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US President Barack Obama has one, and so does New Zealand Governor-General Lieutenant General Sir Jeremiah "Jerry" Mateparae. It's President Benigno Aquino III's gift of choice to heads of state: the "Bambike", a bicycle made almost entirely from locally-sourced bamboo.
- Obama seeks end to perpetual U.S. 'war on terror' Reuters Middle East
(Repeats latest version, no change to text) By Matt Spetalnick and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - Twelve years after the "waron terror" began, President Barack Obama wants to pull theUnited States back from some of the most controversial aspectsof its global fight against Islamist militants. In a major policy speech on Thursday, Obama narrowed thescope of the targeted-killing drone campaign against al Qaedaand its allies and took steps toward closing the Guantanamo Baymilitary
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- Truck crash may have caused Washington state bridge collapse Reuters
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A truck crashed into a four-lane freeway bridge in Washington state Thursday evening and may have caused it to collapse, sending vehicles and drivers tumbling into a frigid river, officials said. A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation into what led part of the Interstate 5 bridge to fall into the Skagit River 55 miles north of Seattle was expected to continue on Friday. Three people were rescued from the river and no one
- New book asks: Could Germany have a Jewish chancellor? Reuters
By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - A new novel about a neo-Nazi plot to assassinate Germany's first Jewish candidate for Chancellor has shed a timely light on the right-wing extremist violence that has plagued the country since 1990 and was swept under the carpet for years. Political thriller "The Jewish Candidate" by British journalist David Crossland has been published just as Germany's September election campaign is heating up and at the start of a trial of a neo-Nazi cell blamed for a
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By Lavinia Mo HONG KONG (Reuters) - The H7N9 bird flu virus may be capable of spreading from human to human and can be transmitted not only through direct contact but also through airborne exposure, researchers at the University of Hong Kong have found. The researchers found in a study, presented at a news briefing on Friday, that three ferrets - the main animal used for research into human influenza - that were placed in close contact with ferrets injected with H7N9 contracted the virus. One
- IMF chief grilled for second day over payout scandal AFP News
- Judge says leaning toward U.S. in Apple e-books case Reuters
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - In an unusual move before a trial, a federal judge expressed a tentative view that the U.S. Justice Department will be able to show evidence that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) ...
- One Direction sweeps awards for most popular social media stars Reuters
By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - British boy band One Direction has swept the inaugural awards recognizing the most popular people in social media globally, coming top in four out of 10 categories at a star-studded ceremony in Singapore. One Direction was named most popular music group, most popular UK musicians, most popular in the UK, and most popular in west Europe, at the Social Star Awards, but did not show up to collect their prizes, sending their thanks by videolink. ...
- UK fighters escort Pakistan plane to airport, 2 arrests Reuters
By Rhys Jones and Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft. Flight PK709 from Lahore in Pakistan had been due to land at Manchester in northern England with 297 passengers on board, but was diverted shortly before arrival. A security source said early indications were that the plane was not
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By REYNARD MAGTOTO, VERA Files LEGAZPI City—After assuring Bicolanos that no one will be left behind in Albay’s surge to prosperity, reelected Gov. Joey SarteSalceda said he is ready to “paddle the boat” to fulfilling his vision for the province. … Continue reading → More »
Q and A with MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim: “Within this year we will start building our political …
By Carolyn O. Arguillas, Mindanews and VERA Files DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao – The May 13 synchronized national, regional and local elections marked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s first foray into electoral politics, albeit only partly, as a “testing ground,” … Continue reading → More »
By Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews and VERA Files DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao – “Anak ni King.” “Anak ni Idol.” Movie actor Fernando Poe, Jr. is nearly nine years dead but he is still “King” or “Idol” for members of the … Continue reading → More »
Some 18,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines covering about 23 percent of the total clustered precincts experienced transmission problems on Election Day because of weak signals, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said on Thursday. “It is not … Continue reading → More »
By Mikha Flores, VERA Files First it was the source code for the PCOS machines they were quarrelling about. Now former colleagues, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. and Augusto “Gus” Lagman are squabbling about intelligence funds. Lagman, who … Continue reading → More »
By Darlene Cay, VERA Files Efforts of persons with disabilities and advocates in promoting the right of PWDs to suffrage went to waste in last week’s midterm elections, no thanks to the Commission on Elections, the executive director of National … Continue reading → More »