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PHOTOS | Despite rains, devotees join 35th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession 08-Dec-14, 3:29 PM | Text and Photos by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com

FIRST RESPONDERS | Rescue teams bring to safety people trapped by floods 19-Sep-14, 3:49 PM | Photos by Bernard Testa | Text by Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

SAMPUNG TAON NA PALA | 10 years on, tsunami survivors in Indonesia hope to move on 12:50 pm | Heru Asprihanto and Tommy Andriansyah, Reuters A decade after a 10-meter (32-foot) tsunami washed away two of her three children, her home, and business, Salawati is finally getting her life back on track in Indonesia's western-most Banda Aceh province.

Ten years on, tsunami survivors in Indonesia hope to move on Ten years on, tsunami survivors in Indonesia hope to move on 1:16 am | Heru Asprihanto and Tommy Andriansyah, Reuters A decade after a 10-meter (32-foot) tsunami washed away two of her three children, her home and business, Salawati is finally getting her life back…

As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by US allies plunge As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by US allies plunge 3:11 am | Phil Stewart and Yara Bayoumy, Exclusive for Reuters As US fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war.

Women feel no safer in Delhi, two years after notorious gang rape Women feel no safer in Delhi, two years after notorious gang rape 10:37 pm | Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation On a cold, rainy Sunday night, two policemen in khaki uniforms and fluorescent yellow jackets stand among commuters at a bus shelter in the Indian…

Drug-resistant malaria: the world\ Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis? 10:26 pm | Astrid Zweynert, Thomson Reuters Foundation Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern…

BUSINESS NEWS

China pledges $11.5 billion to Mekong region countries - Xinhua China pledges $11.5 billion to Mekong region countries - Xinhua China will provide more than $11.5 billion in loans and aid to neighboring Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, mostly for infrastructure and industrial capacity…

OPINION | Why oil could drop as low as $20 per barrel OPINION | Why oil could drop as low as $20 per barrel How low can it go -- and how long will it last? The 50 percent slump in oil prices raises both those questions and while…

Sale of Napocor\ Sale of Napocor's real estate assets slated for 2015 Napocor has 100 million square meters of land that could be sold.

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Global study ranks PH 15th largest exporter of illegal capital 1:41 pm | Yvonne T. Chua, Vera Files Global study ranks PH 15th largest exporter of illegal capitalThe Philippines and three other ASEAN members count among the top 20 developing countries in the world identified as the biggest exporters of illicit capital over the last decade, according to a global report.

SPECIAL REPORT | How China spies on Hong Kong's democrats 3:54 am | David Lague, Greg Torode and James Pomfret, Reuters SPECIAL REPORT | How China spies on Hong Kong\James To was growing uneasy. When the veteran Hong Kong Democratic Party lawmaker looked in his rear-view mirror, two silver Mercedes Benz saloons kept appearing behind his grey Volvo sedan.

Rescue5 helps Pinoys celebrate holidays safely 7:01 pm | InterAksyon.com Rescue5 helps Pinoys celebrate holidays safelyRescue5, the emergency response unit of TV5 News and Information (News5), is offering the public one of the best and most practical gifts they can receive this Christmas – a series of public service interstitials or plugs that show how to celebrate the holidays safely and respond to emergencies.

Lima climate talks end with 'compromise deal', pledges to fix sticky points toward Paris 2015 11:57 am | Imelda V. Abano, InterAksyon.com Lima climate talks end with \The climate talks ended on Saturday evening after hours of negotiating marathon, with countries expressing mixed views of satisfaction as well as frustrations over the "weak" outline on the path to reaching a global climate change deal in Paris next year.

MVP thrilled by 'Pope Francis Effect' that makes it cool to be Catholic again 2:10 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com MVP thrilled by \Ahead of the apostolic and state visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15 to 19, PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan on Sunday said he was 'thrilled by the Francis Effect' that made it 'cool to be Catholic again.'

Mountain Province elders recognize role of women in defense of land and peace 11:00 am | Arthur L. Allad-iw, InterAksyon.com Mountain Province elders recognize role of women in defense of land and peaceThe amam-a (male elders) of Mountain Province have recognized the role of women elders in the defense of their ancestral homeland from corporate and state projects.

Kerry cites PH as he urges 'all countries' to 'step up' vs climate change 12:00 pm | Imelda V. Abano, InterAksyon.com Kerry cites PH as he urges \In an attempt to break a deadlock at the ongoing climate change negotiations in the Peruvian capital of Lima, US Secretary of State John Kerry said all countries, whether rich or poor, 'need to step up' efforts to combat the devastating impacts of climate change.

RENEWABLE ENERGY ON DEMAND | Belgium may build wind energy island in early 2015 - ministry 9:55 am | Reuters RENEWABLE ENERGY ON DEMAND | Belgium may build wind energy island in early 2015 - ministryBelgium will decide early next year whether to build a ring-shaped island off its coast to store wind energy, in one of the world's first attempts to make the renewable source available on demand, the government said.

Philippines, small nations hopeful of progress in reaching 2015 climate deal 6:48 pm | Imelda V. Abano, InterAksyon.com Philippines, small nations hopeful of progress in reaching 2015 climate dealAs ongoing climate change negotiations are not expected to make grand progress, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed his deep concern over the slow action to address climate change, calling on world leaders to lay down a meaningful foundation of a global deal in 2015.

Philippines is overall champion in India math contest 2:59 pm | InterAksyon.com Philippines is overall champion in India math contestFilipino high school students emerged as overall champion in a math competition in India, continuing their winning streak in international contests.

GUESS WHO | Which National Artist received French recognition for his contribution to literature? 11:57 am | InterAksyon.com GUESS WHO | Which National Artist received French recognition for his contribution to literature?Who is the National Artist who last week received French recognition for his contribution to literature?

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY | Exiled Burmese student activist wants to go home 6:57 am | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com HUMAN RIGHTS DAY | Exiled Burmese student activist wants to go homeKhin Ohmar was a student activist in the 8888 Movement that the Myanmar military crushed more than 25 years ago. She has left the country as an exile and now holds dual citizenship, carrying an American passport.

US report gives the who, where and how of CIA torture 5:38 am | Stephen Dockery, Agence France-Presse US report gives the who, where and how of CIA tortureThe US Senate on Tuesday released the most thorough public report on the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA after September 11 on suspected members of Al-Qaeda.