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8 die in Tacurong City highway accident 30-Aug-15, 9:49 PM | Philippines News Agency

Austrian migrant tragedy 'offends humanity' - Pope 30-Aug-15, 9:22 PM | Agence France-Presse

In first, Saudi women allowed to run in local elections 31-Aug-15, 1:17 AM | Abdel Hadi al-Habtoor, Agence France-Presse

INC ends protest 31-Aug-15, 8:45 AM | InterAksyon.com UPDATE 10:20 A.M.- The Iglesia ni Cristo officially ended Monday morning the massive street protest it launched late last week on orders of its executive minister, Eduardo Manalo.

11 dead, 219 people - many of them foreign workers - hurt in fire at Saudi Aramco housing complex 30-Aug-15, 5:15 PM | Agence France-Presse UPDATE3, 11:49 pm - At least 11 people were killed and 219 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities said.

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for 'people power' movement to topple PM Najib 30-Aug-15, 8:32 PM | Agence France-Presse Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a 'people power' movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.


BUSINESS NEWS

Foreign business groups to govt: Create National Privacy Commission Foreign business groups to govt: Create National Privacy Commission The Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines (JFC) has urged the government for the immediate establishment of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in order for…

PH sees trade with APEC members rising over 6.8% yearly PH sees trade with APEC members rising over 6.8% yearly The Philippines, which the to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this year, sees its trade with 20 other APEC member economies increasing by over…

VIDEO | Customs Chief Lina clarifies balikbayan box issue with OFWs VIDEO | Customs Chief Lina clarifies balikbayan box issue with OFWs “Today is not about collecting revenues. This day is about assuring OFWs that we are listening and we will make sure that we move forward…

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Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing 30-Aug-15, 9:04 AM | Pairat Temphairojana and Simon Webb, Reuters Thai police said they arrested a foreigner on Saturday who matched the description of a man who left a bag at the site of a Bangkok blast that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago.

VIDEOS | Bound by tragedy, 2 women comforted by UN chief's remark vs enforced disappearance 30-Aug-15, 2:48 PM | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com A Filipino mother and a Laotian wife, who have found solace in each other's company since an encounter in an international forum on desaparecidos, are these days drawing comfort from the United Nations chief's statement on the International Day of the Disappeared.

After Poe, NPC meeting other possible presidentiables, too 30-Aug-15, 4:06 PM| InterAksyon.com Following several meetings with presumptive presidential bet Sen. Grace Poe, the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) said at the weekend that it will also meet with other potential presidential aspirants soon.

US court ruling allows NSA to continue surveillance program 30-Aug-15, 6:37 AM| Philippines News Agency | Xinhua A United States federal appeals court on Friday overturned an earlier ruling by a lower court against the federal government's controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone data.

COPA's Saycon to Palace: we're not opportunists, we've been talking to INC since February 30-Aug-15, 5:02 PM| InterAksyon.com Saying they had been consulting various sectors including the Iglesia ni Cristo on pressing issues since February, COPA's Pastor Saycon Sunday took issue with a government warning for 'opportunists' to stay out of the ongoing INC protests against the DOJ.

332 lumad families flee Surigao Sur villages, says award-winning nun 31-Aug-15, 7:35 AM| InterAksyon.com More than 300 lumad families have reportedly fled their homes in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur after a tribal militia allegedly murdered two brothers, a Catholic nun slated to receive an international human rights award said.

Family reunion turns tragic as road crash kills 9 31-Aug-15, 8:23 AM| Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com A family reunion in Sultan Kudarat province took a tragic turn Sunday afternoon when a 10-wheeler truck collided with a mini truck on the Tacurong City-Isulan highway, leaving nine revelers, including three children, dead and seven other persons from both vehicles injured.

VIDEO | As govt, politicos tread softly on INC, netizens weigh in on issue 29-Aug-15, 8:38 AM| Jove Francisco, News5 | InterAksyon.com The government and leading politicians seem to agree that leniency is the best policy as thousands of members of the Iglesia ni Cristo continue to protest what they perceive to be the DOJ's 'selective justice' towards its leaders, who have been charged with illegal detention by an expelled minister.

 
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