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NATIONAL

WORLD

‘God has a dad’s heart’, Pope Francis says to child

On Sunday (April 15) Pope Francis comforted a child who lost his father during a visit to a poor district of Rome, saying God has a...

Airlines back creation of global drone registry — IATA

The world's airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday.

Thailand taps tourists to fight human trafficking—and keep the country smiling

At Bangkok's main Suvarnabhumi airport, a video repeats scenes of tourists visiting Thailand's sunny beaches and its vibrant nightlife, but at the end comes a warning.
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BUSINESS

Stocks: Cautious on China data; Philippines slides to over 11-month low

Stock markets in southeast Asia were largely cautious on Tuesday as investors weighed up a mixed bag of economic data out of China while the Philippine index slumped to an over-11-month low.

China Q1 GDP grew 6.8%, slightly more than expected

China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, official data showed on Tuesday, slightly above expectations and unchanged from the previous quarter.

A city adjusting: First week in Metro Manila without Uber

Regular Uber riders transfer to Grab on Monday.

OPINION

Performance of the two populist leaders suggests that local experience does not necessarily equal national success.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Cole Sprouse cheek to cheek with Pinay on plane to Manila

Before reaching Manila, a Filipino stewardess introduced Cole Sprouse in jest as her "new boyfriend."

See how Scarlet Snow Belo tested Robi Domingo’s limit

It seemed like child's play but television host Robi Domingo seemed to reach the limit of his strength while playing with social media sensation Scarlet Snow Belo.
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SPORTS

Revisiting Freddie Roach’s finest works with Manny Pacquiao

There’s no doubt that Roach is a maestro, and Pacquiao was his masterpiece. Here are their finest moments that made boxing history.

Motor racing-Mercedes’ Hamilton sets the early pace in China

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the opening practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Friday with championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari only sixth quickest at the Shanghai International Circuit.

MMA’s Conor McGregor in custody after van-smashing rampage

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was in custody in New York on Friday, charged with assault and criminal mischief after a van-smashing rampage at a UFC press event in Brooklyn that was caught on video, the New York Police Department said.

LIFESTYLE

With hiker’s death, a call for awareness about depression and impact

A now-viral post on Facebook deals with the difficult topic of depression, suicide and loss as well as the need for awareness and prevention.

Philippines has cherry blossoms as beautiful as Japan’s

What! Cherry blossoms in Cavite?! (Actually they've been in Palawan for years)
Surfer La Union

Can La Union handle waves of tourists from Boracay?

Could La Union be the new go-to party place after Boracay's popular week-long festival, known as LaBoracay, was canceled following the government's closure of...
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MOTORING

Toyota to launch ‘talking’ vehicles in United States in 2021

Toyota Motor Corp plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker said on Monday, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.

German minister to carmakers: Invest in electric cars or lose out

BERLIN—The German automotive industry must invest heavily in electric car technology and develop battery production facilities in Europe to keep up with global competitors, Economy...

Analysis: U.S.-China trade war could hit German automakers, plus Tesla, Ford

Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China may dent production of German luxury SUVs made in the U.S. South and sent to...

TECH

Facebook data breach or Comeleak: Which could have a bigger impact?

Facebook recently admitted that information on most of its 2 billion users are vulnerable after a data scandal involving political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....

Facebook to face class action lawsuit over facial recognition technology

A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission.
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