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Silay police chief, aide injured in road accident

THE police chief of Silay City, Negros Occidental and his aide were injured in a road accident at Taytay Pedrosa, Circumferential Road in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City Sunday morning.


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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Hillside Luxury in the Philippines

This Mediterranean-style home in the Philippines is located on a golf resort in Batangas City, which lies at a mountain ridge approximately 50 miles south of Manila.


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How do you break up an 'old lady'?

What's the best way to dispose of an "old lady"? Should she be dumped on a beach and broken up by rough hands in terrible conditions or should she be taken in a more sedate fashion to a reputable place to be dismantled in an orderly fashion? The question is being debated in the shipping industry where an "old lady" is the usual term for a vessel ... (more)


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The Peninsula

Modi-Abe bonhomie to bloom into deals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during a visit to Toji Temple in Kyoto, western Japan, yesterday.


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Times of Oman

India, China's commerce ministers to hold talks ahead of Xi's visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags at the Schloss Bellevue presidential residency in Berlin on March 28, 2014.


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Korea Herald

Embassies take part in Seoul Internation...

The diplomatic community here - including about a dozen foreign ambassadors, many diplomatic spouses and a coterie of visiting foreign artists - crowded into the Chosun Ilbo Art Museum in downtown Seoul on Wednesday for the opening reception of the 22nd Seoul International Arts Festival.


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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Gregorio Pio Catapang describes the escape. . Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang talks about the escape of Filipinos from their captors.


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Houston Chronicle

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

In this June 10, 2009 file photo, Hello Kitty poses in its original tartan blouse and ribbon during a news conference to unveil "Official Hello Kitty Tartan" products at British Embassy in Tokyo.


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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Thanh Nein News

A terraced rice field in the northern Vietnam's resort town, Sa Pa.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a significant investment plan for the northern mountain town of Sa Pa, one Vietnam's major tourist attractions.


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South China Morning Post

The logic of Beijing'svision for 2017 chief executive election

Regina Ip says its so-called hard line on Hong Kong's electoral arrangements for 2017 is based on a sound understanding of international law and the provisions of the Basic Law In a further effort to win over the support of Hong Kong people, in particular that of legislators in the pan-democratic camp, Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the ... (more)


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Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe meet over dinner, pitch for robust future in ties

Kyoto, Aug 30 : Setting the tone for their formal Summit on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe tonight spoke about a "strong and robust future" for the bilateral ties, with the Indian leader hoping that the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of five decades.


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The Winnipeg Free Press

Troubled spots still great travel destinations

In the week or two after Labour Day, travel-agency bookings are a bit slow, as families send their children off to school and people get back to a more traditional post-summer pattern at work.


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VP Binay seeks help for Pinoys facing death in Vietnam

Vice President Jejomar Binay is appealing to the Department of Foreign Affairs to extend full assistance to two Filipinos sentenced to death in Vietnam for smuggling cocaine.


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Houston Chronicle

What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble

In this Oct. 21, 2012 file photo, an Indian girl poses for photos with an Indian flag at the Indo China border in Bumla at an altitude of 15,700 feet above sea level in Arunachal Pradesh, India.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

They come, they study, they stay: LV is fertile ground for foreign students

Behind the global tourist destination that is the Strip and a premier hotel college at UNLV, Las Vegas has the fifth-highest rate in the country in retaining international students in the workforce after they graduate, according to a new Brookings Institute study.


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The Baltimore Sun

U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion

The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon's army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, U.S. officials said on Friday.


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KABC-AM Los Angeles

Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur Volcano Erupts; Locals Evacuate, Flights Disrupted

Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano spewed smoke and volcanic ash into the air Friday, with residents in the South Pacific nation evacuated and flights disrupted.


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KTOO-TV Juneau

Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

Smoke billows from Mount Tavurvur after an eruption in Kokopo, east New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on Friday.


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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Image of Asia: The blur of the crowd in Tokyo

People walk a street at Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.


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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

With Eye on China, Japan Defense Planners Seek Spending Boost

Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China.


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