TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

Truck of corpses, new shipwreck intensify Europe's migrant crisis 28-Aug-15, 5:29 AM | Karin Strohecker, Reuters

US journalist killings revive debate over gun control 28-Aug-15, 12:26 AM | Robert MacPherson, Agence France-Presse

Thai police look into Turkish connection in Bangkok blast 28-Aug-15, 1:50 AM | Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aukkarapon Niyomyat, Reuters

US astronaut Buzz Aldrin: People in Mars by 2040 9:52 am | Philippines News Agency | Sputnik A Martian settlement could be a reality by 2040, according to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon. The space enthusiast has a plan to use the Red Planet’s moons as extraterrestrial pit stops, making it easier to establish a Mars colony.

Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing 9:04 am | Pairat Temphairojana and Simon Webb, Reuters Thai police said they arrested a foreigner on Saturday who matched the description of a…

Thousands welcome refugees to Germany at Dresden rally Thousands welcome refugees to Germany at Dresden rally 8:44 am | Agence France-Presse Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday…

US court ruling allows NSA to continue surveillance program US court ruling allows NSA to continue surveillance program 6:37 am | Philippines News Agency | Xinhua A United States federal appeals court on Friday overturned an earlier ruling by a lower…

China premier insists economy \ China premier insists economy 'within appropriate range' 2:34 am | Agence France-Presse Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has issued assurances over his country's economy after global markets were…

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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New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary 2:07 am | Brian Boyles, Agence France-Presse New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversaryNew Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Saturday, remembering the dead and joyously celebrating the "Big Easy's" comeback from disaster with marches and brass bands.

Panama Canal suspends plan to restrict passage of larger ships due to El Nino 1:11 am | Xinhua Panama Canal suspends plan to restrict passage of larger ships due to El NinoThe Panama Canal Authority announced Friday it had canceled plans to restrict the passage of ships above a certain size through the canal.

Turkish planes join anti-IS coalition in Syria raid for first time 12:37 am | Agence France-Presse Turkish planes join anti-IS coalition in Syria raid for first timeTurkish warplanes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic State positions in Syria, the foreign ministry said Saturday, after Washington urged Ankara to play a full role in the battle against the jihadists.

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail 12:10 am | Haitham El-Tabei, Agence France-Presse Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jailAn Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation.

Journalists' jail sentences 'undermine' Egypt - Britain 12:02 am | Agence France-Presse Journalists\The jail terms handed down Saturday to three Al-Jazeera reporters "undermine confidence" in Egypt's progress towards long-term stability, Britain said.

Al-Jazeera to appeal 'grotesque' verdict to jail journalists 11:42 pm | Agence France-Presse Al-Jazeera to appeal \Al-Jazeera vowed Saturday to appeal an Egyptian court verdict to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison, calling it a "deliberate attack on press freedom".

Texas officer gunned down in 'cold blooded' shooting - police 11:03 pm | Agence France-Presse Texas officer gunned down in \A sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind in Texas late Friday night while fueling his patrol car, authorities said Saturday.

Bangkok bomb suspect 'unlikely' international terrorist, spurred by 'personal feud' - police 10:45 pm | Agence France-Presse Bangkok bomb suspect \Thailand's top police officer Saturday said a man arrested in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok bomb attack was "unlikely" to be an international terrorist and was motivated by a "personal feud".

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king 10:24 pm | Andréa Bambino, Agence France-Presse Two French investigative journalists have been charged in Paris with trying to blackmail the king of Morocco out of two million euros ($2.2 million) in hush money, legal sources said Saturday.

China toughens laws, but reduces crimes subject to death - Xinhua 10:01 pm | Agence France-Presse China toughens laws, but reduces crimes subject to death - XinhuaChina on Saturday amended the country's criminal law, tightening corruption sentencing, reclassifying sex with underage prostitutes as rape and eliminating the death penalty for nine crimes, state media reported.

Hong Kong diamond thief swaps stone for fake - police 1:09 pm | Agence France-Presse Hong Kong diamond thief swaps stone for fake - policeA thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewelry store in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, as the city wrestles with an uptick in shop theft.

UN's Ban defends China visit after Japanese concern - Xinhua 12:48 pm | Reuters UN\Chinese state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has defended his trip to Beijing next week to watch a military parade marking the end of World War Two following concern from Japan.