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July 15, 2018 10:30 AM Pacquiao knocks out Matthysse to regain WBA title

WITH the 60th victory of a stellar career, Manny Pacquiao regained the WBA world welterweight title with a TKO of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur today. At the ripe old age of 39 and without long-time trainer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao showed no signs of slowing down to take his record to an impressive 11

July 11, 2018 1:51 PM Duterte says sorry to ‘all-forgiving’ God

Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he is "sorry" for calling God stupid, which has triggered public outrage in the predominantly Catholic country. But the 73-year-old leader stressed that he was only apologising to his "all-forgiving" God and nobody else. "If it's the same God, I'm sorry," he said in a meeting with religious leaders 39

April 25, 2018 2:46 PM Kuwait expels Philippine envoy amid tensions over domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait said Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers. Official news agency KUNA said the Philippine ambassador had been given a week to leave oil-rich Kuwait, amid a diplomatic row between the two nations sparked by the murder of a Filipina 27

April 12, 2018 3:55 PM Philippines’ Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference in Davao city August 21, 2016. — Reuters picMANILA, April 11 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today he would visit Kuwait to seal a labour deal, in a sign of easing tensions after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Gulf state. Duterte 18

March 30, 2018 12:30 AM Philippines poised to close its crowning jewel, Boracay Island this summer

The Philippines is looking at closing one of its crown jewels, Boracay Island, for up to six months starting at the end of April. ― AFP picMANILA, March 30 ― Before you book your beach holiday in Southeast Asia, be warned that some of the region's most popular beaches will close for the summer. After Thailand, the Philippines is looking at closing one of its crown 51

March 27, 2018 11:28 PM SE Asia closes island beaches to recover from climate change and tourism

Hordes of tourists flock daily to Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley for selfies in front of the famed limestone cliffs and blue waters. — AFP picBANGKOK, March 28 ― More popular Southeast Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl, despite the risk to tourism 43

March 20, 2018 10:34 AM Inquiry into Philippines not impacted by ICC withdrawal, court says

Duterte said last week that the Philippines would pull out of the international treaty creating the court, saying prosecutors were treating him unfairly. — AFP picAMSTERDAM, March 20 — The withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court will not impact an inquiry by prosecutors into killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte’s 17

March 9, 2018 8:36 AM UN’s Zeid says Philippines’ Duterte needs psychiatric evaluation

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Duterte's remarks 'unacceptable'. — AFP picGENEVA, March 9 — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s slurs against UN human rights activists suggest he needs to see a psychiatrist, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told a news conference today. “These 22

February 26, 2018 2:51 PM Philippines’ Duterte defends ‘sarcastic’ remark on shooting women in genitals

Duterte is known for his often profane or obscene language. — Reuters picMANILA, Feb 26 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today defended what he called sarcastic remarks about shooting female fighters in the genitals, saying he would make them again. Duterte, known for his often profane or obscene language, expressed anger toward what he called 21

February 17, 2018 11:48 AM Call for justice as Filipina's body returns home from Kuwait

ILOILO, Philippines: More than a hundred relatives and supporters of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait brandished banners demanding justice as her coffin was returned home on Saturday. The family of Joanna Demafelis openly wept as the white casket was unloaded at an airport cargo terminal in the central city of Iloilo 31