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  • Filipino on US most wanted list killed: rebels, military
    Filipino on US most wanted list killed: rebels, military

    A Filipino on the United States' list of most wanted "terrorists" has been killed in a firefight in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebel leaders and the military said Monday. Abdul Basit Usman was killed in a remote mountainous area while being escorted by members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the nation's biggest rebel group, its vice chairman Ghazali Jaafar said. Security forces had been hunting Usman since he escaped from a January police raid that killed Malaysian …

  • 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 …

  • Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning

    Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday. …

  • WATCH: Google's musical Doodle fetes journalist Nellie Bly

    Google on Tuesday paid tribute to American journalist Nellie Bly—Elizabeth Jane Cochrane in real life—with a musical doodle marking her 151st birth anniversary. Visitors to Google's home page were greeted with a doodle with a Play button, which when clicked will start playing a song while showing highlights of Cochrane's legacy. Clicking on the search-glass icon will take the visitor to a Search Results page for Nellie Bly. Doodler Katy Wu noted Cochran was a world-famous journalist who made …

  • Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible

    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, and officials warned that a local tsunami was possible. …

  • 2015 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners

    CHICAGO (AP) — The winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards announced Monday are: …

  • Bollywood star Salman Khan faces hit-and-run case verdict
    Bollywood star Salman Khan faces hit-and-run case verdict

    Bollywood star Salman Khan, known for his bulging biceps and off-camera temper tantrums, faces jail this week if convicted of drunkenly driving over sleeping homeless men 12 years ago, killing one of them. Khan, star of blockbusters "Bodyguard" and "Dabangg" (Fearless), is accused of losing control of his SUV after a night of drinking rum and cocktails at an upmarket bar in India's entertainment capital Mumbai in 2002 and fleeing the scene. A household name in India with millions of fans, …

  • Hewitt to skip French Open to focus on Wimbledon, Davis Cup

    SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will not play this month's French Open in what is likely to be his last year on tour. …

  • TABLE-Malaysian crude oil OSP rises to $64.76 for April

    (For a list of OSPs, click, for Malaysian OSPs, click ) SINGAPORE, May 5 (Reuters) - The official selling price of a basket of Malaysian crude oil for April-loading has been set at $64.76 a barrel, state-owned ... …