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WORLD

Rehman eyes leadership role as Pakistan return

HONG KONG — Former Premier League defender Zesh Rehman has set his sights on becoming a future Pakistan national team coach as he prepares to...

U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a...

China is not invited to this party because of the South China Sea

The Pentagon on Wednesday uninvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China called unconstructive.
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BUSINESS

Starbucks stirs up debate with new ‘third place’ policy

The new Starbucks policy welcoming any individual in their stores even without buying anything received various feedback on social media. “Any customer is welcome to...

Coal-reliant Philippines struggles to power up clean energy

Renewable energy costs are falling around the globe, but the Philippines, up to now, has shown few signs of moving away from coal.

Asia oil bill to top $1 trillion a year as crude hits $80

The cost of Asia's growing thirst for oil will surpass $1 trillion this year, about twice as much as in 2015 and 2016, as oil prices touch $80 per barrel and continental demand hits a record.

OPINION

"If threatened by the use of force, we should be ready to inflict, at the very least, a bloody nose on any attacker who is out to harm us."

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

The context behind Alex Gonzaga’s much-bashed caption

The origins of the expression, "Japan, Japan, sagot sa kahirapan" tell another story about Alex Gonzaga's bashed Insta-caption.

Ethel Booba’s witty commentaries and the impact of comedy on politics

Politics does not need to be in the tone of a debate.
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SPORTS

Rehman eyes leadership role as Pakistan return

HONG KONG — Former Premier League defender Zesh Rehman has set his sights on becoming a future Pakistan national team coach as he prepares to...

Macmac Cardona joins list of celebs in violence, abuse scandals

Notes on the the fall of "Captain Hook."

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 must address questions, says IOC’s Coates

Stakeholders may lose confidence in the Olympic committee's ability to host the Games if they do not answer questions about preparations, its chairman warned.

LIFESTYLE

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MOTORING

A typical rush-hour scene on EDSA. This year;s quake drill will be done at 4pm, and include scenarios besides earthquakes, especially fire suppression. MMDA said it's also the first time the drill takes 4 days. INTERAKSYON FILE

Other possible solutions for Manila traffic other than cable cars

List of ideas the Department of Transportation has floated in hopes to address the massive traffic problem.

VW’s Audi finds emissions problem with another 60,000 cars

BERLIN/MUNICH— Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than...

Uber loses its licence in southern UK coastal city of Brighton

LONDON — Uber's licence in the southern English coastal city of Brighton will not be renewed, the local council said on Tuesday, adding the...

TECH

Can Tugade’s proposed cable cars cure Metro Manila traffic woes?

Transportation Secretary Art Tugade's proposal to install a cable car system in Metro Manila for commuters has been met with some skepticism. However, the...

The Filipino ‘influencer’ question: Some takes on the loosely defined term

There's a recent debate on what it means to be an "influencer."
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