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  • Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy
    Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

    A 10-year-old autistic Filipino boy made an emotional plea Monday for permission to stay in Australia, as tens of thousands called for him not to be deported despite the potential cost of his condition. Tyrone Sevilla, who arrived in Australia from the Philippines legally as a two-year-old with his mother Maria Sevilla, has written to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton asking to stay. The letter, which reads: "Dear Mr Dutton, can I stay in Australia please... Tyrone," was the first one her son …

  • Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina's case: Philippines
    Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina's case: Philippines

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo is "sympathetic" about the plight of a Filipina facing death for drug trafficking and has promised to look into her case, a spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Monday after he made a personal appeal. While the comments seemed to indicate a faint prospect of reprieve for Mary Jane Veloso, the Indonesian leader is seen as extremely unlikely to change course on the executions which he has insisted for months are essential to halting a national …

  • Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines
    Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines

    Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of world boxing. Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as "The National Fist", Pacman fights undefeated American Floyd Mayweather on May 2 to decide who is the world's best "pound-for-pound" boxer. To most of the Philippines' population of almost 100 million, Pacquiao, winner of an …

  • Saudi Arabia arrests 93 jihadists, says attacks foiled
    Saudi Arabia arrests 93 jihadists, says attacks foiled

    Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 jihadists, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, and has foiled several plots to carry out attacks across the kingdom, authorities said Tuesday. …

  • US consumer confidence slides in April

    U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level in four months, knocked down by a slowdown in hiring. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index fell to 95.2 in April from 101. ... …

  • Live Nation buys stake in Bonnaroo music festival

    Concert promoter and ticket seller Live Nation said Tuesday that it bought a controlling stake in annual music festival Bonnaroo. The purchase will boost Live Nation's portfolio of music festivals, which ... …

  • BRIEF-Dhc Software's Q1 net profit up 10.4 percent y/y

    April 28 (Reuters) - Dhc Software Co Ltd * Says 2014 net profit up 34.7 percent y/y at 1.0 billionyuan ($161.20 million) * Says Q1 net profit up 10.4 percent y/y at 166.6 millionyuan Source text in Chinese:http://bit.ly/1P2rpId ;http://bit.ly/1dol6D6 Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2035 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting By Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) …

  • Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done
    Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done

    Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers Tuesday to search for solutions. In some ... …

  • Study: Obama most followed on Twitter, pope most influential

    A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted. The ... …