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German national commits suicide in Masbate 31-Aug-14, 6:33 AM | Philippines News Agency

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking 31-Aug-14, 3:36 AM | Agence France-Presse

Paul McCartney urges Scots to stick with UK 31-Aug-14, 2:46 AM | Agence France-Presse

Filipino workers can compete with its Asian neighbors, says Palace 30-Aug-14, 11:07 PM | Philippines News Agency

32 Filipino peacekeepers evacuated, others under attack - UN 31-Aug-14, 6:04 AM | Agence France-Presse Thirty-two Filipino United Nations peacekeepers have been evacuated after being caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights while others remain under fire, the UN confirmed Saturday.

FIBA World Cup: Gilas Pilipinas falls just short of overtime upset of favored Croatia 30-Aug-14, 8:43 PM | InterAksyon.com The Philippine national men’s basketball team came close to a shocking introduction to world stage after giving Group B favorite Croatia all it could handle in an 81-78 overtime loss in the opening contest of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Seville, Spain.

Malaysia Airlines to dismiss over 6,000 employees 30-Aug-14, 5:21 AM | Philippine News Agency | RIA Novosti Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has announced plans to dismiss more than 6,000 employees and change chief executives in an attempt to save company from bankruptcy, Azman Mohtar, head of Malaysian state investment fund Khazanah Nasional, which has taken control of the airline, told reporters.

BUSINESS NEWS

Bombardier CSeries suffers setback as first client backs off Sweden's Braathens Aviation said it no longer wishes to be the first operator of Bombardier's new CSeries jets, adding to the troubled Canadian manufacturer's woes.

Tragedy-hit Malaysia Airlines to lose 6,000 jobs in bold revamp Tragedy-hit Malaysia Airlines to lose 6,000 jobs in bold revamp The revamp comes after two disasters, the first involving a plane that went missing and the second a plane that was shot down by Ukrainian…

3 Chinese firms to form world\ 3 Chinese firms to form world's biggest mobile e-commerce platform Dalian Wanda, Tencent and Baidu will team up to for the world's biggest online-to-offline e-commerce platform.

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MMC to implement one-truck lane policy along C-5 Road starting Sept. 1 30-Aug-14, 7:50 AM | Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippine News Agency The Metro Manila Council (MMC) passed on Friday a resolution setting a one-truck lane policy along the stretch of the Circumferential Road 5 (C-5) for implementation beginning Sept. 1.

BJMP facility shootout in Zambo Norte: 3 dead, 8 wounded 30-Aug-14, 12:30 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com An apparent jailbreak attempt Friday night sparked a shootout inside a Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Zamboanga del Norte, leading to the deaths of three persons and injuries to eight others.

TUCP: 379 OFWs tested HIV-positive from January to July 30-Aug-14, 7:43 PM| Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com The prevalence rate is a 23% increase from the same period last year.

De Lima orders raps vs ex-Davao del Sur gov, mayor for journalist's murder 29-Aug-14, 9:50 AM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 2 - 4:12 p.m.) Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the filing of murder charges against former Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas and a town mayor for the killing of a journalist in Digos City in 2010.

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000, spread further - WHO 29-Aug-14, 7:43 AM| Stephanie Nebehay and Tim Cocks, Reuters The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the UN health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.

Sharon Cuneta severs ties with TV5 30-Aug-14, 8:46 AM| InterAksyon.com Sharon Cuneta has rescinded her contract with TV5. The singer-actress-TV host made the announcement late Friday in four successive messages to her Twitter followers.

DAP debacle, ports congestion drag down business confidence to 3-year low 29-Aug-14, 4:44 PM| Scarlet Venilia, InterAksyon.com The BSP's business confidence index in the third quarter revisited the lows seen in 2011 when government curtailed spending.

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen 'runs off with crown' 30-Aug-14, 4:28 AM| Agence France-Presse A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct has absconded with her crown and free breast implants, the organizer said Friday.

 
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