chinese officials. Incoming search terms:earthquakes (1) More articles: Quake rattles New Zealand... 

Miss USA pageant finds new broadcaster

THE independent US cable network REELZ will telecast the Miss USA pageant on July 12, the company announced on Thursday, stepping in after NBC dropped plans to broadcast the show because of inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants made by co-owner and US presidential candidate... 

Malaysia wants tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

UNITED NATIONS – Malaysia told the UN Security Council on Thursday that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. More articles: Team finds... 

Shark bites surfer’s board

SYDNEY – Police say a shark bit a terrified surfer’s board near the Australian coastal town where another surfer was mauled a day earlier. More articles: Bodyboarder fights for life after shark attack Shark kills boy surfer Fire at care home kills 38 Man falls to death from... 

Boat captain blamed for sea tragedy

Was the captain of the ill-fated MBCA Kim Nirvana-B to blame for the sea tragedy that cost more than 40 lives last Thursday off Ormoc City? Coast Guard District Commander Pedro B. Tinampay thinks so. More articles: 2 boats sink; 43 rescued 36 dead as boat capsizes off Ormoc Survivors... 

The question about fasting

Gospel Reading: Mt 9:14-17 The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom...