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  • Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Located in the Philippines
    Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Located in the Philippines

    More than 70 years after it sank during World War II, the legendary Japanese battleship Musashi has been discovered off the coast of the Philippines. Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been leading an expedition to find the Musashi — one of the biggest battleships ever built — aboard his high-tech 414-foot-long (125 meters) yacht, the M/Y Octopus. …

  • US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines AFP News
    US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II. Excited historians likened the discovery, if verified, to finding the Titanic, as they hailed the American billionaire for his high-tech mission that apparently succeeded after so many failed search attempts by others. Allen posted photos and video online of parts of what he said was the …

  • Philippines' Aquino promises police commandos extra resources after botched raid Reuters
    Philippines' Aquino promises police commandos extra resources after botched raid

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino promised police commandos better extra resources on Wednesday, weeks after 44 commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, but declined to answer questions about the botched raid, a senior officer said. On Jan. 25, police commandos sneaked into a southern rebel area to "neutralise" Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, an al Qaeda-linked bomb maker with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head. The mission went disastrously wrong for the government when …

  • Top Asian News at 6:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death. The slashing of Ambassador Mark Lippert's face and arm, which left deep gashes and damaged tendons and nerves, was an extreme example, but America infuriates some leftist South Koreans because of its role in Korea's turbulent modern history. …

  • Baptism of sand MB

    With a glowing reputation to live up to and the La Paz sand dunes of Ilocos Norte on the docket, this NP300 Navarra test drive was one of the most exciting yet. Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) describes this third generation model as ‘tough’ and ‘smart,’ and in this age of social media, claims like this will simply not hold up without visual and experiential proof. Streamlining their design for a more consistent overall image, Nissan takes some cues from the X-Trail, including the V-motion …

  • Crisis-hit Venezuela pays tribute to Chavez 2 years on
    Crisis-hit Venezuela pays tribute to Chavez 2 years on

    Venezuela paid tribute Thursday to leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez two years after his death, but the movement he founded faces its worst approval ratings ever amid a deepening economic crisis. The national homage started at dawn with fireworks in various neighborhoods around Caracas, where Chavez's United Socialist Party planned to hold an "anti-imperialist tribunal" later in the day at Bolivar Square in the capital's historic center. President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez's hand-picked successor, …

  • Alberto Nisman's ex-wife says he was killed Associated Press
    Alberto Nisman's ex-wife says he was killed

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The ex-wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina says a team of experts she hired has concluded that her former husband was killed. …

  • Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 people Associated Press
    Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents unleashed a series of attacks mostly targeting civilian areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 16, as Islamic State militants in the country's north set oil wells ablaze in an attempt to slow government forces battling to reclaim territory. …

  • Delta plane slides off runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport Reuters
    Delta plane slides off runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 125 passengers and five crew members aboard slid off the runway upon landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday, but officials said there were no serious injuries. Delta flight 1086 was landing at LaGuardia after a morning flight from Atlanta, the airline said. Images from local media showed the Delta plane on a snowy runway area with its nose smashed into a fence at the edge of Flushing Bay. …

  • Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus? Associated Press
    Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018. …

  • Delta plane slides off runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport
    Delta plane slides off runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 125 passengers and five crew members aboard slid off the runway upon landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday, but officials said there were no serious injuries. Delta flight 1086 was landing at LaGuardia after a morning flight from Atlanta, the airline said. Images from local media showed the Delta plane on a snowy runway area with its nose smashed into a fence at the edge of Flushing Bay. …

  • Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018 Associated Press
    Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. …

  • Libya factions hold peace talks in Morocco Reuters
    Libya factions hold peace talks in Morocco

    By Aziz El Yaakoubi SKHIRATE, Morocco (Reuters) - Libya's warring factions held United Nations-backed talks in Morocco on Thursday seeking to end the conflict between two rival governments that threatens to drive the North African oil state into civil war. Air strikes between rival forces had escalated before Thursday's negotiations on Libya, where Western governments worry spreading chaos allows Islamist militants to gain ground in a threat to mainland Europe across the Mediterranean. The …

  • AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B Associated Press
    AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B

    AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics and add another major revenue producer to a portfolio that already includes the world's top-selling drug. …

  • Apple's rivals hope its Watch will boost their own wearable tech Reuters
    Apple's rivals hope its Watch will boost their own wearable tech

    By Harro Ten Wolde BARCELONA (Reuters) - Apple's rivals want to benefit from its magic, hoping that its long awaited new smartwatch will finally conjure demand for wearable technology that has so far generated more buzz about its potential than actual sales. Gizmos that users wear on their bodies have yet to live up to the hype as the next big thing in technology. "If Apple is successful, it'll create a rising tide that will lift the whole market," said Ben Wood, a top gadget reviewer at …

  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol
    Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol

    Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol said in a special report on commercial sexual exploitation of children online. Compiled by Europol's EC3 cybercrime centre, …

  • Watches, robots suitcases: mobile gadget highlights AFP News
    Watches, robots suitcases: mobile gadget highlights

    Tech companies showcased countless connected gadgets at the world's biggest wireless telecom fair, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wrapped up on Thursday. Here is a selection of highlights: …

  • Europe vies for lost mobile glory against Asia, US AFP News
    Europe vies for lost mobile glory against Asia, US

