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At least 38 people killed in two coal mine disasters in China

BEIJING — At least 38 people have died in two separate coal mine disasters in China in the last five days, state media said, the latest accidents in a country with a poor record of industrial safety.

Iran calls US 'unreliable' for extending Sanctions Act by 10 years

DUBAI — A U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years shows the world that Washington cannot be relied upon to act on its commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday.

Kin of missing Flight MH370 passengers taking search 'into own hands'

KUALA LUMPUR — Relatives of those aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said on Saturday they were taking the search for the plane into their own hands to try to push governments to expand the search area along the east African coast.

Activist first to be arrested for 'royal insult' under new Thai king

BANGKOK — Thai police arrested an anti-junta activist on Saturday for defaming the monarchy in what rights groups said was the first case of lese-majeste brought under Thailand's new king.

Militants hang student suspected of killing Taliban official

KABUL — Taliban militants hanged a university student in public in a village west of Kabul after accusing him of involvement in the death of a senior Taliban official, a local government spokesman said on Saturday.

White House reaffirms ‘One China’ policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader 

The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognizes Beijing as the sole government of "One China" after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, in a break with US norms.  

Trump defends call with Taiwan president in series of tweets

US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday defended in a series of tweets his decision to break with decades of American diplomatic precedent by speaking with Taiwan's leader.    

South Korea opposition introduces bill to impeach President Park Geun-hye

SEOUL — South Korea's three opposition parties introduced a bill on Saturday for parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye who, tainted by a corruption scandal, could become the first democratically elected leader to leave office early in disgrace.

Toll rises to 13 in southeast US wildfires

The death toll from wildfires in a popular tourist area in the southeastern US state of Tennessee has risen to 13, authorities said Friday, with the search for victims continuing.  

Trump speaks with Taiwan leader, risking Chinese anger

President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of US diplomatic policy Friday and spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, at the risk of provoking a serious rift with China.  

China's Xi says ‘watching closely’ following US election

Chinese President Xi Jinping told former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger on Friday that China was watching US politics "very closely" following the presidential election won by Republican Donald Trump.

One dead, 17 hurt in Peru earthquake

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Peru killed one person, injured 17 others and damaged dozens of homes, officials said Friday.

On final trip, US Defense Secretary Carter looks to reassure Asia allies

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes his last scheduled trip to Asia next week, and he will try to sooth anxieties caused by Donald Trump's election, US officials said.

South Korea opposition files impeachment motion

South Korea's three opposition parties filed an impeachment motion early Saturday against scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye which will be put to a vote in the national assembly next week.

Trump supporters try to block vote recounts in three states

Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump moved on Friday to maintain his narrow victories in three states, pursuing legal challenges aimed at halting the Green Party's requests for long-shot recounts of the presidential votes there.

Palace to Bato: Who is kumpare?

MANILA, Philippines - Faced with allegations of doing a favor for a "kumpare," Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa shou

Couple becomes first Pinoy same-sex couple to marry in Italy

A Filipino same-sex couple of 11 years finally tied the knot in a historic ceremony in Milan, Italy, a report on Unang Balita on Friday said.

Analyst: Duterte's anti-US streak not insurmountable

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte's backtracking on his decision to break ties with the United States, the country's long-time ally, prompts ho

Lawyer confirms De Lima only senator on Kerwin's list

MANILA, Philippines – Embattled Sen.

Watch two new trailers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Verge


TIME

Watch two new trailers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Verge
With its 2017 release approaching, Nintendo is giving us yet another in-depth look at the much-anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. At the 2016 edition of the Game Awards tonight, the company showed some direct footage of the game in action ...
New The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Trailer Teases the Broader WorldTIME
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild TGA Footage RevealedGame Rant
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: New footage from The Game Awards 2016 teases first glimpse of ZeldaInternational Business Times UK
Paste Magazine -Kotaku -Twinfinite -GameZone
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Castro the myth, the ghost still alive in Cuba: DiManno - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Castro the myth, the ghost still alive in Cuba: DiManno
Toronto Star
For all the apparently sincere lament over a great leader's demise at 90, the funeral cortege also represents a declaration from the regime Castro has left behind: The Communist party is the only legitimate heir to Castro's legacy and authority ...
With Fidel Castro Gone, US Presence In Cuba GrowsNDTV
Miami's exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro'sMiami Herald
Cuban outpouring extends across island after Fidel Castro deathEyewitness News
The Conversation US -Irish Times -9news.com.au -The New Indian Express
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South Korea announces symbolic, new sanctions on North Korea - Inquirer.net


