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'We're going to carry Hillary to victory' - Obama Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 9:56 AM | Agence France-Presse

Turkey sacks 149 generals, to shut dozens of media outlets after failed coup Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 6:51 AM | Stuart Williams and Raziye Akkoc, Agence France-Presse

Singapore university probes mock-rape claims Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 6:29 PM | Agence France-Presse

Many Islamic State leaders trying to flee to Syria: Iraqi minister 8:15 am | Stephen Kalin, Reuters Many Islamic State leaders have fled Mosul with their families toward Syria ahead of a planned offensive by US-backed Iraqi forces on the city, Iraq's defense minister said on Saturday.

Fiery crash of hot-air balloon kills 16 in central Texas Fiery crash of hot-air balloon kills 16 in central Texas 7:22 am | Robin Jerstad, Reuters A hot-air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday after apparently striking power…

Syrian maternity hospital bombed - charity Syrian maternity hospital bombed - charity 1:18 pm | Reuters A Syrian maternity hospital in a rebel-held area of Idlib province was extensively damaged on…

Ordered freed by Canadian court, couple caught in Canadian terror rearrested Ordered freed by Canadian court, couple caught in Canadian terror rearrested 12:01 pm | Julie Gordon, Reuters A Canadian judge freed a couple found guilty of planting homemade bombs at a crowded…

NOT ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES | Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite NOT ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES | Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite 10:25 am | Hugo Olazar, Agence France-Presse Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell and…

BUSINESS NEWS

NGCP to place Luzon grid on yellow alert Sunday night NGCP to place Luzon grid on yellow alert Sunday night The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will raise the alert of the Luzon grid to yellow status from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday due…

SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs Filipinos’ optimism about the quality of their lives and the economy reached new record highs during the second quarter of 2016, the private polling firm…

POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the deployment of newly-hired and returning workers to four companies suffering financial problems in Saudi Arabia.

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New cyberattack hits Democrats, Clinton camp reports intrusion 9:36 am | Agence France-Presse New cyberattack hits Democrats, Clinton camp reports intrusionUS Democrats said Friday they had been targeted by yet another cyber attack, while Hillary Clinton's campaign confirmed that an analytics program it used was breached in an earlier intrusion.

Australia's Muslim migrants on edge as race relations falter with rise of the right 9:15 am | Reuters Australia\Race relations in Australia have deteriorated so badly that some community leaders fear violence will erupt in a political vacuum where the new government, elected with a bare majority, must rely on the support of parties that have fomented the discord.

MAG-'BRELFIE' PARA HEALTHY | UN backs posting pics to promote breastfeeding 8:46 am | Reuters MAG-\A social media trend of mothers sharing 'brelfies' - pictures of themselves breastfeeding - is a good way to break down any stigma about breastfeeding in public and spread the word about the importance of a mother's milk, the United Nations said on Friday.

Same horrors happening today, Pope says in visit to Auschwitz 8:24 am | Philip Pullella, Reuters Same horrors happening today, Pope says in visit to AuschwitzPope Francis made an emotional and silent visit to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz on Friday and later said many of the horrors committed are happening in places at war today.

Cop killed, another wounded in San Diego, California 7:49 am | Mike Blake, Reuters Cop killed, another wounded in San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego police on Friday surrounded a house in pursuit of a suspect in a shooting that killed one police officer and injured another, authorities said.

Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog 7:21 am | Agence France-Presse Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slogHillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country Friday, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America.

Journalists jailed in Turkey as Erdogan tells West to ‘mind your own business’ 6:54 am | Stuart Williams and Raziye Akkoc, Agence France-Presse Journalists jailed in Turkey as Erdogan tells West to ‘mind your own business’Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told the EU and US to 'mind your own business' after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected coup plotters, as a court placed 17 journalists under arrest.

Hackers hit Vietnam airports with South China Sea messages 11:43 pm | Mai Nguyen, Reuters Hackers hit Vietnam airports with South China Sea messagesHackers attacked the website of a national airline and flight information screens at Vietnam's two biggest airports on Friday, posting notices that state media said criticized the Philippines and Vietnam and their claims in the South China Sea.

Indonesian executions a 'complete mess': lawyer 10:07 pm | Muhammad Azka, Agence France-Presse Indonesian executions a \Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess".

Chinese relatives of those in MH370 crash ask for search to continue 7:43 pm | Reuters Chinese relatives of those in MH370 crash ask for search to continueChinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing two years ago on a flight to Beijing, made an emotional plea on Friday for the search to continue.

US military prepares to return 4,000 hectares of Okinawa land to Japan govt 6:34 pm | Tim Kelly, Reuters US military prepares to return 4,000 hectares of Okinawa land to Japan govtThe United States military said on Friday it was preparing for the biggest land return in Okinawa since 1972, as it faces a surge in opposition to its presence following the arrest of one of its civilian contractors for the murder of a Japanese woman.

Clinton vows to be president for 'all Americans' 11:59 am | Agence France-Presse Clinton vows to be president for \Hillary Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic Party's White House nomination, casting herself as a tireless champion of the people and rejecting Donald Trump's dark picture of America.