    Once a mobile telecom leader, Europe has lost out in recent years to giant companies in Asia and the United States. The battle of the smartphones is now fought between South Korea's Samsung, US firm Apple with its iPhone, and Chinese upstarts such as Huawei. Europe hosted the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona this week -- but it was dominated by several of these giants, minus Apple. …

  • Game makers lured into virtual worlds AFP News
    Game makers lured into virtual worlds

    Video game makers are being lured into virtual worlds in the hope players will dive in behind. Virtual reality headgear makers including Sony and Facebook-owned Oculus were at a Game Developers Conference here this week to tout the promise of putting players so deeply into game worlds that they seem real. "Virtual reality headset makers are looking for great games that help show off the power of the hardware," said Scott Steinberg, chief of video game consulting firm TechSavvy Global. Sony …

  • Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears AFP News
    Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears

    Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on mobile phones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn. "It's an inexorable tide that is causing worries because people are introducing their data into the system themselves, without necessarily reading all the terms and conditions," said Vincent Genet of consultancy Alcimed. The European Commission estimates the market for mobile health services could exceed 17.5 billion euros (19 billion euros) …

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  • ‘When I’m onstage, I belong to you’ - Nelly Miricioiu

    ‘When I’m onstage, I belong to you’ - Nelly Miricioiu

    Soprano Nelly Miricioiu, whose roots are in Romania, has been called many things, including “a traitor to her country” when she defected to Western Europe. She experienced being snubbed and ignored by her countrymen despite the accolades heaped on her when she conquered Covent Garden in the United Kingdom, La Scala in Italy, the Metropolitan Opera in New York. More »

  • Story of Marcos-era mosquito press relevant as ever

    Story of Marcos-era mosquito press relevant as ever

    It’s not even past,” wrote the great William Faulkner, a Nobel laureate for literature. The past is clearly never dead in the new documentary Portraits of Mosquito Press by JL Burgos about the assault on press freedom, and human rights during the  rule of Ferdinand Marcos especially during the Martial Law years. Burgos brings together family members, as well as journalists, to pose for the camera for their photos to be taken. Along the way, they share stories about We Forum and Ang Pahayagang Malaya, alternative media outfits which became known as part of the mosquito press, both published by Jose Burgos, Jr., the filmmaker’s father. More »

  • Learning about Down Syndrome from Celina

    Learning about Down Syndrome from Celina

    In their class, Sakiwat is among the oldest and the only one with Down Syndrome. In a country where one in 800 children is born with the genetic condition every year, the awareness of the disability remains low. For Sakiwat’s parents, it took years before they knew what their daughter had, and many more years before they could send her to a proper special education school. February is National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month, a time to raise awareness about the condition and promote rights of people with the disability to special care, education and services that will allow them to live decent and productive lives. More »

  • Grief lingers a month after the Mamasapano tragedy

    Grief lingers a month after the Mamasapano tragedy

    The old woman sat gravely in a corner of an unfinished classroom in Mamasapano town as an officer from the regional government explained that her group will be receiving complimentary health insurance. The woman’s son Rasul Kamsa had been one of 18 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters killed when police commandos launched a raid to arrest Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias  Marwan last Jan. 25. More »

  • Mamasapano tragedy will be a factor in  2016 elections

    Mamasapano tragedy will be a factor in  2016 elections

    Don’t expect the truth about the Jan. 25 Mamasapano tragedy to come from President Aquino. He had one whole month to tell the Filipino people about his role in the debacle that claimed the lives of 44 members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police, 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and six civilians including an eight-year old girl who was hit in the crossfire. Jan. 30 necrological service at Camp Bagong Diwa, and Feb. 6 to announce his acceptance of the resignation of suspended Police Chief Alan Purisima. More »

  • PNP to Aquino: Provide answers and accountability

    The Philippine National Police’s Board of Inquiry is considering the possibility President Benigno Aquino III may have been on top of, or fully aware of, the Jan. 25 Mamasapano operation in Maguindanao that resulted in the death of 44 troopers of the PNP’s Special Action Force. The BOI, now almost done with its probe, is looking into how deep the president’s involvement was in the operation to hunt down terrorists Zulkilfi Bin Hir and Basit Usman, considering that 2014 was a banner year in the government’s campaign to arrest high-profile fugitives, with the president himself announcing the operations and subsequent arrests. Among the fugitives arrested last year were businessman Delfin Lee, the Communist Party of the Philippines leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, and former general Jovito Palparan. The source said President Aquino could have spared himself and the country the political crisis it is in had he only taken quick responsibility for Mamasapano, which also left 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and at least two civilians dead. More »

  • Spreading love, hope for kids with Down Syndrome

    Spreading love, hope for kids with Down Syndrome

    Children with Down Syndrome need support from family members, beginning with acceptance. Early morning Sunday, the Bangcailans, a family of five,rushed to reach the Freedom Park in Davao City to join for the first time this year’s Happy Walk. They did it for Shawnn Noel, their two-year-old son with Down Syndrome. A yearly event to highlight the National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month celebration, Happy Walk is devoted to promoting positive attitudes like love and hope, instead of disappointment, fear or anger for kids with the disability. More »