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  • Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes
    Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

    The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead. …

  • 5 dead, 15 injured in Philippine bus accident
    5 dead, 15 injured in Philippine bus accident

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least five people including a 2-year-old boy were killed and 15 others were injured Wednesday when a passenger bus rammed a stalled truck along the highway in eastern Philippines' Camarines Sur province at the start of the Easter week exodus of vacationers to provinces, police said. …

  • Philippine Airlines parent reports bigger net loss
    Philippine Airlines parent reports bigger net loss

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said Wednesday it suffered a net loss of $205.15 million in the nine months to December, bigger than its loss for the whole of the previous fiscal year. This topped the total net loss of 5.755 billion pesos for the 12 months to March 2013, it said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange. …

  • Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday
    Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

    Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. …

  • Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39
    Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

    The official death toll from a mudslide that devastated a neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state last month rose to 39 on Wednesday, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble, local county officials said in a statement. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22, unleashing a torrent of mud that clogged the river, swallowed up a stretch of a state highway and crushed some three dozen homes on the …

  • UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said. …

  • Pakistan Taliban: Truce over but talks continue

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban says it will not renew a ceasefire it called to facilitate peace negotiations with the government but says talks will continue. …

  • SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo
    SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. …

  • Japan lawmakers demand continued whaling
    Japan lawmakers demand continued whaling

    Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday demanded the government redesign its "research" whaling programme to circumvent an international court ruling that described the programme as a commercial hunt dressed up as science. The 40-strong fisheries committee, made up of a cross-section of members of the lower house, unanimously passed a resolution urging the administration study "all sorts of options, including walking out of the (international whaling) convention". It said the ruling earlier this …

  • Guilty plea in shooting at Va. college inside mall

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Virginia mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. …