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  • Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea
    Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities" in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was being "hypocritical" would not distract people from Beijing's own actions which were raising regional tensions. "The Philippines' possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea... is in no …

  • Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt
    Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of Internal Revenue website, put the boxer-turned-congressman at number one with 163.84 million pesos ($3.72 million) in taxes paid. Internal revenue chief Kim Henares confirmed that Pacquiao topped the list but stressed …

  • Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea
    Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday that China has been rushing construction projects, including massive land reclamation, in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims. …

  • NCAA M BRACKET

    Updates with Elite Eight scores; bracket for the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship; 5c x 8 inches; 245.5 mm x 203 mm; …

  • Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured
    Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

    Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday. …

  • NCAA Final Four set: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin, Michigan State vs. Duke

    NCAA Final Four set: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin, Michigan State vs. Duke. …

  • Police: 2 bodies found in NYC building explosion rubble
    Police: 2 bodies found in NYC building explosion rubble

    NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency workers found two bodies Sunday in the mass of rubble left behind when three apartment buildings collapsed during an apparent gas explosion and fire in Manhattan's East Village, police said. …

  • Air Canada plane makes hard landing short of Halifax runway
    Air Canada plane makes hard landing short of Halifax runway

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made a hard landing short of the runway at the Halifax airport during a snowstorm, crashing into a bank of antennas and shearing off its main landing gear, nose cone, and an engine as it skidded on its belly, officials said. The airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries. …

  • The 'goat' may have lost but New Zealand celebrates
    The 'goat' may have lost but New Zealand celebrates

    The New Zealand team has been dubbed a "goat" but in an endearing way as the country celebrated their appearance in the World Cup final rather than mourned the loss on Monday. "This New Zealand cricket team is our GOAT, the Greatest Of All Time," wrote the Herald on Sunday's Andrew Alderson. "One hell of a ride," added The Press on the front page of its souvenir edition, while the New Zealand Herald admitted: "We were done by a better team." New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's World Cup …

  • David Frost wins Champions Tour event in Mississippi

    SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) — David Frost survived a one-stroke penalty on the par-3 17th hole Sunday to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for his sixth Champions Tour title. …