By Mikha Flores, VERA Files The Commission on Elections resumed the suspended canvassing of party-list votes on Monday and said it may take them up to 10 days to finish the process and proclaim the winners. A total of 111 … Continue reading →
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- Manila, Taipei agree on 'cooperative' probe ANN
Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines and Taiwan on Monday agreed on a cooperative investigation into the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino Coast Guards, which had led to fresh cross-channel tensions and harassment of Filipino workers in Taiwan.
- Pig farmers up in arms over US pressure ANN
Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - Members of the Swine Raisers Association of Thailand and other concerned parties are considering marching to Government House in protest against US pressure on Thailand to open up its market to US pork and offal.
- Extreme global warming seen further away than previously thought Reuters
By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Extreme global warming is less likely in coming decades after a slowdown in the pace of temperature rises so far this century, an international team of scientists said on Sunday. Warming is still on track, however, to breach a goal set by governments around the world of limiting the increase in temperatures to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, unless tough action is taken to limit rising greenhouse
- Obama walks a fine line with Myanmar president's landmark visit Reuters
By Paul Eckert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will walk a fine line between fostering a U.S. ally in China's backyard and trying to defend human rights when the president of Myanmar becomes the first head of his country to visit the White House in 47 years on Monday. Rights groups and some U.S. lawmakers fear Obama has moved too quickly since forging a dramatic breakthrough in relations in 2011 after half a century of military rule in Myanmar, also known as Burma. U.S. ...
- 20 children among 91 dead in US tornado AFP News
- Monster tornado kills at least 51 in Oklahoma town Reuters
By Alice Mannette MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - A 2-mile-wide (3-km-wide) tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people while destroying entire tracts of homes, piling cars atop one another, and trapping two dozen school children beneath rubble. Twenty of the 51 confirmed deaths were children, the Oklahoma medical examiner said, and at least 45 of the 230 people injured were children, according to area hospitals. It was the deadliest U.S. tornado
- Thai economy contracts in first quarter AFP
- Malaysia hydropower meeting to open amid controversy AFP News
- Tough oil market forces trading firms in Asia to cut jobs, reshape Reuters
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Singapore shares edged down, with Singapore TelecommunicationsLtd declining 2 percent after OCBC cut its rating onthe sector. "In the search for yield, telco stocks have done very well,rising some 14 percent to 26 percent year to date, versus theSTI's 9 percent climb," OCBC said in a report. "However, given the still-muted outlook, we believe that theshare prices have run up too much, too quickly, and this hasdriven yields down to below 5 percent." It downgraded the sector to "neutral" from
- Yahoo reboots Flickr, offers 1 terabyte of storage AP
Fresh on the heels of its $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo says it is rebooting its languishing photo-sharing site Flickr with plans to make it "awesome" again. Yahoo Inc. said at an ...
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- Sony Xperia Z tablet launches globally AFP Relax