Duterte wins Philippine presidency in official count; Marcos son loses VP race

News Room : May 28, 2016 6:41 am
MANILA: An official vote count by Philippine lawmakers has determined that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was elected president and Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president in elections held on May 9, 2016. The congressional vote count, which ended late Friday, determined that Duterte, the crime-busting mayor of southern Davao city, received more than 16.6 million more »
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China kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs

News Room : May 28, 2016 6:39 am
BEIJING: Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face. After pictures surfaced of the challenging trek faced by schoolchildren in a poor corner of China’s mountainous west, their village may be getting more »
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Air France workers facing trial for hitting executives

News Room : May 28, 2016 6:36 am
BOBIGNY: A French judge postponed a trial on Friday against Air France workers accused of tearing the shirts off airline executives in a violent protest, apparently fearing it could enflame tensions amid nationwide strikes over France’s labor system. The shirt-ripping incident last October, caught on camera and viewed worldwide, came to epitomize the extreme end more »
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Trump views are ‘barking mad’: Australian leader

News Room : May 28, 2016 6:34 am
CANBERRA: Australia’s opposition leader on Friday described some of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s views as “barking mad,” breaking a longstanding Australian convention of avoiding taking sides in US political contests. Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull criticized opposition leader Bill Shorten for potentially offending Americans through his comments during a radio interview. Australia is more »
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Brexit camp seizes on record migration figures

News Room : May 28, 2016 6:31 am
LONDON: Campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union in next month’s referendum warned that immigration from the bloc had “spun out of control” as new figures showed net migration at its second highest ever level. Exactly four weeks before the June 23 vote, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published data putting net migration more »
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Heinous crime video shocks Brazil

News Room : May 28, 2016 6:29 am
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police are hunting more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and of putting video of the attack on social media. The girl, 16, believes she was doped after going to her companion’s house and says she woke up in a different house, surrounded by more »
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Japan, Canada share ‘serious concerns’ on S. China Sea

News Room : May 25, 2016 7:32 am
TOKYO: Japan and Canada share “serious concerns” over reclamation and militarization in the South China Sea, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday, in an apparent reference to China’s maritime activity. China and the United States have traded accusations of militarising the South China Sea as Beijing undertakes large-scale land reclamation and construction on more »
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Greece starts evacuation of Idomeni migrant camp

News Room : May 25, 2016 7:29 am
IDOMENI: Hundreds of Greek police has began clearing the overcrowded Idomeni camp, a migrant flashpoint where thousands of desperate refugees have been living for months in squalid conditions. The overcrowded and muddy camp on the Macedonia border has become a potent symbol of the human suffering and chaos as Europe struggles to cope with its more »
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