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Malaysia arrests news editors for sedition

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Police have arrested three editors from a Malaysian news portal and charged them with sedition, their lawyers and authorities said on Tuesday, over a news report on discussions about punishments meted out under Islamic law.  Read More »

Alps co-pilot was once ‘suicidal’

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That’s the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot’s license.  Read More »

The betrayal by Judas

Gospel Reading: Mt 26:14-25 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Where do you want us... 

7 caught in pot session

CAMP DANGWA,Benguet – Seven persons were locked up in jail after they were caught engaging in a pot session at the house of Troy Tio De Cinco Purok 2, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga, Sunday morning. Incoming search terms:arrested for illegal drugs raid surigao city 2015 (1) Read More »

Call center agent robbed

A Vietnamese call center agent was allegedly robbed in Mandaluyong City Saturday, police said yesterday. SPO1 Joemer Puzon, officer-on-case, identified the victim as Anh Nguyen Hoang, 26, of Pinatubo St., Barangay Ilaya.  Read More »

2 men found hanging

Two men were found hanging in Pasig City and Malabon City over the weekend, police said yesterday. Police identified the victims as Ernesto Calderon, 46, of Banaag St., Barangay Pineda, Pasig, and Cecilio Sanchez Jr., 51, of Barangay Tugatog, Malabon.  Read More »

President’s final word on Mamasapano

“Maliban na lang kung may kailanganin pang paglinaw mula sa akin ng kinauukulan, ito na ang huling pagkakataon na magsasalita ako tungkol sa isyung ito (Unless the need should arise for any further explanation from me, this will be the last time that I will speak on this issue),” President Aquino said, referring to the Mamasapano case, in his speech at the graduation rites of the Philippine National... 

Beer linked to ancient Egypt

TEL AVIV (Reuters) — Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel’s most hard-partying city.  Read More »

Suspect in Tunisia attack killed

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian security forces decimated the leadership of a Tunisian jihadi group linked to al-Qaida’s North African branch, including the man identified as the “operational chief” of the attack this month on the National Bardo Museum that killed 22 people, mostly foreign tourists, the interior minister said Sunday.  Read More »

7.5-quake hits PNG

SYDNEY (AFP) – A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea yesterday, sending startled residents fleeing from their homes, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage.  Read More »