SPECIAL REPORT | How the US made its Putin problem worse 3:45 am | David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed, Reuters In September 2001, as the US reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.

Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania\ 5:16 am | Radu Marinas and Bogdan Cristel, Reuters When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did…

GALLERY | Drama at sea as South Korea races to save 477 people, mostly students, from sinking ferry 4:14 pm | Agence France-Presse In a heart-stopping race to save lives of mostly child passengers from a sinking ferry, South Korean officials said as many as 295 people were…

What makes people attractive? New study shows novelty or being exotic does 6:49 am | Agence France-Presse Looking the odd one out may seem like a recipe for mating disaster, but it could make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

CAPIZTAHAN | Tulong Kapatid helps typhoon-affected Capiz folk celebrate their fiesta 6:58 pm | InterAksyon.com The Tulong Kapatid ng MVP Group, the coordinating outreach program of the companies headed by Manuel V. Pangilinan, gave out bancas, solar lamps, flashlights, fishing…

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SLIDESHOW | To repel invasion of nuisance mosquitoes, just clean up those esteros! 3:17 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino, Photos by Bernard Testa SLIDESHOW | To repel invasion of nuisance mosquitoes, just clean up those esteros!There are many ways to lick the mosquito problem that has caused a dengue scare in some places or are simply a nuisance in others. Health Secretary Enrique Ona and some private volunteer groups share insights and experiences on how the mosquito invasion has been abetted, or worsened.

RISKIER BEHAVIOR | Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans - study 1:13 pm | Agence France-Presse RISKIER BEHAVIOR | Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans - studyFish are losing their survival instinct -- even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators -- as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research said Monday.

FEATURE | Denmark opens more 'drug rooms' after successful trial 12:06 pm | Sören Billing, Agence France-Presse FEATURE | Denmark opens more \Proponents of drug consumption rooms say they reduce the drug paraphernalia on the streets, help prevent the spread of disease among addicts, restore some dignity to a highly vulnerable group by allowing them to take their drugs in a safe, hygienic environment, and prevent deadly overdoses.

FOCUS | Ma's pro-China drive hits trouble as Taiwan students come of age 5:30 pm | Benjamin Yeh, Agence France-Presse FOCUS | Ma\The last time Taiwanese students mobilized en masse, they brought about an end to decades of martial rule. Now, they are scenting victory in a new battle for the island's soul as they repel government plans to embrace China ever closer.

'How do we move on, when we have nowhere to go?' residents of Tacloban's 'no-build zone' ask 4:39 pm | Erwin Mascarinas, InterAksyon.com \Much as they would like to move on more than five months since super typhoon Yolanda devastated Tacloban City, some 6,500 families from the Leyte capital’s coastal communities say they remain in limbo because of a lack of government direction.

FINE LINE BETWEEN CONSCIENCE, INTOLERANCE | What does SC ruling on RH law mean for women? 7:31 am | Carolina Ruiz Austria, InterAksyon.com FINE LINE BETWEEN CONSCIENCE, INTOLERANCE | What does SC ruling on RH law mean for women?Carolina Ruiz Austria is a feminist lawyer. Here, she dissects the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health law.

GALLERY | Street heroes save life of would-be suicide 3:10 pm | Krisken Jones (photos) GALLERY | Street heroes save life of would-be suicideRescue teams from the Metro Manila Development Authority, Quezon City police and Bureau of Fire Protection rushed to the underpass at the junction of Quezon Avenue and EDSA Wednesday morning after being alerted to a man who appeared about to jump off the structure unto the road below.

New school calendar will see studes wading through strongest typhoons, sweating through hottest days 6:54 pm | Erwin S. Colcol, Special to InterAksyon.com New school calendar will see studes wading through strongest typhoons, sweating through hottest daysThe implementation of the new academic calendar will have classes starting during the strongest cyclone season, and see students in school at the peak of summer, a state weather forecaster says.

NZ-led study decodes global bacteria 'war' may halt antibiotic-resistant genes 4:56 pm | PNA/Xinhua NZ-led study decodes global bacteria \Scientists in New Zealand and the Netherlands have made a breakthrough in understanding a bacterial immune system that might help in stopping antibiotic-resistant genes.

A MILLION FORGOTTEN SOULS | Where has New York been burying its unwanted? In this forbidden island 11:27 am | Brigitte Dusseau, Agence France-Presse A MILLION FORGOTTEN SOULS | Where has New York been burying its unwanted? In this forbidden islandMost New Yorkers don't even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.

GALLERY | PNoy urged to OK higher donation to vets; Binay leads rites in season of remembrance 4:20 pm | InterAksyon.com | Photos by Bernard Testa GALLERY | PNoy urged to OK higher donation to vets; Binay leads rites in season of remembranceThe Philippines began a series of rites at the weekend to commemorate the heroism of those who fought for the motherland in World War II, with Vice President Jejomar Binay endorsing a request for the President to greenlight the doubling of Phividec donations to war veterans to P20 million.

BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | How to solve Metro Manila's housing AND traffic problems - at the same time 1:05 pm | Benjamin de la Pena BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | How to solve Metro Manila\Other megacities concentrated on expanding housing supply and expanding affordable housing in specific locations. We should do the same. Building more housing for poor and middle-income families in the right places will help us to reduce slums and alleviate traffic congestion.

CHECKING CLIMATE CHANGE | Next 15 years offer critical window of hope 11:15 am | Agence France-Presse CHECKING CLIMATE CHANGE | Next 15 years offer critical window of hopeA week after publishing the starkest warning yet on the risks of climate change, UN experts meet in Berlin from Monday to assess options for limiting the threat.