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  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better
    Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the …

  • Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source
    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday. "Our embassy in Tripoli confirmed that one Filipino died in (a) bombing in Zawiya," spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message to AFP. Libya has been wracked by conflict since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival militias and governments battling for its oil wealth. The …

  • Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels
    Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. …

  • German policeman guilty of murder in cannibalism killing

    BERLIN (AP) — A German police officer has been found guilty of murder for killing a man he met in an Internet chat forum devoted to cannibalism. …

  • Dailymotion should stay in European hands, France says
    Dailymotion should stay in European hands, France says

    France opposes exclusive talks between Orange and Hong Kong's PCCW group for a 49 percent stake in Dailymotion, preferring a European partner for the French video-sharing platform, the finance ministry indicated Wednesday. "There cannot be exclusive negotiations," a finance ministry source told AFP, confirming a report in the daily Le Monde. Le Monde said the French holding company Fimalac was interested in Orange's video platform, in which the state has a 24.9 percent stake. The German …

  • A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume
    A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. And as the latest round hit the week mark, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks with prospects for agreement remaining uncertain. …

  • New Zealand's Kyle Mills retires from all forms of cricket
    New Zealand's Kyle Mills retires from all forms of cricket

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending a 14-year international career on Wednesday. …

  • Egypt president welcomes return of US military aid
    Egypt president welcomes return of US military aid

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president says the United States' release of military aid previously suspended will help boost Cairo's ability to combat extremists in the region. …

  • Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC president in World Cup dispute
    Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC president in World Cup dispute

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Mustafa Kamal resigned as ICC president on Wednesday, accusing India of influencing the outcome of the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal against Bangladesh. …