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Third suspect in Manila bomb try falls

Third suspect in Manila bomb try falls

MANILA - A third suspect in the botched bomb attack near the US embassy in Manila last week has been arrested, police said Tuesday.

No other details were immediately available. Authorities will hold a press conference in the arrests on Wednesday, said Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, Metro Manila police chief.

Two suspects who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State have been arrested for the foiled bomb attack that prompted a closure of Roxas Boulevard and an evacuation of the US Embassy on November 28. 

The suspects confessed that they planned the attack the area to secure recognition and funding from the ISIS, as well as divert state forces from chasing Maute fighters in Lanao Del Sur, said Dela Rosa. 

Dela Rosa said the suspects had three cohorts who have allegedly been summoned by their commanders back to Marawi, Lanao Del Sur. Dela Rosa said there is "a very slim chance" that the three were still in Metro Manila.

The highest terror alert remains over the entire country.

Precincts open for 2018 barangay and SK elections

Precincts open for 2018 barangay and SK elections

Published May 14, 2018 7:07am Updated May 14, 2018 7:11am By RIE TAKUMI, GMA News Precincts nationwide opened at 7 a.m. on Monday to begin the twice-delayed 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Voters were at polling centers early, eager to cast their votes.

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WE REMEMBER: Comfort women, by the numbers

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Research by Carmelle Lacuata; Infographic by Louie Magano, ABS-CBN News Posted at May 12 2018 06:09 AM | Updated as of May 12 2018 06:11 AM "Comfort women" were girls and women taken to "comfort stations" of the Japanese military during World War 2.

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Iran says Israel launched Syria strikes on false ‘pretexts’

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Published May 12, 2018 3:00am TEHRAN, Iran - Iran on Friday condemned Israel's air raids in Syria, saying they had been launched on "invented pretexts".

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Hawaii residents shaken by tremors, brace for new lava outbreaks

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Published May 12, 2018 4:58am PAHOA, Hawaii - Dozens of tremors rattled residents on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday as molten rock from Kilauea volcano flowed under an area where homes have already been destroyed by fiery lava geysers.

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Magnitude-5.4 quake strikes east of Davao Occidental

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Published May 12, 2018 5:50am A magnitude-5.4 quake struck 43 kilometers east of Malita, Davao Occidental on Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported in a bulletin.

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Hawaii volcano's toll of destruction rises, 35 buildings gone

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PAHOA, Hawaii - Lava flows from an erupting Hawaiian volcano have destroyed 35 buildings, officials said on Monday, as they told residents of the threatened area to be ready to "evacuate at a moment's notice" if they went to retrieve possessions from their homes.

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US Navy jets begin sorties against IS in Syria from Mediterranean

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Nine out of 10 people breathing polluted air — WHO

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GENEVA, Switzerland - More than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually.

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Light to heavy rain expected over Mindanao areas – PAGASA

Light to heavy rain expected over Mindanao areas – PAGASA

The Caraga and Davao Regions, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat would experience cloudy conditions with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, PAGASA predicted in a Wednesday morning forecast.

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UN, US condemn attacks that left 10 Afghan journalists dead

UN, US condemn attacks that left 10 Afghan journalists dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Condemnation poured in from across the world on Tuesday after attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group left 10 Afghan journalists dead in what the United Nations described as the “deliberate targeting” of the media.

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Light to heavy rain expected across southern Mindanao – PAGASA

Light to heavy rain expected across southern Mindanao – PAGASA

Published April 30, 2018 4:55am The ARMM and the Zamboanga Peninsula Region would experience cloudy condition with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, weather service PAGASA predicted in a Monday morning forecast.

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Pope praises Korea leaders' ‘brave commitment’ to peace

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Published April 30, 2018 7:48am VATICAN CITY, Holy See - Pope Francis on Sunday praised North and South Korean leaders for their "brave commitment" to peace after they agreed to work towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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Guiuan in Eastern Samar prepares for 500th anniversary of Magellan landing

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Labor groups expect more workers to be laid off due to TRAIN Act

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PNP: May 1 rallies cause of concern

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By: Jeannette I. Andrade - Reporter / @jiandradeINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:02 AM April 29, 2018 The Philippine National Police (PNP) considered the coming Labor Day rallies as a source of concern for security planners for the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to be held in the country next week.

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Fire razes heavily populated Manila neighborhood

Fire razes heavily populated Manila neighborhood

By: Krixia Subingsubing, Manil fire - @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:13 AM April 29, 2018 Another fire broke out in a residential area in Sta. Cruz, Manila, near where three men were killed when an earlier fire on Friday razed through rows of houses.

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Duterte signs proclamation placing Boracay under state of calamity

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By CNN Philippines Staff Updated 18:58 PM PHT Thu, April 26, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Thursday a proclamation placing three barangays on Boracay Island under a state of calamity for a year.

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Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

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Isolated showers expected across the PHL – PAGASA

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The entire country would experience partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated rainshowers, weather service PAGASA predicted in a Wednesday morning forecast.

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Hailstorm hits Benguet village

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