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4 dead in shooting at mall in Washington state: police Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 12:15 PM | Reuters

Powerful quakes strike off Fiji, Tonga, but no tsunami risk: monitor Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 6:53 AM | Agence France-Presse

US gives Chile papers showing ex-dictator ordered 1976 assassination Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 10:34 AM | Agence France-Presse

Over 90% of world breathing bad air - WHO 12:55 pm | Agence France-Presse Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

Brazil\ Brazil's wounded political giant Lula vows to fight on 11:40 am | Sebastian Smith, Agence France-Presse Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hinted strongly at seeking a return to power…

Taiwan shuts down as ‘Megi’ strikes Taiwan shuts down as ‘Megi’ strikes 11:14 am | Agence France-Presse Taiwan went into shutdown Tuesday as the island faces its third typhoon in two weeks,…

Obama skirts Dakota pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty Obama skirts Dakota pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty 10:36 am | Valerie Volcovici and Julia Harte, Reuters US President Barack Obama on Monday avoided direct mention of a pipeline that has provoked…

Clinton, Trump come out swinging in high-stakes debate Clinton, Trump come out swinging in high-stakes debate 9:46 am | Jennie Matthew with Andrew Beatty in Washington, Agence France-Presse (UPDATE 2 - 10:51 a.m.) Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump bickered and traded insults in…

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Duterte admin eyes P8.2-T spending budget for infra projects in next 6 years Duterte admin eyes P8.2-T spending budget for infra projects in next 6 years The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing an ambitious P8.2 trillion budget for infrastructure projects in the next six years to help boost the…

Peso inches up Tuesday vs US dollar as PSEi remains on the red Peso inches up Tuesday vs US dollar as PSEi remains on the red The Philippine peso inched up against the US dollar on Tuesday as the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) remained on the red in reaction to…

DOE not ruling out smuggling in oil price riddle: rising in Luzon-Visayas, but low in Mindanao DOE not ruling out smuggling in oil price riddle: rising in Luzon-Visayas, but low in Mindanao Another fuel price hike was implemented Tuesday morning, but the price hike per se is not the focus in the energy sector now: it's the…

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Gulf states may arm Syrian rebels after truce collapse 8:50 am | Jonathan Landay and Arshad Mohammed, Reuters Gulf states may arm Syrian rebels after truce collapseThe collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, US officials said on Monday.

New York launches campaign against Islamophobia 8:41 am | Agence France-Presse New York launches campaign against IslamophobiaNew York unveiled Monday a major public campaign to fight Islamophobia, stressing the equal rights of the city's hundreds of thousands of Muslims.

WATCH | US voter lets the election debate go to his head 8:32 am | Reuters WATCH | US voter lets the election debate go to his headAre you following the US election debates? Security is tight with final preparations underway at Hofstra University ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate of 2016.

Colombia, FARC sign peace pact to end half century of conflict 6:57 am | Alina Dieste, Agence France-Presse Colombia, FARC sign peace pact to end  half century of conflictThe Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord Monday to end a half-century conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime 12:11 am | Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe, Reuters Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regimeFrom kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country.

Violent crime in US rose in 2015 but far from peak levels: FBI 10:57 pm | Julia Harte, Reuters Violent crime in US rose in 2015 but far from peak levels: FBIViolent crime in the United States increased in 2015 but remained far below peak levels of the 1990s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepared for a debate that is likely to focus on public safety.

Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria's Aleppo 9:32 am | Agence France-Presse Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria\Britain, France and the United States lashed out at Russia on Sunday over the worsening carnage in Syria as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded Aleppo in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war.

France at UN says war crimes committed in Syria's Aleppo 1:40 am | Agence France-Presse France at UN says war crimes committed in Syria\France's envoy to the United Nations asserted Sunday that war crimes were being committed in Syria's battered city of Aleppo, as the Security Council met for urgent talks on the escalating military campaign.

Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video 12:45 am | Agence France-Presse Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in videoThe embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, resurfaced in a video posted online Sunday, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.

Phantom of the Opera 'curse' hits as fire menaces Paris debut 11:52 pm | Agence France-Presse The curse of the "The Phantom of the Opera" appears to have struck again with a fire at a Paris theatre on Sunday which is threatening to derail the musical's debut in France next month.

Jordan writer in anti-Islam case shot dead at court 11:10 pm | Kamal Taha, Agence France-Presse A prominent Jordanian writer was shot dead Sunday on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook.

Police search for motive in deadly Washington state mall shooting 6:32 pm | Reuters Police search for motive in deadly Washington state mall shootingAuthorities on Sunday were still working to determine what prompted a 20-year-old man to open fire in a Washington state mall, killing five people.