Inquirer.net

South Korea announces symbolic, new sanctions on North Korea
Inquirer.net
In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 photo provided by the United Nations, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a Security Council meeting at UN headquarters. The council voted Wednesday to further tighten sanctions on North Korea in response ...
N. Korea artillery drill targets South, Seoul unveils sanctionsDaily Mail
Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea days after U.N. resolutionThe Japan Times
South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on N.KoreaChannel NewsAsia
International Business Times UK -Deutsche Welle -Asahi Shimbun -NK News
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Yasay: Philippines-China talks based on tribunal's decision may not happen in our lifetime

MANILA, Philippines — Bilateral talks based on the decision of an arbitral tribunal on the Philippines' case against China may not happen, the country's top

Color Me Bad? Scientist Calls Negative Stereotypes a 'Threat' to Black Health - NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

Color Me Bad? Scientist Calls Negative Stereotypes a 'Threat' to Black Health
NBCNews.com
Family practice provider Rodell Cruise uses a stethoscope to examine a patient in an exam room at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images. The face ...
World AIDS Day: Unexpected allies in the fight against HIVThe Hill (blog)
Lisa LaFlamme talks to Stephen Lewis on World AIDS Day: 5 Things we learnedCTV News
For one Egyptian with HIV, the stigma is too much to bearThe Boston Globe
InterAksyon -Scoop.co.nz -Duluth News Tribune -OregonLive.com
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DOLE mulls banning deployment of domestic helpers to Kuwait

The Labor Department is considering a ban on the deployment of Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait due to reports of abuses by employers.  

Palestinian hunger strikers on brink of death: Medical source - Press TV


Press TV

Palestinian hunger strikers on brink of death: Medical source
Press TV
In this file photo, Palestinians demand the release of hunger striker Anas Ibrahim Shadid during a protest in the occupied West Bank. An Israeli medical source has warned about the worsening health condition of two Palestinian prisoners on hunger ...
One More Positive Effect of Trump's WinPower Line (blog)

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Russian ISS cargo ship fails to orbit, burns up in atmosphere - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Russian ISS cargo ship fails to orbit, burns up in atmosphere
USA TODAY
A unmanned Russian cargo ship bound for the International Space Station failed to reach orbit after a problem during its launch Thursday morning from Kazakhstan. The Progress 65 ship launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a Soyuz-U rocket at 9:51 ...
Unmanned ISS cargo ship burns up on way to ISS: RussiaTimes of India
Russian Spacecraft Carrying Supplies Burns Up in FlightNew York Times
Russia: Space ship malfunctions, breaks up over SiberiaDaily Mail
The Weather Network -Yahoo Sports -Telegraph.co.uk -NPR
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Putin calls for better ties with US, dismisses election-meddling claim - The Boston Globe


Putin calls for better ties with US, dismisses election-meddling claim
The Boston Globe
MOSCOW —President Vladimir Putin of Russia called for better ties with the United States in his annual address Thursday, while brushing away allegations of meddling in the US presidential campaign and Washington's concerns about Kremlin interference ...

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Duterte says he's ready to work with Russia, China for world peace - Inquirer.net


Inquirer.net

Duterte says he's ready to work with Russia, China for world peace
Inquirer.net
President Duterte has expressed readiness to work with Russia and China on world peace, but ruled out any military alliance with them. “I am not ready for military alliances because we have a treaty that was signed in the '50s,” Mr. Duterte told a ...
#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 2, 2016Rappler
Rody: Martial law is stupidPhilippine Star
Duterte set to make congratulatory phone call to Trump Friday nightSun.Star
Manila Bulletin -Business Mirror -CNN Philippines -Financial Express
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UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity - NPR


NPR

UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity
NPR
Citing Belgian beer's integral role in social and culinary life, UNESCO is putting the country's rich brewing scene (with nearly 1,500 styles) on its list representing the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Belgium's beer culture is one of 16 ...
Hot Stuff: Cheers! Culture You Can Drink! Belgian Beer Gets UN ApprovalABS-CBN News
Yoga Makes It To UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity ListHuffington Post India
Yoga joins Unesco world heritage listThe Guardian
Daily Sabah -The Indian Express -Newshub -NBCNews.com
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‘Make emergency powers bill comprehensive’

MANILA, Philippines - Quezon City Rep.

Over 400 political prisoners to be released soon

MANILA, Philippines - More than 400 political prisoners will be released in “due time,” government peace panel chairman Silvestre Bello III said yesterday.

