Monthly Archives: October 2014

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UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups

UNITED NATIONS — A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone. The report by…

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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

MOJAVE, Calif. — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, a witness said Friday. At least one was dead and another was injured,…

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SBP steps up bid to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup will go through a cut-throat competition but Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) believes that they have a fighting chance. “Infrastracture-wise, lamang ang…

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EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

UNITED NATIONS — A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU’s special representative for human rights to visit the country. A visit by Stavros Lambrinidis would be a significant…

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Thai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire

BANGKOK — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand’s military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption. The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday released the…

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(UPDATE) Stocks close higher on improving overseas markets

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The Philippine stock market rallied back to the 7,200 level on Friday, tracking mostly the development overseas. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index jumped by 0.62 percent or 44.74 points to…

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Liquidity growth slows to 16.2 pct in Sept.

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Money supply growth slowed to 16.2 percent on year to P7.2 trillion ($160.53 billion) in September, the central bank said today. Data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippine central…

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Bank lending up 20.5 pct in Sept.

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Lending by major banks grew by 20.5 percent to P4.2 trillion ($93.71 billion) in September as more loans were extended for production activities that support the domestic economy, the local central…

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Chot still part of Gilas program – Barrios

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Sonny Barrios (right) talks to members of the Online Media Group Forum at Country Spice Restaurant along Sgt. Esguerra in Quezon City on Friday. Alder Almo MANILA, Philippines…

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