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  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat
    Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. …

  • Disappointed Filipinos cry foul as Pacquiao loses
    Disappointed Filipinos cry foul as Pacquiao loses

    Boxing fans in the Philippines cried foul and groaned in bitter disappointment on Sunday as national hero Manny Pacquiao lost to American rival Floyd Mayweather in the "fight of the century". Filipinos filled gymnasiums, cinemas and bars as the Southeast Asian nation of 100 million people stopped for Pacquiao's battle with Mayweather in Las Vegas, which he lost in a unanimous points decision. A devastated Pacquiao said immediately afterwards that he thought he had won, and many at home agreed …

  • Muslim rebels, Filipino soldiers to watch Pacquiao match
    Muslim rebels, Filipino soldiers to watch Pacquiao match

    In a rare common cause, both rebels and soldiers in the war-torn southern Philippines will watch local boxing icon Manny Pacquiao take on Floyd Mayweather, with hopes that Sunday's mega-bout will bring a brief respite from violence. The Muslim rebels and government forces will have separate free viewings of the Las Vegas clash, as the nation waits to see whether Pacquiao will triumph during the epic fight. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the country's largest Muslim armed group, …

  • New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific
    New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific

    LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island. …

  • Nepal urges foreign rescue workers in capital to return home
    Nepal urges foreign rescue workers in capital to return home

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government urged foreign rescue workers in the quake-hit capital to return home Monday as hundreds of people visited Buddhist shrines and monasteries to mark the birthday of Gautam Buddha. …

  • Ex-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA deputy director has written in a new book that Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012, it has been reported. …

  • Police: 4 dead, 1 hurt in shooting on Wisconsin bridge

    MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Four people are dead and another person is hurt after a shooting on a bridge in eastern Wisconsin that a police chief says appears to be a "random act." …

  • BRIEF-Sichuan Danfu Compressor gets regulatory approval for assets restructuring

    May 4 (Reuters) - Sichuan Danfu Compressor Co Ltd * Says gets securities regulator's approval for assetsrestructuring * Says shares have resumed trading on May 4 Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1F0FCGm Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) …

  • Russians embrace Kremlin-backed WWII ribbon
    Russians embrace Kremlin-backed WWII ribbon

    Millions of Russians will on May 9 don black-and-orange striped ribbons to mark Soviet victory in World War II, but critics accuse the Kremlin of using them to link wartime glory to current policies. The ribbon is seen as Russia's answer to the poppy widely worn in Britain to commemorate the sacrifice of service personnel in two world wars and other later conflicts. With this year's 70th anniversary commemorations attracting much patriotic fervour, the ribbon has become almost ubiquitous. …