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  • US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow
    US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

    Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this time they will involve double the number of soldiers as last year in a sign of their expanding military partnership. The Philippines is seeking more US military and diplomatic support to fend off China's increasing forcefulness in its bid …

  • Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial
    Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina he met in a bar. Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers will on Monday kick off 10-day annual military excercises, according to Captain Alex Lim, a spokesman for the US forces, but there will be strict controls on their free time. Lim would not say why the restrictions were imposed but …

  • Philippine Airlines parent says back in black
    Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said it had returned to profitability, the first time in three years either entity reported being in the black for an entire year. In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday, PAL Holdings reported an after-tax net profit of 129.74 million pesos ($2.93 million) in its fiscal year to December 31. …

  • Utility: No leaks found in California gas line that exploded

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California, injuring 11 people, had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday. …

  • Australian PM to talk border security on Turkey trip
    Australian PM to talk border security on Turkey trip

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that he will use a trip to Turkey for Anzac Day commemorations to push Ankara for increased security on its border with Syria and Iraq. The border is one of the preferred routes for foreign fighters seeking to join Islamic State (IS) jihadists, with Western powers criticising Turkey for not doing enough to seal it off. Abbott, who will be in Turkey later this week to mark a century since the bloody World War I Gallipoli campaign, said he …

  • VEGOILS-Market factors to watch April 20

    The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS * Malaysian palm oil futures edged up on Friday as traders closed short positions ... …

  • DIARY - Malaysia

    + ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS MONDAY, APRIL 20 KUALA LUMPUR - Senate sitting in Parliament at 1000 (0200 GMT). KUALA LUMPUR - Press Conference on National Fatwa ... …

  • Baltimore investigates death of man in police custody

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed to ensure the city held "the right people accountable." …

  • The Top 10 Richest People In The Philippines 2015
    The Top 10 Richest People In The Philippines 2015

    Things have changed since Forbes’ list of The World’s Billionaires was released in 2014. This 2015, there have been a … The post The Top 10 Richest People In The Philippines 2015 appeared first on iMoney.ph. …

  • DSWD reiterates travel requirement for minors
    DSWD reiterates travel requirement for minors

    Minors traveling abroad alone or with just one parent need a travel clearance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), an official said yesterday. Jacel Paguio, DSWD National Capital Region officer-in-charge, said a travel clearance is important to prevent child trafficking and other forms of abuse that a minor might encounter during travel abroad. “DSWD Field Office NCR is reiterating the submission of complete requirements for a travel clearance at least two weeks prior …