Daily Archives: August 11, 2014

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Obama urges enduring cease-fire for Gaza Strip

WASHINGTON — An enduring stability between Israel and Palestinians is not in the near future, and will require leaders on both sides of the generations-long dispute to take political risks for the sake of peace…

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The bonfire that launched a thousand words

Much has been said over the weekend about the UP Fighting Maroons’ first win in 720 days in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament and the bonfire that was held at the Sunken Garden in the…

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In it to win it: Azkals on a mission in Suzuki Cup

I want to feel like we’re Germany. Twice semifinalists in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. Twice denied. But in Brazil, the potential was finally fulfilled as they finally added a fourth star to their…

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QC mayor Bautista wants death penalty law revisited

TV screengrab of QC Mayor Herbert Bautista slapping an alleged Chinese drug dealer MANILA, Philippines – After slapping a suspected Chinese drug dealer last week, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista on Monday called for a…

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Ateneo Blue Eagles: In title form early on

Published August 11, 2014 in thefilipinoconnection.net PASAY CITY — Texts from players’ and fans’ aqua blue t-shirts give messages that simply tell how the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles are ruling the ongoing UAAP…

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Pope expresses outrage at violence in Iraq

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Pope Francis has expressed outrage at…

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Palestinians accept new 72-hour cease-fire offer

CAIRO — Palestinian negotiators on yesterday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks on a long-term cease-fire arrangement in…

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Turkey's PM Erdogan seen winning presidential vote

ISTANBUL — An unofficial vote count indicates Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to win the country’s first ever direct presidential election in the first round, cementing his position as Turkey’s all-powerful leader,…

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