DOH to distribute condoms in schools

MANILA, Philippines - Starting next year, the Department of Health (DOH) will distribute condoms in schools nationwide as part of the effort to stop the spre

6 ex-DPWH execs convicted for ghost repairs of vehicles

MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan has convicted six former ranking officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for allegedly pocket

Hike in CHED budget to give more scholarships

MANILA, Philippines - Around one million poor but deserving students will be able to enjoy free tuition in state universities and colleges next year if the P

ONE Championship's 'Age of Domination' at the MOA Arena today - BusinessWorld Online Edition


Tempo

ONE Championship's 'Age of Domination' at the MOA Arena today
BusinessWorld Online Edition
FOR the ninth time in its five-year history, ONE Championship, Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization, makes a stop in the Philippines with “ONE: Age of Domination,” which opens its curtains today at the Mall of Asia Arena. ONE Championship ...
Hideki Sekine Plans to Submit Brandon Vera, Take His Belt at ONE: Age of DominationMMAWeekly (blog)
One MMA, Age of Domination: Where to watch Brandon Vera, Mark Striegl fights onlineInternational Business Times, Singapore Edition

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US Congress passes bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday (US time) unanimously passed the bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the US Congress gives to civilians.

US top court divided on immigration detention dispute

WASHINGTON - A divided US Supreme Court struggled on Wednesday with how to resolve a dispute over whether immigrants detained by the US government for more than six months while deportation proceedings take place should be able to seek their release.

Yasay: Pinoys in South Korea safe amid growing protests

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Filipinos remain to be safe in South Korea despite a growing political crisis there that stemmed from a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.

Webinar offers OFWs chance to become millionaire

OFWs work for most of their lives to provide for their families, only to come home and continue working due to lack of savings — a vicious cycle that inspired an OFW couple to come up with a webinar project.

OAV registration for 2019 elections to start Dec. 1 –Comelec

Registration for the overseas absentee voting for the 2019 midterm elections will start on Thursday, December 1 (Philippine time), according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Young Fil-Am daredevil back to scaling high-rises again

The Filipino-American teenager who was arrested in 2014 for illegally climbing the World Trade Center has repeated his fearless stunt, this time involving several other high-rise buildings in New York. 

Gov't, airlines agree to free OFWs from paying airport fee

Returning overseas Filipino workers, whose tickets were purchased abroad, will be exempted from paying the terminal fee starting March 2017, according to the Department of Transportation.

US lawmakers set to vote on bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal on November 30, two American lawmakers said Tuesday.

Jersey City, Newark pledge to remain 'sanctuary' cities

Amid mass demonstrations across the country protesting the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and his plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants, two cities in New Jersey have reaffirmed their “commitment to remain welcoming and inclusive.”

California-based 'manong' honors legacy of pioneer immigrants

Fil-Am Roger Cruz vows that nothing touches his crops but water and human hands. 

Qatar's ‘illegals’ scramble to leave under amnesty

Kalawani has spent the past six years hiding from the Qatari authorities, but finally she is going home to Sri Lanka for the first time since 2010.

OFWs reaping benefits of weak peso

The peso's losing streak against the dollar has made many OFWs eager to send remittances to the Philippines to take advantage of the current exchange rate.

Undocumented Pinoys in US 'have reasons to be alarmed' –lawyers

With less than two months before President-Elect Donald Trump takes over the White House on January 20, 2017, the immigrant community is gripped with fear>

NOTICE TO Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney encourages registered Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales who have received their ballots packets from COMELEC-Manila for the 2016 Philippine National Elections to send their accomplished ballots to the Consulate as soon as possible.

 

The accomplished ballots may be submitted to the Consulate daily, including on weekends and holidays, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on 9 April-8 May 2016, and from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on 9 May 2016.

 

For Filipino Overseas Voters who have not yet received their ballots, please check whether your name is in the following lists on the Consulate website, <http://sydneypcg.dfa.gov.ph/list-of-press-releases/406-notice-to-filipino-overseas-voters>:

 

•      Returned-To-Sender (RTS) ballots; and

•      List of voters with incomplete or no mailing address.

 

If your name is on either of the above lists, please contact the Consulate and look for Mr. Jessie Llaneta at Tel. No. 926207377, or send your complete details, e.g., mobile number and mailing address, to sydney.pcg@dfa.gov.ph, or contact the Duty Officer at mobile number 0415-426400.

 

Thank you.

 

Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

20 April 2016

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

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Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

 

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe

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Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday
She becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran

She was crowned amid much confusion after host Steve Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

Harvey apologized and said he read the wrong results.